Thread: Retro hack idea
09-02-2009 #1adshead Guest
Retro hack idea
Hi all i'm not a hacker but i have succesfully hacked most of my consoles etc following other ppl's wisdom and i've only had my ps3 playing copy ps2 games by physically swapping discs.
So i was wondering if it would be possible to do an oldskool ps2 hack when all the .ELF and .SELF files etc are on the ps2 mem card and you create a boot disc using a ps1 disc.
so basically have your .ELF .SELF .SMBOOT files in the games utility folder or in the ps2 mem card folder and then use a ps1 or ps2 game to boot up cogswap or swap magic from the game data or mem card utility folders?? but this leaves the problem without having a key to get the disc out so i thought maybe you could disconect the ps3's HDD hit eject bang in the backup disc then plug the HDD back in. maybe this can work on cogswap ??
just a thought
09-03-2009 #2agentnumber2 Guest
I'm not sure you could get the "exploit" past the hypervisor... I believe there is (was?) a way to boot PS2 games using SwapMagic and an external HDD, but the limitations were that the driver for loading PS2 games was USB 1.1.
Someone please correct any misinformation there may be in my statement, this is all off the top of my head.
09-03-2009 #3bipdan Guest
According to what i know
But i might be wrong and i did not try it has been possible to boot PS2 games only with swap magic, and a hardware modification that allowed to manually control the disc ejection and disable the insertion disc sensor.
It worked only with ps3 having the PS2 compatibility and it does not work with ps3 backup.
09-03-2009 #4zangetsu1 Guest
I also have swap magic 3.8 but I don't use it because its too much of a hassle.. just to play a game...
I want to launch it right from the xmb.. but than again, I guess we all do!
09-03-2009 #5Rob777 Guest
Agreed, swap magic really sucks in terms of usability...
Ah the day we can boot back ups from xmb, same day I get a gf...
09-03-2009 #6adshead Guest
i wouldn't mind a swap magic disc but they're super hard to find, but like back when i was playing copies on my ps2 i made a boot disc with the original ps1 smack down 2 game and that acted like swap magic and booted up the EBOOT file from mem card then it was a case of tap L1 to cogswap, X to launch swapmagic etc
but it would be cool if this method were to work again
i've still got all the required files on mem card so i put them in the ps3's ps2 save data utility put smackdown 2 in and it just loaded up smackdown 2 lol
09-04-2009 #7Transient Guest
On the PS3 the PS1/2 memory cards are emulated, so I think it would be pretty unlikely for them to also emulate the old PS2 exploit.
Also, wasn't this exploit fixed in later revisions of the PS2 (maybe PS2 Slim)?
Anyway, I don't want to say it's not possible because there's always a chance something exists, but I'm willing to bet that any of the well-known exploits are secured.
09-04-2009 #8aries2k6 Guest
It is possible that there could be some new exploit since we´re dealing with a different ps2bios ps2mode will run unsigned code. But then there´s always the problem of getting into ps2mode which requires a ps2 disc