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PS2ESDL / PlayStation 2 External Storage Device Games Loader

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213w ago - While we don't normally see a lot of PS2 homebrew news, today TnA reports that SP193 released his program PS2ESDL / PlayStation 2 External Storage Device Games Loader for PS2 consoles.

Download: PS2ESDL v0.800 OpenBeta

From the ReadMe file, to quote:

How to launch/use PS2ESDL:

- Install your games onto a USB disk (Prefably a hard disk) that was formatted with the FAT32 filesystem.
- Defragment your disk after you install your games. PS2ESDL assumes that your game files are contiguous. Therefore FILE FRAGMENTATION IS UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!
- Launch PS2ESDL in your favourite way.
- Plug in your USB disk that has your games on it.
- Start your game by pressing either the CIRCLE, CROSS or START buttons. Hold the necessry buttons/triggers to invoke the necessary cache size settings and compatibility modes as you do so.

About the patches.ppi file that comes with PS2ESDL: Put it in the same directory where you're launching the main PS2ESDL executable from (It's necessry for compatibility with Armored Core Nine Breaker)!

Additional Notes:

- PS2ESDL supports it's own game format, the new PS2ESDL version 1.10 format (Not v1.00!!).
- It also supports the traditional USBExtreme format.
- Your USB disk must be FAT32 formatted, defragmented and have NO bad sectors (Your image file(s) may be "fragmented" then!).
- There is no USB support in games (You will probably be able to run games that use USB devices, but the game won't be able to access them).

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#7 - Starlight - 213w ago
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Sounds pretty good but i can maybe see one thing that might slow down the gameplay, the ps2's usb port is version 1.1 i believe and the transfer rate for a lot of the games i tried back then were just lagging in the game play, now if they ever came with a addon to make it usb 2.0 then we would be in business as gameplay should be normal then.

Since i have to double post which will be merged as 3 mins editing time is not enough i believe, but i am going to give this a whirl as i have the whole ps2 thing still setup to test this.

#6 - Warrorar - 213w ago
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nice one, i will test that out with my memorycard hacked ps2

let's see if it works. because many games don't work on the memorycard way =/

#5 - IbizaCupra - 213w ago
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Keep up the good work mate!!!

Would love to see more of your work soon.

#4 - dulal - 213w ago
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wow good job working on it lol, but i finally thought someone made a ps2 iso loader for ps3 pkg not elf too bad.

#3 - hacked2123 - 213w ago
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OPL 0.7 is signifcantly more advanced and OPL 0.8 is being worked on every day.

SMB share in OPL blows this out of the water.


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