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Open PS2 Loader v0.8 for PS3 with Source Code is Released


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211w ago - Although it's been awhile since the previous update, today JNABK reports that [Register or Login to view links] has released Open PS2 Loader v0.8 for PS3 complete with Source Code followed by versions 0.9, v0.91 and v0.92 below.

For those unaware, this application allows for loading PS2 iSO images on PlayStation 3 consoles with PS2 support... meaning it must be a non-Slim PlayStation 3 model with (4) USB ports.

Download: Open PS2 Loader v0.8 for PS3 / OPL Language Pack / [Register or Login to view links] / PS3 USBLD Loader / Open PS2 Loader Compatibility List / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / BatRastard-open-ps2-loader-v0.9.2.zip / OpenPS2Loader-GSM 0.9.2.zip / OpenPS2Loader-GSM 0.9.2 (No VMC).zip / OpenPS2Loader 0.9.2.zip / OpenPS2Loader 0.9.2 (Childproof).zip / OpenPS2Loader 0.9.2 (No VMC).zip / oplconvert.zip / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by danielb

Note: You do not need a JailBroken PlayStation 3 console to use this PS3 homebrew application.

PS3 Open PS2 Loader Changelog v0.8:

  • Many new game compatibility fixes
  • Added loading support for ISO format (SMB and USB)
  • Improved NAS support for more devices
  • Secure authentication for the SMB module (to enable security and write access)
  • Various improvements to Network support (NBSS keep-alive, small ingame speed-up)
  • Added ELF Loader to launch other Apps
  • Added compatibility for new external USB HDD with 1k/2k/4k cluster file
  • Added full compatibility for old PS2 consoles (10k JAP)
  • Re-Designed Display
  • Supports Cover Art
  • Fully Customizable Theme support
  • Support to Load/Save OPL configurations from multiple devices (USB and HDD)
  • Added VMC (Virtual Memory Card) support
  • Added HDL Server for HDD game installation over network
  • Added "rename" and "delete" functionalities for games lists
  • childproof mode (prevents configuration change from being made)
  • Added ability to refresh game lists

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 using games directly from USB, game parts file must be perfectly
defragmented, either file by file, either by whole drive.

You can use this great software, Power Defragmenter:
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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.

Other utilities are: USBUtil 2.0, USB Extreme installer or USB Insane.

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

PS3 Open PS2 Loader Changelog v0.9 / v0.91:

Open PS2 Loader is a 100% Open source game loader compatible with USB Advance/Extreme game format and also with plain ISO format over USB and SMB. 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.

Actually Open PS2 Loader can load games though USB, SMB and internal HDD (on PS2). The main objective is to support both the PS2 and the PS3 with backward compatibility.

The only difference between 0.9 and 0.9.1 is that in the later one the USBLD_VERSION constant has been fixed to "0.9" (So now appears "Open PS2 Loader 0.9" in the About Menu, which is the correct public version number); therefore... please download 0.9.1 binaries instead of 0.9 ones, in order to have the proper public version number ("Open PS2 Loader 0.9") displayed in the About Menu.

IMPORTANT:

  • USB games must be unfragmented. If not, they might not work.
  • The compatibility modes have changed

Core:

  • various fixes
  • added configurable USB delay (increase this value to avoid stucking on yellow or orange screen when using USB mode)
  • added delay to CDVDMAN functions (initially for Shadow Heart 2)
  • compatibility mode 7 which is unused now (remove useless code)
  • update to comply with the latest PS2SDK
  • added better cd tray emulation (fixes A2M games)
  • fix for DVD9 games
  • added HD Pro support

GUI:

