What exactly IS a .ELF file?

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Dec 5, 2007

What exactly IS a .ELF file? by TheMute at 6:09 AM (1,406 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. TheMute
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    So it's some sort of executable file on the PS2? But what does it execute? Homebrews? Programs? What exactly is it...
     
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    memor team just mde one for the memor32 memory card w/ usb port that allows you to boot back ups just by putting the memory card in the memoy slot..basicaally a modchip but in memory card format..


    sorry for grammar...bedtime,...
     
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    Yes, an ELF file is basically a homebrew program.

    Like how DOL files can be used to load homebrew on a GameCube (or Wii in GC mode).
     
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    You basically answered the question yourself! x3

    They are used with an HDD.
     
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    It's a file that helps Santa make toys for children.
     
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    It's like a paedophile, but with an unhealthy sexual interest in elves instead of children.
     
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    Not always. I load my ELFs from a CD and memory card.
    I don't even have a HDD for my PS2.
     
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    doesnt swapmagic use this elf file thing? [​IMG]
     
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    a .elf file is the ps2 equivilant to a .exe file for the pc

    im using a HDLoader.elf to play games off my hardrive :-)
     
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    So besides homebrews, why would people want to run them on their PS2?
     
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    No other reason.

    Also, I was under the impression that these could only be used with either an HDD or using the Memory Card exploit... because I know there's an elf that allows you to play PS1 games... so if I can get that working with my Swap Magic, that would be wonderful!
     
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    Swap with ps1 one disc not work then? , to launch ps1 backup. I know you said you were going try it once you got the flip top.

    ELF's can also be launched with chips , I know on my matrix infinity I can hold R1 (I think , or was it R2) , to launch stuff of memory card [​IMG].
     
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    No, the PS1 game swap didn't work.
     
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    ELF files as stated above, are executable files. All programs that run on PS2 use them. Including games.
     

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