PS2 POPStarter 13, RIP 06

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    POPStarter is a launcher which lets you play your PS1 games in combination with $ony’s PS1 emulator for PS2 (known as “POPS” or “SLBB-00001”).
    Unlike the previous POPStarter versions and the proofs of concept, POPStarter r13 does NOT contain the emulator itself or libraries that belong to $ony.
    It is safe to publish in forums/sites that don’t tolerate warez stuff, as long as it’s not repacked with the decrypted emulator files or things like a PS BIOS.

    POPStarter is available for free download.
    If you spent an outrageous amount of money in ordering a HDD that contains preinstalled games and POPStarter,
    YOU HAVE BEEN ROBBED.
    Never purchase a physical copy of POPStarter when the “seller” wants more $$$ than the media price and the shipping fees.


    The official POPStarter 13 package doesn't contain anything that belong to $ony.
    It's 100% free of $ony code and can be reposted anywere.
    Please do not post direct links to the POPS binaries (POPS.ELF, POPS.PAK, POPS_IOX.PAK and IOPRP252.IMG)
    in this thread.



    USER GUIDE ! -> POPStarter Wiki with Tool(s) made by ShaolinAssassin <- USER GUIDE !

    Network modules to be inserted into the memory card for a SMB support:
    [​IMG]
    Official POPStarter thread:
    Latest version (r13_RIP_06) of POPStarter is incompatibility with OPL Daily Builds.
    When POPStarter finds "conf_elm.cfg"\"conf_elmz.cfg" it'll kicks out to the OSDSYS,
    without showing an error.

    If you have this\these file(s), please delete it.
     

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    POPStarer In Game Reset (IGR) Textures.

    arkl1t32's packs of IGR themes (English, Polish and French):
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    English:
    https://www.mediafire.com/download/o0dfeg1kksrtybs/English.rar.
    Polish:
    https://www.mediafire.com/download/8djp4rcdoaouwp6/Polish.rar.
    French:
    https://www.mediafire.com/download/34mb6st1gcv1k99/French.rar.

    arkl1t32's set of replacement IGR images (Polish):
    [​IMG]
    Polish:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/dodhkt6w6pqdz96/IGR_BG_POLISH.rar,
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/q7ur4dz5oz0646u/IGR_POLISH_v.0.1.rar.

    dumpkin's set of replacement IGR images (English):
    [​IMG]
    English:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/gv596k6q9zyh49y/IGR_WIP.zip.
    arkl1t32's fixed version of dumpkin's set of replacement IGR images (English):
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/4hspwqa911w5w3h/IGR+FULL.rar.

    English and German IGR-themes, by LopoTRI:
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    English:
    https://www.mediafire.com/download/715t4yrd2iuewd9/IGR_LopoTRI_eng.zip.
    German:
    https://www.mediafire.com/download/u2tdi123sd46ckf/IGR_LopoTRI_ger.zip.

    gledson99's texture packs (English, Portuguese and French):
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    English:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/pbh5vodx49549dd/English.rar.
    French:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/lhhse3lp427s08q/French.rar.
    Portuguese:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/s04c1he1y7vtx4d/Portuguese.rar.

    IGR Texture PT-BR By Gledson999 Rev juniorsoft (Portuguese):
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    Portuguese:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/we3mbxgbg5rrvvq/IGR+Texture+PT-BR+By+Gledson999+Rev+juniorsoft.7z.

    gledson99's textures modified by ElPatas (English & Spanish):
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/hedq441glix4s3c/English+and+Spanish.rar.

    IGR-themes, by RivalK93 (English):
    [​IMG]
    English:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/r326i6bzbfks39r/SynapseIGR.rar.

    PPFs for injecting dumpkin's English IGR image / GXB's Chinese translation in POPS.ELF, by GXB:
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    http://www.mediafire.com/file/3h5ekr5a1t39mpd/ppf4Tao+Pai+Pai.7z,
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/4e796y9uwzwauyf/IGR.POPS.PPF.7z.

    IGR-themes, by druchapucha (English & Russian):
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    English:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/vbv32j6b6069sk7/POPSStarter+ENG_Menu.7z.
    Russian:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/95anlpcl55v3le4/POPSStarter+RUS_Menu.7z.

    [​IMG]
    Russian:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/jhct9txqmecg3vk/RUS+2+IGR.7z.

    More info about In Game Reset (IGR):
    https://bitbucket.org/ShaolinAssassin/popstarter-documentation-stuff/wiki/igr.

    Link to a tutorial how to make your own IGR textures:
    https://bitbucket.org/ShaolinAssassin/popstarter-documentation-stuff/wiki/igr-textures.
     
