PS4 RetroArch (PS2) for PS4 - Play QuickNES & 2048 on your hacked PS4

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By STLcardsWS on Jan 23, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    The PS4 Homebrew Landscape is in better shape at the start of 2019, as we have seen a number of PS4 Homebrew Releases (Check out our PS4 Homebrew DL's). Along with, one of the most anticipated upcoming homebrew was recently announced and has been in development with RetroArch (PS4). RetroArch (PS2) has also been in development (by @fjtrujy) and this is important to the PS4 as well because of the PS2 Classic emulator that is unlocked on exploited PS4 Console (latest exploited firmware 5.05 currently) as the preview port of RetroArch PS2 can be played on your exploited PS4 as we have been seeing various pkgs of PS2 Homebrew for the PS4 being prepare and one of those persons has been scene friend @Markus95 who first confirmed and has now decided to release prepared pkgs for the PS4. Since the PS2 port is a preview edition there is only 2 libretro cores (aka emulators), those core being QuickNES which is a Nintendo NES / Famicom emulator and then 2048 is a homebrew puzzle game. As the PS2 port matures we could see additional cores trickle down (wink ;)) and as development also on the PS4 port we should see some amazing emulation possibilities on the PS4. Its not a matter of If now but when..... With that said, lets respect all the hard working developers and not pester them, they have shared progress and previews. We can't ask for anymore for something that is being given to us.

    Also note that the RetroArch (PS2) port is playable on PS3 HAN (CFW you have a Native RetroArch PS3 port). Wonder if anyone is going to create some pre-made PS3 HAN packages? (Update - A PS3 HAN pkg for 2048 has been made. link)


    • There is little libretro team published 2 cores (2048 and quickNES) for PS2, they allow to enjoy
      • 2048, a video game type puzzle designed in March 2014 by the Italian independent developer Gabriele Cirulli
      • quickNES, a NES emulator.
      After this publication I had fun testing these 2 cores on PS4 and it turned out that they are both functional thanks to the PS2 emulator PS4.

      We all know that the team Libretro is working right now on RetroArch for PS4, that's why I did not want to publish these 2 cores PS2 adapted for PS4, but after several requests on Twitter and by MP, I decided to finally make public.

      I still specify that these 2cores will be very quickly obsolete (not to say that they are already) between 2048 which has no interest for me and quickNES which is only a PS2 version while an emulator Native NES for PS4 already exists, so I did not see the need to publish these versions PS2, finally if it can please ...

      You will find in the attached archive 3 pkgs:
      • - RetroArch_2048_ (PS2)
      • - RetroArch_NES
      • - Roms_NES_Installer

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      To install the NES Roms, you will have to create the same pkg including your own Roma, so I prepared a Fpkg to decompile with Fake_PKG_Generator (Password: 00000000000000000000000000000000).

      How to create your Fpkg with your roms:

      - Decompile Roms_NES_Installer.pkg with FAKE_PKG_Generator
      - In the folder Image / recover disc01.iso file
      - Open this disc01.iso file with CDGenPS2 v3
      - You will find a ROMS file
      - Place ALL your roms in this folder
      - Then create the iso that you rename well disc01.iso
      - Rebuild the Fpkg with the new disc01.iso file including your own roms with the same password ( 00000000000000000000000000000000). This is very important otherwise you will have a save error and your roms will be erased when launching the emulator ...

      Installation tutorial: (only to be done once (first quote))

      - Once your Fpkg created with your NES roms , install it on your PS4 with the Debug setting like any Fpkg
      - Once installed, launch NES Roms Installer on your PS4.
      - In the menu go to Cdfs: /
      - Then in the ROMS folder
      - Check all your Roma by pressing cross on each of them
      - Once all your selected roms do R1 and "Copy"
      - Go back to the main menu and go to MC0: / or MC1: / then make R1 and "paste"
      - Your roms will be copied in this folder MC0 or MC1
      - Exit the application
      - This is only to be done once ... once your roms copied, no need to do it again ...
      Launch the NES emulator:
      • - Return to the debug setting and only now install the Fpkg RetroArch_NES.pkg
      • - Answer YES to the question
      • - Then launch RetroArch NES (PS2)
      • - Load Content, select MC0 or MC1 then your rom
      • - To play...

