PS3:Forcing Remote Play

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Remote Play is a standard PS3 feature that allows you to play PSX/PS2/PS3 games using a PSP, PS Vita, or Sony Vaio computer. With custom firmware on your PS3, you can force any game to use Remote Play; even if it's not officially supported. It is recommended to use the Wireless LAN option for Remote Play to avoid connecting to PSN with your custom firmware console. This process can also be done using an ODE. PS2 Classic games are not supported.

A compatibility list can be found on the PS Devwiki. If you find a game that does or doesn't work, please add it there.

Forcing Remote Play (PSP/Vita)

  1. Download PARAM SFO Editor. It is also bundled with AldosTools.
  2. Use an FTP session to navigate to /dev_hdd0/GAMES/<desired game>/PS3_GAME, and transfer PARAM.SFO to your PC. If your game is an ISO, copy the ISO to your PC and extract it to be in folder layout.
  3. Make a copy of the PARAM.SFO to keep as a backup.
  4. Run PARAM SFO Editor and drag and drop your PARAM.SFO into the main window.
  5. Check the box next to "PSP Remote Play". Underneath that checkbox, there are three different compression options; if the game does not work with one, try this process again using a different option.
  6. Save the file, and upload it back on to your console. You will need to launch the game and press the PS button and exit to force the system to recognize the new PARAM.SFO. If your game was originally an ISO, you will need to rebuild the ISO with GenPS3ISO (also bundled with AldosTools). If your game is a PSN game, you will need to rebuild the database after transferring the modified PARAM.SFO file to your console.
  7. Connect to your PSP/Vita with remote play as you normally would. The process for it can be found here. If the game is displaying improperly after running it, the connection errors out, or the console freezes; start the process over and choose a different compression option. If none of the compression options work, your game most likely does not work with Remote Play, even when forced.
    • If you are receiving error 80431064 on your PSP; restart Remote Play on your PSP

Installing Remote Play on non-Vaio Windows computers

Please note that when using remote play the PS3 will not output any useful signal over HDMI/AV, as well as the resolution being greatly decreased and having high input latency. This is not a viable solution to recording gameplay.

  1. Download "Remote Play 1.1.0 and launcher".
    • Sourced from mbcrump's github
    • Note that the rmp_launcher.EXE will be recognised as a virus. As always, do your due diligence to ensure what you are downloading is safe.
  2. Disable your computers antivirus.
    • On Windows 10 this can be achieved by searching for "Windows Security", selecting "Virus & threat protection", under "Virus & threat protection settings" selecting "Manage settings", and turning the slider for "Real-time protection" to Off.
  3. Open the .7z archive with 7-zip or similar file archive utility, and extract the files to your desktop.
  4. Right-click EP0000600291.exe and select "Properties", select the "Compatibility" tab, enable Compatibility mode and select "Windows 7" from the drop-down menu. Click the "Apply" button", then close the window.
  5. Open EP0000600291.exe and install the program.
  6. Copy rmp_dll.DLL and rmp_launcher.EXE to the install folder for Remote Play.
    • By default this is Program Files (x86) > Sony > Remote Play with PlayStation 3.
  7. To open remote play, use the rmp_launcher.EXE file instead of VRP.exe
    • At this point remember to turn your antivirus back on if you haven't already. You may need to create an exception for rmp_launcher.EXE.

Bugs found with desktop remote play

  • Once initial setup is complete trying to register another PS3 causes the program to crash.
    • This seems to be fixed by running the program as administrator.
  • Resizing the window occasionally causes the program to crash.