PlayStation 2 Software Emulator on 3.55 CFW Without Cobra USB


89w 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.

Download: PlayStation 2 (PS2) Software Emulator Files for PS3 3.55 CFW / PlayStation 2 (PS2) Software Emulator Files for PS3 3.55 CFW (SRC)

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 PS2 DEX Boot 4.11 4.20 (Test) and below is also a PS3 EVO 1.0 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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#335 - PS3 News - 74w ago
MultiMAN v04.11.12 Base CEX and DEX (20121116) are now available from deank with the following changes and updates:

Download: multiMAN v04.11.12 Base CEX (20121116) (22.76 MB) / multiMAN v04.11.12 Base CEX (20121116) (Mirror) / multiMAN v04.11.12 Base CEX (20121116) (Mirror #2) / multiMAN v04.11.12 Base DEX (20121116) (25.77 MB) / multiMAN v04.11.12 Base DEX (20121116) (Mirror)

Changelog:

  • Fixed LV1 peek/poke for 4.21REX in DEX mode + DEX lv2_kernel
  • Added back IDPS display in "System Information"
  • Added preliminary support for 4.30CFW with LV1 peek/poke syscalls (sc 8/9) or lv1 mmap patch (hvsc 114)
    (if such CFW is released then direct-disc-access/PS1 disc backups should work)
  • Increased number of supported simultaneous FTP transfers to 8
  • FTP user/password can be anything
  • Added support for "Change BD-Movie Region" function for 4.30CFW
  • Updated Showtime to 04.01.224

I can add support in mM for any firmware (I only need lv1.self and lv2_kernel.self decrypted). The fact that no one took the time to add proper lv1/lv2 patches in a 4.30CFW is not my problem or issue as I'm happy with 4.21REX. AFAIK there is no 4.30CFW with the patches mM requires, although Rogero is working on one.

Ah, and something else... That stupid rumor that stuff must be signed with 3.55+ keys because 3.40 are blacklisted or something is just ... well stupid ... All mM versions are signed with 3.40 keys. I wonder how that same pkg installs and works on all firmwares since 3.41+dongle to 4.30.

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#334 - G Sus - 75w ago
just playing psp games directly from cso. backups would get me one.

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#333 - james194zt - 75w ago
Wish somebody could work out the PSP feature as that would be awesome to have on ANY CFW not just this dongle firmware.

G Sus's Avatar
#332 - G Sus - 75w ago
its certainly interesting to me.

curious as to what features it can offer that multiman isn't already offering through rebug 4.21 rex.

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#331 - MSawzall - 75w ago
Just found this on the Cobra site: 11 - 12 - 2012

Coming soon! In order to support Cobra USB users better Team Cobra will release in the next few weeks a custom 4.3x+ firmware...

Not sure if I'm the only one on the planet still on Cobra 3.55 but I thought it was worth a post.













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