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019


Discussion in 'THE FEED (Submit/View News)' started by STLcardsWS, Jan 23, 2019.

    1. STLcardsWS
      Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
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    2. Yugonibblit
      very nice! but not working for me freezes when loading rom installer,have made new pkg with my roms but just freezes. rebuilt iso with instructions by the letter but no go i suck lol!
    3. billykibaki1

      did you ever got
      \sce_sys\param.sfo does not exist error with gengp4
      when rebuilding
    4. Yugonibblit
      no.... i gave up.. no matter what i do nes installer freezes when launching...guess i need to study moore...and hope someone can answer my question when they arent busy..?installer works and loads if i dont add any roms to rom folder but if i put roms in then it just freezes.

      (solved) using cdgenps2 v3
      Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
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    5. Yugonibblit
      well i got it working! plays nice,speed is great also nice job! all i can say is use cdgenps2 to rebuild disc01.iso after you put your roms in the roms folder after extracting nes_installer.then rebuild pkg when you extract it it asks for pass code put 00000000000000000000000000000000 in.
    6. pinky
      I'm interested in trying this, but I'm so lazy anymore, that I'd need a little nudge. ;)

      that's the one thing that is irritating about the ps4, needing to repackage everything after any change.
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    7. pinky
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    8. Yugonibblit
      1-extract rom_nes_installer package with orbis-pub-chk.exe passcode=00000000000000000000000000000000
      2-navigate to folder called image open disc01.iso in powerISO
      3-put your roms in rom folder using poweriso do not close the program
      4-open cdgenps2 v3 now drag all files from poweriso and drop in cdgenps2 v3
      5-save image as iso and rename to disc01.iso
      6-put back disc01.iso that you made with cdgenps2 v3 in roms folder
      7-rebuild folder CUSB00000 with gengp4.exe and generate .GP4 then save .GP4
      8-open .GP4 with orbis-pub-gen.exe and make your new .pkg
      9-install on ps4 navigate to cdfs open rom folder copy your roms
      10- paste roms in mc01 or mc02 exit out of nes_installer
      11-install RetroArch_NES.pkg click yes when prompted and install it
      12- load RetroArch_NES.pkg got to mc01 or mc02 wich ever you picked and load your rom and enjoy.
    9. billykibaki1
      yeah still get the same thing error
    10. kozarovv
      Do you have param.sfo file? Maybe it is extracted into SC0 partition.
    11. billykibaki1
      yeah its there but still get error
      when rebuilding folder CUSB00000 with gengp4.exe
    12. kozarovv
      Post path to that file on your pc.
    13. billykibaki1

      Attached Files:

    14. kozarovv
      Copy sce_sys folder from Sc0 to root of CUSB00000 folder. Actually you can later remove Sc0 at all, but not delete it just in case. Just move outside of project files.
    15. billykibaki1
      still the same
      do you have screen shots to show ?
    16. Yugonibblit
      did you use this first...> orbis-pub-chk.exe< to extract? the package and enter passcode? the button says add image but you can extract pkg to the right typ of folder.
    17. Yugonibblit
      try ps4 pkg viewer it extracts to the right folder structure virus program will go off just ignore and except it in allowed programs or diable virus software when you extract it. no virus just a false reaction there should be a folder named.... Rom_NES_Installer open the folder and you will see another folder named.... CUSB00000 use this folder to generate your pkg.

      Attached Files:

      Last edited: Jan 28, 2019
    18. billykibaki1
      still the same thing with gengp4 error
    19. Yugonibblit
      are they errors or warnings? iyou also cant put more tham 8 mb of roms in disc01.iso image

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