• A while back, you may remember PS3HaX gliitch brought you the custom boot up sounds for the PS3, he tried for quite a while to get a custom boot video, a PS3HaX member by the name of ihatecompvir managed to do this, but only in SD, recently eustolio a member of a Spanish scene forum(scenespain.net), has managed to successfully get it running in HD and SD and has wrote quite an impressive tutorial, here is a quote from the creator along with his tutorial:

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    This tutorial covers how to edit the boot coldboot.raf (PS3 logo).
    Although the original idea of this, the user is in the forums ihatecompvir psxscene, I allow myself to expand with more info graphic.
    The same will be old-fashioned and addressed to all users, fully explained on the basis of images, “A tuti plenipotentiaries” masters.

    In principle the process is a bit tedious, but considering that there is still no
    application that simplifies the work at the moment is the only option to put our own stamp
    start to our machines, but the effort will be worthwhile. As I say, I will try on
    Coldboot.raf edition, not the melody Coldboot.ac3 is coming but is also
    customizable as most already know, so we are going beyond win.

    Tools needed:
    Deputy Coldboot.raf: Obviously we need the original, and can copy from: hdd0/vsh/resource via ftp or similar.
    Hex Editor: I have used Winhex.
    Simplyzip - Download: Executable that will be used to unpack / pack the raf.
    dds2gtf.exe gtf2dds.exe & INFO: These two applications are within the PS3 SDK, local/cell/host-win32/bin
    P3textractor: This exe is in the same directory / bin, although the network is easy to find.
    Photoshop + Nvidia DDS plugin or with opciones.DDS editor.

    Part I - Opening Package
    Step 1a
    The first thing you do is open the. raf with the hex editor, since the idea is to remove the first 16 bits and so
    leave at the beginning of the header block for post-zlib can unpack. raf

    Done this we will save by ejplo as coldboot_edit.raf

    Step 1b
    It’s time to run Symplizip.
    Go to the option: Pogram external / zlib (packing / unpacking) and seek coldboot_edit.raf, we emphasize the
    option “Decompras” and execute it, as you will see we have the raf unpacked ready for the next step.

    Step 1c
    Taking desempakado the raf, what we do now is to extract its contents for later editing. It must be emphasized
    this step we’ll do p3textractor, since the structure. raf is the same or similar to a theme.p3t thus not
    have problems in this sense, love of any detail that will detail later.

    Knowing this, and to take things with a meridian order, proceed to rename coldboot_edit to coldboot_unpacked and
    led to the same location that p3textractor.exe, which in my case would be C: bin. The next step would be to open an MS-DOS window:
    Start / Run / cmd. Now just a matter of calling p3textractor and run.

    As you see in the image and have the content removed, and that while most-two errors, that is normal,
    being the point where just the 1 phase of the tutorial to get into the 2 nd, which is the image editing.

    Part II - Customizing
    Step 2a
    As I say, it’s time to “get their hands” to the chart I picture editing and renaming it the result begin
    the previous extraction, specifically. gtf for later conversion to. dds format recognized by several publishers.
    Assuming that you have the necessary tools and dds2gtf.exe gtf2dds.exe is time to make the conversion
    not before the extension _1.gim delete all GTF.

    We return to MS-DOS and run:
    gtf2dds -v new_logo.gtf new_logo_footer.gtf new_logo_blur.gtf new_logo_sd new_logo_footer_sd.gtf new_logo_blur_sd.gtf

    You can see that three are for HD and SD quality remaining, these are the resolutions:
    HD: 700px 350px
    SD: 240px 120px

    At this point it is time to create our own logo, and in my case I will do it with Photoshop CS5.
    Before proceeding and for those who possess Photoshop, you can find the plugin. DDS Nvidia this link:

    http://developer.nvidia.com/object/photoshop_dds_plugins.html

    Ok, run the editor and begin to create, given that and as I mentioned earlier
    will respect the original resolutions to not have any problem when compiling. Remember:

    HD Resolution
    new_logo.dds: 700px 350px
    new_logo_footer.dds: 750px 350px
    new_logo_blur.dds: 750px 350

    SD Resolution
    new_logo_sd.dds: 240px 120px
    new_logo_footer_sd.dds 240px 120px
    new_logo_blur_sd: 240px 120px

    To go shortening and assuming you’ve already created the image, to save time. DDS and the subwindow to leave
    we must note the option 8 bbp Luminance and Grey Scale Image Options; The other options do not touch them.
    So we get the “weight”of the image precisely to avoid problemas.El toc should never exceed that of original images.
    It is emphasized that the logo you want to do must always be in B / N, never in color.

