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Installing Sony hdd tools disk on pal ps2!!

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by hardstyle, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. hardstyle

    hardstyle Member

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    Heey, i've downloaded the sony hdd tools disk to install the necessery files to my harddisk and make the hdd show up in browser.

    I have a pal ps2. Many of you know the harddisk will not be released in europe (really angry about it).
    So there also will not be a pal version of the sony hdd tools disk.
    When trying to install files with ntsc version hdd tools disk, the disk will freeze at ps2 logo. I am not the only one!!! Everyone with pal ps2 has this problem.

    But I do wan't to use the machine id changer to change my id into ntsc id and after that try to boot the hdd tools disk.
    This must be possible right???

    But when I download the paradox machine id changer (tryed different sites) I get a bin cue. When i open it up it shows contents of Winxpvol Eng.
    What is this????? this is really strange. I'm really confused

    Please someone can advice how to do this.
     
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  2. GlennT

    GlennT Regular member

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    i assume you're talking about a non sony hdd then?

    in which case your efforts would be wasted anyways

    since the official sony hdd tools will not recognise a non sony hdd

    -x-x-x-
     
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    it is recognize if you have the patch and a American ps2
     
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    I would like to know some in-depth information on patching non sony hdd. I play online with socom and I've been trying to figure out how to enable the HDD in SOCOM. I got a bunch of games on my 80gig with HDLOADer.
     
  5. hardstyle

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    Well i have a matrix infinity so the Atad patching wich is necessary is automaticly done by my chip.
    So there's no problem with that. And yes I'm talking about a non sony hdd.

    The problem for me and al other pal users is: when booting the ntsc version of sony hdd tools it will freeze at the ps2 logo. So it must be reconizing the pal ps2 and freeze. This is a protection on the ntsc hdd tools disk so pal users can't use it.

    So I wan't to use the machine ID changer to make my pal ID an ntsc ID.
    I'd like some support in this because I don't wan't to end up with a broken ps2!

    My second problem: when I download the machine id changer and open up the bin/cue file inside I see content of WinXPvolENG. What's this???? I was expecting a couple of .elf files. Why this content is in the rar file??
     

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