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107w 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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#251 - PS3 News - 103w ago
Today aldostools made available a mmDM DEX Game Mounter alongside the release of multiMAN version 04.05.01 with details below.

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mmDM (Dex Game Mounter) will automatically convert the CEX/CFW(retail) games to DEX (debug eboot/sprx/self). It can also convert the modified files back to CFW. That was the whole point - it is all automated, active game is changed via mM or mmDM.

  • You pick your regular GAMES collection
  • Use it on DEX (mmDM will take care of the on-the-fly conversion)
  • Use it on CFW (mmDM can restore all changed games to CFW compatible)

The PS3 Tools Collection 2.0.1 (aldostools.org/ps3tools.zip) patches the "/dev_bdvd" -> "/app_home" just pressing Shift+Ctrl+Enter on the EBOOT.BIN/self/sprx from Windows Explorer.

One additional important setting is also required in ProDG:

Target Properties -> Target -> XMB Settings -> Debug Settings -> "GameContent Util Boot Path (/app_home/PS3_GAME) -> For Development

From the ReadMe File: mmDM: Aldo's DEX Game Mounter/multiMAN DEX Readme

* Credits:

  • aldostools for creating a kickass app in couple of hours
  • zadow28 for the general idea, testing and being drunk as usual
  • gDrive for testing and being sober all the time
  • acab for the cheer up
  • GraVoX for getting settled

What is included:

  • multiMAN 04.05.01 [DEX]
  • mmDM 01.00.00 [PC] (Aldo's PS3 DEX Game Mounter)

Advantages:

  • No need for ps3gen and dedicated USB HDD with limitation for the number of games
  • No need to go to the PC each time you want to select a game (if mM is used)
  • Faster loading times via LAN
  • No need to split games
  • No HDD space required for games (only game data)
  • Works for 00.92-03.60 DISC game backups
  • Works for 03.70-04.20 DISC game backups with 03.55FW patched disc eboot/self/sprx files (not PSN/pkg patches)
  • If you prepare UPDATE packages for 03.70-04.20 games make sure to change all /dev_bdvd references in EBOOT.BIN/self/sprx files to /app_home

What do you need:

  • A PC and a PS3 and wired LAN (and some brains)
  • Wired LAN connection from your PS3 to the local network
  • multiMAN 04.05.01 [DEX] installed on your PS3
  • ProDG / TargetManager installed on your PC
  • mmDM (DEX GameMounter) installed on your PC

On your PC (one-time setup):

mmDM:

  • Start mmDM (DEX Game Mounter)
  • If you get warnings about ProDG, ignore and continue
  • Click the [FOLDER-ICON] button and browse to the game backups folder on your hdd/usb
  • mmDM will show your games
  • Pick one game and click "MOUNT >" button
  • If you run into 1002 error problems, change the mount-point-drive to O:\ or another drive letter

ProDG/TargetManager:

  • Install and configure ProDG / PS3 Target Manager to have your DEX PS3 visible in "Debugging Station (DECHA00J / .... )"
  • Connect to your PS3 (F7)
  • Make sure that you have "Reset Mode" set to "System Software Mode" -> "Target -> Reset Mode -> System Software Mode"
  • Reset your PS3 -> "Target -> Reset"
  • Wait for reset to complete
  • Right-click on your target PS3 name and select "Set File-Serving Directory (app_home/)"
  • Select drive/path Z:\ (or O:\ or the one you used earlier - IMPORTANT: it must be the same drive letter as in mmDM)
  • Select your PS3 under "Debugging Station ..." and press F7 (or mouse right-click -> Connect)

On your PS3:

multiMAN:

  • Start mM
  • Go to "Settings" -> "Network Servers"
  • Add your PC as a network server (/net_host) - enter your PC IP address and leave the default port
  • Go to "Games" column
  • Click "Refresh" and wait for it to complete
  • You should see the games from your PC (a little globe icon in right-hand corner of the icon)
  • Pick a game and press [X]

After you complete all this one-time setup you will have two choices:

--- Activate/mount games on your PC manually:

  • Have ProDG running on your PC and connected to your target PS3
  • Have mmDM running on your PC
  • Double click a game (or right-click -> "Convert EBOOT to DEX" and double-click)
  • Launch game from /app_home on your PS3

or

--- Have multiMAN remotely activate games via mmDM

  • Have ProDG running on your PC and connected to your target PS3
  • Have mmDM running on your PC
  • In multiMAN - select a network game and click [X] and play from /app_home

Setting up ProDG (Target Manager):

  • Connect your PS3 to LAN with cable (no Wi-Fi) and setup the Network in XMB->Network Settings
  • Install and configure ProDG / PS3 Target Manager to have your DEX PS3 visible in "Debugging Station (DECHA00J / .... )"
  • Click the green-refresh-arrows to scan your local network for a DEX PS3 (second row, third selection from the left)
  • Hopefully your PS3 will appear, so right-click -> Add target
  • Make sure that you have "Reset Mode" set to "System Software Mode" -> "Target -> Reset Mode -> System Software Mode"
  • Make sure that mmDM (DEX Mounter) is running on your PC and a game is mounted to Z:\ drive
  • Right-click on your target PS3 name and select "Set File-Serving Directory (app_home/)"
  • Select drive/path Z:\ (Or O:\ or the one you used earlier - IMPORTANT: it must be the same drive letter as in mmDM)
  • Select your PS3 under "Debugging Station ..." and press F7 (or mouse right-click -> Connect)
  • Reset your PS3 -> "Target -> Reset"
  • Wait for the resettingphase to complete

mmDM: Aldo's DEX Game Mounter

multiMAN DEX – network (PC)-located games have a little globe in the right-hand corner of the icon

Update: In related news, andbey0nd (with the help of aldostools) has also released genGP3 allowing PS3 DEX owners to use PS3 Generator without the need of setting up options, meaning you can now transfer games to a USB HDD that has been re-formatted for DEX-only usage.