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    @ShaolinAssassin what do you think about add additional info for smb sharing (especially in Windows 10)
    in you wiki?
    1. I need to turn off password protect sharing in win 10 to share folder with POPStarter,
      Control Panel -> Network and sharing center -> Advanced sharing setting:
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      With this option turn on, POPStarter cannot (at least in my case) enter shared folder.

    2. There might be also a problem with SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support.
      With newest compilations it is turned off by the default (because of a some sort of security loopholes).
      So...
      You have to turn it on at your own risk.

      Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off:
      [​IMG]

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    3. For sharing folder, instead of user why not add guest (it is safer).
      Under "Add" there is also "Permission Level", add Read\Write (for Guest):
      [​IMG]

    4. In Security settings:
      [​IMG]
      Add Modify, Write (for Guest):
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    5. Instead of for example PS2SMB (I'm using it for OPL share), maybe PS1SMB will be a better idea?

    6. Bold:
      smb0:/YourSharedFolder/POPS/

      e.g:
      smb0:/PS1SMB/POPS/
      smb0:/PS1SMB/POPS/POPS_IOX.PAK

      To not to share POPS foler or the whole drive (only a selected folder).
      Some peoples are trying to share:
      smb0:/POPS/
      smb0:/POPS/POPS_IOX.PAK

    7. Maybe it is also good idea to add warning about "compatibility" with OPL.
      I mean a situation when POPStarter finds "conf_elm.cfg"\"conf_elmz.cfg".

    I don't use password for guest, so these are my exemplary configurations:
    • SMBCONFIG.DAT:
      Code:
      192.168.0.2 PS1SMB
      GUEST
    • IPCONFIG.DAT:
      Code:
      192.168.0.10 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1

    • [​IMG]

    Sorry for poor quality images, but my OS is in other language.
     
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    Isn't it needed to manually enable the old SMB protocol on Windows 10 too ?

    Also applies to conf_elmz.cfg, maybe more:rolleyes:...
    POPStarter shows no error and kicks out to the OSD after opening the POPS folder.
     
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    if you mean smb 1.0 from the windows feature list, I think it has some sort of security loophole which is why it's disabled by default. a lot of things including mapping network drives for the 360 are disrupted by 2.0. if you drop to 1.0, ps vita usb connectivity no longer works. these are per my own tests. with the 360, it's best to map the drives as folders with smb 2.0, and vita usb connectivity works without much hassle. this is all on windows 10. btw, as per the vita, reenabling smb 2.0 screws something up, so you have to reflash a disk image to get it to work properly again. sorry, didn't read the rest of the posts only the mention of smb. by default, windows 7 uses 1.0, but windows 10 uses 2.0 due to security loopholes with v1. windows will actually mention this if you try to enable it.
     
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    Thanks.
    I forgot about that, because I was using very old compilation 10240,
    which has this option\protocol on by the default.

    So, with newest compilation you have to turn it on.
    Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows features on or off:
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    :dejection:
    I also forgot about that. [​IMG]


    @pinky thanks for additional informations.
     
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    Maybe you should have done that... PS2-Software does only support SMB v1.0, so your post was not of much help...
     
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    One other hand, maybe it was helpful, because I forgot about security loopholes in SMB v1.0.

    If only PS2-software could have support for newest SMB protocols. [​IMG]
     
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    Well... It could, but that would require extensive work on specific modules of the PS2SDK and some parts would need to be entirely changed and replaced by a port of a newer protocol... It is certainly possible, but it seems to use a lot more (IOP)RAM and thus would render 'some' games incompatible...


    Edit: Btw.: Why is my post awaiting to be unlocked by a mod?
     
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    Thanks for that.
    So for now it's a pity, that we even can't get SMB 2.0.
    Although I rather have better games compatibility.
    Not only you have this problem, here is an explanation:
    http://www.psx-place.com/threads/wtf-is-happening.20271/#post-133522.
     
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    The link gives me an error, but it seems to be fixed and is OT anyway, so... It is all fine (now). ;)
     
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    @TnA, I think that the thread was removed.

    @STLcardsWS can you check my message about "Change ownership of a post"?
     
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    Could someone show me examples of DISCS.TXT and VMCDIR.TXT for games installed for HDD-OSD launch method...
    I have one Game: Metal Gear Solid

    PP.SLUS-00594.MGS_CD1
    ........\IMAGE0.VCD
    ........\EXECUTE.KELF

    PP.SLUS-00776.MGS_CD2
    ........\IMAGE0.VCD
    ........\EXECUTE.KELF

    How my DISCS.TXT should look like?
    How my VCMDIR.TXT should look like to make MGS CD2 save to MGS CD1 VMC folder?

    EDIT: My question has been answered at [PS2] POPS Stuff & POPStarter
     
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