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146972 No.1471   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

So, I've finally dug out my PS2 from the various boxes it's been sat in for the past couple of years. I'm hoping that some of the more adventurous/nefarious among us could point me in the right direction here. Basically I'm just looking to play a couple of downloaded ROMs on it - ideally from an image on a usb drive rather than burnt, but that's entirely flexible. I gather that it's also possible to use it as a media centre of sorts, playing music & xvids, which'd probably feature into my plans at some point.

I've done a few hours of googling, and it seems the McBoot option is the best way forwards; however everything I can find about it suggests I already need access to a modded console to install it onto the card, which I don't (and nor does anyone I know). Is that actually the case, or is there a way around it? If not, what'd be the next best port of call?

Sorry if this sounds a bit garbled, very tired at the moment. -_- thanks in advance!

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>>1480
Are you sure? Donkey Kong Country kicks serious ass with the PS2 controller.

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you don't need a modded ps2 to use mcboot. there are memory cards out there you can buy that you can hook up to your pc and then install mcboot and ESR on them. this is what I did anyway. it works great. only thing is, when you torrent roms you need to apply a small patch to every single rom before you burn them, but with a small app this is very easy.
if you take care to use high quality discs and slow burning speeds it'll be ok. (laser in ps2 isn't that good most of the time)

I used this card http://www.memor32.com/ and the place I bought it from had mcboot/ESR and stuff preinstalled but you can download it yourself as well. there is plenty of info about this on the net, but you do have to do some research.

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>>1490

I may later look into it, the good thing about McBoot is it's completely modular. :) I'm also getting an XBOX from a friend for XBMC, although may end up using it as an XBOX and just having XMBC on my old craptop running headless. there's a lot to be said for a silent wireless media PC.

>>1491

It doesn't need to be modded to use McBoot no, but to make a McBoot card you need a non-vanilla setup somehow. Catch 22. Memor32 is a viable install method but isn't in the 'normal' loadout, and looks to cost more than swapmagic. I found someone in my LUG with HDLoader, he's playing around at the moment installing it - not out of the woods yet as it's not plain sailing apparently, but looking very good. :D

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The way I set up my mcboot system was to make use of a sharkport/xport to transfer the files to my memory card. I first had to do the independence exploit to cause my ps2 to launch ulaunchelf whenever I would insert Chrono Cross. Then, I executed the mcboot installer to convert the card. The process is a bit of a pain and sharkports are not cheap these days so just buying the memor32 card is probably the best option.

It's kinda interesting how all that stuff works. They managed to hack the memory card used to update the ps2 DVD playback that was included with the DVD remote accessory and change it into a stub loader leading to the memento firmware used with memor32 which was itself reverse engineered to lead to mcboot.

ESR essentially tricks the ps2 into thinking that the burned game is a video dvd by having a video dvd filesystem alongside the game filesystem. The ps2 only sees the video dvd part and allows it to play since burned video dvds are allowed. When the disk is chosen to be played, ESR tells the ps2 to execute the data on the other filesystem instead.

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It's all sorted now, said friend managed to get it going with HDloader. Now just waiting for a network adaptor from ebay, and I'm all set... until the Xbox/XBMC arrives anyway.

>>1512

Indeed, it's amazing that people can actually work all that out given just the hardware... does make one wonder whether PS2 devs helped the homebrew lads out along the way.



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those crashs/lockups become more and more frequent. now this happens after around 10 minutes when playing games like San Andreas or HalfLife/CS:S. i hope they're just related to driver problems.

System:
Motherboard: ECS C51-GM
CPU: AMD Sempron 3200+ 2GHz (slightly OC'd)
VC: nVidia GeForce 6100 onboard
OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
RAM: 2GB (256MB shared for VC)

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>>1558
This happened to me sometime ago. I had an NVidia 6100 (plug and play) that would cause the same results. customer help told me to download new drivers. It still didnt work so i got a PNY 8(something)00, and yes i only have PCI. turns out my 6100 burnt out. my computer stopped making this slight wizzing noise too. the fan broke so it would overheat and get stuck in some loop, according to the debug.

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>>1566
no, its not a laptop. and a "new" graphics card would be a waste of money, because its just a shitty 2 GHz single core CPU.
>>1567
according to the BIOS's sensors, the CPU is stable at around 55°C, overall temperature is at 45°C and the northbridge feels warm, but not hot.

also i could dick around in IMVU (ressource hogging 3d dress-up & chat) 3 hours straight in GL mode with no prob. i'll try some other games today, as i suspect DirectX :|

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>>1568
damn passwords.

anyway, i just tried out "I of the Dragon", S4League and Unreal Tournament 2004 and nothing happend. will try out DoD:S and some sourcemods now. later maybe Sims3.

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ok, somehow the NB does get hot sometimes. i took out the fan from another computer which is semi-dead and McGyver'd a pipe to direct some wind to the NB.

now /tech/, isn't that COOL ?

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"evil grin"


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So I have this hard drive that took a shit on me. The PCB doesn't talk to the mobo anymore. After a bit of research, I've come to find that the model hard drive it is (Seagate 1TB 7200.12) is known for this problem. And apparently I can't simply replace the PCB since all HD firmware is different for each HD (why the hell is that anyways?). What I need to know is how to fix this without paying some jerk tons of money for data recovery. Apparently the firmware is corrupted. Or at least this is my best guess. Can Desuchan help?

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The firmware is the same, it's the calibration data that can differ. And over the course of it's life the block map.

Once the PCB is dead there is nothing you can do that doesn't involve money.
You can try a hail mary PCB transplant if you find another drive with the same firmware and production date. That's about it.



