• deanrr is forever improving his awesome program for the PS3, the popular multiMAN, it does, PS3 backups, ftp, filemanager, images, hex reading, MP3′s and now he has added PS2 backup support, it is still in the experimental stage, but deanrr is on the way, to having a complete Media Center for the PS3:

    01.11.05 -

    * Fixed mount points reset on launch
    * Added experimental support for PS2 game backups
    * Other minor fixes

    A quote from deanrr:

    For those of you who wish to experiment with PS2 backups:

    1) Proper category_game_tool2.xml required to enable PS2 disc icon in XMB/GAME column in jailbreak mode
    2) Original PS2 game required
    3) Original PS3 game required
    4) PS2 backup extracted in one of the folders where multiMAN looks for games (usually with your PS3 backups)

    1) Reboot your PS3 in JB mode
    2) Put original PS3 disc
    3) Launch multiMAN and mount your PS2 game backup
    4) Replace the PS3 disc with original PS2 disc
    5) PS2 disc icon should appear in GAMES column. Try to launch it.

    Dean

    EDIT
    As it seems people will misunderstand the purpose of this, i would like to remind people that this is only for BC(Backwards Compatible) PS3 Consoles.

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  • 68 Comments

    1. sibs44
      12-23-2010
      11:07 AM
      1

      AHHH! PS2 BACKUPS! I'm happy.

    2. XxRaVeNxX
      12-23-2010
      11:08 AM
      2

      Yea, thanks for leaving out pertinent information. Like the PS3 has to be one with compatibility to play PS2 Games. And will not work on a Slim PS3

    3. man19
      12-23-2010
      11:09 AM
      3

      I have a PS2 this is not a very important thing for me...
      But good work pal!
      It would be the VERY BEST and extremely COMPLETE if you (the creator of the MultiMAN) could put a AVI, MKV and other formats of video with srt and other type of subtitles working on PS3 without any modification...
      Regards!

    4. GregoryRasputin
      12-23-2010
      11:10 AM
      4

      Originally Posted by XxRaVeNxX
      Yea, thanks for leaving out pertinent information. Like the PS3 has to be one with compatibility to play PS2 Games. And will not work on a Slim PS3

      Anyone with an ounce of sense would already know, that it is only for BC consoles >.<

    5. XxRaVeNxX
      12-23-2010
      11:22 AM
      5

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      Anyone with an ounce of sense would already know, that it is only for BC consoles >.<
      If you going to report something, report everything, not bits and pieces...

      Someone may think that it's some form of emulation...

    6. GregoryRasputin
      12-23-2010
      11:24 AM
      6

      Originally Posted by XxRaVeNxX
      If you going to report something, report everything, not bits and pieces...

      Someone may think that it's some form of emulation...
      I don t remember reading that a PS2 emulator was released.....

      Oh and don't tell me how to post, if you are too stupid to realise that this is only for BC consoles, then you have no standing.

    7. XxRaVeNxX
      12-23-2010
      11:27 AM
      7

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      I don t remember reading that a PS2 emulator was released.....

      Oh and don't tell me how to post, if you are too stupid to realise that this is only for BC consoles, then you have no standing.

      You shouldn't assume...that the general public has the same knowledge as you.....or follows the emulators, which ones are released and which ones aren't as someone who is reporting the news, you should lay all the cards out on the table

    8. arifmunshi
      12-23-2010
      11:34 AM
      8

      does this give you multi region ps2 backup playback cos i have a jap bc ps3 and was wondering of this would help me to play my uk ps2 backups.

    9. man19
      12-23-2010
      11:36 AM
      9

      Originally Posted by arifmunshi
      does this give you multi region ps2 backup playback cos i have a jap bc ps3 and was wondering of this would help me to play my uk ps2 backups.

      Nothing better then trying and see by your self!
      This is a in tests and actually, the creator, dean, can't test it!
      Test it and if works(or not) report the result here!
      Regards.

    10. Ozz
      12-23-2010
      12:16 PM
      10

      Multiman is the best in my book. I am just waiting for custom firmware. What happened to the guys working on the BD firmware dump? I thought that was most promising

    11. robens
      12-23-2010
      12:21 PM
      11

      How to create this Proper category_game_tool2.xml can someone please tell me?

