Hi. Me again with another theory for those to ponder and such.
Now I'm guessing everyone has seen the ps1emu and ps2emu in the dev_flash areas on the PS3. We can't write to these areas as yet. Had a quick look and saw that the ps1emu has the file ps1_rom.bin. I'm guessing this file is used to run the PS1 games. The ps1_rom.bin reminds me of the days running emulators for various past consoles ie Sega, Nintendo; and the joy of hunting down the rom.bin to actually boot the emulator.
So cutting to the chase - later consoles lost the ability to run PS2 games. There is no ps2_rom.bin on those consoles. Does this file exist on consoles that can run PS2 games?
That's not my main question, as at the moment, we can't write to the flash areas. But got me thinking. The files ps2_emu.self [and 2 others which are present] are self files. When looking at the guts of it, shows the good o' ELF. I tried the unfself command with the SDK but it failed.
Can these files be run within the dev_hdd0 area. So basically building an EBOOT.BIN (which is an ELF files from the looks of it) and making an app that runs from the game section and is able to boot PS2 games. Or does this not boot the Game OS section?
I'm taking a stab at the dark here, but guessing that the FTP app was made from tools contained in the SDK as I thought; I remember seeing some 'ftpd' mentioned there. Hence why I ask if it's possible.
I'd love to learn how to build the app myself, so on another topic, would learning C++ be good enough to learn to program apps for the PS3.