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  1. And not sure at the moment what to do when your iso is bigger that. 4gb as the ps3 only does FAT32 . anyone?
  2. See the OP link, Superslim can't be fully modded (although you can do the Optical Disk Emulation, but not something I've tried). Slims can be modded if you check the serial number first to make sure it's compatible. All fat ones can be modded. If you get a fully BC model you can play all PS2 games. Of course, Hard Drive space is an issue if you want to copy your ISO files to the console.
  3. I've used Isos that I already had and they are fine. I havent done a ps2 game from disk yet as I had already isod my collection so no need.
  4. Anyone able to help with this one? So I put Ridge Racer (american 60hz) disk in the drive and copied it to an ISO on the internal hard drive. Loaded it through the ISO to test it. Job done. Next I put a game in the disk drive. The system automatically recognised that a disk was inserted but it loaded Ridge Racer instead. The disk game didn't appear on the XMB, and any disk inserted made Ridge Racer load automatically. The only option was to power down completely.
  5. Added to the OP with questions raised from the comments so far. If you know the answers please post them and i will update as needed. Cheers!
  6. The CFW makes it all region free. You can rip your PS3, PS2, PS1 games to run from USB or internal hard drive. Still awaiting feedback on the ability to go online or not, that will go in the OP when we have it.
  7. I have to say, the speed with which the industry moves on and the incremental performance increases you see between generations has totally opened up the space under the TV for the modded PS3. I know the PS4 version of Resident Evil 5 is remastered for example, but yesterday I bought the Gold Edition for £2 a CEX for the PS3 and it's absolutely fine. There;s so many games from the previous generation that I missed and can now be picked up for pennies - I think my PS4 and Xbox One are going to take a back seat for a while.
  8. I agree with @partious - I turned off auto sign in. You can keep the machine connected to the internet for downloading directly to the console from the brewology links above (there's even a brewology store within MultiMan) , but I'm not going to risk going online to PSN - don't want to get blocked on my PS4. Having said that, this: http://www.reddit.com/r/ps3homebrew/wiki/psnpatch ....is meant to allow you to use online and PSN on custom firmware, but I'm not risking it.
  9. I've been pleasantly surprised by the ps2 emulation on my slim. I dont have a huge number of games to try but everything has worked so far apart from Sega Rally 95, which as you say is a weird one anyway...
  10. **This post is a work in progress and I will add to it as I discover new and exciting stuff about the PS3. Thanks to @partious for the original information that set me off learning about PS3 modding. If you see any information here that is incorrect, please comment and I will correct it. All mods are done at your own risk, and I'm not responsible if you mod your PS3. Also please be aware that this is, as always, for storing and playing your own games collection that you legally own.** Outstanding Questions: Anyone here tried PSNPatch? Can you give us feedback on it? What happens to your online purchases from the PSN store. can you play them if you install CFW? How do you play a game from disk, after playing a game from your ISO? The disk emulation means it loads the last ISO, unless you remove power and reboot. Why does Capcom Classics PSP give an error message about your internet connection, and why does PSP Outrun2 ask you to connect to the Playstation Store to renew the licence? Is MAME any good on PS3? Have you found a PS2 game that doesn't work, then altered the config file and made it better? Following on from my thread last year about turning the Wii into a fantastic emulation machine , I started looking into what you can do with the PS3 and I'm very impressed. The modded PS3 seems to be a brilliant way to get your PS1, PS2, PSP and PS2 games collection all in one place, even if your PS3 isn't backward compatible. Your PS3 converts the disks to ISOs automatically, and you can use your CFW PSP to make the ISO files from your UMD disks. PSP games play full screen and look fab, which is more than can be said for my actual PSP and TV cable. You can load ISO files from the internal hard drive, or a USB device. It's brilliant, and surprising when you consider that most models of the PS3 don't offer backwards compatibility for PS2 games - the emulation isn't perfect but so far only one game hasn't worked. And PS1 seems perfect, and plays everything I've tried. All region free of course.... You can install Retroarch for your emulation needs, although this seems more relevant to older game systems than the PC version. PS3 Retroarch notably doesn't seem to support N64 or Dreamcast, and I tried Yabause for the Saturn but it's very slow. There's also MAME and other emulators to try, I haven't done this yet, but will add info if anyone here tries it. The process for the mod sounds complicated in its descriptions, but when you look closer the processes are listing multiple ways to do the same mod and lots of unnecessary jargon. The reality is that it is actually a painless step by step process, and a lot of the process is spent creating a backup copy of your PS3 system for use in the event you break somethingHowever I found no problems, everything just worked, despite me going at it like a bull in a china shop. The one bit that caused me confusion made me look closer to realise I'd missed a couple of steps out. Overall it was very straightforward. The key thing to understand is that there are different models of the PS3 and a different process to follow for each. There is a process for a full custom firmware if your model is suitable, or an ODE (optical drive emulator) that gives some functionality if your model is not compatible with a full mod. Of course, this is merely a thread on an internet forum, so we/I take no responsibility for anything that might go wrong. It worked for me, and was easy and I love my new PS3. How to SoftMod your Playstation 3: Before you start, power up your PS3, and switch off the setting to "auto sign-in to PSN". We don't want anyone getting banned from PSN for modding their console. There's a solution (PSNPatch - see below) for going online once your console is modded, but I have not tested this myself. For the moment, I'd suggest doing this on a console that you don't want to use online. Next, we need to check your PS3 and see if it is suitable for soft-modding. There's a page here that tells you what to look for. http://www.reddit.com/r/ps3homebrew/wiki/how_to_hack Do the necessary checks as listed on this page to be sure your Playstation 3 is moddable. This page has some crazy jargon that makes the process look more complex than it is. It says that you have the choice of following the PS3xploit tutorial for NAND or NOR based consoles, or do a hardware exploit (E3 flasher), or install an ODE (optical drive emulator). It's jargon like this that makes the process look harder than it is, but you only need to do the appropriate PS3xploit tutorial (NAND or NOR) and so you can ignore the hardware mods and ODE stuff. So once you know which of the two PS3xploits to perform (NAND or NOR), then you can follow the appropriate tutorial: Nand - http://www.reddit.com/r/ps3homebrew/wiki/ps3xploit_nand NOR - http://www.reddit.com/r/ps3homebrew/wiki/ps3xploit_nor Again, this looks more complex than it really is, because both tutorials give you two methods that can be used. Just ignore method two, it's complicated and a waste of time. I recommend method one (use the xploit website). It is easy and all you need to do is be sure to take it step by step and don't skip anything. This will install REBUG as your custom firmware, which comes complete with the REBUG Toolkit. This process should leave you with a SoftModded Playstation 3, and now you will want to install some software to get the most out of your newly open console. The recommended software installs are listed here after you complete the modding process: http://www.reddit.com/r/ps3homebrew/wiki/general_setup The Custom Firmware has a built in 'Package Installer' to install PKG files by downloading them on the computer, copying them to USB and sticking the USB into the PS3. You can install PSP Launcher to add PSP compatibility. (use "PSP Launcher Fixed", seems the best one) https://store.brewology.com/ahomebrew.php?brewid=247 Then install Multiman, which allows you transfer files to the PS3 hard drive, or launch your games. http://store.brewology.com/ahomebrew.php?brewid=24 I also downloaded ManaGunz which I read offers better compatibility with PS2 emulation. I've not seen it make much of a difference over Multiman but I don't have a huge PS2 collection to try. A guy on Youtube says that playing a PS2 game on ManaGunZ creates a config file for that game which you can then edit to increase compatibility but I have not tried this yet. http://store.brewology.com/ahomebrew.php?brewid=284 When you select an ISO file within Multiman or ManaGunZ, the PS3 resets to the Sony dashboard - your ISO now appears as if it is a disk in the drive. Click the disk to start it loading. The PS3 memory card manager allows you to create a virtual memory card for the PS1 and PS2 as well, and you can mount these into slot 1 or 2 by highlighting the memory card in screen and pressing Triangle. Finally, you can download an app here called PSNPatch: http://www.reddit.com/r/ps3homebrew/wiki/psnpatch This purports to allow you to reconnect to PSN without getting banned, although I have not dared try this myself. If you have a PS3 and want to give this a go (at your own risk), please comment here on your experiences, and I'll expand this OP into a guide with tips and advice.
  11. Yeah, you can rip the disks using Multiman, or copy your existing ISOs to the internal hard drive. I haven't connected mine to PSN, but there's an app to protect you from bans and stuff, but I didn't try it. I just disconnected from PSN auto sign in.
  12. I'm playing with this now, and followed the reddit post from @partious earlier - https://www.reddit.com/r/ps3homebrew/wiki/how_to_hack The Rebug Toolkit seems excellent, and I also used ManaGunZ which is a software loader, because I read that it can be more compatible for PS2 games. Also I used MultiMan to copy the files from USB. Not sure which of these programmes made it happen, but the PS3 hard drive now has 3 folders in the root - PS1ISO, PS2ISO and PSPISO. You use Multiman to copy the ISO files from USB into these folders. Then use either Multiman or ManaGunZ to select the game you want to play. The PS3 resets and then you can see the game you chose as if it is a disk in the drive. The PS2 emulation has been pretty good so far, athough it had corrupted graphics on Sega Rally 95. Gradius V works perfectly, Ferarri 355 is perfect, and I'm still ripping my other disks to the hard drive. PSP seems to vary from game to game. PS1 is perfect. Not tried Retroarch yet. The mod process is straighforward, with lots of jargon but if you fully read each step and don't skip things it seems to work fine.
  13. Good advice there, worked first time and took about half an hour to do - thanks!
  14. dumpster

