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September 6, 2012 // 4:31 pm - Today /GriFFin reports that OxweB has apparently leaked the True Blue PS3 disc BCA codes (although curiously a source wasn't specified), however, they are now conveniently deemed useless as the DRM-infected USB dongle itself.

To quote: When the True Blue dongle first launched last year, it was originally using 'special' blu-ray discs to play games, instead of just DRMencoded eboots on the HDD.

But even after all the Paradox releases, there was a few games that only were available still on 'special' blu-ray discs. Over the course of last year, various groups try to figure out how to copy these discs, as they were sadly pirate stores that wish to sell them to their customers. Finally have much research the BD-Rom marks called 'BCA Codes' were figured out so they could by copied on normal blu-ray burner.

And now an person by the name 'OxweB' has leaked them onto the 'net, as basically they are useless now, but still it is part of sad scene PS3 history!

These are BCA codes off the TB discs (the barcode on the inner part of the disc).

You to can read them off the disc yourself with a scanner or magnifying glass, they are in binary format (skinny line = 0, Fat line = 1). Binary to HEX and there you go, a code almost ready to be stamped on to a BD-R.

*Note - It's not that simple for regular retail games as there is still the PIC Zone to contend with.
**Note - I realize these aren't overly useful but it's information which is all worth it in the long run.


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Finally, in related news from GoD]oF[WaR (via to quote:

I have done more research on BCA codes, they seem to be the new protection put on games, meaning with these values they can be cracked, and possibly pirated to even non-jailbroken systems.

For those unaware, BCA is the new protection utilized in newer games and with a future editor you can have the BCA codes to use with the a loader which can patch games to run without the needed keys.

There will be a patch released for each game, which is basically 64 bytes of BCA data in the form of a separate text file, that will come with the ISO file (this obviously only applies to scene releases)

IF you have access to a retail copy of the game, then you can obtain the BCA code yourself to patch the game.

Changelog, roughly translated:

  • New IOS 38 base. dev/mload with powerful features and EHCI driver based in interruptions and more stable
  • Support for DVD USB Devices: It can run only DVD backups from .iso (original don't work because DVD drivers don't support the Wii format). Remember you must insert a DVD to work at start the program.
  • Support for BCA datas. You can add it from .ISO offset 0x100 (64 bytes). If this area is filled with zeroes it use one BCA by default (NSMB compatible).
  • New ioctl 0xda function supported in dip_plugin and new option added for
  • DVD mode to read the BCA Datas from the original DVD
  • Support to load games from DVD with alternative DOL (press '2' without
  • USB device or press the DVD icon from the upper-right corner in the selection game screen)
  • Support for SD and USB FAT/FAT32: Now you can use cheats codes and loads alternative .dol from the USB 2.0 device (FAT partition is required)
  • Added alternative dol loader (now support for 5+ dols) for games as Red Steel and othrers (see readme.txt) , New error 002 patch and videomode autodetection patch (for PAL2NTSC, NTSC2PAL and NTSC2PAL60 (use F. PAL60 for this))
  • Added direct access for Dol Alternative selection
  • You can load differents ehcmodule.elf from sd:/apps/uloader/
  • Parental control added: by default the password is 00000 (the last 0 is the 'ENTER', so you can program as new password as XXXX0 ). You can change it from special menu pressing HOME. You can exits from the password box pressing B. Parental control list the last 8 games launched with date/time, enables the password box and fix a new password. Now 00000 disables the Parental Control
  • Support for covers (less than 200KB 160x224). You can download from internet or adquire covers from the curren tfolder in the SD automatically
  • Added one option to delete PNG icons/covers
  • Some bugs fixed (bug with no modchip game instal, for examplel)
  • Support for multiples WBFS partitions (max 4).
  • Possiblity to use the alternative cIOS 223 (only to launch games)
  • Added one option to rename games
  • Added one option to record the cheats selected from txt files
  • New usb code and more!

The above thread gives information on BCA codes for the Wii, which could also apply to PS3 games in the same way. Meaning these BCA codes could lead to easily pirating games on all consoles who utilize the BCA algorithm.

