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GameFAQ Saves to PCSX2 Memory Card

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Creating Game Saves from GameFAQ and other sources for PCSX2

Microsoft Word And PDF Version have photos to go along with them

 

You must have a PS2 formatted memcard. (NOTE: This also works for Memory Card Dumps from the PS2)

Boot.ELF and PS2 Save Builder are located in the "memcardsave.rar" file

 

1. Find the game you want from www.gamefaq.com, www.codebreaker.com, www.gameshark.com, and download the save file. In this tutorial I am using a Kingdom Hearts Save.

2. Open PS2 Save Builder.

3. Click Open, and then locate your save file that you just downloaded.

4. Remember the “root/ID” Number.

5. Now Create a folder containing that number.

6. Back in the PS2 Save Builder, Highlight all the “File Names,” right click and tell it “Extract”.

7. Find the folder you just created, and tell it save. You should now have the save files in the folder.

8. If you want to do more saves, then now is the time. Repeat above steps.

9. Now close PS2 Save builder.

10. Open any CD Burner Program, Put the folder on the CD and create an ISO containing that folder. (Note: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BURN A DISC, also you can add more than one folder to the ISO.)

11. Now Put the ISO in the same folder as Boot.elf.

12. Now Open PCSX2.

13. Set the CPU to Interpreter.

14. Set the Graphics plugin to GSsoft or GSdx9 (Software Mode).

15. Set the Sound to Null.

16. And CD-ROM to CDVDbin.

17. Tell CDVDbin Configure, and locate your ISO you created. (SAVE.ISO is what we are using here)

18. Click Close, and then OK again

19. Now go to File à Open ELF File

20. Locate Boot.elf and open it

21. If you get an Error Message. Just click “OK” and continue.

22. You should see a screen around FC:74.

23. Press any key assigned to the controller. I prefer pressing “Select,”

24. Under “DEFALT” tell it Edit

25. Scroll down to “MISC” and tell it “OK”

26. Select File Browser, and tell it “OK”

27. Select “OK” again at the bottom of the screen

28. Press Down, Select “Defalt: FileBrowser,” and Press “OK”

29. Go to “CDFS” and tell it “OK”

30. Locate the file you created titled “BASLUS-20370-02” (Could be different)

31. Select it, but don’t click “OK”

32. If you have more save files, Press “X” to “Mark” the file and keep doing that. Once done press “R1,” Select “Copy,” and tell it “OK.”

33. Go up one level, by pressing “Triangle”

34. Select “mc0:/” and tell it “OK”

35. Press “R1” and tell it “Paste.”

36. This should take a while. Once you’re done, you have a memory card with save files!

 

Enjoy! A web version to come...

Edited by schattenberg88

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umm... has anyone actually been able to download the files that are necessary to do this from here? the attachments lead to images and not the files that are supposed to be there....

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GeneralEmu site has been redesigned a few times since that article was written. All the old stuff was lost.

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Sorry about that. Yeah, we were going through some troubles recently, So I'll get the attachments back up today. Sorry again for the inconvience it might of caused anyone.

 

EDIT: All links are fixed and in working order. Enjoy!

Edited by schattenberg88

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Let's hope StateS comes back and reads this. Thanks for fixing it!

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The site has now changed along with the attachments, therefor...when I get back to my computer around 6pm CDT (-6h) I will fix all the links. Again, sorry for the inconvience.

 

EDIT: Its working again

Edited by schattenberg88

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Just to let everyone know. There is now a web version up. Please go to www.generalemu.net/pcsx2archive for the guide.

 

I hope you enjoy this addition

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When i try to do

 

29. Go to “CDFS” and tell it “OK”

 

it locks up and doesnt do anything...I followed everything to the T other then

 

13. Set the CPU to Interpreter.

 

I have pscx2 version 2.0.9.6 and i cannot find where to change that at if there is a spot for that in this version.

 

Im trying to add a FF12 savegame in and just cant do it.

 

Thanks in advance

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