PS3 FTP Client v2.8 Homebrew PlayStation 3 Application Arrives


97w ago - Following up on the intial release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer aldostools has updated his homebrew PS3 FTP Client application to version 2.8 with the changes outlined below followed by v2.9.

Download: PS3 FTP Client v2.8 / PS3 FTP Client v2.8 (Mirror) / PS3 FTP Client v2.9

To quote: PS3 FTP Client 2.8 (Updated 2012-06-09)

New feature:

  • Update the APP_VER in PARAM.SFO of the selected games to the specified version. This option helps to avoid the update screen when the game starts (for users with PS3 connected to the Internet), preventing accidental installation of patches that require FW 3.56 or higher. A backup of the original PARAM.SFO is stored as PARAM.SFO.bak. The new option works with local files and remote files via FTP.

How to use the new feature:

  • To update a single game, select the PARAM.SFO, right click and select "Update APP_VER in PARAM.SFO...".
  • To update multiple games, go to /GAMES folder, select the games that you want to update, right click and select "Update APP_VER in PARAM.SFO...".
  • Enter the new version (99.99 by default) and press OK.

To quote: This update to the PARAM.SFO can be performed manually using any PARAM.SFO editor. However, the main advantage of the new feature of the PS3 FTP Client is that it automates the tasks of download the file, update the SFO, upload it again, and make a backup of the original SFO.

The premise is that you first download and install the game patches for all your games. Use multiMAN or PS3 Game List or PS3 Game Updater to download the patches that are 3.55 compatible (<3.56).

Once you have your games updated with the latest patch, use the PS3 FTP client to update the APP_VER of your PARAM.SFO to 99.99 (or any number higher than the latest patch version of your game).

When you launch your game, it will compare its APP_VER vs the version TITLEID-ver.xml in the Playstation server. If the APP_VER is lower than the version specified in the XML in the server, the game will ask for update. If the APP_VER is higher, the game will continue loading and will not ask for update (saving you from a potential mistake: update the game with a non compatible patch).

99.99 should be enough for almost all games. However, some games may require specific APP_VER. For these ones, don't change the PARAM.SFO or rename back the PARAM.SFO.bak to PARAM.SFO.

You can update the APP_VER without download & install the patches too.




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#43 - pedro800 - 62w ago
well how to create the rap file ?

i have Saints Row The Third NPUB30700 and I don't have the rap file, so I can't install it.

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#42 - sortudo99 - 62w ago
this program still works to get into psn on rebug 4.21? ty

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#41 - seeman - 63w ago
nice... now i can make xmbmount games even quicker...

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#40 - windrider42 - 63w ago
Nice Aldostools

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#39 - PS3 News - 63w ago
Today PlayStation 3 developer aldostools has released updates to his PS3 ConsoleID, RAP Management Tools and LastGAME Customizer v1.0 PS3 homebrew applications alongside PS3 Tools Collection v2.0.62.

Download: PS3 ConsoleID / PS3 RAP Management Tools / LastGAME Customizer v1.0

Below are the update details, as follows:

PS3 ConsoleID

This tool displays the PSID and the ConsoleID from a LV2 dump created using multiMAN's mmOS or Rebug's Toolbox.

How to use: Make a dump of your LV2 and drap & drop the LV2 dump on the tool's window. It will show the PSID, ConsoleID and Target ID found in the LV2. You can drag & drop a dump of your flash too, but it only gets the ConsoleID.

RAP Management Tools

Keep your "rap" files collection clean with "remove bad files from exdata.bat" (a batch file that will remove the invalid "rap" files from your "exdata" folder) and delete_dups (a tool that will compare your rap files with the ones stored in another folder; deleting the duplicated files). Use them in conjunction with PS3 Game Integrity and PKG ContentID to keep your collection of raps organized.

TIP: My PS3 Keys tool can be used to create rap files, just entering the file name and pasting the 32 HEX digits.

LastGAME Customizer 1.0

This new tool takes advantage of the customization options that multiMAN's lastGAME applet offers, allowing to create PKG files that mount games and AVCHD movies directly from the XMB, without having to launch multiMAN's GUI (btw lastGAME = multiMAN without GUI).

Features:

  • Current version supports lastGAME 4.1 (loads Hermes payload for firmwares 3.41, 3.55, 4.21, 4.30)
  • Allows to connect to PS3 via FTP to retrieve the list of games installed on HDD or on external devices
  • Supports drag & drop of multiple folders (x:GAMES) to create multiple PKGs instantly
  • Supports command line interface (CLI)
  • Allows to mount ISOs (PS2, PSP, PSX, DVD, BDM) and load remote backups (DRM dongle is required)
  • Support direct boot (certain games only). Games that require BD mirror are not supported.

NOTE: Support for PSX ISO and 4.31 CFW (MiralaTijera) are not implemented yet on lastGAME 4.1

Special thanks to Dean Kasabow

Changes in 1.4:

  • Added support for lastGAME9 and lastGAME10 [COBRA].

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