The PlayStation Classic is a dedicated video game console by Sony Interactive Entertainment that emulates games originally released on its 1994 PlayStation console (Wikipedia). BleemSync is the Ultimate Modding Tool for the console provided by ModMyClassic.com.

How to install BleemSync?

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BleemSync is a tool that originated by ModMyClassic’s very own DoctorDalek. Once he dumped the EMMC memory around the time of the PlayStation Classic release day, it was Hakchi’s MadMonkey who originally discovered the vulnerability of the GPG signing keys and bundled passphrase. Once it was realised that we were able to generate our own executable payloads for the console, DoctorDalek founded the BleemSync project. Since then, members of the ModMyClassic dev team with the help of external developers and with the assistance from Libretro, BleemSync has become what it is today. It’s still very much in early stages in terms of development but with a dedicated team behind it, developments and improvements are made each day.
– ModMyClassic.com

BleemSync can be used to create a custom PlayStation Classic experience by adding games, emulators themes and even mods. It’s interface is easy to use and it supports EXT4, exFAT, NTFS and FAT32 filesystems. It even has RetroArch support and integration. This guide can also be found at the official website (https://modmyclassic.com/bleemsync/).

Requirements:

  • A computer (Linux, Mac or Windows)
  • Generic RDNIS driver (Auto installs on Windows and Linux. Download the driver for Mac here)
    • If you used Hakchi for (S)NES Mini you probably have this driver already installed.
  • A web browser (NOT Internet Explorer!)
  • A USB Drive (with external power if necessary).
  • BleemSync (download here)

Once you have installed BleemSync 1.0 updating in the future should be fairly easy.

Install BleemSync (fresh):

  1. Format your USB Drive as FAT32 and label it SONY
  2. Extract the .ZIP package to the root of this USB Drive
  3. Unplug your console from power and HMDI
  4. Insert your USB Drive to controller port 2 and connect the power and HMDI
  5. When the LED turns orange boot the console as normal and wait
    1. Instructions will be displayed on your television
  6. When the installation is finished the LED will flash RED and a message will be displayed for 5 seconds. After this, the console automatically reboots.
  7. When the LED turns orange again you have succesfully installed BleemSync.

You can now format your USB Drive as exFAT or NTFS.

 

Install BleemSync (from an old version):

Note: It is recommended that you fully backup the contents of your USB. A fresh installation is recommend to ensure the USB is set up correctly. The team cannot guarantee that you won’t lose data. If you want to continue with upgrading to version 1.0 follow the instructions below:

  1. Insert your BleemSync USB Drive into your computer
  2. Delete the following folders (root), do not delete other files:
    1.  028c18a9-ec4b-4632-b2cf-d4e20f252e8f
    2. lolhack
    3. BleemSync
  3. Extract the new .ZIP package to the root of this USB Drive
  4. Unplug your console from power and HMDI
  5. Insert your USB Drive to controller port 2 and connect the power and HMDI
  6. When the LED turns orange boot the console as normal and wait
    1. Instructions will be displayed on your television
  7. When the installation is finished the LED will flash RED and a message will be displayed for 5 seconds. After this, the console automatically reboots.
  8. When the LED turns orange again you have succesfully installed BleemSync.
  9. To complete the migration turn on the console and it will go through the BleemSync launch routine. Once it reaches the Boot Menu the migration is complete.

You should now see your existing games when launching BleemSync.

 

Can I uninstall BleemSync?

BleemSync is a very small payload installed on your console and it is completely safe. If you have no USB Drive connected to the console when booting it will boot like stock. If you still like to continue please follow these steps:

  1. Download the uninstall image here: Uninstall Image
  2. Unzip the img file to your computer
  3. Burn the image to a USB using something like Etcher (Link can be found here: ) https://www.balena.io/etcher/
  4. Completely unplug everything from your console and insert the usb in PORT 2
  5. Plug in the power and press the power button (once the LED is ORANGE)
  6. This should only take a very short time and the LED should go out and back to orange when done.

