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How I play ps2 backups on ps3

Discussion in 'PS3' started by zyw, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. zyw

    zyw Regular member

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    This is what I have: the 60g fat, backwards compatible ps3. You can get them at pawn shops where I live.
    a 32g ADATA usb flash drive, should be between $10 and $20. Be sure your flash drive is formatted using FAT32. Quick format is fine. Leave in PC.

    What I use:
    Swap Magic DVD 3.8 (must be purchased, can't be ripped)
    www.lycos.com
    uTorrent,
    www.slowtorrents.com can be useful
    Power ISO 6.4 [32 bit-64 bit] to get iso images from originals or backups. (i just know this works. If you have ISOs of your games already, they will probably work. Bins and Cues do not, must be ISO)
    OpenPS2Loader_0.8 (this will include the file OPNPS2LD.ELF which you will need.
    USBUtil ver 1.02 (English Pack)

    Before you begin the process, search USBUtil combatibility. You should find a list of games that will or won't work. By the way, not all games work. (also, both cd and dvd games work with usbutil but you may want to get upgrades, like USBUtil 2.0, if it helps with compatibility issues)
    Put disk in cd/dvd drive and either right click and use PowerISO to make an image or just open PowerISO and make an image out of the disk. I save mine to \documents\My ISOs
    Open usbutil (also in \documents\My ISOs)and select file, open iso you just made or one you already have to create game. It helps to keep everything in the same folder. Be sure to note sources and destinations!

    Locate the folder with your backup/original ISOs in it and select one or many from the left pane titled "ISO(s) to convert". If just one, then you can rename it in the pane titled "Name for game" on the lower right. Select "Create"

    ISO is being converted. Time varies on size.

    When completed, press close. Now select "file, open games list". In the right pane, is a file called "ui.cfg" this is the directory used on your fdd that contains info on the games you created. select it and press "load" to proceed. You should see the game(s) you just created. Copy them to your destination file. In my case, \documents\My ISOs

    I'm using Windows 10 so I have File Explorer, you may look at files with windows explorer or whatever.

    Open explorer and put a copy of OPNPS2LD.ELF in the folder you are keeping everything in. The folder should contain the coverted ISOs that now have strange names that all begin with "UI". Select all ui... files, ui.cfg, and opnps2ld.elf and copy tham to your flash drive. When the transfer is finished, eject your flash drive (if necessary) and put it in a ps3 usb slot. the 0(zero) slot always works but the others often do to. Put swap magic disk into ps2 and load it up.

    On the PS2:(use a charged controller, that isn't connected to a usb slot, it can cause problems with your dualshock. If you have to try it, and your controller seems to be broken, there is a reset button on the bottom between the screw and L2 button. Poke with an unbent paper clip until lights reset.)

    Open Swap Magic. Now you see a menu. Be sure dualshock is active and select first option "filebrowser" and press X. At the first selection press X again. Now scroll down to last selection, the elf file, and X again. Be patient. The screen may flicker and it takes a minute but you should eventually see a menu that loads up your titles. Pick a game and be patient. This takes a minute to. Watch your dualshock as it may cut out. note:sometimes the front screen will load and the game wont. That game is not compatible with the technique I have described. Also, often times certain segments of audio or full motion video will be choppy. Just skip to the gameplay if it bothers you. The gameplay, when it works, works right.

    That's it. Enjoy!
    -zyw

    If you already have some games on your fdd (flash disk drive) then select "utils" and recover games" and Ctrl+select your games and in the lower left, select "copy/move" to add the games to your flash drive. (This may not be clear but if you've made it this far, you can probably figure it out. Don't worry, making a mistake won't do any damage.)

    While in usbutil you can also open your flash ui.cfg for a list of the games currently on that drive.
    Each disk/game has 2 ui files.
     
  2. zyw

    zyw Regular member

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    Sorry, it should say, "On the PS3, use a charged..."
     
  3. Eisherz

    Eisherz Active member

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    Kind of hard work just to save the 10 bucks you'd have to spend to buy a PS2 and softmod it.
     

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