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Author Topic: What can free mcboot do?  (Read 9946 times)

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What can free mcboot do?
« on: April 15, 2011, 11:26:29 AM »
What can free mcboot do(ps2)? ???

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Re: What can free mcboot do?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 11:57:38 AM »
If you insert a PS2 memory card with free mcboot on it the PS2 will load a different menu than it normally does.  This menu can be configured to autoboot different software, but basically it lets you run homebrew.  There's emulators, burned game loaders, other stuff.  When installing free mcboot there's 2 install types.  One is specific for your console (so if you did that install and then tried to use your free mcboot memory card on another machine it wouldn't work) and one is specific for your region (card would work on every machine in your region, but none out of region.)
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Re: What can free mcboot do?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 12:21:59 AM »
If you insert a PS2 memory card with free mcboot on it the PS2 will load a different menu than it normally does.  This menu can be configured to autoboot different software, but basically it lets you run homebrew.  There's emulators, burned game loaders, other stuff.  When installing free mcboot there's 2 install types.  One is specific for your console (so if you did that install and then tried to use your free mcboot memory card on another machine it wouldn't work) and one is specific for your region (card would work on every machine in your region, but none out of region.)

What kind of "other stuff" can it do? Im guessing linux.
And what emulators can it run? Is it possible for it to run N64?
How do you configure controllers for it? Does the emu software bring a default controller layout for the PS2 controller?

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Re: What can free mcboot do?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 12:45:41 AM »
It can run .elf files designed for the PS2 homebrew scene.  Here are some off the top of my head:
Emulators:
Atari 2600
Gameboy
NES
SNES
Sega Genesis
Commodore 64
I am sure there are others but it CANNOT run N64 games.

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HDLoader 0.8c/Open PS2 Loader 0.8 will run games from different storage devices.  I.E. internal IDE hard drive (FAT model only) or USB hard drive.  You can also use network share to run ISOs from your PC.

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Re: What can free mcboot do?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 01:34:20 AM »
Thanks for the info.  ;D

Still I have these questions:

How the controllers are supposed to be configured?

Commodore 64, as in a retro 8bit computer. What is it good for?

What does network share let you do? Can you transfer files or just use fiels that are on your pc?

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Re: What can free mcboot do?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 01:47:56 AM »
Most emulators have the option of letting you configure the controller.  The Commodore 64 has a HUGE library of games to be played.  Yes, you can both transfer and use files via PC with network share.

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Re: What can free mcboot do?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 12:24:41 PM »
again. Thanks for the info!

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