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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. hawkps2

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    Thanks Masterchu for clarifying me.

    Just for information, does usbadvn.elf shows anything on screen first when I load it using exploit cd.

    I mean how do I know wheather the usbadvn.elf file loaded up successfully, before connecting the HDD.


    Regards.
     
  2. duke69111

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    The first screen that shows up should show

    An orange or such screen that says
    USBADVANCE FREE Edition
    From PS2HD or something like that

    then in should take you to the screen with the list of games on the hard drive.
     
  3. hawkps2

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    Thanks for reply

    I haven't connected my hard drive yet.

    and when I load the usbadvn.elf., all it shows is a blank black screen.
    nothing on it.

    Am I doing something wrong ?
     
  4. MasterChu

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  5. latino11

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    Hey I followed the Instructions and this is my problem:

    I am Using an iPod 60GB as a USB Hard-drive,
    i followed the steps (the iPod is already a FAT32 System)
    and in the Ps2 it says no USB found?(this is after USB loader has loaded from Swap MAgic 3.6) is there a way to make it recognise the iPod or should i give up?

    Thanks, This site/forum is very informative and helpful!
     
  6. MasterChu

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    Moving to Langjökull in Iceland - so all the info I posted is moving with me!
     
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  7. latino11

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    Yes, I did get USB Advance.ELF to come up on the PS2 with Swap Magic,
    But when the software comes up, then it doesn't see my iPod, it says insert USB hard drive or something like that

    Maybe the reason for this is because, USB Exreme (the computer software) couldn't find my iPod, so i copied the game to the C drive, then copied those files onto the iPod, if this is why it doesn't work

    what can i do to make it work?
     
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  8. MasterChu

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  9. latino11

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    Sorry, i have tried it from all of these methods:

    - from iPod Swap Magic folder
    - from USB flash drive
    - from a CD with a Dummy file, a System file, and elf file

    They all worked into getting the USB Advance

    Apparently the last two you dont use but i did put it on the iPod and it still didn't work
     
  10. duke69111

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    What are you using to put the games on the hard drive. The best way is to use usbextreme and make sure you select the correct type of media.

    Ex. DVD for DVD
    CD for CD.
     
  11. latino11

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    yeah ive used usbextreme,
    like i said before it didn't recognise the iPod in the first place, so i copied the Game through UsbeXtreme onto my C:Drive then transfered the files onto my iPod, is there another method i can try to copy it onto the iPod, is this why its not working?
     
  12. MasterChu

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  13. hawkps2

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    MasterChu

    I went like this :

    Made an exploit CD using the Ace's method of USB Stick

    also already uncrushed usbadvn.elf to memory card and have it on USB stick

    instead of using swap magic or any other procedure to launch elf files,I directly used the exploit CD,
    it showed up the launch.elf program where I can select button and then program and assign button to it.
    I followed the said procedure and assigned O to usbadvn.elf from memory card.

    then launched it from main menu....then a blank screen comes up, black color.
    I havenot arranged a USB hdd yet. But I was just curious if usbadvn.elf shows up anything on screen when it waits for the hdd to connect or not ?

    If you can help me in this :)

    Many thanks to you and Ace for a simplified guide.
     
  14. MasterChu

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  16. rdxtreme

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    haha yeh... too bad a zillion games don't work off usbextreme
     
  17. latino11

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    Toshiba MK6008GAH

    is not there oh well, it was good giving it a try (*sigh)
     
  18. hawkps2

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    MasterChu

    Thanks for help.
    I did tried loading usbadvn.elf from USB memory stick,

    Once again it shows a black screen with nothing on it.
    Is the file corrupted ?

    I downloaded from one of the links provided in this forum

    Thanks
     
  19. MasterChu

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  20. hawkps2

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    Hello

    umm actually I don't remember which one I downloaded
    But certain that I downloaded from this forum

    If you dont mind, please provide a tested file

    Regards.
     

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