150w ago - Today trueicecold has released a PC application formerly dubbed PS3 Game Detector which is now called PS3 Game Updater and allows users to identify and grab updates for their PlayStation 3 game backups.
It fetches the list of the game names in your specified backups directories with an option of finding the latest update to the those games.
To quote: A small program I created, to make it easier for users download updates for their games.
This program will scan you backed up games folder (On your computer, not PS3), show details about each game, and give you the option to download updates for your games, all at once by your choice (deselect the checkboxes on the left to remove a game from the update list).
+ Added "Collapse/Expand" button to expand all updates.
+ Downloading an update will also show progress in the game column itself, so no need to expand it
+ Added new file format for saving updates: "GAMEID - GAMENAME - VERSION.pkg"
+ Fixed the bug of update links not exported correctly
+ Stability fixes
Note: Application tested on:
Windows XP 32Bit + .NET 3.0 installed
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit + .NET 3.0 installed
Windows Vista 32Bit Home Premium
+ Fixed that dreadful crash when pressing the "Get Games List" button.
+ Added FTP PSN Support (FTP function will now show updates for PSN games as well).
+ Want to download the updates using your favorite download manager? Now you can have the option to export game updates links to a text file
+ Added a new column - "Fat32 Compatible". Basically checkes for files larger than 4GB (Disabled by default, enable in settings window).
+ By popular request, Now you choose between "," ";" or "[TAB]" delimieter for csv export (Settings window)
+ Major changes to the results grid.
+ You can now download all updates of a game, instead of the latest one!
+ Added downloading updates by game id (choose "Search Game ID" from the "Import From" menu)
+ Optimized the ftp lookup. Should be about 20 times faster now.
+ Added a new option in Settings: you can now choose to save the update file in its ogirinal file name, or save it as "[GAMENAME] - Version [VERSION].pkg]" for easier location and update ordering.
+ Added a "Donate" option in the menu. Please do
+ Added exporting list to csv file.
+ Fully already downloaded updated will be skipped.
+ Added FTP scan support (Experimental). Switch to "PS3 FTP" from the menu. The application will scan the directory of your choice for the games installed, and return a list, just like HDD scan. To edit locations of the games folder, edit the settings.ini. Edit "FTPLocations" parameter, each location seperated by a ",". Updates downloaded through FTP scan will be saved under the "PS3 Game Updater Updates (FTP Scan)" in the aplication directory.
* Note: this process could take a while, depending on the amount of sub-directories of your games directory.
+ Added shortcuts:
F1 - About
F2 - Settings
Ctrl+Shift+S - Export as csv
+ Minor and not-so-minor bug fixes.
+ Enabled X button to close the appication.
+ Added "Settings" and "About" windows. Use the "Settings" window to save your last used folder, open folder after downloading all updates, and determine whether to save the updates into one big folder, or put each update in its game folder.
+ Table now shows the actualy game path as well.
+ Select/Deselect all checkbox added.
+ Added Download speed indicator.
+ Downloading now shows the version of the donwloaded update.
+ Minor GUI improvements.
First release, only scans folder and shows details. Previously called "PS3 Game Detector".
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would be nice if this thing can also auto download the original eboot and param.sfo, detect whether the game has 4gb files or not, has split4g function integrated into the software. in other words an all-in-one app for managing ps3 games. perhaps also include the ability for users to include a note to each games.
Nice tiny but very useful app. Here is a few bugs I've encounterred so far with latest (1.41) version:
1. Download sometimes ends up prematurelly although claiming all downloads finished (no errors). Tried several times the same update with the same problem - it will cut out at around 15 -20 percent. Got the link to JDownloader and obtain the file without problems. [NPHB00092]
2. When it is already downloading it will CRASH if you try to change to another mode (let's say to Search Game ID) or Search for another game ID while downloading one already.
3. It's not possible to add multiply games via Search Game ID for a "batch" download and / or generating the download list. Currently you need to serach for games one by one.
4. In the Search Game ID the labels for buttons are confusing - Get updates should bereally Search for updates and Check updates should be Download updates
None of above is a major issue - just more or less inconvenient.
I use Winxp sp3 32bit + .net 2.0 sp2 + .net 3.0 sp2 + .net 3.5 + .net 4.0 but i have prob when run PS3Updater. I run it well on Win7 + .net 4.0.
Here is the prob: PS3 Game Detector has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
EventType: clr20r3 P1: ps3gameupater.exe P2:18.104.22.168 P3:4d5e7e74 P4: system.windows.forms P5: 22.214.171.124 P6:4889dee7 P7:6ccb P8:1f P9:system.invalidoperationexception