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PS3 HAN [Research]-[PS2]-Zazenora's Compatibility Log

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    PS2 Compatibility Log
    Started on: 9/24/2018
    Introduction
    I am using this thread to document certain PS2 games that I am testing using Ps3Xploit HAN - PS2 Classics.
    I own several games in which I've been unable to find any information on via
    [DevWiki]-PS2 Classics Compatibility List
    The information I'm sharing and have collected is thanks to
    PSX-Place community as well as the DevWiki.

    • [Updated 9/24/2018]
      There are several sections in this thread. If you're interested, check the list of PS2 games I have tested as well as a list of games I have in queue. I will provide a brief description of my experiences with these games, noting problems I encounter, as well as offer
      probable fixes should they exist.

    • [Updated 12/7/2018]
      [PS2 Title] | [Description.] | [Status]
      *A game's Status is represented in the following colors:
      Gray = Not yet tested. See PS2 Classics Compatibility List if information is available.
      Green = Runs (at/near) perfect or equivalent to the Official PS2 Classics title.
      Blue = Minor slowdowns or graphical issues.
      Orange = Slowdowns or graphical issues, may affect gameplay.
      Red = Major graphical or critical issues, making gameplay difficult or impossible.
      Star Ocean: Till the
      End of Time (USA)
      For best performance, use the CONFIG file provided.
      After starting the game, turn off Smoothing in the settings to further increase the frame rate. Slowdowns that occur are usually minor, and doesn't affect gameplay.
      (See CONFIGS tab for file.)​
      Playable
      Wild Arms 3 (USA)I am still early in the game, but have very rarely seen any visual problems.
      When I did, it was only small frame shifting for several seconds during cut-scenes.(Does not hinder the viewer's experience.) Both on the map & during battle run smooth. Didn't use any certain CONFIG file. Could not find one for this game: SCUS-97203
      Playable
      Radiata Stories (USA)Minor slowdowns frequently on the map & during battle.
      (Used an older version of PS2Classics_GUI to convert this game. I will retry this title using a custom CONFIG file and provide an update soon.)​
      Playable
      Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter (USA) Still fairly early in the game, but haven't noticed any problems. Playable
      Grandia III (USA) Has a PSN port, runs great.Playable
      Kingdom Hearts (USA)Runs great.Playable
      Kingdom Hearts II (USA)
      Kingdom Hearts II - Final Mix (JPN)
      In order to get past the "Hostile Program" boss, a special CONFIG file is required to get beyond the frozen health glitch.
      (See CONFIGS tab for file.)​
      Playable

      Currently in queue:
      Grandia II
      Grandia Xtreme

      Wild Arms 4
      Wild Arms 5


    • [Updated 12/7/2018]
      Here, you can find custom CONFIG files for specific games.
      In order to use these files, you
      MUST BE USING PS2Classics_GUI V2.1 OR LATER!

      Example
      [PS2 Title]
      [CONFIG]
      [Notes]

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      Star Ocean - Till the End of Time (USA)
      [STAROCEAN3_V2.SLUS_204.88 .config]
      Using the provided CONFIG file, turn of Smoothing in the settings after the game loads.
      This setting must be turned off each time the game is loaded.
      In combination, frame rates will be greatly increased, however there are still certain instances
      when the game may slow down such as during cut-scenes or on certain areas of a map.
      Battle seems to be less affected, and can be played without issue.

      Kingdom Hearts II (USA)
      [KH2_universal.CONFIG]
      This CONFIG file addresses the HOSTILE PROGRAM glitch in the Space Paranoids world,
      in which the boss' health freezes at a certain point and prevents the player from progressing
      through the rest of the game.
      This file is specifically for the original version of Kingdom Hearts II.
      See Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix for the specific CONFIG file for that version.

      Kingdom Hearts II - Final Mix (JPN)
      [SLPM_666.75.CONFIG]
      This CONFIG file addresses the HOSTILE PROGRAM glitch in the Space Paranoids world,
      in which the boss' health freezes at a certain point and prevents the player from progressing
      through the rest of the game.
      This file is specifically for the Final Mix version of Kingdom Hearts II (JPN).

