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PS2 now plays burned DVDs with no hardware mods

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:32 pm
by dsheinem

Re: PS2 now plays burned DVDs with no hardware mods

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:32 am
by Jagosaurus
This should be interesting. Currently only working on v3.10 DVD players.

Worth noting it's apparently similar to ESR which has been around for years but works in conjunction with FMCB. You launch the app, then boot an ESR patched ISO on a burned DVD. Honestly, this method seems like more work considering how easy HDD loading is ... but cool development for slims here without HDD capabilities.

Hope to see this expand.

Creator's blog:
https://cturt.github.io/freedvdboot.html

Creator's GitHub:
https://github.com/CTurt/FreeDVDBoot

Re: PS2 now plays burned DVDs with no hardware mods

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:15 am
by Ziggy587
So I just skimmed through the blog and it sounds like you would still have to patch the disc image with the ESR tool and that it's possible (if someone creates the tool because he didn't want to) to chain his exploit together with ESR so that the game will boot without having to load the ESR app first. Is that correct? Having to load the app first isn't the annoying part for me, but having to patch the disc images is.

Re: PS2 now plays burned DVDs with no hardware mods

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:11 am
by Jagosaurus
Yeah, I'm thinking technically it has to be a patch, working like a combo boot disc & ISO burn.

MVG just posted a video. Haven't had a chance to watch yet with my schedule today, but he normally dives pretty deep:

https://youtu.be/2yrF4ofFVkQ