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Tutorial: Creating bootable iso images from PSN Games

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    I originally posted this in freddy's psn tutorial, but I'll be able to manage it better from here.

    Several people have messaged me asking how to do this, so here you go:

    If you want to make your psn games into isos that will boot in Cobra, you can either using 3k3ys tool, or make them yourself.

    Ive had a few games that 3k3y tool generated not working .isos on the Cobra ODE, and when i remade them myself, they were fine. I didn't come up with how to do this,
    I just watched this video: http://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-co...o-3k3y.353402/, which includes no written instructions and the gentleman speaking has a thick accent.

    I don't play online, so no guarantee that this is 100% safe, but this should be exactly what the 3k3y tool is doing.

    Tools you'll need:
    -PS3Tool (need PkgView, PARAM.SFO editor, and PS3 DISC SFB EDIT, all included in PS3Tool) http://www.aldostools.org/ps3tools.html
    -a hex editor (I use HexEdit) http://www.hexedit.com/
    -scetool that will resign eboots (I've been using TrueAncestor SELF) http://www.ps3news.com/ps3-hacks-jai...now-available/
    -unpack this rar, its the disc structure and files you will need https://anonfiles.com/file/8fd0f09dc0c4e1965fb7c1b56fc92e13
    -psn game looking to make an .iso

    CREATING NECESSARY FILE STRUCTURE -*NOTE - IF YOU DOWNLOADED MY RAR PACKAGE, YOU CAN SKIP THIS STEP!
    To begin, I create a directory for use with all the files I'll need that aren't included in the PSN game. I grab them from my known working game. I use Resident Evil 6 [BLES-01465], but the game is up to you.

    So create a directory, I just call mine PS3FILES needed. In the root of that directory, you need to copy over the PS3_DISC.SFB file from working game.

    Create in the root directory two new folders PS3_GAME and PS3_UPDATE. Not all games have an update file, but the directory needs to be there.

    Go into PS3_GAME on your working game and copy the LICDIR folder to the PS3_GAME folder you created.

    Now you've got the basic structure setup, so you can copy and paste into each PSN title you are working on.

    ASSEMBLING GAME
    - Copy the PS3FILES folder you created into your PSN game folder
    -If your PSN game is in pkg files, open PS3 Tools and use PkgView to extract them to source folder. You'll usually have two .pkg files, one that is the game, another that is a crack or fix.
    -Once unpacked, apply crack or fix as normal. Now you'll have a PSN game. Open the PSN game folder, and copy the contents into your created
    PS3_GAME folder (inside PS3FILES folder you copied over). The files you'll have should be a USRDIR folder, some .png files, and PARAM.SFO, sometimes more directories.

    EDITING PARAM.SFO
    -Open PARAM.SFO using the PARAM.SFO Editor in PS3 Tools.

    It will load with the correct information, giving you the title ID of the game (remember this!).

    We need to change one thing, next to Category: you'll have a drop down box that likely says HG Harddrive Game.

    Change that to DG Disc Game (blueray), and save overtop your existing PARAM.SFO. Now is a good time to check the extra directories, sometimes they'll
    include another PARAM.SFO that needs the same edit (usually directory c00).

    EDITING PS3_DISC.SFB
    -open the PS3_DISC.SFB from your root directory with the PS3_DISC.SFB tool from PS3 Tools.

    It will give you a game title ID that isn't for the PSN Game you are using. Change the title ID to the PSN Game ID you got from PARAM.SFO, and save the file.

    EDITING LIC.DAT WITH YOUR HEXEDITOR
    -open your Hex editor, and then open the LIC.DAT file that is in the LICDIR folder.

    You'll have to scroll down, and eventually you'll see a PS3 game title ID. Replace that title ID with your PSN title ID, and save the file.

    RESIGNING EBOOT.BIN WITH TrueAncestor
    -Cut and paste your EBOOT.BIN file in USRDIR folder into your TrueAncestor folder.

    In your TrueAncestor folder, if you hold SHIFT and RIGHT CLICK, you can open a command window. Otherwise get there however you would.

    Enter this code and press enter:

    Code:
    scetool -d EBOOT.BIN EBOOT.ELF
    You'll get feedback, sometimes it says that it skipped decryption of certain sections because they contained no data. The last thing it will say is that it created an EBOOT.ELF

    Now Enter this code into the command window and press enter:

    Code:
    scetool --verbose --skip-sections=FALSE --sce-type=SELF --compress-data=TRUE --key-revision=0A --self-app-version=0001000000000000 --self-auth-id=1010000001000003 
    --self-vendor-id=01000002 --self-ctrl-flags=0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 
    --self-cap-flags=00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000003B0000000100040000 --self-type=APP --self-fw-version=0003005500000000 --encrypt EBOOT.ELF EBOOT.BIN
    
    (This should be all one line of text)

    You'll get feedback like this:
    Now you can cut and paste your EBOOT.BIN back to USRDIR. It creates the EBOOT.ELF file, which you can copy over if you want to, but it isn't needed.

