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March 28, 2013 // 9:04 pm - Following up on my PS2Classics Guide on Converting ISOs to XMB PS2 Games guide, today I (Spewfr) have released a PS2 ISO to XMB Conversion Command-Line GUI v1.0 Beta for PS3 users complete with source code.

Download: PS2iso2pkg.rar (3 MB) / PS2iso2pkg.rar (Mirror)

I recently decided to start converting my PS2 ISO's for use with the PS3 system; here you have a Command-Line GUI that I think is simple to use.

NOTE THAT THIS TOOL uses the same RAP key for every game it processes (the same one that PS2Classics GUI uses, so credit to them for all of the hard work over at ps3dev-network)

If enough positive feedback is given to this project, I will continue to enable BIN formats and add other changes...

What this program will do:

  • Create a PKG and RAP for your ISO
  • Pros: Can launch the game from XMB at any point
  • No multi-man required
  • Cons: Requires disc space (but you can use a game data switcher)
  • Requires installation of multiple RAP's


1. Place your icons files inside of the Images folder
2. Run PS2iso2pkg.exe
3. Enter the PS2 Game ID
4. Enter the PS2 Game Title
5. Follow the On-Screen Instrucions
6. WAIT until all [9] processes have completed
7. COPY the "exdata" and "packages" folder to an external HDD
8. Install the PKG entitled with your Game ID
9. Install and run reActPSN (included in packages folder)
10 You're all good!

Source is included in src, Please leave a comment explaining any problems you face (I hope none )

PS2 ISO to XMB Conversion Command-Line GUI v1.0 Beta for PS3 Out

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#62 - Xplic1T - March 31, 2013 // 5:51 pm
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What exactly do you need to do once the pkg file is installed on the ps3? I'm running Kmeaw 3.55 still after I install the pkg, the system says its unsupported data ... I then run reactPSN with the exdata folder with the necessary RAP and still the data is unsupported.

Going to try a few more games until i give up.

#61 - Kolk1604 - March 31, 2013 // 5:48 pm
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Thanks, i'll check it. I'm also going to try and different game. Maybe I just ripped that one wrong or something.

#60 - spewfr - March 31, 2013 // 5:38 pm
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Some games are not fully functional; check the compatibility list of games! The list isn't even reliable, though, because there are multiple regions for each game

ecw When you first open the PS2iso2pkg, Step 1 requires that you enter a FIVE-DIGIT ID that matches your PS2 Game ID. (not three, not two, not six, FIVE DIGITS.)

#59 - spyrog2670 - March 31, 2013 // 4:04 pm
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I found this video, perhaps it can help someone here

#58 - Kolk1604 - March 31, 2013 // 3:46 pm
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Thanks spewfr. Love this program, but i'm having some problems.

I was able to create the package and transfer it to my PS2.(60 GB running REBUG 4.30.2 REX edition) I placed the "exdata" folder on a USB device, created and new user "aa" and installed and ran ReactPSN. The PS2 rebooted and I logged in as my normal user and installed the PS2 game package.. When I run the PS2 game (Which does appear under the Playstation 2 category on the XMB) I just get a black screen. I've gone over the instructions and I don't think i'm missing anything.

My game is Final Fantasy X international.


#57 - ecw - March 31, 2013 // 3:19 pm
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Tried converting NFL2K3 iso to a PKG using this tool but get "CONTENT ID IS NOT IN A VALID FORMAT" after "MARKING" and pasting the id. Please help.

#56 - spewfr - March 31, 2013 // 2:13 pm
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You're very welcome! Thank you for using my tool I'm glad you finally got it working!

I looked at your images that you took, and you created an internal memory card; the game itself should not have created this card.
It would have made card inside of the ps2 save data utility; using the internal memor cards is useless.

#55 - s25s - March 31, 2013 // 12:32 pm
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spewfr you awesome Thanks bro spewfr for this update but still not work i converted my old savegame ps2 perfectly use your tool and your steps but the problem not in convert savegame ps2 the problem in how to replace my VME from with the my new VME ?

i just can't see my ps2 save from XMB and i don't know where i can find my ps2 save from my ps3 ..

here the pictures this pic show my ps2 game from xmb

this pic show the game take load from memory card

this pic show my ps3 from xmb memory card utillity

this pis show inside my ps2 memory card ( There is no saved data ) !!..

here the problem how i can replace VME with new VME if i can't see ant save data ?!!..

what is the problem ? the game take load successfully but when i go to the ps2 memory card utillity can't see any save data show me just ( There is no saved data ) !!.. (more information)

-> i used CFW Eboot & PKG Resigner v1.20 for make this ps2 game
-> my ps3 on ( Rogero CEX 4.40 v1.02 )

yap finally i got the way for replace VME with new VME and i replaced VME but after the game stating give me this error

The saved data is corrupted (0x80028f24) after many try and i follow your step exactly on your last update Memory Card Converter v3.0 Now convert save data working 100% confirmed by me very good job my boss I'm very happy after i load my save data successfully on my ps3

Big Big Big thanks for you waiting for your news good luck to all ..

#54 - Darklex - March 31, 2013 // 9:56 am
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in the first try it came out black screen, but in the second just one game ran perfectly, i don't know if the method i use to copy it to the ps3 has to do with this. The game that it works was installed by usb fat32, but the other have more than +4GB and it was installed it with a NTSF HDD via multiman 4.18. I'm in Rogero 4.30 v2.05. Thanks to the scene and spewrf, is awesome.

#53 - spewfr - March 31, 2013 // 8:41 am
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Let's just hope it works!