A hacker who goes by ifcaro has released his version of PS3 USBADVANCE which allows us to boot PS2 games on PS3 via HDD.
wow really tempted to download this, I have a 60GB model just like his so it would work....but...the risk of getting my PS3 banned for life is totally not worth it since I play CoD4/R2 alot online. Not to mention KZ2 coming out soon. Yep tempting, but no thanks.
not sure if u would get banned i just think they will do a firmware upgrade
Need a Japanese PS3 anyways.
Cant they make some homebrew that doesnt need a swap magic disc, but as long as they dont pirate PS3 games im not fussed. PS2 software discs are gradually falling in sales and have sold what they are going to, so this isnt really hurting anyone. Plus you can use your original PS2 disc to create backups. If Sony could make an official way of loading your PS1/PS2 games to hardrives it would be brilliant.
For everything else there is master card. You can buy a ps2 with swap magic for only $150 and that ends all the fuss.
"1.4 - The chance of you bricking the ps3 priceless For everything else there is master card. You can buy a ps2 with swap magic for only $150 and that ends all the fuss." lmfao - great comment
Use CogSwap instead. The cost of CogSwap... priceless. Seriously though, its free. ^_^
Japanese console only and a new firmware is coming in a matter of hours.
The new firmware likely wont fix this. The 2.60 firmware will have been completed weeks ago, long before this was announced because they have to do lots of testing and such. If it IS possible to fix this (As I believe it's exploiting the PS2 stuff), expect it to be fixed with a 2.61 update.
every BR frmware updates had been hacked by slysoft...so we can see now that this updates means s.....
What good is that to US owners?
"A version for the PAL region will follow soon." I guess NTSC will be the same
Japan is NTSC.
Ehr, the source is down. I can't download it.
lol everysingle ps3 hacker has been waiting for this day FLOOOOOOOOOOOOODD
Hell yea I cant wait to mod my ps3, ill finally get some use out of it. I aint paying for no ps3 games.
Good luck playing pirated PS3 games, because this is only for PS2 games.
LOL I have a 60Gb model and i can play psone and ps2 game without this. Just need to insert the discs and play ;D
You deserve a trophy for that.
I know, thanks ;)
yeah and we all have a 60 gb ps3 -.- I need the emu from sony or this stupid hdd loader! My ps2 broke and i dont want to spend money for a new one duh!
I've been waiting for a reason to buy a ps3. hahaha. glorious.
Playing PS2 games is the one reason to get a PS3?
cool, if the ps3 now runs iso's and gets good exclusives il think about getting one
*Pulls out PS2 Storage box and blows dust off top* mmmmh Shadow of the Colossus. This is probably too good to be true and wont work ony my Aussie 40GB PS3. *Sigh, Puts box away again* BTW, can anyone verify this? The site seems to be getting a hurting with a lot of traffic. *regrets giving away his PS2*
It's not a PS2 emulator, the title is just misleading. All this does is let you boot a PS2 game from a HDD IF you have a PS3 capable of playing PS2 games in the first place.
humm and that makes it an emulator right ?? i mean all u do is put the IMAGE of the game on the HDD meaning you dont need to have the game (in other words u can go online get a game and put it on your ps3 right ?) And if its only for ppl with the ps3s that can play ps2 games already then o well (mine does play ps2 games) o well sony will try to patch it up soon next FWupdate after the one coming tomorrow will be here soon so it patches these up but in any ways kool i gess .. .
Errr no that doesn't make it an emulator, no more than the PS3 "emulates" a PS2, this software just tricks the Ps3 into reading from a HDD instead of an optical drive.
ya there you go .... on any ones mind an emulator is something that lets you play another systems games/programs on another console with out owning the stuf right ?? and there you go with there you can get a game of the net and play it out of your ps3s HDD.... so for easy an emulator due to the fact that you dont need to have the DVD in the console (emulating the game to run..) but who cares sounds fun i think even tho my ps3 plays ps2 games...
No, an emulator emulates the hardware, by using software. What this software does is trick a PS3 which can already play PS2 games, using the Emotion Engine, into booting a PS2 game from its internal HDD. If the PS3 can't play PS2 games, this software will not enable it to do so.
Finally a way to play imported games ...
You need swapmagic for this to work anyway.
whats a PS2????
if i know sony they will make about 5 firmwares NOT fixing it and then fix it
about time people start giving out the info on how to hack ps3's to many people want to be dark alex. i want to see them sharing there crap. could you image the possibilities of what you could do with a hacked ps3. -nai-
Question is , does sony even want to block it ? Seems more like they added ps2 support without "messing with the original" , rather than a sheer will to region block ps2 games on ps3 , or kill ps2 back ups . There'd be only two major reasons to kill it : - a possible opened and cracked door to ps3 games piracy - an intent to sell ps2 games on PSN .
You know what ... with what you said im half way i dont know if i agree or if i dont i think i go for the 2 ... who knows we got to wait and see how SONY goes about these .... maibe they will leave it open for some time so people start buy more ps3 just like microsoft toke 2 years to change the dvd drive on the 360 so they would get sales out of it ... o well
Loved those games....
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