The PlayStation 2 is over 20 years previous, nevertheless it’s nonetheless tough to hack if you wish to run homebrew video games with out tweaking the {hardware}. You normally want to put in a modchip, purchase a specially-configured reminiscence card and even pry the system open to dam the disc reader’s sensors. However, it’d simply be a matter of utilizing the discs themselves to idiot the console. Security software program engineer CTurt has developed a homebrew app technique that exploits the DVD participant perform to run unofficial code. The method entails corrupting key capabilities within the information DVD films all the time include, after which loading a second, extra superior stage that isn’t constrained like the primary.

The method remains to be younger, however already works moderately effectively. You simply must put a disc within the PS2’s drive and watch for it to load. You may even boot right into a menu to select from a number of video games saved on a single disc. It additionally hints at alternatives to permit unofficial video games on different programs — CTurt believes this might work for different PlayStation fashions. That won’t be an choice for lengthy when some PS5 fashions received’t embody disc drives, nevertheless it does increase hope for these eager to develop their recreation collections with unofficial titles.