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New SSD as boot drive, now original memory cards can't be found!
#1
I just recently changed my PC's boot drive to be a fresh SSD. One of the first things I did on it was install PCSX2 so I can resume my game (R&C3); so with my original hard drive still connected, I went to the original PCSX2 folder containing all of the save game data. 

When I compared it to the newly-created memory card files that were recently installed with the new PCSX2, I noticed they were both the same size. Copying them (and the savestates) over to the new install of PCSX2, the previous saves were not there. No game data, no save state...

Now I'm concerned I have lost all of the data for ALL of my games! Can someone point me in the correct direction on how I can find my actual memcards?
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#2
Please post the contents of the emulog.txt file after the problem occurs. The file can be found in "My Documents\PCSX2\logs" for the installer version or in "PCSX2\logs" for the portable/binary version.

Please make sure to enclose your emulog in code tags like so (remove the empty space on the closing code tag!):
[code]
Pasted emulog goes here
[ /code]
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#3
(02-16-2020, 10:39 AM)jesalvein Wrote: Please post the contents of the emulog.txt file after the problem occurs. The file can be found in "My Documents\PCSX2\logs" for the installer version or in "PCSX2\logs" for the portable/binary version.

Please make sure to enclose your emulog in code tags like so (remove the empty space on the closing code tag!):
[code]
Pasted emulog goes here
[ /code]
With all due respect, I don't think this is the type of error that would warrant a pull of any logs. The game itself ran fine, but none of the previously saved game data was available.
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#4
ok.
good luck, then
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#5
The key word here is "installed"
While using the installer version of pcsx2,pcsx2 stores your saves into memory cards located in Documents\PCSX2\memcards
1.Did you copy the cards from that location before switching to the ssd?
2.Did you used the memory cards system or the folder memory card system
3.I don't know if this is the case with this game but there are games that load and save only to the first memory card(did you set it the right way to slot 1)

If you used the installer version before and since there is no installer version of pcsx2 1.5.0(it's portable only),your old cards must be placed in pcsx2 main directory in memcards

The memory card size(unless it is ntfs compressed)is the same regardless if it is empty or completely full
And if your progress is on save states only,then yes,you are out of luck...save states from 1.4.0 are not compatible fro
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#6
The emulog would have helped us knowing so.
But since op knows better....

I guess he solved his own problem
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Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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#8
Here is the emulog from after running the game and shutting down. Sorry jesavlein, it looks like you were right; it was a good approach to the problem.


Code:
PCSX2 1.5.0-20200215132420 - compiled on Feb 15 2020
Savestate version: 0x9a0e0000

Host Machine Init:
    Operating System =  Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (build 18363), 64-bit
    Physical RAM     =  32719 MB
    CPU name         =  AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six-Core Processor
    Vendor/Model     =  AuthenticAMD (stepping 02)
    CPU speed        =  3.599 ghz (12 logical threads)
    x86PType         =  Standard OEM
    x86Flags         =  178bfbff 7ed8320b
    x86EFlags        =  2fd3fbff

x86 Features Detected:
    SSE2.. SSE3.. SSSE3.. SSE4.1.. SSE4.2.. AVX.. AVX2.. FMA
    SSE4a

Reserving memory for recompilers...

Loading plugins from C:\Users\Nightowl\Documents\PCSX2 - 1.5.0\plugins...
    Bound   GS: GSdx32-AVX2.dll [GSdx 20200215132420 (MSVC 19.21 AVX2/AVX2) 1.1.0]
    Bound  PAD: LilyPad.dll [LilyPad (20200215132420) 0.12.1]
    Bound SPU2: Spu2-X.dll [SPU2-X 20200215132420 2.0.0]
    Bound CDVD: cdvdGigaherz.dll [cdvdGigaherz 20200215132420 0.11.0]
    Bound  USB: USBnull.dll [USBnull Driver 20200215132420 0.7.0]
    Bound   FW: FWnull.dll [FWnull Driver 20200215132420 0.7.0]
    Bound DEV9: DEV9null.dll [DEV9null Driver 20200215132420 0.5.0]
Plugins loaded successfully.

