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


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198w 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 version 0.9 and v0.91 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]

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.

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

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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.



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naveenr's Avatar
#2 - naveenr - 198w ago
will it work on slim 2 usb ps3 ?

hacked2123's Avatar
#1 - hacked2123 - 198w ago
Someone get Ifcaro a link to my post, I'm sure that team would be interested in the research I've completed.

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