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Old Nov 17, 2003, 05:38 AM
neverMindNames neverMindNames is offline
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Default This is how to install CogSwapLoader...bye bye swap magic 2/3

As far as i can tell, swap magic 2 or 3 cannot do anything cogswaploader and cdloader cannot do. However, you still need a way to boot this cdr, but only 1 time.

I would like to add, if you got a TITLE.DB then you dont have to go through getting nport and extracting hte right .npo, just add your title id to TITLE.DB. So in other words, after getting a TITLE.DB, this would take like 45 seconds to image up.

This is how to install CogSwapLoader to your mc (very easy). Requires a orginal ps1 game.

1st_ download the cd install files (if you dont have naplink/nport/etc... already working) from here ********ps2.consolevision.com/ps2homebrew3.shtml and extract all those files to a directory somewhere, for sake of this lets call the directory where you extracted these files "EXPLOIT"

2nd_ after you extracted the files from above into a directory, a directory named "FILES" will exist. Now in that directory (FILES) delete all the files and put the BOOT.ELF (from the 3rd_ step in that directory)

3rd_ download cogswaploader from ***********.swapmagicfix.com/ and extract out of the .bin/cue the BOOT.ELF to the "FILES" directory. Make sure the file is in all UPPERCASE.

(the 4th_, 5th_, 6th_, and 7th_ steps are listed on www.0xd6.org/exploitguide/)

4th_ download the simple titleman.exe from ***********.0xd6.org/exploitguide/ (link named Win32 Binary). Also from the same page download your version of your saved .npo. the possible ones are North America (NTSC-J), Europe (PAL), Japan/Asia. Also download nPort from ********wire.napalm-x.com/.

5th_ now extract nPort to a dir and put your BxDATA-SYSTEM.npo into the "SAVES" directory that it creates after extraction. now from dos run this command
npo-x x BxDATA-SYSTEM.npo
now that will create a directory named the same thing (notice that the x in BxDATA.. is the corresponding character for your version its either A or US, E for EUROPE, or I for JAPAN).

6th_ after that has extracted you will see a TITLE.DB file, take that file and put in your "EXPLOIT" directory. Also extract/copy titleman.exe to the "EXPLOIT" directory aswell.

7th_ now put in your orginal ps1 game and open up the SYSTEM.CNF and you will see something like this.. BOOT=cdrom:\SCED_018.22;1 out of that all you want is SCED_018.22 Now take that and run titleman from dos like this
titleman.exe -a SCED_018.22
NOTE: titleman.exe and your TITLE.DB must be in the same directory as each other (i think, never tried full path). Also, you can add as many title id's as you want.

8th_ now your ready to create image then burn. Your "EXPLOIT" directory should look like this.

C:\EXPLOIT\CDVD.IRX
C:\EXPLOIT\EXPINST.ELF
C:\EXPLOIT\SYSTEM.CNF
C:\EXPLOIT\TITLE.DB
C:\EXPLOIT\FILES\
C:\EXPLOIT\FILES\BOOT.ELF (This BOOT.ELF should be the one from CogSwapLoader)

download CD Gen v2.0 from ********ps2.consolevision.com and drag the contents of your EXPLOIT directory into cd gen (NOTE: not the EXPLOIT directory itself, just everything in it, which should be 4 files and 1 directory named "FILES" containing 1 file named BOOT.ELF)

in cdgen right click on SYSTEM.CNF and choose edit, check the fix lba and set the lba to 12231
also, i edit the lba of EXPINST.ELF to 12232

now create that image in cdgen (the image icon or from menu), burn with cdrwin at 4x.

That is it, just boot this cd with gs2/ar2/swap magic/etc... When this cd starts to boot you should see it saying its copying and then saying it went ok. After that, put in your orginal ps1 game, hit reset, and within a few seconds you should see the cogswap screen. For now on use the orginal ps1 game for booting...

At cogswap screen, press eject. put in your orginal ps1 high TOC game, wait for it to read, then use the "knife trick" method and put in your ps2 rip. For dvdr put in your orginal high TOC ps2 dvd game, wait for it to read, then use the "knife trick" method to put in your dvdr. Now press X (i think you press have to press it 2 times, sorry i dont actually own a ps2 :/).

CogSwapLoader can directly boot ps2 rips, ps2 dvdr, ps2 orignals, CDLoader, or mcloader if you have that already installed with the ps2reality kit, to boot mcloader press SQUARE, but if you dont have it installed, DONT press SQUARE obviously.

CogSwapLoader CANNOT load a swap magic 2/3 cdr. Dunno why, but it didnt work. But i hear you could boot CDLoader, then boot sm2 or 3. However, cogswaploader should be enough, if not use CDLoader. After you install cogswaploader you SHOULD NOT ever need swap magic 3 again. Nobody knows what exactly Swap Magic 2 or 3 does i guess. if you find out swap magic 2 or 3 does something "special" that using cogswaploader and cdloader CANNOT do then i guess try to use it, but for now, cogswaploader and cdloader (if you even need cdloader), is all you will ever need.

Last edited by neverMindNames; Nov 18, 2003 at 03:53 PM.