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PlayStation 2 Software Emulator on 3.55 CFW Without Cobra USB


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135w 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.

Download: PlayStation 2 (PS2) Software Emulator Files for PS3 3.55 CFW / PlayStation 2 (PS2) Software Emulator Files for PS3 3.55 CFW (SRC)

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 PS2 DEX Boot 4.11 4.20 (Test) and below is also a PS3 EVO 1.0 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


PlayStation 2 Software Emulator on 3.55 CFW Without Cobra USB

PlayStation 2 Software Emulator on 3.55 CFW Without Cobra USB

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#228 - windrider42 - 136w ago
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In Win 7 , make sure to Choose driver manually.

When you choose manually, only go as far as C:\Cobra USB\Cobra-USB_Updater_v2.0\driver, then click ok.

You can also install the PS3 updater, and update on your PS3 as well.

#227 - rommy667 - 136w ago
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Hi all, i'm having trouble getting win 7 to "see" it how do i get win 7 to update it?

#226 - windrider42 - 136w ago
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I don't believe it works for homebrew created into ISO. Have you actually tried a PS3 Game created into an ISO image.

I use genps3iso_v2.0 to create it on my pc.

#225 - hammerino - 136w ago
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Hi Guys,

i am following the scene for a while now and I am very glad I found this forum. It helped me a lot. Thanks so far...

I am facing an issue with my cobra usb dongle. I am trying to get a ps3 iso running via nethost and it just don't work. I even created a ps3 iso with the PS3 and transferred it to the nethost. But it won't start. I always get an error message, that this operation is not allowed. See attached error message. I am an absolute noob and am not able to find out the root cause. Maybe it is an easy issue. Please help.

Thanks in advance
hammerino

#224 - PS4 News - 139w ago
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MultiMAN mmCM v4.04.03 is now released adding a PS3 Blu-ray Region Changer for movies with the complete changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.04.03 Base (20120702) (26.29 MB) / mmCM v04.04.03 Full (20120702) (260.77 MB)

Changelog 04.04.02 / 04.04.03:

  • Changed folder "Paste" behavior in mmOS - when overwriting existing folder the destination will not be deleted before pasting
  • Added 3 key combos in mmOS (for full list please refer to "navigation.txt"):
    - SELECT+(CROSS hold) - Select All
    - SELECT+(L2/R2) - Scroll to top/bottom of folder/file list
  • Extended "FTP Server" options in "Settings": Disable / Enable (1 min. TO)...(9 min. TO) / (No timeout) to set ftp connection timeouts
  • Added 4.20 to "Fimware Version" option in "Settings" (Cobra 3.55CFW)
  • Changed function "Game Updates" (different server; function will not work in older versions)
  • Changed function "Download Game Covers" (different server; function will not work in older versions)
  • Added option "Blu-ray Movie Disc Region" in "Settings" to change current PS3 region/targetid for movie compatibility (for non-Cobra/TB 3.55CFW)
  • Added support for ICON1.PAM in themes

Notes:

  • The 'game updates' / 'game covers' servers have changed, so those that don't update will not have this function!
  • The Blu-ray movie region changer will currently NOT work on True Blue dongles or those still using v3.41 CFW.
  • This new 'region changer' feature does NOT work on DVD movies, only Blu-ray discs!

MultiMAN PS3 Debug / Test / DEX and Newer Build Updates

Update: Below are some additional multiMAN CEX and DEX update builds from deank:

Download: multiMAN v04.04.03 BASE (20120720) / multiMAN v04.04.03 BASE DEX (20120720) / multiMAN v04.04.03 BASE (20120721) / multiMAN v04.04.03 BASE DEX (20120721) / multiMAN v04.04.03 BASE DEX (20120721) (15.61MB) / multiMAN v04.04.03 BASE DEX (20120721) (14.88MB - included in both package above; can be used on DEX 3.55-4.11; can load backups on 3.55 DEX with peek&poke) / multiMAN v04.04.03 BASE CEX DEX (20120722) (33.55MB - Included cygwin DLL files in "norunpack" folder, included in both package above in "multiMAN folder; DEX version can be used on DEX 3.55-4.11; can load backups on 3.55DEX with peek&poke)

Note: Do not use older (20120721) versions of MM if going to flash NOR EID0 (you will get an error / nor flash won't be changed). Use 20120722 link.

Finally from naehrwert (via twitter.com/#!/naehrwert):

spp parser: http://pastie.org/4187167

btw. cobra's software will mount your dev_flash writeable at some point and modify files in it I don't think they told you about this..

http://pastie.org/4155189

#223 - PS4 News - 140w ago
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MultiMAN mmCM v4.04.02 is now released with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.04.02 Base (20120627) (26.26 MB)

Changelog 04.04.02:

  • Changed folder "Paste" behavior in mmOS - when overwriting existing folder the destination will not be deleted before pasting
  • Added 3 key combos in mmOS (for full list please refer to "navigation.txt"):
    - SELECT+(CROSS hold) - Select All
    - SELECT+(L2/R2) - Scroll to top/bottom of folder/file list
  • Extended "FTP Server" options in "Settings": Disable / Enable (1 min. TO)...(9 min. TO) / (No timeout) to set ftp connection timeouts
  • Added 4.20 to "Firmware Version" option in "Settings"

#222 - PS4 News - 141w ago
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A new version of multiMAN mmCM v4.04.01 is released with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.04.01 Base (20120622) (25.60 MB)

Changelog:

  • Added support for desktop shortcuts to games: Name of the game, Icon of the game used for the shortcut created to game's EBOOT.BIN
  • Added background image for game folders (PIC1.PNG used if present)
  • Added "Open Location" in context menu [O] for shortcuts
  • Added path information when deleting games from internal/external HDD
  • Added feature to keep desktop icons when shortcuts are renamed
  • Added support for multiple shortcuts to files/folders with the same name (Windows alike - adding (1), (2)... (64) to the shortcut name)
  • Added support for REBUG 3.55.2 and OFW/MFW 3.41 to the "BD-Mirror" option for (BSG) game backups in internal HDD
  • Updated bdRESET to version 2.2 (to reset BD-Mirror state for internal HDD)

From deank: It only adds support for these firmwares for the “BD-Mirror” option which now allows to play some games from internal HDD, whereas it was impossible before.

#221 - sardine fish - 141w ago
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Thanks wind rider i will test it out tomorrow as i am reformatting my hard disk.

#220 - windrider42 - 141w ago
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Yes, install the mmCM v04.03.00 Full, then install the mmCM 4.04 base as its the update. It will say already installed, click yes to overwrite.

#219 - sardine fish - 141w ago
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Hi wind rider, thanks for your reply where can i get the full 4.03 file to install? Yes i install with usb to the ps3.

Hi HRU, did not see your post thanks i will try it again.

hey man is it after installing the file you given then i install the new 4.04?

 

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