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August 4, 2012 // 1:30 am - 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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#187 - PS4 News - March 13, 2012 // 6:39 am
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Here is mmCM v04.02.02 (20120313) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.02.02 Update (20120313) (7.50MB)

mmCM v04.02.02 Update (20120313) Changelog:

  • Added sort options in File Manager:
    -> SELECT+R2 changes sort order: name / date
    -> SELECT+L2 changes sort order: ascending / descending
  • Fixed overlapping of text entries in context menu in File Manager mode
  • Added function to change the font in File Manager mode by pressing [R3]
  • Exiting with {PS} button will save last state and options
  • Added custom commands to FTP (quit/restart the application and shutdown/restart the PS3)
  • Improved font rendering (faster and no more blue-tint artifacts)
  • Improved graphics rendering (no more GUI glitches

#186 - PS4 News - March 7, 2012 // 6:06 am
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Here is mmCM v04.02.01 (20120307) Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.02.01 Update (20120307) (6.56MB)

mmCM v04.02.01 Update (20120307) Changelog:

  • Improved FTP performance:
    -> 95% of theoretical speed over 100Mbit connection (send/receive)
    -> 90% of theoretical speed over 1Gbit connection (receive) (or 50% of max when sending to PS3)
  • Improved /net_host performance
  • Improved performance when copying files in File Manager mode
  • FTP test results: http://pastie.org/3542821

When viewing the test results above you will see that this 'Minor Update for those who seek the fastest FTP performance on the PS3' infact will get it, as it beats all other 'homebrew' FTP apps like Blackbox, etc. hands down, no contest here.

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#185 - kombat75 - March 1, 2012 // 5:22 am
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Anyone know can i use the deank MM the latest version 04.02.00 ?? because previous MM i having now is the Team Cobra Releases mmCM v04.01.00 ...

Worry it will crash the MM or worst cannot even start the MM Later on after I install the deank MM ..

#184 - mdr3939 - February 29, 2012 // 8:24 am
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Please help !! I installed the latest version (full) of multiman, this went well but when loading the system freezes and shows a screen with a laughing face. When trying to remove this version aI end up with a corrupted icon in the list. I can't install an earlier version because system says that there is already the latest version installed.

How do I completely remove multiman and what can i do to get it working again. I'm on CFW 3.55.

Thnx

#183 - PS4 News - February 29, 2012 // 7:44 am
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Today condorstrike has made available a Metro mmCM PS3 Theme for those interested with details below, as follows:

Download: Metro mmCM PS3 Theme

To quote via tortuga-cove.com/hacking/31-ps3/6572-solar-v41-and-metro-mmcm-theme-released: I took a couple of days off from working on Solar and got bored quickly, so I made an mmCM theme called METRO, 100% compatible with the latest version 04.02.00, but I really don't have time to make themes, so I won't be making any more...

#182 - PS4 News - February 28, 2012 // 5:55 am
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Below is another mmCM v04.02.00 (20120228) Full Update for those with the Cobra dongle and the changes, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.02.00 Base (20120228) Update / mmCM v04.02.00 Base (20120228) Update (Mirror) / mmCM v04.02.00 Base (20120228) Update (Mirror #2) / mmCM v04.02.00 Full (20120228) Update / mmCM v04.02.00 Full (20120228) Update (Mirror)

28 - 02 - 2012 Changelog:

  • Added new display mode ("TMB" - Top Media Bar) to replace "Box-art" mode
  • Added new option in Settings - "Top Media Bar Color" to set user-defined color for top and bottom stripes in TMB mode
  • Added new background image in the original theme (TMBBG.JPG) for TMB display mode
  • Improved speed when copying files
  • Optimized memory usage (another 10MB of RAM available for operations)
  • Added support for scanning /dev_usb010 to /dev_usb099 for PSX/PS2/PS3/PSP/BD/DVD ISO files
  • Added four (4) new colors to SIDE/TMB color setting options and two options in COLOR.INI to set side/tmb colors from themes
  • Added function to "Quit to XMB" if [CIRCLE] (or [CROSS] if X/O swap is set in options) button is held pressed
  • Added visual slider indication when scrolling trough a lot of entries (XMMB, TMB and XBDM modes + when browsing devices)
  • Reminder for BD-Remote colored keys: RED - Quit, GREEN - Screen Saver, YELLOW - Restart, BLUE - To File Manager and back

