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TUTORIAL - HDD ON SLIM PSTWO _ USB EXTREME/ USB ADVANCE

Discussion in 'PS2' started by BenD188, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. smokyrain

    smokyrain Senior member

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    I have a link to a compatibility thread just a couple posts above you.

    According to it both games are compatible.

    It could be your pen drive, yet you can load your games from it.
    So I can't say for sure.If you have another drive you could try, it would rule it out.

    The mod chip usually affects USBAdvance when you start it and gives a black screen.
    Does your modchip have any boot manager software with it. I would say if it does to disable the macrovision in it if it does.
     
  2. philraz

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    Aperantlly some chips can cause issues with usb advance but from what youve said if you can see the games I assume you have usb advance working corectlythere is a compatabilty list here

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

    A lot of games dont work with USB advance and there doesnt seem to be any sign of an update in the near future can you try another game one that is listed as working that should confirm if its an incompatability issue
     
  3. Nevetz

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    No, my modchip does not have any boot manager. It just loads the game directly, no software, no swapping needed. If it has something to do with macrovision, I wonder how to turn it off? I'm really clueless on what kind of modchip I'm using.

    Anyway, I'm going to put another game and try it. Thanks for the response.
     
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    Does this procedure work with the fat ps2?? I think mine is v9 or 10. on the back it says 5001 3d. The reason I am asking is that after I boot up with swap magic 3.6 cd and swap for my usb advance cd-r, it tells me that it is not a valid ps2 disk. Am I doing something wrong?? I am using power iso to burn the bin img. Do i need to use the Alcohol 120% in order to do it correctly.
     
  5. smokyrain

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    Try burning it with imgburn at 12-16x speed and see if it works then.

    If not you can load the elf file right from the USB drive using your swap magic.
     
  6. jdclampet

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    How do I run it directly from the USB drive. I tried that and all it says is that it is not a valid ps2 disk. I apologize, but im a newbie when it comes to this sort of thing. I have opened the bin file, transfered the dummy.bin, and the other two files to my USB HDD in a file called "SWAPMAGIC" and renamed the .elf file to "SWAPMAGIC.ELF". I am not sure as to what else I am supposed to do. Oh, I have also correctly installed the games to the HDD. Once they are on the HDD, do I have to put them into the "SWAPMAGIC" folder or not. I am thinking not. Am I missing something?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  7. smokyrain

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    Just download the USBAdvance.elf

    Make your folder named "SWAPMAGIC" and place on the root of the USB drive.
    place the usbadvance.elf in the SWAPMAGIC folder, and rename it too SWAPMAGIC.ELF

    Then start up your SM CD OR DVD, with USB drive plugged into PS2.

    It should find the ELF file and load USBAdvance.

    So you have all that correct, and no the games don't go inside the SWAPMAGIC folder.
    They are just installed to the drive.
     
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    Well, I have done that...drive formatted fat32, Swapmagic folder created, USBAdvance.elf placed in the folder and renamed it to SWAPMAGIC.ELF. plugged in the drive and turned on the ps2 (btw, it is a fat one spch 5001 date code 3d, i think that makes it a v10). Swapmagic goes to the startup splash screen and just freezes there. The light on my drive is just steady, not flashing as though it is being accessed. HELP MEEEEE
     
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    Yes USBAdvance will work on your PS2.

    what type of USB drive are you using? You may have to try a different one.
     
  10. jdclampet

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    I am using an Iomega 250 GB external usb HDD. I hope I don't have to buy another as they are not cheap. Does the drive need to be formated ntfs or fat32?
     
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    Well I know Iomega 160 works, so the 250 should work.

    First format drive with Windows xp as NTFS, then use the USBExtreme utility to format the drive as FAT32

    Then use USBEXtreme windows mode client software to format and copy games to the USB drive
    http://www.hdadvance.com/download/

    The main reason you will get the "loading screen" is either because of a modchip, or the drive is not compatible with the USBExtreme
     
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    Still not working, SM is just freezing prior to going to the "load program" screen. HDD not being accessed either. I am just not sure what to do next. I have followed all of the procedures to the letter and still no joy. Is there a work around??
     
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    Well if your SM is freezing, that is another issue, either the disc itself or clean your laser.

    Or there is a problem with the hdd itself, and SM can't access the file.

    Do you have a small usb pen drive you can try. Even a 1gb or 2GB will work if its compatible.
     
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    PLEASE CAN THIS PROCESS WORK ON FAT PS22
     
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    No need for CAPS in this forum. Read the forum rules
    You will notice a Sticky in this section of the forum that says "READ FIRST"

    Playing games off an External USB drive works both on FAT and SLIM PS2.
     
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    I'm planning on buying a usb hdd. But tell me once i have created a partition(so that i now have two partitions say f: and g:) will using the format of usbextreme remove all data from both the partitions or will i be given an option to choose the partition that i want formatted?
    Please help.
     
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    USBAdvance does not like more than 1 partition on the USB drive and the ul_format program clearly states that you need to have the drive formatted as a single partition

    What I do is just make folders for my other stuff.

    Now the newer UsBLoaderAdv, could still be the same way

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/t.cfm/f-50/ps2_usbadvance_with_freemcboot-806899/#4878401

    There is a way to make more than 1 partition if you want to try it.

    Read Post #8 of this thread and download the file 'dlanor' has posted
     
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