[Answered] Packing PS3 backup games as .pkg's help?
I am curious, is it possible that someday we will be able to put our backed-up games in proper .pkg format and install them on the XMB like you would a normal PSN game? Or is something like this not likely to happen (based on what is currently known)?
Cause while using a backup manager is not difficult at all, having my backed-up games directly on the XMB would be pretty nice. Plus this could benefit those of us with multiple PS3's as well. Because playing off the HDD will greatly increase the life of the BD laser, and with a simple data-transfer from a CFW PS3 to a OFW PS3, somebody could have the game installed on a PSN-enabled OFW PS3 for online play (since no BM would be required). Although the game pkg would have to be signed with the 'key' to work on a OFW PS3.
Reason I ask is because I currently have two PS3's. One with a kmeaw CFW 3.55, and the other is OFW 3.6 (so I can access PSN and play online games). And the prospect of backing up my purchased online games and playing off the OFW 3.6 PS3 HDD is indeed one to strive for. Especially with some games (Black Ops for example) which are constantly being read from the disk. Undoubtedly reducing the BD lasers life.
It was possible to take almost any game and make a package to run from the xmb. All these pkg's stopped working with the release of ofw 3.56, and no one has yet made the same method possible. It would seem that sony are and will in the future be able to block this method of packaging games to be launched from the xmb.
The cut and dry of it is, in answer to the original question, yes you can for 3.55 and below, but for ofw 3.56 or higher forget it.
Originally Posted by zant
I have seen some on usenet that are presented in this form but if you can get yourself to cfw 3.55 and stay there for the time being.
The xmb pkg thing is outdated and no one needs to be that worried about there bluray drive if you are using backup managers.