PS3 [PS2 Emu on PS3] - Unlock Config Mode & Debug Info Mode Menus

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By STLcardsWS on May 21, 2017 at 10:36 AM
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    @3141card stops by the forums today to show off one of his recent discoveries for the PS3. Following some of the progressions that PS2 Config Tool and the PS2 advancements in ManaGunz by Zar have brought of recent. Developer 3141card (Same dev who gave us the first VSH menu POC on the PS3) unlocks some new menus, when using the ps2netemu (PS2 Emulator) . Now access configuration settings & debug information that can be obtained by pressing a simple button combo , that was until now unknown. When you are in the ps2netemu menu. you are able to perform the button combo outlined by the dev's discovery, which then unlocks and gives access two new menus & options as seen in the video / screenshot provided,.. The PS3 has other hidden menu as well (unreleated to this release), that you can view @ also..

    How useful are these options and information? (UPDATE See comment #2 below from 3141card) A bit unknown at this time, but no doubt a good discovered for the PS2 Emulator that resides in the PS3 Firmware. Stay tuned as more details arise from this recent discovery of these menu and new options that i am sure many enthusiasts will be checking out.


    • Unlock Configuration Mode and Debug Information Mode

      Video provided by @PixelButts

      Note: Access the ps2netemu menu by pressing :psbutton: and press the key combo (all at the same time) for a few seconds:
      :but l1: + :but r1:+ :but square: + :dir left:
      then press :but start: for two new options in netemu: Debug Information and Configuration.​

    Last edited: May 21, 2017


Discussion in 'PS3 News' started by STLcardsWS, May 21, 2017.

    1. STLcardsWS
    2. 3141card
      Thx @STLcardsWS

      It is a accidental finding by RE the menu framework of the ps2_netemu. I seach now which value consistent with which setting into menu. All I can say, it is active code. I am furthermore more interested in RE the menu to manipulate it for nice things like showing the temps, a formated notification message triggert by a button combo, and other things, but this CONFIG stuff is interessting too.
    3. Zar
      these options create a new CONFIG file ?

      btw, if you have a idea to play backup from external device, it would be amazing :p
    4. kozarovv
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      I doubt, is more like "real-time" selectors, changes are applied immediately. I think..
      Edit2: I missed "save to file"..
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    5. atreyu187
      So what does it do? Actually improve anythi8g? Gonna test when I am home but hven't seen any info as to helping with games and so forth. I don't have CFW on my slim as I am still running @Joonie espresso MFW for 4.81 and my normal "daily" PS3 is a full BC B-01 so everything (that I own) works like a charm.
    6. Derf Jagged
      Derf Jagged
      If someone is looking for a nearly-working game to test these settings on, Battlefront 1 and 2 both only have a freezing issue caused by something loading in.
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    7. atreyu187

      Thanks I own both, might have to install a normal CFW on my slim to see what's what. I know I got BFII working using a config file awhile back.
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    8. sandungas
      Cool, new easter egg found, and it seems it has some candies inside, hmmmm
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    9. Derf Jagged
      Derf Jagged
      From my testing, both worked completely fine except for freezing caused by certain things such as a Speeder flying by, the flag being dropped, spawning or walking in a certain area, etc.
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    10. disyoko
      I tried a couple of games to see what is this about without any particular conclusion

      Dark Cloud - It works fine, just looking for what changes.
      LH2 improvement: no visible changes.
      Force flip field: no visible changes
      VSYNC delay in aggressive mode makes it slower.
      XOR CSR: makes it blurry.

      Dead or Alive 2 - Just black screen as always. Need to try the managunz fix
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    11. notmeabug
      Crash Twinsanity freeze fix? Please guys! :)
    12. disyoko
      I've tried a few more games

      Dragon Quest VIII

      L2H improvement. No difference
      Force Flip Field. No difference
      VSYNC DELAY. There are lots of values, it deals with speed and framerate.

      XOR CSR It's for full screen line corruption. Enable or disable there's no difference.

      Tekken 5 [progressive mode ]

      Pretty much the same.
      The deal here is with VSYNC DELAY because you can slightly slowdown the speed getting more fluid movements.

      The option press start: save to file does nothing.

      On each game you can see the version of the game and "config file revision "which means config files are required to fix mayor glitches and this menu seems to be a last fine tunning thing. That's my bet.
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    13. 3141card
      I think too. Thx for you tests. :)
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    14. atreyu187
      I have to install a new CFW as the PS2 options screen doesn't display anything. It is from the custom RCO in @Alexander CFW that was done my @mizio90 but the weird thing is that it only happens to the PS2 menu when the PS button is held. PS1is unaffected by the XMB mod. But I really want to try this out as well. I have so many PS2 games. I didn't sleep last night so I stayed up and installed CFW on my slim.
    15. mysis
      Maybe different IPU settings have impact on fps framerate like on need for speed underground or the sound issue on Final Fantasy XII.

      There is a simple function for notifications :)
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    16. STLcardsWS
      @mysis @3141card I wonder if the psp emu has some type of hidden menu as well?
    17. Derf Jagged
      Derf Jagged
      PSP (at least the one built in Rebug) doesn't have a special menu, just in game XMB. I tried a ton of combos for PSX one though, no findings. It does seem to be the special combo for multiple places on PS3 though since it's the same one for "more information" according to the devwiki.
    18. STLcardsWS
      There is various PSP methods, been awhile since i played PSP on the PS3 and been a very long time for some of the methods. There was Cobra's PSP then is the Remaster, Mini modes. I believe some do have menu's but i could be mistaken. I usually just use the Cobra Method myself for the few titles i have.
    19. atreyu187
      The PSP emulator has the definitions built in so you can manually edit. @3141card was working on a debuger a while back. I hope something comes of this.

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