Originally posted here by JESUSoCHRIST. I'm merely re-posting what was lost in the rollback. All credit goes to him.
Originally Posted by JESUSoCHRIST
THIS TUTORIAL EXPLAINS HOW TO REBUILD A PS2 GAME TO WORK OFF HDLOADER USING THE VMC ON YOUR USB STICK, WHERE THE HDLOADER GAME DIDN’T WORK BEFORE. AKA vmc method, for most BSOD (black screen of death) games on hdloader.
To use this guide you need (there not included try google)
CD DVD Gen v1.5IsoBuster v1.8
Apache v2.0 (any apache version would work though)
Winhex (or any hex editor software really)
DVD decrypter (or any program that can read a dvd to .iso file)
usbMcEmu.elf has been included below
U will also need a VMC on your usb stick see this easy guide……….http://www.epforums.org/showthread.php?t=56213
Make a .iso image file of your ps2 game, use dvd decrypter or other, to dump a .iso image file to your computer.
Open IsoBuster v1.8 (or other version) and drag drop your ps2 .iso image file. U should see something like this. example image
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Right Click the blue part you hightlighted and press Extract Objects, Extract them to a folder you would remember where you'd extract that to. Leave IsoBuster v1.8 open as a reference for the rest of this guide.
A Put usbMcEmu.elf in the folder with all the ps2 game files you just extracted. Name it SLUS_998.99 (the next game u do name it SLUS_999.01, AND SO ON, no 2 games should have same number, if u want to add those sames games to your hard drive for hdloader.)
B Open NotePad. Drag and Drop the SYSTEM.CNF
On the first line u have An existing SLUS, SLES or whatever.
Replace it with the one u just made SLUS_998.99 don’t change anything else in there. Example: SLUS_EMUPARADISE was there already, so I replace it with SLUS_998.99 also if your region is something diff, then SLUS, should be changed to that one, the first 4 letters should match the existing SLUS, SLES or whatever, that was already there. example image
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C SAVE and EXIT
A Start Winhex and open SLUS_998.99 (remember it’s the usbMcEmu.elf file u renamed)
B Look for decimal offset of 00019456 or hexadecimal offset of 00004C00 and u see at the right side cdrom0:\IOPRP123.IMG;1 u need to replace the IOPRP123.IMG with the same .IMG u have in ur game. If u have IOPRP999.IMG under MODULES folder, u will type at the right side cdrom0:\MODULES\IOPRP999.IMG;1
(or whatever folder its in or folders example: cdrom0:\EMUPARADISE\IOPRP999.IMG)
If no IOPRP file is present, then u will write the DNAS of it.
C Next check cdrom0:\SLUS_123.45;1 replace the SLUS_123.45;1 with the SLUS_EMUPARADISE;1 of ur game. (slus, slps, sles, whatever it is)
D Don’t forget to add the “;1” it should be there, it was there. example image
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E SAVE and EXIT
A Next Open CD/DVD ROM Generator, then Create New Project, left click DVD-ROM Master Disk, drag and drop all the game files from the folder you extracted them to earlier, into “CD DVD Gen v1.5”. Make sure they go in the same order as you see them in ISOBUSTER V1.8 (you should still have that open for a reference). NOW drop the SLUS_998.99 file that you made/edited at the very end.
B After all files is placed in correct order, Left click the Volume TAB at the left of the pressed Directory tab. Fill in your SLUS or whatever number under disk name, example SLUS 99899
You can fill in the rest of the info according to what the label says for that game, just open the DVD or image u have in a program like ULTRAISO, to get the rest of the blanks. (or use google to find what else goes in the other blanks)
C Now After that has all been written down. Left Click File>Export IML File & put it in a folder you'd know you remember or on the desktop like I'd usually do. It would come with 2 files, 1 .iml and other .ims.
D Now open “Apache V2.0” and left click File>Import IML, Now you will see all the files you listed in order and press File again and press Build ISO, it will have a
loading screen at the bottom on the percentage of the building iso. it will say when its done building the iso. When its done it will be in the same place as the .iml file.
E Install the new IMAGE on ur PS2HDD using “WinHIIP 1.7.6” and enable mode3. Name the boot file to SLUS_998.99 in that program. Connect ur USB stick and start HDLoader and try ur game. ENJOY
note games that didn't work on hdloader before like all the first 4 .hack games, shadow hearts 2, and even rumored all the samurai games that don't work with any version of hdloader, even games that were already compatible can be rebuilt to use the vmc on the usb stick when run from hdloader, i'm just adding the 3 images to a .rar file below in case the links go bad.