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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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#435 - PS3 News - 94w ago
Today deank has updated multiMAN to v4.18.04 available online with the changes outlined below as well:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (5.78 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

There is a bug introduced in mM 04.17.00 from December 20th, 2012. When copying folders/games mM skips files with names x.yyy (1 letter name . extension). Thanks to GotIt4Free for sounding the alarm.

04.18.04 (available online)

  • When on-screen-keyboard (OSK) is used and user cancels the entry mM will not accept the entered text
  • Created proper ring-buffer for mp3 playback which should mean no more glitches/pauses of the music
  • Restored support for GLC3.PNG for themes in 8x4 mode
  • Increased screenshot JPEG quality to 90% and 1MB buffer size
  • Toolbox/IPF from /app_home will be activated when you quit mM with {PS} button on 4.30 Rogero CFWs
  • Fixed a bug introduced in mM 04.17.00: mM skipping 1-letter filenames (x.yyy) when copying folders

Includes CEX/DEX/STEALTH updates. Also available in the WEB column.

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#434 - PS3 News - 94w ago
Today deank returns with multiMAN v4.18.02 and v4.18.03 Updates available online with the changes outlined below as well:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (5.77 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (5.77 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

multiMAN 04.18.02 / 04.18.03 update is available online:

You can update now to 04.18.03. Update is available online and in the web column.

  • Changed method for scanning of control-info for eboot.bin/self/sprx files
  • [* Install Package Function] won't allow adding the same PKG twice and allows 'deselecting' when "Standard" method is used

There are some other changes/improvements, too. Includes CEX/DEX/STEALTH updates.

p.s. Have in mind that the change/fix for checking if games require higher firmware will make mM scan ("Verifying data...") your games at least once.

Update: You can update now to 04.18.03a. Update is available online and in the web column. There are some other changes/improvements, too. (Added later)

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (5.78 MB)

  • When on-screen-keyboard (OSK) is used and user cancels the entry mM will not accept the entered text
  • Created proper ring-buffer for mp3 playback which should mean no more glitches/pauses of the music
  • Restored support for GLC3.PNG for themes in 8x4 mode
  • Increased screenshot JPEG quality to 90% and 1MB buffer size

Includes CEX/DEX/STEALTH updates.

p.s. Have in mind that the change/fix for checking if games require higher firmware will make mM scan ("Verifying data...") your games at least once.

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#433 - PS3 News - 94w ago
Today deank has made multiMAN v4.18.01 Update available online with the changes outlined below as well:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (6.30 MB)

multiMAN 04.18.01 update is available online:

  • Greatly improved graphics rendering (visuals) when mM is used in 480p/576p/720p
  • Browsing Blu-ray, AVCHD and DVD-Video discs from the BD/DVD icon in Video column now works
  • Removed duplicates of BD/AVCHD/DVD-Video entries in the Video column
  • Fixed mouse-control when mmOS is the first display mode after mM starts
  • Toolbox/IPF from /app_home will be activated when you quit mM on 4.30 Rogero CFWs (not if you load a game)

Includes CEX, DEX and STEALTH updates. Update is also available for download from the WEB column.

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#432 - Zer0z - 95w ago
thanks for the full version link!!

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#431 - PS3 News - 95w ago
Today deank has updated multiMAN to version 04.18.00 (20320105) followed by 04.18.00a (20320105) and (20130106) with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (29.32 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (104 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (299 MB) / Showtime v4.1.368 CEX and DEX for MultiMAN

MultiMAN 04.18.00, 04.18.00a (20320105) and (20130106) are available for online update (and also in the WEB column)

The zip includes CEX and DEX updates and the BASE STEALTH.

  • Added support for downloadable packages/files in the Web column
  • Fixed some minor issues (rename/delete) when using "Game Settings" menu (after using L1/R1 to switch games)
  • Reworked some core functions and improved mM's performance even more
  • Added back "Install Package Files Method" to Settings for 4.30 firmwares
  • Removed pulsing of the currently selected entry (works better with some fonts)
  • "Game Settings" menu now loads faster
  • If the background game-verification didn't complete and you had to wait for "Verifying..." it will now happen only once per game. The result of the verification is now remembered

I rewrote and optimized a lot of functions in this version and you will notice the difference.

multiMAN ver 04.18.00 BASE (20130106) Contents:

  • multiMAN ver 04.18.00 BASE CEX (20130106).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.18.00 BASE DEX (20130106).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.18.00 BASE CEX STEALTH (20130105).zip
  • bdRESET4.pkg
  • gameDATA4.pkg
  • installPKG [SingStar Replacement].pkg
  • installPKG.pkg
  • lastGAME41.pkg
  • Showtime 04.01.307 [CEX].pkg
  • Showtime 04.01.307 [DEX].pkg
  • stDISC3.pkg
  • c2d
  • genGP3
  • ps3netsrv
  • rcp_bdemu
  • split4G

p.s. If you download from the WEB column you can go to mmOS and browse to /dev_hdd0/packages and double-click the .zip file. It will be unzipped and you can install the desired version by double-clicking the .pkg.

p.s.2 Both BASE and FULL include AIOMOD.BIN so if you want to get rid of it - delete it like you did before.

  • multiMAN ver 04.18.00 FULL CEX (20130106).pkg
  • Everything from the BASE package (without the PC apps) plus:
  • 6 themes
  • 2 motion backgrounds
  • 5606 PS3 covers
  • 3426 PS1/PS2 covers

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