Tutorial : How to install DLC for the Cobra ODE

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    How to install DLC on the Cobra ODE

    Tools required :

    GenPS3iso 2.1
    Winrar
    PGKView v1.3
    Comgenie's awesome file manager 4.46
    1 x FAT32 Formatted USB Stick
    1 x Game ISO
    1 x Cracked DLC

    You can download the required software HERE :
    https://anonfiles.com/file/8a1d71fd821b11345a916b6a49e05807
    The link contains Comgenie's awesome file manager ISO for Cobra ODE and PKGView
    Mirror Link 1 :
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/p3tlft
    Mirror Link 2 :
    http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/1PQWGZNE/Freddys_DLC_Pack.rar_links

    How to :

    Step 1 :
    Download or create a working Game ISO with GenPS3iso 2.1 and download the Cracked DLC for that game.

    For this example i will use the following :
    GAME ISO : Injustice.Gods.Among.Us.PROPER.PS3-DUPLEX (BLUS31018 ISO)
    Cracked DLC : Injustice.Gods.Among.Us.All.DLC.Unlocker.PS3-DUPLEX (BLUS31018 DLC)

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    The Duplex Injustice DLC unlocker includes :
    Unlocks all DLC skins
    Unlocks zombie mode (dlc) --> settings / zombie mode ON/OFF
    Unlocks red son campaign (DLC/skin) ---> stars labs mode / last page /
    20 new missions

    After making a ISO for the game (With Original EBoot files if required ) Copy the ISO to your PS3_GAMES folder and make sure that it is fully working.
    Install all of the game data installs and game updates from the PSN. If the game is fully working move onto Step 2.
    If you require a original untouched Eboot file then visit here : http://www.ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/4473-Original-EBOOTS-Vault-(Give-amp-Receive)

    Step 2 :
    Unpack the DLC with Winrar so you are left with a PKG file
    injusticealldlcBLUS.pkg

    Download and run PKGView v1.3 on your PC.
    Click file / Open and browse to the location of the PKG file.
    Once opened you should see a table of contents like this :

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    Right click on the first folder in the table ( BLUS31018 ) and click "Extact to source folder"

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    Navigate to your source folder and copy the extracted PKG folder to a FAT32 Formatted USB Stick.
    You can now remove the USB Stick from the PC and plug it into the front USB port of the PS3.

    Step 3 :
    Copy Comgenie's awesome file manager 4.46 ISO to your PS3_GAMES folder of your Cobra ODE.
    If you are using kataroto's Eleganz Manager then ignore the above since CAFM is bundled with the Eleganz Manager.
    Launch Comgenie's awesome file manager ISO with the Manager of your choice
    ( My preference is MultiMAN by deanK but any Cobra ODE compatible Manager will work)

    Step 4 :
    Now that CAFM is loaded you should see 2 lists of locations. We will use the list on the right to navigate to the USB stick and the list on the left to select the location.
    Starting on the right navigate to dev_usb002 by pressing down on the D-pad and click x to open ( The USB number may differ depending on which port you use ), You should see the extracted pkg folder BLUS31018.
    Next Press left on the D-Pad and navigate to the dev_hdd0/game/ location and press X . You should now see a list of several game data installs with the BLUS and BLES numbers.
    Scroll through the list until you find the folder for your game (BLUS31018) and leave it

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    Step 5 :
    Press right on the D-pad to move the pointer back to the BLUS31018 folder on the USB Stick and press "0" .You will be asked if you want to copy the folder to the HDD0 location click "START" button on the PS3 Controller.
    The files will then be transfered from the USB to the internal hard drive of the PS3.

    Step 6 :
    Quit CAFM and Eject the drive to go back to your ISO Manager , Navigate to your game ISO and launch it.
    Install any game updates if required ( See "Important Notes" below for more information )
    Enjoy your DLC ;)

    Proof of Zombie mode DLC working on my Cobra ODE :
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    *Important Notes*

    If the game ISO crashes ( Double beep ) after launching with the DLC installed let the PS3 reboot and it will automatically rebuild the database.
    This should fix the crash and you will be able to restart the ISO again.

    Some DLC might not work because certain files may need to be installed to locations other than dev_hdd0/Game/ that we cannot access on official firmware.
    multiMan is now able to create folders for DLC that requires new folders in dev_hdd0/game


    If your DLC contains a PARAM.SFO file that is lower than the game updates that you installed when you first launched the ISO then you may be forced to re-install the game update again.
    You can usually avoid this by deleting the PARAM.SFO file that is located inside of the extracted PKG file.

    Some DLC may require a PS3 Database rebuild , This can be activated by booting into recovery mode on the PS3.

    If your DLC BLUS/BLES Number does not match your game ISO number i would suggest trying to find the correct DLC with the correct number...
    although just copying the USRDIR and hacked Edat/DLC files should work on all regions.

    This also works for cracked Online passes.

    Sometimes a cracked DLC will come in 2 PKG files ( One is the DLC and the 2nd PKG file is the Cracked files ) To install these you will need to extract both PKG files with PKGView then copy the contents of the crack pkg to the DLC pkg before transfering them to dev_hdd0 .

    The tutorial does look like a lot of work just to get some DLC on the PS3 but once you have done it 2 or 3 times you will find it real easy.

