[TUTORIAL] How to split a large PKG file for OFW

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    Hi!

    INTRODUCTION:
    This tutorial is intended for those who are in OFW and need to install a large PKG via USB. If you are here, it means that you have tested PKG Linker and it has not worked for you, have you? If that's not the case, then go ahead and use PKG Linker, it works flawless for most users!

    BACKGROUND:
    So, in case that your only option is to work with the USB method (my case, because PKG Linker does not work for me, and my network knowledge is zero in order to configure it :( ), you should notice the following:

    1. If the game you are working with have a single file which size is larger than 4GB, then, your chances to split it are very reduced. Check out this post to try your luck. Thanks to sandungas.

    2. You need a USB stick / external HDD which file format is FAT32. Google it, in case you do not how to format yours. Be aware that all files and folders will be erased when a drive format takes place.

    3. Sometimes, the programs used to repack the PKGs may refuse to pack protected files, which may result in a game malfunction because it needs that file. In only happens to me 2 times, from more than 20 games I have splitted, so ALWAYS pay attentions to the screen console and the messages it types so you are aware of what's happening. If an error takes place, you will be warned. Check out this post for more information.

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    (METHOD NUMBER 1)

    Download PS3GameExtractor_v1.8.3, thanks to ErikPshat.

    Usage:
    1. Unpack a large PKG using the "Unpack PKG" button.
    2. Split a folder into parts less than 4 GB using the "Split Folder by 4 GB" button.
    3. Ready to install PKGs you will see in the same folder as the program.

    (METHOD NUMBER 2)
    Download my Large PKG splitter for OFW assistant. You can see it as an attachment at this post end, or following this link.

    Usage:
    1. Extract the content of PKG_SplitterA_v-0.8.7z to a short patch. I suggest to you: C:\WB\
    2. Execute "do.cmd", whithin the root you just created.
    3. Follow the in-screen instructions.
    4. Notice that this assistant is intended for official PKGs; it may not work with CFW2OFW converted games.

    (METHOD NUMBER 3)
    Download aldostool's and install it.

    Usage:
    1. Once installed, go to the root installation patch, and locate and execute "PKG_ContentID.exe" with administrative privileges at least once.
    2. As result from the previous step, every time you right-click a PKG file in Windows, a "PKG Tools" option will appear.
    3. Locate the PKG you want to split and then: right click > PKG Tools > Split PKG. See this example:
    example.JPG


    And that's it, with the aforementioned you have more than enough to split a PKG in order to install large size games in OFW.

    Regards!
     

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    Could you guys make a video about this in YouTube

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    I got a ps3.cpk error when splitting files

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    realy slow method, instalation takes forever :) over LAN is the best methot i think. but yeah all works like it have to.
     
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    you are doing it wrong way.. my english its not so good to explane it to you but read instructions one more time :)
     
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    You mean I should split files into .666 format

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    also, the cmd window never opened and just stayed on this one. 1522710935813-1120347176.jpg
     
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    I am curious about the PKG you are trying to split.The batch will copy over all the common files from the main folder as soon it is extracted.
    Nevertheless, you can help on this script development if you do the following:
    1. Download the attached file 1.zip
    2. Make a clean PKG extraction
    3. Extract the downloaded zip in the main root folder of the PKG you just extracted
    4. Execute the dile dir.cmd
    5. After the execution, a small file called dir.txt will be created. PM the content of that file to me.


    Hmmm, not sure what happened there. Are you splitting a file which size is larger than 4gb?



    It seems your Windows version does not handle the find command.
    Open a CMD windows and type:
    Code:
    find.exe /?
    The result will be this:
    1212.JPG
    Share your results with us.


    What does it says exactly?
     

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    So, I was repacking some PKG with the PKG Content ID from @aldostools and it cross with the same error I was stuck on; some files aren't packed. Those files are .self, NPDRM, and sometimes the eboot.bin.
    I am sure @aldostools knows how to fix this, but I am not sure if he could update the tool. Cross fingers to get it updated!
     
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    Which PKG are you trying to split, a official or homebrew? Or maybe a modified content PKG?
     
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    category in param.sfo must be hg or gd
     
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    official. i got it from the same site where i got my other games.
     
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    I'm trying to split a 16.5gb file



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    I tried right click and gave split file it ended with the error PS3.cpk

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    PM me with more details

    I see. Try to manually extract it, or use the second tool, the CMD windows. Choose option 1 to extract it and tell us the results.

    Very weird that your windows does not handle the find command; it is a native command!
    I did a bit of search and found this. It seems you have to check your Windows patch variables. Not sure if it the effort will be worth.
     
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