#181 - PS4 News - February 23, 2012 // 8:43 am
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Below is mmCM v04.01.04 Full (20120223) for those with the Cobra dongle and the changelog, as follows:

Download: mmCM v04.01.04 Base (20120223) (21 MB - showTIME, ps3NETSRV, lastGAME, bdRESET) / mmCM v04.01.04 Full (20120223) (296 MB - showTIME, ps3NETSRV, lastGAME, bdRESET, 1 motion background, 10 themes, 7020 game covers)

23 - 02 - 2012 - mmCM ver 04.01.04 Full Changelog:

  • Improved FTP transfer speed even more
  • Improved FTP compatibility with certain clients (wininet)
  • Improved "Game list (4x2)" display mode
  • Improved "Game list (poster)" display mode
  • Improved overall speed and stability and fixed some GUI glitches
  • Optimized memory usage (10MB more RAM available for operations)
  • Optimized caching procedure for game icons and backgrounds (ICON0/PIC1.PNG) - faster and less HDD space used
  • Added "Group Titles by Genre" option in the SIDE menu and changed the function of [SQUARE] button: now opens "Game Settings" menu.

#180 - Tidusnake666 - February 22, 2012 // 7:22 am
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Hello,

Anyone kind enough to link me to new LAST GAME app for mmCM v4?

I had mine from v2, and now when updater to v4, last game app just refuses to work

UPD: Okay, found it. It's LASTGAMEv2.pkg inside "Base" 4.01.00 distro

#179 - PS4 News - February 17, 2012 // 1:00 am
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Another multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.01.03 update for those with the dongle and the changes, as follows:

Download: multiMAN v04.01.03 Update (20120217) (4.88 MB)

17 - 02 - 2012 Changelog:

  • Changed: 4x2 display mode is rewritten to use XMMB engine which makes it 5x faster and allows access to all content (Games/Music/Video/Photo/Retro/ISO)

  • Added "4.11" option in "System Firmware Version" to spoof reported version to the latest OFW 4.11

  • Added support for loading network PSX/PS3/BD/DVD ISO/BIN+CUE images to lastGAME2 application

  • Added proper support for covers in "Coverflow" mode, without affecting XMMB and other display modes (covers in Coverflow/4x2 modes and icons in BOARD mode)

  • Added PIN-protected option "Reset Options to Default" in SETTINGS (press [TRIANGLE] to access it in the SIDE menu). Default PIN is "0000".

  • Added support for forcefully resetting mM to default during boot if L2+R2+L3+R3 buttons are pressed

  • Changed: PIN-protected options will not prompt for PIN code if using the default PIN "0000". If "Parental Level" is set, games which require higher level will still require PIN.

#178 - PS4 News - February 13, 2012 // 12:27 pm
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Below is another multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.01.02 update for those with the dongle and the changes, as follows:

Download: multiMAN v04.01.02 Update (20120213) (4.52 MB - Can be used to update 04.xx.xx to 04.01.02) / multiMAN v02.09.02 Full (20111011) (106.18 MB - 3090 covers - showTIME lastGAME bdRESET ebootFIX ebootMOD ps3SERV)

13 - 02 - 2012 - Changelog:

  • Added support for creating ISO/BIN+CUE images from PS2 CD and PS1/PSX CD *directly* to remote host

  • Added automatic extraction of thumbnails after ISO/BIN+CUE is created (PS3/PS2/PSX/BD/DVD)

  • Added support for displaying coverart/jacket for Blu-ray and AVCHD discs (if /HDAVCTN or /BDMV/META/DL folders contain jpg jacket-image)

  • Added support for creating ISO files from folders to remote host (ISO is cached to internal HDD and then moved to remote host)

  • Improved FTP transfer speed (up to 10MB/s over 100Mbit connection)

  • Improved transfer speed from and to remote hosts (/net_host) (up to 10MB/s over 100Mbit connection)

  • Improved scanning of remote host content folders

  • Added support to set "External Game Data" for games/applications installed under /dev_hdd0/game or /dev_usbxxx/GAMEI (RELOAD.SELF required)

  • Fixed few issues introduced in 04.01.01, related to displaying/refreshing Retro/Music/Photo columns