Just a couple of notes for confirmation or so others won't have to waste their bandwith to try out installing the .pkg from the ps3 store links sticky thread.
All these been tested on fw 1.81, SA (south asia) PS3 machine. Logged in with Australian account.
.pkg files downloaded to pc first and then transferred to the PS3 via proxy server, folding@home link method.
note: copyright = did not start, "The copyright protection information is invalid" message shown.
Super Rub a dub (activation) - work
Gripshift (full) - work
Lemmings (activation) - work
Mortal Kombat - not working, copyright
Loco Roco - not working, copyright
Joust - not working, copyright
Super Stardust HD - not working, copyright
Qbert - not working, copyright
Nucleus (Activation) - not working, game stays as demo
Super Puzzle Fighter 2 - not working, copyright
Calling All Cars - not working, copyright
Pixel Junk Racers Demo - working
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Demo - working
Motorstorm Demo - working
Nucleus Demo - working
(all demos ones probably work anyway since they're.. well, demo. The only problem would be the different firmware version requirements)
If you compare these with the PS3 game store links thread, a lot of it actually conflicts with what is noted there (some full games written as working, etc.).
So I was wondering how did any of you make it work without buying it? If the info on that thread isn't true then could admin please update it... cause in fact I updated my ps3 from 1.51 to 1.81 after I saw that loco roco's full file link was there (i know its not noted as working but i took the chance, + there were lots of others noted as working to try out), but well.. its just disappointing.
The only non-free games that I managed to install and play perfectly are the 3 mentioned above, gripshit, super rub a dub and lemmings. And note that the only game I've ever bought from the ps3 store is Tekken DR.