Author Archives: Versatile
1-23-15: Initial release.
In today’s video tutorial, I will show you how to easily update your fat PS3 that is currently on 3.55 official firmware to a custom firmware, such darknet cobra 4.66 CEX version.
To find PS3 CFW files, you can look that up on the psx-scene.com or at tortuga-cove.com.
It is a pretty painless process, and just make sure you are downloading official CFW files, and not shady ones!
1-20-15: Initial release.
During my PS3 modding journey, I had to attach the E3 flasher clip to my NOR clip. The first time I installed the clip, I heard a “click” so I assumed all was good, right?
Well, it turns out that after I connected my TF cover board and when I try to read a dump from the NOR chip, I got the LEDs flashing the error code “10001100” which means the NOR clip doesn’t have a good seat to the chip itself.
So I took apart the PS3, put more pressure onto the clip, reassemble the PS3, and I still got the issues? What the hell! After 6+ hours of troubleshooting, and taking many breaks, I figured out how to fix it!
See the video tutorial below and hopefully you don’t get into the same issue as I did.
1-17-15: Initial release.
So recently I tried to install FMCB to a memory card I got from a friend, and my PS2 would not read it! I almost thought it was broken, until I decided to open up the memory card and clean the contacts with an eraser. Once I did that, all my issues went away!
See video tutorial below for more details:
1-12-15: Initial release.
1-13-15: Added part 2 of video tutorial.
1-16-15: Part 3 video tutorial added.
Before Xmas holidays, I got a chance to record a lot of video footage as I took apart my PS3 and attempted to install the E3 flasher for my fat PS3 that uses the NOR chip.
Today I am proud to release the first portion of that video tutorial, where I will show you how to take apart the fat PS3, and go into detail on how to secure the E3 clip to the PS3 mobo (the hardest part of the mod).
One reason I like how I did this video is I go over in detail the steps to take apart the PS3 in such a way that it doesn’t take too much of the viewer’s time. Other PS3 videos on other youtube channels the guys either fast forward through the disassemble process without any narration, or if they do decide to talk, its a LONG video!!!
If you guys been watching me over the years, you know I hate watching LONG videos, so its always my mantra to try to record short but concise videos when I can. Anyway, see the video below and please give a thumbs up, it really helps.
If you have specific PS3 questions, I prefer you ask it on the youtube channel so other gamers can benefit from your questions.
Added on 1-13-15:
Part 2 of the video tutorial series is live:
Part 3 of the video tutorial series is live:
1-10-15: Initial release.
In my latest PS3 video, I will show you how to determine what is the lowest firmware that your PS3 can accept. Why is this important?
If you want to do CFW (custom firmware) and you upgraded your PS3 to the latest official firmware (i.e. 4.66) you may or may not be able to downgrade it if the original firmware loaded on the system is 3.56 or higher.
If it turns out that your PS3 model was originally with built firmware 3.55 or lower, then that means your PS3 can be downgraded through the use of a hardware flasher of some sort.
See the video tutorial for more details, and check out the youtube page for the download link to MinVerCheck.rar file.
1-6-15: Initial release.
Hey guys, I’ll keep it short. Last November/December I got my hands on an E3 NOR Flasher to be used with my fat PS3, model number CECHL. I’ve been eyeing this mod for a long time because I really wanted to downgrade my PS3 from 4.66 OFW to a CFW so I can run homebrew programs.
After watching 20+ youtube videos and learning how each tutorial maker did their own thing, I decided it was my turn to give the mod a try. It wasn’t easy at first, and I went slow and steady making sure I knew how everything worked. After a full week of off and on troubleshooting, experimenting, and testing, I got my PS3 finally downgraded and now I am more knowledgeable than I was before on this whole modding scene. If you follow me on my youtube channel (youtube.com/user/moneyinphx), you will see the new videos in the weeks to come.
To celebrate, see my E3 NOR Flasher unbox video below. Enjoy!
11-18-14: Inital release.
When you host a LAN server, and when you try to join it, your game will prompt you for a CD Key. What do you do if you lost your CD key? Well, see the tutorial below which will help you bypass the LAN server serial key check and you can start playing right away with your LAN buddies!
1.) Open My Computer and go to your RavenShield\system directory.
2.) Open the GSRouters.dat file with Notepad.
3.) Change the line “CDKeyServerIP0=gscdkey-mtl1.ubisoft.com” to:
4.) Save and close GSRouters.dat.
5.) Open the RavenShield.ini file in the same directory.
6.) Browse to the line that starts with “m_szUbiRemFileURL” – it is about 6/10 of the way down, under the [R6GameService.R6GSServers] section.
7.) Change this line to:
8.) Save and close RavenShield.ini.
9.) CDKey check is now disabled (when it asks for a cdkey, just click the check mark, and wait 10 seconds and u will be joining the server. Now you can play real LAN, Tunngle, Hamachi, or whatever method you choose.
10-21-14: Initial release
So I’m a big fan of total annihilation and supreme commander, so it was up my alley when I heard Planetary Annihilation was going to have LAN.
In the latest update, it does have LAN! Yes!
So how do you do LAN? It’s pretty simple:
1) Start the game.
2) Under the game settings, turn on the local server. This only applies for x64 bit machines.
3) Go to multiplayer, host a game or join someone elses game. When you host, make sure the visibility is set to public to other gamers can find you.
Note: If two players have the same username, when you join a game, it will disconnect the host from the client, and the client becomes the new host.
In order to fix this, you want to change your username. If you have issues with this, see my quick mini tutorial below:
1) Download a mp fix here.
2) Extract it into your x64 folder in your main Planetary Annihilation folder.
3) Start the game. Click Single player, and type in a username and password. Don’t worry if it says login fail, its not crtical.
4) Now go to multiplayer, and your new name has taken effect. Tell all your other gamers to do the same to get a unique name, and now you can have fun!
9-26-14: Initial release.
So a gamer on my youtube channel told me that this game could not work with his non-xbox 360 game controller. I got the game, tested it with my PS2 controller with twin usb joystick adapter, and I too could not get it figured out.
In addition, many youtube videos show you about this dinput8.dll file, where you copy it into the root folder, and your xbox 360 game controller work. If you use the same file with your PC controller coupled with x360ce, well, it doesn’t work at all.
After some research, I figured it out. What you need is a “spoof” dinput8.dll and when coupled with x360ce, your game controller will now work with the game. The procedure is simple, but best exemplified with a video tutorial as shown below. Enjoy!