Playstation classic

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by scroeffie, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. WD_GASTER2

    WD_GASTER2 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Jun 17, 2018
    France
    nah i doubt that. the snes and nes classic could be said to have had NO security whatsoever by comparison. There were some legit roadblocks, password protection and people had to resort to tiny ant soldering to dump and compromise the nand.
    this seems like a legit fuck up on par with the 2010 blunder they did.
     
  2. WD_GASTER2

    WD_GASTER2 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Jun 17, 2018
    France
    kind of pointless now but the key to reliable uart connection is to bridge 2 points under the motherboard nearby the actual usb port. go figure.
     
  3. ameisenmann

    ameisenmann Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jun 6, 2004
    Gambia, The
    So is the time right to make a tutorial for at least replacing the games on the PS Classic as Yifan lu did? In his last stream he said that he will not release some encrypted key because credit belongs to someone else. He got it from a japanese guy from Hakchi he said. I think this is needed to gain root access and to rewrite the flash memory as he did with the Crash Bandicot image file? He also said that he will not make software for end users. Next thing he will work on is boot loader in order to reset to default in case you brick your device.
    But maybe it is too early and I will wait for a Plug & Play solution.
    Does anyone know how they solved the thing with multi discs? Is it multiple bin/img files or all discs in one PBP file? I already have a ton of PBPs for my SNES Mini and would like to re-use them. But since it is also PCSX that I use on SNES Mini I would suggest that they can be loaded on PS Classic, too.
     
  4. IwearHelmet4Bed

    IwearHelmet4Bed Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Sep 6, 2018
    United Kingdom
    RockRiver likes this.
  5. The Frenchman

    The Frenchman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    Apr 13, 2008
    Canada
    At this rate I'd say next week we'll all be ready to do it ourselves.
     
    titaniuml and TonyBiH like this.
  6. thegame16

    thegame16 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    3
    Jun 30, 2007
    Switzerland
    I say this weekend I just saw a video from someone who added tony hawk 2 but he said it was running horrible.

    Here is the video:

     
    TonyBiH likes this.
  7. The Frenchman

    The Frenchman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    5
    Apr 13, 2008
    Canada
    We need proper integration and a new shortcut for emulator menu and also the ontegration of different emulator cores. Like PCSX rearmed neon.(which runs insanely well already on the SNESC)

    We'll see but it's time to buy one, when they are easy to mod this'll be much more popular!
     
  8. Nepnepy

    Nepnepy Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Aug 1, 2018
    United States
    Dose madmonkey have a Twitter? When I search I get hotels lol
     
  9. WD_GASTER2

    WD_GASTER2 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Jun 17, 2018
    France
    [​IMG]

    finally i got it to boot consistently. stupid bridge on side A of the board.
     
    Hekel likes this.
  10. WD_GASTER2

    WD_GASTER2 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Jun 17, 2018
    France
    btw now that i have caught up with all of the developments with these folks i guess i can offer some answers on where things stand:

    can a solderless solution be done? Yes. somebody would need to complile an update data payload with the right signature (which relies on some basic commands and to be honest this is easy to do just maybe a bit tedious. I am sure somebody will compile this, its just trivial at this point.

    can you put games on it and play them right now with ease? yes with some soldering and a uart adapter as the current payload script that yifan lu released it allows you to login as root on the console. (cygwin and certain files are needed to be compiled to create this payload)

    Can any uart adapter be used at this time to do the shenanigans some youtube folks are doing? no. you will need one that supports a baud rate of 921600 which is pretty high and not all uart to usb adapters works. however you can use something like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/MakerSpot-FT230XS-Serial-Adapter-Dongle/dp/B01J9G3OAS/ref=sr_1_1

    oh also two points need to be soldered under the motherboard to enable the serial console.

    also at this time basic linux command lines knowledge is needed once you have gotten full terminal access.

    hope that clarifies where things stand for the newbies.
     
    Last edited by WD_GASTER2, Dec 7, 2018
  11. 8bitFlashback

    8bitFlashback Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jun 20, 2018
    United States
    good work do have any photos of all connection&solder points on playstation classic. Thanks in advance
     
  12. WD_GASTER2

    WD_GASTER2 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Jun 17, 2018
    France
    the uart pinout should be self explanatory.
    oh also do not solder the uart 5v line to the motherboard, you can kill it! do not do it. you just need the rx tx and gnd. also the jumper on the uart to usb should be set atleast to 3.3v. you may end up doing damage at 5v.

    AS A MATTER OF FACT THIS IS ONLY EASY FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE LINUX AND UART EXPERIENCE. I DO NOT ADVISE THIS FOR NEWBIES

    the bottom pad that needs soldering you can disregard the uart as that can be soldered on top (all you need to solder is the U shape orange wire) :

    [​IMG]

    picture is courtesy of bakueikozo and can be found at this blog here:

    http://honeylab.hatenablog.jp
     
    Last edited by WD_GASTER2, Dec 7, 2018
  13. ameisenmann

    ameisenmann Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jun 6, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Thanks for the update! Since just adding or replacing games does not "fix" this thing (performance still very poor) I will wait for an updated firmware with better running PCSX and maybe Retroarch and other cores.

    @WD_GASTER2
    Do you plan to make some Plug & Play Software for us noobs? ;)
     
    MAXLEMPIRA likes this.
  14. WD_GASTER2

    WD_GASTER2 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    Jun 17, 2018
    France
    nope not me. i am sure someone else will take the task. (many reasons why in this case, from who knows how much of a grey area releasing something like this falls in, to i really suck at documenting stuff and simplifying things for people as i already do it in a consistent basis IRL as part of what i do for a living)


    I just wanted to give an easily digestible explanation specially for newbies as there a lot of "can it be h4x3d?" or "whats the status?" or "will i need to solder?" questions going around.

    P.S. Performance for the most part is ok with the 60hz stuff if you aske me. :P
     
    Last edited by WD_GASTER2, Dec 7, 2018
    kikongokiller likes this.
  15. TonyBiH

    TonyBiH Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Apr 23, 2017
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    I will wait untill whole kernel can be dumped and rewrited without soldering. If you eventualy get access to everything inside not just ability to order command or you make some program that we newbies can put on usb stick and play like POPs Starter
     
  16. RockRiver

    RockRiver Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 17, 2016
    adding games on USB drive:
     
    ameisenmann likes this.
  17. MitchBuchanan

    MitchBuchanan Newbie

    Newcomer
    1
    Dec 6, 2018
    Australia
    Wow! Not long now for the rest of us.
     
  18. TonyBiH

    TonyBiH Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Apr 23, 2017
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    So what we need ?
     
    Last edited by TonyBiH, Dec 7, 2018
    Nepnepy and Predatortje like this.
  19. RockRiver

    RockRiver Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 17, 2016
    payload file... (I think) and folders names and
    structure???
     
  20. ameisenmann

    ameisenmann Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jun 6, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Its a good start! Still we have to wait for a USB Hub solution or USB OTG. Or does it already work with USB Hub, 2nd controller and booting games from USB?
    No one has created a noob-save tutorial until now have they?!
     
    Last edited by ameisenmann, Dec 7, 2018
    TonyBiH likes this.
Loading...