The PS4 scene is going at the speed of light, and it’s been difficult to keep up.
After the doors being opened for a flood of PS4 piracy, the scene now gets PS2 isos. Yesterday, developer CFWProphet released a tool named free-ps2-pub-gen, which allows PS4 owners to embed a PS2-PS4 (as in “PS2 game released for PS4) iso within a PS4 package for use with PS4Hen. The tool implements Flatz’s recent writeup on how to emulate PS2 games on the PS4, and wraps it all up in a GUI.
Multiple people have been reporting that the initial release of the tool has issues, but others have been confirming it works. CfwProphet stated he has a fix and will release an update.
Scene veteran CelesteBlue has posted a video of a PS2 game in action:
A working package file has been floating around, with people suggesting that replacing that specific game iso with any other ps2-ps4 iso would most likely work. The readme of free-ps2-pub-gen implies things should work directly with the tool, though:
*** Free PS2 Pub Gen *** Automated Tool for flatz PS4- PS2 Emu PKG Technic. Either place the Tool into the same folder then make_fself.py, orbis-pub-cmd-ps2.exe and the aithinfo_emu.txt within the template folder. Or drop the needed files into the GUI and close and reopen her. You could then even move the App. Drop the ISO onto the GUI and the Output Folder too or use the buttons to define one. When you double click the iso and output textBox it will change between ISO or Output Path. For the template if you use your own one till i did come too share a pkg with a template: Place your Extracted PS4 PS2 Emu PKG with decrypted files into the folder '\template\template_pkg\' Put template.gp4 into '\template\' the same goes for authinfo_emu.txt. Files which we need to resign place into '\template\workfiles\' eg: eboot.bin, ps2-emu-compiler.self, Image0/sce_module/libSceFios2.prx, Image0/sce_module/libc.prx and Image0\config-emu-ps4.txt. Make sure to edit your gp4 file and Comment Out npbind.dat/nptitle.dat and trophy00.trp XML Style (<!-- -->). If you need them later the app will edit the project file and add them back. If i have forgoten something in the readme, i'll add it later. For the tool just tell me on twitter what does not work for you and i'll fix as soon as possible. Special THX to @zordon605 and @ps3120 -Have Fun- cfwprpht
As always, remember we have no issues discussing the tools here, not where and how to download pirated games. Thanks for your understanding.
The PS2 Package GUI can be downloaded from cfwprophet’s github here.