• PS3 Hacks , 22.01.2014

    Aldostools has updated PS3 Games Database to v1.5.2. This new update fixes a bug parsing of PKG’s (introduced with PS4 parsing).

    This tool lets you create a database of PS3 games and search through it easily. You can build your own database of collected games in CSV format and use this tool to view and organize it. The db.csv included is just an example. You have to build your database yourself.
    Changelog: v1.5.2
    New features:
    Fixed a regression parsing the content id of PKG, caused when I added support parsing of PS4 links

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  • 10 Comments

    1. Cylent1
      01-23-2014
      03:08 AM
      1

      Does this work with NTFS ISOs? I have tried with no luck...

    2. aldostools
      01-23-2014
      07:52 PM
      2

      Originally Posted by Cylent1
      Does this work with NTFS ISOs? I have tried with no luck...
      The scanning of ISO files was not supported. I just added it for USB devices (scanning of ISOs on FTP is not supported yet).Try downloading the program again:
      http://aldostools.org/ps3_games_database.rar

      Select "Add Games" > Scan USB Games > select the root folder

      The standard Cobra folders (PS3ISO, PS2ISO, PSXISO, PSPISO, BDISO, DVDISO) and the GAMES/GAMEZ folders will be scanned

      (Although the program can scan for PS2ISO folder on the USB drive, the PS2 games in ISO format only can be launched from the internal PS3 HDD)

    3. Cylent1
      01-24-2014
      12:48 AM
      3

      Thank You very much [MENTION=100038]aldostools[/MENTION] for all the hard work and dedication to the PS3 scene, and also for takin your time and answering my questions...

    4. gingerbread
      01-24-2014
      01:55 AM
      4

      [MENTION=100038]aldostools[/MENTION] Was just checking out this App for the first time. Not bad. Neat tool to organise your collection.

      But it is missing some key features to make it awesome. :

      1. Since we all have multiple HDD to store our backups. There should be a "Location" Column. Users can key in and edit what ever text they want. Like HDD1 and HDD2 and so on. I am sure some users have 10+ HDDs. There would want to know on which HDD is their game is located.
      2. There should also be a "Comment Column".
      3. There should also be "Completed Column". Yes, No or "In-Progress" or "Partial"
      4. The Black BG makes it hard to read the text.
      5. There should also be a way to add games by title and by game Id.
      6. Show/Hide Columns Option.
      7. Will be great if able to pull info from gamefaqs.com
      8. Why not use XML for the DB file? There are number of mobile db manager apps on apple and android where it allows you to import XML. If the user have sync the DB file to a cloud service like dropbox, he/she could access the db across various platforms and devices.

      There are commercial apps that does game inventory management. Example:

      Code:
      http://www.collectorz.com/game/
      I am not saying you should add all there features of "Game Collector". But maybe you can get some inspiration and ideas.
      Code:
      http://www.collectorz.com/game/features.php
      But I think It will be a great free alternative for any game collector if those features I mention are added and polished.

      Thanks Aldo.

    5. aldostools
      01-24-2014
      04:44 AM
      5

      [MENTION=221155]gingerbread[/MENTION] thank you for your suggestions.

      This tool is not intended to compete with any other commercial game inventory. It's mainly designed to make a collection of PSN links and keep a list of your games.
      Indeed, if you paste a PSN link to a PKG, it will grab the descriptions, game image, size, title id and content ID automatically. If the rap already exists in the raps folder, it will also add the rap and it wll be able to create the free .edat for C00 Demos (thanks to KV).

      It uses CSV and not an SQL database or XML, because the goal is that the database can be easily imported into spreadsheets (e.g. Excel or Google docs), any SQL database or custom applications. I agree that the XML format is a more versatile format to store data in a structured way, but then it would work only with programs able to parse XML. CSV also can be edited easily with any text editor.

      I'm avoiding to add new columns, to keep backward compatibility with the db already created with earlier versions. Any extra information like location, comment, status, cheats, walkthroughs, tags, additional links, etc. can be added to the title or description fields. Then you can use the search box to show the games contains certain text or tag.

