Discussion in 'PS2 - Software boot discussion' started by Andrew691, Jan 16, 2006.
another thing, you are not supposed to extract Big.dat, Big2.dat, and Dummy.zip from the ARMAX CD?
Nah dont bother they have intentional errors and are just filler anyway it runs fine without them.
maybe that's what it was...
I tried this time, and i received a blue screen after the codes were put in....
well cant help you there maybe try activating some hdloader modes or something.
Never mind the problem i had. After downloading a different hex editor got it all working. Made my wifes younger brother very happy.
Ok so i am lost with this one. I open up the SLUS file in a hex editor, and search for SYSTEM.CNF but nothing comes up.
Now everything looks alright and i even tried ripping the ARMAX cd 3 times thinking i did something wrong but it never comes up.
Any clues as to what i might be doing wrong? I have tried both the find and find in files and no luck.
Thanx in advance.
upload your Slus file to somewhere like rapidshare.de or yousendit and ill take a look at it.
Edit: you are looking in ARMAX's SLUS aye?
@Sigare: When you try to find the System.cnf locations, if you have an option to "Find ASCII", check it, and you should be able to find them. I'm using UltraEdit32, and that's what I had to do to find them.
i read that the threads above some guys have problems in running the ARMAX because of PAL/NTSC. Could it be that PAL version of AR max does not work on a NTSC PS2?
the only PAL/NTSC conflict is when you use a PAL copy on an NTSC game or vice versa, a PAL copy should work fine on a NTSC console, with a PAL game being used.
does the order of the files must follow exactly for those with subdirectories?
some games have multiple subdirectories
as long as the main (top level) files/folders are in the right place it should auto put the other files where they should be.
And ARMAX doesnt really care about its order I just drag them all in from explorer.
Currently the only game ive had probs with is GTA LCS but I havent done this for a while and might have done something wrong, or it could be just a hdloader related problem as the newer version was released mainly as a fix for this game.
On a side note I might start working out a way for codebreaker/gameshark to do this instead of ARMAX, coz ARMAX has way less codes, and is updated slower than codebreaker.
Hi I followed the guide to a t using cdvdgen 1.5 patched
i can load the image from hdloader, it loads armax, i go into expert mode to select cheats and nothing is there other than [add new game].
very frustrating as i placed the code for the specific game in the codelist dir, it is the correct filename
but i can start the game without codes and it works good. still yet to try programming some codes manual into it with the pad
I stick with using Apache 3 for rebuilding the iso now after trying imltodvd and imltoiso.
i have built other images with cdgen v3 nearly all of which work as long as their is not a bigger file than 1.9gb roughly. however their has been a few which would not build, something to do with the lba
anyway i'll update my post after i see if adding the codes manual works
very late update, but pretty good
the codes can be added manually & they also save to mem card, so i thought i should buy a cheap usb pen drive and load a codelist made with max code manager and it works for almost all my games including gran turismo 4, god of war full dvd 9 flattened.
hope this helps anyone who may have had the same problem
Hi. I tried this with Dirge of Cerberus, and everything was copied fine and uploaded to my ps2. Then when i tried to run it with hdloader, i just get a red screen. Anyone know why?
I also have Dirge of Cerberus directly added to my ps2 without modifying it first, and it works just fine. Then i deleted the original image from my computer after uploading the armax/DOC version. How do i get it back?
Sorry for the multiple posting but i cant find how to edit posts. Anyway, I also cannot get Phantom Brave to export an iml... it says that there's not enough sectors. I selected Master DVD-ROM, because its a DVD game, and it pretty much says that its too short. Any thoughts?
IS it the Read Screen of Death (insert proper disc), or was it just a solid Red Or Pink screen? they are generally error code type thing.
What version of DVDgen are you using? Find a site to download 1.20 + crack. The crack does what i think fixes that error.
There might even that crack for 1.50, 120...
Not red screen of death, just a solid red screen. I have cd/dvd gen 1.5
That was the only version i could find, but if you point me to the one i need i'd be grateful
That screen mans that the disc, has some sort-of layout fault it couldn't load a valid SYSTEM.CNF file, using WINHIIP set the BOOT file to the ARMAX SLES that might work.
EDIT: here a direct link to 1.50 patch http://sksapps.com/mis/Cdvdg120cdpatch.zip
got from http://sksapps.com/index.php?page=mis.html
I just downloaded the patfch, but i have to head to work. i will try it out in the morning. I thank you for your help.
Now, since the iso images will all have the same SLUS number (since you said to put in the sles/slus for the ARMAX) you will only be able to store one cheat game at a time on the hard drive. is this correct?
And when we extract the LBA->Full Path for the game, we're supposed to do it from the iso icon, right? not the UDF icon?
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