http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News-109880.aspxHackers find a way to run PS3 retail games through a HDD
PS3News have been successful with running PS3 Retail game back-ups on a PS3 Test from both Internal and USB HDD (along with DVD). Unlike PS2 and PS1 development systems, a PS3 Test won't play a 1:1 copy/scene release.
It only plays development copies, so the executables (EBOOT.BIN) had to be decrypted and rebuilt for them to load. However, as mentioned previously, the executables also had to be patched to eliminate some disc checks.
VERY cool being able to run PS3 Retail Games via HDD though, and now PS3News can tinker with game data to find a potential flaw in how a game handles included files!
do you want to risk bricking your system?
We the people...
Uhm, it's the test PS3, which means that it's the model sent to developers for testing purposes(duh). It's meant to be able to play games from the HDD, the only news here is that someone in the hackin g community got a hold of one.
This won't mean anything to us before they find a flaw, or find a way to copy the contents of the flash to a normal PS3.
woot...keeping the hacking coming....keep it coming.....
And im sure just like the PSP was so brickable when this first started, if this goes well im sure someone will create more and more stuff blah blach, an unbricker blah blach, Pandora's HDD, Blu-ray, CD, DVD, flash drive, electricity, etc....lol, Pandora's Electricity
So um, like some 'hackers' were able to play test-game with a test-unit? Which was what developers were suppose to be able to do anyway? It's the same as someone stealing a debug unit to play a debug game. There's suppose to be a show of impressive hacking skills?
Insert extremem fanboy quote here.
No hacking, it fucks up the community. Screw hacking PS3's. I hope Sony freaks and locks this crap down, Just by games used if you can't buy them new. Cheap skates....
Homebrew has great potential on PS3, just look at what we've squeezed out of the PSP.
Personally, I'm not at all interested in ISOs. On PSP, the only ISO I've ever played is the demo of GoW, because it was never released outside of the US.
The team behind No Gravity makes a lot of great games, and the only thing holding the community back from doing more than it is is the lack of horsepower.
Another great accomplishment is making the PSP OS open-source. The CFW is totally customizable via plugins, and even replacements for the XMB, something Sony should encourage themselves.
So, you suppose we wait for Sony to magically change their attitude, allow read/write access to flash1, preferably flash0, and enable the PS3 to run unsigned content?Homebrew is one thing. That is encouraged all ready through the auspices of Sony by way of Linux. I know they should open it up more, but hacking is not they way to do it.
Sorry, but I think my money is on the hackers.
That may be true about Sony. Who knows? Them letting mods onto PS3 by way of UT3 is a good sign. maybe they will open it up more. I hope so. The PSN Store would be a great place for Indy devs to sell Indy games.
But in the end you all can hack your PS3's if you want to, but mine is staying nice and clean away from that stuff. hacked PS3's will most likely end the ability to get updates. And besides, all the games that are coming for PS3 are more than enough gaming for me.
CFW updates for the PSP are now done via network update, and it's no harder than updating to the newest official FW. They're usually out a few weeks after the latest official one, but no one cries about that(3.90 M33 came out last week). It has a recovery mode allowing you to unbrick your PSP(Sony, take notice!), and in the same recovery menu you can choose to switch back to ordinary network updates, and then install the latest Sony FW.
Anyway, if you're fine with missing out on an even better system compatible with all media formats, alternative menus, etc: it's your loss
Love it forever.
I was like: "OMG are you serious!?" when the network manager popped up during the installation and asked me if I wanted to download the official FW for the installation. That's some l337 skills!
If the PS3 ever gets something like HDD Loader I'm down...
This is only interesting to me if it means 5-10 years from now we see higher-res textured mods (Oblivion style) running on PS3/4...
PSN (US): CreativeWriter
Go hacking go!!! I support the community all the way!!!
You gotta risk to gain, my buddy modded his Wii and now we're playing Brawl a month a head of time. Point is, it's good for the community and the potential for greater things is there. And who doesnt like getting what they want for free? That's right, keep the good news rolling!!
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