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240w ago - Here is OpenSplit v1.0 to split 4+GB files via PC for Open Manager on the PS3 followed shortly by version 1.1 which includes some bug fixes and version 1.2, and deanrr shared a similar app called Split4G which he detailed HERE.

Download: OpenSplit v1.0 / OpenSplit v1.1 / OpenSplit v1.2

* What is this? *

This little tool lets you split the BIG files (bigger than 4GB) in your games on your PC, so that you can use them with Open Manager 1.0 for the ps3.

* How do I use it? *

- Press "Split BIG files to .666xx" in order to select a folder with your games. OpenSplit then will search the folder and all its subfolders for BIG files and split them according to Open Manager 1.0. All game folders that contained BIG files will be renamed accordingly. (example -> "BCESXXX" to "_BCESXXX")

- Press "Merge .666xx files to BIG" in order to select a folder with your games. OpenSplit then will search the folder and all its subfolders for .666xx files and merge them to BIG files. All game folders that contained .666xx files will be renamed accordingly. (example -> "_BCESXXX" to "BCESXXX")

- Check the checkbox "Don't delete splitted BIG / merged .666xx files" if you want to keep both BIG and .666xx files.

You can choose your whole GAMEZ directory, then all games will be processed.

I have attached the program to this post.

An important issue: PLEASE DON'T TRY TO MERGE .666xx FILES ON A FAT32 HDD! There files can't be bigger than 4 GB! You will only encounter errors!

Another issue: IF YOU START A SPLIT/MERGE PROCESS, ALWAYS WAIT UNTIL THE MESSAGE "All jobs done!" APPEARS IF YOU DON'T WANT ANY PROBLEMS!

Enjoy!

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#76 - Midnight Tboy - 239w ago
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just 1 more game tried since - which was ok - one last game to try which I think has a 4gb+ file that I have - so will see what happens. Even so... it's the only time its ever done that once, and done about 10 games so far (both 1.0 and 1.1 combined)... so maybe just one of them weird things. The same game, ran fine the 2nd time round.

Will let know if it does happen again on next lot of games that need it once have ripped them off the disc.

Edit: hmm spoke too soon... did it again. The only common difference between these 2 and the other 2 games is this.

The app folder is: E:\Backup\ps3\Apps\OpenSplit v1.1

Previously, the games I'd set it to split were in E:\Backup\ps3\games\

The last 2 games, Final Fantasy, and now Resistance - I'd extracted to D:\ - same physical hdd - different partition.

Both of these resulted in after browsing to d:\ folder and pressing the Open/OK button.

2nd time round its started the splitting again no problem (running right now)

Maybe its something to do with when you use the dropdown to select drive perhaps?

Just noticed I have the error log files, the top of it reads:
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
#
# EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x758d7a1f, pid=1932, tid=3504
#
# JRE version: 6.0_21-b07
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (17.0-b17 mixed mode, sharing windows-x86 )
# Problematic frame:
# C [ole32.dll+0x37a1f]
#
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
# http://java.sun.com/webapps/bugreport/crash.jsp
# The crash happened outside the Java Virtual Machine in native code.
# See problematic frame for where to report the bug.

#75 - Fejwin - 239w ago
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Have you tried it again?

#74 - Midnight Tboy - 239w ago
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not sure if its a recurring thing - but I extracted MGS4, then chose to split the file, and after pressing ok to select the folder, the app just closed itself within a split second.

looks like it didn't make any changes to the file.

#73 - Fejwin - 239w ago
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TO: IHM
Ok, so the prog is changing dirs and missing some games when doing many at once. To correct that, it is necessary for me to reproduce your situation on my pc. It would be really great, if you could search all the games you were processing when these bugs accured for BIG files and give me their psths and sizes! Then I could reproduce these folders and files (it doesn't make a difference for the program whats written in a big file, as long as it has the same size) and look closer into the issue.

TO: Midnight Tboy
True! That can easyly be corrected. Stay tuned

#72 - PS4 News - 239w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Fejwin View Post
OpenSplit v1.1

LOG:
v1.0 - Initial release
v1.1 - Bug corrected (files could not be deleted). & Slight improvement of stability.

Thanks Fejwin and +Rep, I have added it to the first post as well now.

#71 - Midnight Tboy - 239w ago
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One very very minor issue.. After running the app on a single game folder, and it having completed and renamed the folder to _game. If I then press to split another game, the file/folder browser that comes up is going back to the default folder window (libraries in Windows 7 I think it was - presumably My Docs on XP).

Obviously the file browser will have no doubt attempted to look for the previous folder, eg e:\ps3games\Uncharted2, but with that having been renamed to _Uncharted2 it must revert back to windows settings for what folder to be in.

Any chance perhaps to have it either auto set the folder to the renamed _ folder... or perhaps, to go to the next nesting up when a folder is not found (so it would fail to see e:\ps3games\Uncharted2 so it would go to e:\ps3games instead...so that can manually select the next one with ease

#70 - IHM - 239w ago
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Fejwin, thanks for the reply, luckily i had a backup and double check and it had indeed moved the files??, very odd, this was on a batch convert of about 10 games, i also noticed some had been missed too, so very odd indeed.

I re-ran all the missed games through and also a backup of the one i mentioend, and all is ok now, but again i did this one by one, not sure if its a batch issue or what, if it happens again ill let you know.
Quote Originally Posted by IHM View Post
Fejwin, thanks for the reply, luckily i had a backup and double check and it had indeed moved the files??, very odd, this was on a batch convert of about 10 games, i also noticed some had been missed too, so very odd indeed.

I re-ran all the missed games through and also a backup of the one i mentioend, and all is ok now, but again i did this one by one, not sure if its a batch issue or what, if it happens again ill let you know.

PS This is what happened... Operation Flashpoint - Dragon Rising\PS3_GAME\USRDIR\PS3Cache\ps3_000.nfs

Created 6 split files but they were placed in the USRDIR, this i know was worn as i was using version 1.0 that did not delete the BIG file, but i used a backup anyway to be sure.

Anybody have a copy of this to make sure im correct and something odd isnt going on?

#69 - Midnight Tboy - 239w ago
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just had it running through Star Ocean while I read this. I'm sure I saw the file was in a folder other than USRDIR before I started it...but can't be 100%.

Each game so far that I've done though I've checked on the external drive (not had to chance to try them in ps3 yet though) has the file in the same folder.

I'm going to do Uncharted 2 next... as it has the large files in the \USRDIR\build\main folder so will see what happens this time round seeing as I know where it should have been beforehand

Uncharted 2 retained in same subfolder... so not sure what other guys problem with it is - definately worth him trying to rerip to see if it reoccurs

will of course keep an eye open for next bunch of games I try.

#68 - Fejwin - 239w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by IHM View Post
When i run this through the programe, the split files are then placed into the root of USRDIR?,

So why is it moving the files out of the DIR, and will it be rebuilt correctly, i have notcied a few like this, any ideas anybody?

Are you really sure they were in USRDIR? The program takes the path of a BIG file and just adds the extension to it when saving small files. For example, it knows the BIG file is in ...path/bla/BIG.fl - then it adds .66600 or .66601 and so on to it whithout considering the directory. so out comes: ...path/bla/BIG.fl.66600 and ...path/bla/BIG.fl.66601 and so on. Because it already knows where the BIG file is, right?

If you are quite sure the splitted files were in a different folder... Can't imagine what the cause for this bug could possibly be.

#67 - Midnight Tboy - 239w ago
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thanks, 1.1 fixed the job for me too

Folders are still renaming with the _ in it and the files are now deleting like they should