Fat PS2 and Playing Games Over Network

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  1. ClockSmasher
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    I'm already at the stage where I've got a crossover cable and am trying to run games off of my internal hard drive, ON my PC. Here's my IP settings;

    - PS2 -
    IP: 192.168.1.12
    Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1

    Ethernet speed and duplex settings: Auto

    - PC -
    IP: 192.168.1.11
    Port: 445
    Share: PS2SMB
    User: GUEST
    Password: none

    I think I have OpenPS2Loader at 0.9. Is there anything I'm doing wrong? Do I really need to format my whole hard drive to read my games? I even made sure one of them was set up to the correct file name. Hell, I even switched the crossover cable around to see if that did it.
     
  2. ClockSmasher
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    Sorry for the bump, but I really need help.
     
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    Anyone?
     
  4. Foxi4

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    Don't bump threads, just wait for a reply.

    Have you prepared an SMB share folder, and if so, what's the folder structure? How are you naming your ISO files? The loader is very stingy about that.

    The OPL filename syntax is as follows:

    RegionCode_Release.Number.GameName.iso

    For example:

    SCUS_973.28.GT4.iso

    The filenames may not exceed 31 characters, they have to be placed in an SMB Share folder in either a folder named CD or DVD depending on the image type, so:

    X:\SharePath\CD for CD images and X:\SharePath\DVD for DVD images.

    The ISO's should be uncompressed and if possible they should be full, clean dump unless patching is required which is rare.

    Here's an example Config IP-side (For direct PS-to-PS2 connections):

    -PC Side-

    IP: 192.168.0.100
    Default Gateway: 255.255.255.0 (Meaning "None" - the PC is the Host)
    Mask: 255.255.255.0 (No Mask)

    -PS2 Side-

    IP: 192.168.0.101 (Next in the pool of IP's)
    Default Gateway: 192.168.0.100 (PC's IP)
    Mask: 255.2555.255.0 (No Mask)

    Port: 445
    Username: GUEST (Unless a User is set to be required in the Share settings)
    Password: (Leave blank, unless a Username is used)

    This however is subject to changes depending on whether you connect to the PS2 directly or via a router.

    For more detailed help, you'll have to describe your problem in detail.