PS4 Release: PKGRipper 2.2
Developer enriquesomolinos has released PKGRipper 2.2, a tool that lets you significantly shrink the size of your PS4 pkg files, by removing unneeded files.
What is PKGRipper for PS4?
(From the readme)
PKGRipper allows you to remove contents from your own backups of PS4 games (Pkg files). One important thing is PkgRipper use patches. This files contains the files that are not necesary in the pkg file and can be trimmer to zero bytes without problems SAVING HDD SPACE!! (F1 2020 drops more than 20GB) . The program detects the patch file that can be applied directly and gives you the oportunity to select what patch you want to apply. Think that one patch file can contain several patches due to the updates that this game can have. For example: a game with a base version 01.00 and to updates 01.01, 01.02 can have 4 different patches.
- One for the pkg 01.00 for removing duplicated content from the version 01.01
- One for the pkg 01.00 for removing duplicated content from the version 01.02
- One for the update pkg 01.01 for removing duplicated content from the version 01.02
- One for the update pkg 01.02 for removing content from the version 01.02
For this reason the program will always asks the user to say which is the update you have. To see how to create these patches go https://github.com/enriquesomolinos/pkgripper-patches
In other words, this is not a “clever” tool that detects magically which files to remove, you will have to tell it through some configuration files. Although the tool creator made several config files already for multiple games, help from the users will be needed to add more config files for multiple games