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booting PS2 games from HD via HDadvance on USB stick?

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Martelfs, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Martelfs

    Martelfs Member

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    Alright, so I've been reading everything I can find and I think this should work. Feel free to enlighten me if you disagree.

    Boot with SwapMagic disk. Have HDAdvance ISO loaded onto USB flash drive via USBAdvance. Run HDAdvance through USBAdvance menu. Run backed up games on HD from HDAdvance window.

    Seems like a minimum of fuss to me. Will it work?
     
  2. simmo2302

    simmo2302 Regular member

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    what are u trying to run the actual games from ??

    usb pen drive
    usb hdd (includes ide hdd in usb case)
    or ide hdd via network adapter

    also what version ps2 u running ? (i guess slim ?)
     
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    I have a version 4 (fat) PS2. All I'm really trying to do is be able to run the actual games from onboard IDE HDD without having to swap any disks or anything like that.
     
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    there os a way to run appz from swap magic

    go here
    there is a compilation of tutorials from this forum.
    download either the m$word or pdf version
    on page 107 there is a tut on how to run appz from swap magic.
    have a look thru the rest of the tutorials and see if any others help
     
  5. Martelfs

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    and the only special disc I have is SwapMagic (no hdloader or anything else)
     
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    well get and read the compilation of tutrials i mentioned before.
    it will probably help.

    also check this

    a few elfs there that may help

    so if u follow the tut on page 107, and put like HDloader or uLaunchElf on the usb stick, and get swap magic to load the elf off the usb pen, the elf then should load the games off the IDE hdd.

    so i need just 1 swap magic disc, 1 usb pen w/elf's.

    no swapping countless discs.

    is that what u were afetr ?
     
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    Ah, so what I really need to do is skip the USB step, use the hdloader ELF and put THAT in the swapmagic folder on my USB drive?

    Will swapmagic run things in a swapmagic folder on an internal IDE drive?
     
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    maybe i dont kno if anyone has tried it, or if the program is capable of it, best bet is to read thru that compilation of tutorials.
     
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    What i thought to do is, buy the PS2 SLide tool with swap magic 3.6, or just use the disk and a knife, download a copy of HDAdvance.iso and copy this to DVD its easy to find.

    Then use the SLide tool/knife as normal but instead of booting the game up, boot the HDAdvance disk up, using the network adapter and a IDE HDD, maybe this can play games from the HDD too.
     
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    I'm just trying to be lazy and avoid having to use the slide tool or swap discs.
     
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    I'm not too experienced with this but, if you can get HDAdvance to work of a USB stick and you have the network adapter (FAT PS2) connected to a IDE HDD, it should work shouldn't it? just try it anyway what else can you lose and tell us if it works!
     
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    Hi all.
    I've just got hold of a copy of H/D loader. I have a new slimline ps2. Is there away of connecting a H/Drive to it?
    I like the idea of using the usb pen to load the loader prog. I wonder if this could be done also??

    Cheers.
     
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    I don't have the network adapter yet, but I'm working on it.
     
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    Update: got my network adapter installed with a 120gb WD drive (had to unscrew some stuff to get the plugs to fit properly).

    HDloader will start just fine from a USB flash drive. I formatted the drive in Windows to FAT32 and then made a SWAPMAGIC folder, put the hdloader .elf in the folder and renamed it to SWAPMAGIC.elf

    With the swap magic disc in the ps2 and the usb drive plugged in, it will boot straight into HDloader.
     

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