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MGO2 Official Firmware Tutorial

Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:12 pm

Use New Method If You Don't Want To Format Your PS3 - Sep 2020
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MGO2 OFW Tutorial - July 2017

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YOU MAKE GAME ID HERE = https://savemgo.com/grid/signup
Table of Contents
I. Requirements
II. Flashdrive Setup
III. Restore Backup
IV. Notes

OFW Downloads
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MGS4 North America:
Direct Link
Torrent

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MGS4 Europe:
Direct Link
Torrent

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MGS4 Japan:
Direct Link
Torrent

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MGO Japan:
Direct Link
Torrent

I. Requirements

To follow this guide, you will need the following:
* A "normal" PS3, which has PSN access
* A disc with MGO data on it (Original, Greatest Hits, or Platinum MGS4, or Japan MGO), newer discs will not work (25th, Legacy), and neither does the Digital Version
* A flashdrive with around 4GB of free space, formatted as FAT32
* A computer (this guide covers Windows 10)

Please note, you will lose 99% of the data on your PS3.
You can backup/restore any of your game saves to/from a flashdrive, and redownload any games you've purchased in the Store.
If you wish to keep all of your data, you will need to wait for a future tutorial.
If you have money to burn, you could also buy a new PS3.

You can check if your flash drive is formatted as FAT32 by right-clicking on it, and clicking on Properties.
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If your flashdrive isn't formatted as FAT32, then it will need to be formatted.
Keep in mind that you will lose all data on your flash drive once you do this. Be sure to copy anything you need off of it.
Be sure to double-check what you are formatting, otherwise you could risk losing data!
You can follow the guide here: http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/ ... ws-10.html.


II. Flashdrive Setup

Download the backup, and put it on your flashdrive.

a. Download the backup corresponding to your game disc (not necessarily the region that you live in).
It is preferred that you use the torrent. It will be faster if there is anyone seeding. If not, it will download from the site.
Otherwise, you can use the direct link if you aren't familiar with torrents.

b. Extract the backup archive, and copy the PS3 folder to your flashdrive.
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c. Remove your flashdrive from your computer, and plug it in to your PS3.


III. Restore Backup

Restore the backup from your flashdrive.

a. In the XMB, go to System Settings, then Backup Utility.
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b. Choose Restore, then Yes.
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You may get a warning about copy-protected data not getting restored. Ignore it.

c. After the Restore, start up the game and let it install the game data.
You may get a warning about corrupted game data at this point, ignore it.
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d. Please note: NEVER DELETE THE GAME DATA!
If you delete the game data, you will lose access to MGO, and will need to Restore the backup once again.
If you have the "Game Data is Corrupted" issue in the future, please check Notes.

d. At this point, you can start up Metal Gear Online as normal.
If you're missing the MGO menu option, or the MGO data was deleted by the game, you have newer disc. You will need to get an older disc (check Requirements).

e. Enjoy.


V. Notes

If you start the game up and it tells you that the "Game Data is Corrupted", it can usually be fixed without much effort.
Quit the Game, re-start up the game. Once you get to the Save Data Notice screen (with Continue X in the bottom-right), quit the game.
Start the game back up and run everything normally. The error should go away.
If you still have the error, then try to go in to Recovery Mode on your PS3. Be careful! Choose Restore File System, and see if that fixes your issues.
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Re: MGO2 Official Firmware Tutorial

Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:05 am

MGO2 Zero Tutorial - Sep 2020


Read the video description or this tutorial for links and info.
Note: Please instead go to http://mgo2.savemgo.com/zero .


Original tutorial was written by Gantonio865.

YOU MAKE GAME ID HERE = https://savemgo.com/grid/signup

Table of Contents
I. Requirements
II. Flashdrive Setup
II. HFW Installation
III. Game Installation
IV. Notes

HFW Download
Direct Link

I. Requirements

To follow this guide, you will need the following:
* A "normal" PS3, which has PSN access, on FW 4.86 or earlier
* A disc with MGO data on it (Original, Greatest Hits, or Platinum MGS4, or Japan MGO), newer discs will not work (25th, Legacy), and neither does the Digital Version
* A flashdrive with around 200MB of free space, formatted as FAT32
* A computer (this guide covers Windows 10)

You can check if your flash drive is formatted as FAT32 by right-clicking on it, and clicking on Properties.
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If your flashdrive isn't formatted as FAT32, then it will need to be formatted.
Keep in mind that you will lose all data on your flash drive once you do this. Be sure to copy anything you need off of it.
Be sure to double-check what you are formatting, otherwise you could risk losing data!
You can follow the guide here: http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/ ... ws-10.html.


