Cheap PS2 to PS3 Guitar Hero 3 Adapter Arrives

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209w ago - I did this cheap PS2 to PS3 Guitar Hero 3 adapter a few months back, but only about a month after I bought my PS3.

So, I bought my ps3, with GH3+guitar. I made a custom PS2 guitar a while back so I thought it would be nice to use with the PS3. A cheapoo PS2-usb adapter worked with the controllers, but not with the guitar.

To not start from scratch, I found a PS2-USB adaper at http://vusb.wikidot.com/projects2usb but needed some "finetune" to work as a guitar.

First: mine only support one controller/adapter

Second: the HID descriptor had to be modified (copied what was possible - due to limitations of slow USB device class)

I've dumped the descriptor of my guitar so you can experiment with it, if you want. Download: USB HID_gh3_n2.rar

And at last: added a code to switch the controller to analog mode, so the whammy should work too. (you can connect before or after the adapter is powered, no special combo needed)

Source, binary and etc (avs include absolute path!) Download: Source.rar

Results: the adapter works great, fast, virtually no lag BUT i was unable to identify why the star-power...
 

PS2 iSO Image Discovered on PS3 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Disc

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222w ago - Today I have discovered a PS2 iSO image of Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 that is included on the PS3 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast game disc.

A picture of it is below, SLUS-21441 that also includes a BIN.DAT dummy file and it's a PS2 master disc image... meaning it will run on a TEST unit only, or anyone who has a mod-chip of course.

It is fine to mount on the PC or burn, but unfortunately I do not have a PS2 to test it out on.

If anyone also has this PlayStation 3 title and some freetime, it is perhaps worth it to examine the files from it!
 

Open PS2 Loader v0.6 for PS3 with Source Code is Now Available

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225w ago - A few weeks ago Ifcaro released Open PS2 Loader v0.5 for PS3, and now the homebrew application for PS3 has been updated to Open PS2 Loader v0.6 complete with source code!

For those unaware, this utility allows for loading PS2 iSO images on PlayStation 3 consoles with PS2 support... meaning it must be a non-Slim PlayStation 3 model with (4) USB ports.

Download: Open PS2 Loader v0.6 for PS3 / Open PS2 Loader v0.6 Source Code

PS3 Open PS2 Loader Changelog v0.6:

• Switched to whole new IOP core
• Changed some compatibility modes effect
• Added compatibility for DVD9 layer1
• Improved overall speed for both SMB/USB
• Support for more embedded NAS devices
• Support for multiple partitions
 

Rumor: Sony's PS2 Emulator Won't Arrive on PS3 Until Late 2010

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226w ago - According to PSInsider (linked above), the recently discovered PS2 emulator Sony has added won't arrive on the PS3 console until late 2010.

While PS3 Firmware 3.15 added support for Sony's PSP emulator to the PlayStation 3, PS2 fans may want to check out Open PS2 Loader for PS3 until fall of next year.

To quote: "Sony PS2 emulator will probably WON'T be published until end of 2010 (yes, next year) as for this and next year Sony will still supporting all PS formats including PS2.

The PSP emu for PS3 was meant to be connecting PSPgo / PSP-4000 to PS3 via bluetooth and play via DualShock / Sixaxis so PS3 would just transfer the audio and video.

Only 'emulating' parts would be allowing PS3 pad control PSP game but calling it emulating it's really nonsense."
 

Open PS2 Loader v0.5 for PS3 with Source Code is Now Available

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228w ago - Several months ago Ifcaro released his PS3 USBLD Loader Source Code and a USBAdvn Patcher followed by PS3 Open USBLD v0.41.

Since then, the project evolved to what is now known as Open PS2 Loader for PS3... with the latest version 0.5 available below complete with source code.

Download: Open PS2 Loader v0.5 for PS3 / Open PS2 Loader v0.5 Source Code

Changelog v0.5:

• Added compatibility modes
• isofs/cdvdman now use disc type
• cdvdman now has streams
• Added game loading through network
• Static interface available
• Added language support
• It works in PS3 with PS2 emulation by software

From the ReadMe File:

Open PS2 Loader is a 100% Open source game loader compatible with USB Advance/Extreme game format. It's more compatible and it should work without ps2load or change DNASXXX.IMG tricks.
 







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