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May 22, 2012 // 2:48 pm - Following up on the previous PS3 EDAT File Name Restorer utility, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developers Snowydew and KDSBest have made available some PS3 EDAT NPDRM Decryption / Re-Encryption Tools.

Download: PS3 EDAT NPDRM Decryption / Re-Encryption Tools / PS3 EDAT NPDRM Decryption / Re-Encryption Tools (Mirror #1) / PS3 EDAT NPDRM Decryption / Re-Encryption Tools (Mirror #2) / PS3 EDAT NPDRM Decryption / Re-Encryption Tools (Mirror #3) / PS3 EDAT NPDRM Decryption / Re-Encryption Tools (Mirror #4)

To quote: Over on gotbrew irc we were dropped off some stuff from snowydew.

The tools allow for decryption and re encryption of edat, can perform iso.bin.edat extraction, can further decrypt eboot.pbp's / eboot.bins for further game modifiying.

Decryption of act.dat and rif keys, the re encryption part however isn't 100% since we are missing a variable or two, but we can resign them as free npdrm without Sony tools.

A large portion of npdrm right here. It "CAN" do it, it's not implemented just yet. It requires testing though. The encrypton process is a PoC until bytes 0xb0 - 0x100 are figured out.

There is some goodies in the files, check it out if interested in PSP, PS1, etc on your PS3.

[@Snowydew] so very well yes, if you can use the key, find the way to decrypt what's in them, then you could very well sign it with a seperate key / patched ldr to read it as a "proper" signing, and play other ps1 games off the hard drive. It's possible, but i'm currently not seeking it out atm. However all the tools are available to the public to do so
[@Snowydew] "if anyone wants to figure out what the bytes are for 0xb0 to 0x100 that would also massively help us since we've been a bit too busy, or if someone wants to test some things we might be able to go a bit further.
[@Snowydew] so the decryption as it stands right now, an do iso.bin.edat, requires idps, rif and act.dat for the games. re encryption I believe it needs the “fake” signed ones, as well as an idps (not sure on the idps) however the second method only requires the idps and the .rap file. This does not cover licenseing games i believe (It could, but we haven’t tested it). The re encryption algo is in the encryption one, but again haven’t been able to test it completely (reason I was asking around on twitter awhile back).

From Twitter: Welp, time to stop sitting on projects. Multiple versions KDSBest thanks for porting it over and helping Binaries and sources included for all decryption and encryption processes. It's a PoC, but usable.

According to Snowydew, it could leave to people resigning PS1 games into the eboot.pbp's to run PS1 games , but the iso.bin.edat still needs studying:

We haven't fully documented much of it (because the need for "Examples" to see what are in there for a variety of tests). However sandungas might be able to help if he still has that txt file from way back somewhere, there are other smaller things we haven't fully documented, however we would like that if anyone does, please post it on the wiki for others.

The only things I have personally looked at with the few others were the iso.bin.edats and that they're .cue files with a header, which is the most likely the decryption key for the eboot.pbp / bin (depends from what I've actually seen) and the rest calls the emulator with flags, for what exact I'm not sure just yet.

As juan said, currently this only fully supports decryption of PSOne games (Simple fix to add others through klicense keys). the encryption process isn't 100% tested, but if people want to help we can go from there. the headers from 0xb0 to 0x100 as kdsbest said. We currently don't fully know what these are so if anyone wants to help with that, that would be awesome.

From JuanNadie: Congrats snowydew and KDSBest. Good job (specially for providing source code).

I ran the app and there is no text field for klicensee so I assume that this release is only for PSX games.

For those asking this tool (once improved) will allow you to do what EXE.trim.ALL did months ago... freeing DLC, PSX, PS2 and some PSN game. However my favorite use is SDAT. A lot of developers encrypt resource files on SDAT... now we can do our own mods/translation

BTW if you have a RAP you don't need the IDPS nor act.dat nor RIF...

PS: For devs, if any of you knows how an isolated SPU reads the config ring please contact me.

From sandungas: Its poorly explained in the thread, but this tool is not focused in psn, but in rebuilding PS1 games in ps3 format from a copy of the original disc.

The fact is there is an .iso inside all "ps1 classic" games and "psp minis" games... and probably "ps2 classic" games. There are firmware modules (the ones labeled 9660) that can read this .iso format that is an standard of the industry.

