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How to Patch an ISO With a PPF File

Started by Eternal, December 08, 2012, 01:55:48 pm

Eternal

December 08, 2012, 01:55:48 pm Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 09:57:13 am by Nyzer
Systems: PSX, PSP

This tutorial assumes that you'll be trying to patch an .iso/.bin/.img file with a .ppf file. If you aren't, please disregard this tutorial.

What you'll need:

1) A FFT .iso/.bin/.img (we cannot provide you with one- Google is your friend)
2) PPF-o-Matic, which can be found here.
3) A .ppf file.

I have all those things! What do I do now!?

First, make a copy of your clean FFT .iso/.bin/.img. ALWAYS KEEP A CLEAN BACKUP ISO! And NEVER patch an already patched ISO. Always patch clean.

Once you have two copies of your .iso/.bin/.img file, you'll need to open PPF-o-Matic. Once PPF-o-Matic is opened, you should see a screen similar to the one pictured below.



Now, click the little disk icon next to .iso/.bin/.img file. This will bring up a menu to select an .iso/.bin/.img. Select your clean .iso/.bin/.img.

Next, click the disk icon next to Patch, and select the .ppf file.

Once you've done both of those steps, hit Apply to patch the .iso/.bin/.img. Note that the patching process may take a while. If it still hasn't finished patching after five minutes or so, stop PPF-o-Matic and try repatching.

Hope this helps!
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yasko

ok im fairly new to this my self and i have a .bin file how would i patch that? is there a program for patching .bin files or what about... would i convert the .bin to iso then patch it... then convert the iso back to a .bin hmm would it still be patched ohhh im so confused--- help

Elric

.bin .img .iso are all the same thing

you can use this tutorial for any of them. Eternal should've mentioned that...
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Eternal

  • Modding version: PSX & WotL
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savantopus

I have the .fftpatch and the clean ISO, how to change the fftpatch into a ppf?
  • Modding version: PSX
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Eternal

You patch the ISO with the .fftpatch using the FFT Patcher. From there, you create the .ppf using PPF Studio, which is covered in another tutorial.
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savantopus

Ok thank you for the reply. I am now watching the video by Xiphanie (incorrect spelling probly) and following her instructions but when I attempt to change the bytecount using HxD hex editor it gives an error: Out of memory. Fix? Thanks
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exix

I know this topic is old, but i am just now looking into trying out this game. just so I am sure i am doing the right thing. I take an existing fft .iso and patch in the journey of the 5 ppf. using ppf o matic. then i run the iso on my emulator?

Elric

Correct, just make sure the image is clean, no patches or expansions through Shishi and it should work fine
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exix

Thank You. Now to get my iso file and give it a whirl. By the way the game looks great! cant wait to get into it

Kira Hokuten

Hi! I tried to patch my FFT .iso file took me about less than 10 secs, and I tried to play it on my android phone with PPSSPP but it says corrupted file, or I can only play it in PSX emu?

Angel

WotL = PSP (but we host like... one WotL patch here, so I'd assume that isn't what you're trying to accomplish)
FFT = PSX (nearly every single one of the patches we host here are for real FFT, not that WotL abomination)
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Elric

Correct, if it's a PSX patch you need to play it on a PSX or PSX emulator.
You can't patch a PSX patch to a PSP ISO.

likewise

A PSP patch much be played on  PSP or PSP Emulator
You can't patch a PSP patch to a PSX ISO.
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alphawolf

January 31, 2015, 05:31:49 am #13 Last Edit: January 31, 2015, 02:27:32 pm by Elric
I had to do 1 more step (PC Windows7)

1. Download ECM Converter
2. Take Original FFT .bin .ecm and convert to .iso
3. Then Patch with JOTF

Now it works ;)

Elric

This is only applicable if you have a ROM that is in ESM form, of which most people don't. Since that means it was downloaded somewhere rather than ripped yourself.
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Angel

Correct. ECM is a form of compression used to archive disc images. Much like 7-zip, it isn't playable in most emulators.
  • Modding version: PSX
* Angel should quit being a lazy bitch
<@Elric> I agree to that as well

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dragobobbio

I've downloaded the original FFT which runs perfectly with the ePSXe. Then I patch it in less than two minutes and there seems to be no problem. Once I run the patched version of Journey of the 5 my emulator window goes black, there aren't any error messages but the game simply doesn't run. What am I missing?

Jumza

Could be your version of ePSXe, which one are you using? (This forum usually recommends using a different psx emulator, so you could try that as well)
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Elric

Make sure its not in ECM format. If its not, then there is a issue with the image file and you'll need to get another one.

Try the emulator pSX aka PSXFin. See if that helps.
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Xujints

So, today I downloaded the Rar file and extracted it to get the ppf file and attempted to patch my .bin with it and play the game, but whenever I try to load it using PSX, it says that it cannot read the CD-rom. Can anyone please explain what the problem is?