PlayStation 2:Install Games with WinHIIP/HDL Dump Helper GUI

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by alexander1970, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. alexander1970
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    Hello.:)

    I want to ask for your experiences please,my esteemed PlayStation 2 users.

    Until today I have used WinHiip for install Games on the HDD.
    Today I stumbled again over the only "weak spot" on WinHiip.The "fragments" size.
    Even tough the "reduce Fragmentation" option is on,when it goes to the "End" of free space the space of the fragments is not used.:(

    In an actual case it is about ~9 GB and the "official" free space is ~3 GB.
    Now i tried to install an 8 GB image and guess what happens ?

    Ohne Titel-2.

    After searching a little i get on HDL Dump Helper GUI.
    Very clear and very nice UI (with Network support too) and also german.:)

    And the best: it uses the "fragmented" space.:yayps3:

    My only "concern" is: Are there any known issues with Open PS2 Loader if i use 2 different programs ?

    Thank you for your "student comments" and any help from you.:)
     
  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo and his tropane alkaloids

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    No, it's not a problem to alternate between different PS2 game backup installers, however you should avoid using WinHiip in general because (as a 2006 program) it didn't keep up with modern scene standards of following the official HDD standards more accurately :)
     
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    Thank you.:)

    Since i use the Sony HDD Adaptor and "old" IDE Seagate/Maxtor HDD´s (120 - 300 GB in size) I never stumbled over an issue with WinHIIP except the "fragments".Thank you for your Advise.

    But yes,HDL Dump Helper GUI appeals to me a lot.

    Thank you.:)
     
  4. WeAreVenom

    WeAreVenom Newbie

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    Is it possible to have a pinned post for the modern tools/methods? Feels like there's a shortage of this and people end up running in circles once the old good links and such disappear (isozone, etc). Between this site and reddit and how they have pin and have wikis for everything, there's nothing pinned for ps2, like the way it is for og xbox or even ps3.
     
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    Hello.:)

    Also the Tools changed and getting better.
    In the last days I "learned" many on PlayStation 2 and Games from HDD/over Network.
    I plugged in my 3-4 Years old "Softmodded" PlayStation 2 and I am surprised what all has changed the last Years.:D

    I no longer use WinHIIP since I "stumbled" over this great Applications:

    - HDL Dumper Helper GUI v2.3
    - OPL Manager 21.5 (for Covers/Editing .cfg and many more)
    - and also the latest Build of Open PS2 Loader "10th Anniversayr Edition" (I used an "ancient" one before..:blink: )

    The PlayStation 2 is definetly "present" today.:yayps3:

    Thank you.:)
     
  6. WeAreVenom

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    Thanks! This is the method that I use for my hdd

    This was actually the method that fixed me up. Now I can update the software on my memory card again and try out that new stuff
     
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