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124w 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.

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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:

  • tortuga-cove.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=530
  • ps3devwiki.com/wiki/Talk:Emulation#PS2.2FPStwo

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.

Result examples:

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In binary formation:

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XMB checks this flag and if == 0, it will give following message: "This model of the PS3 system is not compatible with PlayStation 2 format software."

Those interested in running PS2 games on their PS3 console may also wish to check out the previous Open PS2 Loader v0.8 for PS3, PS3 USBLD Loader Source Code and USBAdvn Patcher and PS2 HDD Support & Discless ELF Launching from PS3 XMB articles as well.

Finally, in released news IngPereira has made available a [Register or Login to view links] and below is also a [Register or Login to view links] video and release details by SONIC_BH for those interested, as follows:

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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#671 - PS3 News - 44w ago
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12 - 2 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Update

From Cobra manufacturer Max Louarn: We have successfully tested a performance update for 4.20 and 4.30 which rectifies freezing issues reported by some users. We have also implemented a fix for BMD-061 drive control boards on 2k consoles and auto eject on 2k.

Please follow the instructions in the README.TXT carefully.


From PS3 scene profiteer Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA):

Don't worry Cobra's solution will be a lot better then E3's half-ass encrypted bootdisc swap-disc.

Cobra's mainboard can do 'encryption on the fly' so if there needs to be a bootdisc with special headers before the iso is loaded, then they will be able to without the need of using an actual Blu-ray.

From magneto: Information update: Only super slim models are affected. The 4.55 update has a specific protection against ODEs. We are lucky to have found a way to bypass this new protection, as Sony have historically only released fixes that cannot be bypassed. We also have a working solution that we're working on, but it is very similar to what E3 has. We are aware that the current 4.55 fix is not user friendly and we are trying to find an alternative solution.

We are trying to make the disc swap solution much more convenient for users before we release it. Some of you should learn to be patient. The team is working around the clock to fix the issue for you, be considerate. Running an IRD-built iso that is the same as the bootdisc you have in the drive should work. Those who reported that some game is working for them, can you confirm that it is a different game than the bootdisc you are using ?

If it isn't, can you upload the iso or specify how it was generated (with IRD or not, which version of genps3iso you used) and specify which bootdisc you used with it and if it works with other bootdiscs ? We expect to have an update available in the coming week.

We have a fix for we are currently testing for those who get the 80010017 error. It will be released with the 2.0 update.

Update: 15 - 2 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Information

Cobra 2.0 release imminent - features explained (Including initial support for 4.55):

Cobra Team have been hard at work 24/7 preparing the next firmware release for our users. The incoming Cobra 2.0 is once again a massive update and packed with innovative new features.

After the massive features (PS1, PS2, BD/DVD movies and IRD 9 support) added in the recent Cobra 1.90 update, we're back with yet more cool features in 2.0 which will be released in the coming week:

2.0 will pack these features:

  • Initial support for OFW 4.55 (Please read further information in news paragraph below)
  • Auto-generate browser from the MCU, no more need for genps3extra
  • Dumping of original games using the BD drive is now possible through the Cobra Manager
  • Added support for XMB enabled Pass-Through mode, meaning user no longer has to use slide switch to swap modes and in addition playback of burned PS1 discs when used in combination with the game.disc_type=ps1 configuration option
  • Increased AES encryption module performance by over 100%, now there is no lag in playback of IRD generated ISO's
  • Added support for updating PS3 firmware without needing to switch to PT mode
  • Eject now possible on 4k systems, without need for user to open console cover
  • Added support for "eject.delay" option to specify delay in milliseconds before reinsertion of disc after it has been ejected on QSB systems (default value of 1000ms)
  • Added support for "leds.disable" configuration option to disable specific LED colors

We have been working on a solution for OFW update 4.55, which will fix the added anti ODE measures. The current approach will be more streamlined than solutions currently offered by other teams, however it is not as convenient as using the ODE on pre 4.55 OFW's. Our R&D focus is now concentrating on other possible solutions to bypassing the 4.55 checks.

The current working solution for OFW 4.55 will be released in the coming week. We advise users to use this update if they have accidentally updated to 4.55. Others who have not yet updated may want to consider keeping their consoles on 4.53 or lower until a better solution is available to benefit from the user convenience of the ODE on these firmwares.

