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Since different computers have different configurations, some old model computer may install the games slowly. Here is a tip which make your computer speed up in installing the PS2 games:
USB Extreme Win32 utility (Windows GUI) - Allows easy installation from your CD/DVD drive to your USB HDD
USBInsane (Windows GUI) - Allows you to install an ISO stored on the PC HDD as well as the CD/DVD drive.
USBeXtreme (DOS) - The setup program containing the format and install software
The DOS version is more stable and has a higher success rate for proper installations, but is not as simple as the GUI version. So we will guide you thru the DOS version.
USBeXtreme User Manual(MS-DOS mode)
To use the USBeXtreme on your PS2, you will need a USB Hard drive Enclosure with Hard drive installed (both devices are sold separately), either 3.5' or 2.5' USB Hard drive Enclosure with Hard drive can be use.
*For the installation of a Hard Drive into your USB enclosure, please refer to the user manual of the USB Enclosure if its the removable type.
Hard Drive preparation
If you are using a new
hard drive, you will need to initialize the hard drive with Windows
2000/XP.(For Windows 98/ME
user, you will need other Disk Management software, like, Partition
Magic to initialize and format the harddisk) To initialize the
hard drive, connect the hard drive enclosure to your PC's USB port and install the
driver if its
required, then go to Start
click My Computer >
> Disk Management.
* For the driver installation, please refer to the user manual of the hard drive enclosure*
After that you will able to view all drives installed in your PC, select the newly installed hard drive, right click and choose "initialize", follow the on screen instruction and the hard drive will be initialized by your PC and assign a driver letter to it.
You can format the drive by using NTFS format in order to use up the maximum space of the hard drive. Create a Primary Partition of the max space available.
If the hard drive has formatted and assigned a drive letter successfully, you will see a new drive in "My Computer"
Formatting for USBeXtreme
Download the DOS software of USBeXtreme from the link above, unzip the file and run the USBeXtreme_setup.exe file, then the tools will be extracted into the drive C. Please DO NOT change the default installation path except you are familiar with MS-DOS command.
After extracted the USBeXtreme Client software, go to "Start" then "Run",
Enter "Command" or "CMD" to open a command prompt. Change the directory to the root directory C drive by entering command cd\ and press enter, you will see C:\> appear on the command line. You can refer to the following picture.
Then you can enter the following command.
ul_format X format
"X" is the drive letter of your USB hard drive.
The format action will take a
few minutes, it is depends on the capacity of the partition you
created, please DO NOT remove the hard drive or power off the USB
harddisk enclosure during this period.
To convert games from CD/DVD drive to the USB hard drive, please connect the USB drive to your PC, then go to command prompt "Start" > "Run" > enter Command or CMD, change the directory to the root directory C drive by entering command cd\ and press enter, you will see C:\> appear on the command line. You can refer to the following picture.
This is the DOS command required to install. [color coded for easy understanding]
ul_install SourceDrive TargetDrive GameName Disc
e.g. if your DVD/CD-Rom drive is drive D, and the USB harddisk is E, and you are converting a PS2 DVD game "Metal Gear Solid", the command will be the following
ul_install D E MetalGearSolid DVD
you can refer to the following picture
Game converting will take a
few minutes depending on the game disc size.
Connect and power on the USB
harddisk to your PS2 and boot your PS2 with USBeXtreme, when you see
the game selection menu, select the game and press X on the joypad, the
game will then run immediately.
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