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148w ago - This weekend PlayStation 3 developer aldostools has released CreatePS3EXTRA, which is a set of PS3 homebrew utility applications for creating the PS3_EXTRA structure for DLC PKGs, Patches, Fixes, MP4 & P3T files.

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To quote: It scans for the PKG, MP4 and P3T files copied to each game folder or its PS3_UPDATE folder, and store them under a PS3_EXTRA structure. When a game is mounted with multiMAN, there will be 2 BD icons on the XMB: one disc for the game itself and another with PKGs, MP4 and P3T. It should make it easier to install the game patches, DLC, fixes, and related videos.

From: ps3devwiki.com/wiki/PARAM.SFO#CATEGORY / ps3devwiki.com/wiki/PS3_DISC.SFB

Blu-ray Game discs in folder PS3_EXTRA - Icons aspect is the same used in "PStore news" menu (big squares of 486x405 pixels) like this: blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/08/firmrwae300ps3.jpg

Note: The zip also includes a PS3RIP tool that should help you gain some space on your external HDD, removing unnecessary files. It actually moves the files to a RIPPED folder in the root of the disk and replace the file with a 0 byte file.

The included patterns should remove language files for many games except English and Spanish files. Always review the "RIPPED" folder before delete permanently any file.

The other tool included is renam.exe, if copied to the GAMES or GAMEZ folder, it will rename the sub-folders from BLUS0000-[Title] format to Title [BLUS0000]. This name format should make it easier to find the games.

These tools are Win32 and require the [Register or Login to view links]. XP users should have this already installed (if not, download & install the DLL).

Update 2: Today aldostools has updated the package of tools for CreatePS3EXTRA to now include a new PARAM.SFO editor with the following changes:

  • CreatePS3EXTRA now can find PKG files in PS3_CONTENT and PKGDIR folders, and move them to the PS3_EXTRA folder.
  • The PS3_CONTENT and PKGDIR folders are renamed to avoid conflicts with the PS3_EXTRA structure.
  • Due a typo in the code it was not moving the P3T files to PS3_EXTRA. Fixed.
  • The PARAM.SFO editor supports SFO and SFX files.
  • SFO and SFX are associated to the editor.
  • Supports drag and drop and file name as command line parameter.
  • Displays the ICON0.PNG/ICON2.PNG found in the SFO/SFX folder.
  • The PS3RIP includes the patterns for ripping Spanish files (thanks to BahumatLord)

I want to thank to HELLCAT for his PS3SFOEdit.exe. His tool helped me a lot to test/debug the PARAM.SFO Editor.

Update 3: It now includes 6 tools that I have developed for personal use.

  • mmTM_GUI 1.0 new! - It's a tool that pack and unpack multiMAN's theme files (THM).
  • PKG ContentID 1.0 new! - It's a tool for view quickly the ContentID of a PKG. (It does more than that, please read the readme for details)
  • PARAM.SFO editor 1.0 new! - It's a tool to edit PARAM.SFO files and the PARAM.SFX files created by "Create PS3_EXTRA" (see below).
  • Create PS3_EXTRA 1.1 updated! - This tool scans for the PKG, MP4 and P3T files copied to each game folder, its PS3_UPDATE folder, PKGDIR or PS3_CONTENT, and store them under a PS3_EXTRA structure.
  • PS3RIP 1.0 - It's a tool that should help you gain some space on your external HDD, removing unnecessary files.
  • Renam 1.0 - This tool, if copied to the GAMES or GAMEZ folder, will rename the games sub-folders
    from the default "BLUS0000-[Title]" format to "Title [BLUS0000]".

All these tools are Win32 and require the VB5 runtime DLL. XP users should have this already installed (if not, download & install the DLL)

Update 4: Aldostools has now updated the collection to include 7 tools developed for personal use.

