Do I need the HDDOSD/Browser Update 2.00 for my softmodded PS2?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Alex4nder001, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Alex4nder001

    Alex4nder001 Part-time thug

    Jul 28, 2017
    United Kingdom
    So I saw a lot of guides mentioning installation of HDDOSD, or a patched HDDOSD that apparently supports non-sony hard drives or whatever. I downloaded the freehdboot image from here: and the site also said "This is meant to be used with the Sony Browser Update v2.00". I flashed the image to an 80GB Maxtor IDE HDD although I don't have it (at least I don't think I do) and FreeHDboot and homebrew (OPL games included) works just fine on my console.
    I'm pretty new to PS2 homebrew, I only got a PS2 to play the games my PS3 can't play*, and even then only because I found a PS2 on the streets. What does a HDDOSD installation look like, do I need one, and how can I get it?

    *Parappa The Rapper 2, TrueCrime NYC, Yakuza and Tomb Raider PS1
    Last edited by Alex4nder001, Nov 29, 2018
  2. ShaolinAssassin

    ShaolinAssassin GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 5, 2013

    (2) Most likely no. It's more something cosmetic. HDDOSD lets you 1) launch your PS2 games from it (instead of launching them from OPL), 2) launch PS2 apps from there (you need to install them in the header's partition, you will have to dedicate 128Mb per app).
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