Monday, August 17, 2015

Geek Remake: Sony PS3 Remote Play on any Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 computer

So I've been on youtube for about nine years and in turn have gained a decent following and video view counts.  However, one of the most active videos I have is my PS3 remote play on a non-vaio pc one.  Let's finally verify that this still totally works and it even works on the latest Windows 10 Pro os. :)  Youtube screencast and more!  Updated patch links (12/2016)

Screencast Video Guide (Aug 17, 2015)

Required Hardware:

  • Sony Playstation 3 (original or Slim) with firmware 4.75 (tested on latest as of August 17, 2015)
  • PC/Laptop running Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (32bit/64bit)
  • Full administrator rights with Windows user account on PC/Laptop
  • Both devices on same network (wired/wireless/combo)

  • Patched v Dlls and EXE (my MediaFire hosted Download w/both files (here)
    (Remote Play app only direct from Sony here)

How To Install:
Extract the zip file to a folder and browse to the extracted files.

Download the MediaFire hosted Zip file.  Antivirus will mark it as a hack tool or trojan, this is a false positive.  My screencast uses the exact files and the nature of what remote play is is a trojan/remote control device.  
Run the installer file EP0000248680.exe and once it finishes, click on Finish.
Copy these two files to the Remote Play’s Program Files folder (32-bit OS: c:\program files\sony\remote play with playstation 3\ or 64-bit OS: C:\program files (x86)\sony\remote play with playstation 3\).  If asked for administration permissions, click on Continue(ie Windows 8 computers).
Finally, we can now launch the Remote Play by using the patched exe file we copied into the Program Files folder in our previous step: rmp_launcher.exe .  This will launch the Remote Play software and in turn the initial pairing wizard.  vrp.exe will always result in an error since it's NOT PATCHED to work on non-vaio based windows computers. 
We will want to make a shortcut to the rmp_launcher.exe since we need to run this launcher each time we use Remote Play to bypass the Vaio hardware check Sony put into the Remote Play software.  Just right-click on the rmp_launcher.exe file and then choose Create Shortcut.  It will ask to create the shortcut on your Desktop and choose yes, this way it makes it easier to use the proper .exe and avoid that error.

Go through the connection wizard.  You will want to have your Playstation 3 and computer on the same network for this initial pairing.  On your PS3, go to Settings Remote Play Register Device to start pairing.
Hopefully once you're done with the connection guide, you should be connected to your PS3 via Remote Play!

  • When you exit the Remote Play application on your PC, you can choose to Power Off the PS3 or Leave it in Remote Play mode.  You can also change settings on the PS3 to allow it to wake from Standby when Remote Play is started.  Remote play does use port 9293; you may need to forward this port on your router and open it up in your firewall.
  • “What is Remote Play?” Remote play lets you access your PS3’s XMB and certain content remotely. It was initially used w/PSPs but has been expanded to work with specific Sony Ericsson phones and Sony Vaio laptops. More detailed info can be found over at the official - Playstation site.