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October 8, 2011 // 11:53 pm - Today PlayStation 3 developer deank has released DiscBOOT, a homebrew application that allows PS3 Custom Firmware users to play burned PS3 game backups via BD / DVD run from disc.

Download: DiscBOOT for Burned PS3 Game Backups (1.3 MB) / DiscBOOT for Burned PS3 Game Backups (Mirror)

To quote: How to play PS3 games burned to DVD/BD [discBOOT]

Hey there folks! Here is the promised little tool, which will let you play your backups of original PS3 games when burned on DVD/DVD-RW/BD/BDRE discs.

If you're familiar with ebootFIX tools you won't have problems. It will be included in the ebootFIX/MOD package for the next multiMAN FULL version.

The usage is simple and you're provided with instructions once the program completes its job:

1) Drag & Drop to discBOOT.exe the "PS3_GAME" folder of the game you want to play
2) The tool will create a folder with 3 files:

  • PKG for 3.41
  • PKG for 3.55
  • TXT with instructions

3) Burn the game to a disc (PS3_GAME folder and PS3_DISC.SFB file from a backup created with multiMAN or another manager)
4) Insert the burned disc into your PS3 tray
5) Install the PKG file for your firmware on your PS3
6) Launch the game from the newly appeared icon

That's it.

IMPORTANT: When you burn the game to a DVD/BD disc, make sure that you're using a proper backup of the game. It means ALL files as they were backed-up on the internal hdd of your PS3 - no split .666## files should be present. All 4GB+ files must be in once piece.

Proper steps to create a DVD/BD backup of a PS3 game:

1) Start multiMAN and insert the original PS3 game disc
2) Create a backup of the game to:

  • If game contains files bigger than 4GB -> INTERNAL HDD
  • If game doesn't contain files bigger than 4GB -> internal or external

3) Transfer the backup copy to your PC (if game contains 4GB+ files you may have to use FTP)

At this point you should have the PS3 game backup on your PC with all files 1:1 (no split files!)

4) Open a burning program like IMGBURN and drag PS3_GAME folder and PS3_DISC.SFB file to the root of the compilation
5) Burn the disc

The good things that come with this:

  • You can now make in-game SCREENSHOTS for all games you play via this method
  • You can play music from XMB Music column (background music) while playing the game
  • This method doesn't require payloads of any kind - only CFW/MFW on your PS3

Here is a screenshot I just took: (press {PS} button while in-game, go to Photo column and select "Screenshot")

Remember: Use this method ONLY with legally owned original PS3 games.

There is no guarantee that this method will work with all games, but if you follow the instructions in this post and generated txt - all should be fine.

How does it work? discBOOT application:

1) uses the original game folder to get the icons, sounds and PARAM.SFO
2) doesn't change/mod any of the original files - it only copies ICON*.PNG, PIC*.PNG, SND0.AT3, the license and trophies
3) uses a precompiled PS3 program, which enables direct disc access, enables screenshot and background music and then waits until a disc is present with /dev_bdvd/PS3_GAME/USRDIR/EBOOT.BIN. If no disc is present - it will just sit on black screen until you insert one. You can't use original PS3 disc.
4) Once it finds the file - it executes it - that's it.



DiscBOOT for Burned PS3 Game Backups on Custom Firmware Out

DiscBOOT for Burned PS3 Game Backups on Custom Firmware Out

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#49 - sardine fish - October 28, 2012 // 5:13 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Natepig View Post
This will only work with cfw as the ps3, when not jailbroken, will look for the pic zone on a bluray disc, which is inserted when the discs are pressed by sony. It is not possible to achieve this disc authentication with commercialy available bluray burners.

To me this would only be useful if you had no money but a pile of blank media lying around or if you were trying to sell burned games to a less technical person.

Since the key for LV0 is release cant we add into the file and burn, do you think it would work on ofw ?

#48 - tomthe1st - October 26, 2012 // 12:47 pm
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Thanx will give it a try

#47 - sardine fish - October 26, 2012 // 12:36 pm
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Why do some games load and some don't?

#46 - G Sus - October 26, 2012 // 10:31 am
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Very much so.

#45 - Luis ngu - October 26, 2012 // 10:24 am
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this is a nice week for cfw scene

#44 - moh72033 - October 26, 2012 // 9:47 am
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#43 - G Sus - October 26, 2012 // 8:58 am
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eventually it probably will be possible. but probably is a word that is only 50% sure.

theres more keys being discovered all the time, and the more the devs go looking the more likely they are to find a weakness.

#42 - jrccomputer - October 26, 2012 // 8:50 am
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Yeah, I'm waiting to. Though I'm on 4.30 OFW. I think its kinda stupid how you have to be on 3.55 to upgrade to 4.30. I mean I wish I could update from 4.30 OFW right to 4.30 CFW.

Why won't they make that possible???

#41 - G Sus - October 26, 2012 // 5:58 am
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there isn't one yet

#40 - Thug Nerd - October 26, 2012 // 5:50 am
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To many things to get started. 1st things 1st, I need a cfw for 4.30.