PS2 Classics in 2018, The Easy Way!

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  1. kehkou
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    kehkou does what Nintendon't

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    For HAN Users, there is an easier method (Link) by @Ominous66521.

    This is a guide for PS3 CFW users inject your own PS2 games into pkg format for those who only get black screen and unsynced controllers following all other 'ancient' guides, aimed mostly at noobs. This technique was honed using out-of-date instructions that either are obsolete and missing tools, or require you to use that ugly "placeholder" pkg, and also sweat, tears and sleepless nights. For those that are familiar with PS2 classics injection and package install, I simply delegate the encryption to the console with MultiMan. For the noobs, I will try to be as thorough as I can, but you still have to acquire all the files yourself; easy (unless you can't use google)!

    Prerequisites

    • PS3 with non-DEX CFW (I have Ferrox 4.82, no Cobra)
    • Computer (I use Win 7)
    • USB Mass Storage Device
    • Internet Access (Hi!)
    • Knowledge of PKG install on PS3
    • Knowledge of basic image editing
    • A Brain

    What You Need

    • Google
    • A backup of your favorite PS2 game, ISO format
    • The latest release of MultiMan for PS3, pkg base version is sufficient
    • TrueAncestor_PKG_Repacker_v2.45, or your favorite pkg packer, PS2 compatible
    • PS2 Classics game in pkg format, with RAP file or preactivated, smaller is better, faster.
    • PS2 Classics Placeholder r2 (r3 might work, untested)(Only temporary, we will be making pkg games)
    • Paint.NET or your favorite image editor w/ transparency support, PNG 32-bit support
    • Font SCE_PS3 Rodin
    • PSNPatch
    What to Do

    Step 1 - Setup
    Step 2 - The Base Template
    Step 3 - Encrypting the PS2 ISO - The Easy Way
    Step 4 - Packaging Game
    That's all there is to it, just using the PS3 to encrypt the ISO. Enjoy your new PS2 classics! :yayps3:
     
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  2. bootmonster

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    Webman is a whole lot easier than this btw :)
     
  3. mikey420

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    Yeah um why not just use a cobra enable CFW and load it via ISO using either Multiman or webman? I mean the pkg method is really outdated and much more complicated.
     
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  4. cots

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    Nice guide for users who wish to have PKG installed on their system.
     
  5. kehkou
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    Same reason I use WUP instead of RetroArch. I'm one of those souls who likes having everything look official (OEM-like). This guide is for others like me who have exhausted every other method to run PS2 (except obviously mm and that dreadful placeholder). Webman errored out on me, and this guide actually uses and abuses the Multiman ISO loading system.
     
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  6. azoreseuropa

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    Sorry but WebMan MOD is the easy way. However, it is other way, good one. :)
     
  7. SG854

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    I have to ask my mommy if I can use the playstation so I can try this guide out. Right now I'm grounded. I want ps2 because it looks fun.
     
  8. Yepi69

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    Does this method work with the original PS2 emu or just the COBRA one? I know the Webman method only works with the COBRA emu.
    Christ...
     
  9. Leobgood

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    Thanks! This greatly appreciated. BTW what is WUP?
     
  10. SG854

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    Mom got very angry. I can't play ps2 and I want to soooo... badly. Its not fair. I have the worst life.

    He says in prerequisite he is not using cobra.
    • PS3 with non-DEX CFW (I have Ferrox 4.82, no Cobra)
     
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    It doesn't work like that and there needs to be an emulator behind it.
    The original PS2 emu didn't worked for me, with or without COBRA.
    With or without .pkg installation. However toggling the COBRA emulator on worked but choppy as hell.
     
  12. Ryccardo

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    The "Cobra" PS2 emulator is "just" an on the fly patch of the official ones, to use isos instead of real discs or iso.edat respectively: that's why it's required for PS2 loading in the *man programs

    AFAIK "PS2 classics" always use ps2_netemu, which never uses hardware...



    (OP seems the type to be going to publish a guide on making (the considerably harder to make) PS1 classics in the future. I'll keep dreaming...)
     
  13. kehkou
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    Original, just like if you installed it from PSN store.
    That's probably why Webman didn't work for me, but Multiman does!

    No problemo! WUP is for Wii U, but is several encrypted files in a folder (.app, etc.) rather than a container like PS3's .pkg, Wii's .wad, or 3DS .cia files.

    I'll be sure to wake you up soon...;)

    EDIT: Rather than publish a PSX tutorial, I'll link to the instructions from the developer themselves: aldostools
    It is as simple as:
    1. Create EBOOT.PBP from iso with PSX2PSP (Compression:0-None)
    2. Place EBOOT.PBP in workbench directory
    3. Run _Fix_EBOOT.PBP_.exe (wait until EBOOT.PBP is moved to PKG directory)
    4. Make PKG.

    You can make the PKG with TrueAncestor; it has a PSOne Classics option. You can reuse part of my guide here to make a base using an extracted PSOne Classics pkg or online templates (tool might come with templates). No activation (other than of the console) is required. That page also has instructions by another poster to make multi-disc games.

    Link; scroll down to post #19 by aldostools
     
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  14. MiiJack

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    So, is there a compatibility list of all the ps2 games so far? I want to play Dark cloud 2 in the future.
     
  15. kehkou
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    There's one here, though I'm not sure how up to date it is.
     
  16. skydancer93

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    If I'm using Ferrox Cobra on my Slim, can't I just run an ISO?
     
  17. kehkou
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    You can, even without cobra, but this guide is not for that. It is for making your own PS2 packages for those who wish to have it on their XMB permanently, like an official PS2 classic from the PSN store.
     
  18. tbb043

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    As far as I know, I have no use for this at the moment, but it's always good to have more ways to do stuff available.
     
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  19. kehkou
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    Yes, especially when the traditional methods didn't work for you.;)
     
  20. kingtut

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    Does this improve compatibility maybe? like with crash twinsanity?
     
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