I guess they must have a way to decrypt/reencrypt save data as many titles have encrypted saves. If not, then this tool won't be all that usable. Also, I'm not sure what they plan to do about games where the save file isn't transferable (maybe one can't cheat those).
On the most part, I agree with elser1 about cheating, but I do recognize there are some instances where this can come in handy. For example, some fighting games require you to play through the single player mode to unlock all the characters, but you might only want to play the game with friends. Or games like Tiger Woods where if you want a fully developed player you either spend weeks in the single player mode (boring) or buy EA's DLC unlock (lame).
Oh, come on, FFXIII-2 saves aren't encrypted, there are manuals to modify them with a simple hex-editor. Skyrim also has a PC<>PS3 conversion utility, so I'm preety sure, edititng saves here is not a cosmic science now either.
Do not know for other games, but this is preyty the issue. CoD also, IIRC, do not encrypt game saves completely.
The only thing this will results in will be the Sony or developers retaliating by either fully encrypting the game saves or (even worse!) buy not allowing the game saves to be backed up / copied NOT a good idea really ...
PS3 Cyber Save Editor Translated FAQ and Tutorial Arrive
Following up on the Code Freak PS3 Cheat Device and more recent PS3 Game Genie Save Editor news, today fakeshadow has made available a translated FAQ and tutorial from the http://home.cybergadget.co.jp/products/4544859043000.html by CyberGadget dubbed the PS3 Cyber Save Editor below.
Q: What is Cyber PS3 Save Editor?
A: It is a software for modding PS3 game saves. You can mod money stats and progress in game like every save editor does.
Q: What do I have to do to make it work?
A: You need a PC runing on WindowsXP/Vista/7,internet connection and a usb stick.
Q: Will it work on all PS3 games?
A: Unfortunately, no. It only support some games.
Q: What is the risk of using this. Will I get banned?
A: All hacking violate TOS may cause you trouble for using PSN so use it at your own risk.
Q: How can i get it?
A: Its a Japan only software. you can get it on the offical site (linked above).
Q: Will there be a English version?
A: The English version of Cyber PS3 Save Editor is call GameGenie.. it is said to be out on E3.
Cyber Save Editor for PS3 Tutorial:
Tutorial for install and basic use:
Insert the CD disk in your "(PS3) Cyber Save Editor" and run setup.
Press "次へ" (Next) to start
Hook the "使用許諾契約書" (License Agreement) and press "次へ" (Next)
Decide your install location and press "次へ" (Next)
Press"インストール" (Install) and the install will begin
Press "完了" (Complete) and the install is finished
Run this shortcut to start the editor
Insert your serial number which is in your "(PS3) Cyber Save Editor" box and press ok
It will display all the update information when start up. you can check news here.. the list right is the support list.
Copy a game save (catherine for example in the pic) on the support list using your USB stick from PS3 and insert it to your PC.
Press "外部メモリー選択" (Display) and choose your USB stick and the editor will recognize all the saves and display them.
Right click on the game you want to mod and choose "シンプルモード" (Simple Mode).
All building codes can use will display now.. here we see are codes for medal and retry times.
Hook the code you want to use and press "適用" (Apply).
Press "はい" (Yes) to use, press "いいえ" (No) if want to cancel.
After the soft do its work, unplug your USB stick from PC and copy the save back to your PS3.. the mods will work now.
Finally, to quote (roughly translated) via global.rakuten.com/en/store/193shop/item/90369/ on the PS3 Cyber Save Editor:
The PC which I can connect to the Internet. The correspondence OS Windows XP/Vista/7 (Vista/7 32/64bit correspondence):
The environment that can connect with the Internet. When I use this product, PS3 and the USB memory where there is the reading and writing with a your other PC are necessary separately.
I can edit the save data of the game for PS3 by oneself!
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I am going to cope with the version up of the system software of the main body of PS3. I cannot use this product for the save data that I am prohibited from copying.