[Released] PS2 Classics Manager v1.01 (CFW 4.XX)(BETA)

by ps3iso on April 6, 2013

[Release] PS2 Classics Manager v1.01 (CFW 4.XX)(BETA)

NOTE: This release is still a BETA / TEST build, it is fully functional from what I have tested, but until more people test it I cannot declare it final.

NOTE 2: THIS THREAD WILL GET UPDATED LATER WITH MORE INFO IF NEEDED, AT THIS TIME I HOPE I’VE COVERED THE MOST IMPORTANT AREAS, PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS.

:: Thanks to (In no specific order):

@flatz , @IngPereira , @LoOzers, @aldostools , @baargle , fail0verfl0w, @Graf _chokolo, and everybody else involved in the ps2classic dev stuff.

:: Special Thanks:

@bubba (for all the lovely HQ covers), @gingerbread (for your support and recommendations), @opium2k (for the great alternative themes),@harryoke (for Beta Testing and support)

And thanks to everybody else who has showed me their support and appreciation to this free, open and humble project.

:: What is PS2CM ?

PS2CM is a new application I made with its core based on my previous homebrews (FB Alpha RL / gamePKG). I didn’t change much on the UI, so that is why it seems so similar. At the current state, PS2CM will help users manage their PS2 games collection and convert them easily to PS2 Classics encrypted format.

:: Main Features (Quick List)

- Set PS2 converted games active in PS2 Classics Placeholder
Encrypt valid PS2 ISO(s) / BIN(s) as PS2 Classics and automatically patch LIMG segment (no need for anything else, just the ISO / BIN)
Import External PS2 games (ISO / BIN / ENC). Split games supported (.ISO.66600 / .BIN.66600 / .ENC.66600)
Game List with display of Cover imagesInformation boxTitle IDTitle acquired from a text DB and more.
Memory Cards manager to easily switch between your collection of VME, and assign them as SLOT 1 or SLOT 2.
Automatic export / decryption of the active Memory Cards to XMB->Memory Card Utility as VM2.
- …more at the change log.

:: Change Log for PS2CM v1.01 (April 6, 2013)

Note: The Content ID check for ISO.BIN.ENC files was not implemented as indicated in this change log, but will come in future builds.

Click here to see full text

:: DOWNLOADS

- Source Code (don’t expect it to be pretty xD)

[ANONFILES] [SRC]_PS2_CLASSIC_MANAGER_1.01_[20130406]_CEX4XX_BETA.rar [10.9 MB]

- Application

[ANONFILES] PS2_CLASSIC_MANAGER_1.01_[20130406]_CEX4XX_BETA.rar [23.8 MB]

:: Setting up PS2 Classics Manager v1.01

- CLEAN UP

Before you install this release of PS2 Classics Manager, make a backup of any Memory Card data, Covers or anything you stored in PS2 Classics Placeholder directory or PS2 Classics Manager directory.

- INSTALL

After doing that, you should remove / uninstall them from XMB both, just to make sure, and install PS2CM v1.01 and PS2 Classics Placeholder R3.

- MEMORY CARDS

For the Automatic Export / Decryption of the active Memory Cards feature, you must navigate on the XMB to “Memory Card Utility” and create 2 Memory Cards called “MC1” and “MC2“, without quotes.

Every time you run PS2CM memory cards should automatically be copied as backup to “/dev_hdd0/PS2VME_BKP” for security reasons. And they will be automatically exported / decrypted as mentioned earlier.

To access data on the decrypted Memory Cards you just have to navigate to XMB -> Memory Card Utility, select MC1 or MC2 and change its icon to make the PS3 refresh the contents.

- DIRECTORIES

PS2 ISO / BIN: 
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/GAME_NAME.ISO
/dev_usb00x/PS2ISO/GAME_NAME.ISO

PS2 Classics ENC: 
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/[GAME_ID] GAME_TITLE/ISO.BIN.ENC

Covers: 
/dev_hdd0/game/PS2L00123/USRDIR/covers

Images should be PNG and have one of these formats:
SLUS_203.12.PNG
SLUS-20312.PNG
SLUS_203.12_COV.PNG

Memory Cards:
/dev_hdd0/game/PS2L00123/USRDIR/SAVEDATA/SCEVMC0.VME
/dev_hdd0/game/PS2L00123/USRDIR/SAVEDATA/SCEVMC1.VME
/dev_hdd0/game/PS2L00123/USRDIR/SAVEDATA/ANY_NAME_YOU_LIKE.VME
/dev_hdd0/game/PS2L00123/USRDIR/SAVEDATA/…

Custom PIC0.PNG / PIC1.PNG for converted / encrypted games:
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/[GAME_ID] GAME_TITLE/PIC0.PNG
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/[GAME_ID] GAME_TITLE/PIC1.PNG

:: COVERS / THEMES / COMPATIBILITY LIST / ETC

- HQ COVERS

Thanks to @bubba for uploading them  , I will create mirrors later or some kind of gallery.

NTSC / U

Click here to see full text

- THEMES

Thanks to @opium2k for the amazing themes he is making for PS2CM, I love them and hope to see more coming! 

http://condorstrike.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=72

- COMPATIBILITY LIST

Thanks to @szczuru and @gingerbread , and users involved in this PS2 Classics compatibility list 

http://tinyurl.com/PS2toPS3list
http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=53727

- REFERENCE THREADS

PS2 classics algorithm
www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=53444

[BETA] PS2 CLASSICS MANAGER v1.00 [20130324] [CEX 340-4XX]
http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=53861

[Guide] Convert any PS2 ISO to PS2 Classic
http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=53694

[Guide] Obtain, unpack, decrypt, encrypt and repackage a PS2 Classic
http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=53628

:: F.A.Q – Frequently Asked Questions

…Coming Soon

PS: Sorry if I don’t post any more details at this release moment, but its 4:00 AM and I havent sleep yet so I’m like a Zombie right now LOL! xD

SeeYa!

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