  • PS3 NET Server GUI 1.0 updated! - It's an improved GUI for the PS3 NET Server (the PC side of multiMAN). (hosts hide in system tray, remember last used folders, supports up to 10 hosts, white list, etc.) Changes: Fixed a bug where port was always "38008", now supports drag & drop

  • mmTM_GUI 1.0 updated! - It's a tool that pack and unpack multiMAN's theme files (THM). (supports drag & drop of THM file, THM file as command line, browse for THM file)

  • PKG ContentID 1.0 new! - It's a tool for view quickly the ContentID of a PKG. (It does more than that, please read the readme for details)

  • PARAM.SFO editor 1.0 new! - It's a tool to edit PARAM.SFO files and the PARAM.SFX files created by "Create PS3_EXTRA" (see below). (supports drag & drop of PARAM.SFO, PARAM.SFO as command line, browse for SFO/SFX file)

  • Create PS3_EXTRA 1.1 updated! - This tool scans for the PKG, MP4 and P3T files copied to each game folder, its PS3_UPDATE folder, PKGDIR or PS3_CONTENT, and store them under a PS3_EXTRA structure.

  • PS3RIP 1.0 - It's a tool that should help you gain some space on your external HDD, removing unnecessary files.

  • Renam 1.0 - This tool, if copied to the GAMES or GAMEZ folder, will rename the games sub-folders from the default "BLUS0000-[Title]" format to "Title [BLUS0000]".

  • NetMon - This tool is the perfect complement to PS3 NET Server. It monitors the network transfers (upstream/downstream) on the PC.

  • XMBExtras - Shows the Facebook / Youtube icons in XMBM+ 0.10 (HDD)

  • TXTtoLinks - Takes a text file with URLs and descriptions and convert the URLs to XML items and add them to Links.xml (it keeps bak of the previous XML)

All these tools are Win32 and require the VB5 runtime DLL. XP users should have this already installed (if not, download & install the DLL).

Update 5: Aldostools has updated PS3NetSvr again (now PS3 NET Server GUI v1.2) with the following changes:

  • Updated mmTM_GUI 1.2 - FIXED a critical error in the mmTM_GUI that was creating corrupted THM files.
  • The tool was updated several times yesterday... make sure you have the latest build


  • Updated mmTM_GUI 1.3 - New verification of THM files against a theme.lst file
  • Auto-complete for paths.

In related PS3 homebrew news today sandungas on IRC has shared a .zip with 3 "fake" Blu-ray discs [Register or Login to view links] and updated the page on the PS3 Dev Wiki (ps3devwiki.com/wiki/PARAM.SFO#CATEGORY) for those interested! To quote:

Blu-ray fake discs by sandungas (via psx-scene.com/forums/content/fake-1907/)

These are “fake” Blu-Ray structures with the minimall parameters inside SFO’s/SFX’s and the needed HYBRID_FLAG’s inside PS3_DISC.SFB

All the files are 100% hand made from scratch and tested, reduced to the minimall needed to work with the purpose of understand the structure and to document all valid CATEGORY values

All them can be mounted with any “backup manager” like a normal game, mixed with a real game to add content like patches, to make a video disc with all the chapters of a video serie, etc...

The other way to “play” with this is by experimenting different values and structures looking for “non standard” uses, using them in combination with other tweaks from cfw, etc... feel free to experiment

  • All the .replaceme files are dummyes (0kb) replace them with the correct file/name/format
  • All the names of the .txt files are explanatory of the contents of the SFO’s/SFX’s... can be removed, but its not necessary, the system will ignore them

Are very easy to manage because are cleaned out of non-usefull parameters and restrictions, all icons contains the name of the folder, and texts explains the values of the SFO's and SFX's for a fast overall view of the structure, i think its minimized enough to be a standard.

The first purpose to build this was to document all the possible values of CATEGORY, but i found is funny to play with them, and after the release of "CreatePS3EXTRA Tool by aldostools" i see other people likes to mod games contents... so here you have the manual way for "old school" game mods fans.

Additionally to PS3_EXTRA, there are other 2 more structures (PS3_CONTENT & PKGDIR) with different icons/behavior/structure to play with.

