It looks like you can now run your original PlayStation 2 discs on your Custom Firmware 3.55 console... that's right, without Cobra-USB Dongle or Downgrade!
A new method posted over at ps3devwiki explains how to get the Playstation 2 Software Emulator working on CFW 3.55, without the need of a dongle or downgrade.
Keep in mind that you will need to replace files on your PS3. So make sure you do a backup of your /dev_flash before following the steps below!
Getting Playstation 2 Software Emulator working:
Method (on Firmware 3.55, without! Cobra-USB Dongle or Downgrade) for all consoles (fat & slim).
- Replace following files on your consoles /dev_flash/ with the ones included in this archive p3dwik-ps2compatfiles.rar
- Get into Factory Service Mode (FSM Tool/Dongle)
- Insert your Original PS2 Game Disc
- It will run.
Note: Backups wont work. You're getting the compatibility of the 2.60 software emulator with all of its bugs.
gOPA, BNDVS the Russian CEX-to-DEX Tutorial Russian Translator, and the people responsible for the PS2 playback enabler
Sadly (I think gOPA said this already), this is not worth the hassle and is a risky procedure, especially when you're bound to mess around with the flash memory-stored files, and the compatibility rate is unsatisfactory - in fact, you're better off actually grabbing a PS2 or a PS2-compatible PS3 (if you can that is) or a high-spec PC that'll actually allow you to play most of the highly-rated PS2 titles.
Better off using a nice gaming PC to do the job. Why? A hell of a lot better compatibility, and you can use plugins that will add post processing effects to the game to make them look decent in full HD. Use PCSX2. If you need help setting it up for various games, give me a shout. Or just search on the forum and post in the thread I already have up.
or you know....buy and use an old PS2.
But cheers for the info though.
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