We can now also confirm that only 4k Super Slim series consoles are affected by the 4.55 update. Those who have 3k / 2k5 Slim or earlier consoles are safe to update to 4.55.

Cobra MCU 2.0 Changelog:

  • Added support for manager.type=browser configuration option -> Auto-generate browser from the MCU, no more need for genps3extra
  • Fix DISC.ISO dumping corruption -> Dumping of original games using the BD drive is now possible through the Cobra Manager
  • Added support for XMB enabled Pass-Through mode -> Allow access to the boot disc from the manager or browser and enable PT without touching the PT/EMU switch -> Allow playback of burned PS1 discs when used in combination with the game.disc_type=ps1 configuration option
  • Added support for game.pt=1 configuration option to force software-emulation Pass-Through
  • Increase AES encryption module performance by over 100% -> Playback of IRD generated ISO will not lag anymore
  • Added support for updating PS3 firmware without needing to switch to PT mode -> Still not recommended to update to 4.55 for super slim users
  • Added support for eject.add_menu=1 configuration option to add a menu to return to manager when game iso is loaded -> useful for 4k which don't have Remove Disc option in XMB
  • Added support for "eject.delay" option to specify delay in milliseconds before reinsertion of disc after it has been ejected on QSB systems (default value of 1000ms)
  • Added support for "mcu.underclock" configuration option -> Allows underclocking the MCU to further limit power consumption
  • Added support for "leds.disable" configuration option to disable specific LED colors -> Feature requested by forum user DarkKitarist because LED light was brightening up his room at night -> 1=blue, 2=red, 4=green, can be added to disable more than one color, leds.disable=6 disables red and green, leds.disable=7 disables all led colors -> Disabling a color can affect LED color in combined situations, for example, disabling green will show a purple color if you select a DVD or BD movie (normally white)
  • Fix freezing on 4.20 and 4.30 boards

To all the impatient people who can't appreciate the work we're doing and the burnouts we're having from preparing this next release to you: thank you for your encouraging words and for bringing up our motivation in working more than 24h per day for your enjoyment and for fixing your mistake of updating before receiving the green light from the team.

For the others, here is an update on the status of the 2.0 release: The release is almost ready, we are doing QA and trying to get rid of some bugs The changes in the 2.0 firmware are massive with a lot of new features that everyone will appreciate. We do not want to rush this release and have it fail for half our users so we must test it properly. A couple more days of work and if no new bugs are found, the release will be ready. In the meantime, please be patient.

Finally, below are some new PCB Cobra ODE pictures with include Version 5.10B. The new PCB boards are shorter than previous models.

From magneto: The new v5 boards are being shipped now, they are much smaller than previous boards. As SDeath said, you can compare the size with the clipon PCB. They will run cooler so should not have overheating issues, and will be much faster for game loading and for IRD games.

I believe they will also work with the CECHL BMD-21 drives, but I cannot confirm that at the moment.

No, burning and using the swap disc is only needed if you have 4.55 firmware and a 4k model and that mode will only be enabled if you enable the appropriate option in cobra.cfg, otherwise, it will work as before.

It will be one disc for all your games. You will need to burn a bluray disc to play games on 4.55, if you are on 4.55, you can play online. What the other user asked for was if he stayed on 4.53, he can't use online, and wanted to know if he could use his ODE on 4.53 without burning discs.

Yes, 2.0 is universal, you can use it on any model, any firmware version. There is no need for duct tape, that is only for E3. For Cobra, you don't need it, but you need to solder one wire and the installation manual was updated with instructions on how and where to solder it.

#670 - StevenTj - 45w ago
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Use sen enabler for it

#669 - addicts93 - 45w ago
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can i use mmCM spoof with the Rogero's 4.50 cfw ?