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From the ReadMe files: genGP3

Usage: genGP3.exe GAME_FOLDER [output.gp3]
Example: genGP3.exe x:\GAMES\FUNNY_GAME\PS3_GAME

or

Drag and drop your game PS3_GAME folder to genGP3.exe

  • Use command prompt or drag & drop a PS3 game folder to genGP3.exe
  • It will create a .gp3 XML project file for PS3 Generator Tools
  • Use Generator tools to create a MasterDisc or BDEMU image (iso/emu)

September 2012

CHANGELOG:

  • 01.00 - Initial Release
  • 02.00 - Support for PS3_EXTRA (new format), support for Extra Content (Themes, Packages and Videos in PS3_EXTRA)
  • 02.01 - Added support for TITLE_XX, PIC*_XX, ICON*_XX, SND0_XX for PS3_GAME and PS3_EXTRA content and UTF8+BOM output
  • 02.02 - Added support for old extra content format PS3_GAME/PKGDIR/PKG**/INSTALL.PKG for installable packages (no PS3_CONTENT support for THEMEDIR/VIDEODIR)

Now it is possible to create scripts which otherwise would take over 30 mins to create when PS3_EXTRA folder is present with up to 1000 content folders for themes, videos and packages. 02.00 adds support for games like "Journey - Collector's Edition"

Here is example output of the app when PS3_GAME folder of 'Sleeping Dogs' was drag&dropped to 'genPS3.exe':


Project written to: H:\GAMES\BLES01661-[Sleeping Dogs]\BLES01661.gp3

In most cases, it only takes about 1 to 2 seconds to complete the operation, you then use this file in PS3 Generator.

Remember still only newer games which have 'retail updates' on the Sony servers can be played on DEX, this tool just makes using PS3 Generator easier. Enjoy

From aldostools: genGP3.reg TIP:

1. Extract the rar to C:\genGP3 (it should be that path!!!)
2. Create a new text file with the following content and save it as "Associate genGP3 to Folders.reg"


3. Double click on "Associate genGP3 to Folders.reg"

Now you will be able to create the .gp3 file in 1 second just right-clicking on the PS3_GAME folder

To remove the association, create a text file with the following content and save it as "Associate genGP3.reg" and double click on it.


.gp3 files are the XML used by the PS3GEN tool to build BDEMU images for PS3 develoment consoles (DEX or CEX-->DEX).

They are usually created by the PS3GEN tool filling some fields and drag/drop the files to PS3GEN. This tool automates the creation of the .gp3 file, saving time and strain in your hand.

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#250 - PS3 News - 103w ago
Below is MultiMAN v04.05.00 DEX, which includes enhanced multimedia support and PS Vita Remote Play along the changes outlined (via pastie.org/pastes/4598158/):

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What's included:

* multiMAN ver 04.05.00 DEX (20120827).pkg

  • Stereo Player (DEX)
  • Web Browser + FTP (DEX)
  • Showtime for multiMAN (DEX)

! There is no need to install/uninstall previous versions of multiMAN - this is a DEX BASE package

  • Added support for PSVita Remote Play: PS Vita: MPEG-4 (852x480) (Reset TV Overscan in Settings to "None")
  • Stereo Player can play SBS/TB movies in DivX/XviD .avi3d format on DEX
  • Standalone browser + FTP works on DEX and returns properly to mM
  • mM restart function works
  • Showtime for multiMAN works on DEX (can't return to multiMAN yet)
  • Showtime Standalone (in TV/Video column) works from XMB on DEX
  • RetroArch cores/emulators work fine
  • Separate online update for DEX multiMAN version is now supported
  • Default game backup folder on DEX 03.60-04.20 is changed to: -----> /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/GAMES

! For better folder access permissions: Use 3.55CFW to create folders under /dev_hdd0

Showtime ver 03.99.041 (Standalone).pkg

  • This is the official CEX/CFW version
  • You have to install it on DEX PS3 BEFORE starting multiMAN for the first time

What to do:

1) Install [Showtime ver 03.99.041 (Standalone).pkg]

2) Install [multiMAN ver 04.05.00 DEX (20120827).pkg]

IMPORTANT:

3) Start multiMAN from XMB so it can update your Showtime to DEX compatible version

4) You can now use mM's Showtime or the standalone Showtime from XMB (TV/Video) on DEX FW

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#249 - Tepoo - 104w ago
is this 4.21 debug compatible?

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#248 - PS3 News - 104w ago
Today MultiMAN mmCM v04.05.00 was released and features several improvements and ZIP support.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (60.42 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (19.79 MB)

MultiMAN (mmCM) v04.04.05 Changelog: 21 - 08 - 2012

[*]Added support for ZIP files (4GB ZIP filesize limit)
[*]Added support for extracting ZIP files in mmOS (unzip supports subfolders, too); User can enter the target folder name to extract the zip in.

-- Unzip in the same folder: ([O]->Unzip Here)
-- Unzip in a different folder: ([O]->Copy -> (go to a different folder) -> [O]->Unzip Here)
-- Double-click a .zip file - extracts archive to TEMP location and opens target folder

-> TIP will make mM enable WRITE access to dev_flash and install the contents of the .zip in /dev_blind/test (/dev_flash/test) folder (use with caution)

-> TIP#1 TIP#2

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#247 - hudak - 105w ago
I don't replace ps2_softemu.self. Help!

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