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HDadvance question

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by comminup, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. comminup

    comminup Regular member

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    do it need to patch any of my games before they will be able to load with hd advance from my hdd? also will i need to use hd loader if i format my hdd with WinHIIP_V1.7.6? also where can i find the dvd version of hd advance 3.0?
     
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    DDRgod922 Regular member

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    dude if you dont have hdadvance already dont bother getting it, just download the ELF file of hdloader or the cd version from this site

    http://sksapps.com/index.php?page=hd.html

    if you have a usb mass storage then get the elf file. rename the hdloader ELF file to SWAPMAGIC.ELF (as i see from you sig that you have swapmagic 3.8) and put a folder on you usb mass storage drive called SWAPMAGIC. then in the SWAPMAGIC folder put in the SWAPMAGIC.ELF file. put the usb mass storage device into the first slot on the ps2. then when loading swapmagic 3.8 it will load the SWAPMAGIC.ELF file (hdloader) and there yea go. you can also use Ulauncher to put SWAPMAGIC folder onto your memory card so you dont need the usb any more.

    if you dont got a usb then youll just have to burn the cd version of hdloader and boot it with swapmagic. but you should def use hdloader over hdadvance cuz hdadvance is obviously a cracked version of hdloader and besides hdloader gets faster updates =D
     
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    comminup Regular member

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    ok my ps2 has a hard time booting up the cd swap magic so is there a way to do it with the dvd version.
     
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    mine has the same problem with booting up cd version, um well im not sure if you can get it on dvd. u might just wanna buy the actual cd of hdloader (around 50 bucks from what i see) or get a usb flash drive (anywhere from 15-20 bucks at a local store for a 512mb). It will help you alot to transfer files (such as ELFS, music, videos, etc) to your hard drive while its still on the ps2. As of now you cant put ps2 games onto a hard drive from a usb though.
     
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    comminup Regular member

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    "you can also use Ulauncher to put SWAPMAGIC folder onto your memory card so you dont need the usb any more." do i need to use any other program to make it go on a memory card?
     
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    ok heres all the things u need to do to do

    1. get a usb flash drive and put a folder in it called SWAPMAGIC
    2. download Ulauncher elf from sksapps.com
    3. rename Ulauncher (it will be called boot.elf) to SWAPMAGIC.ELF and put that in the SWAPMAGIC folder in the usb
    4. add the HDloader elf file to the usb (anywhere you want to)
    5. Put the usb in the top slot in the ps2 and load Swap Magic DVD Version
    6. Swap Magic splash screen will appear then load Ulauncher
    7. go into "File Browser" and then press circle button on mass:/
    8. you will see the SWAPMAGIC folder, highlight it and press r1 then copy, go to the memory card mc0:/ and paste it in there.

    this will make it so whenever you load swap magic, Ulauncher will boot up instead as long as the memory card is in. then you can use Ulauncher to launch hdloader and other apps.
     
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    comminup Regular member

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    thats great info as i use my flash drive for work. i tried booting it up with just hd loader on the flash drive and it booted up fine, but when i went to play a game it just stayed at a black. since the last post that gave me information as to how to slelcet a mode for a game here is what was used to allow them to boot.the games that are on my hdd are madden 08(mode 3), ncaa football 08(mode 3)and college hoops 2k8(mode 3). i will place more games on my hdd tonite and place them on this tread for all to use.
     
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    heres a list of compatible games

    http://www.ps2hd.com/list/

    those games u listed are really new so it might not work untill the next update. some games are required to be set on modes, for the most part there are 3 modes (also 5 others that are optional) On the game list menu in hdloader highlight a game and press select the first 3 things are the 3 modes. I cant exactly remember the names of the modes but the first one is mode 1, 2nd is mode 2, and 3rd mode 3. ALOT of games require mode 3 or they get the BSOD(black screen of death). In rare other cases modes 1 and 2 are required.

    So start off with trying just mode 3. supposedly some games require more then 1 mode set but i never came across a game that needed multiple modes.
     
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    ok im in the game compatibility settings menu for hd loader an these are my options:

    slow hdd access y/n - mode 1
    disable dvd-9 support y/n - mode 2
    kill hdl after launch y/n - mode 3
    date/timefix 2 y/n
    date/timefix 3 y/n
    disable network support y/n
    disable czc patch y/n
    soul calibur 2/ suikoden V y/n

    press select to save settings for selected game.

    never mind all this crap i posted. i figured it out.
     
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    comminup Regular member

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    this was the greatest information ever givin to me. this should be sticked or placed on sksapps.com because it was a no hassle, no burning a cd way to load up hd loader (cause im currently out of cd-r's).

    Ok now the question i have is how do i get the hd loader to load with a ps1 trigger disc as i will be doing this for a friend and he will not be using a swap magic disc of any kind. the other problem is he's not that good with following directions, so is there a way that when you place the ps1 trigger disc that it will load up the hd loader without having to go through all thsoe steps (i.e mc0, badata, and so on). i just want it to load up the same way it does with the swap magic disc. because when i have my flash drive connected to my ps2 and place my swap magic dvd in it goes right to the hd loader start up screen. so that is what i would like for it to do when i have a memory card connected and place a ps1 trigger disc in. any help would be great
     
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    im not familiar at all with using a ps1 trigger disc but i found a nice guide that would probably help you. you'll have to use ur swapmagic on his ps2 just 1 time though to install the exploits. i hope this guide works for u.

    http://www.mikestyle.com/tutorials/exploit.htm
     
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    omg! that was a perfect tut it even tells u how to have it auto load the hdloader.elf so that it will load on its own without my friend having to press a thing. thanks so much mate!
     
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    no problem, if you need anything else u can always PM me
     

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