PS3 development has been seeing an upkick lately and developer @bucanero has been one of the developer playing a part. The developer has recently updated Artemis with new support and also released PKGi (PS3) but now the developer shares a great utility that involves PS3 Game Saves called Apollo, built utilizing the Artemis GUI this homebrew capable of running on CFW and PS3HEN will allow you to Patch & Resign your Game Saves / Download Game Saves / Unlock Game Saves all from the convenience of your PS3 console and not PC tools are required. Below you can see the release thread from the developer himself: So i'll let @bucanero take it from here with another great release:
It's summer, you're between jobs (a.k.a. unemployed), so what do you do with that amount of free time? You make "Apollo", a new homebrew app for the PS3!
you might wonder... why is it called Apollo?
Apollo was the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Since this project was born using the Artemis-GUI codebase, I decided to respect that heritage by calling it Apollo.
So, without further ado, let's present Apollo:
Apollo Save Tool is an application to manage save-game files on the PlayStation 3.
The apollo-ps3 homebrew app allows to download, unlock, patch and resign save-game files directly on your PS3.
- Easy to use: no crypto-key configuration or advanced setup needed.
- Standalone: no computer required, everything happens on the PS3.
- Save files listing: quick access to all the save files on USB and the internal PS3 HDD (+ file details)
- Save SFO unlocking: allows the user to remove the copy-lock flag, enabling transfer of Copying Prohibited save files.
- Save PFD resigning: allows the user to resign save files made by other users and consoles.
- Save downloading: access to an Online Database of save-game files to download straight to your PlayStation.
- Automatic settings: auto-detection of PSID and Account-ID settings.
- Export save-game to .Zip file
- Copy save-game to USB
- New Settings option to clear local cache
- New Settings option to update application data
- Fixed patch when removing Account ID
- Use internal PS3 fonts to fix issues with extended characters
Hot fix release.
- Fix unzip issue when unpacking online save files
First public release.
- Save file listing (+ details)
- Save file SFO unlocking (remove lock flag)
- Save file PFD resigning
- Save file download from Online Database
- Automatic detection of PSID/Account-ID settings
Using the application is simple and straight-forward:
- Move UP/DOWN to select the save-game file you want to patch, and press . The patch screen will show the available fixes for the file. Select the patches and click Apply.
- To see the item's details, press . It will open the context menu on the screen. Press to return to the list.
- To reload the list, press .
- Press left (L1/L2) or right trigger buttons (R1/R2) to move pages up or down.
No special setup is needed. Just download the latest apollo-ps3.pkg package and install it on your PlayStation 3. On first run, the application will detect and setup the required user settings.
- Bucanero: Project developer
- Dnawrkshp: Artemis GUI code
- Berion: Artemis GUI design
- flatz: SFO/PFD tools
See the full project's README for more information: https://apollo.psdev.tk/
feel free to share you comments and ideas!
Download link: https://github.com/bucanero/apollo-ps3/releases/latest
As usual, full source code is available on GitHub
By bucanero on Feb 7, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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