PS3 Hacking Support for PS2 and PS1 as of late?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by TheRenegadist, May 20, 2017 at 5:39 AM.

May 20, 2017 at 5:39 AM
  1. TheRenegadist
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    I've been out of the scene for awhile but I was curious as to how far the PS3 has come in terms of backwards compatibility for PS2 and PS1 backups on an external drive. Last I heard the PS2 had a very limited library of games that would work or it might have been the PS1 library. Have we hit the point of full compatibility ability for both PS1 and PS2 games on the PS3?

    What's the scoop?
     
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    Almost all the games works with rebug for both consoles, ps1 & ps2
     
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    If that's the case then what was I looking at that said you had to convert all PS2 or PS1 games to PS Classics and that one of the systems had barely any compatible games? And is there a list of PS1 and PS2 ISO's that will work from an HDD on the PS3 because I never could find a reliable list and all this time I thought compatibility was pretty lackluster.

    Edit: Yeah, I'm still seeing people saying that compatibility is very limited as far as PS2 games go. No good news so far or at least where I've looked.
     
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    you convert nothing, rebug cobra will allow you to play them directly iso format for both ps2 & ps1
     
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    Is there a compatibility list somewhere that shows what is and isn't compatible?
     
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    I don't know sorry :/
     
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    There is one somewhere, but it's outdated. Best is, to test every game yourself.
     
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    PS2 compatability depends on your PS3 model tho ... everything that does not have the PS2 hardware inside is not that great.
     
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    mine is not compatible and all isos works all fine
     
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    PS1 works perfectly fine without a jailbreak if you use PS1 DISC because SLIM can runs PS1 DISCS 100% but for Jailbreak will work perfectly fine with backup 100% games as well.

    For PS2 games... MOST will works fine. NOT ALL OF THEM. I am saying "MOST" PS2 games will works fine. No, you can't run PS2 DISCS at all. Only backup games. Make sure you must have a Webmod, Rebug, and enable Cobra in Rebug for PS2 to be playable. :)
     
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    That is false information ... there are three possibilites for PS2 compatability within a PS3:

    1) CECHA/B had the PS2 GPU and CPU combined in one chip on the motherboard and used a bianry called "ps2_emu.self" to launch PS2 titles (resulted in 99% compatability).
    2) CECHC/E only had the PS2 CPU on board and emulated the PS2 GPU in software. The binary called "ps2_gxemu.self" is used here. (resulted in 90-95% compatability).
    3) Every PS3 after the CECHE models had no PS2 hardware at all and everything was emulated by software. This emulator was introduced when Sony decided to offer PS2 Classics at the PSN Store. The binary called "ps2_softemu.self" was used from FW 1.90 to 3.74. After that Sony switched to "ps2_netemu.self" which is where its at today. And this emulator is not the greatest when it comes to compatability, here is your list:

    http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps3/PS2_Classics_Emulator_Compatibility_List
     
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    with rebug cobra, no need to convert to classics, just put your iso and play
     
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    Yeah but the emulator is the same and so is the compatability ... Classics are only ISOs in a container.
     

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