A bunch of noob questions (very new to this)

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  1. beta4attack
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    Well, I am considering buying a PS3 so I need some help please.
    1) Can the PS3 emulate PS2? *
    2) Can the PS3 emulate PSP? *
    3) What's the difference between a Jailbreak and a Custom Firmware?
    4) Can I play game backups from the internal memory? if not should I just get a PS3 with a smaller memory?
    5) I heard there's like a Skype for the PS3 is that true?
    6) Can I put regular movies or bluray ones on the internal memory and watch them? (I mean not by buying from the PS3 shop)
    *I can't get a definitive answer from the internet because some say yes, some say no.

    Thanks in advance and excuse me for any stupid questions.
     
  2. Hells Malice

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    1: No. It's apparently being worked on but i haven't heard anything about it in ages.
    2: No? Pretty sure no, but i'm not actually 100%. I don't think i've ever actually heard of a PSP emulator.
    3: Jailbreak is an iTerm. I'm not iSavvy but i'm pretty sure jailbreaking = modding. You softmod your PS3 with a custom firmware, or you jailbreak it with a custom firmware. Both are technically correct, as far as I know.
    4: Yes you can put games directly onto the PS3, and I would really recommend doing this.
    5: No idea.
    6: That I also have no idea.
     
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    Thank you so much, I will try to scour the internet for the rest, hope I can find anything. Thanks again.
     
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    1-2) the cobra usb emulate both psp and ps2 (Integrated support to play PS2 ISO's on CECHC,CECHE, CECHA and CECHB backwards compatible consoles)
    4) if you mean from internal hard disk than yes
    6) probably showtime can do something like that but I don't use it so I'm not sure...
     
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    Sorry but I didn't quite understand what you said in the end, would you mind explaining?
     
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    basically you can emulate ps2 only on the console that can run original ps2 games.
    so it doesn't work on 3rd version fat (CECHG to CECHQ) or any slim model
     
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    1) There are two different "PS2 mode" :
    - Hardware : it's only available on earlier FAT PS3 (with 4 USB port on front).
    - Software : Sony never unlocked it, but there's a software emulator in the PS3 firmware. This emulator is verrry slow and doesn't work with a lot of games.

    The cobra USB Dongle unlock both PS2 mode for ISO launching:
    - if you have an old PS3 you can use the PS2 hardware with PS2 ISO
    - If you have a non backward Compatible PS3, then you can use the software emulator.

    Only Cobra USB allow the launch of PS2 ISO. (maybe a Rebug cfw has that feature too? I didn't follow rebug developement lately).

    2)
    I don't know about PSP.
    I never checked info or tried anything.

    3) like he said, there's pretty much no differences except the used term : "Hacked" or "jailbreaked" is the same thing. "Jailbreak" was first used for unlocking phones. So it's also used to tell "I'm unlocking my console to add features".

    Though, "Custom Firmware" and "Jailbreak" is not totally the same thing.

    A custom firmware is a jailbreak/hack, as it allow you to run new things, unsigned application, homebrew etc.
    But a Jailbreak is not always a custom firmware.

    Custom firmware implied a completely modified firmware loaded in memory. It can be permanently installed on the PS3 HDD and booted at launch instead of the official firmware, or a "redirected" firmware file loaded at launch of the console, but not stored in the PS3 HDD (loaded through USB, with USB firmware Loader for example).

    A hack can also be something that is NOT a custom firmware, not a complete firmware.
    For example, the first hacking method of the PS3 was using a USB hub to modify the memory of the PS3 in real time, allowing the console to run unsigned content and homebrew.
    There was no modified file from the firmware involved, only a temporary memory (RAM) patch.

    The real custom firmware appeared later, by applying these memory modification directly to the files in the firmware, and it then became a modified (custom) firmware.


    4)
    You can play backups from both internal HDD or external HDD.
    Some games have better compatibility with one or the other.
    You can check the compatibility list here.

    So, you can have a "low capacity" internal HDD, but remember that most games still have to install on the PS3, like a PC game you run the setup and it install the game on your computer. These "installed data" usually have to be on the internal HDD, so it's always better to have a big HDD to keep all your games at the same time. else you will have to reinstall them each time you want to play another game.

    6)
    Yes, some Manager (the homebrew "multiMAN" at least, I don't know about other managers), allow you to dump DVD and Bluray movie to internal HDD.
    These dump can be mounted to make the PS3 think the folder is actually a real disc reader with this content inserted as a disc.

    You can then let your PS3 play it as if it was a real disc.
    It's not the homebrew who is playing it, but the PS3 itself.

    The homebrew just patch the memory of the PS3 to make it think there's a disc inserted in the drive, that's all.


    Attention : It can only read unencrypted DVD & Bluray.
    The dump you are doing yourself with the PS3+multiMAN are crypted, you need to put the dump on your computer and use a de-crypter first, then put it back on PS3 internal HDD to play it.

    7)
    Latest point you didn't ask:
    only PS3 with firmware up to 3.55 can be hacked.
    If your firmware is 3.56 or more, the only way to hack it is by using a downgrader (hardware material to solder to the console's mother board).

    There's a jailbreak/hack in developement for PS3 firmware 4.0, but it will not allow the launch of backup games. Only homebrew games/emulator/mediaplayer/some applications will work.
     
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    That sums it, I am very thankful.
     
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    hello cyan.
    i need help. ive seen you helping others and know what your doing so i feel your the right person to ask. i have a ps3 with kmeav and multiman 2.7 version. i actually jailbreaked it withe the softwares that were available. i have several games in my hard drirve external but i have a problem with one game. its mortal kombat. i did the eboot fix on it as it read in the detail description copied the files and overwrite the original ones. when i tried to load it from multiman... it did not ask for a params ifo change. so it loaded and i can play. the problem is that when i try to use the special moves or fatalities the controller wont pick up the movements. oh yeah i forgot to mention i am kinda a noob here and skeptical of using other managers.. please help. thanks a bunch
     
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    I don't have this game and didn't read a lot, but "controller problem" was one of the problem encountered in the first weeks of the jailbreak.
    This had been fixed by Hermes by forcing a memory patch.

    an affected game was Formula One 2010.
    For such games, the "controller fix" is still available in multiMAN, so maybe you could try to enable it too.

    Go to Mortal kombat game preferences (in multiMAN), you will have options 'Controller fix' to enable for the game.
    I'm not sure if this option is available for all games. please try it and let me know.
     
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    If you're planning on purchasing a new PS3, good luck finding one that is at firmware 3.55 or lower at a retail store. You may need to find a used one if you plan on modding it. I bought mine new in July, and it had 3.50 firmware installed, so I got lucky, it was a PS3 packaged with COD:BO
     

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