      ------------------------------------------

      If you have found any CONFIG files for titles that I have listed in PS2 Classics or have any other custom config files that you would like to share, feel free to contact me either by a reply or PM. I would like to create a central place where these files can be found & shared for convenience.​



    • As I come across CONFIG files & test games, I will try to update this thread when possible. Eventually I may even expand the scope of other console generations. I am also learning how to edit CONFIG files in the hopes of creating better performance in certain titles.
      If any of the information that I have provided is of any particular use, please feel free to use it!​

     
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    You can do this by config, no need to go to menu every time. I attached new config, try when you can.

    Game have minor text issue because of bad string in one of files. It will display some mess instead of your name, iirc. Issue is also on real ps2. I will post config for that later. Not sure that other issues exist.

    Custom config have included turn off smoothing command, which is highly recommended for that game.
     

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    I'll try out that Config for Star Ocean today and replace the one I uploaded. I am also aware of the Wild Arms 3 problem you mentioned.
    I'll keep that in mind about changing the Smoothing setting via the Config file as well.
    Thanks for all the help & information! Should you share a Wild Arms 3 config, I'll be willing to test it as well. I wasn't able to find any CONFIG for it in the PS2Classics_GUI config folders.
    I haven't checked Radiata Stories since I figured out Star Ocean's performance, it makes sense that it would work on both titles considering these 2 games are (engine-wise) very similar.
    I'll update my information as I go through them today.
     
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    Remember when you find a new working config you can ask @Zar (here in the forum) to upload the config to managunz github https://github.com/Zarh/ManaGunZ/tree/master/pkgfiles/USRDIR/sys/CONFIG/CUSTOM
    All the configs of this link are made by the community, and by now is like the centralized place where are collected

    Managunz is a backup manager for CFW, but the other programs like the PS2 classics gui uses the configs from managunz github
    I guess eventually this will become a mess and every app will have a different selection of configs... but by now i think we are not at that point yet
    In psdevwiki are stored all this custom configs too (for the record and for historical purposes because it was needed to study them one by one to reach the point we are now)
    Lets say... we (the community) have a very small mess with all this colections of custom configs, but by now is partially under controll XD
     
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    Nice! I've read a little about ManaGunZ, I wasn't aware of the repo & devwiki collection. The config files I've obtained separate from what comes in the PS2Classics_GUI set were found around the PSX-Place forum and 2 other communities.
    I'll add links of the collections to the Configs section for others to find, and I'm getting ready to check them out as well.
    Thanks for the information, I'll gladly inform @Zar should I come across any working better than what's on record.
    I haven't checked for the ones I've found so far, it's possible they're already in those collections.

    I welcome all this information, I'm trying to be as accurate as I can while learning at the same time.
     
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    For anyone that's interested in this thread:
    I haven't been able to get much done with this or my other projects this past month or so, due to starting a new job that's got me working VERY early hours, as well as life.
    I am still working on it, albeit slowly however.
    I thank everyone that's contributed information and contacted me about various CONFIG files.
     
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    Newbie here, quick question: How does one use config files? Is it during conversion?
    Thanks in advance
     
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    For HAN you need to package the PS2 games in the official "PS2 classics" format, this allows to include a config for the game inside the PKG, and it needs to be a config in encrypted format
    The config is passed to the emulator when you boot the game

    The diferences with CFW is the config is in decrypted format, and cobra passes it to the emulator
     
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    This thread is a good idea, not everything is specified in the compatibility list, for example they mention Forbidden Siren 2 has a custom config that fixes spiky poligons, but if you use the ps2 internal upscaler there are huge black bars on the top and bottom. These are normally present because the developers didn't take advantage of the larger resolution of old pal tvs, but they're not this huge. Turning the upscaler off solves the issue, but it's a shame since you're stuck with 576p. If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know, my ps2 struggles with dvd9 games and my only option is a han modded ps3
    Edit: i tried with the 60hz version of yakuza 2, it also displays black bars on top and bottom, maybe it's an issue with the emulator itself? I rarely play ps2 games on ps3 so i can't remember how official ps2 classics displayed. Setting it to 480p/576p fixes it so it's not that big of a deal
     