    For those of you with problems with the “blur” or blur, simply use the filter:
    Filter / Blur / Gaussian blur

    Step 2b
    Ok, once designed the new logo and have satisfied all the above described, it is time to redo
    conversion to. GTF our custom images. So we go to MS-DOS and run dds2gtf.exe:
    dds2gtf -v new_logo.dds new_logo_footer.dds new_logo_blur.dds new_logo_sd.dds new_logo_footer_sd.dds new_logo_blur_sd.dds

    Part III-Embedded
    Step 3a
    In this tutorial we will compile manually. hexdecimal raf with the editor.

    Ok first thing is to reopen coldboot_unpacked with WinHex (my case) and it’s time to go copying and overwriting
    gtf our custom images taking into account that is offset each. Here you have to avoid the more tedious:: Ð

    OFFSETS [Decimal]
    NEW_LOGO: 00006736 to 00493376 (486 640)
    NEW_LOGO_FOOTER: 00493392 to 00980032 (486 640)
    NEW_LOGO_BLUR: 00980048 to 01466688 (486 640)
    NEW_LOGO_SD: 01466704 to 01523776 (00057072)
    NEW_LOGO_SD_FOOTER: 01523792 to 01580864 (00057072)
    NEW_LOGO_BLUR: 01580880 to 01637952 (00077072)

    First and as ejplo, let’s change the image new_logo.gtf that we have worked for us original.
    We run our hex editor and open and new_logo.gtf coldboot_unpacked

    Ok, we already have two tabs open, and will new_logo that interests us, we click the right button
    to copy the entire block from the first until the last bit (Home Block / End of block) in normal mode.

    Now change the tab to search coldbbot_unpaqued.raf, the location of new_logo.gtf, which as
    you can see in the above table from the offset is 00006736 - the 00493376; Always Decimal [reojillo]

    Knowing this will do the same as in the previous step, marked the beginning of Block and its end (right click)
    that will be where we will copy our new_logo.gtf, overwriting naturally; Clipboard / Write

    Ok, at this point if all went well, and we would have our first image embedded in the raf, which
    would be the time to follow the following procedure, so up to 6. gtf. Patience bro …. : p


    Part IV - Packaging

    Once embedded all gtf, s, is the time to compile again. RAF retracing the path of Part 1.
    That is, now is a matter of packaging it for return to its initial state.

    Symplyzip execute and click on: Pogram external / ZLIB (package-unpack) and seek our
    coldboot_unpacker to choose this time the option “Compress”, which will generate a. ZLP
    Now run the hex editor again, taking back Coldboot.raf (ORIGINAL) and. ZLP generated.

    That is now a question of our coldboot.zlp incustrar the original raf, and to do the same procedure as in
    previous point, we copy the entire block. ZLP and overwrite from the Offset (Home) 00,000,008 to (final) 00051440.

    Here and save as coldboot.raf embedded and ready to bake. : p

    And I do not leave me anything, so we are left with the point of “tasting”, and we must copy it to:
    Flash Writer dev_hdd0/vsh/resource from Alexander Enabler or
    any similar application and the help of some ftp or file manager.
    Restart the machine and ready That was my case and this is the result.

    Any correction or assistance on any executable that streamlines the process will be well received. Greetings

    To view the un translated tutorial, visit the source here

    Thanks to ffffurage for the tip.

    Before anyone ask’s, it does not state which Firmware this is on, but lets just assume it is 3.41.

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    Discuss in Forums (37)


  • 37 Comments

    1. Garakk
      01-31-2011
      07:42 PM
      1

      any chance to brick the console with this?

    2. GregoryRasputin
      01-31-2011
      07:44 PM
      2

      Originally Posted by Garakk
      any chance to brick the console with this?

      When you mess with flash, there is always a chance, but if you follow every detail of the tutorial, you should be fine.

    3. NeedmoarDesu
      01-31-2011
      07:47 PM
      3

      It would be funny to see a Dreamcast Boot logo.

    4. Mattr92
      01-31-2011
      07:58 PM
      4

      I rarely ever see my cold boot would be nice if you could do this to the game boot

    5. Rpgenius
      01-31-2011
      08:01 PM
      5

      i'm going to make it look and sound like an xbox360 when it boots up!:aetsch:

    6. GregoryRasputin
      01-31-2011
      08:01 PM
      6

      Originally Posted by Mattr92
      I rarely ever see my cold boot would be nice if you could do this to the game boot

      lol you can, i covered this a few months ago

    7. SeanP2500
      01-31-2011
      08:14 PM
      7

      oh man i would really love to tinker with this...I would love to have the SEGA thing come on when it booted up...perhaps to a red nintendo logo...the possibilities are endless though this is way to scary for me...if i had another ps3 to toy with maybe...

      dude if you do xbox 360 intro pls make a vid!