    12. Damatiez
      12-23-2010
      12:39 PM
      12

      Likewise Above^^^^^^^ How do you create this?????

      Alos would this work with ps2 iso's or do they need to be in certain files, i have an american ps3 and uk games but my downloaded games ar iso's

      All help would be much appreciated

      Many thanks

    13. alternativejohnsmith
      12-23-2010
      01:02 PM
      13

      Thank you Deanrr for all the hard work. I hope the next update will work without needing a disc to mount games because my drive is dead.
      @GregoryRasputin your right it is common knowledge that this is for only bc ps3's

    14. Klaxxon
      12-23-2010
      01:20 PM
      14

      Well thanks for getting my hopes up only to have them crash down in a tremendous fireball. I thought they actually got PS2 emulation working on the PS3 slim. Guess the part about it being only for the PS3 Fat was completely irrelevant information and not worth mentioning. Keep us stupid people in mind when writing your articles, this isn't the Wall Street Journal. :aetsch:

    15. GregoryRasputin
      12-23-2010
      01:22 PM
      15

      Originally Posted by Klaxxon
      Well thanks for getting my hopes up only to have them crash down in a tremendous fireball. I thought they actually got PS2 emulation working on the PS3 slim. Guess the part about it being only for the PS3 Fat was completely irrelevant information and not worth mentioning. Keep us stupid people in mind when writing your articles, this isn't the Wall Street Journal. :aetsch:

      The front page article, was edited over an hour ago, to state that it was only for BC consoles, you posted a minute ago, i really don't know how you could have missed that.

    16. duane_rodericks0389
      12-23-2010
      02:06 PM
      16

      uh guys? when you say ps2 backup, is that in ISO format? or what? when u wanna mount on multiman

    17. MitchenX
      12-23-2010
      02:08 PM
      17

      Stupid me had the choice between a Slim and Fat Ps3 and I chose the Slim... Why? I figured the Slim would be in better condition. I didn't want to get the Fat and have it die on me. Now I see the error of my ways. All this could have been mine!! Stupid stupid! :P

    18. darky2003
      12-23-2010
      02:44 PM
      18

      fat ps3 also looks so much better!!!! :aetsch:
      thats why i din't want to buy the slim version .

    19. sibs44
      12-23-2010
      03:16 PM
      19

      @MitchenX I have a 60GB launch model running strong, do not underestimate a PS3. They have a failure rate of less than 1%, so I've read.

    20. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      03:59 PM
      20

      FINALLY!!!....Someone that cares enough to add Ps2 backup option to one of the managers. I'll keep my eye out on this one. I won't try it yet, since it's only for experiements. I will wait for a working one. But I love the news about it. : D

      I too would also like to know about that XML file....and also whether or not it allows iso's or do they have to be bin and cue files....I got tons of games ready to be tested.

    21. advocatusdiaboli
      12-23-2010
      05:07 PM
      21

      Hmm, I wonder if there will also be PS1 support eventually?

    22. yiyopr
      12-23-2010
      05:09 PM
      22

      @sibs44 You crazy man! I don't know the exact percentage, but it can't be that low. If it was less than one percent failure rate, then than I would have to meet about 100 ps3 owners before the possibility of finding one who's PS3 broke starts getting highly probable. I know about ten PS3 owners and two have had broken consoles, I'd say failure rate must be around 15%-20%, but if anyone truly has the real number feel free to prove me wrong

    23. phantomdibb
      12-23-2010
      05:09 PM
      23

      @sibss44 Less than 1% really? Am on my 3rd console (2nd slim) and my mate is also on his 3 console and needing a new one.(3 slims) I spend a little bit of time on my ps3 tho usally finish most games in a day or two.

      On a side note does anyone else find games nowadays are way to short/easy? 6 hours you can complete a lot of games in (6hours each game)

    24. whitelion420
      12-23-2010
      05:28 PM
      24

      Take a look around, Ps3 groove is dead

    25. GregoryRasputin
      12-23-2010
      05:29 PM
      25

      Originally Posted by whitelion420
      Take a look around, Ps3 groove is dead

      Not quite sure what you are talking about, but whatever it is, is off topic and irrelevant to this thread.