#668 - PS3 News - 45w ago
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Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer deank has updated multiMAN PS3 backup game manager to version 04.55.00 (20140208) with the changes below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (43.83 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (123 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.35 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.75 MB - mM PS3 Tools for 4.50CFW includes bdRESET8, lastGAME8, gameDATA8 & showtimeDISC8) / [Register or Login to view links] (124 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (1.64 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (203.05 KB) / [Register or Login to view links] by JohnDoeHun / [Register or Login to view links] (26.1 MB)

multiMAN 04.55.00 (20140208) Changelog:

  • Added support for 4.55CFW (tested by Habib)
  • Added 4.55 spoof option to mmCM (do not use on non 4.46CFW)
  • Fixed downloading files from sendspace from the WEB column

lastGAME10 Includes:

  • lastGAME10.pkg (for regular CFW)
  • lastGAME10_SS.pkg (for regular CFW - SingStar replacement)
  • lastGAME10_[COBRA].pkg (for COBRA compatible FW)
  • lastGAME10_SS_[COBRA].pkg (for COBRA compatible FW - SingStar replacement)

Update is available also online via mM update and in the WEB column. If you wish to FORCE mM/mmCM to download the update just start mM/mmCM while holding L2+R2 and it will enter debug mode. Then you can update from the HOME column.

Update: FEB/08/2014: mmTOOLS_455

  • bdRESET 9.00
  • stDISC 7.00
  • lastGAME 11.00 (standard)
  • lastGAME 11.00 (SingStar replacement)
  • lastGAME 11.00 (for COBRA CFW)
  • lastGAME 11.00 (for COBRA CFW - SingStar replacement)

All tools are available in multiMAN's web column, too. All tools support firmwares from 3.55 to 4.55.

Update #2: FEB/11/14: gameDATA9.pkg

  • Added support for 4.50DEX, 4.53CEX, 4.55CEX

gameDATA9 is also available for download within multiMAN in the WEB column.

About mmTOOLS:

  • gameDATA v9.00: (Update feb/11/14) - Switch location of [game data] between internal HDD and first external USB HDD, install PSN games (or any application/pkg) to external USB HDD saving space on internal HDD. NOTE: Not all games are compatible with this feature.
  • bdRESET v9.00: (BD Redirectional Reset) - Removes path re-directions, removes bd-mirror (restores usb to normal mode) and moves the last game played in bd-mirror mode back to its location.
  • lastGAME v11.00: lastGAME - is an application that mounts that LAST game played on multiMAN without having to launch it. Indeed lastGAME is multiMAN but without GUI and extra features. It is not limited to launch the last mounted game from XMB, it also supports mounting the last AVCHD movie you loaded from mM. It now supports the new payload from mM 04.20.00+, launch PS1 BIN/CUE from XMB and more.
  • stDISC v7.00: (Showtime Disc Access) - Allows Showtime to play all your backup videos/music from optical data discs (DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, BD-R/RE) which usually are not accessible from Showtime. Adds support for screenshots of movies while Showtime is playing, remote access to Showtime via "Remote Play" and play music from XMB [Music] column while Showtime is displaying photo slideshow.

Finally, in related news kakarotto has made available (via tortuga-cove.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=5507#p29056) what he calls MultiMan ver 04.60.01 Full Repack-kakarotto with the following changes:

  • Added support for 4.50CFW
  • PS1/PS2/PS3 games, BD-MIRROR INT/EXT, BD-MOVIE REGION CHANGE/DYNAREC SUPPORT
  • Disc-less mode: Icon changed from BD disc to "folder icon"

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (199.0 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #3) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #4) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #5)

After you install the full version proved this release:

Download: Multiman 4.60.01 base: [Register or Login to view links]

Password Unzip rar: [Register or Login to view links]

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Covers All game PS 1-2-3 This Multiman CEX for CFW system only.

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#667 - PS3 News - 45w ago
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Here is a [BETA] Fix for 2k Model Issues on 4.20/4.30 Boards from magneto, as follows:

We are releasing a beta for those who are having issues with the 2k model and using the 4.20 or 4.30 boards. More specifically, this fixes the issue where the drive is unresponsive unless you turn the PS3 on using the eject button. This update will also fix the issue for fat and 2k models where the auto-eject feature will eject and reload the disc instead of simply emulating it.

If you have a 4.20 or 4.30 board version, and have one of these issues and you are ready to test this update, then please test this beta and report to us whether or not it fixes the problems. Include as much information as possible.

