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

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264w 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:


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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#12 - facelift - 263w ago
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great i tried the 1st loader and loads of my dvd/cd backup worked.

can't wait to try this!

#11 - PS3 News - 263w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by deksar View Post
Does it work with PS1 game images as well?

-Rep. Seriously. Read before posting. This was already covered on the first page of the thread, see here:

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#10 - deksar - 263w ago
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Does it work with PS1 game images as well?

#9 - aries2k6 - 264w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by mihaiolimpiu View Post
I'm curious if indeed the compatibility is better...

After testing the first versions extensively I've decided it's not worth the trouble on a PS3...

Ya, compatibilty is alot better. games that never booted up from usb, like shadow of the Colossus and midnight club dub edition are now working. The customisable themes are nice.

Also there was a tool from ISEKO, ps2load injector, that improved compatibilty using the older version. it was great but with the new loader it is no longer needed and it's one less step in the process. We can expect compatibilty to continue to increase. It seems GOW might be working on the next release.

It's to bad the network is working on the ps3. they believe the can improve the speed compatibilty alot that way. I've always hoped someone could figure out why the network isn't working on the ps3. It would be good not just for ps2 loader but also other ps2 homebrew.

Anyway, I'm really glad Ifcaro got the ball rolling for this project and some other great devs like Jimmikael decided to join in. great work.

#8 - sensismile - 264w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Jes03 View Post
I've tried getting it running on the PS3 and no luck atm. Still not sure if its set up properly.

SMB (Network) is currently not supported on the PS3.



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