Update 2018/12/08: v0.821 released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/page-5#post-148039 Update 2018/11/24: v0.820 released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/page-5#post-146607 Update 2018/10/28: v0.818 released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/page-5#post-143662 Update 2018/09/09: v0.817 released. Update 2018/06/18: v0.816 re-released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/page-3#post-127368 Update 2018/06/12: v0.816 re-released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/page-3#post-126694 Update 2018/06/09: v0.816 released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/page-2#post-126323 Update 2018/06/04: v0.815 released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/page-2#post-125809 Update 2018/05/31: v0.814C released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/page-2#post-125383 Update 2018/05/29: v0.814B released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/#post-125072 Update 2018/05/26: v0.814A released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/#post-124691 Update 2018/05/23: v0.814 released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/#post-124140 Update 2017/02/25: v0.823 released. Update 2017/02/18: v0.812 released - http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/#post-73338 Update 2017/02/04: v0.810 released. Update 2015/12/16: v0.809 released. Update 2014/06/23: v0.808 released. Update 2013/08/25: v0.807 released. 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. What does this system offer? Installs all PlayStation 2 games from the CD/DVD drive. 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, over a network. Network performance uses the latest ethernet modules from the PS2SDK, giving about 4MB/s. Allows the user to specify the savedata icon to use with the game. Supports games >4GB. 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. Game list can be sorted alphabetically (controlled from the PlayStation 2). Supports the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), for easy set up. Settings Storage: Settings are now saved into the HDLGameInstaller save data folder: hdd0:__common/Your Saves/HDLGAMEINSTALLER If you wish to delete the save, you may do so with the HDD Browser or compatible homebrew (e.g. LaunchELF). Notes on network support: HDLGameInstaller now maintains its own network configuration file on the HDD unit. If you have not configured HDLGameInstaller before, your existing homebrew network settings will be automatically imported from IPCONFIG.DAT. Network settings can now be configured from the Options menu. Please ensure that TCP ports 45061 and 45062 are allowed in your network. If you use the Windows Firewall, you may have to allow "public" access for HDLGManClient.exe. Pad support worsens performance. However, it is possible to connect to the PS2 at any time, even when the options screen is displayed. If this is done, then the software will not disable pad input until the options menu is closed. For best performance, keep the options menu closed. Prerequisites: A PlayStation 2 console. A HDD unit and network adaptor (clones MAY work). HDLGameInstaller may be installed (copied) onto and can be booted from: USB Mass Storage Devices. Only USB disks are supported. Multi-function devices are not supported. Disk must have only one partition. Otherwise, the first partition will be accessed. PlayStation 2 HDD Unit. Other devices are not supported. The copy of OPL that is used may be a little outdated though. It'll get updated once in a while. You will need a working installation of the HDDOSD (Browser v2.00) to be able to fully enjoy all the features of this installer. I won't be writing a guide for getting it for those users with non-Sony HDDs, since it's copyrighted and isn't my work anyway. If you wish to commit a guide for doing that, please feel free to do so! Downloads/links and more information: HDLGameInstaller project homepage (downloads are here): - HDLGameInstaller support page - Original thread: (CBT) HDLoader game installer psx-place resource thread: http://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.20787 EDIT: Forgot to mention that I am now looking out for people to translate the installer. Thanks! As for those who volunteered to make the translations:Japanese: Unassigned. French translation (completed): DaSA Spanish translation (completed): ElPatas. German translation (completed): Delta_force Italian translation (completed): master991 Dutch translation (completed): An anonymous contributer. Portuguese translation (completed): GillBert EDIT 2: Here is a version with extended timeout (160 s) for those who have bunch of games and the standard 80 s timeout is not enough: https://www.psx-place.com/threads/hdlgameinstaller.3709/page-8#post-221249.