    26. samson
      12-23-2010
      05:52 PM
      26

      Originally Posted by robens
      How to create this Proper category_game_tool2.xml can someone please tell me?

      lookie here

      category_game_tool2.xml (psx scene link)

      by the power of google.

    27. robens
      12-23-2010
      06:18 PM
      27

      Thanks buddy for the info
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      I tryed this but dont work it kicks out from jailbreak mode and launches the original ps2 disc i have PAL 60 GB PS3.

    28. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      07:15 PM
      28

      Wow this doesn't make since. I got a BC ps3. And I am going to need that file. Because my ps2 disc icon doesnt showup in jailbreak mode either. :l And I can't believe I'm going to have to do ALL that. JUST to get this to work. How does that make any sense at all?

      I read all that on that site, wtf does the person mean by "former (1)" WTF is that?

      So...all I do is put the xml file in the "dev_flash/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/ folder)"?...And it wont mess with the system at all?...

    29. robens
      12-23-2010
      07:22 PM
      29

      Rax909 its no use to try because you cant lanch ps2 backups for now i allready tryed this, at least i can see my ps2 disc icon and ps2 memory card in jailbreak mode

    30. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      07:28 PM
      30

      I just tried the "Freeflash" and it said "Dev_fflash could not be mounted" And I'm NOT trying to launch backups, I'm trying to get the xml replaced so I CAN use backups in Multiman. It won't even let me with that Freeflash application. Can I put the new xml file in the original dev_flash?...Would it mess up somthing if I did that?

    31. robens
      12-23-2010
      07:30 PM
      31

      Yeah i just did it and this didnt mess my ps3 system
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      I used this metode watch video http://www.ps3-hacks.com/2010/12/13/...bler-released/
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      I used Comgenies awesome file manager to copy this xml to flash

    32. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      07:38 PM
      32

      Ya I just tried to replace it with Filezilla FTP and I got a error. SOO I will try Mount_Alejandro and see what happens.


      update---wow tyhat was fast....that program didnt work at all!...it kicked me out after giving me an error saying "Critical error-this is only for 3.41" XD which is funny because I AM on 3.41!!


      wait....File manager? ooo...Ok

    33. robens
      12-23-2010
      07:43 PM
      33

      Then i dont know for me it worked fine

    34. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      07:54 PM
      34

      Nope. Did NOT do anything what so ever. I tried the file managewr and tried to copy it over to the xmb folder in the devflash, I pressed start to copy and it didnt say it did anything, all it did was fade back to the list. It didn't say it copied it or anything. Infact I checked to see if a Ps2 disc would show up in Jailbreak mode righrt after the copy of the file and it didnt....meaning it did nothing at all. UNless I am suppose to reboot my system???


      Was I suppose to delete the original xml?...Because it doesnt replace it, it doesnt copy it over at all. The new xml file is 25 in file size and the original is 16

    35. robens
      12-23-2010
      07:56 PM
      35

      you need to get out from normal mode pres select on your ps3 controller when the screen will bee red try then copy dont delete enything just copy over it

    36. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      07:57 PM
      36

      Originally Posted by robens
      you need to get out from normal mode pres select on your ps3 controller when the screen will bee red try then copy
      It still doesn't work.

      Does the same thing....all it does is fade back and forth. It does nothing what so ever. I press O to copy then press start to accept and it does nothing. Just fades back and forth.

    37. robens
      12-23-2010
      08:03 PM
      37

      watch closely the video in link that i gave you you must make flash writable then only copy this xml file

    38. samson
      12-23-2010
      08:05 PM
      38

      Originally Posted by Rax909
      Ya I just tried to replace it with Filezilla FTP and I got a error. SOO I will try Mount_Alejandro and see what happens.


      update---wow tyhat was fast....that program didnt work at all!...it kicked me out after giving me an error saying "Critical error-this is only for 3.41" XD which is funny because I AM on 3.41!!


      wait....File manager? ooo...Ok
      ahem 'no spoof payload', check in jb mode what fw is on your ps3 i bet it says 3.55 even if your on 3.41 , hence why it dont work with spoof payloads.

