Debug Settings: MENU 2 (DEX)

This is a list of ★ Debug Settings options found in debug (DEX) firmware. Not all of them are working in Rebug so have play around for yourself.

 


• O Button Behavior

Switch the assignment of the “O” button to “X” button (like for japans games/region settings).
- “Enter” : assign the “Enter” function to “O” button
- “Back” : assign the “Enter” function to “X” button.

• NP Environment
Edit the environment variable to connect to the network of your choice.
Examples:
“np” : retail network.
“sp-int” : developers network.
“prod-qa” : production quality assurance network.
Note : There are other networks than debugs can access but only QA flagged consoles can connect to them (mgmt, rc, etc…).

• Game Type (Debugger)
Set the game type of an application when this one is started from the debugger (usually, this information is read from PARAM.SFO).
- “Disc Boot Game” : use application like a game disc.
- “HDD Boot Game” : use application like a HDD boot game.
- “Patch” : use application installed as a game patch.
- “PARAM.SFO” : use the param.sfo directly from the application.

• Game Output Resolution (Debugger)
Set the game output resolution of an application when this one is started from the debugger (usually, this information is read from PARAM.SFO).
- “480 (4:3)”
- “480 (16:9)”
- “576 (4:3)”
- “576 (16:9)”
- “720″
- “960 x 1080″
- “1280 x 1080″
- “1440 x 1080″
- “1600 x 1080″
- “1920 x 1080″


• Game Output Sound (Debugger)
Set game output sound of an application when this one is started from the debugger (usually, this information is read from PARAM.SFO).
- “Maximum Number of Channels Set on [ Sound Settings ] > [ Audio Output Settings ]“
- “2 ch”
- “2 ch (Downmix: 5.1 ch -> 2 ch)”
- “2 ch (Downmix: 7.1 ch -> 2 ch)”
- “5.1 ch”
- “5.1 ch (Downmix: 7.1 ch -> 5.1 ch)”
- “7.1 ch”
- “Dolby Digital”
- “Dolby Digital (Downmix: 7.1 ch -> 5.1 ch)”
- “DTS”
- “DTS (Downmix: 7.1 ch -> 5.1 ch)”

• BGM Player (Debugger)
Set the activation of BGM playback when an application is started from the debugger (usually, this information is read from PARAM.SFO).
- “Off” : deactivate the BGM Player.
- “On” : activate the BGM Player.

• GameContentUtil Boot Path (Debugger)

Change the game content boot path when an application is started from the debugger.
- “For Development” : return the real path where the application is started.
- “For Release” : return the path from “GameContentUtil dirName (Debugger)” setting.

• GameContentUtil dirName (Debugger)
Change the game content directory when an application is started from the debugger in release mode.

• GameContentUtil Boot Path (/app_home/PS3_GAME/)
Change the game content boot path when an application is started from /app_home/PS3_GAME/.
- “For Development” : return the real path where the application is started.
- “For Release” : return the path from the PARAM.SFO settings.

• Region Settings
Change the console settings (system language, time, date, etc…) depending on which region are selected.
- “Japan”
- “North America”
- “Oceania”
- “UK”
- “Europe”
- “Korea”
- “Southeast Asia”
- “Taiwan”
- “Russia”
- “China”
- “Mexico”
- “Hong Kong”

• Fake Other Region
Fake the license area of the console (“SCEE” for Europe, “SCEA” for America, etc…) to “Other”.
- “Off” : the Fake Other Region setting is deactivated.
- “On” : the license area is set to “Other”.
Note : Setting on that option is not saved after a console reboot.

• HDCP
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connection. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDCP)
- “Off” : the HDCP protection is deactivated.
- “On” : the HDCP protection is activated

• Display HDD Free Space
Display the hard drive free space on the menu screen while an application is running.

• Fake Free Space
Fake the amount of free space on the HDD, in “Fake Limit Size” function.
- “Off” : deactivate Fake Free Space function.
- “On” : activate Fake Free Space function.
- “On (Ignored in NP Trophy)” : activate Fake Free Space function exept for trophy functions.

• Fake Limit Size
Set the amount of free space on the HDD in MB when the “Fake Free Space” function is activated.

• Fake Save Data Owner
Allows use of save data from other users and displays a warning message at every load/save during the game. Once a save data has been saved with this features activated, that save couldn’t be read with this function deactivated.
- “Off” : deactivate the Fake Save Data Owner function.
- “On” : activate the Fake Save Data Owner function.

• Format System Cache
Format the system cache area.
- “Yes” : format the system cache.
- “No” : cancel the system cache format.

