[PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

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[PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby Sethioz » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:47 pm

don't get too exited here. Lot of ppl have been asking how to hack ps2 or is it possible, well yes it is possible.
1. you do need modchip in your ps2 console, without it, you can't do anything.
2. if you do not have modchip, then only way is to get gameshark or other similiar hardware (which should contain modchip features too)
3. if you do have modchip all you need is gameshark CD/DVD or codebreaker CD/DVD (im sure theres others too)

IMPORTANT UPDATE (27 aug 09)
i put it in front, cuz its important thing that just popped in my mind. about 8 years ago or so, i remember that my friend had unmodified ps2, but i had some light modchip which played self made games thru "mega memory manager", but i wanted to test it in my friend's unmodified ps2. surprise was that unmodified ps2 read that cd just fine, only that it couldn't boot self made games thru it.
so if you have unmodified ps2, you can still try to burn codebreaker, gameshark, ar max ..etc on CD and try to run it. if im correct, then it should run, which means you can use it on your original games and hack them. MAYBE it even allows you to boot self made games (but i highly doubt).
and plz reply here if you try this with unmodified ps2 and let me and others know if it works or not, also do not forget to use proper cd/dvd (make SURE that your ps2 is compatible with the type of cd/dvd you are using read, below about media type - and + and which ps2 reads what)

I did a quick test on ps2 emulator (pcsx2), codebreaker CD works fine, but when i tried to start Metal Gear Solid 3 thru codebreaker, then emulator crashed. i haven't burned it on CD and tested in my ps2 yet, but it should work.
codebreaker has lots of built in cheatcodes (memory hacks) so all you need to do is choose them.
i added few screens too.

UPDATE:
i have successfully tested it on console (burned it on CD), but there's some things you need to know before burning.
find out what BIOS version your PS2 has. for example i have 30004R, and it can only read DVD-R media (including CDs).
some 5000xx can read DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW and DVD+RW. so make sure you have right media before burning or it wont read the media.


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how do i know what media i have ?
Im using Sateira CD/DVD burner software, it has a 'info' button, which shows you info about inserted disc, im sure there's lots of other programs that shows it too.
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How to hack PS2 games / How to make own codes:
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This part im still working on, but basics are just like in PC hacking. its basically like making a trainer. in PC you need some kind of emulator or maybe a debugger would do too. in PC first you will make the hacks, then you get the memory offsets and values and based on that you insert so called codes into your device/software which you are using on PS2.
my PS2 has a faulty laser, so it doesn't motivate me much to get into this and i can't test on emulator, because as i said before, when i try to run any game in emulator thru codebreaker, it will crash the ps2 emu.

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CodeBreaker:
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This part explains few things about codebreaker live cd (device should be same).

1. codes are encrypted, they are not actual memory offsets and/or values.
2. there's a tool called CB2crypt which can encrypt/decrypt those codes.

otherwise it is same method as in pc (described above)

There's also button combinations for assigning your hacks, i tried to find a list for codebreaker, but didnt, so i need to map them myself .. ugh.

here is an example for those who would like to modify codes.
it is from game Gran Turismo 4 and it is for Ultimate speed boost:
encrypted codes (as they appear in codebreaker)
Code: Select all
125452ab 6d6a9353
6714aafa 78820b4b
467d56ac b87ff6a9
087616eb dae935ba
59e53b01 5e50a8e1
b1ccbdb9 54117814
892f6d53 5e40de35
61901813 9b83ce1b


decrypted (real memory locations and values)
Code: Select all
200C0210 3C0142C8
200C0214 44810000
200C0218 080D4B8E
5C72D4BC 95A659B5
D086F99C 0000B7FF
20352E30 08030084
D086F99C 0000FFFF
20352E30 2605000C


i am not 100% sure, but here should be description:

200C0210 3C0142C8
200C0214 44810000
200C0218 080D4B8E
these are breakpoints for speed or whatever is used in game to get the boost.

