Having problems loading FreeMCBoot, was previously working

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Wolvenreign, May 11, 2013.

  1. Wolvenreign
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    Hey all. My PS2 doesn't load FreeMCBoot properly anymore. I didn't make any changes, but now it only seems to load FreeMCBoot in about 1 out of every 10 tries or so.

    Anyone else with this problem?
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Could be the memory card is going bad. Have you tried it with another memory card?
     
  3. Wolvenreign
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    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

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    No. That was my only FreeMCBoot memory card. I was going to use it to make a backup.

    This sucks. ESR was my first completed hack. I had to use a jump method to get it to work with my Slim PS2, including using an old Gameshark on a Phat PS2 and tons of hours of tweaking. I was so proud when it was done. =(
     
  4. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Well I can do free FreeMcBoot installation for you if you want. If you have a spare memory card you can ship it to me and I'll ship it back with FMB back.
     
  5. blaisedinsd

    blaisedinsd GBAtemp Maniac

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    I am having issues too, I just installed it last night using swap method with mgs3. Ps phat is pretty old.

    It seems to freeze up when I boot up with a disc in the console but it works when it's empty.

    Does the memory card have to be in the same slot as when it's installed for it to work? I installed in the first slot but now I want to use it in slot2 so I can have a regular card in the first slot but it doesn't seem to work in the second slot. I am thinking it may be difficult to reinstall in the second slot with out having to swap again, if I launch the explorer and installer from the first slot can I swap the memory card to the second slot and then run the installer or will removing the memory card screw it up? The installer is running from the USB so I think it may be safe.
     
  6. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    If you have another memory card, I suggest putting the FreeMCBoot installation files on a USB stick or something, trying to boot it from your current card and installing it on the other one while it still boots at all. ;)
     
  7. blaisedinsd

    blaisedinsd GBAtemp Maniac

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    Good idea to have a backup I guess. I will have to clear some space on the memory card first though. Is it pretty simple to back up the saves to USB and restore them? I am really new to this, just got a ps3 and a psp and started messing with my ps2 this weekend.

    Can these saves be easily transferred to ps3 as well? I got backward compatibility.
     
  8. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    You can transfer all data back and forth using USB without a hitch. As for putting them on the PS3, I don't know - my PS3 isn't BC-compatible. Your saves will work perfectly fine when on a PS2 memory card though, so no worries there.
     
  9. blaisedinsd

    blaisedinsd GBAtemp Maniac

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    Thank you. I have found out they will not work on ps3, it uses psv format that no one has cracked. Only a ps3 can make a psv file. You have to buy a memory card adapter but I heard if you can boot swap magic on the ps3 there is a method. Both cost money. I bought a knock off adapter off eBay for around $10, so hopefully that will work. Sonya official one I see going for over $30 and swap magic cost around $25.
     
  10. Magsor

    Magsor I am watching you

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    You know what's funny? You can install FreeMCboot with the memory card adapter and a PC...
     
  11. blaisedinsd

    blaisedinsd GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yeah, I was seeing something about that but I am not sure if it will work with the non official adapter. Since i already did the fmcb install I really just need it to work one time to get my saves on to the ps3
     
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