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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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#46 - spewfr - March 31, 2013 // 2:32 am
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I do see a problem with this method; I will be updating the GUI and instruction set in the following 48 hours

#45 - za3tot - March 31, 2013 // 1:55 am
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i installed the converted game from mm cause i can't copy more than 4gb file to fat32, but i what i can find only corrupted file. Help please.

#44 - s25s - March 31, 2013 // 1:00 am
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one more thing i used CFW Eboot & PKG Resigner v1.20 for make my game PS2 Classics.

i should delete my ps2 xmb game and remake it use your program in this post (PS2 ISO to XMB Conversion Command-L) or nothing different between (CFW Eboot & PKG Resigner v1.20) and your program (PS2 ISO to XMB Conversion Command-L) ?..

the problem here when i go to Game from XMB and select "Saved data Utility (PS2)" can't see any save data ?! "Saved data Utility (PS2)" ((empty)) !!? but when i start the game from XMB still take ((LOAD DATA)) !!? it's mean there is save data but still can't find save data for replace it with my new VME ?!!!!..

#43 - Navani - March 31, 2013 // 12:39 am
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I figured it out. I put the ISO file in the /iso/ folder and for some reason that's why it wasn't working (I removed the space beforehand and it still didn't work, but I shouldn't have spaces in file names anyway!)

Hopefully if anyone has this problem they'll find this thread and figure it out

#42 - spewfr - March 30, 2013 // 11:45 pm
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Killernineseven that would seem to be the issue, sounds like that may fix the problem Thank you!

#41 - DG777 - March 30, 2013 // 11:24 pm
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May be you didn't typed SCUS of the game?

Cause, you see - 2P0001-PS2U10000_00-0000111122223333 - there must be exact SCUS.

#40 - KILLERNINESEVEN - March 30, 2013 // 11:14 pm
the iso has spaces in the name and that's the problem simply rename it that's solves the problem

#39 - Navani - March 30, 2013 // 9:34 pm
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Okay, thank you for the response I'll post a solution if I find one for anyone else that may encounter this problem

#38 - spewfr - March 30, 2013 // 9:22 pm
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kriisz Make sure you read the ENTIRE set of instructions, and follow them *exactly*. You have to copy over your original savedata from the PS3 before hand, after you run the game at least once.

Navani that is not an issue with my GUI, that is part of the PS2Classics GUI made by the ps3 devnet. Contact the makers of their GUI and have them resolve the issue for you, sorry I can't do anything As of now, I can hardly get the command-line portion of the classics EXE that they supplied to work... it's very frustrating!

#37 - kriisz - March 30, 2013 // 8:57 pm
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This saved data is corrupted (0x80028f24) same here