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Free McBoot v1.8b
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Copyright (C) 2008 - Neme & jimmikaelkael (
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the Free McBoot License.
This program and any related
limited to, implied warranties
entire risk arising out of use

documentation is provided "as is"
express or implied, including, but not
of fitness for a particular purpose. The
or performance of the software remains with

In no event shall the author be liable for any damages whatsoever
(including, without limitation, damages to your hardware or equipment,
environmental damage, loss of health, or any kind of pecuniary loss)
arising out of the use of or inability to use this software or
documentation, even if the author has been advised of the possibility of
such damages.
You should have received a copy of the Free McBoot License along with
this program; if not, please report at psx-scene :
Usage :
Please read "Noobie Installation Guide" and "Advanced User Guide" (HTML
format, made by JNABK) in this folder.
Check for updated tutorial at
Special Thanks to all involved in many tests :
Bootlegninja, JNABK, TnA, dlanor, g.t.o, psychomantis, tar, krika69,
AdvanS3B, katananja, Janaboy (all the tester team and everyone I forget).
See the file CREDITS.txt for full credits list of FMCB program.
============================ Technical details ============================
Free McBoot v1.8b
- fixed a bug that prevented CD installations from working
Free McBoot v1.8
Installer side :
- New GUI, graphics & sounds by Berion.
- Installation now possible on mc slot 1 & 2.
- Fixed problem with chinese clone card (was generating wrong mcid).
- Changed "PowerOff PS2" option into "Launch Free McBoot".
- Better compatibility with early jap models.
Loader side :

SkipMC now control DVD Player update check from MC. Added Suloku's FMCB configurator in package . . Direct ESR launch on esr disc insert (path defined in cnf). Fixed install bug on x0006 PS2. .added new BREXEc-SYTEM folder icon that match new FMCB design by JNABK. PS2. . "AutoBoot_Disc" option renamed into "FastBoot". --------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1. PAL or NTSC). Added a prompt for warning no BOOT. Added scrolling menu for OSDSYS. Fixed bug for detecting video mode as PAL on Slims 77004. BOOT. Fixed bug in loading OSDSYS on some CC modchipped ps2. Added options to set the new scroll menu. B?EXEC-SYSTEM folder icons are no longer overwritten. --------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1. Up to 100 OSDSYS items configureable with the new scroll menu. Added configureable OSDSYS video mode (AUTO.Fixed freezing bug while loading COGSWAP. Added hardcoded priority loading of "mass:/FREEMCB.ELF is present in INSTALL folder. .Better compatibility with early jap models.New cnf vars to control "X Enter" and "/\ Version" position at osdsys main menu screen.Fixed bug about loading elfs from OSDSYS turing into simple FMCB reboot on some ps2 models (due to new elf-loader mentionned above)."FASTBOOT" can be used in button-launch and OSDSYS items paths. . now first check one the one that booted FMCB. .CNF" Skip disc boot option working : Skip disc boot under OSDSYS main menu.Fixed bug about Ps1 game color bug (due to bug fixed above). Added libcdvd modules to install from cd. . ESR. .Fixed bug about loading osd settings correctly.. SYS-CONF.6 Installer side : - Added Splash screen FMCB-CNF folder back to SYS-CONF folder. Added a prompt for asking config overwrite. FastBoot for Ps1. Fixed bug in elf launching from OSDSYS. dvd video discs.Fixed problem with chinese clone card not booting due to bug fixed in mcid generation above. .Changed method of loading CNF from MC. . Splash screen in interlaced mode to fix messing up on some tv.New elf load method which make it launch faster. . Loader side : - Fixed bug in loading of usb drivers when mc was in slot 2.7 Installer side : - Installer now correct SwapMagic boot path for usb_mass. . Fixed bug for detecting video mode as PAL on Slims 77004.added "OSDMENU" support in the cnf while defined on LK_?_E? path entries: It enforces OSDSYS to skip disc boot even with Skip Disc boot OFF.

ELF".The file to embed must now be "EMBED. .You can put a BOOT.You can exit installer by loading "mass:/BOOT/BOOT.10 configurable items for hacked osdsys. .Modified default config. . "mc?:/B?DATA-SYSTEM/BOOT. .Direct ESR Launch when DVDV is inserted.ELF".Fixed bug in custom embedding process. If the file is not existing on MC. by JNABK.You can modify your FREEMCB. --------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1.ELF".CNF"). and placed in same folder where installer is running (This option is only useful for developpers as ffgriever's cdvd init and multilanguage fixes are not applied to the embedded elf). it will be copied as mc0:/BOOT/BOOT. .4b - Added Added Added Fixed CNF-Support (thanx to beerboy for the idea) support to launch OSDSYS (auto and manual) by Neme FastBoot-Support Bug on PS2-Slim-Consoles that were freezing on "decrypting dvdelf" --------------------------------------------------------------------------- . "mc?:/BOOT/BOOT.Added entry for Skip-HDD in cnf file. Installer side : .Externalized loading of usb modules from SYS-CONF folder (USBD.Compatility with scph-10000 by loading X-modules (XSIO2MAN.Skip Disc Boot will be working when enabled . .OSDSYS Hack. XMCSERV.ELF (if the file is not already existing on MC).ELF". by Coolaan. by Neme (You can reload FMCB from OSDSYS.Loader side : .Fixed 1st controller problem with slims ps2.ELF" (passing to another if the previous is not existing) .CNF before install and put it in same folder where installer is running.Added Rescue loading (tries before all things to boot "mass0:/RESCUE. and icons added.IRX and USBHDFSD.Added third entry (LK_???_E3) for each key in cnf file.5 Loader side : . .Config folder renamed ("SYS-CONF/FREEMCB.ELF in same folder where installer is running. XPADMAN) from the same folder where installer is running.ELF". "mc?:/RESCUE. .Added Splash screen . it will be copied as config. --------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1. . Coming Soon : . more noob-friendly.Install with Cross-Linking available. XMCMAN. . passing to another if the previous is not found) .CNF"-->"FMCB-CNF/FREEMCB. great work Neme.IRX) .

--------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1.3c .3R1 by Neme custom elf file inject has been disabled (but you can use a 75kb DVDELF) added light loader to support 75kb dvdelf.Fixed bug in installer for Jap units (the folder created was BJEXEC-SYSTEM.Fixed bug that prevented 1.2R1 by Neme New design by JNABK New mcID generator by jimmikaelkael . --------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1.Free McBoot v1. it may still some regions having problems (problem of the folder).3d . --------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1.3a - CD/DVD + language Fix 1.Fixed bug again about mg region.3b .4 - added DVDELF Inject 1. boot elfs can be differents if you press a button.1a by ffgriever DVDELF Inject 1.3c to install correctly. it must be BIEXEC-SYSTEM) --------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1.