Playstation 2 compatibility enabled for all hacked PS3 models

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  1. McHaggis
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    mysis and eussNL have discovered a method to enable PS2 software compatibility on PS3 consoles. This method allows newer PS3s to use the software-based emulator released with the second generation hardware.

    Source: PS3 Development Wiki via PS3Hax
     
  2. mercluke

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    cool beans!
    now i'm not so annoyed my phat died and got replaced with a slim :)
     
  3. shakirmoledina

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    damn! no way for ps3 slims? i so wish there was one!

    EDIT: Wait a minute... i misread it!! Yes!! Booya!
     
  4. Cyan

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    It require the factory mode? That's the one with the Red square displayed on screen?
    And only for 3.55
    I think it's still not noobproof enough.

    Maybe it will become easier later (like the Cobra dongle enabling it directly from the loader. Or was Cobra switching to factory mode?)
     
  5. shakirmoledina

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    yup just read that too and it seems we need something simpler. i think there might be a way for those who understand ps3 mambo jambo on ps3hax.

    PS - did u know mambo means whats up and jambo means hello in swahili?
     
  6. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

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    Look at the Flag...
    Now if only Sony would finish their work and officially release this... but don't hold our breath, it's more profitable to re-release and sell them via psn.
     
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    Yeah, it looks that way. I can't even use it because I updated to OFW ages ago (for Netflix and PSN), but it would be nice for others if it was straightforward and simple. Still, it's a step in the right direction.
     
  8. Tom

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    This doesn't really mean much, sony is planning on re-enabling ps2 support for all consoles with a software update, but i guess it's good for those on 3.55
     
  9. Clarky

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    where did you hear that? Pretty certain Sony is more than happy with the scheme they got now where you buy PS2 games off PSN or have the games tarted up in a HD Collection.

    anywho I would guess the BC is similar to what the conbra dongle offered, having to use a wired controller and a broken mess of emulation, but it is progress
     
  10. DS1

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    Will PS2 titles still be region locked (as they are on the original 60GB model)?
     
  11. Magsor

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    A psp homebrew was released a while ago to turn it into a service dongle its called ps3jig.
    It will be the same. But (unlike stated in op )backup will work if you use swap magic coder and OPL and then its region free.
     
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    Bit of a faff - no use for me, alas. But a step in the right direction.
     
  13. McHaggis
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    Sony patented the idea of an adaptor that would provide hardware PS2 emulation to newer devices. I'm pretty sure they'd rather sell that than provide the emulation for free in a software update.

    The emulation is the same as the PS3 models that originally supported it so, AFAIK, wireless controllers should work. It wasn't perfect, though.
     
  14. GameWinner

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    I guess this doesn't mean much to me since I have most of my older games in the form of HD collections and some I brought off PSN. The only game I have on my PS2 is Persona 4 and even then I'm getting rid of it once I get the Vita port.
     
  15. Fear Zoa

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    I've heard the compatibility is quite shit, same compatibility as cobra I believe. Still I guess its a step in the right direction.

    (Good thing I modded that phat Ps2)
     
  16. Thomas83Lin

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    Is this the same method that was posted on Ps3hax months ago?? or is this a different method
    http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=34059
     
  17. McHaggis
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    That method appears to actually downgrade the console to 2.50, which didn't have a hardware check to decide whether PS2 games should be playable or not. In the method I posted, you can stay on your current firmware version and the console appears to be tricked when it does the hardware check.
     
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  18. Janthran

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    I thought PS3 could already play PS2 games
    oops
     
  19. machomuu

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    The first ones could (or can, I suppose), but functionality was later removed.
     
  20. Tom

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    Heard it on ps3hax.net a while back , fw 5.0