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PS3 PKGView BETA 1 Extractor & UnPKG with Source Code Arrive


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228w ago - Update: PKGView BETA 2 Extractor is now available, which includes a few fixes as outlined HERE.

Today ifcaro has released PS3 PKGView BETA 1 and naehrwert has released UnPKG with source code, both are PlayStation 3 PKG file extractors / unpackers.

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To quote, roughly translated: PKGView is a file extraction tool to debug PS3 PKG files. This tool 100% legal it contains no code Sony.

PKGView has a graphical interface that simplifies the extraction of both individual files and the complete package.

Note: This version is very limited and only allows you to extract individual files, it can not remove folders or create PKG files.

Finally, UnPKG requires the [Register or Login to view links] to run the exe file linked above. Props to emot for the news!



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#37 - HeyManHRU - 166w ago
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I'm glad you've added support for retail .PKG files ifcaro. I wish I had seen this earlier so I wouldn't have to install a retail .PKG file on my PS3, open up a file manager, copy it to my USB and then put it on my computer.

+Rep man.

#36 - elser1 - 166w ago
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you must have a pretty dope computer oversoldier my friend.. and thanks ifcaro for the update mate.. and to boss for main paging it so i can see it.. i really don't do jb anymore i'm only psn man now but when i get back to jb i will love this tool.. cheers

#35 - oVERSoLDiER - 166w ago
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Cool tool ifcaro, will definitely try it out, also unzipping *.PKG's just take a few seconds on my system.

#34 - PS3 News - 166w ago
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Thanks for the update ifcaro, I have promoted it to the main page now and +Rep!

#33 - ifcaro - 166w ago
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Following up on the previous releases, today I have updated the PS3 PKGView Extractor homebrew application for PC to version 1.0 followed by version 1.1 and version 1.1b which include bug fixes.

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PkgView is a tool for extracting files from PS3 pkg. Tool is 100% legal it contains no Sony code. PkgView also has a graphical interface that simplifies the extraction of both individual files and the complete package.

PkgView Changelog:

Version 1.1b


Version 1.1

  • FIX: Fails to extract big files

Version 1.0

  • FIX: PARAM.SFO not appear.
  • FIX: Empty folders not appear.
  • Added support for retail pkg (thanks to the implementation of Mathieulh).
  • Now accepts pkg passed as parameter.
  • Added support for drag-Pkg to the application.
  • Added option to extract the source folder
  • Added extension association .Pkg
  • Added option Extract here in the context menu of Windows.

BETA 2

  • FIX: Duplicate Folders and files out
  • FIX: Check if the pkg is debug
  • Added extraction of folders
  • Improved extraction algorithm

BETA 1

  • first version




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#32 - ionbladez - 228w ago
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Cute little trick I did last night, involves downloading the GookTV debug pkg from the debug links.

Extract it, fire up the PS3FTP, and copy the NPHA800082 folder in /dev_hhd0/game/

Make sure does NOT have the second folder with the same name, because the FTP does NOT support CUT + PASTE lol.

Anyways, after that's done, you'll see a "TV" icon on your xmb, jailbreak or not.

enjoy :]

#31 - WeOutHere - 228w ago
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Thanks for the hard work so far. It is programs like this that will really help to shape the future of homebrew and developing on the PS3. I like how so many tools have come out in such a short amount of time.

#30 - weaana - 228w ago
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Your idea seems interesting and promising, couple of questions though.

should we edit the pkg.h file or the pkg header? pkgview or unpkg to use for this? have you succeeded with this method?

thanks and keep them coming.

#29 - ifcaro - 228w ago
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New version available: [Register or Login to view links]

BETA 2
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FIX: Folders appear also as files
FIX: Check if pkg opened is debug
Enabled folder extraction
Improved extract algorithm

#28 - Osirisx - 228w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by metwank View Post
So tell me something. Can i "open" the .pkg games files loaded ages ago on the net with this program? will it work with the current exploit?

if you are refering to the games/themes/demos and addons here then no. as you still need to have payed for them with your psn account 1st. i doubt there will ever be a way to make content from the above link active on the system the .pkg is installed on you can install them but they won't work.

 

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