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    You can think of these config files as a way to change the emulator's various settings, as you would have to do on a playstation emulator on the PC, except we don't have a pretty GUI as PC emulators do. There is also still a lot of unknowns about these files, so the more people that participate in learning how to edit and test new config files, the better compatibility we'll have for more games.
    I'm limited mainly to a bunch of RPG's lol, but should you or anyone else happen to come across a custom config file that improves compatibility better than what is already established right now, I highly encourage you to share them.

    I've also updated this thread to add the Kingdom Hearts II & Kingdom Hearts II - Final Mix CONFIG files required for getting past the HOSTILE PROGRAM glitch.
     
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    I don't know if you're interested in adding a PS1 section, but I'm also going to be trying quite a few games for PS1/PS2 on HAN.

    Here's what I've got so far:

    MegaMan Legends - PS1: Works great, haven't seen any visual stutters or bugs, no framerate slowdowns, all cutscenes and bosses seem to work with zero issues.

    To be tested:

    True Crime: Streets of LA - PS2
    Army Men: Sarge's Heroes - PS1
    Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 - PS2

    EDIT: Might as well add my PSP finds in here too.

    Gladiator Begins - PSP: Black screen on start up, system locks up when you try to quit game.
     
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    There's already compatibility lists for each: PSX, PS2, PSP, & cfw2ofw PS3 games (disc games converted to digital .PKG files).
    The purpose of this thread is to share PS2 CONFIG files that will help certain games run better on the PS3's PS2 software emulators.

    PSX Compatibility List
    PS2 Compatibility List
    PSP Compatibility List
    PS3 CFW2OFW Compatibility List

    These links may help you before you decide to try a specific game.
    If you happen to come across an editted CONFIG file somewhere around the internet that happens to improve performance of a PS2 game, I'd be more than glad to share it. The ones I currently have on this list were just a few that I've personally had issues with and found CONFIG files for, as well as a couple others help.

    You can also find some threads around here that go into detail on editting these CONFIG files using a Hex editor to help search for better working ones for PS2 games as well. I highly encourage anyone willing to do so to help out. The biggest problem with these files is that a lot of the settings still contain a lot of unknowns, and require more research themselves.

    I appreciate your help still yet, I need to edit my thread a little bit to better reflect what it's turned into. Thanks!
     
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    I get you, unfortunately a lot of the lists only cover a very small portion of games and seem to have been tested using mostly ISO's on COBRA using CFW and not HAN which is what I use, there needs to be an updated list for HAN on these forums for sure.

    EDIT: Also, I just got into this whole HAN thing 2 days ago, so I'm fairly new to it all, PSP games seem to be the most fickle to get to work and lots of them may work if you edit the MINIS2 setting within PSP2PS3 conversion tool, but I'm not advanced enough with this stuff to know what to do with all of that yet.
     
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    I'm limited to just using HAN myself right now.
    I don't know all that much about the technical details, but I'm not sure as to how different these games would perform whether on HAN or CFW. From what I've gathered, they all run on the built-in emulators. (Whether there are edits to them I couldn't guess either.)
    I've installed a couple PSP titles that seem to run okay. The Star Ocean games run great, but I've noticed a small bug in the battle system that makes the characters sometimes float away lol
    Crisis Core & Tales of Eternia (Destiny II) run great as well from what I've played of them.
    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is the most disappointing one for me, it requires installed data, and only a black screen shows when loaded.
    If you manage to make any progress in this area I'll definitely be interested in it. I've always thought that if we had something comparable to these config files for the PSP it could possibly improve compatibility tremendously.

    You're welcome to throw what information you find in here if you like, if there's enough of it I definitely wouldn't mind changing this thread up a bit to support all generations.
     
