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PS3 FTP Client v2.8 Homebrew PlayStation 3 Application Arrives


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138w 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: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (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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#40 - windrider42 - 104w ago
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Nice Aldostools

#39 - PS3 News - 104w ago
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Today PlayStation 3 developer aldostools has released updates to his PS3 ConsoleID, RAP Management Tools and LastGAME Customizer v1.0 PS3 homebrew applications alongside [Register or Login to view links].

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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 [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] 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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#38 - seeman - 111w ago
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booth of the pkgs doesnt work on rogero... i told you something needs to be changed for pkgs...

#37 - DJGeForce - 111w ago
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Nice tool, handy for Rogero fw

#36 - StanSmith - 111w ago
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To install multiple PKGs at once just do it the normal way but go back one (to the directory of the USB drive) and press triangle. It will then install all PKGs from the root of USB.

No need for other apps where you can already do it.

#35 - PS3 News - 111w ago
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Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer deroad has updated his Install Package Homebrew application to v1.3 followed by v1.3b for PS3 CFW users with details below.

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To quote from his blog on the changes: I have fixed a bug on this homebrew. now this tool is perfect (I hope).

My git was updated to this version (1.3) and on the 25th of December there will be a Christmas release.

Update: I have updated the version to 1.3b (the download link will be the same) I noticed before that i could make it install infinite pkg, and now it does.

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#34 - Blade86 - 121w ago
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I'm really sorry for my other comment... AND I didn't think before I wrote...

#33 - easy2boy - 121w ago
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Exactly what i needed is how to install multiple pkg at once...

Nice tool

#32 - pinoytechno - 121w ago
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wow! thanks for a good news

#31 - Prince Valiant - 121w ago
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This is a batch installer, it's very useful if you want to install a lot of things at once.

 

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