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Ps2 Hdd –
hi anyone know how to view the ps2 harddrive via router and pc, i have the router connected to the ps2 and the pc connected to the router , i have winhiip and elf launcher but i dont know how to look at the ps2 harddrive so i can copy games from my pc to ps2 via router and rj45 cross over cable thats connected to the router, i can see my other pc's but not the ps2
It doesn't work that way. You can't just 'see' any PS2 storage devices as if they were normal Windows shares in your network. And even if you could, it would not be possible to install HDL games that way, as these games don't use any normal filesystem. Each game is stored as a separate custom partition.
Originally Posted by UltimateHero
You need to start a special server on the PS2, which was designed to handle such game installation, and that is the "HDLD_SVR.ELF" server from the HDL_Dump package. At the pc end you can then run HDL_Dump.exe, usually through some nicer 'front-end' program, to handle the installation over the network. The current HDL_Dump releases include a simple front-end named "HDL_Dumb", which will do the job (despite its name ).
Just make sure that all HDL_Dump components, (both on the PC and on the PS2 end) are from the same release, as different transfer protocols have been used in different versions. So mixing components from different releases might not work well (sometimes not at all).
WinHIIP is not capable of installation over network, so if you want to use it you'll have to take the PS2 HDD out of the console.
Best regards: dlanor
hey where can i get those HDLD_SVR.ELF , HDL_Dump.exe ? so i have to use cd hl loader svr.elf on both ps2 and pc ? erf is it so confusing it sounds confusing lol
oh i have to take the ps2 HDD out of the console then install it in a pc to backup games onto it ? i thought u could do it over a network via crossover cable? and software similar to flash fxp i really appreciate this info im getting so much closer to installing my games onto hdd via pc
First thing connect the PS2 to a router/switch with a patch cable or to a PC with a cross cable before launching the hdld_svr.elf program. Now find a way to launch the hdld_svr.elf on the PS2. Withouth modifying the config file it will use the static 192.168.0.10 IP address as default (and 255.255.255.0 as netmask, IIRC). Now on the PC side, check that the IP address is in the same subclass, and if you aren't comfortable enough to use the hdl_dump.exe from the command line, find a frontend...
P.S. i've never used a crossover cable so YMMV
ToT i have no idea what u mean with launching hdld_svr.elf where can i get that from? and where does the ps2 pop in on the pc to change the ip address?
and this hdl_dump.exe where can i get that and is it you just use it on the pc double click it ?
Whats a patch cable? can you still do it with crossover cable? anyone ?
sorry can someone tell me how to do it using basic terms im not that smart using a pc but im good enough to change ip address on pc and i did it on xbox using flash fxp, but this ps2 is baffling me how to view the harddrive from the console and then add games to it via copying from the pc to ps2. my ps2 can boot from memory card but ive no idea how to add data to the memory card to do it. is anyone up for the challenge to explain in terms i can understand?
thanks for trying though und0
You'll find hdl_dump/hdld_svr sources and executables hosted here and it's linked in the home page, anyway http://hdldump.psx-scene.com/. Heck, it's the first hit when you search "hdl_dump" with google...
A "patch cable" is a plain cat 5 network cable, again google knows it.
Find a way to run unsigned code in your PS2 using whatever method you want, modchip, swapmagic, cogswap, mc exploit. After that, i suggest to run uLaunchELF (you'll find in this forum too)...
You'll find dozens of tutorials net or here, like this one:
or the brief but complete howto
Last edited by und0; 07-13-2006 at 10:29 AM.
hey thx im starting to do this emm i have mod chip but whats unsigned code? oh cool guides thx
oh btw can u not use a crossover cable to do it? do u have to use plain cat5 ?
Last edited by UltimateHero; 07-16-2006 at 05:29 AM.
if you plug it to the computer use crossover, if you plug it to a router use straight through (patch,plain cable)...
You usually need cross cables when connecting two hosts directly, i.e. without the help of a hub/switch/router, but "modern" net hardware should have autosensing so you can use both, plain and cross...
Originally Posted by UltimateHero
About the signed code, without a modchip, PS2 can only runs code "signed" by Sony (well, not considering other copy protection methods, the check is done at boot time on the support media, i.e. the code isn't cryptographically signed), so this isn't a big concern for you as you can run what you want.
P.S. the guide explains how to run code without a modchip, so you can skip that part or you can probably found better guides out there or in this same forum...
sanks i'll try it soon as it gets cooler, its so hot in my room i cant switch the ps2 on im afraid it will overheat the hdd lol its got to be 38oC in my room
but thanks for the links i'll study them make sure i know what i doing. once i get it working i'll post back ?