Important note - To avoid the "10 beep semi-brick" before you do anything install QA Flag Extra and enable "System Update Debug"..... There is a small chance(about 1%) that when trying to convert back to a CEX console you may get a semi-brick, this can be fixed with a dongle capable of getting the console into factory mode. Here is the tutorial: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f290/fix...-brick-106605/ (Fixing a DEX to CEX semi-brick)
Important note (2)- All retail discs will work on 4.21 DEX converted console as of today's date of 9/18/12. This is a list of games tested on the PS3GEN formatted hard drive. For games to work on this hard drive games must have an update file and the update needs to be rebuilt so it's not a retail update.
When converting updates for DEX DO NOT change the PS3 System version because it can cause a black screen
There is a great tool from PSX-Scene member aldostools called PKG ContentID 1.2 which let's you highlight a retail update.pkg in windows explorer and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to directly convert it to a DEX compatible package. You need to put psn_package_npdrm.exe (which isn't included but easy to find) in the same folder as PKG ContentID.
You can find it at Aldo's Tools along with alot of other cool tools and info.
Quick and easy DEX Tutorial: Download these: Multiman (or a version with date code later than 20120722) and CEX2DEX and eEID_RKDumper
Dump your CEX flash in multiman: To dump flash: mmOS->Select any file and press"O"->Open in HEX viewer->[SELECT]->[START]->DUMP LV2(NO)->DUMP LV1(NO)->DUMP FLASH(YES)
Run eEID_RKDumper.pkg, you should hear 3 beeps before returning to XMB, then get your eid_root_key from dev_hdd0/tmp
Load your CEX flash dump and eid_root _key in CEX2DEX to create your DEX flash. Look below for Tips if needed.
For NOR flash rename it to my-DEX-flash.EID0.NORBIN , for NAND my-DEX-flash.EID0.NANDBIN
Start up Multiman and press X twice on your new DEX dump, select yes 3 times and it will be installed. Reboot and install the DEX firmware of your choice, go to ps3devwiki HERE and at the bottom of the page you can get any OFW DEX firmware available including the 3.55 Downgrader. Also get Rogero's DEXv2 from HERE, it has all the CFW features you'll need and is also a Downgrader.
You will lose Blu-ray playback after converting to DEX but it should return after flashing back to CEX
If you decide to go back to CEX and you've got a console that was hardware downgraded it is recommended you use a
firmware with "no syscon hash checks" like Rogero's 3.4 HERE to avoid a semi-brick.
ps3gen tutorial: Run ps3gen.exe as Administrator, you may have to disable User Account Control to copy some files and create BD Emulator HDD
Fill in Title ID eg. BLES 01118, Disc Version 00.00, Copyright Holder=sce, Producer Name=sce, Tick Trophy
click Setup Game button, click File... Import System File and load the param.sfo, click content Information Files tab and drag all the picture/.png files over, click OK.
Click Directory and fill the folder structure with the files from your backup, click Build. if the game is too big change Disc Type under the Volume tab.
Select the partition and and click Write Image, if the drive hasn't been formatted yet click Format HDD for BD Emulator, this will destroy ALL data on the drive, not just 1 partition, so backup anything you want to keep.
- Make backups of your DEX & CEX flashes, the more the better.
- Never enter Recovery Menu while on DEX firmwares unless absolutely necessary, more often than not you'll have to format.
- If you're having problems updating or downgrading on DEX firmwares make sure Boot Mode in *Debug settings is set to "System Software Mode".
- In CEX2DEX if your files dont show when trying to open them in CEX2DEX press the [...] button, browse to the flash dump's location and type *.* and enter and all files will show OR try dragging it over.
- To load games from the BD Emulator HDD go to *Debug settings and change Blu-Ray disc access to BD Emulator (USB) and Transfer rate to HDD Native.
- ALWAYS put the ps3gen formatted hdd in the right most usb port.
