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115w 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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innerg's Avatar
#303 - innerg - 103w ago
thanks Deank

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#302 - PS3 News - 103w ago
We only mainpage the main ones, all the incremental mM updates are posted in this thread so hopefully people will continue to check it between major releases.

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#301 - elser1 - 103w ago
thanks boss and big thanks to deank!!

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#300 - punyon - 103w ago
Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer deank has updated multiMAN PS3 game backup manager to version 04.09.00 Base and Full (20121030) with the changes outlined below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (30.40 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (273.03 MB)

Mirrors:



More Mirrors:


Changelog:

  • Updated online covers database (also fixed Fifa13/Maiden/Dishonored covers)
  • Updated gameDATA3, lastGAME3 and bdRESET3 to support 4.30CFW
  • Updated showTIME to 04.01.208 (standalone PKG and showTIME for mM)
  • Added hidden option in options.bin "kid_protection" (to control access to settings/mmos)

For 3.41-4.30 CFW (CEX)

  • multiMAN ver 04.09.00 BASE
  • Showtime 4.1.208
  • bdRESET
  • gameDATA
  • lastGAME
  • stDISC

For 3.41-4.30 CFW

  • multiMAN ver 04.09.00 FULL (CEX) (8700 PSX/PS2/PS3 game covers, 2 motion backgrounds)
  • multiMAN ver 04.09.00 BASE (DEX)
  • Showtime 4.1.208 (CEX/DEX)
  • bdRESET
  • gameDATA
  • lastGAME
  • stDISC
  • RetroArch (CEX)
  • PC Applications

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#299 - PS3 News - 103w ago
Today PlayStation 3 developer deank has released multiMAN v04.08.01 Base (20121028) (CEX) with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #3) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #4) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #5) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #6) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #7) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #8) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #9) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #10) / [Register or Login to view links]

Changelog 04.08.01:

  • Added support for 4.30 CFW
  • Added support for Standard and Hermes payloads for 4.30 CFW
  • Added support for BD-Mirror (External USB HDD) for 4.30 CFW
  • Updated 6 language files

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