    39. robens
      12-23-2010
      08:10 PM
      39

      yeah i think thats the case because i dont hav spoof payload i have hermes 4b

    40. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      08:11 PM
      40

      Originally Posted by samson
      ahem 'no spoof payload', check in jb mode what fw is on your ps3 i bet it says 3.55 even if your on 3.41 , hence why it dont work with spoof payloads.
      WTF are you talking about?...I don't have any payloads. I don't have ANY spoofs...I never baught ANYTHING of the that. I never touched my firmware ever. I only have a ps3break usb thing...which is not upgradable. Which I have told everyone on here in the past. Mine is barely touched. I have not hacked or done anything else to my system. All of that lingo is another language to me. All I can do is jailbreak it. I haven't done ANYTHING to the flash obviously. I am not spoofing any other firmware, infact I don't even know how to do that let alone would want to.

      OH and that video...did NOT help me at all. Like I said several posts back...that application he used was useless on mine....it kicks me out back to the XMB.

    41. Pockets69
      12-23-2010
      08:21 PM
      41

      it doesn't work cause you don't have peek and poke ability, since you can't upgrade your jailbreak device, yours must have psgroove installed from factory which has no peek and poke.

    42. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      08:22 PM
      42

      Oh in other word's I'm sh.it out of luck. Thanks....now my day is complete.

    43. Pockets69
      12-23-2010
      08:26 PM
      43

      yeah, you should get a new dongle, those un-upgradable ones really suck.

    44. facanferff
      12-23-2010
      08:28 PM
      44

      Originally Posted by advocatusdiaboli
      Hmm, I wonder if there will also be PS1 support eventually?
      I just asked him for it and by what I understood he is interested in that idea.

    45. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      08:50 PM
      45

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      yeah, you should get a new dongle, those un-upgradable ones really suck.
      Ya I probably will end up getting a new one eventually...because if things are going to continue to come out like this that REQUIRE such things...then obviously I will have no choice. And sooner or later More things will probably force me to get a new one. I just can't afford one right now..unless I can get one for less then 10 dollars without paying for shipping. =/

    46. Pockets69
      12-23-2010
      08:57 PM
      46

      10 dollare is kind of hard, but 15 dollars is possible.

    47. samson
      12-23-2010
      09:02 PM
      47

      sorry i didnt know you had a crappy un-upgradable dongle (it explains a lot) , i recommend a minimus avr (cheapish) and its not let me down yet.

    48. Rax909
      12-23-2010
      09:11 PM
      48

      Originally Posted by samson
      sorry i didnt know you had a crappy un-upgradable dongle (it explains a lot) , i recommend a minimus avr (cheapish) and its not let me down yet.
      That's not anywhere near "cheapish" that's way beyond my price range. Thanks anyway though. -_-

    49. julia1975
      12-23-2010
      09:24 PM
      49

      Yeah, ps3 is still better, compatible with the ps2, there are many new features added

    50. CaelThunderwing
      12-23-2010
      10:04 PM
      50

      i tired every .hack from Infection thru GU Volume 3

      all cause it to kick to the PS2 Disc

    51. KillerBug
      12-23-2010
      11:10 PM
      51

      Neat...more backup capabilities is nice. This means that a 60GB system can now play a wide selection of games from older systems...it is an emulator dream box...or it will be once the emulators work a little better.

    52. Pockets69
      12-24-2010
      12:08 AM
      52

      Its not working (the compatibility).

    53. Rax909
      12-24-2010
      12:12 AM
      53

      I just have to hope they work that xml thing out where I dont have to touch the dev_flash folder. Maybe they will get the ps2 thing figured out to where it will work.

    54. Matt54
      12-24-2010
      03:36 AM
      54

      Originally Posted by XxRaVeNxX
      You shouldn't assume...that the general public has the same knowledge as you.....or follows the emulators, which ones are released and which ones aren't as someone who is reporting the news, you should lay all the cards out on the table
      Why don't you just shut your ****ing hole and change your tampon. He missed mentioning it, He is only human after all. Stop being such an arrogant **** Raven.