    8. jazneo
      01-31-2011
      08:19 PM
      8

      <,< somone should make a program or app that does all the hex edit and replace images and sound. >.>

    9. bearmon2010
      01-31-2011
      08:32 PM
      9

      Whats wrong with you, ps3hax ? There is an ads of dirty woman on the banner at the right side. That's not cool! PSX Scene is a clean site. You need to take a look at it because I like ps3hax too. Oh man!

    10. GregoryRasputin
      01-31-2011
      08:35 PM
      10

      Originally Posted by bearmon2010
      Whats wrong with you, ps3hax ? There is an ads of dirty woman on the banner at the right side. That's not cool! PSX Scene is a clean site. You need to take a look at it because I like ps3hax too. Oh man!
      Could you take a screen shot and either PM me or post it in the site suggestions section, also by dirty do you mean a woman that hasn't washed ?, maybe it is an ad for soap

    11. hackboiz29
      01-31-2011
      09:01 PM
      11

      Will this work on kmeaw cfw 3.55? cuz i really want to do this

    12. FirebirdTA01
      01-31-2011
      09:05 PM
      12

      It would be cool if someone ported Freeflash or Mount Alejandro to work on 3.55 cfw's. I've looked around for some but with no success. Anyone know someone who could? or does anyone else want to try? I'm not very knowledgeable in that area... I can write apps/games but im not that great at low level stuff.

    13. XMuzzlerX
      02-01-2011
      12:41 AM
      13

      Pretty cool, iv wanted to do this but never had because im constantly on HD. So this is pretty cool. Thanx!

    14. Psqwerty
      02-01-2011
      03:11 AM
      14

      If anyone has made one, please post the boot up picture once you start up, i just want to look at the crazy design some of you have come up with.

    15. Annelies
      02-01-2011
      03:14 AM
      15

      I wouldn't risk a brick just for a picture im going to look at for less than 3 seconds. thats stupid.

      now instead of doing research on something like THIS, why dont we get 3.56 CFW?

    16. GregoryRasputin
      02-01-2011
      03:49 AM
      16

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      I wouldn't risk a brick just for a picture im going to look at for less than 3 seconds. thats stupid.

      now instead of doing research on something like THIS, why dont we get 3.56 CFW?

      As you are so intelligent, why don't YOU create the custom 3.56 firmware for us, you seem to think it is so easy, so the scene will be eagerly awaiting your CFW.

    17. shogrran
      02-01-2011
      04:05 AM
      17

      But I'll probably try it once after my ps3 gets too outdated and it becomes as cheap as the ps1.

    18. hukfed
      02-01-2011
      05:53 AM
      18

      I wouldn't risk a brick just for a picture im going to look at for less than 3 seconds. thats stupid.

      now instead of doing research on something like THIS, why dont we get 3.56 CFW?


      No, what's stupid is:- coming into a thread on a subject which is not related to CFW's just to complain about the lack of a 3.56 CFW....

      Your stupid cause your in the wrong thread, there are plenty of threads relating to CFW's.

      I'm gonna make my PS3 look like a DS.....lol

    19. Psqwerty
      02-01-2011
      06:21 AM
      19

      I wouldn't risk a brick just for a picture im going to look at for less than 3 seconds. thats stupid.

      now instead of doing research on something like THIS, why dont we get 3.56 CFW?
      The idea of a custom bootlogo is quite good mate, if you dont like it dont comment, it probably took the guy along time to create this.
      No ones really to bothered about cfw 3.56 at the moment because everyone who wanted a cfw didnt update. It looks like you updated yours an its turning all sour for you because theres no major progess on the cfw 3.56

    20. anan_desni
      02-01-2011
      06:30 AM
      20

      question: if i upgrade / downgrade my FW, will this logo removed to official logo aswell?

    21. rizcom
      02-01-2011
      09:10 AM
      21

      cant follow this tutorial its all over the place

    22. makaveli101
      02-01-2011
      09:22 AM
      22

      i miss the boot logo when you boot up a ps3 game... cant believe they removed a small thing like that

    23. dankajell
      02-01-2011
      11:25 AM
      23

      definitely needs to be some sort of wrapper application to include all the required programs into one... I remember an app called XBMC skin editor myself. Although it never edited the boot images/animations. Just saying it would be awesome if there was an all in one "double click" GUI for this process. I suspect after time there will be.

    24. xX_d0nt-cryy_Xx
      02-01-2011
      05:17 PM
      24

      i am currently doing this, when i am done I will compile all the files needed it and post them on rapidshare with a translated tutorial for beginners. I must say its pretty hard to work out some of the stuff said, so far I have unpacked the .raf and extracted the files, all gone smoothly.

