one thing before I start:
can I play this game without a DEX console?
NO! It is signed for 3.7x
why do I need a tutorial to play a game? I already know how to do this!
No you don't...this game is different.
So...what makes this game so different? It's got an 'PS3_EXTRA' folder which contains pkg files for all the games on the disk. The disk just acts like a launcher, and the games install as pkg files to your internal hard drive just like any other psn game...the difference is the disk is the key to launching these games, so it must be mounted for the games to play.
Why is there no update pkg needed for this game?
Because the individual pkg games each serve as their own "update" to the game...cool, huh? Install only one of the psn pkg games and it runs independently as long as the game is mounted with bdemu ;)
Building the image file:
Ok, so...with that out of the way, let's get started, shall we??
First, download this app by andbey0nd called genGP3. Extract it to a folder on your pc...anywhere you'd like :)
Next, open the main folder for the extracted ps3 game and find the folder titled PS3_GAME. Drag it on top of the genGP3 icon.
a command window opens, will tell you it saved a file, and closes automatically a few seconds later.
Go back to that ps3_game folder, open it, and find the .gp3 file....drag it to your desktop.
DO NOT LEAVE IT IN THE GAME FOLDER!!
open ps3gen, click file>open project and navigate to this gp3 file...double click it.
now click build, and select the bdemu image partition you want to write the game to.
Debug package files:
each pkg file MUST be manually installed for its respective game to work...that's just the nature of the beast.
***these are dex-converted pkg files!! I've already done the work for you with this game. This is very important to make games with this file-structure work!! If you're using this method to get another game with a similar file-structure working, please ensure you convert the pkg files for that game to dex!
The ones you install will work. The ones you don't install won't work...they operate independently! Install only what you want!
How to play the games:
Update your console to 4.20 dex firmware (or anything 3.70+ really)
Select your journey image partition as your default bdemu partition, then plug in the bdemu usb drive, restart the console and it will be mounted...DO NOT RUN THE GAME FROM THE DISK ICON OR /APP_HOME!!
scroll to your psn games list, select the game you wish to play, and it will load just as if it's a psn game...the bdemu image is basically a key to make the games run...they will give you an error if you try running them without the game mounted!!!
Enjoy the games...there are quite a few on here, and some are exclusives, from what I can tell :)
kas1m...I borrowed the bulk of his instructions from here and made it a little easier to follow