What are some games that don't run properly on OPL?

What are some games that don't run properly on OPL? I know that Ratchet 3 has some strange slowdown whenever you kill enemies that doesn't happen when you play from a disc.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Star Wars Racer Revenge

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get an Xbox, it has native HDD support.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Excellent!! I will use my Xbox to play Ratchet 3!!!!! Fricking idiot

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Xbox library is vastly superior to PS2 shovelware slop

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Excellent!! I will use my Xbox to play Ratchet 3!
        Good

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        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Disgusting.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >when you have vegetable level IQ

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would you want one or the other?
      Get both
      This is a thread about PS2 though so keep your console war shit to yourself

      https://i.imgur.com/qHkaxdQ.jpeg

      What are some games that don't run properly on OPL? I know that Ratchet 3 has some strange slowdown whenever you kill enemies that doesn't happen when you play from a disc.

      Do you use GSM?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      b a s e d

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What are some games that run better on OPL? I remember games like Simpsons Hit and Run had abysmal load times, are those better when you aren't reading from a disc?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most jrpgs. Especially the ones with fmv's that would skip on optical and long cutscenes (Xenosaga).

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Does .Hack run well? Always wanted to do a playthrough of the original games.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There was a remaster on pc a few years back

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That was Fragment, not the original 4 games.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Only got partway through the first one after copying the files over Ethernet but seems to be working fine, but OPL is honestly pretty damn reliable in my experience.
          The only game I could not get to behave was GT4 for whatever reason, it only seems to work off the original disc

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I know on my Okage disc, the opening parade scene would have the audio glitch out, but copying from that same disc to the hdd and playing it fixed it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd imagine any game that has constant streaming like the GTA games. Should fix common issues like the floor not loading in time so you see through the world.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fixed camera angle games like Onimusha and Yakuza freeze for a couple seconds when there's supposed to be a quick screen change

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why is that? Shouldn't the games load faster than on disc?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know, maybe I fricked up while installing all some stuff or my USB drive is just bad and it's not the case for everyone else

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >USB drive
          Anon, do you know how slow USB 1.1 is?
          It only works well enough for CD games

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >my USB drive
          I assume people are talking about HDD/SSD in this thread, no reason to bring up USB as it's obviously incredibly slow and bad.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A modern USB stick is actually faster than a cheap SSD from 2012. The problem is that PS2 only has USB 1.0 which is obviously terrible.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              1.1*

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use smb exslusively and the only game I failed to make work was Metal Arms but I use an old version of OPL because I cant be bothered.

    Outside of that, MOH frontline refuses to in-game reset to opl menu, it just freezes instread but who cares.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't there still a few games that work perfectly on HDLoader but have issues with OPL?

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Klonoa 2 gives me issues running off HDD, but strangely works fine off USB.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      disk speed issues
      USB is bottlenecked so it works fine

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Even with Mode 1 enabled? That's supposed to emulate dvd speeds. I will test some of these games on the weekend, I don't remember ever testing a game where the options didn't fix the problems they could have.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Even with Mode 1 enabled?
          yeah, I only assume this is a bug that doesn't enforce disc speed for this particular game

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well, that's weird. I'll give it a shot with different opl builds I have installed, see how it goes.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              This might sound like a moronic question, but how do you install different OPL builds?
              You just copy them to the HDD?
              I'm asking because those quickly fill my regular memory card space.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You can just launch them from a USB using uLaunchELF.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                All OPL versions create a folder called OPL in the HDD when you first run the program. This folder contains artwork, configs, etc and is only created once. The OPL application itself is just an .elf file (ps2 version of an .exe). You can have as many .elf files as you want and put them anywhere, even on usb. It's really not needed to have that many versions though, usually the latest nightly + 5 years old build (can't remember the exact version I have) is enough. From all the games I tested, there was only 1 that didn't boot with the nightly and ran perfectly on the old build. I think it was one of the Arcana Hearts games but I can't remember exacly.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well, that's weird. I'll give it a shot with different opl builds I have installed, see how it goes.

          Alright, I tested Klonoa 2 on internal HDD. By default, with all options off, it has audio issues, cracking sounds and no music. Enabling Mode 1 (Accurate Reads), the game runs perfectly, music and sound in cutscenes and gameplay. So, unless you guys are talking about some bug later in the game, it seems to be working just fine at first glance. Here's some vids in action (please excuse the getto camera work). I'll post a pic of the opl version, I can't remember, but it's about a month old at best.

          Boot: https://streamable.com/xd057f

          Gameplay: https://streamable.com/2twhr7

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Must've been fixed since the newest BETA
            because sound played too fast before even while the gameplay played as normal

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hey, good work.

            You certainly don't have to, but if you have a few minutes, could you test Star Wars Racer Revenge to see if they finally got it working on later OPL builds (it is notorious for not working on OPL or ESR...well, notorious in my mind at least).

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Works: https://streamable.com/0rrraw

              Default config, didn't change any settings. Fmvs, music, sound, all working fine. What was not working before? The game didn't boot or it was something else? Played several stages and characters and didn't find anything wrong.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Must be because it's a really old ass version of OPL

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              that game looked so good at the time but the gameplay was ass and the racers seemed slow as frick

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Try hitting the metallic enemy near the end of level 1. That usually makes the game freeze.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You're correct, just tried that.

              Did a lot of testing, as almost always, IGR was the culprit. I don't know why you can't disable that shit globally, it's more troublesome than it's worth. So basically, Modes 1 and 6 need to be ON for Klonoa 2. No freeze when you hit the metallic enemy, tried many times and no freeze.

