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PlayStation 2 Software Emulator Hack Available for Jailbroken PS3s

by Lambert Varias

The first four models of the PS3 were backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 games. For reasons unknown, but most likely not related to its customer’s best interests, Sony later removed this feature. Now, the inevitable has occurred: tinkerers have brought the feature back via a software hack.

sony playstation 2While there have been gray market USB dongles that gave jailbroken PS3s this ability, this hack only requires software. This method supposedly works with all models of the PS3 (although it hasn’t been tested with all PS2 games), the sources below did mention that it requires users to replace some of the console’s system files.

Seems to me that this hack implies two things: a) this could very well ruin your console, and b) it would be easy for Sony to bring backwards compatibility back. It would also be nice if everyone had pet unicorns, but we don’t. So that’s that.

[via PS3 Developer Wiki via PSX Scene via QuickJump]

Image by Evan Amos via Wikipedia




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Comments (4):

  1. giendeirnflasoneuvn says:

    it’s a shit hack, not even a hack really. it only works for a couple games. seriously any game you run with this will only glitch up if it boots at all.

  2. evilspoons says:

    Yeah, the original PS3 had part of the PS2’s hardware on its mainboard. This is just software emulation.

    • Technabob says:

      I have one of the original PS3s with the hardware emulator, but never bothered to check if it was disabled by Sony’s firmware upgrades. Do you know if it still works?

  3. Socom1 online player says:

    Just buy a ps2 their 30 bucks.

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