You can download the beta here: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

There are files for the 4.20 board and for the 4.30 board, make sure you use the correct files depending on your board revision.

The instructions are in the README.TXT file, make sure you follow the instructions very carefully. Here are the instructions for updating the FPGA image and testing the beta:

DISCLAIMER: This is a beta update, use at your own risks. You must follow these instructions carefully. Make sure not to interrupt the process.

Step 1 : Remove power from PS3 and wait for a couple of minutes
Step 2 : Copy ldr.rom into a FAT32 usb drive and insert into ODE
Step 3 : Power the board to update the bootloader. Make sure the LED turns purple for 1 second to confirm the bootloader has been flashed
Step 4 : Remove power from PS3 and wait for a couple of minutes
Step 5 : Delete ldr.rom and copy fpga1.dat into a FAT32 usb drive and insert into ODE
Step 6 : Power the board and let the bootloader update the FPGA image. If the LED turns off quickly, there was an error. The correct behavior is the LED will flash between RED and PURPLE continuously for about 2 minutes, then it will turn itself off.
Step 7 : Only after the LED goes off, which should take about 2 minutes, then remove the USB from the ODE
Step 8 : Delete the fpga1.dat file. This is important, if you do not delete it, it will continually update the FPGA.
Step 9 : Remove power from the ODE
Step 10 : Insert USB into the PS3 and reconnect power.

Notes: You must first update the bootloader before updating the FPGA image. The new bootloader is required to successfully flash the FPGA image, and it is preferred at this point to update each rom individually to make sure the update process was completed successfully.

When the FPGA update is finished, the bootloader will turn off the LED and stop, it will not boot into the main MCU application, so you must power cycle the ODE in order to boot it again.

The FPGA will be flashed whenever fpga1.dat file is found on the USB, so it is important to delete the file once the update has completed and before power cycling the ODE or it will update it forever.

If you wish to revert back to the original FPGA image, start at step 5, and use the fpga1_original.dat file. Make sure to rename the file into fpga1.dat before trying the update.

8 - 2 - 2014: Cobra ODE News - Update

We are pleased to annouce a performance update for 4.20 QSV boards which remedies the freezing issue reported by some users. The performance update relates to both the NXP mcu and Smart Fusion FPGA onboard. Please be sure to follow the instructions in the readme.txt carefully. This is imperative in order that the update will be completed successfully.

A similar performance update pack is currently undergoing BETA testing for 4.20 (non QSV model) and 4.30A boards and addresses freezing issue reported by a minority of users and also includes 2k series auto eject fix and 2k series BMD-061 drive controller fix. Further fine tuning of this update will be made before release on our site sometime next week.

Download: Cobra ODE 4.20 QSV Fix * For PCB v4.20 QSV only *

Team Cobra will continue to strive to best support our users and deliver innovation to the scene.





From magneto: I can confirm that the issue is not a bug with the update. Those who see legitimate users complaining about problems with 4.55 should not think it applies to everyone. For every new update, there are many legitimate users who complain, but I don't see 100% of superslim users complaining, with the number of PS3 users, even if 1000 people complain, the percentage is extremely low.

From the research we've done, we can confirm that the 4.55 firmware does add a new check in the BD firmware in order to prevent ODEs from working. We are looking into methods of bypassing this new authentication.

I can also confirm 3k works. The reason only 4k systems are affected is probably because prior models can be hacked and they don't want us using a CFW to see what the new protection is doing.

If PT doesn't work for you it's not a bad BD drive, it's a bug in v4.30 that was triggered with the new 4.55 protection. We are looking into it.

Finally, from Mussonero comes Eleganz-Cobra-Ode GL-v1.

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  • New version for Eleganz Cobra ode GL-V1 for all users they have in possession the cobra ode
  • Thank you: Kakaroto and all user for support (and all dev) for my new release

Changelog:

  • added support RSXGL library faster compared to SDL
  • added support ode 1.9 mcu
  • included showtime V 4.5 as homebrew
  • included open-ftp as homebrew

Eleganz Cobra ODE GL V2 Changelog:

  • New Showtime build included with support of loading and saving from a usb-key inserted in any PS3 usb ports

 

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