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June 11, 2011 // 7:20 pm - Following up on his previous releases, today PlayStation 3 hacker d0zs has released two more PS3 homebrew applications dubbed Read_SFO and Read_SFO_with_Examples based off SFO4J (SFO Filereader in Java) by TiMESPLiNTER.

Download: PS3 SFOReader (VB) / Read_SFO / Read_SFO_With_Examples / Read_SFO_SRC / SFO4J SFO Filereader in Java 2.0

To quote: command line sfo reader (uses sfo4j's open source java classes converted to

syntax: read_sfo

included a rough make_pkg port to batch with a couple other examples

i had a couple people ask me about modifying the order of operations for making a pkg to suite their own needs. there's nothing easier than editing a bat file, so i decided to take advantage of sfo4j's java sfo reader classes and make a quick exe that will spit out a requested value of a specified sfo file and use it in a rough make_pkg port to batch.

since it uses those java->c#-> classes, 99% of the read_sfo code isn't mine and i can't stress that enough (all i did was make it output a single value), so credits to timesplinter & trueicecold.

with that said, it's really only useful for programmers using various languages who can't implement their own sfo reader, so they can simply execute read_sfo and set their own variables from the output.

syntax: read_sfo
example: read_sfo C:\PARAM.SFO TITLE_ID

*value is case sensitive

I've developed an open source SFO-file reader and writer library for PS3-PARAM.SFO-Files (and propably every other SFO-Files) in Java. I like to share this with you because I think it could help you developing any java-application that has to handle PS3-SFO-Files.

There's also a javadoc in the package.

Dealing with sfo4j is very very easy. You just need to put the jar-Library in your BuildPath and write for e.x. the following code:

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Changelog 2.0:
[+] SFOWriter - Now you can also write SFO files
[fix] DataTypes - You have now more control about the data you get from the reader

DataTypes (1 byte):

PS3 SFOReader: Read_SFO & Read_SFO_with_Examples by D0zs

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#11 - DENSHER - March 26, 2015 // 3:02 am
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nice program. Thanks

#10 - NTA - June 11, 2011 // 8:30 pm
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Thanks for the app d0zs and thanks for clearing that up for me daveshooter!

#9 - justrome0 - June 9, 2011 // 6:55 pm
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>> !ERROR!: C:\PS3\BLUS30636-[Venetica]\BLUS30636/USRDIR/EBOOT.BIN is not an NPDRM SELF.

#8 - daveshooter - June 8, 2011 // 2:43 pm
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No it makes an installable package that you install, like the MultiMan package you install.

Say you had a game you backed up, and you wanted to have an icon in the xmb not within multiman , you would create a package of that game, then install it and run from there, just Like you do with dean's multiman and other homebrew install packages.

This is what aids you in doing just that, creating backed up game installable packages.

#7 - xcr3w - June 7, 2011 // 6:17 am
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does it make an pkg (forwarder) for an game in an manager? (like multiman)

#6 - shummyr - June 6, 2011 // 8:22 pm
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this is an awesome tool, I would like to thank the developer for sharing this awesome tool

#5 - daveshooter - June 6, 2011 // 4:53 am
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- Moja

Credit to the Dev for developing and sharing this, I only wish people md5 their work so we the user knows it's the real thing and not something thats been swapped out along the super highway.

#4 - moja - June 6, 2011 // 1:36 am
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No offense, but this isn't for you, then. I suspect if you read the linked tutorial, your questions will be answered.

#3 - babyjoe00069 - June 6, 2011 // 1:15 am
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and this does exactly what?? makes a pkg file a pkg file for what? a shortcut to the game on xmb or ? doesn't say what it makes a pkg for?

#2 - NTA - June 6, 2011 // 12:04 am
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Great update! Thanks for releasing.