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October 29, 2013 // 8:27 pm - Following up on the previous revision, ReActPSN has now been updated to version 2.28 by PlayStation 3 developer reactpsn with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: reActPSN v2.28.rar / psnstuff_ver_1.82.rar / psnstuff.rar (PSNStuff v1.83 / v1.90) / PSNStuff Archive

To quote: ReActPSN v2.28

  • Added makepkg

ReActPSN Quick Start Guide:

Basic function: Create aa user and run reActPSN to generate PSN license from USB/exdata.
Button basic: [X] pressing and holding X button for 8 seconds when launching reActPSN.
[L1] Reinstall RAPs&EDATs from USB0/exdata or USB1/exdata fold.
[L2] Backup RAPs&EDATs to USB/reActPSN/pubPSN/rapxxxedatxxx.zip.
[R1] Backup reg&rif&edat to USB/reActPSN/BKxxxx.zip.
[R2] Backup full fixed NPD files to /USB/reActPSN/FixedPSN.
[O] Fix PSone/PSPminis/THEME & generate C00 activation edat license.
[X] Batch installs PS2 ISO from USBorHDD/PS2ISO. Flawlessly same as PSN pkg install.
[/\] Fix PSN retail to free.stag1:fix all eboot and start hook,play,stag2:fix sprx edat etc.
[SQUARE] Same as [/\], it try to search all files and run slowly.
[/\+R2] Fix PSN and make all NPD FIX pkg to USB/. Same as PSN crack patch.
[R2+L2] Make only 'Fixedby reActPSN' NPD FIX pkg to USB/ or HDD0/packages.
[R2+L1] Make all files FIX pkg to USB/ or HDD0/packages. make sure have enough freespace.
[R1+L2] Make retail NPDRM files pkg to USB/ or HDD0/packages.
[R1+L1] Make retail all files pkg to USB/ or HDD0/packages. make sure have enough freespace.
[RIGHT] 8 seconds CEX2DEX&DEX2CEX.
[DOWN] Patch VSH to run reActPSN.
[LEFT] Disable/Enable all users rif license(remove/restore act.dat).

How to use:

<1> Flawlessly to play all PSN contents.
(1) Download psnstuff v1.82,download psn contents and store RAP&edat files.
(2) Put exdata folder with rap's on usb, create 'aa' user and run reActPSN.
(3) Install PSN and playing...
(4) Put exdata folder with new raps on usb, holding L1 button for 8s and run reActPSN.
Install new PSN and play new PSN games.
<2> Play C00 type PSN games without rap&edat. [O] to activate it to full game.
<3> Share your RAPs to others same as psnstuff, [L1] will help you.
<4> Share your PSN crack patch to others.
(1) Downloads PSN(1942 flower rain DLC) from PSN store.(or install&play it with psnstuff)
(2) Insert USB disk to usb0 or usb1.
(3) Run reActPSN and holding /\ triangle button for 8 seconds.
(4) Play 1942,flower,rain,BD or PSN dlc.
(5) Run reActPSN and holding triangle+R2 button for 8 seconds, then check your USB disk.
(*) Do not insert any usb disk,[R2+R1] can gen >4G pkg on hdd0/packages.
<5> Flawlessly to install PS2 ISO. (Require CFW>4.20 and has been installed any RAP)
(1) Copy few or many PS2 ISO files to USB/PS2ISO and run reActPSN with hold X.
(2) Install bubble pkg on XMB.
(*) About >4G PS2 ISO. Must copy it to dev_hdd0/PS2ISO, dont insert usb, then [X]...
PS2 ICON will be display if your have installed a full version MM.
<6> RISK FUNCTION!!! DO NOT TRY DOING IT IF YOU COULD NOT FIX A BRICKER.
(1) SET QA, 3.55CFW, [RIGHT] [RIGHT].
(2) 8s CEX2DEX DEX2CEX, REX4.21 or REX4.46 on slim, [RIGHT], its safe.
(3) FIX VSH, should works on every CFW (except ro4.40 v1.0?, I forgot).

PSNStuff v1.83 Changelog:

  • compressed db (saves space and bandwidth)

It's a mandatory update because the old server is offline.

PSNStuff v1.90 Changelog:

  • new tab "metacritic"
  • new tab "Chat"
  • Button timeout - if you click "save rap" or "copy psn link" you have to wait 5sec. till you can click again

Regarding metacritic: back = backspace, reload = F5. To load the html5 version of the chat make a new registry entry:

32bit system:

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64bit system:

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Or use one of these: reg_ie_html5.rar (change extension to *.rar )

Finally, from element comes a PSN Stuff Linux Command Line utility with details below:

Download: readpsnstuff.exe

Hey, I wrote a little application which can read the current db from psnstuff. Hopefully it is useful:

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Now in db you have the plain text.


ReActPSN v2.28 is Released, Now Includes Make Package (PKG)

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#35 - pattie - November 2, 2011 // 6:57 am
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Is this also for the fat ps3

#34 - spunkybunny - November 1, 2011 // 3:12 pm
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Do what I said above but check the first post to get the correct strings to find when you hex edit. Use the ones for Rebug 3.55

I have tried and I cant get other DLC working but I haven't run reActPSN 2.0 yet. Will give that a go and see how it works.

#33 - mzaslam72 - November 1, 2011 // 2:57 pm
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Hi, First post !!!