    CONFIRM FOLDER STRUCTURE AND MAKE ISO
    Make sure folders are correct. It should look like this:

    folderstructure.jpg

    Now generate an .iso using GenPS3Iso!

    Load .iso onto your external HDD, and id you are using Cobra Browser, follow SDeath's tutorial to set that up at this link: Tutorial: How to Create COBRA BROWSER.

    I know it looks like a lot of work, but once you get used to it, it's not that bad. The alternative is to us 3k3y to generate the iso, and if it doesn't work, try making it on your own.

    ***somethings the community has learned since I originally wrote this:
    1. PS1/PSP games that were purchased off of PSN do not seem to work, they have a different file structure. I'm working on this in my spare time.
    2. PSN games requiring you to move a file to the internal HDD will need to have that done seperately from this, and on OFW some of those directories are not accessible.

    ***future updates
    1. Add more screenshots
    2. Perhaps video of the process

    Start keeping track of PSN titles that convert to .iso using this method so we know which works and which don't.
     
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    Awesome tutorial bearded.
     
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    Thanks man! I've got a few ideas for getting problem title to work but I want to give them a few tries before I say anything.

    I actually wouldn't have figured any of this out if it wasnt for got original psn tutorial. I'm actually new to the scene, was a 360 user but they kept failing on me.

    So if anything, thank you for inspiring me to look into psn game structure and ps3 disc structures!
     
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    Thank you For Tutorial
    I Tested This Method a few Days Ago and Working Good
    no need to create PS3_UPDATE Folder and PS3_DISC.SFB
    Problem is with Games That Have Edat/Rap Fix
    If We Copy edat/Rap to hdd0/home/0000X/exdata,The game Will Full?i don't Tested
     
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    Hey guys! I know I already asked on another thread... But, has anyone been able to make a Castle Crashers ISO? I already tried this and another 3 tutorials, but the best result is a black screen...
     
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    I know the PS3_UPDATE folder is not necessary, but I think PS3_DISC.SFB is in order to help identify the disc. I've never tried making one without it.

    There are some games that the have an edat fix and tell you in the nfo that file needs to be transfered to a specific location on the internal hdd. There are other games that I haven't been able to get to work that have other edat files. Mainly keyfile.edat or something like EP4365-NPEB01022_00-ALIENSPIDYFULL00.edat (I haven't tried this yet).

    I did used the BruteForce tool on one of these games that had a known key, and it started to decode all sorts of files (eboot.bin, *.sprx). I guess at that point you'd reencrypt the game using your consoles key?

    I haven't looked into it much yet, I've got a couple different things going right now.
     
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    a video please! :D
     
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    Thats next up. Just need to find the time...
     
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    TrueAncestor link is broken :(

    What to do for rap files?Help:(
     
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    You can use another program to fix eboot. Don't remember the one I used, but I can check when I get home from work.

    Harryoke ODE resigner! Works like a charm. ;)

    http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/VSVBXF6R/
     
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    Someone did Okami HD work? (sorry for the english)
     
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    bearder: can you try/have you tried those ps2 games that works like psn game and convert it to a working iso?
     
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    I'm confused about PS2 games released on PSN. PS2 disc images should only work on consoles with backwards compatibility because of some included extra hardware in the console itself that allows it.

    I don't know how/if sony worked ps2 titles released on psn to work on all ps3s. if they did they games have been rewritten. i haven't been able to get any ps1/psp title from the psn to work as a bootable iso, the file structure is all screwy. Haven't bothered with ps2 because my console isn't one of the few that can play them anyways.

    Paren, what title specifically are you talking about so i can give it a try?
     
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    these games: http://www.ps3iso.com/ps2-classics/208076-ps2tops3-play-station-2-classics.html
     
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    Does anyone knows if the new castlevania hd game (the 3ds port) works with this method?
     
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    What's the title?

    I just did Castlevania: Lords of Shadows Mirror of Fate HD (NPEB01441) and it works.

    Quick Google check shows it's also a 3ds title, so yes, it's working. When ps3boot has more space I can upload iso for you.

    Im wondering if it's possible to take the psn games that require registration file on internal HDD of console and make those into isos and only put the edat file in the internal drive.

    Currently for those games it will usually make a trial version of the game of made into iso, if that is an option.

    Just wondering if it will recognize the title I'd from the game and edat as being the same as it does with dlc for retail disc games.

    Comments?
     
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    Can you please tell me the steps so i can create the iso myself? Did you use an edat and place it in the internal hdd?
     
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    For that castlevcania title it was just two pkg files, one the game and another the crack, so you can follow the tutorial at the beginning of this thread.
     
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    Great tut! works like a charm for everything but ps1 games (Eboot.PBP)

    It's about time we crack this thing ;)
     

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