For all of you who use MTVMG1/M2000, this is perfect to Archive your save data on your computer. And Like I said before, the ability to upload and email your save data could help make this site even better than it already is. It would make it easier to do collaborations, remixes of each others work, we would also be able to help each other out a lot better as far as making music. Just imagine chatting online with a member while sending a save file back and forth on a site like MSN, collaborating in real time to do a song and also learning new tricks and getting new ideals on creating music from your TIMGUL co-producer. And with these being so cheap and easily available online its easily possible for every one here to have one.
Heres a link to information on the Dexdrive along with a video showing how to use it.Information link
Ok, like you probably already know if you looked at the video or link, this is an awesome device that allows you to transfer PS1 save data to your PC to upload online or send through email. Like he said in the video its pretty easy to find these cheap online, I bought one that was new and it only cost me 19 bucks. Its easy to setup and use once you have all the software. It came with a serial port cable and two floppy disks for the software. If your computer doesn't have a serial port, Make sure you buy a USB to Serial (DB9) Adapter.
Heres the Adapter that I've got.
Another thing you will need to do is download the dexdrive software online if you don't have a floppy drive(and chances are, you don't). I pretty much tried to use every software available for this online and the only one that works for me is Dexter.Heres the link for the Dexter Dexdrive software
The other software downloads can also be found in the information link
above the video.
Short tutorial of Dexter software
Next open the software and at the top of the page Click on Dexdrive
> Open dexdrive
. And select whatever port you have your Dexdrive connected to. If you don't know which port its in just keep selecting different ones until it opens your Dexdrive.
Then just select the files that you want to transfer and save them as single file.
I played around with it for a while, deleted and restored files(even recently tried a 15 block save with ripped samples too)
and I never had one problem with anything when I tried to load them in the game after using the Dexdrive. I thought about trying to see if I could use a PS2 memory card but decided not to. It probably won't do anything to either your Dexdrive or memory card, but I didn't want to take a chance of accidentally corrupting my memory cards because there isn't any way I can change it back to normal if I do, like you (supposedly) can in the Maxdrive software so I'll save my PS2 memory cards for the Maxdrive experiments. So if you want to try this with your PS2 memory cards do so at your own risk
. Otherwise DO NOT CONNECT YOUR PS2 MEMORY CARD TO THE DEXDRIVE
All in all, this is a great product that works well, and anyone who makes music on the first MTV Music Generator/Music 2000 on Ps1 would greatly benefit from it, because after you buy this you really won't need to buy any more memory cards to archive all your songs on.
It gets a thumbs up from me.
I didn't expect to get this before I got my Maxdrive because I ordered that weeks before I did this, but hopefully I get it soon. I'll do a review and tutorial for that as soon as I get it too.
I hope to see these Revolutionary Accessories, Revolutionize TIMGUL.