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Information

  • Information and resources for the PlayStation 2

Free MCBoot

Purpose

  • Allows loading of Homebrew software 1)

Notes

  • If installing, use Cross-Region for maximum compatibility 2)
  • For some reason, the 1.9 installer didn't boot at all on two Slim PS2s with an old 1.8 install, but it worked fine on a Phat 3)

Updates

Open PS2 Loader

Purpose

  • Allows to load .iso files over the network via a SMB server 4)
  • Might also allow for .iso files to load over USB 5)

Notes

  • Apparently games needing a disc swap can be cheat-engine'd in order to work 6)

Updates

SMB Server

Dependencies

sudo eopkg install 'samba'

Create User

sudo useradd 'ps2smb' && sudo smbpasswd -a 'ps2smb'

Directory Permissions

sudo chown -R 'ps2smb':'espionage724' '/var/ftp/nas1/Espionage724/Games/PlayStation/PS2/PS2SMB'

Configuration

sudo -e '/etc/samba/smb.conf'
[PS2SMB]
comment = PS2SMB
path = /var/ftp/nas1/Espionage724/Games/PlayStation/PS2/PS2SMB
valid users = ps2smb
public = no
writeable = yes
printable = no

Service

sudo systemctl enable 'smb' && sudo systemctl start 'smb'
1)
most notably, Open PS2 Loader
2)
it uses about 400KB more than a Normal Install
3)
was able to format a separate Memory Card and install the updated Free MCBoot to it, reboot into that, and then install the updated version to the original Memory Card
4)
requires a PS2 with an Ethernet port; Phats don't have one by-default but Slims do
5)
never tried it; apparently Slims have slower USB ports
6)
notably Xtreme Legends of Dynasty/Samurai Warriors; TODO: Look more into this
devices/playstation_2.txt · Last modified: 2016/11/09 15:42 by Sean Rhone