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Noob Question on the whole HD in ps2 thing PLEASE HELP
Noob Question on the whole HD in ps2 thing PLEASE HELP –
Ok so ive searched this forum and a few other ps2 forums and i havent found a good tutorial yet.
As of right now i have a v4 ps2 with a dms3+ chip in it. the laser seems to be winding down towards being dead. and rather than pay to replace it again im thinking of the hard drive as a better route.
My brother is giving me an 80 gig hd and i now know i need to buy the network adaptor to plug the hd into it and then into my ps2. thats where i stop knowing what i am doing.
I have alot of games i would like to backup onto the hard drive, but i doubt ripping them with a crappy laser on my ps2 would give good results. Id like to just load up the hd and then install it.
I have the hdadvance.bin file and another one i found its hdloader but its a huge file. I also read about EXPLOITS that i would need to use the memory card to do. Now i dont understand the whole exploit thing. I just want to be able to make an image of the game i bought and put it on the hd and play it. i dont want to use the laser anymore. now another ? is there a way to boot the ps2 to an interface or do i have to put in the disc every time with the hd installed. i also think the tray opening mechanism is breaking. so any help is good thanks.
I will check back with this thread throughout the day. i searched and did not find specifically what i needed thats why i posted this. thanks in advance people
- Hook your HDD up to your PC. Format it with WinHIIP and install all the games via that (simple) program. All done.
Here's a rundown:
-hook up your HD in your PC as a "slave" and install all the games you want using WinHiip or HD_dump
-Plug the HDD and network adapter to your PS2
- Run your copy of HD loader and there you go..all finished start playing.
You don't need the exploit since you have a modchip already. Your ps2 will be able to read your burnt copy of HD loader. Also about the disc tray don't worry just don't ever remove the disk from the ps2.... As far as laser, the laser is only needed everytime you boot the HD loader disk. After that the HD takes over.
I think you can install an exploit and not use the disk at all. I know infinity modchip and maybe your does too. I'll let someone else answer that question.
unmodded v10 PS2 NTSC
120 GB Maxtor Hardrive
HDL exploit (Key Launcher)
PS1 game: Twisted Metal 3
PS2 remote ( w/ reset button )
oh ok... I didnt know it was that easy sinc ei have a chip. where do i even find the programs like winhiip or hd dump though? thanks
so i found winhiip on here and ill get the hd and network adaptor and try this out. thanks. is it better to use the hdloader dvd iso i have or i also have hdadvance.bin thats smaller
I would just like to comment that this has been a very informative thread, thanks guys.
I'm glad this post exists.. I've found this forum super informative.
I'm in a similiar situation.. I think I may be in a bind.
- I have an 80gig harddrive
- I have used WinHIIP to format it with the HDloader 48bit File system
- I have uploaded "Castlevania - Curse of Darkness.iso" successfully
- I am getting the ps2 network adapter tomorrow
- I have a HD_LOADERfullypatchedv7c.iso from a torrent site, which I've burned to CD
- I have an HDL_DVD_07c.iso from another site, which I've burned to DVD in case the CD version does not work.
Since my ps2 does not have a mod chip, it does not read the discs, so I had to give the discs and a memory card to a friend who has his ps2 modded, so he will be able to install the memory card exploit. (This is where the problem is)
My ps2 is fat, his is slim. His PS2 is modded, but he does not have a harddrive built into it. Will the hdloader disc see that theres no harddrive and refuse to install the exploit?
Will installing the ISO's of the CD or DVD onto my harddrive work as an impromptu way to install the mem card exploit?
I have a few quick questions about connecting the PS2 with a PC via the crossover cable. I have a Neo chip in it (can load CDs), I have a copy of HDLoader 0.7c, which starts fine. I uploaded my collection of original pressed discs and all is good. I will buy a crossover cable in a few days and by then I have a few questions.
Do I need to start any program on the PS2 to allow me to load games with HDL dumb? The HDLdump/dumb website talks something about loading HDLD_SVR.ELF on the Playstation 2 console... (http://hdldump.psx-scene.com/howto.html at bottom). How do I do that, and do I need to? So do I need to make some new CD and use it to upload games or something? I'm confused.
Thanks. I'm impressed I've actually gotten so far. Almost no one in my country owns a PS2 network adapter, and I couldn't find any store that holds it. So I got it on my trip to Austria, and it was the last one in the 10th store I visited...
I made the HDLoader Server disc, hope everything will be fine now.