(GameDB) 9858 games on record (loaded in 117ms)
HLE Notice: ELF does not have a path.

Initializing plugins...
    Init GS
    Init PAD
    Init SPU2
    Init CDVD
    Init USB
    Init FW
    Init DEV9
Plugins initialized successfully.

Patches: No CRC found, using 00000000 instead.
Opening plugins...
    Opening GS
    Opening PAD
    Opening SPU2
Current Renderer: Direct3D 11 (Hardware renderer)
    Opening CDVD
isoFile open ok: D:\Games\PS2 BIOS\Ratchet & Clank - Up Your Arsenal (USA) (En,Fr,Es).iso
    Image type  = DVD
* CDVD Disk Open: DVD, Single layer or unknown:
* * Track 1: Data (Mode 1) (2138368 sectors)
    Opening USB
    Opening FW
    Opening DEV9
GSdx Lookup CRC:0
McdSlot 0 [File]: C:\Users\Nightowl\Desktop\Backup\Documents\PCSX2\memcards\Mcd001.ps2
McdSlot 1 [File]: C:\Users\Nightowl\Desktop\Backup\Documents\PCSX2\memcards\Mcd002.ps2
GSdx Lookup CRC:0
Plugins opened successfully.
EE/iR5900-32 Recompiler Reset
    Bios Found: USA     v01.60(07/02/2002)  Console
    BIOS rom1 module not found, skipping...
    BIOS rom2 module not found, skipping...
    BIOS erom module not found, skipping...
# Initialize memory (rev:3.63, ctm:196Mhz, cpuclk:147Mhz detected)
Frame buffer size set to  512x512 (2048x2048)

PlayStation 2 ======== Hard reset boot
ROMGEN=2002-0207, IOP info (CPUID=1f, CACH_CONFIG=0, 2MB, IOP mode)
<20020207-164243,ROMconf,PS20160AC20020207.bin:11552>
# Total accessable memory size: 32 MB (B:2:8:0) (363:2:7c30)
# TLB spad=0 kernel=1:12 default=13:30 extended=31:38
# Initialize Start.
# Initialize GS ...
# Initialize INTC ...
# Initialize TIMER ...
# Initialize DMAC ...
# Initialize VU1 ...
# Initialize VIF1 ...
# Initialize GIF ...
# Initialize VU0 ...
# Initialize VIF0 ...
# Initialize IPU ...
# Initialize FPU ...
# Initialize User Memory ...
# Initialize Scratch Pad ...
# Initialize Done.

EE DECI2 Manager version 0.06 Feb  7 2002 16:41:20
  CPUID=2e20, BoardID=0, ROMGEN=2002-0207, 32M

Patches: No CRC found, using 00000000 instead.
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCUS_973.53;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = NTSC
ELF (cdrom0:\SCUS_973.53;1) Game CRC = 0x45FE0CC4, EntryPoint = 0x00800008
(SYSTEM.CNF) Detected PS2 Disc = cdrom0:\SCUS_973.53;1
(SYSTEM.CNF) Software version = 1.00
(SYSTEM.CNF) Disc region type = NTSC

