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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#645 - jojo1000 - 20w ago
Hi, I am on Rebug 4.46. Everything works perfectly from Multiman using my external HDD. I have some games FTP'd into the internal hard drive. None are showing up in the multiman menu.

However, when I go into the multiman file manager and manually run the eboot.bin files, the games run perfectly.

Is there any work around to this. I would understand "if one of the games would have been corrupt" and not showing. But 4 games within the internal HDD are not showing up at all.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much in advance.

An update: dev_hdd0/game folder is where the games go with their PS3 Internal name (BSEXXXXXX). So I know I am doing this correctly.

Another Update: Games folders ARE labelled correctly. with PS3_GAME having the underscore. Going to try a Multiman "Fix Permissions" now and shall report back.

Update Again: Sorry, cannot fix permissions because I can't see the game in the list of games at all.

I need help now ... please.

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#644 - EkE - 21w ago
We have prepared a program for you, which you could make ODE ISO's for E3, Matrix, Cobra, 3K3y and Modbo.

See Changelog... If you play online games please use IRD files!

Download: konzolszerviz.com/ps3gen/KcOM_IRD_files.zip

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#643 - PS3 News - 21w ago
That link doesn't work, please mirror it thanks!

Update: Following up on his previous release, below is McLow's Cobra 4.46 XMB Mod as follows:

To quote Mclow: I just released a mod from xmbm+ and webMAN for Cobra CFW.

Modifications Include:

  • New Coldboot
  • New XMB Wave
  • New Info Screen
  • New GameBoot
  • Game Category completely organized

This is the first version but everything should work...





Tested on: Only Tested with Rogero 4.46 Cobra CFW

Installation: Just copy these two zip files on to a usb drive or via ftp on your PS3... and then install the zip files from multiman via file manager... restart ps3... ENJOY.

Download: PS3~dev_blind.zip / PS3~dev_hdd0.zip / PS3~dev_blind.zip (Mirror) / PS3~dev_hdd0.zip (Mirror) / Mirrors

Finally, below is a PS3ITA ODE Manager v0.1 for Cobra ODE by Rancid-o (via ps3ita.it/ps3ita-ode-manager-v0-1/) who states:

Download: Ps3ita Ode Manager v0.1 Iso / Ps3ita Ode Manager v0.1 Source Code

v0.1, 27/11/13

FEATURES:

  • Auto-eject: switch games without rebooting the console and ejecting manually the disc
  • Stealth: the manager is seen as the game "Catherine" and save the settings in your usb device
    * IMPORTANT: If you want save the settings made in Ps3ita Ode Manager, insert a usb device in the right usb port of PS3 (/dev_usb000) BEFORE running the Manager
  • Size Game: size of the game selected is shown in the main mený
  • Console id: your IDPS is shown in "Global Settings"
  • Cobra Fw Ver: firmware version installed in COBRA ODE is shown in "Global Settings"

ADDED FROM PS3ITA MANAGER (CFW):

  • FTP
  • File Manager
  • Change Gui (grid 4x3, 6x4, 8x6)
  • Change Background Color
  • Change Language
  • Adjust Video

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sound
  • Favorites
  • Compatibility with PSX Game (Cobra not supported it)

FOR DEV:

  • Build iso from source code: modified in makefile SCETOOL_PATH, GENPS3ISO_PATH and type "make iso"

THANKS TO:

  • Franzes (gamesonic admin): to have contacted the Cobra Team. Thanks Friend!!
  • Cobra Team Sales: for sending us free a Cobra ODE unit for our test!
  • Estwald and D_Skywalk: I learned a lot with the source of Iris Manager, thanks guys (Rancid-o)

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#642 - seeman - 21w ago
i just released a mod from xmbm+ and webman for cobra cfw... with new coldboot new wave new info screen new gameboot etc... the came category is now complete organized...

this is the first version but everything should work... just install pkg and start the app and isntall the mod!

http://www.share-online.biz/dl/V3N07MWM5D

try it out... i will upload a video later or a photo

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#641 - PS3 News - 22w ago
Below is a Cobra CFW PSP Launcher v2.0 (Remasters MOD) by atreyu187 which will load your games in PSP Remaster mode, as Cobra's Launcher only support the PSP Mini's method of playing PSP games. This release can be installed alongside the official Cobra launcher without any conflicts.

Download: Cobra-CFW PSP-Launcher v2.0 [Remasters MOD.rar / Cobra-CFW PSP-Launcher v2.0 [Remasters MOD.pkg (Mirror - via https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lt5ggtuwnskcmor/SYg9kcp2V2)

To quote: Here is a little update to Cobra PSP launcher. This is the initial release as I am testing adding the additional MINIS2.EDAT and MINIS2.TXT file for applying "fixes" found on ps3devwiki in the next release. Anyhow this will attempt load your games in Remasters mode for those pesky "black screen" games.

I have had some success with this loader that the standard one did not so I figured it deserved an initial release for others to play with. I have also found decrypting eboot.bin files then creating your PSP ISO's does "fix" certain "black screen" games into working without a hitch. Hopefully I can make a nice guide for this or the addition of the other "Remasters" files like used in the PSN PKG files we could make and apply a fix as needed with each game.

I have changed the ICON0.PNG to something more "Cobra" since it doesn't change to the PSP files in the way like the official "Minis" launcher does. Also this will install in tandem without conflict with the official Cobra PSP v2.0 Launcher. I have resigned the eboot.bin, changed the ContentID, the folder to reflect this as well as the SFO file.

The title for the XMB has had [Remasters] added to tell between the two modes. Also if you look it no longer has the "Minis" tag but the "Remasters" tag. AD-HOC is enabled with this mode but at the time untested till I test with one of my PSN games and test withe one of the PSP games I have on my other system.

Anyhow I hope this is of some help to others and anyone can feel free to add or just ask questions as another persective is a good way of advancement of this to see even more great games working without that tiny screen and hurting your hands with the PSP's all to slender design, IMO of course but I can finally get my copy of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII undub finally working right.

Also here is the current version of the Cobra Config Manager and ODE ISOCheck v0.1d from mirakel (via boerse.bz/multimedia/konsolen/sony/playstation-3/ps3-jailbreak-optical-drive-emulator/1576803-cobra-ode-faq-tutorials-support.html)

Download: Config_Manager.zip / ODE_ISOCheck_01d.zip

PSP Remaster Launcher for Cobra Mixed CFW by jjkkyu

Download: PSP_Remaster_Launcher.pkg

I made an easy pkg to launch pspiso under Remaster mode on Cobra Mixed CFW. This pkg is modded based on Cobra-USB PSP Launcher, so install it will overwrite the original PSP Launcher.

I also add adboc party and right analog stick support in this pkg. Enjoy, friends.

Update: I create the new pair pkg, now you can install both on your xmb, and the psp icon will only link to the remaster one.

Download: PSP_Remaster_Launcher_Fixed.pkg / PSP_Launcher_Fixed.pkg













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