Tutorial [Tutorial] Transfer Saves from PS1 to PS3

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The purpose of this tutorial is to convert saves from a physical PS1 Memory Card to a virtual PS3 Internal Memory Card, using a Windows PC and a PS2 with FMCB, without a PS3 Memory Card Adapter or DexDrive.

In order to complete this tutorial, a PS2 needs to run uLaunchELF to copy the save from the PS1 Memory Card. A USB storage device is also needed to copy the save from the PS2 to the PC to the PS3.

PS1 Memory Card >> PS2 (FMCB) >> USB >> PC >> USB >> PS3 [Virtual Memory Card]

Tutorial: Create PS3 Internal Memory Card


0. Download


1. PS2, uLaunchELF
  • Insert USB into PS2
  • Copy RAW save file from PS1 Memory Card (mc0:/ or mc1:/ )
  • Paste RAW save file to USB (mass:/ )
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2. PC, MemcardRex
  • Insert USB into PC
  • Import RAW save file
  • Export as .MCS save
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3. PC, PSVExporter (v1.3)
  • Import .MCS Single PS1 Save
  • Save as .PSV File
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4. PC
  • Move .PSV into "\PS3\EXPORT\PSV" folders
  • Copy "PS3" folder to USB root directory (USB:\PS3\EXPORT\PSV\filename.PSV)
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5. PS3, XMB
  • Insert USB into PS3
  • Select: Memory Card Utility >> USB Device >>
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    : Options >> Copy >> (PS1) Internal Memory Card
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I don't know if those are different, but psx saves are raw, so just hex them into the memory card. It's very easy.
sure its easy...if you know how! x)
They are in VMP format. So VMP to PSV.

But seriously, what do you mean by "hex them into the memory card"?
 

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Actually never mind, this tutorial is relevant even for Adrenaline PS1 saves to PS3 PS1 saves.
I just converted "SCEVMC0.VMP" from my VITA (ux0:/pspemu/PSP/SAVEDATA/"game_code") to .mcs using rex.....
and the rest is in this tutorial.

Thanks zfreeman! Now i can play Tomb Raider on my PS3 where i left off :)
 
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