- If your consoles bluray drive is faulty (and the game you want to play doesn't have an update), to load 3.55 compatible backups that are not discless change Debug settings to USB/HDD, load a game(not necessarily the game you want to play) with ps3gen, be running a 3.55 DEX MFW, choose the game you want to play in Multiman and load it from the disc icon in the XMB
- Only BDEMU slots/partitions 0-9 will accept a .emu file. To put a game on slot 10 to 254 (yes I've tested 254 game works) use DIRECT output option in ps3gen. If you only have .emu file for game as a backup, then rename .emu to .iso and extract with a mounting program (like PowerISO, Alcohol, Daemon tools etc) then build it again in ps3gen and choose DIRECT output. -PatrickBatman
- If you get the 80010009 error while using Multiman change Boot Mode in Debug settings to Release Mode.
- If you get a Trophy registration error delete the trophy data from xmb but if it doesn't work or there isn't any Trophy data to delete try building the game image without Trophy data included and don't tick the Trophy check box.
- If you're feeling adventurous and you're not scared of a little hex editing try this tut for adding partitions: http://psx-scene.com/forums/content/...ncreased-2497/
- If you are able to make a LAN connection between your computer and PS3 Deank has released DEX Game Mounter eliminating the need for ps3gen and formatted HDD, I haven't tried it myself but have heard only good things: http://psx-scene.com/forums/content/....html#comments
Games tested on DEX 4.21 converted consoles with PS3GEN formatted hard drive
GAME TITLE GAME ID Working (Yes/No) NOTES 007 Legends BLUS30983 Yes (dot).Hack Versus BLJS93008 No Ace Combat Assault Horizon BLES01392
Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Assassin's Creed Revelations Has update but needs testing Asura's Wrath BLES01227 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Attouteki Yuugi Mugen Souls BLJM60456 Yes Batman Arkham City BLUS30538
YES Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend BLJM60394 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Borderlands 2 BLES01684
Yes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 BLES01428 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Captain America: Super Soldier BLUS30642 No Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Dark Souls BLES01396 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Darksiders II BLUS30829
Yes BLUS30829 update also works with the BLES01597
version, change Param.sfo of the full game
Dead Island BLES00749 Yes Dead Island GOTY BLUS31026 No DEAD OR ALIVE 5 BLES01623 Yes First Duplex release was bad but repacked version is ok,
if you like the game BUY IT
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record BLUS30763 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Deus Ex Human Revolution BLES01150 Yes Disgaea 4 BLUS30727 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Dishonored BLUS30501 Yes Works with no language fix Dishonored BLES01675 (IMSOMNI Release) Yes French only, fix HERE (DEX conversion, compatible 3.60+ backups and Tips) post 230 for English, thanks ev1l51xty51x for the tip Disney Universe BLES01354 Yes Doom 3 B.F.G. Edition BLES01678 Yes Doom 3 B.F.G. Edition BLES01679
Yes Default language is French, install this to make it english:
Doom 3 BFG Full English fix.rar
Dragon's Dogma BLES01356 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Dungeon Siege III BLES01161 Yes Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition BLES01478 No F.E.A.R. 3 BLES00963 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed FIFA 12 BLUS30809 Yes Final Fantasy XIII-2 BLUS30776
Yes Has a CFW fix and a DLC fix
Update 1.06 also needed for all DLC to work
GalGun BLJM60434 Yes Game of Thrones BLES01580 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Ghost Recon - Future Soldier BLES00922 Yes GoldenEye 007 Reloaded BLES01292 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Gran Turismo 5 BCES00569
Yes Tested with all updates
1.04-2.07 packed together
Inversion BLUS30360 Yes Jak and Daxter Collection BCUS98281 No Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Journey Collector's Edition BCUS98377 Yes Game has multiple PSN style games that install to xmb but the BD-Emu backup(or original disc) must be inserted for them to be playable.
