Category PS3 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter albatawy       Start date Nov 9, 2016 at 3:14 AM       361,649       799            
Following the PS3 Game Backups on OFW 4.70 guide, this method by me (Hibatullah Albatawy on YouTube) details how to make PS3 CFW games work on any PlayStation 3 OFW with a summary from @djurist located HERE.

Note that it needs two units of PS3 the CFW as the master and OFW as the target.

STEPS:

1. download GAME_CONVERT.rar
2. extract it to C:, it will be PS3>Game Convert>Convert.bat and make_npdata.exe
3. copy any PS3_GAME that have LICDIR folder in it, if it doesn't have then you have to find it yourself with LIC.DAT Generator online http://jonnysp.bplaced.net/lic.php#
4. paste it inside Game Convert folder, it will be PS3_GAME, Convert.bat, make_npdata.exe
5. double click Convert.bat, type NPxxxxxx, these x are your retail game id. for instance, the game id is BLES12345, then you must type NPEB12345.
6. wait untill it finishes its job
7. make a glass of hot cocoa
8. when it's done, you can see a new folder exist.
9. download the patch update for that game (BLES12345) and extract it. put the eboot.bin out of it. place it in NPEB12345/USRDIR/
10. create a folder named TEST on an external HDD (FAT 32)
11. copy NPEB12345 and BLES12345 (the extracted patch update), paste it into folder TEST.
12. on PS3 CFW 4.81, copy the two files into dev_hdd0/game..
13. do Rebuild Database
14. the game will be shown in XMB
15. turn on PS3 OFW 4.81 and plug an ethernet cable and connect it to PS3 CFW one.
16. on CFW, go to Settings> System Settings> Data Transfer Utitlity> pick number 1> say no> say no> waiting for transfer> enter
17. on OFW do the same way, but pick number 2, just wait till it gets questions for asking to format, hit yes and yes.
18. and transferring, happy waiting
19. drink your no longer hot cocoa
20. profit

TESTED GAMES:
PS3 CFW Games On OFW Console.jpg
 

Comments

toolazy

Member
Contributor
Just tested this with God of War: Ascension EU edition, found out a few things along the way, hopefully they'll help others who made the same mistakes I made :

- you need two PS3s with the same firmware version, the ones I used were phat PS3 on rebug 4.80 rex and a slim 3000 series on 4.80 OFW.
- for step #5, I didn't know the exact name to give to the converted game, I eventually made a list collected from various posts around the internet :
Code:
BLJS - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEJ territory
BLJM - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEJ territory (3rd party distribution)
BCJS - xxxxx SCEJ published titles for SCEJ territory
BLUS - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEA territory
BCUS - xxxxx SCEA published titles for SCEA territory
BLES - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEE territory
BCES - xxxxx SCEE published titles for SCEE territory
BLAS - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCE Asia territory
BCAS - xxxxx SCE ASIA published titles for SCE Asia territory
BLKS - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEK territory
BCKS - xxxxx SCEK published titles for SCEK territory
− HDD boot games:
Code:
Product Code Description
NPJB - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEJ territory
NPJA - xxxxx SCEJ published titles for SCEJ territory
NPUB - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEA territory
NPUA - xxxxx SCEA published titles for SCEA territory
NPEB - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEE territory
NPEA - xxxxx SCEE published titles for SCEE territory
NPHB - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCE Asia/SCEK territory
NPHA - xxxxx SCE ASIA/SCEK published titles for SCE Asia/SCEK territory
Code:
NP = Network Platform
-------------------------------------------
NPEA - xxxxx SCEE published titles for SCEE territory
NPEB - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEE territory
NPEF - PS1 Classic 3rd party published titles for SCEE territory
NPEG - PSP SCEE published titles for SCEE territory
NPEH - PSP 3rd party published titles for SCEE territory
NPEL - PS3* 3rd party published titles for SCEE territory
NPEZ - MINI titles for SCEE territory
NPHA - xxxxx SCE ASIA/SCEK published titles for SCE Asia/SCEK territory
NPHB - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCE Asia/SCEK territory
NPHG - PSP SCEI published titles for titles for SCE Asia/SCEK territory
NPHH - PSP 3rd party published titles for SCE Asia/SCEK territory
NPHI - PS1 Classic SCEI published titles for SCE Asia/SCEK territory
NPHJ - PS1 Classic 3rd party published titles for SCE Asia/SCEK territory
NPHL - ???
NPJA - xxxxx SCEJ published titles for SCEJ territory
NPJB - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEJ territory
NPJG - PSP SCEI published titles for SCEJ territory
NPJH - PSP 3rd party published titles for SCEJ territory
NPJI - PS1 Classic SCEI published titles for SCEJ territory
NPJJ - PS1 Classic 3rd party published titles for SCEJ territory
NPJQ - ???
NPJW - ???
NPUA - xxxxx SCEA published titles for SCEA territory
NPUB - xxxxx 3rd party published titles for SCEA territory
NPUF - PS1 Classic 3rd party published titles for SCEA territory
NPUG - PSP SCEA published titles for SCEA territory
NPUH - PSP 3rd party published titles for SCEA territory
NPUI - PS1 Classic SCEI published titles for SCEA territory
NPUJ - PS1 Classic 3rd party published titles for SCEA territory
NPUL - ???
NPUP - ???
NPUZ - MINI titles for SCEA territory
in my case, I had GoW which was BCES, and the conversion name turned out to be NPEA, not sure if this matters or if this info will help others.

- For step #9, you need to copy the eboot, I took the guide literally and "put it out" of the folder, doing a cut&paste, but the game didn't work, so I used copy instead (left a copy of eboot in the extracted update folder)
- you can skip steps #10 & #11 and move the folders through FTP to cfw machine.
- "rebuild datbases" option is accessed through the recovery menu (you can google how to access it if you don't know how) or through other XMB mods that offer such options.
- once the rebuilding process was complete, I tested the game by launching it from XMB on the cfw machine, the game worked fine, so I took it as a sign that it'll work on the ofw one.

This is all I can think of for now, if I remember something different I'll post it here, I'm sorry I don't have nba games or MW to test with, and best of luck to those who are still trying to figure things out.
 

PLAYER 1

Senior Member
Contributor
- once the rebuilding process was complete, I tested the game by launching it from XMB on the cfw machine, the game worked fine, so I took it as a sign that it'll work on the ofw one.
You have to transfer the game to an ofw ps3, because your cfw machine ALWAYS will run that well converted game with this method, but is not a warranty it will run on the OFW machine, a single file is enought to ruin the experience.
this conversion is a bit different, if the game cannot be run on cfw, so it's useless transferring to ofw machines. the other conversion is, if the game runs on cfw then you get error "insert disc" on ofw machine.
Yes, i know the two different methods to achieve this goal and their flavors, and i know sony could patch them in a second. The only reason they didnt do it is that you need two different consoles and that is far of the reach of (almost) everyone.

Maybe the secure way is to stay on 4,81 until the next future ofw where tested enough. And i wish we could build a database including downloads of all the games working on 4.81, updates and more. Just a dream.
 
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