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March 24, 2012 // 9:20 am - Following up on the previous ReActPSN v2.20 release, I have recently created a small PS3 RAP2RIF converter application for converting .RAP files from ReActPSN to .RIF file format.

Download: ReActPSN PS3 RAP2RIF .RAP to .RIF File Converter

It is based on a my own research.

Place it to the ps3tools directory along with other tools and then place your idps and act.dat files to appropriate folders.

This tool will generate .rif file that you should copy to your exdata/ folder. Then you can unself a corresponding NPDRM file.

Have fun.

Finally, from flatz comes the source code for RAP2RIF and RAP2RIFKey below:


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Finally, from sorg: Addition to FLAG_0x20: Hash in header for metadata is still valid. Just hash all pieces of metadata

ReActPSN PS3 RAP2RIF .RAP to .RIF File Converter is Released

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#13 - shummyr - August 27, 2013 // 12:02 am
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awesome, thankyou for this awesome tool

#12 - kardandon - August 26, 2013 // 12:15 pm
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I tried it for GTA V rifs to rap.But I can't success on xp , win 7 and win 8.I did first method and second method to dump my idps but it didn't work.

I opened new account on my ps3 and recover its act.dat on 0000000020 > exdata but it didn't work I put the files (idps and act.dat) to exdata and rif files near rif2rap.I run cmd and cd ......../rif2rap and rif2rap .......rif a.rap but it gave me error on win 7 and win 8.

It don't open on win xp, please help me.

and I clicked it say n and say y but it says C:................/a.rif and closed immediately.

#11 - pinkone - August 14, 2013 // 8:47 pm
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You shouldn't use the old copies of R2R+edat for rif2rap. I had some problems with the rif2rap code and a few raps wouldn't convert right (just a handful but, still best not to use it at all) v1.02 has the problem fixed.

#10 - omegaprime29 - August 14, 2013 // 4:00 am
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thank you so much for this.

#9 - PS4 News - August 13, 2013 // 8:08 pm
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I added a mirror and some previous builds to the main article, here is the mirror to the latest:

#8 - sguerrini97 - August 13, 2013 // 8:07 pm
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Any mirror for rap2rif? Rghost isn't working here..


#7 - PS4 News - August 13, 2013 // 7:42 pm
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Following up on the RAP2RIF and RIF2RAP PS3 homebrew utilities, today the Italian PlayStation 3 developers at BiteYourConsole have made available Rap2Rif & Rif2Rap v1.02 followed by some similar apps from eminem451 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Rap2Rif & Rif2Rap v1.02 / (Mirror) / R2R+edat v1.0.1 / / R2R+edat / / by zecoxao / rif2rap.exe / rif2rap_x64.exe by eminem451

To quote, roughly translated: Here comes a new update to the utility windows Rap2Rif & Rif2Rap that brings us to version 1.2 solving several bugs found in Windows XP. You may recall that the utility is used to convert the file has Rap file in Ref and vice versa.


  • Fixed several bugs on Windows XP.
  • Added Content_ID2edat by type C00 demo.
  • Addition scan the directories.
  • Enter the file act.dat & IDPs in the DATA folder and launch the utility rap2rif & rif2rap to fix this symbol c00 enter a demo. PARAM.SFO pkg file or a file to be generated. edat.

From pink1: Here is a tool I put together. It's pretty much rap2rif, rif2rap and an edat fix tool for C00 type demos. Put your act.dat & idps in the data folder and you're ready for rap2rif & rif2rap. To fix C00 type demos input a .pkg from a C00 demo or the PARAM.SFO and it will output the fixed .edat.

Update: This (R2R+edat v1.0.1) is a small update to R2R+edat, it fixes edats being a byte short & should speed up pkg2edat a lot by only decrypting the first 5MB instead of the whole pkg. Put your act.dat & idps in the data folder and you're ready for rap2rif & rif2rap.

To fix C00 type demos input a .pkg from a C00 demo or the PARAM.SFO and it will output the fixed .edat.

Update #2: This (R2R v1.02) is an update to R2R+edat v1.0.1. I've fixed some bugs on XP added Content_ID2edat for type C00 demos and added directory scanning plus a lot of little fixes I don't remember. Put your act.dat & idps in the data folder and you're ready for rap2rif & rif2rap.

To fix C00 type demos input a .pkg from a C00 demo or the PARAM.SFO and it will output the fixed .edat. A huge thanks to catalinnc for testing & letting me know about the problems on XP.

Update #3: zecoxao has also released an ACT.DAT and RIF generator stating the following, to quote:


Hint: try to figure out what those initials mean

Update #3: From eminem451: Hi, here is my own rif2rap app, use it to generate raps files from rif, i know it already exists, but my app can handle directory directly, saving time.

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I hope this will help people for generating raps (psndl for example). Don't hesitate to zip your raps and share it.

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#6 - XxUnkn0wnxX - April 28, 2013 // 3:24 am
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here is a mirror for RIF2RAP Edit by BlackDeath:

#5 - jmleolgq - December 12, 2012 // 11:52 am
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The lastest MM supports idps displaying.

Turn the MutiMan mode to XMB, select [Settings] -> [System Information].

#4 - BerserkLeon - December 11, 2012 // 10:14 pm
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seems to work with the rifs reactpsn 2.23 wouldn't turn to raps. thanks