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PS3MFW Builder Portable with Two New PS3 Plugins is Released

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200w ago - As a follow-up to the initial release, today tpryor has released what he calls PS3MFW Builder Portable which now includes two new PS3 plugins to extract and change the bootsound on the PlayStation 3 console.

Shortly after, [Register or Login to view links] shared his own PS3MFW Portable version that works in Windows 7 64bit and is detailed below.

Download: PS3MFW Builder Portable / PS3MFW Portable / [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: yes, i made this nice app portable myself. no need to install anything, no activetcl nor the app itself or the keys. it is all integrated and it runs from any directory.

i did it cause i had problems with the temp folders and i have a SSD, which doesn't like heavy temporary writings. i've already talked about it with kakaroto and he said i should open a new thread, so no problem from his side. he also gave me 2 new plugins to extract and change the coldboot_multi.ac3 and the coldboot_stereo.ac3, the bootsound from the ps3.

edit: thank you very much kakaroto, you're one of the best...
edit2: i don't know if it is important but i made it under winxp so maybe there are problems with vista/win7 as i cannot test it...

This portable app includes everything, Active TCL 8.5, the keys and 2 new plugins to alter the bootsound.

To run it you have to start the big "Launch PS3MFW Builder.exe" executable (47,7MB in size).

You can place the folder anywhere and run it so no need to worry and the tempfiles are created in the same folder.


If an error occurs, you have to restart the app as the temp files cannot be deleted if not.

Please don't touch the folder structure within %Pofile% and %Temp%. However, the extracted files can be deleted under:

"PS3MFW Builder\%Temp%\PS3MFW\PS3MFW-MFW\update_files"

"PS3MFW Builder\%Temp%\PS3MFW\PS3MFW-MFW"

"PS3MFW Builder\%Temp%\PS3MFW\PS3MFW-OFW\update_files"

"PS3MFW Builder\%Temp%\PS3MFW\PS3MFW-OFW"

To use the new plugins and alter the bootsound you have to enable only the options, the names of the files are set correctly. It is 1st "coldboot_stereo.ac3" and 2nd "coldboot_multi.ac3". During the modifying there pop up two messages to alter the files, but do not click "OK" yet. in this time you have to swap your ac3 file under:


From DanyL: I just moved to SSD too, and I got a tip for you - you can move the temp, desktop, my music (and so on) location, and keep your SSD's life a bit longer. Anyway, I followed kakaroto's advice and made a completely portable version.

All the Temp files go to the "Temp" folder inside the program's folder. The keys stored now in the folder "ps3keys", also inside the program's folder.

It does work in Windows 7 64bit. Enjoy!

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#8 - mojobojo - 200w ago
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I am getting an app crash on starting of the application. In the corner of my screen a box pops up that says:

"Launching ps3mfw.exe"
"Licensed To Egal"
"Powered by VMWare"

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Launch PS3MFW Builder.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 497d1770
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16695
Fault Module Timestamp: 4cc7ab86
Exception Code: c00000fd
Exception Offset: 0003a6d7
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 215b
Additional Information 2: 215bcc77a990f86ac1ecee7fef1ba532
Additional Information 3: f975
Additional Information 4: f975cdfdb2b0c0fa400f0e2c783a21a7

This happens on all of the executables. The Rar is corrupted as well. I am on windows 7 64 bit.

#7 - proskopina - 200w ago
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i can't find the module file! what do you mean??

#6 - aideng2011 - 200w ago
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Yep just seems to be the mega upload link that's broken thanks :-)

Sorry seem to be facing some more issues im using win7 ultimate x86 any one had it working on 7 yet?

Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Launch PS3MFW Builder.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 497d1770
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16559
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ba9b21e
Exception Code: c00000fd
Exception Offset: 00056e81
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 2057

#5 - abdelmajidtolba - 200w ago
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the option hide install package in fmbuilder seems very interesting...

#4 - barrybarryk - 200w ago
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yep files seem fine here. well it extracts, but crashes on open with an access violation (win 7 x86)


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