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PlayStation 2 Software Emulator on 3.55 CFW Without Cobra USB


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121w 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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#618 - smackjack22 - 60w ago
Trying to play Beyond two souls now and get the error of This game requires 4.46 firmware version. Do you want to change it to your current 4.40 version.

Note: the operation will fix 80010009 errors for 4.20-4.31 FW games/updates if files are encrypted with 4.20/0x1c or lower key revision.

So is it safe to say yes when this message comes up and i should be able to play the game on rogero 4.41?

Also I need exact instructions on how to update to Rogero cfw to 4.46 if i must and how to install multiman and react psn. Does rogero 4.46 firmware work with multiman 4.40 or do i need to update multiman as well? Also is react psn to install any games that come as package files and dlc content?

Someone else did this all for me and i am very nervous of bricking my system not knowing the exact steps to install the new rogero, multiman and react psn. Also would I need to install rogero cfw 4.46 first and than the new multiman?

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#617 - PS3 News - 60w ago
Following up on their previous announcement, today Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA) and Max Louarn's new Cobra pitchman magneto released the official Cobra USB source code and updated Cobra.db database with the same old song and dance below, as follows:

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A few days ago, STLcardsWS sent us a request, asking if we could release the source code of the Cobra USB dongle.

Today, we are fulfilling this request with a release of the full source code. We are releasing the entire source code under the GPL license.

You will find an overview.txt file which explains the content of each directory, and a readme.txt file in the cobralib subdirectory which explains its API and how to use it.

The source code is massive, and represents countless hours of work, containing 33,346 lines of C code, 5,981 lines of C++ code, 2,728 lines of assembly code and 35,530 lines in header files. We are sure that you can make good use of it, in part or in whole, within the community.

We hope that this release will be useful to the PS3 scene as a whole and that some of our exclusive features can be ported to the new and free custom firmwares.

As for all those haters out there who found the announcement of this effort as a new pretext to show your hate towards us, let it be known that this is not a PR stunt as you seem to think, this idea came from STLcardsWS, writer for psx-scene and dashhacks, who sent his request to us, and we accepted it.

We have no obligation to release the source, and if you don't want or like it, then simply don't download it. We are saddened to see people still finding ways to complain no matter what we decide to do. Even if it is for the scene that we do it. It is truly sad to see some people unable to show any other emotions than hate and ungratefulness.

Here is an update to the cobra.db database. It (cobra.db and supported games in CSV format) will be made available on the Web site shortly.

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#616 - vnguyen972 - 60w ago
I cannot seem to be able to install 4.50 Base... I mean it installed but when I run it, it says the installation was incomplete... install the BASE or FULL, what did i miss? I thought I installed the Base from the link above. Please help!

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#615 - PS3 News - 60w ago
Today PlayStation 3 developer deank updated multiMAN to version 04.50.00 BASE (20131003) with the changes below, as follows:

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  • multiMAN ver 04.50.00 BASE CEX (20131003).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.50.00 BASE DEX (20131003).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.50.00 STEALTH (20131003).zip
  • Showtime 04.03.536 [CEX].pkg
  • Showtime 04.03.536 [DEX].pkg
  • Added support for 4.50CFW
  • PS1/PS2/PS3 games, BD-MIRROR INT/EXT, BD-MOVIE REGION CHANGE/DYNAREC SUPPORT
  • Disc-less mode: Icon changed from BD disc to "folder icon"

Update is available online within multiMAN and in web column. Tested on FAT 80GB PAL PS3... all good.

Here are all mmTOOLS updated to support 4.46DEX and 4.50CFW (CEX):

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  • lastGAME 8.0
  • lastGAME 8.0 [SINGSTAR replacement]
  • gameDATA 8.0
  • bdRESET 8.0
  • stDISC 6.0
  • installPKG 2.0

All tools are also compatible with (Cex/Dex) CFWs 3.55C/D, 4.21C/D, 4.30C/D, 4.31C, 4.40C, 4.41C, 4.46C/D and 4.50C.

Available also in mM's WEB column.

NOTES:

  • lastGAME now support BD-MIRROR option (internal/external).
  • lastGAME 8.0 [SINGSTAR replacement] requires updated multiMAN. mM will look for lastGAME-SS and if found it will use it. I find it very convenient, because the "Load Last Title" icon is always on top, next to the BD disc icon.

And the updated multiMAN (you need it only if you plan to use lastGAME [SingStar replacement]):

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MultiMAN 04.50.00 FULL repacked by StevenTJ

Changelog:

  • Added support for 4.50CFW
  • PS1/PS2/PS3 games, BD-MIRROR INT/EXT, BD-MOVIE REGION CHANGE/DYNAREC SUPPORT
  • Disc-less mode: Icon changed from BD disc to "folder icon"

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#614 - sesjse - 60w ago
03 - 10 - 2013: Cobra ODE News - Update

COBRA ODE v1.4 firmware is now available in the downloads section (attached below). In the 1.4 update, the maximum number of files per drive has been increased from 128 to 500 files.

Due to popular demand, we have also added support for a new cobra.cfg configuration file which allows you to set the ODE to disable the use of the manager, or to return to manager mode after each reboot. Please refer to the user manual for more information on the cobra.cfg configuration file.

The update also fixes a small bug with some HDD drives, introduced in the previous 1.3 firmware. The bootloader has also been updated to v1.2 to fix HDD support. Please refer to the user manual for information on how to update your device.

The COBRA manager has been updated to fix a freezing issue and to increase the limit of games to 500 in order to match the new MCU limits.

The third-party library has being updated to reflect that iso limit increase as well. A small API change has been made, please refer to the Changelog.txt for more information.

Thanks for your continued support.

  • Cobra ODE BootLoader v1.2
  • Cobra ODE MCU v1.4
  • Cobra ODE Manage v1.3
  • Cobra ODE Library v1.4
  • Cobra ODE User Manual (English) v1.4

We forgot to mention that BootLoader v1.2 give you the option to downgrade MCU firmware to previous version.

03 - 10 - 2013: Cobra ODE News - Update

We forgot to mention that BootLoader v1.2 give you the option to downgrade MCU firmware to previous version.

And here is a list of change log for every download item.

Cobra ODE Bootloader v1.2 Update.

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Cobra ODE MCU v1.4

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Cobra ODE Manager v1.3 Update:

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Cobra ODE Library 1.4 Update (This is for Homebrew Developer's only - not for end user)

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