Want to install backups on your PS2 hard drive? This tiny app makes it easier and more efficient than ever before!
If you've got a lot of PS2 backups lying around, it would be quite worthwhile to install them to your much-underrated PS2 HDD. With a little help from HDDOSD, HDL GameInstaller allows you to do so from your disc drive and your computer. No need to rely on DVD discs when you've got the convenience of a quality, DRM-free backup.The changelog below will tell you everything you need to know about GameInstaller's finer features!
Update 2013/08/04: v0.806 released. Update 2013/08/01: v0.805R released. Update 2013/07/25: HDLGameUpdater (update tool) v0.800 released. Update 2013/07/23: v0.805 released. Update 2013/07/19 02:30: v0.804 re-released, includes stability fix. Update 2013/07/18: v0.804 released, includes network functionality enhancements. Update 2013/07/17: v0.803 released, includes network functionality enhancements. Update 2013/07/14: v0.802 released, includes minor bugfixes. Update 2013/07/12: v0.801 released, includes network support fix.
In 2011, some of us had started work on a HDLoader game installer that installs PlayStation 2 games onto the HDD unit for use with the HDDOSD. The games could be booted directly from the HDDOSD as if they were DLCs from the PSBBN.
The software uses a GUI-less version of OPL to emulate the CD/DVD drive.
Although the project is still considered to be under development, I've considered about putting it into the beta-testing phase as I think that most functions have already been completed.
Originally, it was tested amongst a handful of people that work with me... but it seems like most of them have become too busy with real life nowadays. I'll still like to reach a conclusion for this project soon, hence now I'm appealing to the public for open-beta testers. (Actually, I'm just making a release now, lol)
What does this system offer?
Installs all PlayStation 2 games from the CD/DVD drive.
Installs all PlayStation 2 games remotely from a PC, via TCP/IP over a network.
Installed games can be booted directly from the HDDOSD.
Allows the user to manage games locally on the PlayStation 2 console itself.
Allows the user to manage games remotely from a PC, via TCP/IPover a network.
Network performance uses the latest ethernet modules from the PS2SDK, giving about 2MB/s.
Allows the user to specify the savedata icon to use with the game.
Supports games >4GB (HDLDump seems to have some difficulty with that).
DVD9 games are supported from the PC client only, as the CDVDMAN module within the boot ROMs of all consoles does not support DVD9 layer 1.
A PlayStation 2 console.
A HDD unit and network adaptor (clones MAY work, but don't cry to me if it doesn't).
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