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March 23, 2013 // 8:01 pm - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer IngPereira has made available PS2Classic Final with source code for playing PS2 Classic games on the PS3 entertainment system.

Download: ps2classic_final.rar / ps2classic-latest-src.rar / expert_103.rar (3.1 Expert with PS2 CDVD plugin) / PS2 Classics GUI (Latest Version) / GIT / by CrUmp / by u$er / PS2 Classics Template PSDs by DEREKTROTTER

Now it doesn't need root key to vmc stuff and now vmc decryption and encryption is working great, added ISO9660 checks and LIMG check and creation. Thanks to flatz, aldo and many others.



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To quote, roughly translated: Good friends here I leave the last revision PS2Classic with the new changes and additions by me with the help of Flatz and aldo.

PS2Classic Final Changelog:

  • ISO9660 Check
  • LIMG Support (Check / Creation)
  • VMC Decryption / Encryption fixed with the help of flatz by making new py script to rehash stuff so i can port it and now without. the need to use a root key to encrypt or decrypt your vmc's, thanks to aldo too by helping me in the process.
  • Now you see the progress being maded by decryption or encryption, so is more easy to wait.

Deciphering virtual memory card

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Encrypting virtual memory card

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It will rehash every change in the blocks and now it should work. About encrypting and decrypting ISO.BIN.ENC or CONFIG nothing changes about user commands because all the change was internal, so is the same.

If you don't want to use this cmd version is better to wait to the new version of Aldo Gui tool because it will have this added and some better gui improvements. Thanks to flatz, aldo and many others helping in the process.

Here also included something for those who want to modify or ripearlas isos more easily and are functional in the PS3. The process is very easy and simple using Expert 1.3 since the 2.0 version tends to have flaws with these images ISO9660 corrupting and ends.

Ripping or modification of any PS2 game

1. Crack the ps2classic ISO.BIN.ENC with great command line or GUI aldo.
2. Expert Runs 1.03 and continues to work the following order:

  • Extract LBA
  • Extract files (It will extract every file from the game in a folder with the iso name)

Now you can make your changes to the game(But obviusly you cannot just delete stuff because the LBA has an order you need to make some dummy file and rename it to the file you want to delete for example), you can mod everything too if the game have some modding tools for sure like gta sa, vc, etc.

  • Rebuild files (Now it will make a ISO with the game folder extracted previusly modified)
  • Rebuild LBA

3. Just encrypt that Game ISO modified with new tools like this new ps2classic command line tool or with new Aldo gui Ps2classic tool with new changes (Because this tools will now remake the LIMG section too). Now use the new ISO.BIN.ENC on the PS3 and check your changes.


From CrUmp comes a PS2 ISO Renaming Tool called PS3CTool v1 (linked above) for PS2Classic v 1.0 with details below, as follows:

I only test with my mac. if you install python 2.7 on windows this should work too. i don't know if it's ok to put key file in this, so I didn't include it. put your ps2.key file in the same location, and include this folder in your $PATH like:

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PS2 ISO Renaming Tool for PS2classic v 1.0 - PS3Classic: To encrypt PS2 ISO to PS2Classic image.

The best way to play your PS2 games on your PS3 console is to convert them into PS2 Classic Games. With Multiman and PS2Classic container, you can have unlimited PS2ISOs loaded into your PS3. With [gameID] Game Title naming convention, Multiman will download the game cover if avaliable.

This tool finds gameID from within PS2ISO, and compare with online database to rename the ISO file names

This script works with ps2classic command line tool to make it more convenience to convert mass ISOs.


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To rename ISO file with database entry, in '[DISCID] FILENAME' format

ALL: in a folder to process every ISO under that folder, including subfolders. It will move ISO files to current folder, and re-name iso filenames against the database entries.

Finally, from u$er comes some proper PS2Classic Tool binaries (linked above) who states the following:

Hey there, i've compiled a set of PS2Classic binaries for you based on the latest changes. if you don't like using cmd-line apps, you can replace the one in PS2Classic GUI with this one.