    *UPDATE*
    I have recently added a Tutorial on how to add PSN games to the Cobra ODE which you can view here :
    http://www.ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/7954-Tutorial-How-to-install-PSN-Games-for-the-Cobra-ODE
    With the recent changes to multiMan it is now possible to use that method instead of CAFM and create folders in dev_hdd0/game/
    Folder creation fixes issues for DLC like "The Last of US" where the game folder is not created by the updates.
    Check out both methods and use the one that suits you. The steps are the same except you will be using mM instead of CAFM.

    Special Thanks :

    Thanks to Harry Oke for his tests/Youtube videos on the 3K3y , PS3 Crunch staff/Members for a place to join together and help make the Cobra ODE the best on the market , Rowan (Rowjack1993) Jackson for pointing me in the right direction , Duplex for the ISO/DLC , magneto (+ Team Cobra) and all of the PS3 Devs behind the software that i used to create this tutorial. Keep up the good work guys.
     
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    well done pal... I will try this
     
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    That's freaking awesome freddy. Great job! This needs to be stickied.

    Out of curiosity, what site is this screen image from?

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    I could be wrong, but that looks like Torrentday
     
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    We have a winner lol Yup it is TD .

    BTW ... Thanks for the sticky to whoever stickied it :)
     
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    what about PSN games? is it possible to install it?
     
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    Yes it is possible although i have not tested it enough to write a tutorial about it.

    The method is the same except you first need to download a Demo game from the PSN to create a folder. Then you unpack the cracked PSN Game PKG files and drop them inside of the Demo folder.
     
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    As long as it's a PKG file from PSN. more like a disguise, huh? This is great! I've yet to try this till my cobra ode arrives this week or next week.
     
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    The main problem is that we cannot create a folder in dev_hdd0 so the folder needs to be created for us ..... This is the only reason why we grab a official Demo game and install it. Once you have the demo you can put your PSN games inside of that and they will be displayed on the XMB.

    You are going to love the Cobra.
     
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    I've being doing this for some days and it works great...
    Although, regarding these folders issues I've an idea...

    For example, MultiMan creates a folder on hdd0/games for it's data when we first open it, and so can any other software on PS3 I think. Wouldn't it be possible to create a fake PS3 game ISO that only creates a folder there for us? Then we could put anything inside after it's created.

    I don't know how to code for PS3, but maybe some of the developers could do it.

    Just an idea...

    BTW, did anyone manage to install The Last of Us DLC's? I'm, having a hard time with them due to this folder issue...
     
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    When you run The Last of US it only creates a BLUS/ES.DATA Folder and does not create the standard BLUS/ES folder , This is why i think TLOU will not work.
    It seems that the game would find the folder if we had a way of adding a new BLUS/ES folders but we cannot.
    If you add the DLC to the data folder it fails.

    When i originally wrote this DLC tutorial yesterday i was going to use TLOU DLC as my example until i ran into that issue :(

    I like your idea ....If we could make a ISO to create a Empty BCES01585 folder in dev_hdd0/game/ then i could probably get TLOU DLC running. Although i guess if we could make a ISO to create the empty folder then we could also make a ISO to install the rest of the PKG content and remove the need for CAFM .
     
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    do you play online on cobra ode ?
     
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    Yes , My son uses it online on a daily basis.
     
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    Yes, multiMAN can create folders in /dev_hdd0/game/ folder, but I can't test if other applications can access it. For example - can you access the mM gamedata folder from comgenie or via some other method? If so - I can add one function to mM so that it executes one function which should allow it to create folders in ODDE mode. I can send you a test ISO to try it.
     
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    During the testing of multiMan we accessed game data folders created by mM to locate downloaded cover images etc.
    So i think it should be possible to access these folders with CAFM after they have been created.
    So if you can make mM create the empty folder called dev_hdd0/game/BCES01585/ or dev_hdd0/game/BCES01585/USRDIR i would be more than happy to test it out. :)
     
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    Well, at least it's a new way to try.
    I'd love to test it deank!

    Changing subject...
    Yesterday I was trying to create an ISO with packages to install on OFW through an ODE.
    I even managed to make the XMB show the PKG to install, but I get an error everytime I try to install. Error 80010006 or something, any ideas regarding this? I tried signing the PKG with the PKG Signer tool, but also gave me the same error.
     
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    Some big news today on the same subject ...
    Hotline Miami USA PSN PS3-SiXAXiS (Scene PSN Release as a 3k3y ISO)
    Scene release PKG files in ISO format .... Sounds great :)
     
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    Great!

    Now I'm getting another error, a 80029564 (signed) or 80029567 (uinsigned)...
     
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    Oh wow .... all of these are in ISO format .

    Hotline Miami USA PSN PS3-SiXAXiS

    Braid USA PSN PS3-SiXAXiS

    3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2 USA PSN PS3-SiXAXiS

    Urban Trial Freestyle EUR PSN PS3-SiXAXiS

    This is awesome.
     
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    Good news here too!
    Managed to install the DLCs for TLOU!

    Here is what I did:
    - Created a fake PS3 DISC with the PARAM.SFB, PARAM.SFO and PARAM.SFX for PKG installs
    - Downloaded the BCES01585 PKG update from PS3 updates.
    - Put it on the correct folder and generated the ISO with genps3
    - Copied the files to the fresh folder (BCES01585) on the hdd0/game
     

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