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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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#26 - tehwiizard - March 30, 2013 // 12:59 am
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when i go to save the iso to the tools folder it has the file name as ISO.BIN.ECN.BIN.ENC the next in the cmd line gui

Press any key to begin. When you are done, close the GUI. i close the GUI and cmd line gui pops up this error

Move ENC to game dir ISO.BIN.ENC not found! Make sure you saved it in the tools folder, or move it there. i even renamed the ENC to ISO.BIN.ENC.BIN.ENC to ISO.BIN.ENC since it said not found and i still receive the same error also saved to the desktop and then copied the file after it said not found still no luck. if anybody can explain to me what step i did wrong or missed i would greatly thankful

#25 - DG777 - March 30, 2013 // 12:44 am
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Thank you very much, man! Works perfectly!

#24 - za3tot - March 29, 2013 // 11:50 pm
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I mean after I copy the number in the 7th step, the ps2classic GUi shows up. After I select the ISO, the contentID will be entered automatically, but not the one I copied before (7th step). When I click encrypt, it says wrong number, even I try to enter the new number can't be entered completely ... can you explain step by step please, each step precisely. Thank you.

#23 - spewfr - March 29, 2013 // 11:12 pm
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Cristina you must backup your savegame data BEFORE YOU USE THIS TOOL. Then overwrite your new SCEVMC0.VME from the VME folder to your external drive, and copy it back over to your PS3

#22 - Cristina - March 29, 2013 // 9:49 pm
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This saved data is corrupted (0x80028f24)

#21 - spewfr - March 29, 2013 // 8:43 pm
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za3tot what do you mean?

#20 - za3tot - March 29, 2013 // 6:38 pm
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One more thing, in contentID, it says invalid number, is it because I'm installing ps2 classics-GUI ?

#19 - PS4 News - March 29, 2013 // 5:30 pm
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Thanks for the update spewfr, I have now mainpaged it as well and +Rep!

#18 - spewfr - March 29, 2013 // 5:28 pm
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Following up on my PS2 ISO to XMB Conversion Command-Line GUI v1.0 Beta for PS3, today I present Memory Card Converter v2.0 for PS2Classics PS3 Command-Line GUI.

Download: MemCardConv_v2.rar (5 MB) / MemCardConv_v2.rar (Mirror)

This new Command-Line GUI tools converts your old PS2 savegames to a readable format for the PS3 system.


  • Run your PS2Classic at least once.
  • Exit to the XMB, and go to "Save Data Utility (PS2)"
  • Copy your PS2Classic Game's Savedata to your external drive

Follow the steps below to Convert your old savegame files, and then overwrite this one.

1. Export your old PS2 saves from your PS2 Memory Stick to your computer, using either

A. Sony's memory Card Adapter (Requires PSV exporter)
B. uLaunchElf; Tutorial included below.

I recommend just copying your entire library of saves to an external drive

2. Run SaveBuild - *Note - you may have to open PS2save-builder manually with admin rights; it is located in "tools".
3. Click "Edit > Add File", and browse to the folder of your savegame. It will look something like "mc0:/BASLUS-21490"
4. Import every file from that directory into the tool. (i.e. BASLUS-21490/icon.sys , BASLUS-21490/config , etc)
5. Now edit the Root/ID field to match the name of the folder (i.e. Root/ID = BASLUS-21490)
6. Go to "File > Save as..." and select "Save as file type: X-port2 (*.xps)" and save the file as your Root/ID (i.e. BASLUS-21490.xps) The program will ask you to save the file inside of your savegame folder, save it somewhere like your desktop)
7. Run MyMC
8. When the program starts, it will ask you to open a .PS2 file; select "SCEVMC0.PS2" (I have included one with the tools.)


9. Click "File > Import..." and select the .XPS you just created.
10. Run PS2toVME ; Make sure the new SCEVMC0.PS2 is in the same folder. (the .PS2 will be cleaned automatically every time PS2toVME closes)
11. Copy the New VME in the VME folder to your external drive (external drive:/PS3/EXPORT/PS2SD/PS2UXXXXX/SCEVMC0.VME)
12. On your PS3, plug in your external drive and go to the Game portion of the XMB, and select "Saved data Utility (PS2)"
13. Select your external drive and copy over the new savegame
14. You're good to go, load up your game

ulaunchElf Copy Savgame Guide

1. Load uLaunchELF on your PS2, browse to your USB flash (under mc0:/ or mc1:/ ).
2. Locate the folder that contains your savegame, then press R1 and select "Copy" to copy the entire folder (it should contain files like icon.sys , config , etc)
3. Browse to your external drive ( mass:/ )
4. press R1 again and select "mcPaste" to paste the entire folder onto your external drive (do NOT use "Paste", while it works for most games, some games require mPaste)

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#17 - seeman - March 29, 2013 // 4:52 pm
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is there a way i can have more then only one converted game on my ps3.. i managed to get final fantasy 12 running but i have alot more games?!?