II. Flashdrive Setup

Download the HFW firmware, and put it on your flashdrive.

a. Download the latest HFW firmware from the downloads section.

b. Create a new folder named PS3. Go into that folder. Inside that folder, create a new folder named UPDATE.

c. Make sure file extensions are shown (not hidden) in your file viewer. In Windows Explorer, click on View at the top of the window. On the right side in the section labeled Show/hide, make sure File name extensions is checked.

d. Copy the HFW firmware that you just downloaded to the UPDATE folder. Rename it to PS3UPDAT.PUP. There is NO LETTER E.

e. Remove your flashdrive from your computer, and plug it in to your PS3.


III. HFW Installation

Install the HFW firmware from your flashdrive.

a. In the XMB, go to the Settings column, and select System Update.

b. Select Update via storage media. You should see HFW in the name of this firmware. If no firmware is detected, then you may have named the file incorrectly. If not, you may not be on FAT32. If that's not it either, you might need to use a different flashdrive (older/cheaper ones work best for the PS3).

c. If you can't install the firmware this way, then go into Recovery Mode on your PS3, and install it there.

e. Install the firmware twice. This ensures everything on the PS3 is fully updated and has no issues.


IV. Game Installation

Check your disc, install MGO, and patch the game files.

a. Put your MGO-compatible disc into the PS3.

b. In the XMB, go to the Network column, and select Internet Browser.

c. Press Start to open the URL prompt. Do not press Triangle and use the browser menu, or you will do an Internet Search, and it will not work! Go to http://mgo2.savemgo.com/zero . Be sure to type it in exactly like that!

e. When the application is ready, press Check Disc. This will make sure that your disc actually has MGO data. If it does not, you will need to get a disc that does, or follow the CFW guide with CFW or HEN. If you get an error about the firmware, you did not install the correct HFW firmware and need to install it again.

f. Now start MGO or MGS4 from the disc. If you are prompted for the MGS4 2.00 update, decline it. You should see MGO in the menu. Start it! If you do not see MGO in the MGS4 menu, then you have the 2.00 update installed, and will need to uninstall it. Your old MGS4 2.00 saves will unfortunately no longer work. In the XMB, go to the Game column, select Game Data Utility, and delete the MGS4 Game Data. Now start the game again, decline the 2.00 update, and you should see MGO in the menu.

g. Let the game install the MGO 1.00 game data. Once you get to the title screen, hold the PS Button, and Quit Game.

h. Go to the internet browser and go to the same URL in step C. Select your MGO/MGS4 disc region in the top-left, and press Install 1.01. When that's done, start MGO again. You should no longer see the prompt for the MGS4 2.00 update. When you get to the MGO title screen, you should be on Version 1.01.

i. Start the game and accept the TOS. You should be prompted to install Version 1.36. Select HTTP Download and watch something on Netflix or smoke for the next hour or so. Once the data has been downloaded, press X to install it. This takes about 10 minutes. After the install, Quit Game and start again.

j. Congratulations! You should now be on Version 1.36! You will be prompted to download the latest game updates in the future.

h. Please note: NEVER DELETE THE GAME DATA!
If you delete the game data, you will lose access to MGO, and will need to follow this guide again, if possible on your firmware.
If you have the "Game Data is Corrupted" issue in the future, please check Notes.


V. Notes

If you start the game up and it tells you that the "Game Data is Corrupted", it can usually be fixed without much effort.
Quit the Game, re-start up the game. Once you get to the Save Data Notice screen (with Continue X in the bottom-right), quit the game.
Start the game back up and run everything normally. The error should go away.
If you still have the error, then try to go in to Recovery Mode on your PS3. Be careful! Choose Restore File System, and see if that fixes your issues.


What is "Zero"?

a. zero-mgo2 is an application made to install MGO2 without having to install Custom Firmware on your PS3.

b. There are 4 controls here at the top of the screen.

Game: This selects your game data folder for your disc. MGS4 NA, MGS4 EU, MGS4 JP, and MGO JP are the options here. Make sure this matches your disc!

Check Disc: Checks your disc to make sure it has MGO data on it. (25th anniversary and Legacy Collection discs do not work, remember!)

Install 1.01: Installs the 1.01 update on your MGO game data. If it worked, it should say "Install complete!"

Delete Patch Lock: If you get stuck on an MGO game update, you can select this to let you redownload the update.

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