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September 10, 2010 // 8:32 pm - Update: PKGView BETA 2 Extractor is now available, which includes a few fixes as outlined HERE.

Today ifcaro has released PS3 PKGView BETA 1 and naehrwert has released UnPKG with source code, both are PlayStation 3 PKG file extractors / unpackers.

Download: PS3 PKGView BETA 1 Extractor / UnPKG with Source Code

To quote, roughly translated: PKGView is a file extraction tool to debug PS3 PKG files. This tool 100% legal it contains no code Sony.

PKGView has a graphical interface that simplifies the extraction of both individual files and the complete package.

Note: This version is very limited and only allows you to extract individual files, it can not remove folders or create PKG files.

Finally, UnPKG requires the VC++ Redistributable Package to run the exe file linked above. Props to emot for the news!

PS3 PKGView BETA 1 Extractor & UnPKG with Source Code Arrive

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#7 - Jurai2 - September 10, 2010 // 9:19 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by d3adliner View Post
Does this mean we will be seeing PSJailbreak/Groove compatible DLC much sooner than later?

at the moment it doesn't really do anything that couldn't already be done, it just does it without relying on apps from the sony sdk.

#6 - MrWiggles - September 10, 2010 // 9:10 pm
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Just in the middle of reinstalling windows and VM will try it out later. Thank you.

#5 - noob2010 - September 10, 2010 // 9:03 pm
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good news indeed guys...

#4 - d3adliner - September 10, 2010 // 9:02 pm
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Does this mean we will be seeing PSJailbreak/Groove compatible DLC much sooner than later?

#3 - CJPC - September 10, 2010 // 9:00 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by spark32 View Post
So with this tool, it turns a retail .pkg file into a debug one (does this mean you can install, AND play it on a playstation with PSJailbreak/groove/freedom etc?).


I do not believe so, it seems to only extract debug packages.

#2 - ramx2 - September 10, 2010 // 8:55 pm
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Boss, thank you for the updates PS3NEWS on fire!!

#1 - spark32 - September 10, 2010 // 8:49 pm
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So with this tool, it turns a retail .pkg file into a debug one (does this mean you can install, AND play it on a playstation with PSJailbreak/groove/freedom etc?).