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Apollo Save Tool (PS3)

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Apollo Save Tool (PS3)

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Apollo Save Tool is an application to manage save-game files on the PlayStation 3.

The apollo-ps3 homebrew app allows to download, unlock, patch and resign save-game files directly on your PS3.


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Setup instructions

No special setup is needed. Just download the latest apollo-ps3.pkg package and install it on your PlayStation 3. On first run, the application will detect and setup the required user settings.


Using the application is simple and straight-forward:


Online Database

The application also provides direct access to the Apollo online database of save-game files for PlayStation 3 games. These usually offer additional features such as completed games that can save you many hours of playing.

Currently, the list of available games and files is limited, but the project aims to add more save-games shared by the community.

Note: Downloaded save files must be resigned using Apollo before loading them in your games.


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  1. Where I can get a save-game for XYZ game?

    You can check sites like, and GameFAQs. Also, searching on Google might help.

  2. I have a save-game file that I want to share. How can I upload it?

    If you have a save file that is not currently available on the Online Database and want to share it, please check this link for instructions.

  3. Why is it called Apollo?

    Apollo was the twin brother of Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Since this project was born using the Artemis-GUI codebase, I decided to respect that heritage by calling it Apollo.



You need to have installed:

Run make to create a release build. After that, run make pkg to create a .pkg install file.

You can also set the PS3LOAD environment variable to the PS3 IP address: export PS3LOAD=tcp:x.x.x.x. This will allow you to use make run and send apollo-ps3.self directly to the PS3Load listener.

To enable debug logging, build Apollo Save Tool with make DEBUGLOG=1. The application will send debug messages to UDP multicast address To receive them you can use socat on your computer:

$ socat udp4-recv:30000,ip-add-membership= -


apollo-ps3 is released under the MIT License.