1. Want to help spread the Se7ensins cheer throughout the PC gaming community? Check out a little project one of our staff members is working on for CS:GO! More information concerning this can be found by clicking here.

How to Run Backup Games on PS3(3.55)

Discussion in 'PlayStation 3 Modding & Tutorials' started by DrZimbabwe, Jan 20, 2011 with 102 replies and 245,246 views.

  1. DrZimbabwe

    DrZimbabwe sup bruh

    Messages:
    5,445
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    With this tutorial you with learn how to first set-up your PS3 console so its ready to install
    custom firmware, then you will install the custom firmware itself. Next you will install a file on your PS3, this will be the program that you run to load the backup/pirated games!

    This works on all PS3s there has been no reports of any bricks whatsoever, so it is very safe unlike other methods like Waninkoko's.

    This tutorial has been updated so that you no longer are required to run the lv2 "hotfix" on every boot to play backups! You can just turn on your PS3 and play :smile:

    Right now you should have an idea on what we are going to be doing lets begin shall we...

    Installing/Reinstalling 3.55 Firmware
    First you are going to ether install or reinstall 3.55 firmware onto your PS3, this is necessary to prevent any firmware problems which we do not want!

    Download the offical 3.55 firmware from here provided by Sony:
    Code (Text):

    http://dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/image/us/2010_1207_ca595ad9f3af8f1491d9c9b6921a8c61/PS3UPDAT.PUP
     
    [​IMG]
    You will need some form of storage to put this on like a USB stick for example. In this storage make the folder "PS3" then inside that make an "UPDATE" folder. Place the "PS3UPDAT.PUP" file in this folder.

    [​IMG]
    Connect this storage to your PS3 and go to "System Update" then select "Update via Storage Media" and go through like normal with the update.

    [​IMG]
    Again if you get an error telling you that "No acclicable data was found" then you need to enter the PS3's recovery menu. You can do this by following the steps below:

    1. Turn off your PS3
    2. Hold the power button down till the console turns on and off
    3. Press the power button again untill you hear two beeps
    4. Stop pressing the power button
    5. You will be asked to connect your controller and press the PS button, do this
    6. You should now be in the recovery menu
    Now scroll to "System Update" at the bottom and install the firmware like normal from there.

    Installing Custom Firmware
    This step would normaly be fairly complex but I have uploaded my own made custom firmware to make it simpler for you.

    Download this custom firmware archive from here:
    Code (Text):
    http://www.multiupload.com/9TRZ3QVS2Y
    [​IMG]
    Once downloaded extract the archive and place the "UPDATE" folder in the "PS3" folder on your storage and make sure you overwrite the other "UPDATE" folder from the previous step!

    [​IMG]
    Connect this storage to your PS3 and go to "System Update" then select "Update via Storage Media" and go through like normal with the update.

    [​IMG]
    If you get an error telling you that "No acclicable data was found" then you need to enter the PS3's recovery menu. You can do this by following the steps below:

    1. Turn off your PS3
    2. Hold the power button down till the console turns on and off
    3. Press the power button again untill you hear two beeps
    4. Stop pressing the power button
    5. You will be asked to connect your controller and press the PS button, do this
    6. You should now be in the recovery menu
    Now scroll to "System Update" at the bottom and install the firmware like normal from there.

    [​IMG]
    On restart you should see two new options in the "Game" section, these should be "/app/home/PS3_Game/" and "Install Package Files" if you do you have successfully installed custom firmware on your PS3.

    Installing and Using Backup Manager
    Last step now, you will install and use a backup manager called "multiMAN" on your PS3. This is the program used to run the backups themselves off of the PS3.

    Download multiMAN from here:
    Code (Text):
    http://www.multiupload.com/6QSHNZ7ONW
    [​IMG]
    Extract the pkg files from the archive and place it onto your storage. Connect it to your PS3 and scroll to the "Install Package Files" it will come up and select it to install.

    [​IMG]
    Now go back to the "Game" section and you will see "multiMAN". Run it and it will then load up, if it crashes do not worry this is normal on the first run of the program. Just turn your PS3 off and on and load it again.

    [​IMG]
    Agree to all the terms and conditions. Now here you will see what game you have currently in your PS3 (if any). To copy the game to your internal HD press "O" and select "Yes". The game will then copy it onto your HD, this can take a while so be patience.

    [​IMG]
    Once it has finished load the game in the manager by pressing "X" on it. Press "No" on the option that comes up. This will return you back to the XMB, just scroll to where you would usually load a game from (the blue disc) and load it. Please note that you are required at the moment to have any game already in the drive to "trick" the your PS3 into loading the game.
    How to use downloaded games and run them on your PS3.

    FTP:
    Send game over to PS3 via FTP location hdd0/games/

    External HD:
    Put game folder in root of hard drive.

    More indepth soon.
    [​IMG]
    If the game fails to load and you get a blackscreen there is a way to fix this. Load up multiMAN and hover over the game that did not work. Press R1 this will patch the file permissions of the game and hopefully make it work for you.
     
  2. Mizore

    Mizore The Snow Fairy

    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    343
    To install backups to usb or external HDD just press O to install game. Then move cursor to no and a new window will pop up saying Install to USB"insert drive name here". Click yes and it will install to your external drive/usb instead of your HDD0
    hope this helps :biggrin:

    --Please note most games will be over 8gb
     
  3. JonnyLee1

    JonnyLee1 Contributor

    Messages:
    1,160
    Likes Received:
    200
    I have been looking for this for ages. I love you btws :mellow: ( no homo)
     
  4. Priority

    Priority SE7ENSINS

    Messages:
    3,723
    Likes Received:
    633
    Even if you dont have the game in the PS3 it will show the disk?
     
  5. ImodWaW10th65

    ImodWaW10th65 Enthusiast

    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    26
    will i have to copy the game over every time i want to play it?
     
  6. Mizore

    Mizore The Snow Fairy

    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    343
    you have to mount it first but yes.
     
  7. Priority

    Priority SE7ENSINS

    Messages:
    3,723
    Likes Received:
    633
    Ok thanks ill try tomorrow
     
  8. ImodWaW10th65

    ImodWaW10th65 Enthusiast

    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    26
    and will it install to my 160gb ps3 hd or dose it go to a usb?

    WOW! gt5 is a big game its at 12.40gb and still not done lol
     
  9. X1nFaMoUsD3tHX

    X1nFaMoUsD3tHX Newbie

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have a 1 terabyte external hd can i use that?
     
  10. ImodWaW10th65

    ImodWaW10th65 Enthusiast

    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    26
    I'm trying to play but it keeps going to a black screen.
    what should i do?

    Edit: Never mind its working for me now.

    thanks alot for this
     
  11. Phenom

    Phenom Enthusiast

    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    34
    So how do the pirated games work? Just download them and burn them to a disk, and run the Gaia Manager, or do I have to back it up on the PS3 and then load it with the manager?
     
  12. Agility

    Agility Getting There

    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    128
    You can look at my tutorial on how to play games without ever having the disk in the Modding Section.
     
    1 person likes this.
  13. cjenks11

    cjenks11 Enthusiast

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    1
    love you with all my heart :lol:
     
  14. Rateeed

    Rateeed Enthusiast

    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    62
    thanks m8 just downloading gta to it now
     
  15. Jordz

    Jordz Enthusiast

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    2

    Same problem, how did you fix the black screening?
     
  16. tim008

    tim008 Retired Diet Mod Retired

    Messages:
    9,302
    Likes Received:
    1,821
    Can you or someone upload this onto a different file server please.
     
  17. Rateeed

    Rateeed Enthusiast

    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    62
    ye i downladed gta 4 it loaded then black screen
     
  18. Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Crosby Enthusiast

    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    36
    this is the whole reason why geohot was taken to court by sony.......
     
  19. DrZimbabwe

    DrZimbabwe sup bruh

    Messages:
    5,445
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Sure.
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DSPLLEP7

    It's not his fault people are greedy f***s who don't want to pay for games.
     
  20. Priority

    Priority SE7ENSINS

    Messages:
    3,723
    Likes Received:
    633
    Well it seemed simple until I tried starting the game...

    Well here is kinda what happens I am trying to do it for COD4

    - I put in a different game(Madden NFL) that is a blue ray disc, and ran Gaia

    - Then go to my HDD where COD4 is on and press X to run, it takes me back to XMB

    - Madden NFL has changed to COD4 and I click on the CD

    - It starts up and shows the Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, then it goes away like its going to the next thing but freezes right there on the black =/..