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by goatlll Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:42 pm

You know, I have modded a thousand systems but for some reason I have never been able to get Mcboot to work. So I am interested.
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by Jagosaurus Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:49 pm

goatlll wrote:You know, I have modded a thousand systems but for some reason I have never been able to get Mcboot to work. So I am interested.


Shoot me a PM bud. We can work out details of what you're looking for. Happy to help.
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by ElkinFencer10 Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:39 am

Good guy Jago
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by Jagosaurus Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:15 am

ElkinFencer10 wrote:Good guy Jago


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Thanks man. Spreading the love! In all seriousness, POPS & OPL are amazing. Would enjoy getting others hooked.
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Re: Interest in PS2 Mod Service? HDD & USB Load, OPL, PS1 PO

by samsonlonghair Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:20 pm

I'd be interested in ripping all my PS2 and PS1 games into digital form. Thanks for putting in all the research for figuring this out. Correct me if I'm wrong here. I'm assuming that I'm going to need a setup like this:

  • Fat PS2
  • Memory Card
  • Ethernet Adapter
  • IDE hard drive or two

or like this

  • Slim PS2
  • Memory Card
  • External USB drive

Is that right?
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Re: Interest in PS2 Mod Service? HDD & USB Load, OPL, PS1 PO

by Jagosaurus Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Correct on both. Some high points:

    For PS2, you can rip games from PS2 disc drive to HDD, or do this from PC. For PS1, you'll rip and transfer from PC.

    Keep in mind, the PS2 USB port is 1.0. Many PS2 games will have cut scenes that stutter over USB. Some on gameplay. I recommend HDD for PS2 OPL.

    For PS1 games, the USB 1.0 port is fine. You can run POPs for PS1 off HDD or USB.

    I recommend keeping POPs and OPL HDDs separate due to developers blocking each other's hooks.

    Just by the nature of OPL & POPS, the compatibility is 95-98% on OPL (PS2) and 80-85% on POPs (PS1).

    You may have to activate "modes" on some games within settings.
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Re: Interest in PS2 Mod Service? HDD & USB Load, OPL, PS1 PO

by samsonlonghair Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:47 pm

So it’s both. I would need a fat PS2 with an internal IDE drive and an external USB drive, but the USB drive is bottlenecked at USB 1.1 speeds. What about that iLink port? That should be able to run at FireWire400 speeds. Has anyone managed to launch games off a FireWire drive via the iLink port?

Also, is there a compatibility list?
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Re: Interest in PS2 Mod Service? HDD & USB Load, OPL, PS1 PO

by Jagosaurus Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:53 am

samsonlonghair wrote:So it’s both. I would need a fat PS2 with an internal IDE drive and an external USB drive, but the USB drive is bottlenecked at USB 1.1 speeds. What about that iLink port? That should be able to run at FireWire400 speeds. Has anyone managed to launch games off a FireWire drive via the iLink port?

Also, is there a compatibility list?


I personally use a Phat so I have all more flexibility. Having HDD in for PS2 & USB in for PS1 prevents the swapping of HDDs. I personally don't mind taking the 2-3 minutes it takes to put in my PS1 dedicated HDD though.

There was some movement on firewire at one point. I'd have to filter back through this thread but IIRC HDD device compatibility was spotty & only some phat models have firewire port. This likely isn't implemented in OPL builds which are released quite often.
http://www.ps2-home.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5844

OPL compatibility for PS2:
http://www.ps2-home.com/forum/page/opl- ... ity-list-1

Fairly comprehensive list. You'll see vast majority compatible for OPL.

POPS compatibility for PS1:
http://www.ps2-home.com/forum/app.php/p ... ity-list-1

List not as comprehensive. Except more trial & error.
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Re: Interest in PS2 Mod Service? HDD & USB Load, OPL, PS1 PO

by nwalt36 Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:31 am

Pm'd about ps2 setup. Let me know when you get a chance. Thanks.
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