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Loading games to hdd w/ToxicOS 0.41
Loading games to hdd w/ToxicOS 0.41 –
Is there a way to load games onto the hard disk formatted with APAEXT via ToxicOS 0.41 over the network? I know it takes a lot longer than plugging it directly into my computer, but its much more convenient than taking it out and shutting down my computer and installing it and booting it back up. With the Xbox its all done over the network. I don't mind waiting a bit longer to do it over the network.
My laser is dead, and i'm waiting right now on a replacement. I tried hdldump's network server and while I could upload, at the end it errors out and I don't see the game in the ToxicOS menu. Its also 48-bit which i'm assuming is bad because Toxic's Readme said using 48bit stuff with APAEXT hard drives could corrupt it. BTW is there a way to force a reformat in ToxicOS?
should have search but yes u will need something call a hdl dump
The critical component in such uploading is the PS2-side server program 'hdld_svr.elf'. This is available in two forms that I know of.
Originally Posted by atomicfire
The original version with a driver for standard 28-bit APA partitions.
A new/patched version using a driver for standard 48-bit APA partitions.
But you need a driver for non-standard 48-bit APAEXT partitions.
I'm not aware of any such version existing, though it's possible that some other ToxicOS user has made one without posting it here.
Such a patch could be made by using a hex editor to find the embedded ATAD IRX in ToxicOS utilities, and then use this to replace the existing ATAD IRX in hdld_svr.elf . But I can't recommend anyone to try this, who is not also experienced in PS2 programming/patching, as beginners will probably end up with an ELF that just doesn't work (at best), or even one that corrupts their HDD contents completely.
A better alternative would be to design a new ATAD IRX for APAEXT compatibility, and use this IRX in compiling a new version of hdld_svr for use with ToxicOS APAEXT.
However, there is no guarantee (in either case) that ToxicOS would work well with games installed that way, since ToxicOS handles some things differently from how HDL does it. I believe it would work, but it would need to be extensively tested by someone using APAEXT (which I do not).
Best regards: dlanor
Thanks for the useful reply. That is the exact program I tried to use, the 48-bit version. I'm guessing for now i'll just wait for my laser to arrive and burn all 80 something of my games
Originally Posted by dlanor
I believe winhiip supports apaext, and it may have a networking server of it's own by now. if so, then it's ideal. otherwise, just use the tried and true "pull out the drive and stick it in a usb enclusure with 48 bit lba support" method.