5C72D4BC 95A659B5 - should be offset and value for speed boost

D086F99C 0000B7FF - ON
20352E30 08030084 - ON
D086F99C 0000FFFF - OFF
20352E30 2605000C - OFF
These, for sure are on/off hotkeys.

where "0000B7FF" is the button configuration for ON and "0000FFFF" is button combination for OFF.
its empty (FFFF), because its toggle hotkey:
hotkeys are as follows:
hold down R1+X = speed boost on
release R1+X = speed boost off
"B7FF" means R1+X (or X+R1) so:
BFFF - should be either X or R1 and F7FF should be the other option then.

these are AR Max reversed values for buttons, look how similiar they are to codebreaker.
X is FFBF and R1 is FFF7, so im pretty sure that in codebreaker F7FF is R1 and BFFF is X.

Code: Select all
0xFFFE - L2
0xFFFD - R2
0xFFFB - L1
0xFFF7 - R1
0xFFEF - Triangle
0xFFDF - Circle
0xFFBF - X
0xFF7F - Square
0xFEFF - Select
0xFDFF - L3
0xFBFF - R3
0xF7FF - Start
0xEFFF - Up
0xDFFF - Right
0xBFFF - Down
0x7FFF - Left


i made quick test and removed this:
D086F99C 0000FFFF
20352E30 2605000C
now when i pressed R1+X, speed boost stayed ON all the time, i had to reset game to get it off.

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my version of codebreaker does not have Resident Evil 4 cheats on it, so this will be my first project, IF i'll even take a deeper look in it. I'll hack RE4 the same way i did that on PC and then write codebreaker codes for it, however it is time consuming and other shit like that. no promises, if you want to take a look in it on your own, feel free to ask help.
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby TeamRetox » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:26 pm

Try attaching Olly to your emulator? find the addresses that way, then use the encrypt/decrypt tool?
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby Sethioz » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:30 pm

these are not addresses, these are encrypted addresses, which means that they do not exist in game's memory.
first i have to decrypt addresses and then i can find them, but emulator is something totally different.
i tried to open the whole emulator in Tsearch, but i didnt find a single value. so obviously emulator changes everything.
also this memory hack cd does not work in emulator, it crashes the whole emulator. as i said, most likely emulator uses different addresses. its basically like virtual pc, if i would run game in virtual pc and then open whole virtual machine as process, i dont think i would be able to find a single value.

however i only tried this once in Gran Turismo 4. my ps2 is like 10 years old (ive had it for 10 years) and its lil bit faulty, laser is bad and does not read DVDs all the time, some DVDs work fine, but some have to be re-inserted many times before they work and i couldnt get my MGS3 working at all anymore (yes it worked before and DVD is NOT scratches or dirty, all of my DVDs are in perfect condition).
so in other words, not interested. i just wanted to see if i can do it. so yes i can, even tho i haven't made my own hacks yet, i still know how and would find a good way if i would need it.
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby TeamRetox » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:15 pm

Ps3 wins epicly at being hacked tho, you can install linux on it and still be able to run ps3 games =)
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby Sethioz » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:38 pm

this goes offtopic, but can you play games in ps3 from hdd ? can you actually run games from hdd instead of dvd ?
or if you can run memory editor along side with game, it will be enough.
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby chewie534 » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:21 pm

where can you get codebreaker cuz im tired of spending money on GT4
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby Sethioz » Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:43 pm

torrents ofcourse, where else.
ofcourse if you want to buy it, then google.
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby PinPoint » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:50 am

i downloaded pcsx2 but my pc sucks even with a barrage of plugins and bios'.

if i ever get it working ill have a look into making codes for games etc etc.

for now though im gonna get loads of practice on the ps1 games,
i wouldnt mind a bit of help with a couple of things though but ill post it my psx emulator hacking topic
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby Sethioz » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:14 pm

thing with ps2 emulators is that there is no 100% working one.
it does not matter how good pc you have, it will still lag. it is because of bios and synchronization, not because of pc power.

if somebody happens to find perfect emulator and/or setup, then plz post it here or make new topic about ps2 emus.
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby MagicalSilence » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:14 pm

well to me it seems fine with the pcsx2 fps is quite stable 45-60fps least on FFX2 but id say still good with my crap graf card
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Re: [PS2] PlayStation2 game hacking

Postby Sethioz » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:51 pm

has nothing to do with graphics card or cpu, its all about synchorinization which they cannot make. read on wiki or something.

try if you can get metal gear solid 3 snake eater to run, and i mean in game, so you are able to play it. runs to me, but starts lagging like shit when i start game, menu works, but not game.

NOTE - this is still ps2 game hacking topic, not emulator topic.
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