So theorically, if you can provide an .iso in the correct format (with the extended track info)... and with the ability of recreating his header and the rest of his structure you have a way to boot any ps1 game in any ps3 model.

*obiously there is no 100% compatibility in the emulators itself, so some games will not run, but expect a big number to work

With "PSP minis"... there is no use because there are no minis discs to make a backup in .iso format.

With "PS2 classics" probably has some things in common with PS1... but also some different things... can be a bit more complicated (and compatibility very low with ps3 slims).

The file structure of a decrypted iso.bin is divided in "blocks" and "clusters":

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First you have the header (1 block) <--- this header can be considered "patched" to the start of the file, doesnt count as part of first cluster... clusters are used only inside the "discs" areas.

Then the "disc 1" starts (1024 blocks, 64 clusters)
Then the "disc 2" starts (another 1024 blocks, 64 clusters) etc...

Inside the first clusters of each disc (this cluster can be considered another header specific for this disc) you have the "magic" PSISOIMG0000 that is different for "psp minis" (I don't remember)... and probably another for "ps2 classics" (speculation)

Also the "game_id"... "number of clusters"... some unknown counters... (probably blocks used or similar). But the most important area of this cluster is the 32 bytes (seems to be a key) displaced 0x800 bytes from the start of the cluster.

Then there is a block of padding, and in the second cluster it begins the "file_table"... this table last to the end of the "disc 1" (and not-used clusters contains a checksum of 16 bytes)

The file_table is composed of entries of 32 bytes each. In each entry you have... the displacement from start of table, file size ?, cluster number (inside the iso) ?... etc...

Well... this file_table is pointing to the disc in iso format, and probably to "sectors" of the disc... it can be a TOC. And here is where is important to take in account the track data mode of the old ps1 discs, because it had an special track (known as MODE2)

The positions are always fixed, so for a game with 4 discs the important stuff is at this offsets:

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I just created a new wiki page:

All the iso.bin offsets are mapped, some of them are still unknown, but his positions are clear. With this tables can be done a program to "read" iso.bin files to give an output list of all the positions, information, etc... (in a semi-human-readable format)

Now its needed to identify the "unknown" areas by understanding the relationship with the real .iso structure. The next step is to be able to generate this iso.bin files. Feel free to help updating the page if you find something.

The names i used for the tables or areas... are a bit confusing (if anyone understand this better feel free to clarify them) But because i don't know exactly what they are... i found no better names

All that i added to the page is from a iso.bin.edat decrypted from a retail game... i just removed the extension .edat to difference it from an encrypted one

And well... in resume... this iso.bin is pointing to areas of another .iso file. This areas obviously are "sectors of a disc"... and probably related with the TOC of the disc (table of contents)

And for the decryption of each disc (or each disc header)... i think the key is the one i marked as "disc_key" (doesn't seems to be a checksum, and is the only one with 32 bytes) At the end of the file there is an area of 40 bytes a bit strange that i have no idea if is related with encryption.

From PatrickBatman comes a Tutorial to Decrypt NPDRM as follows:

Well I guess I can tell you how the EASY WAY (After figuring this out I saw moogie figured it out also). This the easy way so ill tell you how to do that (I haven't looked for extensively/found the latest NPDRM keys like what duplex uses or whatever)

Basically you can make ebootMOD do this (this is the easy way instead of cygwin or linux)

1) Get deank's ebootMOD
2) Keys: get app-iv-102f, app-key-102f, app-pub-102f, app-priv-356, free_klicensee-key, klic-key, npdrm-const and rif-key
3) Get the unself that is 139KB allows NPDRM decryption
(to get items 2 and 3 search for PS3_Tools_NPDRM_v3)
4) Put keys in ebootMOD's .ps3 folder
5) Replace ebootMOD's unself (132 KB) with the 139KB unself (allows NPDRM decryption)
6) Drag and drop NPDRM eboot over ebootMOD icon
7) EbootMOD will make MODIFIED_EBOOT.BIN at the same location as original NPDRM eboot

Also, you can use the tools with PS3_Tools_NPDRM_v3 to unpkg update pkg files but you need working knowledge of cygwin/linux.