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PS2Classic Final with Source Code Arrives for PS2 Classic Games on PS3

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#84 - PS4 News - November 26, 2011 // 9:07 pm
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I know a month or so back Tortuga-Cove announced a Cobra dongle giveaway ( so it appears they are on good terms with the Cobra Team, meaning I don't think Cobra would do anything to upset the developers there.

That said, I too think until deank actually comments on the multiMAN Cobra version the jury is out on it. If Cobra did it on their own using the multiMAN source code and deank doesn't mind (assuming the multiMAN license allows for commercial use, etc) then all could go on as normal.

Perhaps condorstrike can give us some inside scoop if he's around.

#83 - HeyManHRU - November 26, 2011 // 8:59 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by spunkybunny View Post
By looking at the update list does it mean you can play PS2 games on the PS3 slim?

I'm thinking of getting either the True Blue or the Cobra dongles. If the Cobra can play PSP and PS2 games on a slim then I'll get that one.

I'd get the Cobra USB if it implements the TB dongle in it.

From the boss's post:

[eussNL] so if it supports the replaced sub_28fe30 and new section 0x80000000007f0000 that Cobra uses, it means Trueblue support is around the corner...
[flash67] exactly

#82 - alwayshungry - November 26, 2011 // 8:57 pm
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Guys i posted before thinking earlier. Sorry dean. We don't know the whole story lets hear from dean before the hate starts.

#81 - spunkybunny - November 26, 2011 // 8:55 pm
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By looking at the update list does it mean you can play PS2 games on the PS3 slim?

I'm thinking of getting either the True Blue or the Cobra dongles. If the Cobra can play PSP and PS2 games on a slim then I'll get that one.

#80 - pr0p0sitionJOE - November 26, 2011 // 8:46 pm
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I also cannot believe that deank left (free) ps3 scene. His multiman was - still is a masterpiece. Shame he didn't include ps2 support like cobra has, or continue working on TB payload in multiman. Other than that, I too wish him all the best. He really gave us a lot, but didn't ask for anything. Maybe will deank remember us - multiman users from time to time.

#79 - alwayshungry - November 26, 2011 // 8:45 pm
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Those fooked dongle. Another great dev gone to the dark side. Again freaking dongles! Now i'm officially pissed off. Nice job deanr.

#78 - mod632 - November 26, 2011 // 8:23 pm
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well he knows what is best for him, but with TB and Cobra *you need to pay to play what should be free anyway* i would not be suprised with his decision.

#77 - PS4 News - November 26, 2011 // 8:13 pm
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Some people on IRC are speculating that he won't keep updating the free (no dongle) multiMAN, but others say he will and it may just be a Cobra fork in the multiMAN source code:

I guess time will tell for sure... here is to hoping he continues to keep the PS3 homebrew scene free and open-source though.

#76 - mod632 - November 26, 2011 // 8:03 pm
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wtf is this??? I can't believe we lost great person in ps3 homebrew scene, so what is next? no more updates for non cobra users? man this sucks...

Still i have high respect for Deank as many others, all best Deank and thx for all

#75 - PS4 News - November 26, 2011 // 7:49 pm
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Let's just hope with the Cobra financial assets don't come their liabilities for deank... Max Louarn of Cobra, aka MAXiMiLiEN of Paradox and owner of Divineo, Supreme Factory and Max Console that scammer ( Gary Wayne Bowser aka GaryOPA currently runs was involved in some nasty schemes before, for example:

In what is the biggest single case of telephone calling-card theft, an employee of MCI Communications was charged last week with stealing some 60,000 card numbers from MCI and other long-distance companies that were subsequently used to make at least $50 million worth of long-distance calls, according to the Secret Service, the Federal agency that investigates interstate telephone fraud.

Supreme Factory / Divineo was also raided not long ago with Max Louarn named in the legal action initiated by Nintendo, and before that he was busted after a federal court judge found that they had violated the DMCA by selling mod-chips for consoles.

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