All that PS2BBL has to offer
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If something breaks on your setup but PS2BBL still boots, just hold R1+START. It will trigger emergency mode
where PS2BBL will try to boot
RESCUE.ELF from USB device Root on an endless loop.
PS2BBL is capable of properly operating on almost all ps2 systems around. even on PSX DESR!
the following systems have not been tested, and therefore, compatibility with them cannot be guaranteed:
- Namco arcade systems
- Chinese PS2 (
Proper sistem initialization
For all systems
- OSD, OSD settings and some extra facilities are loaded.
- All modules listed on default IOP Boot configuration are loaded on startup.
- CDVD boot certification is properly performed
- Remote control will be enabled if possible
- OSD Initialization is done in a way the Kernel Patches for
- PSX disc tray is enforced into PS2 mode at boot. allowing the usage of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games even if the DVR laser is not operational
unlike FreeMcBoot, PS2BBL has higher compatibility with modchipped consoles because it does not patch the OSDSYS on RAM.
PS2BBL can run PS1, PS2 and DVD Discs.
simply execute the
$CDVD_NO_PS2LOGO) commands to run a disc.
It does not matter if you insert the disc before or after the command is executed
PS2 discs can be loaded with or without PS2LOGO via configuration or special commands (Insert happy moment for mechaPWN users)
PS2BBL has an aproximated size of
80 kb Wich means a system update setup that covers all common PS2 models compatbible with system updates will take aproximately a little bit more than
650 kb (add
80 kb to the count if you want to add PSX-DESR system update)
Embedded USB drivers
Unlike FreeMcBoot, PS2BBL has USB drivers embedded in binary, lowering your chances of loosing access to homebrew in case of data loss.
and to make things better... the impact on program size was just ~
Unsigned ELF files can be executed from the following devices
mc0:/: Memory Card 1
mc1:/: Memory Card 2
mc?:/: Pseudo-device used to search on both Memory Cards ports
mass:/: first compatible usb device that was mapped by the USBMASS driver
massX:/: MX4SIO SD Card
rom0:: console main ROM memory. holds software (such as
TESTMODE), system information, configurations and lots of IRX modules.
hdd0:PARTITION:pfs:PATH_TO_ELF: PFS partition of internal HDD