Build it more easily with this tool, HERE
LA Noire Complete Edition BLUS30898 No Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes BLES01613 Yes Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes BLUS30837 Yes Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 BLES01348 Yes Lego Pirates of the Caribbean BLES01239 Yes Lollipop Chainsaw BLES01525 No Mahjong Dream Club BLJS10149 Yes Mass Effect 3 BLUS30853 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Max Payne 3 BLES00942 Yes Meikyuu Touro Legasista BLJS10157 Yes Metal Gear Solid HD Collection BLUS30847 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed
21.4gb, 2 files over 4gb
MLB THE SHOW 2012 BCUS98295 Yes Mobile Suit Gundam UC BLJS10154 Yes Mortal Kombat Komplete BLES01508 No Has CFW .pkg fix Musou Orochi 2 BLJM60417 Yes Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Storm Generation BLJS10156 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Need for Speed The Run BLES01298 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Ninja Gaiden 3 BLUS30916 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed One Piece Kaizoku Musou BLJM60416 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed PES 2012 BLES01408 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed PES 2013 BLES01709 Yes Portal 2 BLUS30732
No Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City BLES01288
No Has DLC but
no usable update
Resident Evil 6 BLES01465 Yes Resistance 3 BCES01118 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Ridge Racer Unbounded BLUS30777 Yes Risen 2 Dark Waters BLES01398 Yes Rocksmith Best Buy*(R) Edition BLUS30871 Yes Shinken de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! R BLJM60430 Yes Silent Hill Downpour BLUS30565 No Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Silent Hill HD Collection BLES01504
Yes SKYRIM BLES01330 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Sleeping Dogs BLES01661
Yes Sniper Elite v2 BLES01290 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Sniper Ghost Warrior BLES01286 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Soul calibur 5 BLES 01250 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Spec Ops the Line BLUS30531
Yes SSX BLUS30849 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Street Fighter x Tekken BLJM60350 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Tekken Tag Tournament 2 BLES01702 Yes Test Drive Farrari BLES01414 No The Amazing Spider-Man BLUS30828 Yes The Darkness 2 BLUS30743 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim BLUS30778 Yes The King of Fighters XIII BLUS30845 Yes The Idolmaster 2 BLJS10083 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 BLES01445 Yes Tom Clancy Splinter Cell Trilogy HD BLES01146 No boots to game selector no games work (broken file BinkPS3SPU.spu.self) Tour de France 2011 BLES01296 Yes Transformers Fall Of Cybertron BLUS30681 Yes Twisted Metal BCUS98106 Yes White Knight Chronicles II BCES01085 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed WWE '12 Yes Has a CFW fix, DEX not needed XCOM: Enemy Unknown BLES01711 Yes
PSN Games now working on DEX Firmwares
Get the PSN link, install them, be on 3.55 DEX that supports ReActPSN, run ReActPSN while holding Circle button to generate the edats and play on a DEX firmware higher than what's needed for the game.
BIG thanks to BahumatLord for all his design and info help!!!
GAME TITLE GAME ID Working (Yes/No) NOTES Awesomenauts Yes Babel Rising Yes Bang Bang Racing Yes Brain challenge Yes BurgerTime World Tour Yes Burnout Paradise Yes Closure Yes Dyad Yes Foosball 2012 Yes Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Yes Gotham City Impostors Yes I Am Alive Yes Mad Riders Yes Pac-Man Championship Edition DX Yes Pinball Arcade Yes Puddle Yes Quantum Conundrum Yes Quizball Goal! Yes Rayman 3 HD Yes Rayman Origins Yes Rock Of Ages Yes Shank 2 Yes Shoot Many Robots Yes Sideway: New York Yes SkullGirls Yes Sonic CD NPEB00787 Yes Sonic 4 Episode II NPUB30581 Yes The Simpsons Arcade Game Yes Time Machine: Rogue Pilot Yes Toki Tori Yes Trine 2 Yes Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon Yes Voltron: Defender Of The Universe Yes Wanted Corp. Yes Wrecked: Revenge Revisited Yes