I had to make lot of experiments while documenting the SFO format in PS3DevWiki and one of the funniest ones from the begining was additionall content in blue ray discs, the structures included in the .zip are exactly the same ones explained there ---> PARAM.SFO - PS3 Development Wiki

Are very easy to manage because are cleaned out of non-useful parameters and restrictions, all icons contains the name of the folder, and texts explains the values of the SFO's and SFX's for a fast overall view of the structure, i think its minimized enought to be a standard

The first purpose to build this was to document all the possible values of CATEGORY, but i found is funny to play with them, and after the release of "CreatePS3EXTRA Tool by aldostools" i see other people likes to mod games contents... so here you have the manuall way for "old school" game mods fans

Additionally to PS3_EXTRA, there are other 2 more structures (PS3_CONTENT & PKGDIR) with different icons/behaviour/structure to play with. There is included a readme.txt with basic usage but feel free to make frankenstein experiments with it.

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Finally, n00b341 has shared one way (pastebin.com/p6S4hk1B) that Sony is banning PS3 consoles on IRC for those interested, essentially a PlayStation 3 JailBreak Flag Ban as follows:

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This is sent to Sony with CFW 3.41 / 3.55.You must patch communication with the Sony servers out.

Update 6: I just updated the PARAM.SFO Editor (included in the ps3tools.zip) It now can convert PARAM.SFX to SFO and viceversa.

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#21 - PS3 News - 118w ago
Today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer aldostools has released PS3 Cheats Editor version 1.1 followed by v1.2 which works with the recently released PS3UserCheat PS3 Cheat Dongle v2.3 Update from oct0xor and v2.02 with some more revisions below.

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To quote: Some features...

  • Read/save cheats database for ps3usercheat (st.dat)
  • Search/filter games
  • Sort database by column (Title ID, Name, Version, number of cheats, region) (database is saved in the selected order)
  • Added option to rearrange the position of the games in the list (use Alt+Up arrow / Alt+Down arrow in the listview)
  • Exports selected games as text files
  • Imports text file (exported format) and append to current database
  • Allows to save the description in TITLE ID + NAME + VERSION (without < > and region)
  • It accepts the file as a command line parameter (useful to open through batch files or associate extensions)
  • Support for drag & drop
  • Lots of keyboard shortcuts

The tool keeps internally the version read from the file. If you edit a game's title, you will notice that it includes the version (from the description). The program will parse the edited text and will search for ##.## (eg. 01.05). If it is found, it stores 01 05 in the database. If the pattern ##.## is not found, it will use 01.00 by default So, it's important to always include the version in the game's description.

That was exactly the part that deank helped me to figure out. BTW I updated the icon for the PSN games in the program.

Build 1.4:

0- The import now merges the cheats. So if user A has 3 cheats, and user B has 2 cheats (1 common, 1 different). User A imports cheats from B (or B imports cheats from A), in both cases the database should contain 4 cheats.
1- Added extension .ps3cheat
2- Added a suggested name for export
3- Use F2 to edit individual cheat title
4- The OCX is required. I could remove it, but it would be a lot of work, due I would have to program all the functions of the OCX. You can make a SFX and put the OCX and the EXE, the EXE will automatically register the OCX.
5- TXT format can be used for that
6- Fixed the window title (it said PS3 Game Editor instead of PS3 Cheats Editor)

Changelog:

PS3 Cheats Editor 2.6.2:

Edits the cheats database for ps3usercheat (st.dat). Allows export/import cheats to the database in text and binary formats. 3.55 CFW is required.

Now the cheats compatible with the EBOOT hack can be identified easily. This version includes a cheats database for 520 games compiled by gingerbread at ps3hax and a link to his discussion thread. Thanks to SkillerCMPnow the EBOOT patcher supports code type: 0T00 (8bit), 1T00 (16bit), 2T00 (32bit), 4T00 (Serial codes), 5T00 (Copy codes)

Special thanks to skillerCMP, gingerbread, BahumatLord, haxxxen and bungholio for the tutorial about converting CU codes.