    Abandoned Games (2018 Edition)

    Conker's Bad Fur Day (Rare Replay Xbox One) Has it changed or have I? Loved this back in the day. Playing it yesterday , I started with an unskippable cut scene that went on and on. And on. Finally, after about 10 minutes you get control of your character, but he's pissed. So he moves very slowly , drifts off to the side and it's no fun at all. Then you meet Birdy the scarecrow and he talks at you for ages, making really unfunny "love you long time" jokes. Eventually you get full control and about half an hour has passed and you think "finally. I get to play this game" and you swim for a bit. Then Birdy explains you can skip cut scenes, but you have to have watched them in full first. This is another unskippable cutscene. Then , in the worst first level since Driver, you climb up to a bridge with a monster on it, kill it, then aim to land on a context sensitive square to clear a rockfall. Throughout this section the smallest slip makes you fall all the way to the bottom. You land in the water so you don't die and have to climb all the way back up. This took me about 20 goes. Tiny slip = all the way to the bottom. I rage quit. Tried again later, did it, got to the next unskippable cutscenes and realised, it's just not funny. The scouse ants saying "if he comes up here we'll twat him" smacks of cheap, lazy humour and the voices are obviously performed by the programmers instead of voice artists. It should be way better than this and I'm amazed how much i loved it back in the N64 days because I now cannot think of a game that has aged and dated as badly.
  15. Jesus, that video involves using your android phone to set up a web server, then connecting the ps3 to that. Then, when it's done, the process for playing a PS2 iso looks convoluted for the first time too. Can't believe that video could be the fastest softmod... does it look familiar? Surely there's a simpler way?

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