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HDAdvance or USB Extreme?

Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by ch4in54w, May 1, 2007.

  1. ch4in54w

    ch4in54w Member

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    I have a slim ps2 with a flip top, I want to hook up a USB external HDD and use USB Extreme, would it have any slow load/save times? or would it work just as fast as a regular fat ps2 with the HDD Adapter thanks!
     
  2. Xplaya

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    it actually goes slower then a cd lol
    Unless you get a really high speed hdd then maybe it will go the same speed as a cd?
    Also game compatibility sux for usbextreme.

    Internal hdd owns usb hdd anyday.
     
  3. ch4in54w

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    cool well i have the HDD with my fat ps2 I just need a fliptop, but not looking to pay 20 sum bux for it...
     
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    What do you need the fliptop for? Do you have swap magic?
    If you want to boot hdloader without swappaing swap magic with a backup then you can stick hdloader.elf on a usbstick and boot up swap magic. If configured right and usb stick compatible then it will boot hdlodear up no swaping at all.
     
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    yeah I have swap magic from my slim ps2 with a swap lid..

    wait so wait how do I use hdloader if I dont have a swap lid on my big ps2?
     
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    what you need:
    -playstation 2
    -hdd in there somewhere
    -swap magic [i know v3.6 works]
    -a usb 1.1 drive [NOT usb 2.0, that's too fast for the ps2 since it has usb 1.1 ports]
    -hdloader elf [same as hdadvance, but smexier]

    1. get an hdloader elf file from sksapps.com.
    2. rename the elf [should be like: "hdloader****.elf"] to "SWAPMAGIC.ELF". [i'm not sure if caps are necessary or not...]
    3. place the elf file onto the usb drive and plug it into the ps2.
    4. boot the ps2 with swapmagic inside.
    5. ~should be working by now~

    the hardest part is finding a usb drive that works.
     
  7. Xplaya

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    You can try here to find compatibly usb sticks.
    Hopefully they work with swap magic to :)
    h**p://psx-scene.com/forums/ps2-homebrew-dev-emu-scene/25559-pen-drive-compatability-list.html
     
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    okay heres what I have:

    I have the fat ps2, with a 120gb HDD and the adaptor on it. This HDD is used by my friend who uses HDA but his disc broke so he is letting me borrow it.

    anyway, I have swapmagic 3, my Ps2 does NOT have a flip top. I downloaded the .elf from sksapps.com and renamed it to "SWAPMAGIC.ELF" and put it on my jump drive. I booted up my ps2 with swap magic but it didnt do anything, it just sat there onthe main SM3 screen. I heard the jumpdrive I use IS compat but i dunno, its a Dane-Elec 256mb stick.. yeah its USB2 but I heard its compat.

    what am I doing wrong?
     
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    oh yeah, it needs to be inside a folder named "SWAPMAGIC".

    /edit: flip tops are not needed since you can backup your game onto the hdd using hdloader with the open/close button, or you could put backups on the hdd using winhiip on the pc [with the hdd connected to the pc of course], orrrrrrrrrrrrrr... you could open up the ps2 with a slide tool and swap out for backups from a legit game.

    also i recommend you use ulaunchelf as swapmagic.elf since you can launch other elf's from there.
     
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    k I downloaded ulaunchelf it came with like 8 files in the zip, which one do I rename as SWAPMAGIC.ELF?

    is it the boot.elf file?
     
  11. Xplaya

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    Yip...
     
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    k PS2 is running I have the original swapmagic 3 cd playing and I have ulaunchelf running as "SWAPMAGIC.ELF" in a folder titled swapmagic on my jump drive.

    still not doing anything.. it just sits at the menu screen of Swap Magic.. it doesnt list the load program or anything, just the splash screen...

    what now?? Do I need to have my jumpdrive formatted a certain way?
     
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    has to be the drive.. but i read my drive should work... grr.. and in the roor dir? I have it in X:\SWAPMAGIC (X being the drive letter)... do I need to format my drive in a certain format?
     
  15. Xplaya

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    Do you have swap magic 3.3 or 3.6?
     
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    3.6
     
  17. Xplaya

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    everything looks ok. Is it format to fat32? Try that if it isnt. If not the case, then all I can think of is the usb stick.
     
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    Hmm I just formatted it from FAT to FAT32, and it still does the same thing.. do you have AIM? IM me my screen name is Oddity1111

    have any other lists of compatible USB drives for the ps2?
     
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    i dont have a swap lid..
     

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