Category PS4 CFW and Hacks       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Aug 3, 2019 at 12:14 AM       2,122       1            
Following the Spider-Man PS4 Skeletal Models & Textures Tool comes a LittleBigPlanet File Editor / Texture Viewer with source code for LBP 1, 2 and 3 called Farctool2 by philosophofee on Github spanning PS3, PS Vita and PS4 consoles. 🤓

Download: farctool2.jar / GIT

According to the author's documentation, there is also an active Farctool2 fork from ennuo available HERE (farctool2mod.zip) for the FARC, FAR4 and MAP file manipulation tool written in Java that includes mod support. (y)

From the forked README.md, to quote: About

What is farctool2?


Farctool2 is a program I wrote for two reasons:
  1. To learn how Java can read and manipulate data streams, and
  2. Because I already knew the structures of the file formats this game used.
Why farctool "2"?

Farctool2 is the sequel to the original farctool, which was written in Game Maker 8.0.

Features
  • Supports the loading of the FAR4, FARC, and MAP formats from the LittleBigPlanet games.
  • Supports texture viewing from every LBP game (excluding certain SDF types) except LBP Vita.
  • Supports extracting textures in 3 different formats: PNG, JPG, and DDS.
  • Supports extraction of any file as-is or decompressed.
  • Features adding files to the FARC.
  • Features adding, replacing, deleting, and zeroing entries from the MAP.
  • Features the ability to build packages from PLANs for ease of modding.
  • Features the ability to install said packages to any FARC and MAP.
  • Hex viewer (ft. Sporst)
  • Plaintext viewer for text-based files.
  • Supports dumping dependency list of LBP assets with reverse-lookup on GUIDs to filenames.
Disclaimer

I did not create any of the games in question nor am I affiliated with any of the developers of these video games. All researched data was acquired via means of downloading game package files through a public database of direct-to-PSN URLs with no protection. Nothing malicious is intended. This program was written as a labor of love for the franchise and as a budding programmer's first major project.

Credits

The program was written by myself, with help from the following:
Spoiler: Original README.md
Farctool2 LittleBigPlanet File Editor  Texture Viewer by Philosophofee.png
 

Comments

Recent Articles
Mednafen PS4 PKG Port of Multi-system Emulator Arrives via Markus95
Following the Mednafen PS4 Emulator Demos earlier in the month, this weekend tester @Markus95 (aka @Kus00095) made available via Twitter a Mednafen PS4 PKG Port (mednafen.pkg) by Znullptr (aka...
Sony Holographic Display Patent and Voxon Photonics 3D Demos
This past Tuesday Sony officially unveiled the PS5 console, and recently a Sony Holographic Display Screen patent from September 2019 surfaced leading to speculation on whether the new 3D...
RemotePlayPrototype: PS4 Remote Play Protocol Tool by Grill2010
Since his previous PSJoy Project for PC / Android devices and following the Chiaki free and open source PS4 Remote Play Client release from thestr4ng3r, PlayStation 4 homebrew developer @grill2010...
PS5 Backward Compatibility May Not Support All PS4 Game Titles Yet
Previously we saw initial reports that PS5 backward compatibility with PS4, PS3, PS2 and PSX titles may be in development, followed by specifically PS4 Game Support on PlayStation 5 with...
Top