Well, this time it didn't took long since the last Progress Report. And since the last month showed us that more and more PS3 Game Titles getting supported for this Emulator (which is very good as well), this month the Great Team behind RPCS3 anoounces in their newest Progress Report for June 2018, that they gained the ability to run PS1 Classics via RPCS3! Yes you read it right, PlayStation 1 Game Titles running via RPCS3. Althought that they already previewed this achievement a few weeks before and the fact that only those named "PS1 Classics" from the PlayStation Store will be able to run on RPCS3 due to software limitations from the original PS1 Emulator on PS3, it is still great to see what's actually possible throught Emulation by "Emulating a PS1 Game on a emulated PS3". Now after you read this last sentence, imagine the Inception Horn is ringing in your mind.
Progress Report: June 2018
Over the course of June RPCS3 saw a great deal of improvements to rendering and compatibility. By rewriting RPCS3's MSAA implementation kd-11 managed to fix outstanding issues with games which suffered from scaling issues or displayed garbage.
This month RPCS3 gained the ability to run PS1 Classic titles!
The PlayStation 3 has various types of software and hardware emulators for the most of Sony’s previous generation consoles. For the PS1, 3 software emulators were present within the firmware, namely ps1_emu (runs PS1 discs), ps1_netemu (runs PS1 classics available on the PS Store in .pkg format) and ps1_newemu (supposedly an enhanced version of ps1_netemu). However, similar to VSH, these emulators call sys_storage directly instead of using the file access library. Since RPCS3 currently has no implementation of sys_storage, support for these emulators wasn’t possible.
However, while researching VSH functionality for RPCS3, clienthax discovered that ps1_newemu did not require sys_storage implementation which allowed PS1 classics to boot when the firmware libraries loading was set to ‘none’. However, games would still crash shortly after booting as they called on an unimplemented function, sys_io_3733EA3C, to get input data. Further debugging revealed this function to be cellPadGetDataExtra with a few additional checks. Simply returning the same function fixed the crash and allowed the PS1 Classic titles to progress ingame!
Soon after clienthax’s PR was merged into master, Nekotekina made various improvements surrounding PS1 emulation such as allowing these titles to boot from the recents list, fix PPU and SPU cache from generating multiple times when ps1_newemu only requires it to be done once and allow custom per-game settings for these titles.
Thanks to above contributions, RPCS3 gained the ability to run PS1 Classic titles! While RPCS3 only supports PSN versions of them, most (if not all) are playable and run well.
Full Progress Report: rpcs3.net/blog/
Additional details about RPCS3: https://rpcs3.net/
PS3 RPCS3 (PS3 Emulator) - June 2018 Progress Report - Runs PS1 Classics !!!
By Roxanne on Jul 21, 2018 at 12:48 PM
HAN Toolbox v0.7 - Now Supporting 4.84 (HFW - Hybrid Firmware)The popular XMB MOD that brings alot of new functionality to the XMB for PS3Xploit HAN user's has been updated to version v0.7 by @ShaolinAssassin who has been building upon @DeViL303 & @pink1 creation. With the recent release of HFW (Hybrid Firmware) that has brought PS3Xploit Hacks (like HAN) to 4.84 OFW, it was time for a new update to HAN Toolbox to support the new hybrid firmware with the release of v7.0.
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(UPDATE) IRISMAN 4.84.2 - Now Supports CFW 3.41 - 4.84 on CEX/DEX/ DEHUpdate (March -24-2019) to v4.84.2 by Aldostools
Expanding Firmware Support + Includes the updated MAMBA
( here is the link for MAMBA/PRX Loader standalone that has also been updated by Aldostools)
Following the update to webMAN MOD that provided support for 4.84 (CEX) Custom Firmware developer @aldostools was also directing another update for one of his other popular projects for the PS3, the backup manager known as IRISMAN. Like webMAN MOD is a fork to webMAN (by deank), IRISMAN is a fork of Iris Manager (by Estwald) that builds on a great foundation but offer a lot functionality and support not found in the original project. Like so many backup managers they serve as the All-in-One utilities for the jailbroken console.,The PS3 has no shortage of solutions, but in my mind there is a 3 headed monsters that leads the pack when it comes to a manager's choice. MultiMAN / IRISMAN / ManaGunZ are 3 very useful and feature rich managers and all are quite unique from each others and while there is some similarities in some features they provide, plenty of exclusive features are contained in their arsenals. You really can not go wrong with any of those three choices and no harm in trying all of them to see what suite you best,
In IRISMAN you will find a very functional file manager along with FTP support for transferring your files from the PC to the PS3 , MAMBA loader is also incorporated and with this feature it gives your Standard CEX CFW many COBRA CFW like features by injecting the MAMBA payload into your CFW, With this homebrew you can even enjoy other multimedia features like launching Retro Roms for RetroArch along with many other great features that can be found in this popular choice on the PS3 (CFW required),Continue reading
webMAN MOD v1.47.14 - New Script Commands /Disable PS3 Beeps /boot_plugins_nocobra.txt Support /....
Since the release of webMAN MOD v1.47.12 developer @aldostools has progressed the plugin with 2 additional updates, providing additional support and features for the plugin, New options to execute script commands at any time,. The developer note's that it now possible to execute multiple web commands using this new feature. Also support for /boot_plugins_nocobra.txt (on 4.84 Starbuged CFW). A variety of other inclusions have also been added to get the full low down on the updates on this plugin checkout the changelogs included below from developer @aldostoolsContinue reading
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