this is to be considered as a BETA. grab the file from the link. its my tutorial how to get NGBC to boot from hdd.
but be warned, you cant play the game right now. sadly it freezes as soon as you hit the start button!
but maybe i will find a solution later on, or it will provide some info to some more skilled people then me to get it finally working off HDD.
i just thought to share how far i got till now.
happy testing! ;-)
copied from my readme:
After many hours of work, here is as far as i got:
Tutorial- How to run NeoGeo Battle Coliseum on HDD
-Full CD-HDD Image- (Nothing ripped)
Notes: This tutorial is for the japanese version of the original retail PS2 game NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. Only to speed up loading times!
I don't support piracy, so use this tutorial only with your bought retail copy of this game! It's worth to buy/import!
And use it on your own risk!
Be warned, the game freezes after pressing start.
-First extract all the contents from the original DVD to a folder.
-Replace NBC_0000.DAT and NBC_0001.DAT with 0 Byte dummy files
-Then Patch NF25_CD.ELF and NTGUI2.ELF with DVDScan37 to CD-R mode
-Then Replace "\MODULES\DNAS300.IMG" , "\MODULES\IOPRP300.IMG" and "NF\Modules\DNAS300.IMG" with the ones in this archive
-then open up FireFlower, click on "config" and open SLPS_255.58.pat and let it autopatch the file SLPS_255.58
-now build your CD image with cd-generator using LBA_Table.nfo (or use the iml in this archive) and iso2iml
-transfer the iso to hdd (e.g. hdldump)
-in HDL 0.7c use Mode 3
-after loading you can watch the intro and demo fights, with ultra speed loading times, but after pressing start it will freeze!
I fiddled around with this game for some days and used the information provided by benimaru2000 on psx-scene.com. although i didnt follow that japanese tutorial completely, i used some info and files it provided.
so the main credits for this tutorial don't go to me, but to those japanese (i dont know exactly who, "gomen ne"). greetz.
edit: lol, of course i meant "iml2iso", not the other way round