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CFW App Permits Loading PC Mods for Oblivion and Fallout 3 |

Remember how we reported that Portal 2 will make the innovative step of allowing mods built on the PC to be imported to the PS3 and 360 versions of the game? Perhaps inspired by this idea, independent developers have created a jailbreak/custom firmware application that allows one to import Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3 mods from the PC to the PS3. This is important news, as mods are one of the main reasons that people buy titles on the PC in preference to a console. Also, this is one of the first exciting applications to come out of the CFW world, which has hitherto been devoted to giddy “Hello, world” apps; ports of emulators for older consoles; and, of course, game backups (which may permit illegal copying and distribution of software). Check out the video demonstration [edit: video removed] of Oblivion mod loading or read the news item. Note: does not recommend use of CFW: Not only is it a violation of the PS3 EULA, but CFW users face possible banning measures by Sony, as we recently reported.

  • While I agree that mods are one reason to buy a game for the PC, I have to point out that it is a very small niche crowd that is affected by this yearning. Despite being vastly superior in every way and being more readily available in peoples homes, PC sales still fall immensly short of console sales 99% of the time.

    With that said, I would be slightly egregious to down play the first positive notion of PS3 CFW and especially one of this caliber.

    There are two things I’d like to point out about this though.

    1. Portal will not be the first to do this. Unreal Tournament on PS3 supplied a conversion tool that allowed for PC mods to be used directly on the PS3.

    2. Anyone that says if CFW like options are released officially, it will slow down the hacking community from exploiting a system is wrong at this point.

  • Also your video is no longer available.

  • Ace

    Just Cause 2 is another game i saw that is possible to mod on ps3.

  • Finally something decent from homebrew. Hopefully Sony will take note and try bring some new things to the PS3 been awhile since there been a decent update

  • Oly


    Just Cause 2 is another game i saw that is possible to mod on ps3.  


    ooohhh.. nice.. this is def the type of stuff I would use.. but for now I don’t want to take the risk of being banned…