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Home brew elf that emulates a usb keyboard?
Home brew elf that emulates a usb keyboard? –
I picked up used MLB The Show 8 at game spot and from reading compatibility it will only work with Hdloader If it has a USB keyboard plugged in. Is there a home brew elf that you can put on a pen drive and will emulate or trick game in to thinking there is a USB keyboard plugged in? If not is that a hard thing to do? I played the game on my slim PS2 and didnt see anywhere where a keyboard was needed.
That in itself is reason enough to scrap HDLoader.
Originally Posted by stratotak
I'm not sure how the compatibility of that game is for the modern game loader OPL, but odds are that it will run much better with it. And since OPL is fully compatible with already installed games for HDLoader there is nothing to stop you from using both programs in parallel.
But once you have tried OPL for a while you probably won't want to use any other loader.
HDLoader is a dead project, officially finished many years ago, and with additional homebrew improvements only slightly younger than that.
OPL (== "Open PS2 Loader"), on the other hand, is a fairly new project still under very active development. We are currently awaiting the public release of v0.8
It started life just as a program to load USBAdvance with some patches, but now it has evolved into the most advanced game loader ever made for the PS2, with support for multiple game storage media (HDD, USB, networked PCs), In-Game-Reset ability, and game-specific virtual memory cards (v0.8 only).
No. That is simply impossible.
Is there a home brew elf that you can put on a pen drive and will emulate or trick game in to thinking there is a USB keyboard plugged in?
The correct word is not "hard", but "impossible".
If not is that a hard thing to do?
Regardless of the content of its flash memory, a USB pen drive will always identify itself as being such a drive. There is no way to make it identify itself to a bus partner as being a keyboard. That is strictly impossible to do. You'd need a hardware programmable USB dongle for something like that, but a normal pen drive is not able to do such a thing.
I don't see how it would be needed either, but it is probably due to some obscure device driver issue. Perhaps the driver intialization fails somehow when running the game from HDD, unless the finding of a USB keyboard response introduces a delay somewhere in that init process, causing it not to fail... But that is just a blind guess.
I played the game on my slim PS2 and didnt see anywhere where a keyboard was needed.
Whatever the reason for the problems of that game, and regardless of whether they remain with OPL or not (many games run fine with OPL though failing with HDL), there is no doubt in my mind that you'll be better off using OPL rather than HDL.
Best regards: dlanor
If that got it working with HDL, then the game probably works in unpatched form with OPL. I can't be 100% sure of it, but it has been so for other games needing such patch with HDL. When used with OPL they just work fine with no patch needed.
Originally Posted by stratotak
In fact I recommend not using any game ISO patches with OPL (except custom translations and dubs of course, like that for 'FF12 IZJS')
Like I said before, it started out that way, but a lot has changed since then.
Last time I tried OPL I thought it was just for USB drives.
Today I run all games through OPL without using any storage device of the PS2, instead using LAN to run the games from storage on an HDD of my main PC, and with virtual MC for each game also stored on that same PC HDD. And since the access protocol is SMB, the native file sharing protocol of Windows, there is no need for any extra PC-side programs.
That method is ideal for those with slim consoles, and/or for those with many consoles, as each of them can access the same game collection from the same network server (whether PC or NAS). Using LAN this way is also much faster than the slow USB interface of the PS2, so games run much better from LAN than from USB drives.
But for those with just a single console, and this being a fat one with internal HDD, it is of course better to use that. In such usage OPL is fully compatible to the HDL game installation method, though it is completely independent when it comes to its game compatibility and the settings related to that.
Note that some of what I said, in particular the VMC stuff, only applies to the recent beta versions leading to the upcoming v0.8 release. The public v0.7 release does not have that feature, and also lacks some of the finer points in other things. But even so it is still a lot better than HDL when it comes to game compatibility, and it does offer the same three storage media as v0.8 (Internal HDD, External USB drive, Networked SMB server).
Ill have to try latest version then.
So you can expect OPL v0.7 to give some improvements over HDLoader, though v0.8 once it is released will be an even greater improvement.
I'm not sure if that particular game is OPL-compatible or not, but at least the odds for it are far better than for HDL, since OPL has a much better compatibility rate.
I cant get NBL2k6 to load.
Best regards: dlanor