IOP Realtime Kernel Ver.0.9.1
    Copyright 1999 (C) Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Reboot service module.(99/11/10)
cdvd driver module version 0.1.1 (C)SCEI
Load File service.(99/11/05)
Multi Threaded Fileio module.(99/11/15)
iop heap service (99/11/03)
loadelf: fname cdrom0:¥SCUS_973.53;1 secname all
loadelf version 3.30
Input ELF format filename = cdrom0:¥SCUS_973.53;1
0 00800000 000bb1fa ............
Loaded, cdrom0:¥SCUS_973.53;1
start address 0x800008
gp address 00000000
# Restart Without Memory Clear.
# Initialize GS ...
# Initialize INTC ...
# Initialize TIMER ...
# Initialize DMAC ...
# Initialize VU1 ...
# Initialize VIF1 ...
# Initialize GIF ...
# Initialize VU0 ...
# Initialize VIF0 ...
# Initialize IPU ...
# Initialize FPU ...
# Initialize Scratch Pad ...
# Restart Without Memory Clear Done.
Elf entry point @ 0x00800008 about to get recompiled. Load patches first.
GSdx Lookup CRC:45FE0CC4
GSdx Lookup CRC:45FE0CC4
(UpdateVSyncRate) Mode Changed to NTSC.
(UpdateVSyncRate) FPS Limit Changed : 59.94 fps
Get Reboot Request From EE
ROM directory not found

PlayStation 2 ======== Update rebooting..

PlayStation 2 ======== Update reboot complete
cdvdman Init

IOP Realtime Kernel Ver. 2.2
    Copyright 1999-2002 (C) Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Reboot service module.(99/11/10)
cdvd driver module version 0.1.1 (C)SCEI
Load File service.(99/11/05)
Multi Threaded Fileio module.(99/11/15)
iop heap service (99/11/03)

==========================================================
989snd (c)2000-2003 Sony Computer Entertainment America
by Buzz Burrowes                               v3.1.4
                        (built Jun 22 2004 at 18:17:20)
                                         (pre-release 6)

NO MIDI VERSION! No MIDI, AME, or basic VAG sounds
                  (banks and streams only)

(build with sce library rev 2.8.0)
==========================================================
    Thread Priorities:
                         Sound Tick = 9
                           Main RPC = 58
                        Loading RPC = 59
                          Streaming = 60, 61, 62, 63
==========================================================

GuiMemoryMap::GuiMemoryMap(262144)

********** BEGIN: PARSING WIDGET3D'S CALLED ********

entry point = 33288364 and found 146 widgets.

********** END: FINISHED PARSING WIDGET3D's ********

decode thread: aborted
Closing plugins...
    Closing DEV9
    Closing FW
    Closing USB
    Closing CDVD
    Closing SPU2
    Closing PAD
    Closing GS
Plugins closed successfully.
Decommitting host memory for virtual systems...
EE/iR5900-32 Recompiler Reset
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#9
(02-16-2020, 12:36 PM)vsub Wrote: The key word here is "installed"
While using the installer version of pcsx2,pcsx2 stores your saves into memory cards located in Documents\PCSX2\memcards
1.Did you copy the cards from that location before switching to the ssd?
2.Did you used the memory cards system or the folder memory card system
3.I don't know if this is the case with this game but there are games that load and save only to the first memory card(did you set it the right way to slot 1)

If you used the installer version before and since there is no installer version of pcsx2 1.5.0(it's portable only),your old cards must be placed in pcsx2 main directory in memcards

The memory card size(unless it is ntfs compressed)is the same regardless if it is empty or completely full
And if your progress is on save states only,then yes,you are out of luck...save states from 1.4.0 are not compatible fro

  1. No, I copy/pasted them over after installing the SSD and installing a fresh version of PCSX2. The memory card files went from disk E (original drive) to disk C (new SSD).
  2. I believe the folder memory card system? I'm unsure of how that and the former are different exactly.
  3. It was continually using slot 1 for all I know. I made no changes from the default slots.
That's interesting about the sizes of the games. I never knew!
And yep, there are actual save games and not solely savestates.
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#10
from the log :
Quote:C:\Users\Nightowl\Desktop\Backup\Documents\PCSX2\memcards\Mcd001.ps2
is this where you actually copied your old memcards over ?
because that's where pcsx2 is looking for its memcards
CPU : I7 2600K Oc'ed @ 4.2Ghz
Mobo : Intel P67 southbridge
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750 Ti
RAM : 6 Go
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