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Post By Berion
PS1/PS2 Virtual Memory Card extraction
PS1/PS2 Virtual Memory Card extraction –
Okay, I've worked out how to extract and edit PS1 Virtual Memory Cards. I have only tested this with PS1, though I'm sure it'll work the same with PS2.
Comagenies File Manager
- Begin by firing up the File manager and navigating to DevHDD01/Savedata/vmc and transferring the "Internal Memory Card.vm1" file.
- This file will be hidden, so you will need to remember the name of the file and where you save it. (Both the Savedata folder and the vm1 file are hidden, and as far as I tell can't be accessed though Windows Explorer without the complete path, even with hidden folders enabled)
- Open MemcardRex and click File --> Open, directing it to the location of the vm1 file.
- From here, you can either resave the file, modify it or convert it to a different format.
- To add files to it from a different memory card, simply click the "Memory Card 2" tab and then open another memory card. Once open, right click on the save and click "Copy save to temp buffer". Then you must go into the first memory card again, right click and then click "Paste from temporary buffer". Warning: Ensure that save files do not overlap, for example if you are copying a Final Fantasy VII save that is in the first slot, save it to a different slot before copying or risk losing data!
- To copy the data back to the PS3, simply transfer the file back the same way you did when copying it across. In Comagenies file manager it will be visible.
Last edited by VriskaBlack; 07-11-2011 at 12:08 PM.
Reason: Added badly written tutorial.
I don't know if it's possible to copy from the HDD with a file manager, so I can't really help you.
However, if all else fails, you can copy virtual memory card save files to a physical card via Sony Memory card adapter (you need the official sony one, 3rd party ones tend to corrupt data if you copy data from virtual card to physical card.
I never really tried it, but I assume they must be in dev_hdd0/savedata/vmc
Thanks, I'll check it now.
I woudl definately copy like from that directory and then copy it to your ps3. If the saves dont work right away boot into safe mode. (Hold down the power button for one full cycle and then hold it down untill the quick double beeps.) And then choose rebuild database. This worked when I copied my trophies and transfered them when I needed to format my system. And it even got all my system locked ps3 game saves.
Originally Posted by VriskaBlack
They are RAW 1:1 copies of MC. You can just rename any raw dumps from console mc or emulator (i.e *.mcr from ePSXe). I'm not sure about ECC handle in *.vm2 (i've never use it, probably not).
dev_hdd0/savedata/vmc/<card name>.vm1 (*.vm2 for PS2 MC Image)
When You add or replace, You must also rebuild database from Recovery Mode.
Thanks for the info everyone, I got it working and added another Final Fantasy 7 save to my memory card
I added a tutorial for anyone that needs it; now that FreeMCboot supports memory card adaptors, would it be possible to install an exploit by doing this?