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PS3 USBLD Loader Source Code and USBAdvn Patcher Released!

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294w ago - Just over a month ago Ifcaro released PS3 USBLD Loader v0.3 RC1 & ModHook Versions, which attempted to increase PS2 game compatibility and added a language/driver file folder. For those unaware, PS3 USBLD Loader allows you to run PS2 image back-ups on a PS3 via USB.

This weekend he has made available both the PS3 USBLD Loader Source Code and a Patcher Utility, as follows:

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To quote, roughly translated: The source code of the "Advance USB Loader for PS3" licensed GPLv2. The Web site of the project is: [Register or Login to view links] I hope that it involved more people and more can be improved.


To compile the USB Advance Loader you need to make some previous actions.

First you will need a copy of USB ADVANCE unpacked completely (3MB)

To "enable" loader's patches is necessary to edit the original USB ADVANCE's elf.

To do this, replace in the offset 0x000016e8: 8a6e 040c to a600 200c

Now USB Advance will give the step to Loader to add new features.

Finally copy the USB ADVANCE elf renamed to USBADVN_ok.ELF to the emb folder

NOTE: In the source code appears the name of some modules that I have extracted from the USB ADVANCE elf. These modules gave them the name that occurred to me at that time.

These modules are:

• PARCHE_EE: It is not a module but it is a piece of code for EE is loaded just before
to launch the game.
• MSD.IRX: (MASS-DRIVER) This is the module responsible for the manege USB disk filesystem.
• RAMDISK.IRX: Its a RAM DISK for IOP updating with USB ADVANCE modules.
•CDVDMAN.IRX: It is a replacement driver CDVDMAN to read from USB.

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#5 - PS3 News - 294w ago
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Not that I'm aware of.. it's mainly for Devs who are familiar with using disassemblers like PS2Dis ([Register or Login to view links]). Ifcaro did post this example though:
Patching USB ADVANCE elf it easy to do. Just edit it with winhex or hex workshop.

with WinHex the steps are:

1. Position -> Goto Offset and put 16E8
2. Change 8a 6e 04 0c to a6 00 20 0c
3. Save file

I'd say for most end-users it's best to wait for those working on it to release some updated 'test' versions though.

#4 - SteveSmith - 294w ago
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How do you patch it?

Is there an already patched version out?

#3 - aries2k6 - 294w ago
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I'm glad Ifcaro released the source code for this. Maybe someone with can help to improve it. I know dlanor (uLaunch.elf) is looking at the source code with hopes of making it more compatible with usb drives. It would be nice if someone could tweak it to improve compatibility with ps2 games.

#2 - PS3 News - 294w ago
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I fail to see how that gets asked time and again, but the answer is still no.

Please refer to the v0.3 RC1 thread for further discussion of that... we don't need to rehash it all again here.

For those seeking to experiment with the source code following the instructions above, I have attached a copy of USB ADVANCE unpacked completely (3MB).

#1 - dotISO - 294w ago
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Here's a dumb question..
If your PS3 doesn't have backward comapitability, can you still play PS2 games with this?


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