1. contezero

    OP contezero GBAtemp Regular
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    FreePSXBoot
    https://github.com/brad-lin/FreePSXBoot

    Works in a similar way to FMCB for the playstation 2. After the Tonyhax exploit now another one, but this one needs only a memory card. No discs, no games. Compatibility is still small: only works with SCPH-9000 model and could require a few reboots but it's very promising.
     
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    Noice!

    I knew this would appear one day!
     
  3. VashTS

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    yes! this is great news.
     
  4. tech3475

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    I wonder if something like this could lead to a solderless ODD?
     
  5. contezero

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    The guys behind PSIO are working on a solderless ODE. No info on release, availability or price yet.
    [​IMG]
     
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    From the PSXDev-Thread:

    That posting from PSIO-Matt happened some time in June 2020.
    Looks like that artillery is stuck in the mud and the barrel filled with vegemite.
     
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    What interesting times we live in.
     
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    Does anyone know if there is a homebrew application for PS2 that I can use to prep a PlayStation memory card for this exploit? Using an Arduino to program the memory card seems excessive so I'm curious if there's an easier way.
     
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    uLaunchELF/wLaunchELF can handle/copy Files to a PSX Memory Card on an PlayStation 2.:)

    Please Note,note ALL Versions can handle it and a Original SONY Memory Card should it be,maybe this GBAtemp Thread can help:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-transfer-psx-memory-card-saves-to-pc-and-vice-versa.566212/
     
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    I thought about this, of course, but the files provided are .mcd images, not raw save files. This means it's basically a copy of a memory card's whole contents instead of just a save file. I'm not sure if there's a way to clone an image to an actual memory card via the PS2 which is what I'm asking about.
    The thread provided does have some good info, but I don't think it's quite useful in this case. I'm not sure if this is something we where we can safely extract the contents of the .mcd file from because of how the exploit works as described on the github page. It seems like we need to properly image the memory card using the .mcd file provided.
     
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    With the disc less hack for ps1 being a thing now and a potential solderless ODE mod for ps1 i feel like the system will finally be in a good place.
     
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    Hackers stuck at home due to pandemic, with too much time on their hand?:rofl2::evil:
     
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    would have loved to have had this back in the day instead of fucking around with modchips
     
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    Mod chips?
    When I were a lad we had to have a cheat device bought off the market for a fortune,have springs inside the tray, turn the playstation upside down, rent games from the video shop, burn discs with drives that barely lasted a year and then find there was anti piracy.
    I would have killed for a mod chip.
     
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    What is wrong with a PS1 modchip?
    Burn disc, insert disc, play.
    The only thing more convenient is an optical drive emulator.

    Nevertheless: Very cool exploit.
     
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    Probably the usual. Don't/can't solder, don't want to pay someone to do it either.
     
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    It's very interesting indeed.
    I hope it will lead to something very similar to FMCB.
     
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    The images on github repository are bundeled with UniROM; can someone explain what can be done with UniROM without having a modichip and/or an action replay (never used UniROM :( ) ?

    Anyway this can be the tool useful to write raw memory card images: https://github.com/ShendoXT/memcardrex
     
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    FIXD :creep:

    I was doing it from the very beginning when burners were expensive AF. it was ok at first until FF VIII came out with it's fuckiong DRM than everyone started using it making it a FUGE pain to burn a disc properly. not to mention i had to patch nearly every fucking game to PAL because the assholes never even released the good games here like xeno gears and legends of legaia
     
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