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PS3 Cracked to play backup games...

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by Scutch, 19 August 2010.

  1. Scutch

    Scutch Futsal Master

    31 October 2006
    Cumbria, UK
    Tottenham Hotspur
    Arguably bad news overall as far as software development is concerned. Publishers were pleased that the PS3 exclusives were unavailable to freeload. Looks like that may change now.

    More sources claiming it's legit...

    [​IMG]

    Plug a USB pen (which has software on it) into your PS3 which turns it into a debug system able for you to dump games to an external hard drive.

    Taken from Maxconsole:
    http://www.maxconsole.net/content.p...s-gamers-to-copy-games-directly-to-hard-drive

    Full process :

    YouTube - Worlds second test of ps3 modchip, for all the Youtube plebs

    Dumping to HDD:

    YouTube - Ps3 Game Dumping
     
  2. OPM

    OPM ... Staff

    2 June 2003
    Budapest
    .
    basically useless in terms of profitability

    add the costs of that stick + bluray writet + 50 gig blurays, you are probably just a few quid away from buying retail games

    not worthy imo
     
  3. Scutch

    Scutch Futsal Master

    31 October 2006
    Cumbria, UK
    Tottenham Hotspur
    You don't need a writer though, really. Just download the PS3 games to an external HDD and play without firing onto a disc.
     
  4. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Widnes
    Newcastle United
    You put each game on your HDD don;t you? So you just buy that usb thing and then transfer the files to your hdd
     
  5. OPM

    OPM ... Staff

    2 June 2003
    Budapest
    .
    as far as i understood this is just running the console in debug mode and enables you to install from the disc to harddrive, not really a loader straight from the hdd, is it?

    maybe i didn't get it ;) if it was a loader it would be a blow for sony
     
  6. BillyBoy

    BillyBoy Guest

    Let me clarify:

    The loader itself is a normal USB stick with a repackaged SELF file (a bit like a PS3 .exe file) that was made with the use of the official Sony PS3 SDK. Once put together and inserted into a PS3 the PS3 thinks that it is a debug unit and allows the SELF file to be run and thus the backup manager you see on the screen runs. The backup manager allows you to backup the contents of a PS3 Blu-ray disc game onto the local or USB HDD. It will play the backup of the game regardless of what disc is in the drive.

    E.g. You rent a copy of God of War 3, back it up onto the PS3 HDD. You then insert any PS3 game you own. Run the backup manager and you will be able to play that backup you have made regardless of what disc is in the drive. I believe the disc only needs to be in there for authorisation purposes but it may not even be needed.

    The good thing about this is that it will reduce the wear and tear of the Blu-ray drive, improve performance, prevent your discs from being scratched and most importantly allow unsigned code e.g. homebrew to be run.
     
  7. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    So what does $170 Australian dollars work out in £? Probably a ridiculous amount?
     
  8. Tom

    Tom likes turtles Staff

    12 December 2001
    Hamburg
    Coopz doing PS3 game "reviews" now? Please no. We're fucked.
     
  9. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Widnes
    Newcastle United
    $170 Auzzie is like £100 here I think.
     
  10. matt1288

    matt1288 B4MF

    4 May 2006
    London, UK
    Juventus
    :LOL:

    And for it being cracked, it was bound to happen to be honest.
     
  11. OPM

    OPM ... Staff

    2 June 2003
    Budapest
    .
    probably will see a free "scene"-solution soon.
     
  12. BillyBoy

    BillyBoy Guest

    You most likely will see a free solution fairly soon. Its similar to how the Jigkick/Pandora battery for the PSP was reverse engineered a few years ago. After a while the tools were released and everyone could make their own Pandora battery. The same will happen with this. Everyone will soon be able to make a bootable USB system.
     
  13. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    I'd get it just to save on the wear on the BR reader...
     
  14. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Same here... Just for the lens wear...
     
  15. Radiation

    Radiation Golden Boot Winner

    6 February 2006
    Widnes
    Newcastle United
    The other stinker to this is they removed linux and got into all sorts of bother to stop piracy and now someone's gone and cracked the console this way.
     
