Originally Posted by nowayout
I want to be able to use my ICO saves on the new game. I don't know why I want this really, other than to be able to sit back, sigh contentedly and say, 'Awesome'. SotC I can understand not working because I had the NTSC version but ICO was PAL, and these games are PAL ports so, PS3, Y U NO accept my gamesaves? I tried ftping in the 10 GAME.00x files from the ps2 save to the ps3, copying over the hd collection ones but the game won't load em.
So, has anyone else tried this? Has anyone got it working? Any hexediting wizardry we can attempt? Does anyone care?
Fast answer: Bad idea that you even thought it would work. Start a new savegame.
Long answer: There is absolutelly no way to do that. You went too far saying about regional stuff and advanced stuff when you completelly skipped the fact that savegames are not crossplatform (something everybody knows) and this is something that WON'T get fixed because:
1. The databases are completelly different, the PS2 game and the PS3 game share nearly to nothing in common.
2. Even if it would, Hex editing wouldnt help. PS2 and PS3 savegames use different endianesses which are data completely unable to convert between one and the other. Without the program knowing exactly what it's doing it would simply cause the data to be garbage/unusable. (Small Endian/Big Endian)
3. You cannot spawn an SFO file for the savegame out of nowhere, only the games with their specialy written code can create one.
4. The data that PS2 saves inside the savegame and the data that the PS3 saves inside the savegame are completelly different. (Like date/life/ammo/# of saves or whatever)
It's not like converting a PSX savegame to work on a PSP or a PSOne emulator...
The game is a remake/enhanced port.
It's like trying to convert a savegame of the Original Resident Evil 1 for the PSOne to a savegame of the Resident Evil Remake for the Gamecube.