140w ago - Today MultiMAN's deanrr has made available new PS3 EBOOTMod and EBOOTFix Tools, which allow users to decrypt and re-encrypt newer PlayStation 3 executable files for use on older PS3 Firmware versions.
To quote: Here is an updated version of the tools. They now handle properly SPRX files. (thanks to belmondo for the hints!)
There are few important fixes (about path with spaces and wrong byte change which may cause crashes and also fixed PARAM.SFO in RETAIL to be DG type). Don't use previous versions I posted. This package also includes multiMAN 01.16.11 (TEST UPDATE#5) which handles properly SPRX files during SHADOW COPY.
ebootFIX now produces TWO separate folders:
One is [NPDRM] - to be used as PSN-styled game to launch from XMB (to be used with multiMAN's shadow copy)
The other one is [RETAIL] - it will generate the full game structure with all subfolders + all EBOOT.BIN / *.self / *.sprx files.
[NPDRM] has a PKG file to be used with multiMAN's shadow copy.
[RETAIL] can be used to directly replace the files in your original game BACKUP.
Let me know if it works properly for you.
Short readme for ebootMOD and ebootFIX:
ebootFIX: Drag and drop a PS3 game folder to ebootFIX.exe.
For example drag&drop
to ebootFIX.exe. ebootFIX processes whole game folders and produces two output folders:
[NPDRM] - folder - content ready to be installed as PSN-style XMB game:
You will find two PKG files in the folder. The tool will decrypt and sign all executables (EBOOT.BIN and other .self / .sprx files) to make them compatible with lower firmware versions. Follow the generated INSTRUCTIONS in [NPDRM] folder.
[RETAIL] - folder - all files which you can replace in your original backup copy to play the game via a Game Manager.
ebootMOD: Drag & drop a file (EBOOT.BIN, .self or .sprx) to ebootMOD.exe. It will decrypt and sign the file to make it compatible with lower firmware versions. The generated file will be saved in the same folder with the original, prefixed with "MODIFIED_".
More options available via command-line.
Steps are simple and anyone can manage to create PKG for any game he wishes.
1) Drag&drop PS3_GAME folder of your game to "ebootFIX.exe" application
2) You will get a ready to use PKG file
3) Install it on your PS3 and start the game from the XMB.
4) Get your game on your PS3′s INTERNAL HDD
5) Start multiMAN, go to FileManager (select+start)
6) Browse to your game backup, select PS3_GAME folder and press [R3]
7) multiMAN will create some links/shadow copies for your game (no space needed)
8 ) Exit multiMAN and start the game from XMB
You can find eboot_FIX application in the first post of multiMAN's thread. Once the program completes you'll get an instructions (.txt) file if you don't understand the steps above - read the .txt instructions.
Example: Colin McRae Dirt (1) doesn't work from a backup. So if you drag&drop its PS3_GAME folder to ebootFIX.exe you'll get two folders:
[BLES00095] [RETAIL] Colin McRae DiRT and
[BLES00095] [NPDRM] Colin McRae DiRT (HDD) with files:
1) [BLES00095] Colin McRae DiRT (HDD).pkg
2) [BLES00095] Colin McRae DiRT (HDD)-FW_355.pkg
3) [BLES00095] Colin McRae DiRT (HDD).txt (instructions as posted below)
To use this tutorial you will need a Windows PC and PS3 with multiMAN 01.16.12 (or newer). Please follow these steps exactly in this order! Do not skip or reverse the steps.
INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO USE NPDRM VERSION (PSN-like boot from XMB):
[PC] folder generated: "[BLES00095] [NPDRM] Colin McRae DiRT (HDD)":
!) [PS3] Delete all GAME DATA you may have on you PS3 system for "Colin McRae: DiRT" game!
1) [PC] Copy the generated PKG file to the root folder of USB stick or USB HDD:
-> for firmwares 01.90-03.41: "[BLES00095] Colin McRae DiRT (HDD).pkg"
-> for firmwares 03.55- : "[BLES00095] Colin McRae DiRT (HDD)-FW_355.pkg"
2) [PS3] Install the PKG file from [* Install package files] menu on your PS3
3) [PS3] Open multiMAN in file manager mode on your PS3 system (press SELECT+START)
4) [PS3] Browse to your game (on internal HDD) and press [R3] while PS3_GAME folder is selected
5) This operation will create SHADOW copy of "Colin McRae: DiRT€" to: -> /dev_hdd0/G/E00095 and -> /dev_hdd0/game/BLES00095
6) [PS3] Exit multiMAN
7) [PS3] Launch the game directly from "Colin McRae: DiRT€ (HDD)" icon on the [GAME] column in XMB
8 ) [PS3] If prompted to update the game to newer version - cancel the update
!) You can use [BLES00095] [MODIF] files directly with your game if you decide not to use the (HDD) PKGs, but you will have to rename them to the original names and replace in your game backup folder OR just use files from:
[BLES00095] [RETAIL] Colin McRae DiRT folder.
INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO USE RETAIL VERSION (with a game manager):
[PC] folder generated: "[BLES00095] [RETAIL] Colin McRae DiRT":
1) Replace all files in your original game backup with the contents of the [RETAIL] folder
2) That is it
*) DISCLAIMER: Use this application ONLY with legally owned content!
Finally, another guide from Rogero, to quote:
I have written this small tutorial on how this package should be used, this was tested a lot in the last few days and is working fine with games that requires FW 3.56 where the "eboot.bin/self/sprx" files needs to be properly patched for the games to run on FW <= 3.55 (and for future versions like FW 3.60 the required keys can be added to the package and EbootFIX.exe will work fine too)
To use this tutorial you will need a Windows PC and PS3 with multiMAN 01.16.12 (or newer). Please follow these steps exactly in this order! Do not skip or reverse the steps. (This will work for any 3.56 game and not only "The Tomb Raider Trilogy")
1- Get a copy of the game with original/untouched files on your external USB HDD or on your computer HDD. Note: you can always keep an untouched copy of your game as a backup in case something goes wrong.
2- install the latest EbootFix package with latest multiMAN from here: http://www.multiupload.com/PND11XNHQB
3- extract the downloaded package content on your PC and install the included multiMAN update on your PS3. (multiMAN 01.16.12 or newer is required)
4- from the game folder on your USB HDD/PC, drag and drop the [PS3_GAME] folder onto the EbootFIX.exe (careful here, not on EbootMOD.exe but on EbootFIX.exe) it should start scanning and processing the needed files. It takes about 4 ~ 5 minutes for "The Tomb Raider Trilogy" to finish. Once finished, you will have 2 new folders in the same folder of EbootFIX.exe :
"[BLES01195] [NPDRM] The Tomb Raider Trilogy (HDD)" and "[BLES01195] [RETAIL] The Tomb Raider Trilogy"
5-Copy the content of the folder "[BLES01195] [RETAIL] The Tomb Raider Trilogy" and overwrite the original games files.
Now it have the patched files & you can play it from any backup manager like a normal game. If you want to play the game in retail mode = using a backup manager then you're ready and you can stop here at this step.
Note: "The Tomb Raider Trilogy" is a "Black Screen Game" and it needs to be on external drive + launched with "Select+x"
Steps 6 to 15 are now needed only to play the game from XMB:
6- Copy the game to your PS3 internal HDD.
7- [PS3] Delete all GAME DATA you may have on you PS3 system for "The Tomb Raider Trilogy" game!
8- [PC] from this folder "[BLES01195] [NPDRM] The Tomb Raider Trilogy (HDD)"
Copy the generated PKG file to the root folder of USB stick or USB HDD:
--> for firmwares 01.90-03.41: "[BLES01195] The Tomb Raider Trilogy (HDD).pkg"
--> for firmwares 03.55- : "[BLES01195] The Tomb Raider Trilogy (HDD)-FW_355.pkg"
9- [PS3] Install the PKG file from [* Install package files] menu on your PS3
10-[PS3] Open multiMAN 01.16.12 (or newer) in file manager mode on your PS3 system (press SELECT+START)
11-[PS3] Browse to your game (on internal HDD) and press [R3] while PS3_GAME folder is selected
This operation will create SHADOW copy of "The Tomb Raider Trilogy" to:
--> /dev_hdd0/G/E01195 and
12-[PS3] Exit multiMAN
13-[PS3] Launch the game directly from "The Tomb Raider Trilogy (HDD)" icon on the [GAME] column in XMB
14-[PS3] If prompted to update the game to newer version - cancel the update
15-say Thanks to Dean and Belmondo for their efforts & enjoy your game.
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Following up on the PS3 Mount Package Install Disc release, today PlayStation 3 developer _Exeedy_ has made available PS3 Alphabetical Sorter XMB Installer v0.1 for use with multiMAN PS3 game back-up manager followed by v0.2 with details below.
From the included ReadMe file: Sorts PSN Games alphabetically in XMB!
Note: For use with Multiman
Only double click on the .zip file inside the "Installer DEV_FLASH" folder and install it (not extracting)!!! Now in XMB you can use the entry "last created" and it automatically sorts your games alphabetically..
Tested with Rogero 4.30 CFW
Should work on other 4.21+ cfws too
Iceman you are not allowed to use that in your awesome xmb mods
v0.2 Changelog: Changed "Creation Date" to "Alphabetical A-Z" now it fits better to the XMB (Only available for system languages English (us/en) and German at the moment). v0.2 only tested with Rogero 4.30 CFW. Should work on other 4.21+ cfws too. Other languages coming soon! Use at your own risk!
Update: I said "USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!" and "Tested on Rogero 4.30". If you have problems use v0.1! Some people have problems with Rebug 4.21 CFW they said that they dont have a "Whats New" entry anymore.
Coming soon: Installer v0.2 and DeInstaller for v0.2 with Rebug 4.21 support!
Here is the DeInstaller for v0.2 Rogero 4.30: http://rghost.net/42605623
Now the issues with Rebug 4.21.1 should be solved. Use at your own risk!