  16. Carl

    Carl Ban Master Staff

    27 December 2001
    N.I.
    West Ham United FC
    You know this will they will continue to counter it through firmware updates, I mean if they had left Linux support on there, it would only of meant the earlier models could be hacked, but now it means any PS3 will be able to be hacked.
     
  17. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    But will they do FW updates every week, the non hackers will get peed off with it...
     
  18. BillyBoy

    BillyBoy Guest

    It will be like the PSP and Wii. Firmware updates every few months to try and stop the holes. A cat and mouse game. Will be interesting to see how it pans out.
     
  19. Lami

    Lami Niche Football Staff

    28 May 2007
    Sydney
    Man Utd, Vecchia Signora
    Starting to think Sony planned this to rocket their sales through the roof.
     
  20. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    You love my view on games or "reviews" as you put it :)
     
  21. Bailzebub

    Bailzebub ''shooto miss''

    25 October 2001
    Lancashire
    I'm not sure if i can be arsed with the whole Cat and Mouse scenarios that drum up with modern day "perfectly legitimate use of backups and homebrew" on consoles.

    One thing which could really get people interested though, apart from the perfectly legal legitimate uses could be if something like this allows the PS3 to expand as a media player, similar to what they did with XBMC (although i presume this would be potentially closer to a Popcorn Hour or other HD player).

    If i didn't have a media PC i would snap this up for this sole purpose, what a large HDD in and be set with an all in one system.

    -

    Early day's yet isn't it. Perhaps, providing the "unofficial but perfectly legitimate code" is updated often and there are methods to update game data then it could be viable to have an offline media PS3.
     
  22. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    I'm interested to see how this plays out. I can see Sony releasing frequent firmware updates to try and counter this, so this could end up being more hassle than it's worth. Not sure I would use this anyway. I've never been into acquiring games by nefarious means because I'm quite happy paying £30-40 for something that gives me weeks/months of entertainment.
     
  23. Bailzebub

    Bailzebub ''shooto miss''

    25 October 2001
    Lancashire
    Exactly Jamezinho.

    I don't begrudge £30 ish for games which will keep me playing a long time down the line (though DLC is a bit of a gripe of mine).

    I weigh it up as i'd spend £50 plus on a night out, whereas a few ales on a Friday night and join my mates for Bad Company 2.

    Ok there's not much chance of a stunning brunette falling for my drunken patter online, but me and my mates can have a bit of banter and shoot people, saving ourselves a lot of cash.

    Saying that, i could find a way to justify it to myself if this made it viable to have an "offline" only machine. Definitely tempted to invest in a PS3 slim then.
     
  24. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    I would get it just for the HD option rather than the copied games, though I wonder if we could have a fully patched WE on the PS3, that I would buy...
     
  25. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    That was going to be my next question. If this means we can play a fully patched PES then I'm interested.
     
  26. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    Not all games deserve £30, got Kane and Lynch and finished it in three and a half hours. That's pretty shit.
     
  27. Bailzebub

    Bailzebub ''shooto miss''

    25 October 2001
    Lancashire
    Wholeheartedly agree with all games not being worth £30. I don't like the fact prices are creeping up now either, and "optional" DLC winds me up(Dragon Age was a bitch for this, a crucial game-play item was part of the paid DLC).

    It's very rarely i make a day one purchase now, i tend to buy and trade PS3 games at the local market or on another popular forum i'm a member of.

    -

    If they could wangle some kind of PSX and PS2 emulation off a hard-drive i'd snap this up actually.

    Paid £120 for one of the very first batch of "no swap" solutions back in 2002 on the PS2 and i've pissed that up the wall in a weekend more often than occassionally :(
     
  28. vondave

    vondave Stretford End

    9 August 2005
    I myself used swap magic. Those were the days.... All to play a bloody Japanese football game!
     
  29. Placebo

    Placebo Ԁlɐɔǝqo

    3 May 2003
    Esmoriz, Portugal
    Sheffield Wednesday
    121 Euros delivered to the UK from a reliable online store I know, pretty cheap all things considered.
     

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