[PS2] POPS stuff & POPStarter

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  1. Jolek

    Jolek Spirited Member

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    I've tried "usbd.irx" & "usbhdfsd.irx" from 03\11\2018 FMCB\FHDB installer
    with few FMV (e.g Tomb Raider II, Colin McRae Rally 2.0, Legacy of Kain - Soul Reaver).

    It seems that everything should be fine (there ware no cracking sound or stuttering).

    If anybody else want to make a test, I've upload these drivers with icon for PS2 MC Browser.
    After unpacking, copy POPSTARTER folder on the root of a MC.

    Thanks @sp193 for a suggestion.

    EDIT: Added USB drivers from 05/11/2018.
     

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  2. Spec

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    I am using POPSTARTER RIP 06 (Latest release I believe)

    Here's a fix that I found:

    Game Name - Game ID:
    WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game - SLUS_000.13
    Fix modes(s): HDD: Compatibility Mode 7 | SMB: Compatibility Mode 6 | USB: ? (Haven't Tried)
    Fix Description: Fixes sound glitches that happen during the game. Now everything is working as it should.​


    Some games that I've tested which I could not find fixes for what's so ever:

    Game Name - Game ID: Spider-Man - SLUS_008.75
    Issue: Major texture problems. Tried all modes and Bios'. Nothing helps.

    Game Name - Game ID: Spider-Man 2: Enter: Electro - SLUS_013.78
    Issue: Major texture problems. Tried all modes and Bios'. Nothing helps.

    Game Name - Game ID: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - SLUS_010.66
    Issue: Major texture problems. Tried all modes and Bios'. Nothing helps.

    Game Name - Game ID: NHL Open Ice: 2 On 2 Challenge - SLUS_003.27
    Issue: Freezes after the intros or at the title screen. Tried all modes and Bios'. Nothing helps.
     
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  3. Jolek

    Jolek Spirited Member

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    Are you sure that this game needs mode 7 with HDD for fixing sound glitches?
    Because mode 7 is for:
    Source:
     
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  4. Spec

    Spec Rising Member

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  5. nonosto

    nonosto Dauntless Member

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    THX
    I try copy/paste vcd by vcd same result.
     
  6. ElPatas

    ElPatas Spirited Member

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    But they help only for the problems of the RIP 06, or also games run smother in the Beta 17 with this drivers?

    Which is the difference between the two drivers packages you posted
    of USB03112018 and USB05112018?

    They are not the same?

    Best regards.
     
  7. Jolek

    Jolek Spirited Member

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    I think I do not fully precise my post.

    Previously (14/10/2017) when I tested USB drivers from FMCB\FHDB I've got:
    https://assemblergames.com/threads/ps2-pops-stuff-popstarter.45347/page-110#post-951301.

    That's why @kHn decide to embed old USB (not from newest at that time FMCB\FHDB) drivers into r13 RIP 06.

    Now these problems when I tried USB drivers from 03\11\2018 in few FMV that I've tested are gone.
    Although, I do not have got time for deeper tests.
    Currently for about 2 weeks I'll be busy.

    No, they are not the same.
    I named then that, because I've taken them from 03\11\2018 FMCB\FHDB Installer.
    USB Drivers are from 27\10\2018.
    I can be confusing, but I prefer to rely on overall package name which was [181103]FMCB-1965-bin.

    USB drivers from 05\11\2018 have got:
    Updated USBHDFSD: improved compatiblity with disks that have no partition table.

    More reliable details about USB drivers can be found here:
    http://ichiba.geocities.jp/ysai187/PS2/FMCB/.
     
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  8. sp193

    sp193 Site Soldier

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    What did you do exactly? You copied from where, to where? And using what versions of LaunchELF?
    If you paste files onto USB disks and have been using any version of LaunchELF made between June 2018 and the end of October 2018, please replace it with a new version. Older versions of LaunchELF also had USBHDFSD modules that had less error checks, which also once gave me some problems.

    The real list of changes is on Github: https://github.com/ps2dev/ps2sdk/commits/master/iop/usb
    Not every update results in a new version of FMCB. However, I have been compiling FMCB with bad versions of USBHDFSD until recently, which is why I felt that every patch could be deemed as a critical update.
     
  9. ElPatas

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    I see, thank you for the answers.

    Best regards.
     
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  10. nonosto

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    I try to copy from PS2 HDD in __.POPS partition to USB fat 32 keys. Where can I find the last version please?
     
  11. Jolek

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    Are you sure that you want to copy VCD from HDD to USB through wLe?
    This operation can take even an hour or more?

    Here you can find commit ff91651 from 05\11\2018:
    http://psx-scene.com/forums/f113/wlaunchelf-release-thread-156637/index23.html#post1218501.
    If you want latest commit a5ab9b6 from 12\11\2018 with "Fixed video mode...",
    for now you'll have to compile it by yourself.
    wLe Changelog:
    https://github.com/AKuHAK/uLaunchELF/commits/master.

    Here is a guide how to put VCD into HDD and a link to get PFSSHELL 0.2a:
    https://bitbucket.org/ShaolinAssassin/popstarter-documentation-stuff/wiki/pfsshell.
    If you want to copy from PS2 HDD to PC HDD, instead of "put" use "get".

    Here is a command line:
    https://assemblergames.com/threads/ps2-pops-stuff-popstarter.45347/page-7#post-670911.

    pfsshell at github:
    https://github.com/uyjulian/pfsshell.
     
  12. nonosto

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    thx very much. I try with my virtual Xp and I have this:
    [​IMG]

    I drive with HDD1, 2, 3...crashed run only with HDD0.
     
  13. Jolek

    Jolek Spirited Member

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    I'm not sure that pfsshell will work through Virtual machine.
    I mean, maybe your HDD needs to be mounted in settings of a Virtual machine?

    Although try to launch "diskmgmt.msc" via Windows Explorer while you're in Win XP.
    It should be located here:
    Code:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\diskmgmt.msc
    It should shows you what devices are connected (FDD, HDD, etc).

    If your PS2HDD will be shown as hdd5, then try this device.

    BTW after looking for PS2HDD, pfsshell should return:
    ps2hdd: drive status 0, format version 00000002”.
    You have:
    ps2hdd: drive status 0, format version 00000000”.
    So it's not the PS2HDD.

    PS: If you're using translator, also put original text in your native language,
    because mostly translators sucks.
     
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  14. hugh

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    Okay, I read most of the help files in this and this tread and I have a few dumb questions.

    Dumb question number #1 - Is this a PAL only emulator? I can't get any USA games to work, I keep no single is being received on my TV (It's a 1080p HTDV with a PS2 to HDMI Adaptor (Yes I know how most of you guys feel about this Adaptor but mine works great.. :/)

    Dumb question number #2 - If it does work with some or most USA games, how to do I set POP to display for the USA?

    Thanks! :)

    =Hugh
     
  15. DaSA

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    It's region-free, so it should work.

    I would try to use $HDTVFIX cheat to see f it solves your issue. More info here : https://bitbucket.org/ShaolinAssassin/popstarter-documentation-stuff/wiki/special-cheats
     
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  16. hugh

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    Thanks for link, I'll try to figure this out.. LOL. Wild Arms starts out with the two title screens, then when it goes to the video I get "No signal" all the time. I will play with this though.. :)

    Thanks! :)

    =hugh
     
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  17. krHACKen

    krHACKen #CNNisISIS

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    Yo !
    So, which USB drivers should I embed in POPStarter ?
    Please let me know what recent drivers can be used without POPS to stutter like crazy; I need feedback with new sets of USB drivers + the last proto, not with RIP 06, because RIP 06 (and all the previous Revision 13 builds) have a severe design fault impacting perfs.
    I'm worried about the 4yo USB drivers, it's just wrong to keep compiling the launcher with them. But everytime I've embedded precompiled IRXes of more recent revisions, a wild fuckup appeared :( .

    Thanks for testing, @Jolek ! I just need a definitive advice on what to do with the drivers.
    Make POPS great again™.
     
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  18. Antonioks

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    Congratulations on the great work my dear, any possibility of a new build still in 2018? A hug and a great turn of the year.:)
     
  19. blueheaven

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    I had some time off so i dug up my PS2 with popstarter.
    Question, because I didn't have a decent scart and/or component input, i use the hdmi adapter. Anyone here that has experience with that adapter? Because I didn't change my setup and a lot of games stopped working. The adapter needs one of the usb ports to function.
    I launch my games from HDD OSD with WIP 06.
    Btw the picture quality is worst then through scart or component.
     
  20. sp193

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    If @Jolek had some successes, then I suppose it is fine to release a new bundle with the new USB modules. If it somehow cannot shine, then I will be willing to try to help you debug this.

    USBHDFSD modules made between June 8th and late October 2018 have defects, causing then to be unable to correctly write data to USB disks. So please do not use any such versions.
     
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