46w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developers mysis and eussNL on the Wiki have posted a method to get the PlayStation 2 (PS2) Software Emulator working on 3.55 CFW without a DRM-infected Cobra USB dongle for all PS3 Fat and Slim consoles.
To quote: Getting PlayStation 2 Software Emulator working
Method (on Firmware 3.55, without! Cobra-USB Dongle or Downgrade) for all consoles (fat & slim).
1. Replace following files on your consoles /dev_flash/ with the ones included in this archive p3dwik-ps2compatfiles.rar
2. Get into Factory Service Mode (FSM Tool/Dongle)
3. Insert your Original PS2 Game Disc
4. It will run.
Note: Backups won't work. You're getting the compatibility of the 2.60 software emulator with all of its bugs.
A possible compatibility lists:
PS2 Compat. flag
All consoles have hardware information. In GameOS you can call Lv2 Syscall 393 (0x189) sys_sm_get_model to get your consoles information. In Lv1/Hypervisor its in the repository nodes sc 0x5B lv1_get_repository_node with Parameters "sys","hw","config" usually noded as "sys.hw.config#0" or something.
20 00 00 00 FF FF FE FF <--> a backwards compatible console
4E 00 FF FF 0A 03 BC 3C <--> on Hypervisor Page
4E 00 FF FF 01 07 BC BF <--> CECHJ04
Hi I just make a debug app that use some syscalls to do a reset into PS2 Lpar like boot_ps2 does, it should work on dex 4.11 or 4.20 but in these fw there is ps2 netemu instead of softemu so i need someone with an original disc of playstation 2 inserted on bd-drive and launch this test app and see what happens.
I am on 4.11 DEX but i don't have any original disc from PS2... This is basically the same thing that boot_ps2 does on 3.55 but there is a new emu file on dex 4.11 or 4.20 introduced on 3.70 with the use of PS2 Classics on PSN... This is not brick-risk, thanks to anyone who help me with this. Greetings...
1st - Download the file
2nd - Copy the file PS2 Evo v1.0.pkg to the root of a USB drive formated in FAT32
3rd - Install the .pkg from *Install Package Files*
4th - Insert a original PS2 disk on the BD
5th - Run the app and enjoy
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Below are some Cobra ODE videos and updates from PS3 scene profiteers Max Louarn and Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA), as follows:
The wait is over!
After a few months of additional research and development we are proud to announce that the Cobra ODE has been greatly enhanced, making the experience both easier and richer than before. In essence we spent the additional time from time of announcement and to ensure that we can deliver a far superior product.
We have also added homebrew support as well as refinements to the hardware providing a much improved, quicker and easier installation method for 2K5, 3K and 4K users...
Cobra ODE users can now run ISO's and homebrew apps from any PS3***, including previously "unbreakable" 2k5, 3k and 4k models! We have now removed the external UI commander since it is no longer necessary. Now you can browse and launch all homebrew apps/games and PS3 ISO's from the XMB.
Once again, yes, by using with the Cobra ODE you can browse and launch homebrew apps/games and PS3 ISO's from the XMB via the Cobra ODE manager...
The device is easy to install, use and upgrade too!
Simply, Cobra ODE has re-invented the scene, breaking down the barriers once thought to be impenetrable...
The device offers PS3 ISO's, homebrew apps and games, even on the latest 2k5, 3K and 4K systems and is fast and powerful enough to provide plenty of room for expansion of features in the future.....
Production will now commence and stocks will follow to resellers shortly....
Check out the features and PS3 models supported below:
***FAT consoles (SATA) CECHL, CECHM, CECHP and CECHQ with drive controller BMD-21 will be supported in a future hardware iteration.
Supports virtually all PS3's including previously "unbreakable" 2k5,3k and 4k systems!
Homebrew now possible on previously "unbreakable" 2k5,3k and 4k systems!
Play games on SEN in pass-through or emulation modes**!
On screen selection of games through Cobra ODE manager in XMB
Emulation or pass-through modes
Advanced Smart Fusion AES encryption and decryption engine on board
Fully updatable high speed FPGA's and high speed secure MCU on board
Updatable via USB storage
Expansion ports for future proofing
Simple and easy to use
High quality components used throughout
Built at a high tech facility
Solderless installation on FAT*** and SLIM (2xxx and 21xx) series
Easy installation on 25xx,3xxx and 4xxx series Slim and Super Slim series consoles with QSB (quick solder board)
Easy setup for PATA or SATA consoles
Advanced software onboard and frequent free updates
BD Movie support to follow (In a future update)
PS1 and PS2 ISO support to follow (on BC consoles in a future update)
PS3 BD game disc dumping on all PS3 consoles is supported and can be enabled through third party managers (dumping throughput will be improved in future updates)
**We cannot guarantee the longetivity of this feature owing to the use of homebrew app to achieve it.