 

CREDITS:

DoctorDalek (PatHartl) – Lead developer, designer and project founder
Swingflip – Developer
CompCom – Developer
Cyanic – Developer
Andshrew – Developer
Rocky5 – Developer
HoneyLab – Developer
DanTheMan827 – Developer (Provided code for debug and RDNIS)
Advokaten – Developer (Added the stock game playlist for RetroArch)
Rubixcube6 – Graphic Artist (Logo, Boot Menu Theme, RetroArch icons, splash screens)
JustAndy – Graphic Artist (Stock UI theme)
Forsh – Sound Artist (Boot Menu loop)
Milenko – License and wiki moderator

Special Thanks to:

MadMonkey – Originally found the GPG signing key + passphrase flaw.
ModMyClassic Supporters – All their help and support. Especially helping with debugging and testing.

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How to use BleemSync?

After you have succesfully installed BleemSync the Team advises you to check one of the how-to video’s. Alternatively you can follow the steps below (copy / paste of the original guide on modmyclassic.com/bleemsync/).

  1. https://youtu.be/rGGaeb5v8IE
  2. https://youtu.be/KSY14Z4yHJw
  3. https://youtu.be/rtH937J0UC0
  4. https://youtu.be/H9MnKaqW1IU
  5. https://youtu.be/HeNHLVEqXP4
  6. https://youtu.be/gY9_ouz842g
  7. https://youtu.be/kgCUiaMLqec

Written tutorial:

  1. Always make sure you have no power connected when plugging in the USB. (This also includes external power for powered USB hubs!)
  2. Plug your formatted USB (with the bleemsync app and bootloader) into controller port 2 on your console.
  3. Connect your console to your pc using the power USB cable as normal.
  4. When the LED turns ORANGE, turn on the console as normal.
  5. If you already have the RDNIS driver installed you should hear/see a connection sound as the USB device is recognised and the console turns on. If not your OS should automatically install it for you.
    Note 1 – If you are on MAC you will require to download the driver manually here: https://goo.gl/FQYNW5
    Note 2 – If you already use Hakchi CE on your PC you should have the RDNIS driver installed
    Note 3 – If unsure, plug in and power on and check your device manager. You should see something like: http://prntscr.com/mapcf6
  6. If you have the console connected to HDMI, you want to boot to the boot menu. If HDMI is connected, the UI will only work whilst you are waiting on the Boot Menu screen.
    Note 1 – The console is set to boot directly to the boot menu by default
    Note 2 – If you disconnect the HDMI cable the console will always start the on console BleemSync UI
  7. Once you have given the console approximately 10 seconds from turning on, open your desired web browser (Internet Explorer is not supported!)
    The following steps we are currently in the process of improving, please bare with us.
  8. Go and visit http://bleemsyncui.com/ failing that you can try http://169.254.215.100:5000/ 
    Troubleshooting 1 – If your console has not yet properly loaded the BleemSync UI you are likely to see something like: http://prntscr.com/maph2k If this is the case then just wait 5-10 seconds and try again.
    Troubleshooting 2 – If you tried for over a minute and still have nothing then you have likely not got the RDNIS driver. Check your device manager to ensure that your driver is installed
    Troubleshooting 3 – Might seem dumb but you might have not turned the console on or you don’t have the USB with BleemSync 1.0 on it connected to the PSC port 2.
    Troubleshooting 4 – If your RDNIS is connected and you still don’t have any luck. If you shutdown the PSC and plug your USB in to the PC, check your logs. It’s likely your USB is incompatible or is corrupt.
    Troubleshooting 5 – If all else fails, check the how-to videos to make sure you are doing it correct and then send us your logs in the Discord support channel and we will look at it for you. (PLEASE exhaust all other options first)
  9. On Successful load it will take a few seconds and you should now see the BleemSync UI http://prntscr.com/mapphg
  10. You are good to go! Check out one of the YouTube how-to videos below for a more in depth how-to use and add games as it’s too detailed for this guide.
How to access the Debug Menu?

Not long after the console was released hackers found out that it is possible to gain access to it’s Debug Menu by connecting a USB Keyboard to one of the controller ports and pressing the Escape button (ESC) when loading a game.

Not all keyboards work, so you’ll need to find one that does!

The Debug Menu hosts multiple emulator settings that allow you to Show FPS, Change region, etc.