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117w 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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smokyyuwe's Avatar
#263 - smokyyuwe - 110w ago
The latest version for MM is 5.0 if you are using CEX. The latest version for DEX is 5.0.7, I think.

A lot of people are using DEX because it allows you to play games without patching but you lose a lot of homebrew apps.

mgkmgk's Avatar
#262 - mgkmgk - 110w ago
I havent updated my MM for a while - the latest version I can find is mmCM v04.03.02 BASE (20120606)

I see a few pages back multiMAN 04.05.07 DEX Base (20120910)... is this one ONLY for DEX consoles or can I install on my 3.55 CFW.

I been a few pages back but everything seems to be DEX - is this what everyone is using now?

Thanks

Hamilton Zeus's Avatar
#261 - Hamilton Zeus - 110w ago
I have to see it to believe it!

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#260 - Tepoo - 111w ago
the switch for games seems to be bugged. when i select "get bdemu titles" he loads around 1 minute, then he auto select the game in the first slot and shows that all other slots are empty"

i have a Samsung G2 portable with 640gb, 10slots created through open bd manager and 4 games in the first slots.

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#259 - PS3 News - 111w ago
Here are more file attachments for the above post from aldostools... also below is a mmDM Game FAQ by Patrick Batman & Omnomnom (via ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/4951-mmDM?p=53518#post53518):

mmDM Game FAQ - Patrick Batman & Omnomnom

1.00 patches:

put patch files in full game backup let mmDM convert files to DEX on mount

1.01+ updates:

Get official sony update convert pkg to DEX with aldostools, highlight sony update pkg press ctrl+shift+enter (Will make cex sony package into pkg.original, dex will become .pkg, and there will be extracted folder of sony cex pkg.)

If 3.55 and lower update:

Take any eboot/sprx/self files out of extracted cex sony pkg folder (from above step), create temp folder put in there for now.

If N0DRM patched update:

Put patched N0DRM files in temp folder for now. Install newly created DEX PKG on PS3. Put temp folder with N0DRM files or 3.55 or lower eboot/sprx/self etc in USRDIR of any game, then mount that game. This will convert them to DEX.

In target manager on the left there is Target explorer hit the plus sign next to icon of debug unit with green light and IP address. Pick file explorer browse to dev_hdd/game/(Game ID) of dex update pkg you previously installed. Drag and drop converted DEX files in USRDIR/temp folder to dev_hdd/game/(Game ID).

ERRORS & WHAT TO DO:

  • 80022D74 = Trophy error (or any message involving trophies) - delete trophies for game (XMB>GAME>Trophy Collection>(hightlight game)press triangle delete


  • 8001003D / 8001003E = Needs disc error - Old update cex pkg or Dex pkg with eboot etc that's not fself (DEX) is installed. Delete update in game data utility if old CEX update, if dex add fself eboot, sprx, self etc files into dev_hdd0/game/(game title) Generally although mmDM instruct says so, changing dev_bdvd to app_home in eboots/sprx/self is not needed, actually pretty much never.


  • 80010009 error = change Boot mode from software to release mode in debug settings (Doesn't always work)


  • 80028F14 error = nothing mounted at app_home - Usually just give mmDM a few more moments to mount before selecting app_home


  • BLACK SCREEN - Generally files in full game backup need to be moved around. A lot of games just require moving folders in USRDIR to root folder (folder with PS3_GAME folder in it)To get an idea of where to move them, before starting game from app_home go to file serving in Target Manager's target explorer, click the green "play"button, then start game. Study the directories here and look at Console Output for hints. (Make sure all eboot/self/sprx are DEX by mmDM before moving stuff around)

    Try to get as many games as you can working in System Software Mode as last resort try game in Release Mode.

Also some games are already posted at: [Register or Login to view links]

-Patrick Batman & Omnomnom

Finally, from deank: Path for your games: X:\FOLDER1\FOLDER2\GAMES

Example for a game path: X:\FOLDER1\FOLDER2\GAMES\BLES12345\PS3_GAME\USRDIR \EBOOT.BIN

Set "X:\FOLDER1\FOLDER2" as path in mmDM (as you noticed - GAMES is omitted).

mmDM starts ps3netserv using the path you selected for your games. multiMAN connects to ps3netserv and retrieves the games from the path + \GAMES (so it becomes X:\FOLDER1\FOLDER2\GAMES).

That's how it is supposed to work. Make sure that games are located in "GAMES" subfolder (not GAMEZ or anything else) and that the path set in mmDM is correct.

When you select a game and activate it, mM tells mmDM to convert the game to DEX (if needed) and then mmDM mounts it in /app_home.

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