Do you want to know how to install games to your PS2 via LAN?
If yes read on.
I had not tried this until yesterday and have only just got it working. I had great difficulty in getting info on how to do this as most guides take you part way there and then stop.
What you will need
For this guide I will expext you to have the following:
Playststion 2 Console
HDD for the PS2
PS2 Network Adaptor
PS2 Memory Card
These must all be working together and you MUST be able to run games off the HDD
Step 1 - FTP
To start off you will need to be able to FTP to your Playstation 2.
For this part you will need to connect your PS2 HDD to your computer. You will have to open your PC case to connect the HDD. Watch the jumper setting if you connect it to a slave channel.
Now you will need to download ExecFTP 0.68
and CDGenPS2 3.0
Extarct both of the files and run CDGenPS2.
Now drag SYSTEM.CNF from the folder you just extracted ExecFTP to into the right hand side of CDGenPS2.
Right click on the SYSTEM.CNF in CDGenPS2, select edit, check 'FIX LBA' and type '12231', then OK.
Drag CONFIG.DAT and EXECFTP.ELF into CDGenPS2, click image and save as '.iso' in your ExecFTP folder.
Download and extract hdl_dumb 0.7.3
. Now install the image you just created to your localy connected PS2 HDD using this program.
Step 2 - Connecting
Connect your PS2 to your PC using a crossover network cable or hub/switch/router.
Boot your PS2 using HDLoader/HDAdvance and run your newly installed ExexFTP software. You should end up with FTP Server initialized on port 21...!
Now run FlashFXP
on your PC and press F8 for Quick Connect. In the 'Server or URL' box type '192.168.0.10' (this should be the IP of the PS2). Chose the 'toggles' tab and clear 'Use passive mode'. Now hit 'Connect'.
You should now have a FTP connection to your PS2.
Step 3 - Install the hdl dumb server
from PS2 Independance and extract to your c:/ drive.
Open command prompt Start>Programs>Accessories>Command Prompt
and type 'cd \' to get to c:/> and type 'titleman -c' to create TITLE.DB and then type 'titleman -a SLES_008.44'
SLES_008.44 should be repalced with the ID of your PS1 game. Found if you open the disk in explorer.
Go and find the TITLE.DB file on your c:/ drive and copy it. Now go to the folder you extracted hdl_dumb 0.7.3 into and select paste.
Rename the hdld_server.elf to BOOT.ELF.
Go back to FlashFXP where you should still have a connection to your PS2. In the left hand window select your hdl dumb folder. In the right hand window select 'MC > 0 > BEDATA-SYSTEM'.
Now copy BOOT.ELF & TITLE.DB from the left window to the right. Disconnect the FTP.
Step 4 - The end
Insert your chosen PS1 Game into your PS2 and restart. This should now boot to the hdl dumb server.
Re-open hdl dumb and change 'Target' to 'Networking Server, at'. The software should connect to your PS2 and be ready to install games.
Now to install/run games using the PS2 use the HDLoader disk. To install games using your networked PC use the PS1 disk.
Hope this helps a few people out.
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