[NOW WITH AUTO PATCHER] BDVD into HDD/USB/CF/MS/SD EBOOTs.
Guide by Hazado, with additions by risky buisness, michaelstone and myself ([C*] :p) .
My original post from before the signing tools were released:
Originally Posted by risky buisness
So for the last few days I've been talking about how since we can now edit EBOOT.BINs it is now possible to make them act like PSN game EBOOTs and not look at the BDVD path, but rather look at the HDD for its files instead. I assume this would enable all games to work discless and with direct booting. Now I'm about to delve into some EBOOT.BIN hacking myself tonight, but could people who are already skillfull with the task join in too?
I guess a good place to start would be a game that doesn't direct boot or work discless. Well GT5 works discless but it doesn't direct boot. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is a good example of a game that doesn't work discless (or of course direct boot as well). Furthermore a game like GT5 has a very minimal number of files that the EBOOT.BIN points to, saving time with converting. In addition to this taking a look at PSN EBOOTs for comparison will be useful. One great example is comparing the demo of a game to it's full version, not to mention stuff like GT5 Prologue or Burnout Paradise which have full versions through both mediums.
An added bonus is that eventually when the the .PKG and EBOOT.BIN keys are released, we will be able to play our backups on the 3.55 custom firmware straightaway. It won't be possible with our current methods unless the LV2 is edited in some way which is dangerous.
I've theorised that an app that sends applies the payload should get the job done. But there is one caveat. Games like AC, Sonic Genesis Collection and Tomb Raider Underworld, that don't work backed up, would encounter trouble with the payload ram patch method (assuming this even works).
So turning BDVD EBOOTS into HDD EBOOTS is ideal for compatibility.
I shall now look at veritas?'s guide on EBOOT.BIN hacking.
Let the games begin :cool:
I've found some threads that will be of some use to this endeavour:
Retail PS3 game into a debug hdd boot game - PS3 NEWS - PlayStation 3 News - PS3 Forums
PS3 TEST / TOOL Debug Game Backup Guide - PS3 NEWS - PlayStation 3 News - PS3 Forums
Those with Debug units have been doing this since before the USB exploit :)