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    Well I think Gladiator Begins for PSP just doesn't want to work, regardless of what I've tried as soon as it tried to boot what would be the UMD (PSP disc) it black screens, have tried Castlevania Dracula Chronicles, works with only minor slowdowns during the loading screen of each chapter, also got every PS1/PS2 game I've tried so far to work, Gladiator Begins may just be a one off for now.
     
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    Not long ago. Tested crash bandicoot the wrath of cortex. And had problems with the version I had. So I edited the description on PS2 compatibility list on psdevwiki.
    But someone deleted my edit for some reason.. And I forgot what the version number of the game I had. Cause I tested mine and my cousin versions..

    We well try to test them again. But I will report here :)

    تم الإرسال من Xperia Z2 باستخدام Tapatalk
     
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    There is no difference on PS1, and PS2 games. Only PSP games will have different compatibility between cobra, and han. Blame cobra for forcing patches that can be done by config.
     
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    Find out what the title ID's and countries that your specific versions have and I'll add them to this list if you want.
    Also if you're using a custom config file for any game you test, make sure to list it as well. If not I'll just assume that
    the normal settings were used during conversion.


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    I wasn't even aware of this about the PSP titles, I'd be in favor of using configs on PSP games as well if there is a way to do so.

    I checked around a bit and found THIS thread by kozarovv about using decrypted mini2 configs(for Cobra).
    Not sure how useful this would be for HAN users, but if we had something like this, or the ability to use configs in a similar way as PS2 games, I'd be in favor of it.
     
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    HAN users should eventually edit MINIS2 file (there is a button in PSP2PS3 for that). This will result the same.
     
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    Yes, you can edit the MINIS2 file using PSP2PS3, but unless you know what you're doing there's not much to guide you, it gives you 4 lines of code that don't mean much unless you know what to look for, of course you can edit in your own code but once again unless you know what you're doing you won't be changing anything at all.

    Also, Zazenora, all PS1/PS2 games I've tried so far as well as every other PSP game I've tried so far works, so the majority of PSP games should work to some extent.

    These are the games I've tried and work:

    EDIT: Some of the GameID's I got from another site where I've downloaded pre-compiled .pkgs of PS1/PS2/PSP games, I obviously won't link it here but I'm hoping the GameID's from the site are correct.

    PS1:
    Megaman Legends (USA) - SLUS00603
    Army Men: Sarge's Heroes (USA) - SLUS00914
    Diablo 1 (USA) - SLUS00619
    Command and Conquer: Red Alert Retaliation (USA) - NPUJ00665
    Final Fantasy VIII (USA) - NPUJ00892
    Resident Evil: Directors Cut (USA) - NPUJ00747
    Resident Evil 2: Directors Cut (USA) - NPUJ00748
    Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (USA) - NPUJ00923
    Silent Hill (USA) - NPUJ00707
    Metal Slug X (USA) - NPUJ01212

    PS2:

    True Crime: Streets of LA (USA) - Game ID ????? - This one locks up when you try to exit to XMB through the PS menu, PS3 will reboot to XMB after a few seconds, only problem I've found with it so far, haven't touched any config files as of yet.

    Harvest Moon - A Wonderful Life (USA) - NPUD21171

    PSP:

    Castlevania - Dracula Chronicles

    Yet to test:

    PSP - Metal Slug XX

    Hope this helps, PM me if you want the site with the pre-compiled .pkgs of the PS1/PS2/PS3/PSP games and I'll PM it to you, I'm guessing they wouldn't want it posted on the site.

    EDIT:

    Also, Zazenora..

    Could you post a link or write a small tutorial on how you make your own config files or where you find yours? I saw the small collection of them that included the NET/GX/SOFT/CUSTOM configs for many games but I've recently installed Scarface - The World is Yours (USA) for PS2 and it has serious FPS loss issues to the point where the game is unplayable 99% of the time, I was wondering if maybe you knew the fix to this or could provide me a way to try to find it myself (via config files)
     
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