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147w 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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#585 - Deja - 91w ago
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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?

#584 - PS4 News - 92w ago
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Yet another update from Max Louarn and Gary Wayne Bowser (GaryOPA) as follows:

26 - 08 - 2013 - Cobra ODE News - Download

Today we are releasing the Cobra ODE Manager + Llibrary with the list of compatible boot disc and more.

NOTE: You need to use GenPS3iso to patch your rip.

  • Cobra ODE Supported Boot Discs (Mirror: cobra-ode.com/downloads/Cobra_ODE_Supported_Boot_Discs.pdf)
  • Cobra ODE Manager (Mirror: cobra-ode.com/downloads/Cobra_ODE_Manager.rar)
  • Cobra ODE Library (Mirror: cobra-ode.com/downloads/Cobra_ODE_Library.rar)
  • GenPS3iso (Mirror: cobra-ode.com/downloads/GenPS3iso.rar)

Finally, from Dracothic: Well I finaly Have the Cobra ODE working for the most part. The manager.iso is spoofed by the manufacturer as God of war III so when you start the manager the ps3 will attempt to download the 1.03 update for the game however no message to this effect will show on the screen.




Workaround 1 - Disable Internet connection - With the internet disconnected the manager will not try to download the update from psn and all should work fine of course with no internet connection

Workaround 2 - Cancel the Update - Even though you cannot see the msg on the screen pressing the O button a few times should cancel the update and the manager will load.

If you are getting a 8002... error when loading the manager simply go into game data and delete the God of War III 1.03 Update and reload the manager and the error should be gone.

Hopefully we shall see an update from the Cobra team soon that fixes the issue.

#583 - PS4 News - 92w ago
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Another update from Max Louarn and Gary Wayne Bowser (GaryOPA) as follows:

23 - 08 - 2013 - Cobra ODE News - PDF

Our download section have been updated with some instruction manual.


More languages version will follow.

The above picture of an Cobra ODE getting finalized in-place on a 4K Super-Slim model is taken from page 44 of this huge 46 page manual that is very well written and complete and it shows you how to install the Cobra ODE correctly in all the PlayStation 3 models from original PHAT models to the very latest 4K model.

#582 - mgkmgk - 93w ago
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Looks like I just missed the full Base version... is this just base + covers as I did grab a copy of Base c40mb? It seems the full version c130mb are rarely linked nowadays

#581 - exbaks - 93w ago
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great work as always thanks!!!

#580 - chiselfreak - 94w ago
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no worries at all mate, it is nice to help out people like you (and others) who give so much to a great forum like this. I hope you have better luck with multiman than me as i cant get it to boot any backups so i am using iris manager at the min.

#579 - elser1 - 94w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by chiselfreak View Post
elser i hope this helps you out.

thank you very much my friends. i also + rep'd you

thanks again. awesome!!

just finished downloading. really mate i can't thank you enough..

#578 - shinguki - 94w ago
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Awesome, Thanks for the link.

#577 - chiselfreak - 94w ago
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elser i hope this helps you out.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/6jcb3ib7s01q18r/multiMAN_ver_04.46.01_BASE_(20130707).zip

#576 - elser1 - 94w ago
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once again i need a mediafire link to 4.46 cex base please