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XDumb : hdl_dumb on Mac OS X
XDumb : hdl_dumb on Mac OS X –
As I promised it, here is the release of a GUI for hdl_dump for Mac OS X, developed using AppleScript Studio. If I post it here before making a nice web page, icon etc, it's because it's still a beta version and the only guy who tested it is me
So please, report any bug in this post as I can make the software out of the beta state. And you'll see that English is not my first language, so please correct me if I misspelled something in the interface.
Instead of posting a list of features that XDumb don't have, here is a list of features that you can do, it will be faster :
- Network or directly connected to the Mac HDD transfert
- Mac->PS2 transfert of iso files and CD
- PS2 -> Mac extract
- list of PS2 HDD games
- rename or delete a game on the PS 2 HDD.
- tweak the hdl_dump.conf from the GUI
- Making iso from PS2 DVD (CD won't work in most cases).
Known issues :
- Every time you launch a new version of Xdumb, settings will be reseted to default. If you want to keep yours, make a backup before launching XDumb !
- If the PS2 IP adress is not on your network, and you click on the Game List button, the application will hang until hdl_dump will send a time out reply. Just wait a few seconds the error dialog.
Homepage for XDumb.
I hope you'll enjoy it and that it will not initialize your PS2 HD
Last edited by Yoc; 11-05-2006 at 12:36 PM.
I can install direct to HDD from iso, thx! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! (but I can see only 1 partitions, I think, ToxicOS made the 2 different partitions with different filesystems)
It seems that there is a problem with hdl_dump/hdld_svr.elf 0.8.3 that causes corrupted transfers.
So, as my application is based on hdl version 0.8.3, you won't be able to transfer correctly games on HDD.
Any feedback about that ?
Expect a new version next week with the support of direct disk connection. I tried with a FireWire enclosure and it works fine (I didn't launch the game yet, but I don't see why this wouldn't work).
With this new version, I hope I'll find a way to use a more reliable network connection too.
What can you expect with 0.9.5 :
- back to 0.8.2 version of hdl_dump for more reliable network transfer
- direct disk connection support (USB, FireWire, ATA...)
- extract game from PS2 HDD back to the Mac
- shutdown of the PS 2 and/or the Mac at the end of the upload
- nice icon
- a web page dedicated to XDumb software.
The version is ready, just need to test it a bit before giving it to the arena.
Here is the version 0.9.5
Sorry, the Webpage is not ready.
This version uses hdl_dump 0.8.2, so you have to use hdld_svr 0.8.1 on the PS2.
Version 0.9.6 of Xdumb.
A bug which prevented from using the PS 2 disk as a internal or firewire or USB drive on the Mac has been corrected.
If you use hdl_dump 0.8.3, you should download and use the new hdld_svr.elf 0.8.3a to be sure you won't get corrupted games.
Here is the Webpage for XDumb The big part is in french, but I've made an english section.
Last edited by Yoc; 04-26-2006 at 01:53 PM.
Will there in future versions be a feature to read/write the MC too?
Or is there an easy way for Mac-Users to manage this?
(i tried execftp with different ftp-clients, but won´t work...?)
There won't be a read/write to MC feature because hdl_dump doesn't support it, and it's not the purpose here.
To do this, personally, I use Transmit and ExecFTP 0.68 (version 0.69 works very badly on my PS2). But I'm sure other FTP clients should work (if you have troubles with ExecFTP, you should try version 0.68 too).
Last edited by Yoc; 04-30-2006 at 11:19 AM.