  • various fixes
  • Disabled auto-refresh of game list by default
  • layout adjustment
  • added hidden options to be able to define your own device delay before loading ART/config files
  • added skinnable start, select and action buttons
  • language files update
  • added "list share" feature: select one share from the list and connect it to display the games
  • added ETH Prefix
  • Support for Right-to-Left scripting (Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Tifinar, ... languages)
  • automatically create the CFG folder
  • Configuration related to DNAS/VMC/DMA/COMPAT are now saved in single per game files on each media
  • added a delay before loading per-game config file (same as Art, to not spam when navigating very fast)
  • hints now display either "Info" or "Run"
  • added loading attributes from a per-game file
  • added information page
  • Mode setting (PAL/NTSC/Auto)
  • Longer first-press delay for pads - more comfy controls on max repeat speed
  • short ELF name in App list (looks better for most themes)
  • Added option to specify the HDD spin down time out
  • Added theme support for multiple fonts
  • configurable IGR path (limited to 32 characters)
  • switch default background mode to "Art"





OPLConvert

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Multiplatform tool coded in Java to convert OPL 0.8 configuration files to the new OPL 0.9 scheme (Code by izdubar. English README by izdubar. Spanish LEEME.txt by ElPatas. Portuguese BR LEIAME.txt by Gillbert. Initiative and repack by Bat Rastard)

The only difference between 0.9 and 0.9.1 is that in the later one the USBLD_VERSION constant has been fixed to "0.9" (So now appears "Open PS2 Loader 0.9" in the About Menu, which is the correct number).

Update: Bootlegninja has now made available a recent [Register or Login to view links] compile stating the following:

This one comes from doctorxyz's bitbucket with a fix from l_oliveria (however you spell his name.)

I don't even know what all the changes are, but it skips less on FMV. Give it a shot. Revision 650 on the above listed repository. I compiled this a few hours ago and decided to share.

Update #2: Open PS2 Loader Updated to v0.9.2 by PS2 developers SP193 and Bat Rastard

PS3 Open PS2 Loader Changelog v0.9.2:

Open PS2 Loader (OPL) is a 100% Open source game and application loader for the PS2 and PS3 units. It now supports *.ISO images on HDD, Ethernet SMB shares, and USB while also maintaining compatibility with USB Advance/Extreme format. It's now the most compatible homebrew loader and it should work without ps2load or change DNASXXX.IMG tricks.

Open PS2 Loader is a 100% Open source game loader compatible with USB Advance/Extreme game format and also with plain ISO format. Open PS2 Loader can load games though USB, network (SMB) and from the PS2's HDD unit. It supports all models of the PlayStation 2, and the PlayStation 3 models with PlayStation 2 backward compatibility.

OPL is also developed continuously - anyone can contribute improvements to the project due to its open source nature.

IMPORTANT:

  • USB games must be unfragmented. If not, they might not work.
  • The compatibility modes have changed (not the same as the HDLoader compatibility mod)

rev672
CORE:

  • Merged OPL/OPLGSM codebase
  • GSM Core 0.36.R - don't worry; 0.38 will be coming back better than ever!
  • GSM Core no longer supports 576p, 1080p, Skip FMVs - this is temporary.
  • GSM Core is now IGR and CodeBreaker/PS2rd compatible! (See Note 1)
  • GSM no longer included in Childproof builds.
  • Unified Makefile builds from single source tree via "GSM=0/1" argument (ala VMC/No VMC)
  • Protokernel support now part of PS2SDK toolchain
  • The integrated LibFreeType was removed, upgraded, and moved into the PS2SDK
  • Upgraded LIBPNG, ATAD, HDPro, and DEV9 Module Code
  • Added power-off processing code for older games - they should power off console now.
  • Optimzed CDVDMAN and CDVDFSV
  • Support for PSX DESR-5x00 and 7x00 units
  • Built-in TLB reinitialization mechanism - no more EECORE hooking and patching.
  • Modified Mode 7 to "IOP Threading Hack"
  • Replaced SMAP driver
  • Modified SMSTCPIP
  • Ported a version of ETH Mode types from doctorxyz's OPLGSM

GUI:

  • New "Show GSM on Main Menu" toggle in "Settings" (GSM Builds Only)
  • New "GSM Settings" on Main Menu - easier navigation! (GSM Builds Only)
  • Fixed issue with HDLSERV and GSM Settings not showing up immediately.
  • Full Ethernet controls - can disable Auto-Negotiation and force a mode.
  • Some things were are worded differently as less words carry more freight.
  • Removed redundant UDMA modes - PS2 will never handle UDMA 5 and UDMA 6.
  • Updated SMB support to give better error messages.
  • Network error codes changed slightly - 300 for connection errors, 301 for logon errors, 302 for ECHO is alive test failing, and 303 for share opening errors.

