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BIOS Extraction-- everyone else makes it look easy!
#1
Okay, what I have:

* A fat PS2, connected to, for lack of anything else conveninent, a 12" amber CRT monitor. Awesome look, BTW.
* No Network Adapter
* No Action Replay, Swap Magic, or similar cheat toys
* A few old PS1 discs
* A few equally old PS2 discs
* No modifications. No flip-top, slide-card, or any other piece of pariphenalia.


Since I don't have the Network Adapter, I figured the better approach would be to directly dump things to a flash drive, using something like

http://orangpelupa.blogspot.com/2007/06/...glish.html

Now, those of you in the cheap seats are already laughing. He didn't mod his console! It won't boot that ISO! Yep. Right.

So I figure a logical first step is to get some sort of exploit running, and then I can move onto "finding a way to get it running the extraction tool."

I've tried to follow the guidelines at
http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Guide-to-...s-over-LAN

I prepare a CD, adding to it the disc ID for the first PS1 game I had handy, "Threads of Fate", and pop it in. Same "Insert a PS2 or PS1 format disc please" rejection notice. Firing up Threads of Fate afterwards does nothing.

What's the most likely way I mismade the disc? I tried doing the same thing but burning at only 2x, no difference. The blanks are garbage-brand 52x rated, but can you even BUY good blanks anymore?

I noticed that guide no longer has the MemcardExploit files linked; I had to find that elsewhere. Maybe that's bad.

Also, based on what I can tell, once I've got the exploit running, I can just put the necessary ELF file for the BIOS dump utility on the flash drive and launch it from inside PS2Menu, right?
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#2
use this method:
http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-BIOS-dump...#pid243664

guide for this method, more clearly:
http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-BIOS-dump...#pid242559

Just a PoC on PCSX2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPxba7n3S...e=youtu.be
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#3
I used something like http://ps2.wonderhowto.com/how-to/softmod-ps2-261945/ (which seems to be what you're using) a LONG time ago. The exploit gets transferred to a memory card and the PS1 disc triggers it. Not sure of how to do it without a Action Replay, though.
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#4
(10-20-2012, 07:22 AM)Saiki Wrote: use this method:
http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-BIOS-dump...#pid243664

guide for this method, more clearly:
http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-BIOS-dump...#pid242559

Just a PoC on PCSX2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPxba7n3S...e=youtu.be

So there was a reason I bought Madden 2007.... Smile

I tried the swap doing a standard eject; the game just freezes til it gets the original disc back. I'll have to make a slide card.
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#5
(10-20-2012, 07:42 PM)HamsterKaizoku Wrote: So there was a reason I bought Madden 2007.... Smile

I tried the swap doing a standard eject; the game just freezes til it gets the original disc back. I'll have to make a slide card.

I dont know if it will be healthier for your drive, but what you could probably do, is take the top off your PS2, remove the top of the dvd drive and put your discs in that way, you could probably place the lid back on and put something with a bit of weight to it on top just to hold it in place. Would be better on your drive than a slide card (which can damage the mechanism).

If you're feeling creative, you could make your own flip lid ;p
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#6
(10-20-2012, 07:55 PM)refraction Wrote: I dont know if it will be healthier for your drive, but what you could probably do, is take the top off your PS2, remove the top of the dvd drive and put your discs in that way, you could probably place the lid back on and put something with a bit of weight to it on top just to hold it in place. Would be better on your drive than a slide card (which can damage the mechanism).

If you're feeling creative, you could make your own flip lid ;p

Getting the drive to pop and slide back in doesn't seem like much of a problem.

The problem seems to be when I try to proceed to launch ulaunchelf. I select "Game Modes - Play Online" and it merrily loads from the disc, then shows the online play menu. At that point, a second or two later, it sputters out and switches to the "Insert a valid disc" screen.

I burned the disc a second time, and checked the image in Apache (it shows the NTGUI.ELF to be about 900k, as it should be), to no avail. I even tried changing the book type setting on the disc to "ROM" instead of "-R" in hopes it would look more credible.
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#7
what disc type are you using? (what BRAND of DVD)
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#8
They're labelled Arita, and ImgBurn reports them as "RICOH-JPN-03" I think. Rated 8x, and I've been burning at 2x just to avoid any compatibility issues.
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#9
I used memorex, and that worked fine. using SONY discs it failed. try another brand of DVD-R if you have one
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#10
it's best if u watch tutorial videos and see how it is done
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