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Originally Posted by dlanor
thanks dlanor and nastynatey! i have an oooold school v4 with a NEO4 chip inside (haha.. dont see much of those anymore do you? ). in this case, is there a way i can just make a bootable HDL cd (since running it off the MC would just be extra work)?
also.. can anyone explain the difference between patched/unpatched and packed/unpacked? and does running it off the hdd save the laser (except for the initial booting of HDL)?
Oh you mean people dont like to help others that come on and say something to the effect of...
"I have this thing and its not working and fing a someone fix it i pawn j00 luzrs!! fx it PLZZZ" lol sorry Im sure everyone here has seen that type of question before
Sure, just make the BOOT2 entry in SYSTEM.CNF point to the ELF file, and it should be no problem. If you don't know what I'm talking about yet, check out any tutorial on burning PS2 discs. HDL doesn't need any special care to make it work from CD.
Originally Posted by roro
Patched means that someone has modified the code from the original state.
also.. can anyone explain the difference between patched/unpatched
Unpatched simply means that the code has not been modified.
Packed means that the program has been made smaller than its real size, by a method related to ZIP files. When such a program is run it will start by unpacking itself to the real size and then do its real work. This is very common for PS2 files, as we frequently need to store them on memory cards, with very little room to spare.
Unpacked means that a packed program has been restored to its non-packed state, just as when you unpack the real contents of a ZIP file.
That depends on the patches used. There is a 'Stop Disc' patch which will turn off the cdvd drive as HDL is launched, thus saving the laser. Like most useful patches, that one is available in the HDL_Patch tool by Zero-X.
and does running it off the hdd save the laser (except for the initial booting of HDL)?
Best regards: dlanor
I'm not sure how/where you connected your PS2 HDD to the PC, but frequently it needs to be connected in parallel with another PC drive. When that is the case you always have to restrap the PS2 HDD to be slave, as there can only be one master per IDE bus. But when you reconnect the PS2 HDD to the PS2 again, it must be strapped to be master. It is easy to forget this though, and doing so will result in the (false) message that no drive is connected. Please doublecheck if this was the cause of your problem.
Originally Posted by g0hst
Best regards: dlanor
Thanks for the heads up. I have done xbox modding for a long time, so the jumper settings did cross my mind and I made sure it was set as a slave when it was connected to my PC and a master when I put it back in the ps2...
Im fearing the worse, that somehow my HD went bad or my network adapter went bad. Im sure neither are the case. Since Im new to this whole thing there is a high chance that there is a user error somewhere...doh.
Thanks again though
I would just slap another HD onto the adapter to check to see if the adapter is bad, but all I have laying around are WD 8mb cache ones and they wont fit onto the adapter....bummer
USER ERROR....what a n00b...whats better is I lost my jumper, lol Can anyone fax me one?