I have downloaded some DLC (WWE SvR 2011) on my OFW PS3. I then did a Data Transfer to my CFW PS3.

Now the DLC has transferred but obviously can't be used until activated. Is this possible using ReAct 2.0 ?

No offence to the OP but the steps in the original post are confusing. I tried following the instructions and installing the patched VSH.SELF (I'm on REBUG 3.55.2 Update 4) but after replacing the VSH.SELF file my PS3 just red screened.

So I simply re-installed the CFW.

#32 - wwywong - November 1, 2011 // 2:40 am
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Thanks for the detail step-by-step tutorial! I will give it a try!

#31 - spunkybunny - October 31, 2011 // 10:38 pm
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I'm no good at writing tutorials but I'll give it a go shortly and write it step by step of how I got it working.

Red Screen is when a important file is corrupt. It comes up with a red screen saying something about files are corrupt and needs to be taken to a technician. Just goto recovery menu and reinstall CFW. (Power off, hold power till it turns off then hold power again till the 4 beeps. Then the bottom option, Install firmware) Just make sure there is no disc in the drive and you choose the right firmware.

Yea the act.dat no longer gets deleted so all PSN games and DLC will work after reboot without any need for other things.

This is my first tutorial.

This is what I did and it works. ACT.DAT no longer gets deleted so all PSN and DLC now work without the need to keep on replacing the act.dat. I haven't tested this with a 2nd hand DLC yet but it says it will work. Will test that another time.

I'll do my best to make this understandable.

1, install devblind (or Multiman)
2, run devblind or multiman
3, run FTP or again multiman
4, goto /dev_blind/vsh/module/ and copy VSH.SELF to your PC
5, BACKUP VSH.SELF somewhere else. (I actually rename it on the PS3. VSH.SELF.BACKUP)
6, install CYGWIN on PC Make sure you have the PS3tools installed as well.
7, in CYGWIN run this "unself vsh.self vsh.self.elf"
8, rename the original VSH.SELF to VSH.SELF.0
9, with a HEX editor open VSH.SELF.ELF
10, I'm guessing your on 3.55 retail so do this.
11, find "4b cf 5b 45" change to "38 60 00 00"
12, find "48 31 b4 65" change to "38 60 00 00"
13, save file
14, in CYGWIN run this "self_rebuilder vsh.self.elf vsh.self vsh.self.0"
15, back to the FTP, copy that new VSH.SELF back to PS3
16, make sure ACT.DAT is in the correct directory. /HDD0/home/00000001\exdata
17, cross fingers and reboot PS3

If it does red screen all that means is the VSH.SELF is corrupt and you probably did something wrong. Just goto recovery menu and reinstall firmware. (turn off PS3, hold power till it turns off, hold power again till the 4 beeps, bottom option INSTALL FIRMWARE)

I got most of this from the first post but tried to make it easier to understand. Thats to the reActPSN devs and whoever else helped with it and the app.

I red screened using the premodified VSH.self so I did it this way and it worked.

#30 - wwywong - October 31, 2011 // 9:09 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by spunkybunny View Post
Red screen is when there is an error like when you change the vsh.self or another important file. I'm guessing I used the wrong one. I have a firmware I made via MFW and thought 3.55KM is the one I should use but its not.

I'm after a way to stop the act.dat from deleting on reboot...

Hi spunkybunny, I really need your help since I am in the similar situation. I have backup my act.dat before I move onto a new hdd, and as I expected, the act.dat got deleted on every boot of PS3 (maybe checksum of new hdd and old hdd not matching something in the ps3 sys? I am not a pro so I don't understand why this is happening)

From your post, I see that you successfully made it to not getting delete on every boot. Can you show me step by step how you've done that? The tutorial in the first post is very confusing and have multiple points/step repeating themselves. I don't seems to understand them (maybe because it's translation from chinese?). I have basic knowledge of file copying and devblind usage in multiman, so hopefully you can help me to go through your steps. I have 3.55 kmeaw cfw though.

Also,
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[*]What do you mean by red screen? Will that brick the ps3? Where does the red screen happen? Is that recoverable?
[*]As I stated I am using 3.55 kmeaw cfw, so do I need to edit the vsh.self manually? If so, how? (text editor?)

#29 - Sshadow2305 - October 31, 2011 // 2:56 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by spunkybunny View Post
So I recommend if you have a MFW then edit the vsh.self manually like it says on the first p.

How i can edit this file manually (which program). I have my act.dat can i put it in the exdata folder, edit the vsh.self and after reboot the act.dat is in the exdata folder forever?

After some tests and red screens i made it. I used multiman with the dev_dlind option, activate it copy vsh.self in the right place and deactivate dev_blind option in multiman then copy the act.dat in the exdata folder. Reboot and the Psn Games still activ.Expect for a few games are demos now. From ca. 70 psn games are 6 games demos.

#28 - spunkybunny - October 31, 2011 // 10:50 am
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For some reason when I try to repair database it says HDD is corrupt and wipes it so I can't do it that way.

I've formatted the HDD and reinstalled everything and I'm not going to risk it again. It's a 500GB HDD and took a week to reinstall everything last time.

#27 - arktos - October 31, 2011 // 9:47 am
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pkgs do not need necessary installed new. you can bkp all installed games from game directory and copy back. then make repair database.

it even works with trophys and saves but for them also xreg backup

#26 - azoreseuropa - October 31, 2011 // 8:18 am
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I am with you because it is too risky.