After further research, I am under the suspicion that these BCA codes are in fact a lead to playing pirated games (3.60+ games burned to BD/Launched via USB or external HDD - played on 3.55 WITHOUT CFW) possibly on current firmwares with a real developer at hand.

Basically these BCA codes could lead to playing these burned ISO images on 3.55 (No CFW; without 3.60+ keys) and possibly current firmwares.

The BCA codes that True Blue "leaked" are actually the codes to games that have been tested and work on 3.55 OFW. With the use of a new true blue dongle (JB2/Jailbreak2), games played off the BD without 3.60+ keys.

The games that have been tested are the ones listed below;

  • Fifa 2012
  • Pes 2012
  • Driver san Fransisco
  • God of war Origin
  • X-men Destiny
  • Sniper ghost warrior

Games that are in process of being tested;

  • Resistance 2
  • Disgaea 2
  • Batman Arkham City


True Blue PS3 Disc BCA Codes Leaked By OxweB, Deemed Useless

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#812 - lolong - August 15, 2012 // 6:50 am
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TB is TAKING TOO LONG, for releasing their NEW GAMES EBOOT and NEW PATCH for their dongle. This is a stupid method, WHY ?

Because DUPLEX get the first to CRACK new GAMES such as DARKSIDERS2 and SLEEPING DOGS.

Honesty, I hate with TB, they should work together to make new games with mod eboot so it can play it with their dongle.

NOW it's too late, DUPLEX beats DONGLE!

#811 - Neo Cyrus - August 15, 2012 // 6:38 am
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I thought this would have happened a lot sooner... oh well, better late than never.

#810 - PS4 News - August 15, 2012 // 6:35 am
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Currently the ones that get re-released with the DRM removed, whether this will change only time will tell... at the moment there are 2 games released above and most likely a slew more incoming from various scene release groups.

#809 - tickford - August 15, 2012 // 6:31 am
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Does this mean if your ps3 is on kmeaw cfw 3.55 you can play ALL the TB cracked games, or only the ones that get cracked (eg max payne 3)?

#808 - stingray1059 - August 15, 2012 // 6:24 am
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i'm glad i sold my dongle.

i hope all unfixed trueblue games will be patched tomorrow. like ghost recon FS, dragons dogma, mass effect 3 and tales of graces f.

#807 - master32820 - August 15, 2012 // 6:10 am
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I have a TB but i'm happy that duplex fcked them up

I got a question though! can we go back from TB CFW 2 to normal kmeaw 3.55 just they way we went to tb cfw 2?

#806 - spark32 - August 15, 2012 // 5:43 am
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This is awesome! Now all I need to wait for is a fixed eboot for Jak and Daxter collection, Twisted Metal, and Mass Effect 3.

#805 - PS4 News - August 15, 2012 // 5:16 am
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Not long after the release of the PS3 3.60 Keys comes the first of several PlayStation 3 releases with the TrueBlue PS3 USB dongle DRM-infected protection now removed by scene group DUPLEX!

Download: DUPLEX PS3 Releases - Ongoing thread, add new game releases here guys!

Below is the release information, from their Max Payne 3 Eboot Patch READNFO PS3 DUPLEX PS3 NFO as follows:

Release Name: Max.Payne.3.Eboot.Patch.READNFO.PS3-DUPLEX
Date: August 2012
Languages: English
Platform: PS3 CFW 3.55
Genre: Action

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Max Payne 3 TB Eboot Patch *CRACKED*

Release Info:

When we first read about the TrueBlue USB Dongle we were excited about it. Finally having a way to play FW 3.60+ games on CFW 3.55 again. What a great asset to the scene everyone thought .. until people found out that this USB Dongle was solely made for cashing in! Its only purpose was to check on the DRM the TrueBlue Team added to their 3.55 Eboots. What a shame!

DUPLEX to the rescue! Finally bury your TB dongle because we removed their unnecessary DRM and their Patches will now work on Cfw 3.55 without any dongle or special TB CFW.


Copy the files inside the rars into your games usrdir and replace existing ones Tested on Kmeaw CFW 3.55 with Max.Payne.3.PROPER.PS3-DUPLEX more to come ...

