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HDloader mc exploit tutorial
HDloader mc exploit tutorial –
Hey everyone...I'm really just a noob here (freely admitted) but I'm on a quest for knowledge and need some help. I've been scanning darn near every post in these forums to find what I need and I can't, so I'm going to supplicate myself and ask a really embarrassing question.
I own an original copy of HDloader, so I'm not trying to cheat those guys...but the functionality of the patch (2c) seems to really beg for installation.
I'd like to know how to get HDLoader onto my memory card.
Before the yelling starts, here's the situation:
I downloaded Mr. Brown's exploit made easy (I'll be using the Codebreaker file)
And I downloaded an HDLoader.elf that's already been patched.
Now, after I intall the BADATA-SYSTEM.cbs file on my mc, then put in the appropriate ps1 game, it should dump me to a menu right?
Now, this menu should allow me to install ps2menu, correct?
Do I need to put the hdloader.elf onto a cd-r to get it on the memory card?
I guess what I'm asking is this:
What do I do after I have the .cbs file transfered. I assume that the BADATA file overwrites my original config and installs the Indy exploit, but how do I get elfs onto the mc after that?
Thanks for your patience. I know this is going to irritate the more knowledgeable, but I'm sorta' stuck on this.
When I started out I used this method.
credit goes to Lewis57703 at psx forum
Things you need
-PS2 network adapter
-PS2 HDD or compatable HDD for the PS2
-PS2 memory card
Before we start heres a list of things you will need.
-HDloader dump gui (WinHIIP, HDL_DUMB, HD Handiness etc..)
-Winiso (or a program like it just to conver .bin to .iso)
-FTP program (i used FLASHFXP)
-memory exploit from the "PS2 independence" page
Ok now you got all the stuff needed lets get started
1)First thing we'll need to do is find your PS2 IP. Its best to have a router and have your ps2 connected to the router to find it. Start up your PS2 and load up anything that requires your PS2 to connect to the net. (while the ps2 is running) go to your pc and enter 192.168.0.1 in your webbrowser. (i'm using a D-Link router so might differ depending on the router you have.) Go to Status->Log, here you should find the ip for your ps2 under "Message" (mine showed up as DHCP lease IP 192.168.0.101 to (blank, didn't give my ps2 a name)). (REMEMBER your router might asign a differen't ip than mine did so don't just copy mine and hope it works!)
2) Now open your folder where you put execftps. Right click CONFIG.DAT and chose "open with" and chose notepad/wordpad or something like that. Now the file reads like this
192.168.0.10 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1
192.168.0.10 PS2 IP
255.255.255.0 is subnetmask
192.168.0.1 is Router IP
Now change file to fit the IP's you have in your router and save it. (mine looked like this once done 192.168.0.101 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1)
2) Now open CDGENPS2. Drag in SYSTEM.CNF (from your execftps folder). Now right click SYSTEM.CNF and chose edit and check (or uncheck) "Fix LBA" and put in 12231 and click ok. Now drag execftps.elf and config.dat into CDGENPS2. Now click IMG on the side and it will make it into a .bin file (I named mine EXECTPS.BIN, and this should all be 1 image containing all the files).
3) Now we need to repair the EXECTPS.BIN. Open CDMAGE and load up your EXECTPS.BIN file and goto Actions->Scan for Crouption. If theres any crouption fix it (mine didn't have any crouption but some will, guess it depends on your CDGENPS2 version).
4) Now open up winiso and convert the EXECTPS.BIN file to a EXECTPS.ISO file.
5) Ok now turn off you PS2 and PC and hook up your PS2 HDD to your PC (more than enough guides are out there to show you how to do that so i won't)
6) Ok now that you PC is back up and running load up a HDloader dump gui (WinHIIP, HDL_DUMB, HD Handiness etc..) and format the hdd (if your hdd is already formatted you don't have to do this). Now transfer the EXECTPS.ISO file we made to the PS2 hdd (name it EXECTPS for easy use in this guide).
7) Now turn off your PC and move the PS2 HDD back to the PS2 (you should know how to do this).
8 ) Now boot up the EXECTPS.ISO we sent with HDloader to make sure it works (should show up as EXECTPS in the list). If it works turn off the PS2, if not go back and make sure you did everything correct.
9) Now with the memory exploit from the "PS2 independence" that you downloaded unzip it to "C:\MC" for right now to save us some work. Once thats done put your PSX game into your cd/dvd drive. Make a new text document and go to file->open. Now browse to your cd/dvd drive and under "Files of Type" chose "All Files". You should now see a file called "SYSTEM", open it. It will read
BOOT2 = cdrom0:\SLUS_202.70;1
VER = 1.00
VMODE = NTSC
We only care about whats after the \ and before the ; (so for this its "SLUS_202.70" but depending on which PSX game you have it will differ) and remember this!
10) Now we have to do some DOS stuff. Now click Start->Run and type in "cmd", this will bring up dos. Now type "cd\" this will change the directory to C:\. Next type "cd MC" (this is where you should have unzipped the memory exploit). Now type "Titleman -a SLUS-202.70" but replace the SLUS_202.70 with the one you got off your PSX game!!!!!
