Friday, January 31, 2014

How to Resolve the BLANK Issue with Bruteforce Save Data


Lately, there have been reports of people having pesky troubles resigning PS3 game saves to their profile using Bruteforce Save Data, the main culprit being the dreaded BLANK they receive when they attempt to setup a PARAM.SFO template.

Keep in mind that getting BLANK doesn't essentially equate to failure. Some games do not mind game saves with a BLANK profile. To them, it just means that game save has no attached owner and they will allow you to save over it just fine and dandy. Other times however, games will reject game saves with a BLANK profile. The only way to tell for sure is to simply test the game save.

So what if the game does mind, and it really needs an appropriate profile (16 digit ID) attached to it? Well, lately all I have been telling people with this problem is to keep trying different game saves until you get one without BLANK. However, that doesn't work a lot of times. I have been searching around the internet to answers of why BLANK occurs and even e-mailed the software author about it (with no response). That is until, I finally believe I solved the mystery!

What you basically need to do is to simply tie a PSN/SEN account to your PS3 user account and log into it.

That's it! That will generate that magic 16 digit ID for you on your game saves. After you logged into your PSN/SEN account, make sure you create a new game save or save over a current one.

After you transferred the game save to a USB drive and configured your PARAM.SFO profile once, you can then continue to use that saved profile configuration on the rest of your game saves you need to resign. After that, it is your choice to continue to log into PSN/SEN on your PS3 or just stay offline.

I have tested with success on a brand new PS3 user account. The PS3 will continue to create BLANK game saves until I created a PSN/SEN account, log into it and then save the game.

Hopefully, this helps answers the continuous messages I am receiving about this issue!

7 comments:

  1. (What you basically need to do is to simply tie a PSN/SEN account to your PS3 user account and log into it.)

    um what do u mean by that &
    how do you do that i don't get it. i'm sorry if i make it more complicate sorry again

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  2. It mean make a new account and new PSN Id right?

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  4. I used to have this issue aswell. But I have a different problem, for example if i want to resign a Kingdom Hearts save, that is resigned to another user, whilst all my configurations are correct, it just does not want to change the profile ID at all. Any idea what's up with that? When i try to resign it with KG's save resigner it resigns without a problem but i get an error when i load the save. I've been trying for a few hours now and i'm already losing my mind :p

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  5. This is a load of shit. I've not only used my original PSN account. I've made a new PSN account and it's still coming up Blank.

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  6. This is a load of shit. I've not only used my original PSN account. I've made a new PSN account and it's still coming up Blank.

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  7. The profile been BLANK simply means that the save game supposedly will work on any PS3 console if nothing else checksum?

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