Enjoy This Fine DUPLEX Release

From anonymous also comes another Max Payne 3 Update v1.05 [FW 4.0] Patched for CFW 3.40+ workaround as follows:

Max Payne 3 BLES / BLUS Test EBOOT and Param.sfo:


  • Max Payne 3 BLES / BLUS Test EBOOT and param.sfo
  • The rar has an embedded readme with the pkg links
  • Its probably best if they have the common.sdat from the duplex release, though I am not positive.
  • They need to backup files, preferable that person has spoofing
  • Game update sfo's, don’t replace the Game sfo!!!!

From CaptainCPS-X: Here you have the PKG files for easy install of this awesome “Anonymous” collaboration! (thanks to hellsing9 to for providing with the files) This is really cool since maybe more 4.0 FW games will be patched in the future by this Anonymous person! Thanks!

US Patch [BLUS-30557]

FIX_340_UP1004-BLUS30557_00-MP3PATCH00000003-A0104-V0100-PE.pkg (51 MB)

Europe Patch [ BLES-00942 ]

FIX_340_EP1004-BLES00942_00-MP3PATCH00000004-A0105-V0100-PE.pkg (51 MB)

Installation instructions:

1- Download your specific PKG (US / EU)
2- Install normally from XMB.
3- Replace the original “common.sdat” from your untouched backup with DUPLEX’s one (duplex-mp3ebootpatch.part1.rar / duplex-mp3ebootpatch.part2.rar).
4- Load with multiMAN normally.

Enjoy! SeeYa!

In related PS3 news today, pr0p0sitionJOE has released several new PlayStation 3 fixes both HERE and HERE for those interested.

Update: A second PlayStation 3 scene group named NRP has also followed suit and released Kidou Senshi Gundam Extreme VS EBOOT PATCH READNFO JPN PS3 NRP. Below are the details from the PS3 NFO to the release as well:

Release Name: Kidou_Senshi_Gundam_-_Extreme_VS_EBOOT_PATCH_READNFO_JPN_PS3-NRP

NoRePack Presents. It's NoT a repack !

FiLENaME ------ nrp-exvsp
PlaTForM ------ PS3 CFW 3.55
Region ------ Japan
Language ------ Japanese
Supplier ------ Team NoRePack
rlz.Date ------ 2o12-o8-15
Serial ------ BLJS10131

Finally, a hero comes to kick the fcking TB'sass, cheers! And now we want to support dear DUPLEX with this release. Gundam stands on the ground without any dongle or special TB CFW. Works with our release: Kidou_Senshi_Gundam_-_Extreme_VS_JPN_REPACK_JB_PS3-NRP

Let's be the witness of the ruin of TB dynasty. Love & Peace! Enjoy! iF u LOvE or HATe THiS GAmE, BuY iT ;]

Other related PS3 releases from today:

  • Neverdead.Eboot.Patch.DirFix.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Tiger.Woods.PGA.Tour.13.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Dirt.Showdown.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Devil.May.Cry.HD.Collection.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Sniper.Elite.V2.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Syndicate.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Twisted.Metal.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Snipers.Invisible.Silent.Deadly.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Assassins.Creed.Revelations.Eboot.Patch.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Kidou_Senshi_Gundam_-_Extreme_VS_EBOOT_PATCH_READNFO_JPN_PS3-NRP
  • Max.Payne.3.Eboot.Patch.READNFO.PS3-DUPLEX
  • Kidou_Senshi_Gundam_UC_EBOOT_PATCH_JPN_PS3-NRP

Here is a list of the TB releases for those who need to remove the dongle patched games and overwrite them with the PS3 scene release (Duplex, NRP, etc) fixes as they become available.

In related PS3 hacking news SGuerrini97 made available a CoreDump BLES00025 NBA2K7 (Password: BySGuerrini97) stating: Here is the Core Dump + Original self of NBA 2K7 (BLES00025). I made the dump from the original disk, i think that i can dump ALL the originals games.

Also below harryoke has outlined how he did a PS3 full core dump, as follows:

Download: PS3 Core Dump / PS3 Core Dump (Mirror)

Hello there my friends... as you may or may not know i have been looking into the possibility to get a full core dump from my ps3... a few hours ago i was sent a pm from ANON ... here it is....

