PS3 How to examine EBOOT.BIN?

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    Hi forum, someone knows a tool to examine EBOOT.BIN to check if it has a link to /dev_bdvd/ and things like that?

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    there's no more robust tool that scetool: scetool -d EBOOT.BIN EBOOT.ELF
    from there, you can look in the text field in hex (HxD) or use IDA to see what's happening in the file.
     
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    I'm asking since I want to try with some PSN games the replacement of the eboot.bin with the disk version, all of this to avoid the installation of data in the disk version and save space
    btw, in CFW2OFW Compatible Game List from psdevwiki, the game Grand Theft Auto IV uses this method to run and it works successfully and that's why I want to see if it can be applied in other games (and maybe even find more games compatible with OFW)
     
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    the eboots will be different. there's a specific error if you just replace them. I think it says something like "incompatible disc." I've never personally looked for something like that. it seems like a major hassle. if it's possible, I don't think many would want to do it kinda like that avoiding needing a nintendo account to play certain switch games -- there's a way around it, but each game and update must be fixed. that's one of the biggest reasons why fixing games, whether it's to make them free content, or to add something is a major pita.

    btw, you can use psn liberator, which turns psn into iso or jb format. that's probably what was used in that test.
     
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    I've tried the method with Sonic All stars Racing (this game doesn't work as the page says
    and it works OMG, i added the steps for the method in the discussion page of psdevwiki
     
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    psn liberator method?
     

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