OPL Won't Detect Games

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Black_Heart, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Black_Heart
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    Black_Heart Advanced Member

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    Hi, so I'm trying to start playing digital games on my PS2 since I can tell its disc drive will probably only last a few more years. I followed this tutorial exactly, but OPL won't read my game.

    In fact, it shows my USB as empty. I only have two games on there at the moment, DOA2 and MvC2. I have them in the appropriate folders and I split DOA2 exactly how this followup tutorial showed .
    My PS2 is a slim and I've been using FreeMCBoot since April 2018.
    I am using a 32gb SanDisk USB.

    So what am I doing wrong? If I'm doing everything right, why won't OPL detect my games?
     
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  2. piete

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    Hi! Which version of OPL are you using? I am new to PS2 but I managed to get the games working on OPL 0.9.3, but trying any newer daily build (except for one in one similar thread at ps2-home.com), I can see no games. I am using 32GB SanDisk USB, too.
     
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  3. Black_Heart
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    Black_Heart Advanced Member

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    I don't know which version of OPL I have. I'll have to check.
     
  4. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo and his tropane alkaloids

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    Is your flash drive working in wLaunchElf or other homebrews? While allegedly not as bad as the first Xbox, the PS2 doesn't have 100% compatibility either (many modern ones are probably not optimized for USB 1 either)

    About files in the right place, try the old naming convention too (with the titleid at the beginning) if you haven't already

    I assume you have indeed enabled USB in OPL's settings!

    and fyi, while the name is confusing, "OPL daily builds" (associated with Jay-Jay and his ps2-home website) is a separate fork from the older "official" OPL (associated with psx-place) (and the relationship between the two teams aren't exactly as good as they should be)
     
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  5. Black_Heart
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    Black_Heart Advanced Member

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    I just checked. My memory card came with OPL 0.9.2

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    Yes, I have had USB enabled on OPL. About naming the game, how should it look? Just the titleID alone? For CD games, do I need the titleID on the bin or cue file (or both)?
     
  6. GensokyoIceFairy

    GensokyoIceFairy GBAtemp Regular

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    CD games need to be converted to .iso with bin2iso first
     
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  7. Black_Heart
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    Black_Heart Advanced Member

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    Thank you for leading me to that tool. Months ago I was trying to burn MvC2 for ESR. I converted it to an ISO with every method people said online but none worked (I tested the game on PCSX2 before wasting any discs). I was lucky to find a converted one on YouTube. I wish I knew about this months ago, but whatever. I was at least able to successfully convert MvC2 for OPL. Now I just need to hope OPL recognizes it.
     
  8. piete

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    I will try how 0.9.2 works with my usb stick, the oldest version I had tried was 0.9.3.
     
  9. Black_Heart
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    Black_Heart Advanced Member

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    I never thought of this, but does it matter what USB port I plug my flash drive into?
     
  10. Black_Heart
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    Black_Heart Advanced Member

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    Tried it on both USB ports. Still nothing. I'm sure I can get OPL to work at some point. Until then, I guess I'll use PCSX2 for whatever games my PS2 no longer reads. If anyone had any other ideas for getting OPL to work, please let me know.
     
  11. Black_Heart
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    Black_Heart Advanced Member

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    I FINALLY GOT OPL TO READ MY GAMES. None of the tutorials mentioned this. I have to put the games in ul format on the ROOT of the USB, not in the DVD or CD folder. I don't think 0.9.2 used DVD/CD folders. Either way, it works.
     
  12. boldandbrash

    boldandbrash Newbie

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    thank you so much!!! this helped my opl detect my games too
     
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