Introduction Open PS2 Loader is a 100% Open source game loader compatible with USB Advance/Extreme game format and also with plain ISO format. It aims to be more compatible with games, and should work without ps2load and DNASXXX.IMG replacement tricks. Open PS2 Loader also is developed continuously and anyone can contribute improvements to the project. Open PS2 Loader can load games though USB, network (SMB) and from the PS2's HDD unit. It supports all models of the PlayStation 2, and the PlayStation 3 models with PlayStation 2 backward compatibility. IMPORTANT: USB games must be unfragmented. If not, they will not work properly. The compatibility modes have changed (not the same as the HDLoader compatibility modes). For viewing or making game compatibility reports, please use the OPL-CL service. For more information, please refer to this thread. Release types (since 0.9.3) Type (can be a combination)DescriptionNormal (No suffixes)Regular, basic OPL release, without any extra features (see below).ChildproofOPL release with some controls disabled (e.g. delete and rename). There isn't a GSM+childproof version because GSM is for power users.VMCOPL release with Virtual Memory Card (VMC) support.GSMOPL release with GSM integrated into it.PS2RDOPL release with PS2RD Cheat Engine built-in feature.For SMB users: if you are experiencing connection issues, please attempt to make a packet capture and share it with the developers via PM, so that the developers can actually see what's going on with your SMB connection. For more information on making a packet capture, please check out this tutorial. Code: ==== Version 0.9.3 ==== CORE: * New RDB-based DECI2 Debugging System. * Refactored and optimized core modules. * New CDVDMAN streaming mechanism for better performance. * Kinder, gentler, and hopefully better IGR mechanism * Added support for the DTL-T10000, for debugging. * Updated USB drivers - support drives greater than 1TB but less than 2TB in capacity, plus better reliability. * Eliminated the need for user-configurable delays in USB support. * Improved performance and stability of SMB support. * VMC Fix - Slot2 should no longer clone Slot1 and vice versa * Removed obsolete Compatibility Modes and needless GSM video modes. * New PS2RD Cheat Engine port by Doctorxyz. * Per-Game GSM Support. * New super-slim EE core, making mode 1 (Alt EE core) obsolete. * Added Accurate Reads mode, for emulating the reading speed and behaviour of the CD/DVD drive. * The CallBack Timer (CBT) setting now uses a standardized value and was merged into Accurate Reads mode. * Added a workaround for some clone network adaptors. * Mode 7 "IOP threading hack" removed, as the new streaming mechanism has taken care of all related issues. * New compatibility mode: "high module storage". For games that need OPL to store its modules elsewhere, to avoid a memory conflict. * Improved reading performance of the cdrom device. * Improved reliability of some CDVDMAN functions, for more consistent behaviour. * Improved DVD-DL support. * Changed "Disable DVD-DL" to "Emulate DVD-DL" to better explain what it does. It's to emulate DVD-DL support, for DVD9 rips (games with their 2 layers compacted into 1). * Fixed support for SMB usernames and passwords that are longer than 16 characters (limit extended to 31). * Fixed renaming functionality for USBExtreme games. * Various fixes for games. GUI: * Improved the behaviour of the auto-refresh option. * GSM moved to Game Options menu since its a Per-Game option now. * Infamous "Blockhead Grande" theme bug SQUARSHED! (Themes should now get loaded correctly, regardless of display settings). * New theme and logo design by Jay-Jay. * Better error reporting and help messages in general. * Network settings are now saved in opl_network.cfg. * Improved stability, design and UI responsiveness. * Added missing icon hints. * Fixed the problem with the HDLDump server being difficult to shut down properly. * Fixed HDD corruption caused by deleting a game from the HDD unit. * Added a new network update mechanism, which allows game compatibility records to be automatically downloaded from the OPL-CL service. * SMB server can now be specified by its NetBIOS name. * IP address configuration can be set automatically with DHCP, although it is still recommended to reserve an IP address for the PS2 in the network because the DHCP reservation will not be ever renewed while in-game. * Renamed "Enable Delete and Rename" to "Enable Write Operations". * Changed the delete and modify VMC controls to be disabled instead of hidden, when writes are disabled. * ISO disc images no longer strictly need to be named in a special format. Simply put your ISO files in your CD and DVD folders and OPL will find them. * Renamed compatibility modes to have actual names. * Game history will now be updated; the "towers" behind the "SONY Computer Entertainment" boot screen should continue to grow. * Added support for OTF fonts. * Added support for fonts stored on the HDD unit (root of +OPL partition; hdd0:+OPL/) and USB device (root of device; mass0:/). GAME FIXES & COMPATIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS: * New patch: Choujikuu Yousai Macross * New patch: Super Robot Wars IMPACT * Drive state of sceCdStandby has been changed to PAUSE: Check iTV * New patch: Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal * New patch: The Oneechanbara * New patch: The Oneechanpuruu * New streaming mechanism for better playability: Various BEMANI games * Initialization is performed for search functions: Lifeline Other Languages English is built-in by default. You can get your native language file from the Language Pack file (just unzip it and follow the instructions contained on Readme.txt file). User Guide OPL v0.9.3 Guide by ShaolinAssassin: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f150/open-ps2-loader-0-9-3-user-guide-156387/ Related threads/downloads/links Main repository (Source Code) Old Repository on Bitbucket (stable builds available here) Nightly Builds (not stable) OPL-CL discussion thread OPL-CL website Open PS2 Loader - Themes & Icons (Open PS2 Loader v0.7 - Themes & Icons) OPLManager Legacy Project Discussion Thread (HD Homebrew Project Developement) EDIT: New version 1436 is out, grab it from here: https://www.psx-place.com/threads/open-ps2-loader-v0-9-3.13415/page-47#post-225201.