11) Now turn back on your ps2 and the EXECTPS.ISO we sent to it with HDloader again (should still be called EXECTPS in the list).
12) Once execftps is running on the ps2 start up your FTP program and connect to your ps2 ip. Once you connect browse to /mc/0/BEDATA-SYSTEM for pal (/mc/0/BADATA-SYSTEM for NTSC) and copy your TITLES.DB to it. Now make a copy of your EXECFTPS.ELF and rename it to BOOT.ELF and put it in /mc/0/BEDATA-SYSTEM dir (/mc/0/BADATA-SYSTEM for NTSC) and also place your CONFIG.DAT in there. (DON'T try to connect to the HDD it won't work!)
12) Now restart your ps2 with your PSX game in the drive that you used for the memory exploit.
13) Power on your PS2 and now you have FTP support with MC and HDD access now!!!!!!
NOW THIS IS EXTRA STUFF YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO UNLESS YOU WANT!!!!
Now lets add ps2mnu-k so it looks better and we can do more stuff.
1) Now before we get to far open up your FTP program and connect to your PS2 make a folder called "EXECFTPS" in MC/0/ and copy EXECFTPS.ELF and CONFIG.DAT into this directory. This way we can connect via FTP later.
2) Now Download PS2MNU-K from the web (i'm sure you can find it) and unzip it anywhere.
3) Now rename PS2MNU-K.ELF to BOOT.ELF and copy BOOT.ELF, ps2ip.irx, ps2netfs.irx, ps2smap.irx to your /mc/0/BEDATA-SYSTEM or /mc/0/BADATA-SYSTEM depending if your NTSC or PAL.
4) Now restart start your PS2 with your PSX disk in and now you have PS2MNU-K.
5) Now launch EXECFTPS from the PS2MNU-K (EXECFTPS.ELF is the file you'll need to launch to get EXECFTPS to run).
6) Go to hdd/0/ and enter the command "SITE MNT /pfs/0/ hdd:PS2MENU-K MC Backup". Now The pration is avabile in /pfs/0/ Now you can install things to the HDD instead of the memory card like ps2reality, ps2link, etc.
I copied this off a forum so if anyone knows who wrote it pm me so I can give credit. credit for this tutorial goes to Lewis57703 at psx forum. Thank you davbere for telling me where I got this.
This worked for me first time; if you want to skip some steps you could just make ps2mnu-k your boot.elf in the first place and add execftp and config.dat to your memory card all in the same step. Then you can ftp all the elfs you want to your hdd or memcard. For me it works better to copy to memcard then use ps2mnu-k to copy it to hard drive. You can also, with some basic hexediting skills add umcdr support to ps2mnu-k and just burn elfs to umcdr and copy them to your hard drive.
It's working! –
Works like a charm! Thanks so much for all your help. I think this was the best tutorial I've read. The great thing is, the execftps iso remains on the hdd, so modifying the mc is really easy to do. I daresay this is perhaps the most foolproof approach I've seen.
Simply the best tutorial out there for the exploit, Thanks!
how about a way w/out connecting to the network? I don't have a router and I don't want to get one, so how would I go about doing the exploit? I've burnt around 10 or so discs. Still haven't got the hang of it yet.... I'm trying to use the MC Exploit with LaunchElf to launch HDLoader from my HD or MC (Pref HD, save MC space eh?) Anybody have a foolproof method using LaunchElf and HDLoader? Thanks
V7 PS2 Messiah 2 Pro Mod
/ Seagate 200GB 7200 RPM HDD
Ext HDD Mod
Works Like a Charm! Already filled up all 183 gb!
sorry I didn't see your question untill today. I don't know of anyway to do all that without using a network. However I didn't use a router myself I just used a crossover cable I got from radio shack for $10. You can get em cheaper from the internet I just wasn't patiant enough.
Originally Posted by importtuner
Hey, I tried everything and got it all installed.
Now I am having a problem that I have searched and found other people are having, but every time I see the problem posted, I haven't really seen a solid answer. The problem I am now having is that when I FTP to the PS2 using FlashFXP, it will transfer a smaller file fine like the files you have to put on the mem card. But when I try to xfer anything over a couple of KB such as a full game iso, my connection drops after about a min or two. I dont know if anyone else has experienced this or can help me. I'm not an expert using FTP so I could have been doing something wrong with FlashFXP or something. Help is GREATLY appreciated.
I also wanted to add that I tried limiting the upload speed to 50 with no success.
i was wondering..i'm a newbie so please be patient with me..does the fact that i have a modchip interfere with hd use for my ps2?
and I can't seem to find a msg telling me wat hd i should buy...wat hd are compatible with the ps2..
im newer to the HD thing but i can awnser the question of witch HD to get.
As i know it, HD advance itself unpatched has a limit of 120gb drive. and western digital drives are too big and the pins dont line up. so my suggestion: a Maxtor 120gb. they were on sale a week or two ago for $75 at circuit city.
and to SephirothTNH:
thanks for the guide, now when i feel up to trying it i have a guide to follow.