COMPATIBILITY:

  • Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix (Gummi Fix)
  • Baldar's Gate Series (HDD)
  • Champions of Norrath (HDD)
  • New Mode 7 fixes stuttering with games such as DDR and Pop'N Music (HDD ONLY!)

NOTE 1 - An IGR from OPLGSM to OPL (and vice versa) has produced BSODs in our initial tests. We're looking into this quirk. In the mean time, consider power-cycling the PS2 before switching between GSM and non-GSM builds, or populate your IGR Path specifically with a GSM-build - our tests show when GSM is enabled and still resident, an IGR directly to a GSM-build rarely produces the BSOD (likewise with Vanilla OPL IGR'ing directly to Vanilla OPL)

OPL Manager w/ CFG Editor v14 by danielb

ABOUT - OPL Manager

With this tool managing your OPL game collection was never so easy! With just some clicks you can:

  • Fix/change iso files names
  • Download game cover,disc, and screen-shots (batch and per game)
  • Clean your art folder for unused art
  • Edit Cheat Files

What's new in v.14 (Released on 12/13/14)

  • Fixed crash when renaming a game in bad iso tab...
  • Fixed network mode not deleting games
  • Fixed game listing performance with many games
  • Added Italian and Russian translations

IMPORTANT NOTES (PLEASE READ!)

For those that used older CFG files for 2nd Info Page:

1) The CFG files need to be upgraded to a new version, please backup all of your original CFG before starting upgrading.
2) You can upgrade them all by going to "Batch Actions=>Upgrade old CFGs".
3) Currently only the NEW Themes released since April 22, 2014 from Jay-Jay are compatible.
4) The cover/disc/screenshot share feature it's not always on-line since its hosted on my home server. PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS ON NOW

Thanks to:

  • drinzon - Original CFG Editor - Allowed me to do a clone of its app
  • Jay-Jay - Testing and theme creation
  • RandQalan - Compiled genvmc for using in CFG Editor
  • And other if i missed sorry!







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#12 - Haksam - 211w ago
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is anyone currently using this method?? i heard that loading from usb drive can be really slow (loading times + lag)

#11 - BakaEcchi - 211w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Jes03 View Post
And yes, BakaEcchi all you need is the swap magic disc and it plays PS2 backups from USB/SMB.

Thanks, I have somewhere a 3.8 disc, but I must search it everywhere^^

Now it's time for it

#10 - hacked2123 - 211w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by sorg View Post
ah.. i've thought it's real PS2 loader directly from PS3 mode, but it still the same using PS2 DVD to start

sigh... so pity...

Quote Originally Posted by BackHome View Post
It is just a matter of waiting

That's what I've been working on, it will launch PS2 elfs directly from XMB (though it enters PS2 mode)

It will not require any disk be inserted.

#9 - Jes03 - 211w ago
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This is great. I used it all the time when I had my 60GB unit. Now as I'm stuck with the stupid retarded slim I can no longer use this.

Just have to wait till I get another 60GB then it'll be great.

I hope someone works out a way to play it on a slim.

And yes, BakaEcchi all you need is the swap magic disc and it plays PS2 backups from USB/SMB.

#8 - BackHome - 211w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by sorg View Post
ah.. i've thought it's real PS2 loader directly from PS3 mode, but it still the same using PS2 DVD to start

sigh... so pity...


It is just a matter of waiting

 

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