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http://www.extremetech.com/computing/130712-microsoft-tries-to-sex-up-azure-by-likening-css-to-lsd-xml-to-ecstasy-video

I don't... I mean... what I.... I... I have no fucking idea anymore. \( >_<)/



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I would like to know what Desuchan uses for security on their computers. This includes anything you use from antivirus and web browser safety to hardware firewalls. I ask because I swear every time I blink, there is something out there that I should be using, but I'm not. And since I work on the sides cleaning up other people's computers, I'd like to know whats better than what I'm using. Also, a lot of fake antivirus/anti-spyware stuff out there now. What have you seen that looked real, but ended up being bullshit?

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http://www.wimp.com/newlaw/

Anyone know anything else about it?

Cause were all going to need to bulk up, if we want to keep outta jail.

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Avira anti-virus, ZoneAlarm firewall, and a shitton of >>1760 I had a reg-blocker but it used too much power.
All new programs get tested in a sandbox, or on a separate test-computer when available.
Security for Firefox is AdBlock, NoScript, BetterPrivacy, CipherFox, and OptimizeGoogle.

I have more tools but they're independent and not really used in normal protections. Stuff like registry watchers, FileMon, TCPView, unpackers, FileAlyzer, etc

>>1766
Glary has file recovery. Recuva (by Piriform, ppl who made CCleaner) is good too.

>>1912
no problem, just use Truecrypt.

P.S.- AVG sucks balls. I've done a bit a work in AV detection and bypassing and AVG is one of the crappiest. They don't have very good signatures, there are tons of false-positives, and their heuristics are next to nothing.
The best free AV around are: Avira, Avast, and sometimes MSE. IOBit is good if you don't mind the resource consumption. If for some reason you decide to pay for AV, get G-Data or Kaspersky.

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>>1913
Your PC should be your fortress. Good job!

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When security isn't

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/10/when-passwords-attack-the-problem-with-aggressive-password-policies.ars

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Here is what you need to use. All of this stuff is free for home use. I'm not going to put any links to these programs (Google is your friend)

SUPERAntiSpyware FREE - Great for finding spyware, can even find some stuff that Malwarebytes doesn't.

Malwarebytes - Of course run this and make sure you pass with 0 threats.

Spybot S&D - Yet another must have anti spyware/malware tool.

Now getting the all clear with those antimalware programs is just the beginning. Next you're going to be checking for viruses and root kits. These are incredibly dangerous threats and must be taken seriously.

ESET Online Scan - ESET, the makers of NOD32 AV (one of the best around) have a free online scanner that works great for running once a week or so along side free AV programs such as AVG or Microsoft Security Essentials. Run this and make sure you come up with 0 threats.

Sophos Virus Removal Tool - Sophos specializes in keeping corporate networks clean, they also have a free version for home use that can find just about any root kit or trojan out there. Extremely recommended that you run this. Just google Sophos and look in their free security tools section.



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181480 No.2261   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

When will we get power armour?

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>>2262
Well yeah... that's exactly what it'll look like in the future. Haven't you been watch sci-fi?

Also look up H.A.L. and Biomechatronics

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I want Power Armor like this.

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>>2272
Coming soon...
http://mrdue.deviantart.com/

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Crysis suits~ Available in 2020

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Rad power armour!



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15252 No.1807   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

What does /tech/ wish they could have computer-wise? What's your dream computer?

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>>1885
I bet DBZ scouters would make a huge amount of money, especially with Kai recently starting in America.

>>1886
A versatile device that can be used with multiple products? CEOs are laughing at this while counting their wads of cash.

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http://www.wimp.com/movieglasses/

Bastards. They're already one step ahead!

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>>1851

Yet another Road Runner user here. My download speed (10 megabits) isn't so bad, but yeah, we all seem to have the same fucking 512 kilobit upload rate.

I'm not joking, I've had this same conversation with 5 different people IRL, and have overheard people talking about "Roadrunner's shitty upstream bandwidth" countless more times. It's ridiculous.

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>>1916
I'd love to trade megabit for megabit.
9mb download, 1.5mb upload.

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>>1807
Right now? Anything that can run Crysis 2.



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Do the desuchanners have any recommendations for ripping game CGs? I read about Susie, but... the program and plugins for it haven't been updated for nearly over a decade, so it seems out-of-date and unable to handle modern encryption methods.

Preferably something that can extract event CGs (durrr), but also character stands as .pngs with transparent backgrounds (I hate it when rippers include character stands are .bmp/.jpg/etc, because then there's all that crap around the character).

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>> No.2274   [Delete]   [Edit]

you mean for visual novels specifically or any game in general?



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221887 No.2124   [Delete]   [Edit]  [Reply]

Email, skype, irc, instant messaging, twitter
How do you communicate?

I prefer hushmail and skype.

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Used to ICQ

webchat, yahoo & g mail

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USB?

if not;

Eyes infrared data sync

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I use battle.net to talk.

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Morse Code

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SMS, irc, email, skype, telephone, mobile phone



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What's with all the wheels and extra strings on the bow?

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>> No.1486   [Delete]   [Edit]

It's called a compound bow, they're incredibly efficient things. Personally I'd just stick with a recurve, it's not really archery if you've got half a meccano set hanging off of your arm.

Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_bow

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>>1484
If standing in front of a loaded gun with the hammer cocked would make you feel uneasy, shouldn't a bow?

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Yeah these are pretty awesome.

But hard to come by, easily damaged and unless you've got a workshop- difficult to make.

Sort of off-topic here abit but bear with me. Bundle bows are the way to go, just gather a bunch of sticks or bamboo garden canes, tie em together and rock out with your cock out. Faster and more reliable than making a bow from a single piece of wood.

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Needs more "magic"

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