Open PS2 Loader on PS3

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  1. Rock Raiyu
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    I have a backwards compatible PS3. I know I was able to play some games in the past. I came back to it now because I want to play some Tales games. I downloaded the new one (0.7) and it won't load up for me when I press the L1+Up on swap magic. It will freeze on the swap magic screen. I've tried different versions of the loader and it is still not working. Can I get some assistance?
     
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    download the correct version for your PS3 region...

    if it is Japan or USA... go grab the NTSC version

    else ... go grab PAL version
     
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    Correct version? What are you talking about? There is only one version. It works for all regions.
     
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    Are you able to boot other homebrew .elfs? Like uLaunchELF? Does Open PS2 Loader work if you boot with that?

    What usb storage are you trying to load Open PS2 Loader from? Did you name the .elf correctly?
     
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    I haven't tried other homebrew but I'll see if it can.

    I'm trying to boot games from a 1TB HDD. And I'm 100% sure I renamed it right.
     
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    You know that NOTHING on ps2 homebrew supports NTFS?
     
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    Oh no....I didn't know that haha. So I got to format the drive fat16 or 32?
     
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    FAT32 should be fine
     
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    Alright, I'm formatting it to fat32. I'll get back and see what happens but is it possible to make a separate partition and do it that way?
     
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    That should work, but i think the FAT32 partition needs to be the 1st one. Well at least for swap magic so it can boot Open PS2 Loader. Open PS2 Loader _might_ be able to read games from the 2nd or 3rd partition.
     
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    I think he is doing whole format...
     
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    1st partition? How do I make the FAT32 the first partition exactly?
     
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    If you format the whole drive, then FAT32 should be the first (as it is only) - if you leave it so it has multiple partitions, so it shows up as several drives, the first one should be FAT32 it seems. To get it to be first would still mean complete format in some cases...
     
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    The 1st partition is the partition that is located as 1st on the HDD. So if you had 2 partitions already, 1st NTFS and 2nd FAT32, you could only switch them by formatting the whole drive, then create FAT32 1st, then create the NTFS partition.

    But why all the hassle? Get some small usb storage, put Open PS2 Loader on it, and then load the games from network which is a bit faster than loading from usb anyways.
     
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    I tried a different USB stick formatted to FAT32 and it still isn't reading. It still freezes at the Swap Magic screen. I'm thinking its more of a firmware problem...