Or the easy way: get Unpkg GUI by Team SOS (I just extracted Skyrim 1.03 update with this, but of course can't decrypt eboot cause its using higher NPDRM keys or has EDAT, haven't checked anyway EDAT uses several keys,

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Finally, from zecoxao comes some precompiled tools for Edats in general (Minis and PSX Classics ONLY!) and the executable is located in the bin folder of each VS project. He also recently set up a ps3_decrypt_tools GIT for interested PlayStation 3 developers.

To quote: In case you haven't noticed, is more complete because i have had some help in decrypting the stuff. There's also a new thing i've found. They are some differences between a 1 CD PSX Classic like Abe's Oddysee, and Multi-Disk PSX Classics like FF VII and FF VIII. I would appreciate if someone took the care into documenting those differences.

PS3 EDAT NPDRM Decryption / Re-Encryption Tools Are Released

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#85 - PS4 News - December 17, 2015 // 4:08 am
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Following his previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer Quake (aka Quakes69) of SubZero DeZigns returns with an update to his PS3 homebrew suite to Simple PS3Updates v1.6 Build #8 / DataBase Tool v1.0 Build #1 / Links v1.0 Build #2 followed by Simple PS3Updates Links 1.0 Build #3 with the changes below.

Download: SimplePS3Updates_Installer.exe / SimplePS3Updates.rar / GameDB.rar / SKIN Pack - Simple PS3Updates.exe

From his email, to quote: Hello World!

What's NEW? Simple PS3Updates Links 1.0 build #2

Simple PS3Updates v1.6 Build #8

  • Fixed: File Size handling. Infected - 1mb- and 2gb+
  • Fixed: Other Various Issues here and there - Simply forgot what they were!


Simple PS3Updates DataBase Tool v1.0 Build #1

  • Removed: Manifest.
  • Added: Resource Style sheet.
  • Note: With the Manifest the software could be unstable and thus Error out.

Simple PS3Updates Links v1.0 Build #2

  • Restructured: Loading of Database.
  • Added: Multiple version Link handle.
  • Fixed: Error 35601 - Do to Restructure
  • Fixed: Error 35602 - Do to Restructure
  • Added: Expand All - Button
  • Replaced: Icons.
  • Note: You must place icons into /skin/default/

Simple PS3Updates Links v1.0 Build #3

Hello World! What's NEW? Simple PS3Updates Links 1.0 build #3.

I did some minor updates to the Simple PS3Updates Links 1.0 build #3. As you can see below they weren't all that much but, does add features and fixes another in the process.

If you have already installed this from a previous install/RAR simply grab the RAR and extract Simple PS3Updates Links 1.0 build #3 to the installed location.

That is all. Reminder, The icons that are needed are in the install/RAR. You can change these to your own liking at any time but, the Loc/Names must remain the same.

v1.0 Build #3

  • Added: Clipboard Click - On URL only Else Clear.
  • Added: Clipboard Textbox
  • Added: Collapse - By Request.
  • Added: Ensurevisible - Setfocus Expand/Collapse.
  • Fixed: Quirky Focus Click issue - Do to SetFocus
  • Changed: Font from MS Sans Serif to Arial Unicode MS - Treeview/Textbox
    v1.0 Build #2
  • Restructured: Loading of Database.
  • Added: Multiple version Link handle.
  • Fixed: Error 35601 - Do to Restructure
  • Fixed: Error 35602 - Do to Restructure
  • Added: Expand All - Button
  • Replaced: Icons.

Note: You must place icons into /skin/default/

v1.0 Build #1

  • Removed: Manifest.
  • Added: Resource Style sheet.

Note: With the Manifest the software could be unstable and thus Error out.

GameDB.mdb must be present with SimplePS3UpdatesDBTool.exe and, or SimplePS3UpdatesLinks.exe or it'll not work!

v1.0 Build #1

  • Removed: Manifest.
  • Added: Resource Style sheet.

Note: With the Manifest the software could be unstable and thus Error out.

GameDB.mdb must be present with SimplePS3UpdatesDBTool.exe and, or SimplePS3UpdatesLinks.exe or it'll not work!

Quake of SubZero DeZigns

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#84 - KeybladeAlvin - June 23, 2015 // 1:48 am
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Now hopefully i can use this to take a hack for a ps3 game and somehow fight through hell and incompatibility to get it into smashbros

#83 - jone21 - June 13, 2015 // 3:57 pm
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This is Amazing!

