PlayStation 2 developer SP193 did not just stop with updating PS2Ident, the developer has also released an update to Free Memory Card Boot (FMCB) v1.951, this update like the recent ps2indent updates code for support to the latest PS2SDK revisions. Also fixed USB device support and several other changes are made in this update to FMCB. Also the Installer has matured to v0.971 with a new button legend, and other improvements as outlined in the Installer Changelog tab found below along with others tabs of information about these PS2 Hacking Scene updates from SP193. Special thanks to @aldostools for these alerts on these releases.
- About: Free Momory Boot (FMCB) Installer
- How to Use
- Latest Changelog for FMCB
- Latest Changelog for Installer
- Additional Notes
- Supported Languages
This is an Free Memory Card Boot (FMCB) installer. It was previously known as the "Unofficial FMCB v1.8C" installer. No part of it was directly re-used from FMCB v1.7 itself, but parts of it were based or referenced from the code of FMCB v1.7.
The files in the fmcb-install folder are from Jimmikaelkael's PS3MCA project. Of course, I didn't include the questionable files which Sony claimed as a breach of their copyright.
Since FMCB v1.9 was born, the FMCB installer has been used for installing both versions of FMCB (v1.8C and v1.9x).
How to use this
- Download the archive linked to in the downloads section
- Extract the contents into one of these places:
- A USB device
- A CD/DVD
- A Memory Card (Not the memory card that FMCB will be installed to)
- Launch the installer with your Playstation 2 consoleAs of 2014/06/29, FMCB v1.8C will no longer be circulated from here as the FMCB v1.9 appears to have achieved proven stability.
Option name Description Install Performs a normal installation of FMCB Multi-Install Performs a "multi" installation of FMCB. A multi-installation can boot on all consoles of any region, and not only on the console it was installed with. Uninstall FMCB Removes a normal installation of FMCB from a memory card. Uninstall MI Uninstalls a multi-installation, turning it back into a normal FMCB installation. Format MC Formats a Memory Card. Dump MC Dumps a Memory Card to an image installer's directory. Restore MC Restores a Memory Card from an image located in the installer's directory. Shutdown Switches off the Playstation 2 console. Exit Exits the installer and returns back to the OSDSYS menu.
New in Free Memory Card Boot (FMCB) v1.951:
- Fixed USB device support; added 2s delay to the boot process + 10s timeout to the FMCB core.
- Updated code to work reliably with the PS2SDK.
- Added button hints to FSCK.
- Corrected flipped button processing (OK -> Quit) in FSCK.
Changelog (v0.971) for the installer
- Added button legend.
- Once again, all files in the BOOT folder will be copied.
- Added a BOOT folder for the HDD (BOOT-HDD). Files in there will be copied to hdd0:__sysconf/FMCB.
- Removed unused file flag bits.
- Added new Portuguese, French and Spanish localizations.
- Button legend will be dynamically positioned, to cater for the varying lengths of labels in various languages.
- Users can now cancel at the memory card selection and installation type screens.
I've spent slightly over a hundred hours working on this, and I hope that it works well.... but of course, anything could go wrong - so I have provided a memory card dumping and restoration facility within the installer.
A dump of a memory card in slot 1 will get saved as mc0.bin, and a dump of a card in slot 1 will get saved as mc1.bin.
The file will be saved to the directory where the main executable of this installer resides in.
Caution! You can only make one dump of a card from each port. Making additional dumps will overwrite the previous dump.
During development, I have sent 2 out of 3 of my cards to their graves and damaged the filesystems of all of them too. Thank goodness for the dumps that I made at the beginning of this project!
(I seriously don't know what's wrong with those damaged cards... they were hardly used and now they cannot be detected at all).
Supported installation media:
- USB devices only
Warnings against potential pitfalls
!!! WARNING !!! If you make a multi-install, do not delete any of the B*EXEC-SYSTEM folders or any of the OSD*.elf files inside them! Doing so might result in SEVERE data loss. Do not delete uninstall.dat from the SYS-CONF folder either, or you will probably be stuck with the multi-install files forever.
Lastly, read the included README file for more details.
- For more information on supported languages and how support for languages can be completed, click here. A template for translating this software is provided in the downloads section of this page. Supported languages and their translation status
Language Status Japanese* Unassigned English Completed and built-in. French Translated by ShaolinAssassin. Spanish Translated by ElPatas. Original translation by pool7. German Translated by Delta_force. Italian* Translated by master991. Dutch* Translated by port187. Portuguese Translated by gledson999.* Not updated for v0.97 (2016/01/09) and later.
Download & Source (via developer's official website):
PS2 Free Memory Card Boot (FMCB) & Installer Updated by SP193
By STLcardsWS on May 22, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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