Help:Validating PlayStation 3 game dumps

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Validating Blu-ray disc games

To check if your disc was dumped correctly:

  1. Go to Jonny's IRD Library.
  2. Download the PS3-ISO-Rebuilder v1.0.4.1.
  3. Find the IRD file corresponding to your game. Easiest way is to search for the Game ID of your game (On Google Chrome, you must right-click the Download button and select Save link as... to download the IRD file). Do not use the IRDs from different Game IDs as it will result in false positives. If your Game ID lacks an IRD file, then you CANNOT use this verification method.
  4. Extract and run the PS3-ISO-Rebuilder tool.
  5. Go to Open -> JB Folder and select the game folder (this is the folder that contains PS3_GAME folder, PS3_DISC.SFB and optionally the PS3_UPDATE folder).
  6. Go to Open -> IRD and select the IRD you downloaded for your game.
  7. Wait until all files are checked. Ignore any prompts you see relating to PS3UPDAT.PUP file. That file is not relevant.
  8. Once checked, see the lower left corner for the results. All files must show up as valid (green) and the counter for invalid, missing and not required should be 0 (PS3UPDAT.PUP might appear as missing which is normal). If you have any other file invalid or missing, then your game dump is corrupted and you need to redump the disc.

Validating PSN games

To check if your PKG was dumped correctly, you can use PsnPkgCheck tool. Simply drag packages and/or folders you want to check, and look for all green ok in the Checksum column.