166w ago - Here is OpenSplit v1.0 to split 4+GB files via PC for Open Manager on the PS3 followed shortly by version 1.1 which includes some bug fixes and version 1.2, and deanrr shared a similar app called Split4G which he detailed HERE.
This little tool lets you split the BIG files (bigger than 4GB) in your games on your PC, so that you can use them with Open Manager 1.0 for the ps3.
* How do I use it? *
- Press "Split BIG files to .666xx" in order to select a folder with your games. OpenSplit then will search the folder and all its subfolders for BIG files and split them according to Open Manager 1.0. All game folders that contained BIG files will be renamed accordingly. (example -> "BCESXXX" to "_BCESXXX")
- Press "Merge .666xx files to BIG" in order to select a folder with your games. OpenSplit then will search the folder and all its subfolders for .666xx files and merge them to BIG files. All game folders that contained .666xx files will be renamed accordingly. (example -> "_BCESXXX" to "BCESXXX")
- Check the checkbox "Don't delete splitted BIG / merged .666xx files" if you want to keep both BIG and .666xx files.
You can choose your whole GAMEZ directory, then all games will be processed.
I have attached the program to this post.
An important issue: PLEASE DON'T TRY TO MERGE .666xx FILES ON A FAT32 HDD! There files can't be bigger than 4 GB! You will only encounter errors!
Another issue: IF YOU START A SPLIT/MERGE PROCESS, ALWAYS WAIT UNTIL THE MESSAGE "All jobs done!" APPEARS IF YOU DON'T WANT ANY PROBLEMS!
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One very very minor issue.. After running the app on a single game folder, and it having completed and renamed the folder to _game. If I then press to split another game, the file/folder browser that comes up is going back to the default folder window (libraries in Windows 7 I think it was - presumably My Docs on XP).
Obviously the file browser will have no doubt attempted to look for the previous folder, eg e:\ps3games\Uncharted2, but with that having been renamed to _Uncharted2 it must revert back to windows settings for what folder to be in.
Any chance perhaps to have it either auto set the folder to the renamed _ folder... or perhaps, to go to the next nesting up when a folder is not found (so it would fail to see e:\ps3games\Uncharted2 so it would go to e:\ps3games instead...so that can manually select the next one with ease
Fejwin, thanks for the reply, luckily i had a backup and double check and it had indeed moved the files??, very odd, this was on a batch convert of about 10 games, i also noticed some had been missed too, so very odd indeed.
I re-ran all the missed games through and also a backup of the one i mentioend, and all is ok now, but again i did this one by one, not sure if its a batch issue or what, if it happens again ill let you know.
PS This is what happened... Operation Flashpoint - Dragon Rising\PS3_GAME\USRDIR\PS3Cache\ps3_000.nfs
Created 6 split files but they were placed in the USRDIR, this i know was worn as i was using version 1.0 that did not delete the BIG file, but i used a backup anyway to be sure.
Anybody have a copy of this to make sure im correct and something odd isnt going on?
Are you really sure they were in USRDIR? The program takes the path of a BIG file and just adds the extension to it when saving small files. For example, it knows the BIG file is in ...path/bla/BIG.fl - then it adds .66600 or .66601 and so on to it whithout considering the directory. so out comes: ...path/bla/BIG.fl.66600 and ...path/bla/BIG.fl.66601 and so on. Because it already knows where the BIG file is, right?
If you are quite sure the splitted files were in a different folder... Can't imagine what the cause for this bug could possibly be.