HDLoader game installer tool (HDLGameInstaller)

Update 2018/12/08: HDLGameInstaller v0.821 released!
Update 2018/11/24: HDLGameInstaller v0.820 released!
Update 2018/11/18: HDLGameInstaller v0.819 released!
Update 2018/10/28: HDLGameInstaller v0.818 released!
Update 2018/09/09: HDLGameInstaller v0.817 released!
Update 2018/06/18: HDLGameInstaller v0.816 re-released!
Update 2018/06/12: HDLGameInstaller v0.816 re-released!
Update 2018/06/09: HDLGameInstaller v0.816 released!
Update 2018/06/04: HDLGameInstaller v0.815 released!
Update 2018/05/31: HDLGameInstaller v0.814C released!
Update 2018/05/29: HDLGameInstaller v0.814B released!
Update 2018/05/28: HDLGameInstaller v0.814A released - with PC client update
Update 2018/05/27: HDLGameInstaller v0.814A released - with PC client update
Update 2018/05/26: HDLGameInstaller v0.814A released!
Update 2018/05/23: HDLGameInstaller v0.814 released!
Update 2017/02/26: HDLGameInstaller v0.813 released!
Update 2017/02/19: HDLGameInstaller v0.812 released!
Update 2017/02/11: HDLGameInstaller v0.811 released!
Update 2017/02/04: HDLGameInstaller v0.810 released!
Update 2016/09/24: HDLGameInstaller v0.809A released!
Update 2015/12/16: HDLGameInstaller v0.809 released!
Update 2014/06/23: HDLGameInstaller v0.808 released!
Update 2013/08/25: HDLGameInstaller v0.807 released!
Update 2013/08/04: HDLGameInstaller v0.806 released! (Critical bugfix)
Update 2013/08/01: HDLGameInstaller v0.805R released! (Performance update)
Update 2013/07/25: HDLGameUpdater v0.800 (for HDLGameInstaller v0.805) released!
Update 2013/07/23: v0.805 released.
Update 2013/07/19 02:22: v0.804 re-released - stability fix.
Update 2013/07/18: v0.804 released - contains network functionality enhancements.
Update 2013/07/17: v0.803 released - contains network functionality enhancements.
Update 2013/07/14 22:17: HDLGManClient for HDLGameInstaller v0.800+ readded.
Update 2013/07/14: v0.802 released - minor bugfix.
Update 2013/07/12: v0.801 released - includes network support fix.
Update 2013/07/11 03:19: Added a translation template.
Update 2013/07/11 02:09: Initial public release, with minor fix. Please re-download if you downloaded before I re-released it!


The HDLoader game installer allows the user to install PlayStation 2 games onto the installed Harddisk Drive, for direct booting with the HDDOSD (Browser v2.00 update).

It can also be used as an alternative to HDLDump, as this software does not use the HDLDump protocol and hence entirely uses TCP for data transfer. This means that unlike HDLDump, it's more reliable.

It has the following features:

  1. Installs all PlayStation 2 games from the CD/DVD drive.
  2. Installs all PlayStation 2 games remotely from a PC, over a network.
  3. Installed games can be booted directly from the HDDOSD.
  4. Allows the user to manage games locally on the PlayStation 2 console itself.
  5. Allows the user to manage games remotely from a PC, over a network.
  6. Network performance uses the latest ethernet modules from the PS2SDK, giving about 4MB/s.
  7. Allows the user to specify the savedata icon to use with the game.
  8. Supports games >4GB and DVD-DL games.
  9. Game list can be sorted alphabetically (controlled from the PlayStation 2).
  10. Supports the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), for easy set up.

Setting Storage

Settings are now saved into the HDLGameInstaller save data folder:

hdd0:__common/Your Saves/HDLGAMEINSTALLER
If you wish to delete the save, you may do so with the HDD Browser or compatible homebrew (e.g. LaunchELF).

Notes on network support:

Supported Devices:

HDLGameInstaller may be installed (copied) onto and can be booted from: