In addition, you cannot simply use an ordinary flash pen...
That's what I was afraid of and is probably the reason official xploder support haven't answered my email. Their advertising and product manual is misleading because it talks of accessing flash pen in relation to game saves, and you can actually access the flash drive in the memory manager.
What is the point of being able to do this if you cannot copy saves from the flash pen?! That leaves us with only the game saves inlcuded on the CD that are circa 2004.
unless you can find a way to extract real PS2 file (e.g. VP2-03-217:02Seraphic Gate).
Does anyone know of a program that can extract a real PS2 file to flash pen? Since the game saves included on the Xploder CD work then I assume it has to be something to do with Linux, as that is what PS2s use. What format does the PS2 store its save files as?
Do you think this is just a case of being able to rename the file in Windows using special characters, or something more fundamental in the way the PS2 understands game saves? If the latter then I'm stuck as I don't know anything about programming.
My suggestion is to return the standard version and get a pro version. Once you get a pro version which comes with XLink software and a cable, simply follow the steps addressed in my previous post.
Unfortunately I bought the Xploder 1 year ago so I can't return it. If I can't find a program to do it with a flash pen then I'll give up unless I can find the right typr of USB cable cheap.
One thing you may like to know is that the software 'xlink' that comes with the Pro version is available for free on their website. I have a registration code too, as it came in the standard version's box. The only thing I don't have are the necessary cables to connect it up. What would that be, usb male to usb male?
It would also be interesting to find out what the xlink software does to the game saves that I can't do on the PC and transfer via USB flash?