Build 2.2.0.1:

  • This version includes a cheats database for 414 games compiled by gingerbread at ps3hax and a link to his discussion thread.

Build 2.1.0.3:

  • This version includes a cheats database for 409 games compiled by gingerbread at ps3hax and a link to his discussion thread.

Build 2.1.0.1:

  • Support info files in .pdf, .tif, .rtf, .html and .txt

Build 2.0.2:

  • This version includes a database with 381 games compiled by gingerbread at ps3hax and a link to his discussion thread.

Build 1.5.02:

  • I updated the tool to install the st.dat. So, it is not longer required to extract it from the PKG

Build 1.5:

  • There was an issue importing the games that started with "PSN" and I fixed the bug in the build 1.5

If you find bugs, they are also features. This is a sample code for Dragon's Dogma BLES01356. All credits go to xtatu at the CMP Forums

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From haxxxen: Here are some new codes (credits to cmp staff and users, i only have ported the codes)

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#20 - Studs - 121w ago
That done the trick. Thanks Chief!

Also from aldostools: I have updated my PS3 Tools

In this version I moved all the tools to a "tools" folder. Just run the PS3 Tools Menu.exe. The titleid and md5 databases are updated.

The "PKG ContentID" application now acts as a hub for various tasks from Windows Explorer:

  • Double click on a PUP to view its content using ifcaro' PUPView
  • Double click on a PKG to view its content using ifcaro' PKGView
  • Double click on a BIN, SELF or SPRX to view the info using scetools
  • Ctrl+Enter on a BIN, SELF or SPRX to resign the file using scetools (includes 3.60 keys)
  • Shift+Enter on a PKG to extract the PKG
  • Ctrl+Enter on a PKG to view the PKG Content ID
  • Shift+Ctrl+Enter on a PKG to repack a retail PKG as debug PKG - useful for DEX users.
  • Right click on a PKG and select Make PKG to create a PKG.

Almost all the tools now return to the menu clicking on the right-top blue icon

Added drag & drop support to Create PS3_EXTRA and PS3RIP. PS3 Game Updates is included in the zip.

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Note: if you need to use your own batch to resign the EBOOTs, create a file named "custom_eboot_fix.bat" in the folder of scetool.

I programmed a FixELF.exe (16kb) that does the hex replace (same as binmay - freecode.com/projects/binmay). But it is specialized for this this task if no parameter is provided, it asumes EBOOT.ELF "24 13 BC C5 F6 00 33 00 00 00 36" "24 13 BC C5 F6 00 33 00 00 00 34"

I just integrated it to my PS3 Tools, so to resign an EBOOT.BIN just double-click on it hodling Ctrl (or press Ctrl+Enter on it) and it makes a resigned EBOOT.BIN and EBOOT.BIN_ORIGINAL

It is required to run once the PKG ContentID.exe to associate the files.

Quick Tutorial for Converting PS3 3.60 Games to 3.55 Using PS3 Tools:

I. -- Preparation --

1- Download the ps3tools and install it
2- Run PARAM.SFO Editor and close it (this register the SFO extensions to Windows)
3- Run PKG Content ID and close it (this will register the EBOOT, self, sprx to Windows)

(you may need to copy the ps3 keys and the cygwin files requied by psn_package_npdrm to the ps3tools\tools)

II. -- Fixing a 3.60 disc game --

4. Open the GAMES\title name\PS3_GAME and double click on the PARAM.SFO
5. Press alt+y (PS3 System) and press down to set the version to 3.55
6. Press Ctrl+S to save the SFO and close the window

7. Open USRDIR and browse the folders to see if the are .self or .sprx
a. If you find a .self or .sprx, double click on it to view if it is using [3.60-3.61 keys]
b. If there are not .self or .sprx, press Ctrl+Enter on the EBOOT and you're ready to play

c. If there are .self or .sprx, copy the EBOOT.BIN and all the .self/.sprx files to the scetool folder in PS3 Tools and run the BruteForce.exe
d. If the keys are found, the BruteForce will resign the EBOOT.BIN and self/sprx
e. Copy the resigned EBOOT.BIN and self/sprx to their original location and play

