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Open PS2 Loader v0.5 for PS3 with Source Code is Now Available


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242w ago - Several months ago Ifcaro released his PS3 USBLD Loader Source Code and a USBAdvn Patcher followed by PS3 Open USBLD v0.41.

Since then, the project [Register or Login to view links] to what is now known as Open PS2 Loader for PS3... with the latest version 0.5 available below complete with source code.

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Changelog v0.5:

• Added compatibility modes
• isofs/cdvdman now use disc type
• cdvdman now has streams
• Added game loading through network
• Static interface available
• Added language support
• It works in PS3 with PS2 emulation by software

From the ReadMe File:

Open PS2 Loader is a 100% Open source game loader compatible with USB Advance/Extreme game format. It's more compatible and it should work without ps2load or change DNASXXX.IMG tricks.

Open PS2 Loader also is developed continuously and anyone can contribute improvements to the project.

The main objective is to support both the PS2 and the PS3 with backward compatibility.

How to use:

First, you need an USB device compatible with PS2/PS3 formatted in FAT32 (only if you want to load games from USB). For loading games by SMB protocol you need to share a folder called PS2SMB (it can be changed) make sure that it has permissions for anyone to access.

The games have to be in USB Advance/Extreme format. There are some programs for converting games to this format. Open PS2 Loader includes an command line tool for that purpose called iso2usbld.

In PS2 you can use any of the existing methods for loading an executable elf.

In PS3 you need to have an original SwapMagic 3.6+ or 3.8 (at the moment there aren't any other option).

The steps for loading Open PS2 Loader in a PS3 are:

1. Rename OpenPS2LD.ELF to SMBOOT0.ELF
2. Make a folder in root of USB device called SWAPMAGIC and copy SMBOOT0.ELF to it.
3. Launch SwapMagic in PS3 and press UP+L1 then Open PS2 Loader should start.

There are 4 forms for launching elfs in SwapMagic:

SMBOOT0.ELF = UP + L1
SMBOOT1.ELF = UP + L2
SMBOOT2.ELF = UP + R1
SMBOOT3.ELF = UP + R2

Finally, you must have a PS3 console that supports loading PS2 game images... this means it must be a non-Slim PlayStation 3 model with (4) USB ports or else you cannot use this application at the present time.



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#17 - PS3 News - 242w ago
any slight chance to make it work on Slim Console??
Nope, it states right in the first post it doesn't work with them. Although we can't predict what will happen should the PS3 ever be unlocked, for the time being it's safe to say there is no chance of it working on the Slim or any PS3 version that doesn't support PS2 games.

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#16 - TDMaster - 242w ago
any slight chance to make it work on Slim Console??

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#15 - PS3 News - 242w ago
Perhaps a stupid question, but does this work on the 80GB PS3? The one with the software backwards compatibility, but not an actual emotion engine chip?
I'd say the original rule still applies... 4 Ports = it will work, 2 Ports = it won't. To date I have yet to read any contradictions, stipulations, exceptions, etc to that basic rule on this Forum or any others.

If the older PS3 USBLD Loaders worked on it then this revision should as well, but if it didn't then you may be SOL.

I suppose if you are still in doubt of the time-tested rule, you could always give it a try though and report back.

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#14 - darksyde - 242w ago
Well done and good work, its great to see people continuing too contribute to the scene. Unfortunately I have a console that cannot utilise this app

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#13 - Kraken - 242w ago
it must be a non-Slim PlayStation 3 model with (4) USB ports or else you cannot use this application at the present time.

Perhaps a stupid question, but does this work on the 80GB PS3? The one with the software backwards compatibility, but not an actual emotion engine chip?

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