• Release Check Mode
Check if /app_home is used in the application.
- “Development Mode” : the application can used /app_home.
- “Release Mode” : the application can’t use /app_home.

• Exception Handler
Handle PPU exceptions in order to debug an application.
- “Off” : deactivate the exception handling.
- “On” : activate the exception handling.

• NP Debug
When an application is started, Playstation Network information related to that application is displayed.
- “Off” : deactivate the NP Debug function.
- “On” : activate the NP Debug function.

• NPDRM Debug
Set and test the access rights to an application that use drm protection.
- “Off” : deactivate the NPDRM Debug function.
- “No Entitlement (80029513)” : return 80029513 error.
- “Deactivated (80029514)” : return 80029514 error.
- “Unexpected Error” : return unexpected error.

• NPDRM Clock Debug
Activate/deactivate the validity period of an application that use drm protection.
- “Off” : deactivate the NPDRM Clock Debug function.
- “On” : activate the NPDRM Clock Debug function.

• Service ID
Edit the Service ID of the content to access it on the Store.
Example : AB0000-ABCD12345_00

• MsgDialogUtil Display Errorcode
Display the error code of an application that uses the cellMsgDialogOpenErrorCode function in the notification window.
- “Off” : deactivate the MsgDialogUtil Display Errorcode function.
- “On” : activate the MsgDialogUtil Display Errorcode function.

• Format BD Emulator HDD
Format the external usb device (FAT32) for use it with the BD Emulator Function.
- “Quick Format” : Make a quick device format.
- “Full Format” : Make a full device format.

• Disable ExitGame Timeout
Disable the forced termination of an application due to a time out.
- “Off” : do not disable the ExitGame Timeout function.
- “On” : disable the ExitGame Timeout function.

• Core Dump
The Core Dump functions save and configure the output exceptions of applications in order to debug them.
- “Copy” : Copy a core file.
- “Delete” : Delete a core file.
- “Option” :
[Option] > [★ Trigger Option]
- “Disable PPU exception detection” : PPU exception are not includes in the core file.
- “Disable SPU exception detection” : SPU exception are not includes in the core file.
- “Disable RSX® exception detection” : RSX exception are not includes in the core file.
- “Disable Foot Switch detection” : the foot switch detection is deactivated.
[★ Corefile Generation Option]
- “Disable Memory Dump” : the memory dump is not include in the core file.
[★ Execution Control Option]
- “Enable restart process and core dump function after core dumped” : After a core file dumped, the process will restart and the core dump function activated.

- “Off” : deactivate

the core dump function.
- “On (Save to /app_home)” : activate the core dump function and save the core file to /app_home.
- “On (Save to /dev_ms)” : activate the core dump function and save the core file to /dev_ms.
- “On (Save to /dev_usb)” : activate the core dump function and save the core file to /dev_usb.
- “On (Save to /dev_hdd0)” : activate the core dump function and save the core file to /dev_hdd0.

• Crash Report
When the console crashes, a report can be sent to Sony servers.
- “Off” : deactivate the Crash Report function.
- “On” : activate the Crash Report function.

• PowerOnReset
The console is automatically turned on when the main power button is turned on.
- “Off” : deactivate the PowerOnReset function.
- “On” : activate the PowerOnReset function.

• Boot Mode
Choose which mode to boot the console.
- “Debugger Mode” : boot on the debugger, for debugging purpose.
- “System Software Mode” : boot on system software mode, for developing purpose.
- “Release Mode” : boot on release mode, the same than retail console, for finals tests purpose.

• Blu-ray Disc Access
Choose the Blu-ray disc type of access.
- “BD Emulator (DEV)” : Use the internal hdd for the BD-Emulator. (Reference Tools only)
- “BD Emulator (USB)” : use an usb hdd formatted for the BD-Emulator.
- “BD Drive” : use the Blu-Ray Disc drive.

• Transfer Rate Pacing for BD Emulator
When the BD Emulator function is activated, the transfer rate can be choose between two options.
- “HDD Native” : maximum transfer rate.
- “Equiv. to BD Drive” : same transfer rate than the BD Drive.

• Network Settings for Debug
Choose different network settings for the debugging than the settings used in usual settings.
- “Single Settings” : use the same network settings for debugging than settings used in [Settings] > [Network Settings].
- “Dual Settings” : use two different network settings.

• Connection Status List for Debug
Show the network information for the debugging.

• Connection Settings for Debug (Dual Settings)
Choose network settings for the debugging.
Note : the “Network Settings for Debug” function have to be set on “Dual Settings”.

• Pad Auto Detect
This function allows the console to automatically detect a paddle connected by USB.
- “Off” : deactivate the Pad Auto Detect function.
- “On” : activate the Pad Auto Detect function.

