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PlayStation 2 Software Emulator on 3.55 CFW Without Cobra USB


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107w 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:

In binary formation:

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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HeyManHRU's Avatar
#173 - HeyManHRU - 134w ago
That new display mode looks awesome, it's simple and easy to use. I'm also glad they added new themes, the ones that came with the first mmCM weren't that good.

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#172 - PS3 News - 134w ago
Below is a mmCM (multiMAN Cobra Manager) v04.00.01 Base (20120126) update for those with the dongle, with the changes outlined as follows:

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26 - 01 - 2012

  • Added new display mode (Board 5x4x5), replacing the oldest "Game list (plain)" mode

  • "Board" display mode shows ICON0.PNG game images by default. You can use covers by changing the option "XMMB Icon Swap" in Settings

  • Improved File Manager visuals when used in SD resolution (480p/576p)

  • Fixed an issue, which prevented operation on CFW/MFW 3.41

  • Added support for showing PSN titles in all display modes from internal/external HDD (PSN titles cannot be loaded and you have to put empty RELOAD.SELF in game's USRDIR folder to make it show!) (requested)

  • Added lastGAME2 and bdRESET applications

  • Added 11 new themes to the theme download section (total of 14 now)

  • Updated 15 language files

  • Added separate background images for Board and XBDM display modes (PSVBG.JPG and XBDBG.JPG)

  • Updated mmCM Original Theme (includes new images PSVBG.JPG, XBDBG.JPG, PBOX0.PNG, PBOX1.PNG)

  • Preparations to support loading of network PS3, DVD and Blu-ray ISO files

  • Preparations to support firmware version spoofer (auto-spoofing to latest official FW or to user-defined fixed version)

  • Required Cobra USB update will be announced when network ISO and firmware spoof support is available

Q: So what's the advantage of lastGAME2 over the original LastGame app?

A: There are 3 versions actually:

1) The original lastGAME works with mM 01.13.* - 02.09.02.
2) lastGAME2 works with mM 04.00.00+.
3) lastGAME2 for CobraUSB works with ISOs (DVD/PSX/PS1/PS2/PSP/PS3/BD-movies), too.

HeyManHRU's Avatar
#171 - HeyManHRU - 135w ago
There is no way to play PSP games without it unless it is a PSP Mini game from PSN that works on CFW (someone correct me if I'm wrong). PSP games are mountable on the PS3 though ([Register or Login to view links]).

Alibaba123's Avatar
#170 - Alibaba123 - 135w ago
That wasn't very specific lol. Can I play extracted PSP ISO images then?

HeyManHRU's Avatar
#169 - HeyManHRU - 135w ago
You cannot play PSP .ISO files without the Cobra USB.

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