42w 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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Following up on the recent PS3UserCheat dongle hacking news, today PlayStation 3 developer zadow28 has updated his ongoing work with some reverse-engineering and payload development research on the DRM-infected Cobra PS3 USB dongle.
Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?157zwqgt2nkp2t3 (77.33 MB) / http://www.mediafire.com/?fb1mg0j1d297ec7 (Mirror) / https://rapidshare.com/files/3740079375/Zadow_Cobra_Files.rar (Mirror) / http://www.mediafire.com/?g9yjiavizqxnyeg (350.88 KB - place these in the Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0\CBUP43210\USRDIR directory) / http://www.mediafire.com/?aqzcvtbb93768wa (954.98 KB)
It's important to note that these files are not end-user friendly yet, work still needs to be done by those familiar with PS3 PPU / SPU coding in http://www.hex-rays.com/products/ida/support/download.shtml by other PlayStation 3 developers to further develop payloads for dongle-free PS3 scene solutions.
Finally, below are some recent related Tweets via Twitter (linked above), as follows:
If you cant uses the stuff i post carry on. as promised i post all i find compared to others. Like secrets Hens that work on 4.11
Its my findings regarding the cobra, lot off reversed, and decrypted. Shouldn't be any trouble porting this to any device
Ohh almost forgot one off the most important ones goes in the Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0\CBUP43210\USRDIR
Don't think Dean is gonna be very happy.but but.
Just an little test off whats ill be sending tomorrow. will explain also there
Fixed rare issue causing mmOS to lock/stall when browsing /ps3_home subfolders
Added "Reset Desktop" option to mmOS home menu (resets icons positions and closes all windows)
Added "Set as Wallpaper" / "Restore Wallpaper" to mmOS context menu when single image (jpg/png) is selected; affects all display modes
Added better visualization when moving icons around the desktop with L3 (Windows alike)
Changed visualization of selected/hovered desktop icons (a bit slicker)
Cobra multiMAN mmOS / mmCM v04.03.02 PS3 update for those with the DRM dongle is below which includes bdRESET2 via deank which fixes the ability to mount app_home and get the disc icon back after TB users turn on their PS3 without having to eject / reinsert or run / exit multiMAN.
6 - 06 - 2012
Extended desktop content to 48 icons (6 system and 42 user defined); system icons cannot be moved/renamed/deleted
Added ability to arrange desktop icons - press L3 over an icon to move it to a free placeholder and then press L3 to place it
Fixed issue with playing/loading 2GB+ files with Showtime from /net_host or NTFS USB HDD (file wrongly cached to /dev_hdd1 when there isn't enough space there)
Fixed issue when USB.CFG is not present in USRDIR - now warning is issued when user enables PFS mode
Fixed loading of last open folders in mmOS - now /pvd_usb* folders from NTFS drives are not reloaded
Added option to mmOS context menu: [Paste as Link] to create shadow copy of one folder copied to
Added ability to create desktop shortcuts to devices (hdd, usb, ms, cf, sdhc)
Added free space information for devices when browsing PS3 Root
Added information to the window status bar about selected entries and their size
Added "Home" menu with options to Enable Direct Disc Access Mode, to Restart/Quit to XMB, to
Added key-combo "SELECT+TRIANGLE" to minimize current window (holding the combo will minimize all
windows) (press or hold [SQUARE] to switch/restore)
Fixed issue with loading Blu-ray movies in ISO format which contain jacket images in BDMV/META/DL folder
(introduced in 04.02.04)
FTP Service: For best performance use ACTIVE mode and 2 concurrent file transfers
Improved loading of PSX games burned to CD (no eject/insert procedure)
Recorded non-PSX CD/DVD/DVD-Video discs:
No need to enable Direct Disc Access Mode *if disc is inserted while mM is running* (for best results
insert the disc after mM is loaded)
It allows users easier access to content on recorded discs (video/music/pictures/data) in mM and spawned