Building on an idea he’s had since he was a kid, safety software engineer CTurt has developed a way for folk to play unofficial games on a PS2 console by burning them onto a DVD alongside an exploit.
In the occasion you are down for a very technical explanation of how it all works, please examine out CTurt’s blog put up. In the occasion you merely want the tl;dr model, he basically created a way of “exploiting the console’s DVD player functionality” by triggering a corruption in video playback and then running a game by way of the resulting hole blown in the gadget’s reproduction safety.
Why does this matter? Because all you wish to achieve is insert a disc, the same way you’d launch any other PS2 game. You don’t need to get a mod chip, you don’t need a special USB exploit, you merely put the disc in and you can play unique code without changing anything else about the console.
CTurt’s blog put up goes to great lengths to emphasise the be aware “homebrew”, nonetheless if you had been wondering about any more speak applications for this exploit, two of his demo movies reveal a PS2 running a SNES emulator and a “backup” reproduction ofShadow of the Colossus.
While this clearly works on a PS2, CTurt theorises that the same exploit (or at least the same principle) may work on everything from a PS1 to a PS4 as well.