III. -- Fixing a 3.60 patch PKG --

8. Run PS3 Game Update from the PS3 Tools Menu, enter the title id of the game, set the target version to 3.60 and press Verify
9. Download the PKG files that are 3.60 or lower
10. Once the download complete, double click again the completed file to open the folder
11. Press Shift+Enter on the PKG to extract all the files
12. Browse to the extracted folder\TITLEID and double click on the PARAM.SFO. Change the PS3 System to 3.55, press Ctrl+S and exit
13. Browse to USRDIR and repeat the all the steps in 7 (resign the 3.60 to 3.55)
14. Once you have resigned the files to 3.55 and copied them back to the extracted folder, browse up to the extracted folder. eg. UP0002-BLUS30591_00-CODBLOPSPATCH012-A0113-V0100-PE
15. Right click on the folder and select Make PKG
16. Install the PKG and play

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#19 - PS3 News - 127w ago
You may want to try redownloading it (using the same link above) as apparently since the initial 1.0 release it has been updated with v1.0.1, v1.0.2, v1.0.3 and v1.0.4 to fix some of the bugs:

  • Fixed bug: 'error 70 - access denied' on Windows 64bit
  • Fixed bug: 'stop download if game folder is collapsed'
  • Fixed bug: 'Verify button disabled pasting text with mouse'
  • Fixed bug: 'Verify button disabled pasting text in lower case'

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#18 - Studs - 127w ago
Won't run for me. I had the Dll error.. downloaded the correct files the chief gave us. I can get past that error, now it just says " run time error 70. Permission denied" Any ideas?

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#17 - PS3 News - 127w ago
Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer aldostools has made available a PS3 Game Updates v1.0 homebrew application which allows you to identify and download updates for video game backups.

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To quote: My new tool... (beta)

I really liked the trueicecold's PS3 Game Updater 1.41, but I wanted a couple of new features... so I made my own "PS3 Game Updates 1.0"...

Features:

  • The title id field accepts many formats of title id (eg: title id with/without dash, content id, URL of pkgs, etc). Also supports search game by name.
  • The title id field also accepts the path of GAMES or the IP of the PS3 (to scan multiple games).
  • Show game patches 3.56+ in a different color (pink).
  • Auto-detects game patches already downloaded (search in PS3_UPDATE, PS3_EXTRAS, and in the default download path) and show them in gray.
  • Asks for confirmation to download patches 3.56 or higher. Required firmware version is appended to the name of the file (for 3.56+).
  • Show game cover and game description even if the game does not have updates.

PS3 Game Updates 3.0 Changelog:

  • This application download PS3 game updates and patches. The 'error 70' is already fixed.
  • Support concurrent queued downloads. new feature!
  • The title id field accepts many formats of title id (eg: title id with/without dash, content id, URL of pkgs, etc).
  • Search updates by name of the game.
  • The title id field also accepts the path of GAMES or the IP of the PS3 (to scan multiple games).
  • Show game patches 3.56+ in a different color (pink).
  • Auto-detects game patches already downloaded (search in PS3_UPDATE, PS3_EXTRAS, and in the default download path) and show them in gray.
  • Asks for confirmation to download patches 3.56 or higher. Required firmware version is appended to the name of the file.
  • Show game cover and game description even if the game does not have updates.
  • Auto-fix downloaded PKGs that required firmware 3.60

Finally, in related PlayStation 3 homebrew news today MCLUB has made available [Register or Login to view links] and stated the following, to quote:

My Tool can all files from Folder listed in .FolderList.txt File

  • Step1 put .FolderList.exe in Folder
  • Step2 Start Program
  • Step3 Press Enter

Good for Cover Index Make in .txt File.

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