Hey mate, yeh cfwprophet told something about the ram dump too. you can make a core dump on a dex. here is a quote from him:

'I say it now for the last time: There is NO fself for new games !! TrueBlue use the CoreDump function and a RSX exception to dump the games like i told the scene for over a half year.'

'Take MultiMan 04.02 which is a Retail NPDRM >> enable core dump function >> start MultiMan >> exit to XMB and be surprised'

'The Coredump function is a embended system of the debug FW and get handled of liblv2dbg. The send signal call aka send_signal_to_coredump_handler() and the trigger function are always running and CAN NOT be deactivated.'

He also said that you will get one 250MB file. there you have to search the decrypted file(s). it would be pretty sure that they use this method, because newer games wouldnt have debug eboots or fselfs.

If you open a tb eboot with a hex editor, you will see near at the end , that they stand right after the codes some passages with 'liblv2'. if you open a original eboot , you cant find passages with 'liblv2'. like cfwprophet said, the core dump get handled of 'liblv2dbg' and you can find 'liblv2' passages in tb eboots. so they use coredump pretty sure.

But the problem is to trigger a crash or so. i really dont know. i'm not a dev and dont have an idea. i just wanted to tell you this infos because i saw your post about coredump.

Here you can read more infos:

And here about liblv2dbg:

Well i now have a few core dumps ...some were 250mb and a 500mb dump which i have uploaded including the log is in rar format & compressed to 45mb

Hopefully this will lead us to the magic decrypted eboots that we all want. i hope someone with a bit more knowledge than me can use this info.

Just done a quick search of dump for USRDIR found this at address 002530E0

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00 00 00 3C 00 00 03 86 2F 64 65 76 5F 62 64 76 64 2F 50 53 33 5F 47 41 4D 45 2F 55 53 52 44 49 52 2F 45 42 4F 4F 54 2E 42 49 4E 00 33 B0 37 60 33 B0 37 F0 33 B0 38 70 33 B0 38 F0 33 B0 39 80 33 B0 3A 10 33 B0 3A 90 33 B0 22 B0 33 B2 A5 80

#804 - Daveyshamble501 - August 12, 2012 // 1:50 pm
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The video explains how to open the dongle by grabbing the plastic lip behind the usb connector with pliers an pulling towards you, Thus exposing the plastic casing... Check out the video.

How to take apart your True Blue dongle to see if you have a real or a fake one. Real easy guide to make sure is worth it. Fake dongles have a green pcb with medium size LEDs at the bottom, we're as a Real TB has a blue pcb with tiny LEDs an a actel chip (like the one in the video, if yours resembles that then its real.)

#803 - Tidusnake666 - August 1, 2012 // 7:38 pm
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I do not know, by what miracle guys have run Batman Arkham City on TB CFW, it gave me black screen all the time, and I tried with and without disc, with and without patch, with and without dlc... etc.

1) Then I tried to make a PSN-like package to run it with the TB unplugged (you remember good old times, eh?). After 2.5 hours of converting NPDRM-update-like-pkg signed with debug keys with hard-as-nutshell-to-decrypt eboot, I finally managed to create a pkg. It run, but at the install it hanged.

2) So, I made another (obvious) solution in half an hour - reencrypted eboot, so you can replace it directly over your game dump and play happily on any 3.55 CFW (included TB) without problems (haven't tried dlc's on TB CFW yet). Tested on TB CFW v2 with dongle plugged.


1. Replace ebbot in your game's dump directory with this: (THIS IS NOT AN OLD EBOOT, IT'S CONVERTER!)
2. Run the game, allow it to install data, start new game, when you'll regain control of Bruce, while moving the character, you should press PS button and chose "Exit game"
3. Start multiman, copy "PATCH" directory d/l from here: to your hdd0/game/BLUS30538/USRDIR (game install directory)
4. Start the game again, wait till another install finishes, enjoy!

No old semi-working patches were used, it's a real deal, patched to run in a way for TB users, who have troubles launching the usual style.

Come on guys, I sacrificed some precious hours of sleep (it's 4 AM here), I deserve some +reps