#82 - PS4 News - June 12, 2015 // 2:12 am
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Following his previous work, today we received word from PlayStation 3 developer Quake (aka Quakes69) of SubZero DeZigns who updated FFXIV Solar Light Nexus and Zeta and included the source code below!


To quote, via e-mail: FFXIV Solar Nexus Version 1.0.5 / FFXIV Solar Zeta Version 1.0.2 - Includes Source

Hello folks, SubZero Dezigns here. I've decided to no longer play FFXIV. So I decided to release the Source inside the latest updates to FFXIV Solar Light (Nexus/Zeta). Please feel free to do with it whatever you feel.

Please remember to give credit where credit is due.


SubZero DeZigns

Soul Glaze Activity keeper for Final Fantasy XIV

On a PS3 or PS4? Tired of writing your progress down?

This little handy app will let you keep track of your Nexus light progress. Keep in mind that you the user has to input what the user has done and then save the progress.

Change Log (Nexus):

Version 1.0.1

  • Added: Auto save option.

Version 1.0.2

Saved Settings

  • Added: Selected Class
  • Added: Auto Save.
  • Added: On top.
  • Added: Opacity.
  • Added: Position X, Y

Version 1.0.3

  • Redid: Light Values.
  • Added: Light Value Changer.
  • Light Values can now be changed manually.
  • Added: Progress Bar - Light
  • Fixed: Known Errors!

Version 1.0.4

  • Added: SKIN
  • Fixed: Progress Bar value
  • If Auto Save was not set in the menu. Progress Bar value was incorrect.
  • Changed: Light Value max to 2000

Version 1.0.5

  • Added: Unlimited UNDO for a single session.

Change Log (Zeta):

Version 1.0.1

  • Fixed: Some Bugs.

Version 1.0.2

  • Added: Unlimited UNDO for a single session.

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#81 - inkor - May 30, 2015 // 12:12 pm
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it's a good application

#80 - emarazzla - May 28, 2015 // 1:56 am
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Oh my goodness thanks so much! This app is great!!

#79 - themrcash - May 27, 2015 // 11:56 am
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useful app thank you so much!!

#78 - donatelo27 - May 27, 2015 // 6:11 am
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good job brah


#77 - topantita - May 27, 2015 // 2:24 am
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this is a useful app! thanks...

#76 - PS4 News - May 27, 2015 // 2:16 am
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Following all of his recent updates and previous revision, today PlayStation 3 developer Quake (aka Quakes69) of SubZero DeZigns is back with an update to his homebrew PS3 GameInv application bringing it to v1.0.30 with the changes below.

Download: GameInv.sfx.exe (GameInv - v1.0.30)

To quote via email: Here's an update to GameInv. See change log for details.

This is just a simple Game Database.


  • Add New Entry
  • Add List Entries
  • Add Advanced Entries
  • Advanced notepad Notes Edit
  • Opacity - Main
  • Web based Info viewer
  • Front Cover
  • Back Cover
  • Jacket Cover
  • Wallpaper
  • Many others


  • Front Cover - images/front/BLUS00000.jpg
  • Back Cover - images/back/BLUS00000.jpg
  • Jacket Cover - images/cover/BLUS00000.jpg
  • Wallpaper - images/background/BLUS00000.jpg

All images are loaded with the Game ID via: ID from the Entry
Default images can be replaced. BUT! They must remain the same names.
All entries have a replace_(NAME) entry. Thus this will give way for possible own style CCS's - Todo list.

GameInv: Change Log version 1.0.25-1.0.30


  • Added: Save Table List to *.txt, *.lst ID - Title (ONLY!)
  • Replaced: TreeView / ListView font. "MS Sans Serif" to "Arial Unicode MS"

New/Edit ENTRY

  • Added: Ability to Add/Remove to Genre list. Saves to Genre.dat.
  • Added: New field - "Mode". To add "Mode" to your table run the Reorder function.
  • Added: Ability to Add/Remove Mode list. Saves to Mode.dat
  • Added: Multi-Select File size - Left: Select File/s - Right: Select Folder
  • Replaced: Loc: to Get (Drive) Volume name
  • Replaced: All control from "MS Sans Serif" font to "Arial Unicode MS" font.


  • Restructured some functions to handle errors.
  • Added: Check functions. Error: -2147217887
    Check your table by running the Re-Order function
  • Added: Check function on New/Edit for Existing/Missing fields.
    If the field is missing it will not add it.

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