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PS2 Slimline guide: external USB hard drive & game playing (NO CHIP REQ'D)

Discussion in 'PS2' started by MasterChu, May 30, 2006.

  1. smokyrain

    smokyrain Senior member

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    I did it I guess because of the ease to use it and test games,and I already had SM 3.8 coder and USbextreme. I have about 40 games or so on my 350GB USB drive. Sometimes the movies are choppy and slow, but the game plays fine. I only keep the games on that play, and use it on my V5, V7 and my V14 slim. Then when the kids want to play one they can use the usb drive and I use the other.
    Definitely a hd is better(more compatible with games)or modchip the ps2 is better yet.
     
  2. ekings

    ekings Guest

    The only advantage in using USB Advance is not to overworked your lense. IMO
     
  3. ya22er

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    hi 2 all

    I am really upset now, I've tried all the methods to make usb advance works on my slimline PS2 ( SCPH 70006 ) , but no way

    it has a mod chip and I could load the ulaunchElf on it and it detected my USB hdd

    also I could use SMS player on it. so, what is the problem in here ??

    is it my PS2 ?? or the version of usb advance is not compatable with my consle ??

    please advice me on this ......... please !!
     
  4. ps2v7

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    i need some serious help... i have an old playstation 2 V7 with a mod chip in it and i want to know how to put games on an external usb harddrive and play in my ps2...and i would like to know what kind of harddrive to buy...also do i need to have a network adapter.
    thanks
     
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    i need some serious help... i have an old playstation 2 V7 with a mod chip in it and i want to know how to put games on an external usb harddrive and play in my ps2...and i would like to know what kind of harddrive to buy...also do i need to have a network adapter?how do u update your us2 drives to 2.0 form 1.1?
    thanks
     
  6. ya22er

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    Well

    I've tired it but it didnt work with me ( but u may give it a shot)

    download usbextreme, it is easy GUI software will help u to transfer games to your hdd

    then you need to burn USBAdvance to a CD using image burning wizard and boot it from your PS2 while connecting your External USB Hdd to PS2
     
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    thanks but what type of hard drive can i use
     
  8. ya22er

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    I have Maxtor 160 GB and it works fine with me for sms player ( playig divx files)

    also I tried Western Digital (WD) - 120 GB and no problem with it

    also my ipod(Nano) is working fine

    >>> so good luck

     
  9. ps2v7

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    how big of ipod nano and first or second gen?
     
  10. smokyrain

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    You would be far better off getting a IDE hard drive for your V7 than a USB hard drive, and yes you would need a network adapter.You can't update your usb drives to 2.0 from 1.1.
    There are many guides on here on how to transfer/play games on the hd after installed. Also on how to run a memory card exploit.
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/485334

    PS2 hard drive compatiblity: http://ps2drives.x-pec.com/?p=list
    and installation: http://ps2drives.x-pec.com/?p=ps2_installation

    Hope some of that helps you out.
     
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    Have you tried usb/advance from here. Just scroll down to find it.
     
  12. ya22er

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    thanx

    yes this is what i've tried (sksapps.com) , but nothing wors with me

    if you can help to launch it by other launcher please let me know


    regards
     
  13. ps2v7

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    y would i need a network adapter and y cant i use a usb harddrive
     
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    y would i need a network adapter and y cant i use a usb harddrive
     
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    how can i get hd xtreme and do i really need it... is there a freeware of this stuff
     
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    @ ps2v7
    I never said you couldnt use a USB hard drive, but would be better off using a IDE hd and for that you would need a network adapter.
    More games are compatible off an ide hd.

    If you go with a usb hard drive than you can use usb advance, which yes you can get from the link I posted above.

    @ ya22er

    What type of mod chip do you have. Some one with more knowledge on mod chips and usb drives may be able to help you further.

    Did you burn the usbadvance to cd and then trying to load usb drive, or exactly what procedure are you using?
    The more info you guys post the more someone can help.
     
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  17. ya22er

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    >> smokyrain

    Actually I don't know which type of mod chips I have ( I bought it from Dubai and already modded )

    now let tell you exactly what I've done up to date:

    1) Download the usb advance from www.sksapps.com and burned the image file using ( ALCOHOL 120 % ) into a CD.

    2) Initiate My HDD ( with USB enclosure ) and format it ( NTFS ) using Windows Administrative Tools > Computer Management.

    3) Format and transfer games to HDD using USBExtreme win tools ( format , install ).

    4) Boot USBAdvance from CD.

    @ step # 4 : Splash screen ( Play Station 2 ) appears then after the screen turn into black and no USB Advance menu ):

    * so if I can launch software like ( uLaunchELF, sms , PGEN ), then what would be the problem with USB ADVANCE ?

    also I've tried to launch it using uLaunchELF v4.12 , but no way

    and if it helps ( my mod chip ) : how to know what is the type of it ?
     
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    Ok I guess to only know what type of modchip you would probably have to open up the PS2 to find out, unless it tells you something on your screen when you first start it up.

    As for the usbadvance, you seem to be doing the steps right unless there is some special key on the joystick you must hit before it will work.

    For the heck of it why don't you try the one I have uploaded.
    Just click my signature, and then click my folder. Password is listed right under the link.
    Then look for USBAdvance_GlobalWar-Edition and download it, burn it to cd and see if that one will work for you.

    Another option would be is to put the usb advance either on your usb drive, boot up your ulaunchelf, and use filebrowser to go the usbadvance.elf and then run it, or tranfer it to your memory card, rename it to BOOT.ELF, then on some mod chips you would hold R1 as you boot up the ps2.
     
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    do i need to have hdadvace or hd xtreme with a usb harddrive or can use something for free...i really would hate to by it and i dont know anybody who has it
     
  20. ps2v7

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    do i need hd advance with a USB harddrive?
     

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