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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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#1187 - malakadil - December 17, 2014 // 8:59 am
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thanks

#1186 - DaHandy - December 16, 2014 // 5:49 pm
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This is just awesome...

#1185 - mauropava - December 16, 2014 // 10:12 am
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Try

Root:PS3ISO\GAME.ISO


#1184 - chobs - December 16, 2014 // 9:03 am
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Got a spare ps3 i was able to jailbreak and is now running 4.66 darknet cfw.

I have had IRISMAN on it and it has picked up my ntfs drive no problem and found my backup iso's on it. Although some of them were not showing up even though converted and checked with IRD files etc changed file names and still not picked up by irisman.

So i thought i would try multiman as i want to use the same external drive for my other console which has a cobra ode installed. I cannot get it to detect the drive on the multiman xmb but if i go into mmos file explorer it see's the drive.

I have put iso's in 'GAMES' & 'GAMEZ' on the root of the drive and it will not detect them.

Have i got the folder system wrong?
At the moment it is:
Root:GAMES\GAME.ISO
Should it be:
Root:GAMES\GAMENAME\GAME.ISO
??

Or if anyone knows why irisman is not detecting some of my backups, ff13 lightning returns and need for speed rivals are 2 of the ones not working but they are detected and play fine on my cobra machine.

#1183 - fantax - December 16, 2014 // 4:20 am
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woot nice updates

#1182 - Isleofdoom - December 15, 2014 // 10:49 pm
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Yes it has been added into darknet 4.66 cfw but I not a darknet fan after my buddy had downgrade issues n was qa and everything.

#1181 - aidevelopment - December 15, 2014 // 9:17 pm
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great! So, anyone got that already?

#1180 - Isleofdoom - December 15, 2014 // 3:36 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by misiozol View Post
change to normal cfw

From what I have seen try switching to Mm 4.66.02 as another has stated it but if you are using cobra port try deans new stage2 bin n add in dev_flash

#1179 - cerberys - December 14, 2014 // 4:52 pm
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nice thread, thx

#1178 - misiozol - December 14, 2014 // 12:05 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by carbajosa View Post
Hi, I just upgraded from Rogero 4.55 to DARKNET CEX 4.65 V1.02 Fix Final just recently, also Multiman from 4.55 to 4.66.06 then suddenly, the bd-emulator is now unavailable? I can't play my back up games anymore. What am I going to do now?

Also, everytime I reinstall multiman via mmOS and opening report_data.txt (renamed to report_data.self) from MM4.66.06, it turns bd-emulator to enable until I choose one game. I can play the game for half an hour or so before it sends me back to XMB and If I check Multiman again, bd-emulator is back to NONE and UNAVAILABLE.

change to normal cfw