    55. Shloink
      12-24-2010
      03:46 AM
      55

      tried the instructions, not sure if i'm doing anything wrong, but each time i go through the steps, it just loads up the original ps2 disc instead of the hdd backup

    56. GregoryRasputin
      12-24-2010
      06:53 AM
      56

      Originally Posted by Rax909
      Ya I probably will end up getting a new one eventually...because if things are going to continue to come out like this that REQUIRE such things...then obviously I will have no choice. And sooner or later More things will probably force me to get a new one. I just can't afford one right now..unless I can get one for less then 10 dollars without paying for shipping. =/
      You can get the E3 dongle for about $15, with shipping and it is more than worth it.

    57. Pockets69
      12-24-2010
      08:52 AM
      57

      Originally Posted by Shloink
      tried the instructions, not sure if i'm doing anything wrong, but each time i go through the steps, it just loads up the original ps2 disc instead of the hdd backup
      I already said it's not working! it loads the inserted games, instead of the backup.

    58. advocatusdiaboli
      12-24-2010
      08:56 AM
      58

      What is this PS2 approach? Is it a port of OPL?
      Or is this a totally new approach?

    59. bevve
      12-24-2010
      09:02 AM
      59

      i got it to show the memory card and the ps2 icon in multimann. but when i load the game and come in to the game logo and then quit i need to restart the ps3 for jailbreak mode. why is that so ? what am i doing wrong! is there away to do a folder like ps2 folder so you can load it like the ps1 games you by from psn store ? is there a way to make the ps3 region free with ps2 games and ps1 ? i wish i was as smart ass you hackers out there! so ****ing nice job mates! really appricate it!

    60. ExEcut!0n
      12-24-2010
      09:54 AM
      60

      I also tried the Experimental PS2 Backup Support and also confirm that it just loads the original game in the drive, as Pockets69 already stated.

      I used JaiCrabs USB Firm loader though, didn't alter my original dev_flash
      (Original PS3 60gig Launch model)

    61. kingherb
      12-24-2010
      06:17 PM
      61

      Ps1 support would be cool too

    62. pepethedon
      12-26-2010
      12:29 AM
      62

      Did anyone actually get this running? ..as apposed to talking nonsense, damn. This scene has been retarded for months now.

    63. Krutan
      12-26-2010
      09:54 AM
      63

      This only work on the first PS3 machines, right? The ones that already have PS2 compability?

    64. GregoryRasputin
      12-26-2010
      10:34 AM
      64

      Originally Posted by Krutan
      This only work on the first PS3 machines, right? The ones that already have PS2 compability?

      If you had read the front page, you would have seen this:

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      As it seems people will misunderstand the purpose of this, i would like to remind people that this is only for BC(Backwards Compatible) PS3 Consoles.

    65. dicka1
      12-26-2010
      03:34 PM
      65

      it works great!!
      with the original JaicraB's USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.3 it didn't worked for me but with the modified from there http://www.*******.com/forums/ps3-ha...st-114600.html everything works great.

    66. XxRaVeNxX
      12-27-2010
      08:13 AM
      66

      Originally Posted by Matt54
      Why don't you just shut your ****ing hole and change your tampon. He missed mentioning it, He is only human after all. Stop being such an arrogant **** Raven.

      Not sure why you feel the need to flame someone, about something that has nothing to do you with, and about something you're wrong about...makes you look like an ass..

      Anyone with an ounce of sense would already know, that it is only for BC consoles >.< Oh and don't tell me how to post
      etc., etc.,

      Seems like his original intention was to leave out that information, so he didn't miss it...and he's even had a few follow up posts asking if this was for the BC PS3, still...

    67. Pockets69
      12-27-2010
      10:17 AM
      67

      Originally Posted by dicka1
      it works great!!
      with the original JaicraB's USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.3 it didn't worked for me but with the modified from there http://www.*******.com/forums/ps3-ha...st-114600.html everything works great.
      no it does not work, he already confirmed not to be working, so why would you make up something like that.

    68. dicka1
      12-27-2010
      01:42 PM
      68

      yes i now.
      i posted this before starting the game.
      everything worked till i started the game.
      sorry for posting before extensive testing