              Video: https://streamable.com/w5n8ai

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, you're right, that seems to fix both the music and the freezing with the metallic enemy. It's still missing sound effects and any sound in the intro before the title card for me, though. I'll try out other modes later to see if it'll fix it.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Try synchronous and lowering the read speed. Klonoa 2 was probably developed on a beta SDK considering Namco's relationship so it definitely isn't functioning like other PS2 games.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OPL supports compressed games now but I couldn't get most of them working with mx4sio, but everything worked just fine uncompressed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What file format/extension are compressed games? Still ISO?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not sure it would be a good idea to compress games
        I can imagine it will have unintended slowdown in games, sounds like it’s just a bit of a novelty

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not sure it would be a good idea to compress games
        I can imagine it will have unintended slowdown in games, sounds like it’s just a bit of a novelty

        .zso
        It's compressed using LZ4, which is absurdly fast to decompress and light on system resources, which is why it works on PS2. Take a look at the benchmarks (https://github.com/lz4/lz4/)
        You can use this to compress images (make sure to use --hdl-fix): https://github.com/Danixu/ziso_compressor

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ace combat 5

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. I had problems with cutscenes.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    THPS3 supposedly works on a network drive but does not work on an HDD. I remember running into 3 or 4 other games that did not work on an HDD for me. I ended up giving up on it after the HDD adapter I bought for it seemed to give up the ghost. Or maybe the drive died--but I doubt that. I just PCSX2 now, it works great for tons of games and has about the same fraction of compatibility issues, but for different games and different reasons. Stuntman for example is fricked because the missions where you have to chase/tail a car don't work on account of the floating point issue, a car will just crash into a wall and get stuck and make completing the mission impossible. GTA would have this problem but usually you can still complete the mission.

    in any case it's nice that PS2 emulation has come so far, I remember checking into it only a few years ago and it seemed like it was in a piss-poor state. I'm hoping it comes all the way. Or as close as it can.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      THPS3 works just fine off a hard drive. Not sure what problem you were having but you may not have had the game configured correctly, I've been playing it off hdd for a decade.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought about buying a PS2 because it's disgustingly cheap, but then I gave up because there's no reason to choose a console over emulation. But I want the PS2/PS1 controls, they've aged well (although I don't like the design).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      THPS3 works flawlessly via SMB. It's one of those games that run really well on PS2 with silky smooth framerate where there is literally no reason to play the PC version instead.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every game runs on opl

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I completed the entire PS2 library with no problem

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick, I was hoping to replay that. What version of OPL are you using?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm using the grimdoomer version of opl because it supports exfat and it has the slowdown issue.
      https://github.com/grimdoomer/Open-PS2-Loader

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tried and tried to get Gantz, a japanese game, to play and it would always lock up after a few loading screens.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Time Crisis 3 doesn't work for me in zso format in case you're a compressiongay like myself. Black screen no matter what mode settings.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish someone would make a proper ODE for ps2

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was about to call that HDD overkill but apparently the entire PS2 library is 23.44 TBs

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Genuine question. Why wouldn't you just use a fat PS3? It's backwards compatible right? In theory it should run better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those piece of shits kill themselves

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Genuine question. Why wouldn't you just use a fat PS3? It's backwards compatible right? In theory it should run better.

        Also aren't they overpriced as frick?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They add input lag according to Electric Underground.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They've overpriced and extremely unreliable. For the majority of PS2 games, the emulation on a Slim is absolutely fine if not perfect.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What about PS1?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The PS1 emulation is pretty much perfect, but the PS3 can't output 240p

          Using a slim PS3 to play PS2 is hypercope. PCSX2 is unironically better. Acquiring a PS2 should be no issue given that some 150 millions of it were sold

          I've got my Superslim hooked up to my CRT and it's fantastic. Very few games I play have any issues

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Using a slim PS3 to play PS2 is hypercope. PCSX2 is unironically better. Acquiring a PS2 should be no issue given that some 150 millions of it were sold

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PS2 soft mods are weird as frick.
    >Sonic Heroes and Virtua Fighter only runs on HDL
    >Crash Twinsanity only runs on OPL
    >ESPN football only runs on OPL using a flashdrive instead of a hardrive

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it doesn't work on OPL you can instead use burnt discs on PS2 now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The compatibility is shit.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing I can't figure out with OPL is how to properly display cover art. Does OPL support a feature to download the art automatically or do I need to load them onto a USB to load onto my HDD?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The best way to go about it is this: https://oplmanager.com/site/

      You connect your HDD or USB, the program will detect all the games installed and it will download all the covers. These covers go to the ART folder inside your HDD (or where your OPL created the folders). You can do this manually of course, but it's a pain to manually resize the covers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        can I connect over ethernet or do I need to physically plug my HDD into my PC?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No option for ethernet, you have to plug the hdd to your pc.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anybody know if the disc swap feature in games like Dynasty Warriors Xtreme Legends works in OPL or not?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, you can't swap on the fly unfortunately. I don't have high hopes of that being implemented because other than the Dynasty Warriors games, what other games are are like that? Most (if not all) rpgs and multi discs games let you save at the end of the disc so it's a non issue.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, you can't swap on the fly unfortunately. I don't have high hopes of that being implemented because other than the Dynasty Warriors games, what other games are are like that? Most (if not all) rpgs and multi discs games let you save at the end of the disc so it's a non issue.

      Now that I think about it, I remember someone made an iso with both vanilla and extreme games merged together in a single iso. I haven't look for them but I believe they are out there. That might work if you want them on opl.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'll have to look in to that then, ty

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