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Gradius V and HDLoader...
Gradius V and HDLoader... –
I tried to install it with success, but when I start it I get the same messy "LOADING" trxt and it freezes.
Did any of you found a way to load it?
I tried many modes but no luck untill now.
ah ok, guess it's not just me... at first i thought it was a fancy text saying "Now Loading..." but i guess i was wrong. I used hdl_dumb .4
I also get this problem. I used hdl_dumb .4
Has anyone tried burning to a CD, then installing the CD-R? Maybe the game messes up in the BIN to ISO conversion.
No, CD-R version has the same problem.
None of the compat mode in HDloader work either.
The only thing that comes to mind : try with windiip instead of hdl_dumb?
We need this game running and we need it running now. I dont have anything for swapping so the only way I can run a game is through HDLoader, is there anyway to run Swap Magic or simular through HDLoader? I can swap the disc with my lid mod, so thats not a problem.
Funny I got the Gradius V burn to work on the normal CDR. Let me hook up the PS2 and see what happens to it running on the HDD.
Update: I did the following to the Gradius V bin file:
1) Used ISOBuster and converted it the bin to an iso
2) Used HDL_Dumb .4 to dump the file to the HDD (I noticed that during the process of me loading the iso for HDL_Dumb .4 to dump, it did not detect the SCSC_XXX.XX region code, and I had to input it manually unlike other games I have dumped)
3) Used original HDLoader and free HDLoader using all modes (1, 2, 3, 1/2, 1/3, 1/2/3)
Result: All failed to load black screen for me.
PS2 Version: 5/6
Modchip: Mars II
FatMike can add this to his compatibility database, it would seem all Gradius games suffer the same problem. (Gradius III and IV for the PS2 also had the same problem)
Last edited by MaverickHL; 07-23-2004 at 02:35 AM.
I didnt have to input the SLUS code manually, it was provided. Check your BIN2ISO converter. Also, we didn't get a black screen, the controller analog light turned off then back on again (PS2 turns it on when loading a PS2 game) which means it was executing the ELF. Shortly after we get in the bottom right corner a 'Now Loading' graphic that seems to be sscrambled. Thats where the game freezes. Im also conviced that Gradius 3&4 will work if you install it from ISO since it was one of the installed working games used in the screenshot of HDL_DUMB .4. Gradius 3&4 suffers from installation issues while Gradius 5 installs just fine, just wont play.
I will give that a shot after work, I would have though converting it from bin to ISO is not that complicated lol
Ok tried the BIN2ISO and I do get to that loading screen but does not go further than that oh well at least the burned copy works.
DrEggman or anyone out there got gradius III+IV working?
since you said if you install the game from iso it should work...
so... is there some way to hack/update things in hdloader so there's better compatibility for cdr games?
I really don't wanna mess with my ps2 warranty now. just ditched the old V1 to a V9 that's still under warranty.
I don't have time to wait for the US release, so if anyone knows of a workaround for hdloader to load up gradius V... much thanks appreciated.