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Copyright (C) 2008 - Neme & jimmikaelkael (www.psx-scene.com)
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
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, either
limited to, implied warranties
entire risk arising out of use
you.

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 :
http://psx-scene.com/forums/freevast/
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Usage :
Please read "Noobie Installation Guide" and "Advanced User Guide" (HTML
format, made by JNABK) in this folder.
Check for updated tutorial at http://bootleg.sksapps.com/tutorials/fmcb/
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 :

. .Changed method of loading CNF from MC.Fixed problem with chinese clone card not booting due to bug fixed in mcid generation above. . FastBoot for Ps1. Added a prompt for warning no BOOT. SYS-CONF. .New cnf vars to control "X Enter" and "/\ Version" position at osdsys main menu screen. Fixed bug for detecting video mode as PAL on Slims 77004. B?EXEC-SYSTEM folder icons are no longer overwritten. Added Suloku's FMCB configurator in package . --------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1."FASTBOOT" can be used in button-launch and OSDSYS items paths.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 is present in INSTALL folder.added new BREXEc-SYTEM folder icon that match new FMCB design by JNABK. Added options to set the new scroll menu. --------------------------------------------------------------------------Free McBoot v1. .6 Installer side : - Added Splash screen FMCB-CNF folder back to SYS-CONF folder. Fixed install bug on x0006 PS2. Direct ESR launch on esr disc insert (path defined in cnf). PS2. dvd video discs. Added libcdvd modules to install from cd. Fixed bug in elf launching from OSDSYS. Splash screen in interlaced mode to fix messing up on some tv. Loader side : - Fixed bug in loading of usb drivers when mc was in slot 2.Fixed bug about loading elfs from OSDSYS turing into simple FMCB reboot on some ps2 models (due to new elf-loader mentionned above). PAL or NTSC).Fixed freezing bug while loading COGSWAP. .Fixed bug about Ps1 game color bug (due to bug fixed above). BOOT.New elf load method which make it launch faster.Fixed bug about loading osd settings correctly. Added hardcoded priority loading of "mass:/FREEMCB. now first check one the one that booted FMCB.7 Installer side : - Installer now correct SwapMagic boot path for usb_mass. "AutoBoot_Disc" option renamed into "FastBoot". ESR..Better compatibility with early jap models. Added configureable OSDSYS video mode (AUTO. . . Added scrolling menu for OSDSYS. . .CNF" Skip disc boot option working : Skip disc boot under OSDSYS main menu. Added a prompt for asking config overwrite. Fixed bug for detecting video mode as PAL on Slims 77004. . Up to 100 OSDSYS items configureable with the new scroll menu. . Fixed bug in loading OSDSYS on some CC modchipped ps2.SkipMC now control DVD Player update check from MC.

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

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