Post by gamewonderer09 on Apr 12, 2008 10:38:57 GMT -5
I Thank you very much my friend =) and im reporting that the memory card transfer was successful and that u need winrar to extract them into ure psv file =p because they are .rar files then inside the .rar are the psv bt u cant open them just like that
Ok, so- I'm wanting to convert an emulated psx gamesave for use on the PS3. I've been looking for tools/instructions on how to do this, and this forum is the only one that has mentioned being able to do it. The game is Dragonwarrior VII. I started with a file epsxe000.mcr, using psxge I extracted the single game save to the file DW7 01 Pete L27 Mt Prog 45 23_US.mcs, then using psxrc I converted that single game save file to the raw file BASLUSP01206DQ7-S00.
It was at this point I realized that the ps3 won't accept a raw memory card file from a usb drive. So I'm hoping there are instructions or help this forum can give me to convert this thing into a .PSV. If anyone wants to play around with the files, I'm attaching all the files I mentioned above. www.blackwoodlife.com/limbo/dwvii.zip
Post by Gamesoul Master on Apr 13, 2008 22:28:36 GMT -5
I can very easily convert it. If you have a modded PSP and a PS3, you can do it too. Best to leave it as .mcr, as that is one of the formats already accepted by CWCheat (otherwise, those other formats would have to be converted to one of the full-card emulated formats that CWCheat accepts.
If you have a modded PSP and a PS3 (the PS3 I assume you have, else you wouldn't ask for a PS3-formatted file), I can explain it to you if you want. Otherwise, I can just convert it for you.
Edit: Well, here's the converted file for your pleasure. If you (or anybody else) wants to know how to do it (if you don't already know from what I've said), let me know and I'll post instructions for that in the first post along with the guide for converting PS3 to PC. I guess it'd be sort-of a completion kind of thing, explaining how to convert to/from PS3 format saves...
Awesome. I will check it out later today. I'm not sure if I will be wanting to convert any more files, but it would be certainly nice to have a guide.
Thanks dude ;D
Edit: Dude, I just gave it a spin- loaded the save off my usb stick onto a virtual memory card on the PS3, even the little icon came up properly. I popped the game in- and it worked like a charm. I can now continue my game (which I was 45 hours into), on my ps3- without memory cards, but with wireless controllers!- and it should even be playable via remoteplay on a psp! Thanks alot.
Last Edit: Apr 14, 2008 12:54:36 GMT -5 by kabooky
Post by Gamesoul Master on Apr 14, 2008 22:14:56 GMT -5
Removed the PS3 to PC save file guide from the first post, and instead created a new thread containing that guide and a guide for converting the other way. A link has been put in the first post to that thread.
Post by Gamesoul Master on Apr 14, 2008 22:47:54 GMT -5
That is correct. It's a rather cheap method, since it involves using a program to basically slip the save onto a PSP virtual memory card along with the one belonging to the game. From there, it's just a simple matter of using the feature of transferring the PS1 save from PSP to PS3.
Post by Gamesoul Master on Apr 28, 2008 7:26:21 GMT -5
Shouldn't be a problem. As for your question... Are you saying your only "USB stick" is your PSP? If you actually have just a USB stick, all you have to do is plug it in, and the PS3 will recognize it instantly as a flash drive. Just make sure to do it before you actually go into that memory cards menu (I'll give more detailed instructions after I do this conversion). It'll take just a bit of time, as I'll have to convert from PS3 to PC, convert the save, and then PC to PS3.
Though actually, now that I read the description again, I see that there is an actual PS1 save someplace, so since it's apparently the same exact thing, it should save me some time...
Edit: I don't know if you really want this save. I just tried loading it on the PSP, and there were two problems with it. One (the least important of the two) is that the save was made *literally* as early as possible. As in... it was made as soon as you jump off the train, using a "Save Anywhere" code. The second problem is that as soon as I entered a battle, the game started to freak out and froze about a second or two before the actual battle started (it had weird, colored lines being drawn all over the place on the screen, which led to the game locking up my PSP a few seconds later). The save may have trouble working on the PS3 if it can't work on the PSP (since I assume Sony uses pretty much the same emulator for both systems, minus differences in hardware programming of course). The problem most likely occurs because of being saved right there (and the game certainly isn't so well-prepared for a save occuring before you can even give Cloud a name).
I could still convert it for you if you want. Otherwise, we could either pick a different save, or I could make a better beginning save for you (one that is actually made at a save point, which I would do for this save if the first battle wasn't a required non-random battle). Whoever made this save used a ton of codes anyway, and in my opinion it could've been done just a little better. If you opt for me to make the save myself, feel free to make any specifications for what you want or don't want (like if you just want max gil and all items, weapons, armor, etc).
All I really wanted was all available characters, Max Status for all characters (level, HP, MP, strength, vitality, etc), All limit breaks, Ultimate Weapon, All Materia, Items, Weapons, Armor, Accessories, Max money (Gil).
of course that does seem quite alot to ask for but if its possible that would be really awesome, I really dont care where in the game it is that you start from, the start of the game would be pretty awesome, but whatever is easier for you works for me
So if you do have another or can help me find a good save then that would be awesome
and I have heaps of memory sticks, just thought I would mention the PSP if it made it any easier
Post by Gamesoul Master on Apr 28, 2008 9:02:39 GMT -5
All of that is very easy, except for your first one. Having all characters from the start may have adverse effects on picking up characters later. It will either cause a lock-up, cause stats to reset upon each member joining, or possibly even no problem at all. The first one would depend on the programming done for the game.
To explain that one a bit more... In the game, there are many situations where just one or two characters pop out to say something, and that would be fine. But my thought is that in the beginning and at certain points in the game, the programmers might've just programmed *all* characters to pop out, which would lock up the game if you have too many characters in your party. This should only really matter up to about halfway through disc 1 (the last character you get, to my recollection, is Cid, since by the time you first leave Nibelheim you can have Vincent and Yuffie).
So for maximum enjoyment, you might want to consider having a save from the beginning of the game with all those things enabled (hopefully for *all* characters, in terms of limit breaks and stats), but without all the characters. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure I actually have a save somewhere shortly after getting all the characters, which I could then modify as needed.
Otherwise, I can just make a save at the first save point and hack it as necessary. And if you really want, I could make a second save which will be the same thing, but with the things that I believe *may* freeze your game at certain points. You have time to decide what you want, as I have to go for now and won't be back till later in the day.
As for the USB drive thing... It's actually easier if you have a USB drive, as I'm not sure if the PSP can act as a simple USB drive for the PS3, while I know for certain that having a USB drive will work perfectly fine.