the drive for your PS2. Any installed games will be
If you havent formatted the hdd yet, you can do so now by
pressing the "Format Drive"
This will erase the hard drive and create the default partition
structure on the currently selected drive.
The Erase Mode has three
Erases just the required sectors to blank the
partitions & image header sectors. Partial
Erases the first 4Mb of each possible
partition / image header block. Full
Erases every sector of
The Application setting has
three options: HDLoader 28bit
Standard HDLoader or HDAdvance
48bit patched HDLoader or HDAdvance 2.0 +
DMS4 Pro Standard & Extended (V0.3)
Both of the HDLoader options will change the partition sizes to their
The Toxic OS mode will change all the default partition sizes to 0Mb
and enable the Toxic OS Mode options which allow you to select Standard
or Extended partitioning mode.
The editable partition name field allows you to create one extra
partition for your own use with other software.
Any partition sizes set to 0Mb will not be created.
When formatting a drive for HDLoader it is quite acceptable to reduce
all the partition sizes to 0Mb, except the "__mbr" & "HDLoader
Settings" partitions, as these are not required for HDLoader to work
correctly. Adding games
Next press the "Add Image(s)"
button to install a game to the hdd.
on PC hdd:
Select Image File(s)
for an ISO or BIN image on your PC's hdd. Navigate to the iso
file. Press "Add image(s)"
to add another iso/bin image to install. You can install multiple
images from the PCs hdd. Press "start" to begin the
installation(s). Note: If there is a non
crticial error during the install process it will
change the status of that image but automatically continue with the
next image in the list.
You are given a window to allow you to make settings for the game(s).
You can skip this if you dont know what to put. You can edit a game
later once you know, by pressing the "Edit Image Settings" button.
Put a check in the box
in front of the game to edit, then press the button.
This will examine the disc in the drive and display an Edit Image Settings window. After
this has been accepted the selected CD / DVD will be installed to the
Currently DVD-9 (Dual Layer) DVD's cannot be installed directly, you
have to make an ISO image file first using DVD Decrypter, and then
install the file. Apply
This option is only available when a single image is selected. There
can be other games listed, but only 1 can be marked with a check in the
Once selected you will be shown a browse window to select the
appropriate 'ppf' file containing the patches. If the image is already
patched and the 'ppf' contains the undo data, you will be prompted to
confirm you wish to un-patch the image. If the 'ppf' does not contain
undo data you will be asked if you wish to update the 'ppf' file with
the undo data before the patches are applied.
If the image is already patched and the 'ppf' file does not contain
undo data you will not be able to un-patch the image. Utilities:
Scan / Repair
You will be prompted to select a drive from the popup list.
This function will display a window that on the left displays a "tree
view" of all the PS2 partitions on your drive and on the right displays
a graphical block map of the layout.
The left hand "tree view" can be changed between:
"Logical" - Partition / sub
"Physical" - Actual sector order,
"Alpha" - Alphabetical partition
"Date" - Chronological order
(oldest to newest).
On the right hand display each block represents 128Mb of drive space,
the smallest PS2 partition size.
You can click the left mouse button on either side of the display and
the related information on the other side will be updated.
Beside each partition in the left hand display are 2 icons, the left
icon shows whether the partition is correctly linked or not and the
right one shows if the partition has any errors. You can press the "repair" button to let winhiip
attempt to fix any errors.
This will look for a file called "WinHIIP.WDS" in the
application folder which is automatically created whenever a drive is
scanned & repaired. The size of the file is checked and any
attached drives that match in size will be listed. A warning message is
then displayed requiring you to confirm that you wish to restore the
drive structure to the state it was in before the Repair was carried
This is a basic guide for most common usage, if you need more help just
press the "help" button and a help menu will appear with more in-depth
details to Winhiip's functions.