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PS3 Gta San andreas PS2 Classic Modding!, EASY TUTORIAL
PS3 Gta San andreas PS2 Classic Modding!, EASY TUTORIAL –
GTA SAN ANDREAS PS2 CLASSIC MODDING
Actually i created a way to make really simple the modification or ripping process on some ps2 classics, in this case i make it with GTA San andreas PS2 but it can be adapted to any game by changing the name on the batch file, i make this because i think is great that we can now modify GTA san andreas PS3 version too (Actually PS2 version being emulated) so we can work with mods and testing all in a really faster way without burning disc or installing into hdd like old times .
The goal of this is that more people or devs can see how easy is to test modding stuff on the game right now with the PS3.
We can now mod everything in the game as we know (MAIN.SCM Scripting, TXD modifications, some DFF stuff, cfg's, audio music, etc).
- Download gtasa_modtools v1.0.3 updated Remember just for USA GTA SA right now.
** QUICK TUTORIAL
First just put ISO.BIN.ENC into the tool folder already extracted (gtasa_modtools).
1. With ISO.BIN.ENC file copied into folder now you launch decrypt.bat, you will see a cmd window that says the progress on decryption, when it finish you should have now a GTASA.ISO image, don't rename it!, because the tools work with this file
Something like this:
2. Then run encrypt.bat and you will see again a cmd window followed of a new windows that is eXPERT 1.05.
- You need to select first plugin "ps2_cdvd5_iso.epi" in the plugins list on eXPERT window, now open GTASA.ISO already decrypted in the same folder and just select these options in the next order:
Here a sample pic:
2. 1. Extract LBA
2. 2. Extract files (It will extract every file in the .iso into a new folder created in the same dir with iso name)
-- Now you can make your modifications into the game data already extracted by eXPERT into folder with iso name (example: "@GTASA.ISO" folder).
2. 3. Rebuild files (It will generate a new ISO with the new files previusly modified by you in the game folder)
2. 4. Rebuild LBA
2. 5. Then press "Exit" on eXPERT window
eXPERT window should close and cmd window will keep working encrypting the new .ISO created and modified by eXPERT like you will see in the cmd window, when it finish it should close.
It's done now you should have a file NEW-ISO.BIN.ENC ready prepared to be copied to the ps3 by replacing the old ISO.BIN.ENC on gta sa so just rename it.
Note 1: GTA SA USA ps2classic folder on /dev_hdd0/game/NPUD20946/USRDIR/ISO.BIN.ENC.
See your changes and mods by launching it on XMB!.
Note 2: PEOPLE THAT ALREADY HAVE IT DECRYPTED AND HAVE "@GTASA.ISO" FOLDER BECAUSE ALREADY FOLLOW THE FIRST GUIDE.
Now that you have the game data folder already extracted when you want to test some new modifications that you made on "@GTASA.ISO" folder just need to run encrypt.bat to create a new image of the new data modified, because there is no need to run again decrypt.bat as you have game data already decrypted. This is the howto:
Before this you need to be sure about you have this files and folders already extracted in the previusly process:
"@GTASA.ISO" folder with game data
The latest GTASA.ISO iso created.
You will have this if you have not delete anything from the previusly process.
1. Open encrypt.bat so eXPERT window should come.
2. Now again select plugin "ps2_cdvd5_iso.epi" and open again GTASA.ISO (We just need it to help the program to get some values not files because they are already in "@GTASA.ISO" folder being modified ) already in the root folder.
Now select these options: (Again we don't need to use Extract files
option because we already have the files we modified in "@GTASA.ISO" folder)
Here a sample pic:
2. 1. Extract LBA
2. 2. Rebuild files
2. 3. Rebuild LBA
Then press "Exit" on eXPERT window
3. Again now you should have your NEW-ISO.BIN.ENC file ready to be copied to the PS3.
Like you see is really simple. Remember the tools make more easy the process if you just leave the files as is and just make modifications on to "@GTASA.ISO" game data folder.
Again now in few steps , for devs and modders constantly modding the game :
-Modify your game on "@GTASA.ISO" folder.
-Make sure you still have filelist.txt, GTASA.ISO-LBA.TXT, GTASA.ISO-relink-LBA.TXT and the latest GTASA.ISO iso created. All these files are previusly created in last process with eXPERT, again DON'T DELETE ANYTHING AFTER YOU FINISH YOUR ISO.
-Just use eXPERT in the same way the pic posted in the post does: Extract LBA, Rebuild files and Rebuild LBA, then just press "Exit"
-Now cmd window will finish encrypting the image and you should have now a file NEW-ISO.BIN.ENC ready to be used on the PS3
I think that we can try to make the game too more faster by modding somethings because i think the game should need a little speedup too, we can gain a loading screens faster and maybe downgrade some effects.
Now let's start all the gta sa modding on PS3 .
Last edited by OpenSource; 03-25-2013 at 06:55 PM.
Thanks soo much , Lets begin!
Good,you have already tried to convert SA PC mod?
Thank you! I cannot wait for some Hot Coffee on the PS3
hi dudes soz for jumping in your post but u seem no what u talking about my question is if u dont mind answering it. is i just follow a guide on how to create ps2 iso into ps2 classics and when get to CONVERTING ANY PS2 ISO TO PS2 CLASSIC and browse for my iso it says file not found and i ripped from a OG of gta san andre from multiman and file not found so i no i shouldnt but i downloaded 1 from net just to see and got same result can u help
Thanks for the tut. Back when ps2classic was coded I gave GTASA modding a quick test using 7zip to extract the ISO and Imgburn to rebuild it. I suspected I needed a tool to create a proper PS2 ISO as it crashed while loading. Thought I was going to need search for the tools myself but this should be exactly what I needed. Nice job
Updated gtasa_modtools v1 with some fixes (in ps2classic tool because i actually work on it too) to make some changes on the .iso to make it work better on ps2 classics emulator
Good to know that you work on this too , imgburn actually i don't know if it respect the LBA order and rebuild lba too but this eXPERT is fairly the better tool to rebuild ps2 isos from some years ago.
Originally Posted by Three-Socks
I have update ps2classic cmd tool too in last two days to add more checks and improvements to make the ps2 iso work better on ps2classics emulator.
Gonna make more test and make a poc video in some time showing some modifications.
So this is the GTA SA Team? Hell yeah! Good to see all yall ere!
I did a few back when I got my Cobra, but that did not work out too well. But I ave become very familiar with the File system of SA (even Vice City).
PC cars man! That ISH is soo possible! These games are way more moddable than IV or EFLC for that reason.
How much work could you guys do in two weeks before I get rollin?
Moved this thread to where it belongs, in the GTA Misc Section.
Last edited by nativesith; 03-25-2013 at 12:57 AM.
This is great.
Just one little thing don't tutorials belong in the main part of the GTA IV modding forum? or are we having this in misc because its nothing to do with GTA IV? in fact does this belong in the GTA IV forums at all? if mods that have already been done on the PS2, XBOX 1 and PC can be used in this version then i guess its no big deal as we only need info on how to get the game working on the PS3 and any mods will likely already have guides written