so is it to my understanding that to get a PS3 game installed under the game list in the XMB you would have to recompile another PKG file for each ps3 game, moving all its contents into the pkg file..?
Nope - not the whole content - just the the icon and background (and the Title of the game indeed + ID) - you're basically creating a customized shortcut on your XMB - at the moment manually for each game but hopefully some (semi-)automated tool (either PC or even PS3 side based) could be created soon to simplify the whole process
so is the ps3 booting the PS3 games from the XMB directly like a PSN game does..?
or is the SmallLoader or XMBoot app required to be loaded 1st or something before you can launch you PS3 game from the XMB..?
How to use: Just run the tool and press 10 for Jurai2s XMBoot
Press 1 to copy game files to the working dir
2 for editing the sfo file and set the game to HDD Boot game and edit the Title ID to a unique one.
After that press 3 for generating the package.conf (i have changed it for my app to xmbootpkg.conf)
Press 4 for editing the main.cpp and set the path to your game on internal or external hdd and set if you want to quick boot it and if you want to use the hermes fix (for next update i will try to do that without opening the main.cpp)
At last 5 to generate the Custom Game Package
Now you have a instalable pkg file wich will be displayed in your ps3“s game category like demos or arcade games.
NOTE: This doesnt generate FULL game pkg“s !! They only have the banner, icon and sound files from your game.The eboot.bin is a kind of Forwarder and contains a small bootloader that knows where your game on the hdd will be stored and boot it normal or quick and with or without the new Hermes fix.
I should type that code in the CMD of windows or not?
dude that command is to compile it from the leaked sdk. If you're asking that you shouldn't be using this. But, just to answer your question that should be put into the MSYS console while in the root of the smallloader folder. There are plenty of guides on how to setup the sdk in either linux or windows.
Oh btw this tool is awesome! Direct booting into demon's souls with one button
So, I create a shortcut package using my original game's .SFO, titleID, Name etc - does this mean that I i then run the shortcut and subsiquently the game that the PS3 thinks that THIS GameID is running (as opposed to the BM where it thinks eg LAUN12345 "Backup Manager" is running)
i.e. Does this mean that if we were able to get PSN access back again that the PSN servers would think we're running the legitimate game as opposed to the backup manager?
Not really that helpful at the moment since you must be on a higher firmware to access PSN - but can't help thinking that EVENTUALLY that's going to get hacked again too! lol
You need to install MSYS environnement and add make_package_npdrm.exe. You can change icon0.png by one of your choice.
In a folder ,copy the PS3_GAME from your game, SmallLoader Configuratatator.exe and make_package_npdrm.exe. And just click "Compiler en pkg " and it's finish. You can now copy this pkg on your ps3 via usb or ftp, and install it . You will see the game icon like when you install a demo.pkg on your xmb, click it, it's your game