• Initialize Boot Parameters
Reset boot parameters to their default value.
- “Yes” : reset boot parameters.
- “No” : do not reset boot parameters.

• Update Server URL
Choose the server of firmware updates when selecting [Settings] > [System Update].
Example : http://www.myexampleserver.com/ps3updat.txt
Ps3updat.txt example :
Dest=82;ImageVersion=FFFFFFFF;SystemVersion=1.0000;CDN_Timeout=30;CDN=http://www.myexampleserver.com/PS3UPDAT.PUP.100.001;
Dest=82;ImageVersion=FFFFFFFF;SystemVersion=2.0000;CDN_Timeout=30;CDN=http://www.myexampleserver.com/PS3UPDAT.PUP.200.001;

• Video Upload Debug
When a video is uploaded on YouTube with the video upload function, the uploaded video is set to private.
- “Off” : the Video Upload Debug function is deactivated.
- “On” : the Video Upload Debug function is activated.

• Wake On LAN
Wake-on-LAN is an Ethernet computer networking standard that allows a computer to be turned on or woken up by a network message. The message is usually sent by a program executed on another computer on the same local area network. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN)
- “Off” : deactivate the Wake On Lan function.
- “On” : activate the Wake On Lan function, the console can be turned on by a network message.

• PlayStation ®Store Ad Clock
Change the clock time of the ★ Title Store Preview (Store).
- “Off” : the PlayStation ®Store Ad Clock function is deactivated.
- “On” : the

PlayStation ®Store Ad Clock function is activated.

• Dummy XMB™ (in game) Debug
This function checks how applications react while the XMBâ„¢ in game is used. If the resources debits are not enough, a message will be display in the notification window.
- “Off” : the Dummy XMB™ (in game) Debug function is deactivated.
- “On” : the Dummy XMB™ (in game) Debug function is activated.

• Dummy BGM Player Debug
This function checks how applications react while the BGM Player is used. If the resources debits are not enough, a message will be display in the notification window.
- “Off” : the Dummy BGM Player Debug function is deactivated.
- “On” : the Dummy BGM Player) Debug function is activated.

• GameUpdate Impose Test
The application will find a fake patch in order to test how the application will react when a patch is found.
- “Off” : deactivate the GameUpdate Impose Test function.
- “On” : activate the GameUpdate Impose Test function.

• Network Emulation Setting
Emulate the network in order to test how the application will react with networks troubles.
- “Off” : the Network Emulation Setting function is deactivated.
- “Option 1″ : the Network Emulation Setting function is activated (packet delay time : 100ms).
- “Option 2″ : the Network Emulation Setting function is activated (bandwitch limitation : 132072 bps).
- “Option 3″ : the Network Emulation Setting function is activated (send packet loss : 5%).

• Network Emulation Status
Show information of the Network Emulation Setting function. This information is also showed when selecting an option in Network Emulation Setting function.

• MediatedServices: Mediator URL
Set the mediator URL of Mediated Services.

• MediatedServices: Provider Data
Set the provider data of Mediated Services.

• MediatedServices: Notifications
Activate/deactivate the Mediated Services notifications.
- “Off” : the MediatedServices Notifications function is deactivated.
- “On” : the MediatedServices Notifications function is activated.

• WLAN Device
Activate/deactivate the wireless LAN device.
- “Off” : deactivate the wireless LAN device.
- “On” : activate the wireless LAN device.
Note : the wireless LAN device have to not be use to deactivate it.

• NAT Traversal Information
NAT traversal techniques are typically required for client-to-client networking applications, especially peer-to-peer and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) deployments. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAT_traversal)

• Adhoc SSID Prefix
Set the prefix name of the Ad-hoc SSID’s. The default value is set for PSP devices.

• Disc Auto-Start at System Startup
Start the disc automatically when the system is turned on.
- “Off” : deactivate the Disc Auto-Start at System Startup function.
- “On” : activate the Disc Auto-Start at System Startup function.
Note : [System Settings] > [Disc Auto-Start] have to be turned on too.

• 3D Video Output
Set the video output to 3D.
- “Automatic” : video output settings are automatically set.
- “On” : force the 3D video output.

• Fake NP SNS Throttle
Fake a throttling (a delay between information sends) into the social network service.
- “Off (60 sec)” : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is deactivated, the throttling is set to 60 seconds.
- “On (0 sec)” : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is set to 0 seconds.
- “On (10 sec)” : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is set to 10 seconds.
- “On (120 sec)” : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is set to 120 seconds.
- “On (3600 sec)” : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is set to 3600 seconds.
- “On (Throttle Closed)” : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is deactivated.