I've played and beaten every main MGS title with the "Big Boss" title. This includes anything with "Metal Gear Solid" in the title (peace walker, ground zeroes, portable ops plus and MGSV obviously don't have these achievements, but I've 100% completed all of them). I've played every MGO installment with the exception of the new standalone title. Needless to say, I'm a big fan, and MGS4 is my favourite title.
I'm a computer programming and networking major (officially "cyber security"). I've been poking around with this emulator for a few weeks, getting MGS4 to run stably, manually compiling the PPU caches to the same end, etc. Your site has a nifty MGO installer that would be really convenient to me if I still had my hacked PS3, which was sadly ruined when someone very elderly tried to watch Netflix.
So now my problem:
The emu will run your CFW fine. However, I can't seem to jury-rig any kind of peripheral .pkg packages to get browser support to install your browser-only launcher. XMBPC PS3 has nothing but dead links (definitely got DCMA'd IMO though the feed does not mention this, can't even find mirrors, obscure links, or archives). If anyone has a working copy, this could really help me without bothering the devs for a little babysitting.
I'm hoping you guys could walk me through the system install process for the files and link me, that way I can finally play MGO again and hang out with what I'm guessing is probably the best community on the planet - to revive a dead installment of the franchise's most beloved multiplayer... just. Wow. I was really pissed when they shut it down, especially considering all the DLC I had. It was basically the only reason I had a non-hacked ps3.
[edit2] Obviously I'm assuming that your files simply modify the base MGO install server/dns lookup. I'm pretty sure I could accomplish this myself if I had the files. Obviously, if I get this working, I'll distribute the custom PC release with full credit to you and any other authors. I'll still need to compile the rest of the PPU's, patches and installation data though.
Currently, there are no supported mgo/mgs4 emulator-enabled hacks - hopefully such a release would not enable this. That's really going to depend on how client data is handled (server or client side) imo, though obviously injection is a much greater risk if a pc is involved. Way out of my league, just something to consider if you're worried about longterm (2-3 year) community stability.
Anyway, you guys are truly spectacular; I hope to be playing with you all very soon - with a little more help from the community, of course. Hopefully we can get this sorted out for future generations of players to enjoy on pc.
MGS4 users interested in emulation see bellow information: