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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:


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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#594 - misiozol - August 27, 2013 // 1:58 pm
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any how just uninstal old multaman and then install new , do not make update

#593 - Deja - August 27, 2013 // 1:49 pm
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Is 4.46.1 bad since its already installed

#592 - misiozol - August 27, 2013 // 1:45 pm
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No , it's not on HDMI , it's on regular A/V cable as well just use 4.46 not 4.46.1 in my believe 4.46 is better

#591 - Deja - August 27, 2013 // 1:44 pm
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Oh god I have no luck. I don't have a HDMI cable since HDMi doesn't work on my ps3 but the recover mode is on the hdmi mode

Oh I got the 4.46 cfw rogero on my usb to work let me check now

#590 - misiozol - August 27, 2013 // 1:39 pm
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What is the exact what it says , any code ? have you try to update from recovery mode do you have more than 1 folder in usb ? have you try to format usb stick/drive for default fat32 system ?

#589 - Deja - August 27, 2013 // 1:36 pm
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The problem is when I try to update to 4.46 it says my usb doesn't want to load ehh i'll try recovering my CFW thanks.

#588 - misiozol - August 27, 2013 // 1:33 pm
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M8 reinstall CFW from recovery mode or update to rogero 4.46 who knows what have you mess up, then reinstall multiman

#587 - Deja - August 27, 2013 // 1:23 pm
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Reinstall what? Multiman..? I tried but its like a pick a game in multiman and it doesn't show up in xmb. It still stays as the game I have in my disc driver.

And even when I tried copying to internal HDD (Cfw 4.40 rogero) I have toolbox on my apps/home/PS3games how can I change it to like PS3GAMES folder?

#586 - misiozol - August 27, 2013 // 1:11 pm
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Copy to internal HDD ? reflash/reinstall with CFW

#585 - Deja - August 27, 2013 // 12:33 pm
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Multiman doesn't load my bluray disc and I can't play my games via External HDD

So I can't play my games via External HDD since multiman doesn't want to load my bluraydisc. Everything worked okay until I tried installing psnope v1 after that multiman doesn't load blurays and I can't use some storage data. Can anyone help?