• Switched to whole new IOP core
• Changed some compatibility modes effect
• Added compatibility for DVD9 layer1
• Improved overall speed for both SMB/USB
• Support for more embedded NAS devices
• Support for multiple partitions
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I've been testing Open PS2 loader build 203 on my PS3 (PAL 60GB).
Both wired & wireless loading via SMB work (share is on a Win XP machine).
Wireless performance is worse than USB (choppy intro's), wheras wired (Gigabit connection) performance is better than USB (not perfect yet).
The developers are overhauling the network code so I'm guessing better performance will be forthcoming.
Game compatability is definately improving. Some I've tested (all PAL);
Spy vs Spy = works
Gran Turismo 4 = works
Ready to Rumble Round 2 = works with Mode 6 enabled
Final Fantasy XII = works
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit = works
Time Splitters 2 = works
Smugglers Run 2 = works (didn't work with older versions like 0.3)
Ya, it's playing ps2 game images you have on your PC hdd. It works with wireless too.
there's no official release yet of version 0.7 which supports SMB. The source code is open source so anyone with the no-how can compile the elf. I don't have my ps2sdk set up properly to compile it. shouldn't be much longer for version 0.7 though ver 0.6 doesn't support SMB