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PS2 [TUT + DL] PPF Patches to make PS2 games widescreen (16:9) (work also on PS3)

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    Collection of patches I created from patterns found at http://ps2wide.net/ Using this You can simply and fast convert your backup from 4:3 to 16:9 screen. Patches work only on ISO file created from original DVD/CD, so if you modified your game anyhow, then patch will not work. This apply also to esr users, if you want to add those patches, then first add patch, then make game esr compatible. Patched games work on PS2, PS3 (using cobra cfw, or as a ps2 classic), PC (using emulator). Games are split to PAL-E, NTSC-U, NTSC-J, if game exist in same region under different game ID (ex. SLES-00001 and SLES-00002) then it will be mentioned in download section.

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    TOC - Table of Contest:

    1. Important note
    2. Requirements
    3. How to

    • Dumping Game on PC
    • Verify that backup is correct
    • Applying ppf patch to iso image

    4. Verify that game is patched
    5. Download
    6. Credits


    Important note:


    Before you start looking here for 16:9 patches for your game, check wikipedia for games with native widescreen support: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_2_games_with_alternate_display_modes

    Requirements:



    How to:


    Dumping Game on PC:

    • Put your original PS2 game in to DVD/CD rom tray
    • Open Imgburn and select "Create image file from disc"
    • As "source" select drive with your game
    • As "destination" select place where you want to ISO file be created
    • Click on Disc to Image icon in left-down corner

    Verify that backup is correct:

    • Install HashTab (step is needed only first time)
    • Now click on game image using Right mouse button
    • Select propeties
    • Select "file hashes"
    • And check that MD5 checksum is exactly same as one on redump site (direct link is on patch download site)

    Applying ppf patch to iso image:

    • Download selected patch for your game
    • Unzip it using 7-zip/winrar/windows explorer or any other software
    • Run ppf-o-matic3.exe
    • Select your game ISO image
    • Select patch you want to apply
    • and click "Apply"
    • Done

    Verify that game is patched:

    By checking MD5:

    • Click on patched image using right mouse button
    • Select propeties
    • Select "file hashes"
    • And compare that MD5 is matching one posted on patch download site (called MD5 after patching:)
    • If MD5 is the same, everything is fine. If no something goes bad
    By playing game on console:

    • Burn Your backup to DVD using ImgBurn or copy your ISO to PS2/PS3 HDD
    • Simply run game, and check that is 16:9
    • Remember to set widescreen in PS3 "long press PS button menu"
    By playing on PCSX2 emulator:

    • Run game as usual using patched ISO image or burned DVD
    • Check that game is 16:9

    Download:



    Credits:

    Big thanks goes to http://ps2wide.net/ where all needed info is stored. And of course big thanks to nemesis2000, creator and owner of ps2wide.net. Thanks to every pattern finder, and to @atreyu187 for reminder about that way of patching. Starbee for PPF Studio. And I almost forgot.. THX to users and staff of some random playstation homebrew scene related site called PSX-PLACE.COM!

    Thread will be updated many times, is long process to backup my games, create patches, and test them. Be sure you are looking here from time to time.
     
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    This is how the very best threads start off ;)
     
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    You should add it to subscribed. :) Gonna be ps2 stuff related. :)

    Edit: Thread is starting to look like I want to, now time to fill it up. :)

    FYI @atreyu187
     
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    This is awesome gonna try it out with FFXII, :)
     
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    This one I can confirm to work, I used it on translated version, and it work fine.
     
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    Going from 16:9-4:3 makes sense to me,
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    So is this actually adding rendered space on the screen or is this stretching to fit the screen?
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    I would hope its not stretching the image because the ps3 already has this feature.. Not to mention that method makes yodas head look flattened outXD
     
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    Depends on patches, MOST are doing it in "adding space" way for every part of screen. Sometimes only main game screen is expanded but hud or menu is stretched, sometime everything is done like it should. For sure there are no patches that just "stretch yoda". :p
     
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    Very cool:) i figured that you would know of the ps3's features already and only mentioned this because it did include adding rendered space somehow. Very very cool stuff man, gonna test this out for sure.
     
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    The progressive scan patch is the same for every game butt it doesn't always play very well with the widescreen patch sometimes you have to choose one or the other. Most games it does not stretch just for some reason widescreen is not a native option. This also supports the PS2 classics format but of course it must be unencrypted first patch applied and then converted back to Classics format
     
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    This is really cool. I will try this out with some of my PS2 titles on my BC PS3. Is there a program out there to force 480p on titles as well? I find that 480p games have better input lag than 480i games being converted to 480p by the PS3 upscaler (HDMI cannot carry 480i)
     
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    On weekend I can make ppf for you if game is on that list. I can also try with games not on that list, but this can not work.

    http://ps2wide.net/480p.html
     
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    You are very generous. I might take you up on that offer. I wouldn't mind learning myself as well!
     
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    Is easy to patch manually, just find hex string in HxD and replace it with new one. Done! In this case you don't need ppf. I'm just making those ppf's for people that are unfamiliar with hex editor. ;)
     
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    Cool. I can handle editing hex code! Thank you for your insight. I learn so much from this site.
     
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    How to convert .pnach file to .ppf ?
     

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