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PlayStation 2 Software Emulator on 3.55 CFW Without Cobra USB


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103w 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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hiphop78's Avatar
#349 - hiphop78 - 87w ago
I was wondering I got an original 60GB fat system, can I downgrade it from 4.11 to 3.55? The reason why is because I want to use the new cobra 4.30 cfw so I can play PS2 games!

leftpimp's Avatar
#348 - leftpimp - 87w ago
Here is a good question i have not seen asked here. if i am running rogero 4.30 v2 and a new game comes out (ex. hitman,) and it is on 4.31 keys, will i have to use the eboot from 3.55 CFW just to play it? i am sure it wouldn't work normally since i have tried it. this applies to ALL games on 4.31 and lastly will the 3.55CFW eboots that get released even work for rogero 4.30???

babyjoe00069's Avatar
#347 - babyjoe00069 - 87w ago
the game folder isn't showing titles thats where it shows the updates or patches your not supposed to go in there at all unless replacing eboots requires you too, those are where your saved data utility is stored at, not your actual game or pkgs. Most games you will see the title in game if you've ever applied any dlc, or updates and you will see in games also. The games folder is where the games are at.

rick5505's Avatar
#346 - rick5505 - 87w ago
Sorry, I do not get the part about the pkg files. Here is the problem, when I install a patch for 3.55, the folder gets creates in 'game', but MM only looks in 'games'

I have a title in 'game', which I can launch by browsing to the eboot in the file manager. It starts up fine. However, if I copy the folder to the 'games' folder, which I can see in MM, but I get a black screen when launching it.

scott7seven's Avatar
#345 - scott7seven - 87w ago
you need to put all the backup games in the same folder where they show, and ur package homebrew files u should see in reg xmb to run

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