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HDD suported games –
I had been seen on PC some PS2 games, some of then have a file called hdd.irx and atad.irx that are drivers to suport hdd. But these games don't use the hdd when we put them on PS2. Why do they come with this drivers, if they don't use then?
The reasons may vary, but for some cases it is because the japanese versions of these games do use HDD. In fact that is quite normal in Japan, although it is very rare in the releases made in western regions. Instead of changing all code that relates to these drivers, they simply block their use in some key sections, and leave the rest unchanged.
Originally Posted by Fernandoc1
In other cases it is because the game designers reuse a game 'engine' from an older game which did use HDD, even though the new game does not. Again, they save time and effort by not cleaning out all references to the drivers, simply blocking their use in key sections instead.
Best regards: dlanor
Is there any code to activate the hdd support in these game?
Not really a code. Well there is but it's not made public by the DMS crew, but there is a way to play these games on a DMS4 and above modchip by enabling the ATAD patch on ToxicOS. Some notables are Vampire Stalker Collection, Street Fighter Alpha Anthology and Metal Saga. Those are the only few games that I use it for, but not too often.
I think you are confusing two different issues here.
Originally Posted by JusPlayin
The ATAD patching you mention can indeed be used to let games with full HDD support recognize a non-Sony HDD as if it were a Sony original, so that it can be used to install and use HDD-supportive features. I've used this myself in experimenting with the Japanese FFX 'International' version, which can be installed to HDD and partly run from there (the early boot must still be done from the CDVD drive). But users who try this need to be aware that ALL Sony drivers use 28-bit LBA, not 48-bit LBA like we use on all HDDs larger than 128GB. So for such experiments to be perfectly safe, you'll need to use a smaller drive, so you can use 28-bit LBA throughout, both for homebrew stuff and for Sony stuff.
On the other hand, what Fernandoc1 was asking about (as I understand him anyway) is how to enable HDD features in the versions of such games that are NOT supposed to have HDD support, even though they do have HDD drivers. (Like the UK version of FFX.) And that is impossible for all cases that I know of.
Best regards: dlanor
yup, i installed rpgmaker 3 on my hdd via winhiip, when in the game i wanted to install the game, it cant find the hdd.
Originally Posted by dlanor
i have MI atad patching..even if i try to install the game via cd using the ingame menu...stops and hangs at 15 %
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