Tutorial PS2 .psu Saves => PS3 internal memory card (without needing a PS2 -> PS3 memory card)

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Tutorial: ps2 .psu saves => ps3 internal memory card
(without needing a PS2 -> PS3 memory card adaptor)

The original method isn't mine, I just found it from "link at end of Tut" tried it and got my ps2 .psu format saves from my old ps2 working.
I'm just made a few edits the original post that worked for me (personally) and posting a better TUT here.

Important Note: This method will ONLY work for Modded/hacked Ps3's with CFW"

Things you may need

1. Multiman: http://store.brewology.com/multiman.php

2. Mymc 2.6: http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca:11068/mymc/mymc-alpha-2.6.zip

3. PS2SaveConverter_0_030: http://www.ps2savetools.com/wpfb-file/ps2saveconverter_0_030-zip/

4. USB thumb drive (any 1gb or over will do)

If you want to go from .PSV virtual PS1/PS2 card -> .PSU, use one of these programs:

5. PSV Exporter: http://www.ps2savetools.com/wpfb-file/psvexporter11-zip/

6. PSV Tool from julialy: https://github.com/uyjulian/psvtool

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Step 1:

On PS3,

Go to "Memory card Utility"
and Create a fresh new
"Internal Memory Card.VM2" card.

Then open multiman and go to file manager,
navigate to dev_hdd0
next go to savedata
then navigate to vmc
there you will see a file called "Internal Memory Card.VM2"
or whatever you named your ps2 internal memory card.

hit circle on that file and copy to the root of your usb drive.

Step 2:

Take the thumb drive and stick it into your computer...

In the root of the thumb drive you should see the file 'internal memory card.VM2'

*MAKE A BACKUP OF THIS FILE SOMEWHERE SAFE INCASE SOMETHING GOES WRONG
(ALWAYS HAVE A BACKUP OF THIS FILE OR YOU MAY LOOSE YOUR SAVES)

Step 3:

Rename this file to "Internal Memory Card.ps2"

Step 4:

Open this file with Mymc-gui.exe

click on file and then import,

select your .psu file you would like to add to the card
(whether you get it from GameFAQs or just backup your own saves from your ps2 using "ULaunch elf")

NOTE: if your file isn't in .psu format use the PS2SaveConverter_0_030 to convert it!

Step 5:

Now when you have imported all your saves to the card,

close Mymc-gui and Copy the edited "Internal Memory Card.ps2" file
to the root of your USB thumb drive.

Change it's name from "internal memory card.ps2" back to "internal memory card.VM2"

(or whatever name your orginal memory card had on the ps3, but add the .VM2 at the end).

Step 6:

Plug your USB thumb drive back into your ps3

Step 7:

Go to multiman & in file manager look under
"dev_hdd0/savedata/vmc"

Delete the existing "Internal memory card.VM2"*

*(Cricle, delete, press X)

Step 8:

Cpy the edited "Internal Memory Card.VM2" file from your thumb drive to "dev_hdd0/savedata/vmc directory"*

*(Cricle, copy, Cricle, Paste)

Step 9:

Exit multiman & check your internal memory card PS2 on xmb area in the "Memeory card".

Your Old PS2 saves should be there in the .VM2 & ready to use ;)

hope this helps!

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Note 2:

using mymc it is also possible to extract your Game saves in .psu format to store on PC etc (for safe keeping)
or inject into a fresh new .VM2 card.

Note 3:

Credit for Method goes to: wartutor from PSX-Scene:

http://psx-scene.com/forums/f177/tu...mory-card-without-memory-card-adaptor-103436/
 
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Nice! But do you know if it's possible to take a PS3 virtual save and transfer it to PS2 .psu?

yes, if you would like to do the reverse process,
go from .PSV -> .PSU, you can :)

added programs that you can use to do this in Tut!

enjoy!

I wrote a tool 3 years ago to extract data from .psv files that are created when transferring save data from virtual PS2 memory cards on the PS3 to USB storage devices. https://github.com/uyjulian/psvtool

I'm thinking about adding more export/import formats to MyMC.

nice, but um how can you use this program? via command line?
also, can I add it to my tut above?
 
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Hi there, I followed the instruction but once the memory cards *.VM2 copied to the PS3 on the xmb is says no save data
I checked the *.psu files with save converter and ps 2 save builder the info is there. only thing may done wrong is coping the sys config file bde... from the original ps2 I don't know if it would cause problem otherwise I can't figure out what went wrong in the process. any would be great as I am trying to bkp my old saves from PS2 and PS1(that's another dilema:wacko:)
 

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Hi there, I followed the instruction but once the memory cards *.VM2 copied to the PS3 on the xmb is says no save data
I checked the *.psu files with save converter and ps 2 save builder the info is there. only thing may done wrong is coping the sys config file bde... from the original ps2 I don't know if it would cause problem otherwise I can't figure out what went wrong in the process. any would be great as I am trying to bkp my old saves from PS2 and PS1(that's another dilema:wacko:)

It's been awhile since I've done this like years, but I think I had to rebuild database in safe mode. Turn off your PS3 hold down the button you'll hear several beeps then it'll turn off hold it down again and you'll hear some more beeps then safe mode will come up, choose rebuild database. You'll have to plug in your controller with usb cable.
 
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It's been awhile since I've done this like years, but I think I had to rebuild database in safe mode. Turn off your PS3 hold down the button you'll hear several beeps then it'll turn off hold it down again and you'll hear some more beeps then safe mode will come up, choose rebuild database. You'll have to plug in your controller with usb cable.

Thanks NoSoul81, rebuilding the DB solved my problem.:yayps3:
 
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Hah perfect.
Boyfriend was bugging me about it.
Gave him a PS3 for his birthday a few days ago and he said he retired his PS2.

Will convert his saves, cheers!
YES lol

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Hi there, I followed the instruction but once the memory cards *.VM2 copied to the PS3 on the xmb is says no save data
I checked the *.psu files with save converter and ps 2 save builder the info is there. only thing may done wrong is coping the sys config file bde... from the original ps2 I don't know if it would cause problem otherwise I can't figure out what went wrong in the process. any would be great as I am trying to bkp my old saves from PS2 and PS1(that's another dilema:wacko:)
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sorry for necrobump but i did this a few months back and i was able to export the memory card using the xmb, even tho i have cfw i dont think you need it to convert saves to it (except i was doing ps3 virtual memory card save to ps2 memory card save [for pcsx2])
 
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