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PlayStation 2 developer @sp193 is back with a new update to the PS2 Identification Tool or better wise known as simply PS2Ident, This update pushes the utility to version 0.823 and in this update the developer is supporting the latest PS2SDK revisions, button hints, and improved model detection has been added. View complete changelog and details about his tool
The PlayStation 2 Mechacon Adjustment Program (PMAP) is a tool for maintaining the PlayStation 2 CD/DVD subsystem.
SONY has its own official tools that aid in the maintanence process of their consoles. This program is a clone of their tools.

It offers the following functionality:
  1. EEPROM maintenance and updating
  2. Electrical circuit adjustment
  3. Mechanism (skew) adjustment

The electrical circuit and mechanism adjustment functions offer jitter measurement, the jitter measurement is only a rough value.
Only real jitter measuring equipment can give an accurate measurement of jitter.

The EEPROM maintenance and updating function allows the EEPROM to be backed up, restored and updated, as well as having various parts of it erased. It also allows the RTC's status to be updated (clear error status). It also allows the lens type (T487/T609K for SONY optical blocks) and the optical block* (SANYO/SONY) to be selected.
The Electical ciruit adjustment function allows the gain to be automatically adjusted.
The Mechanism adjustment function allows the tangential and radial skews to be adjusted. For the SCPH-30001/DTL-H300xx (B-chassis), it allows the AUTO-TILT motor to be adjusted, which adjusts the radial skew.

*Only for the F-chassis and later.

Consoles up to the I-chassis (SCPH-50000) are supported.

Warning! While I took great care to ensure that I understood what I copied and the accuracy of the copy process, it is still possible for mistakes to have inevitably introduced!
Do not use this on a console that you really value and make a backup of your console's EEPROM first!

As of now, there is no way to properly restore a dump from a Dragon unit (SCPH-50000), so there is no way to restore its EEPROM if it gets messed up. Hence do not use this tool on a Dragon unit, unless you know what you are doing.

As for the location of the test points (Tx, Rx, Gnd, 3.3V and RMC), please refer to the SONY service manuals.
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The popular PCSX2 PS2 Emulator has been updated (v1.4.0) with a bunch of new features and bug fixes in this update, Emotion Engine (EE) Overclocking features have been added, a compassion can be seen in the included video, New Debugger for developers and advance user's has been added, Per channel Audio adjustments are just to name a few of the features added in this latest update, but also some important bug have been squashed by the team as outlined in the changes. [break]ss[/break] View an overview of the release notes below and complete details at the source link and official project page of PCSX2.

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Free Memory Card Boot (FMCB) v1.95 along with v0.97 of the Installer has been released by developer sp193, FMCB & Installer has been updated and built with the latest PS2SDK and a number of changes as outlined in the changeslogs that developer Aldostools was kind enough to post for us and alert us of this latest release. All details can be view over at sp193 site here with details of this later update found [break]ss[/break] below.

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PS2 Developer sp193 has provided an additional update for the PS2 Community as the PS2Ident (PS2 Identification Tool) has been updated to v0.822. This update has made some changes to the UI so it can be usable for other PS2 Homebrew Projects and also some changes and optimizations made with this release. This utility comes pack with alot of functions thanks to the efforts of sp193 who continues to amazing work on the PS2. If you have not yet be sure to checkout his other releases and updates the has made such as HDDChecker & FMCB + Installer .
This has to be one of the most dedicated PlayStation 2 developer that I have followed over the years while writing news for various PlayStation homebrew websites. Don't get me wrong though as I'm sure there are many, that perhaps I have indeed overlooked, but sp193 will always be [break].[/break]that four letter handle that I will identify when it comes to PlayStation 2 homebrew development. The developer stopped by not too long ago with his updated HDLGameInstaller, so be sure to check that one out.


Moving along is the update of HDDChecker. Something we have not reported about on PSX-Place but a very handy tool to have in your arsenal of tools when it comes to your PlayStation 2 needs. HDDChecker has the following features but you need to check the release thread here to get all the info, so be sure to read up.


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PlayStation 2 homebrew developer sp193 stopped by the psx-place.com forums recently to let us know about the latest release (v0.809) of HDLGameInstaller, This update offers support for the latest Open Ps2 Loader (v0.9.3), built with the latest PS2SDK and as psx-place mod kozarovv has put it " HDLGameInstallerI s really nice project, that is able to run games from main menu on PS2 (with internal HDD - this mean HDDOSD) - similar to webman mounting games on PS3.". View all the
It has been a while since we last reported about OPL Manager. This update bringing the app to version 16 is packed with additions by developer danielb. These include the ability to export the list of your games to a easy to use CSV file and local PS2 HDD support. There are more [break].[/break]fixes and additions too. Also note the changelog below for the previous version we missed.

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It has been a long time since we reported about PS2Ident, a very handy tool for PlayStation 2 owners. For those not aware PS2Ident allows you to dump the ROM chips of PS2's and gather other useful info from the device. You can view more about that here and here. In this updatePS2Ident reaches version 0.821 by respected PS2 developer SP193.

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A new face on the PS2 Scene, a developer by the name of Sameh, has released a couple of great tools for use with the PS2 and other systems as well. First he brings us Arabization, a project that converts Arabic text into something usable on devices that do not normally support the Arabic language; such as a PS2 for example. Secondly, Sameh gives us SubtitlesConverter; a tool used to convert Arabic subtitles so they [break].[/break]can be used on system that do not support Arabic. SubtitlesConverter was originally intended for use with SMS Player, but can be used with other things. It is also interesting to note that the SubtitlesConverter tool was based off of the Arabization project; food for tthought!

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You can find downloads and more information about these great projects here at PSX-Place: