PS3:Ripping PS3 Game Backups

From ConsoleMods Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Exclamation-triangle-fill.svgCircumventing DRM mechanisms and/or creating backup copies of games and media for personal use is a right granted only in some countries. It is your sole responsibility to stay up to date with the law in your respective country. The information provided within this wiki is solely educational and its editors take no responsibility for the use or misuse of this information.

A great feature of custom firmware is the ability to create backups of your physical game copies. You can create an ISO or folder layout copy of your game that is playable from a storage device on a PS3, or from a PS3 emulator such as RPCS3. It is recommended to create a folder layout version of your game instead of an ISO for a smaller file size, due to ISOs copying the entire disc which is either 4.7 GB, 8.5 GB, 25GB, or 50GB.

Making Backups (with PS3)

To backup your game to your hard drive, insert your disc into the PS3. Highlight the game disc in Multiman and press Triangle and select "Copy". It will ask you to choose whether you want to backup your game to your internal hard drive, or an external. If the game has files greater than 4GB and your external drive is formatted as FAT32, it will automatically split the files and the game will be unplayable until you move it to your internal drive. Alternatively, you can format your external drive to NTFS and use prepISO (previously known as prepNTFS) to bypass the 4GB limitation.

  • Alternatively, you can select "Create ISO" to make an ISO version of your game. This will take up more hard drive space.

Making Backups (with PC)

If you have a Blu-Ray drive that supports PS3 games, you can rip a Blu-Ray disc by putting it into your PC, browsing to the disc's location, and dragging all of the files into a new folder for your game. If your PC only displays images in the disc's directory, it is not a supported Blu-Ray drive. From there, you can play the game in folder layout, or create an ISO out of the files using GenPS3ISO GUI, which is bundled with AldosTools.

  • It's recommended to delete the PS3_UPDATE folder from the backup. It will reduce the total file size and prevents the game from prompting you for an update if you are on a lower firmware version.

List of confirmed supported drives:

  • ASUS BC-08B1LT
  • ASUS BC-12B1ST
  • ASUS BC-16D1HT
  • BENQ BR1000
  • Lite-On DH-4O1S
  • Lite-On iHBS112
  • LG BD BH14NS40
  • LG BD BH16NS40
  • LG BD BH16NS48
  • LG BD BH16NS50
  • LG BD BH24NS40
  • LG BD BH26NS40
  • LG BD UH12NS30
  • LG BD WH12LS30
  • LG BD WH24LS30
  • LG BD-RE WH16NS40
  • LG BD-RE WH16NS48
  • LG BD-RE WH26NS40
  • Samsung DVDWBD SH-B083L
  • Sony Optiarc BD 5300S
  • Stock PS3 Blu-Ray drives with adapter

Suspected supported drives:

  • Lite-On ETDU108-32
  • Lite-On LH-20A1S
  • Lite-On SHM-165P6S

Requirements for a Blu-Ray drive to be able to fully read PS3 games are that it uses a Mediatek chipset and a +6 read offset.

Playing Backups from DVD/Blu-Ray Disc

You can burn a PS1 or PS3 ISO to a DVD/Blu-Ray disc and play it on your CFW PS3 by inserting the disc and mounting it with the latest version of WebMAN. If you do not have Webman, you can launch it using the application DiscBOOT.

  • Ensure that when you burn the disc, you include the PS3_GAME folder and the PS3_DISC.SFB file.