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When I edit the icon.sys the spaces are messed up

This occurs with both PS2 Save Builder and mcIconSysGen as detailed:

The correct shift-JIS spacing character for PS2 saves is 0x8140 (as used by real games), not 0x823F (used by mcIconSysGen) or 0x8100 (used by ps2save-builder).

(source: dlanor at www.ps2-scene.org forums)

After editing/creating an icon.sys file open it up in a hex editor and alter the shift-JIS as needed before saving and adding/updating to a save.


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  1. Shooter
    Posted April 13, 2018 at 10:25 | Permalink

    Why I d’ont see the files extract .PSV folder in PS2 Save Builder ?

  2. Posted April 14, 2018 at 15:47 | Permalink

    PS2 Save Builder was released a few years before PSV files came about and doesn’t support them. PSV Exporter allows you to extract the contents of PSV files which you can then add by hand to PS2 Save Builder. If you’re having some trouble with the process get in touch via the ‘Contact Us‘ form and we’ll see what we can do to help.

  3. nanami999
    Posted December 15, 2018 at 23:12 | Permalink

    Ps2 save builder doesn’t seem to work with windows 10. Any alternative please ? 🙂

  4. Posted December 15, 2018 at 23:16 | Permalink

    Try running it in compatibility mode.

  5. Hotshot
    Posted December 27, 2018 at 16:11 | Permalink

    Try Windows XP(Service Pack 2) in compatibility mode.It worked for me.I have Windows 10.

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