      Regarding the "Black BG", it is a dark blue that tries to resemble the Web version of PSN Store. If you prefer a light background, press the small white square found under the "Add Games" button. The light background mode has also the function to remove the duplicated links allowed in the "dark bg".

      You can already Show/Hide the columns if you right click on the area that display the number of items (next to the Category box).

      About gamefaqs: I could add links to many places (gamefaqs, metacritics, wikipedia, psn, ign, ps3cheating, etc.)... I wanted to keep it simple: click on the game title and you go to Wikipedia. Click on the PSN logo and it will go to PSN Store.

    6. gingerbread
      01-24-2014
      06:23 AM
      6

      Originally Posted by aldostools
      [MENTION=221155]gingerbread[/MENTION]

      Regarding the "Black BG", it is a dark blue that tries to resemble the Web version of PSN Store. If you prefer a light background, press the small white square found under the "Add Games" button. The light background mode has also the function to remove the duplicated links allowed in the "dark bg".
      Thanks for your reply. Your app is always full of hidden features! I did not see the square button. That solves the legibility issue. Also saw the Show/Hide menu!

      Currently I am using Evernote to manage my blu-ray, music,vinyl and game collections. Since the core design of Evernote being a note taking/clipping app, I have to manually create Tables and enter entries line by line and create new note for each location or category. It kinda works for me. But I felt that I needed a slightly better management app.

      Hence, I am currently looking for a perfect yet simple game inventory app. I could use the commercial Game Collector app. But the payment model is crap. Have to subscribe yearly and all those nonsense. Other than "Game Collector", I have yet or not seen other software that is dedicated to Game Collection. Of course there are other Database management software but most of them are overkill and hard to learn and setup.

      But I think these are important columns for your app.
      Code:
      Location
      Comments
      Completion Status
      User Defined Column 1 // Users can use it for whatever they want.
      User Defined Column 2 // Users can use it for whatever they want.
      I am just making some suggestion. You can take your time to add them if they are important to you.

      But I will be definitely keeping an eye on this app.

      Thanks Aldo.

    7. aldostools
      01-24-2014
      08:25 AM
      7

      Originally Posted by gingerbread
      I am just making some suggestion. You can take your time to add them if they are important to you.

      But I will be definitely keeping an eye on this app.

      Thanks Aldo.
      Thanks. I really appreciate them.

      I'll consider adding the following columns in a future build: Location, Tags (multiple columns with custom headers and user defined values for each)

      Location is very useful to locate games burned in CD/DVDs or stored in multiple external HDD/pendrives. (I use this in another app I made for myself)
      Comments can be part of the description field (So I prefer not include it)
      Completion Status/User Defined Columns would be covered with the Tags columns.

    8. aldostools
      01-25-2014
      09:59 AM
      8

      [MENTION=221155]gingerbread[/MENTION]
      I have uploaded a new build of the PS3 Games Database 1.6 with some of the features that you requested:
      - Added a "Location" field that can be used to label the volume where you have stored the game physically. e.g. Game X in DVD15, Game Y in HDD2
      - Added 5 customizable Tags fields that can be used to add more information. By default custom tags are: Genre, Rating, Status, Year, Custom. But these "tags" can be customized changing the names in tags.txt and the custom values in the text files found in the "tags" folder. The tags accept any value; the lists are only used to help entering the values faster.
      - Added scanning of ISOs via FTP (untested)

      The link to download the new version is the same.
      http://aldostools.org/ps3_games_database.rar

      IMPORTANT: You must save your existing database before adding new stuff,

    9. gingerbread
      01-25-2014
      06:27 PM
      9

      [MENTION=100038]aldostools[/MENTION] Thanks for the update! Really appreciate it.

    10. kenshindono
      03-16-2014
      12:41 PM
      10

      [MENTION=100038]aldostools[/MENTION] thanks for the update

      Man it would be nice to include UTF-8 support to the tools. Like for example JPN language support for details on certain games.

      Thank you