      Some stuff I would add:

      -The coldboot.raf is located on dev_flash not dev_hdd0
      -To remove the first 16 bits in winhex you must create a TEMP folder on your C:/ drive

      thanks for the awesome work though :D

    25. scarecrow
      02-01-2011
      05:23 PM
      25

      apparently this same method of extraction [removing the first 16 bits] also works on the qrc files in vsh\resource\qgl

    26. sharp30
      02-02-2011
      06:30 AM
      26

      hi just wondering if anyone can help me im having a go at the custom bootscreen and hit a cross roads with the command prompt and cant get vista to recognize the file from dos i have saved the p3textractor in my layout like this sharp30\bin\p3extractor when in dos it cant find it what am i doin wrong? any help would be great thanks

    27. rizcom
      02-02-2011
      10:27 AM
      27

      yea got to Part III-Embedded ,, Part IV � Packaging, parts need a better tutorial for this

    28. xX_d0nt-cryy_Xx
      02-02-2011
      12:34 PM
      28

      Originally Posted by sharp30
      hi just wondering if anyone can help me im having a go at the custom bootscreen and hit a cross roads with the command prompt and cant get vista to recognize the file from dos i have saved the p3textractor in my layout like this sharp30\bin\p3extractor when in dos it cant find it what am i doin wrong? any help would be great thanks
      for this section (unpacking):

      1.Create a folder in your C Drive called bin.
      2.In this place the p3textractor files (not in a folder, just in C:\bin) and the file you uncompressed in Symplzip
      3.In Command prompt you will see
      C:\users\(youraccountname)>

      -Type cd\bin, this means go to c drive\bin
      -then you will see C:\bin> in a new line

      4.Type your command like so:

      p3textractor coldboot_unpacked
      [run the exe] [file to do to]

      Then you can go to C:\bin and find the files you extracted

    29. crazyDogg08
      02-02-2011
      02:21 PM
      29

      The Size of my repacked .zlp is 75KB? So it's bigger than the original one.
      The sizes of my modified DDS are fine. I've selected "8 bbp Luminance and Grey Scale" in Photoshop.
      Only the .zlp size is not the same as the original.

      What am I doing wrong?

      //Edit: You have to describe the PhotoShop Part in detail. Because of this part my .zlp file is bigger than the original.

    30. KillerBug
      02-03-2011
      12:02 AM
      30

      We need a gallery I think...I am not going to go though the trouble of making a custom boot animation; but I wouldn't mind downloading something...like maybe an animation of sony ripping a penguin out of a PS3 and then GeoHot beating sony to death with a rubber dildo...GTA:SA style.

    31. zembor0
      02-05-2011
      10:56 AM
      31

      Originally Posted by crazyDogg08
      The Size of my repacked .zlp is 75KB? So it's bigger than the original one.
      The sizes of my modified DDS are fine. I've selected "8 bbp Luminance and Grey Scale" in Photoshop.
      Only the .zlp size is not the same as the original.

      What am I doing wrong?

      //Edit: You have to describe the PhotoShop Part in detail. Because of this part my .zlp file is bigger than the original.
      My new zlp file is also bigger, the picture file sizes (gtf's) are the same size as the original ones. I seem to gain 20kb (compared to the original) when i compress it. How do i fix this? Will it work anyway?

    32. darksony
      02-07-2011
      03:04 PM
      32

      i fond coldboot on dev_flash, and nothing on hdd0, is there a problem or i can use it?

    33. crazyDogg08
      02-08-2011
      01:50 PM
      33

      Originally Posted by darksony
      i fond coldboot on dev_flash, and nothing on hdd0, is there a problem or i can use it?
      This Tutorial is ***.
      The Translation and some Descriptions are terrible.

      I don't think, that someone has managed it to change the Bootlogo with this tutorial.
      Don't waste your Time!

    34. mrmuppet
      02-09-2011
      04:44 PM
      34

      Coldboot.raf is not in
      hdd0/vsh/resource .

      It's stored in
      /dev_flash/vsh/resource


      please correct the tutorial!

    35. moogie
      02-09-2011
      05:26 PM
      35

      Where can I find dds2gtf.exe & gtf2dds.exe

      Is it in PSL1GHT? I would like a link.

    36. zembor0
      02-19-2011
      07:18 AM
      36

      I have got this to work and have released a tool too do most of the work for you:
      http://psx-scene.com/forums/f118/[release]-custom-ps3-boot-logo-creator-81351/#post752893

    37. DAPPZ
      02-28-2011
      10:29 PM
      37

      this bricked my ps3 and before some idiot says i did it wrong i have flashed loads of things before and i do know what im doing...anyway when i restart my ps3 i just get a black screen?
      i can get into recovery mode but after i select to use hdmi the system just hangs
      any suggestions?... other than the old classic buy another ps3!