Editing games to work on non-bm firmwares. –
Has anyone been playing about with the game eboot's and self's etc... to see if we can get them to run natively without the need for backup managers etc...
I was having a play about with the Prince of Persia Eboots (I dont have the game, it was just the first one I came across here, so I cant test yet...) and was looking at the paths contained in the EBOOT.BIN and SOTmainps3.ppu.self
If you search for the string "64 65 76"
You will find a couple (four) references to /dev_bdvd/yadda/yadda.yadda
in the eboot
and about 7 or 8 in the SOTmainps3.ppu.self (however some of these also point to /dev_hdd0/
so for example if we changed it too
/dev_hdd0/games/yaddya/yadda.yadda (fixed path I know, but its only an example)
I am pushed for time nowadays as I have a family and kids, so I dont want to waste time for something people has already looked at (and with no signing tools at this moment in time, it could only ever be a POC) but has anyone looked at this and tried playing with things to see if we can get games firing up without the use of Backup Managers ?
Of course the end result is to package it up in a PKG and install it via "install packages" I am not sure if thats a good thing or not, can you imagine a 40gig install for something like God of war 3, heck the PS5 will be out before its finished
This would rule out external storage of course (unless you specifically pointed it there) but as I dont use an external drive its not something that bothers me patches bother me, but that would be a case of downloading / edit / re-upload
You could maybe write a script to patch the eboot's (etc) on a PC (maybe in time on the PS3) if the idea worked.
This is more as I said just my musing, and I dont want to waste my time if other people have been through all this and had no luck, and I dont have a lot of time
Make sure you butter the non reflective side of your CD's / DVD's and Blu-Rays so that when you drop them, they land butter side down thus preventing scratches.