The official PS3 USA v1.11 Firmware Update
is now available online, and the changelog only states: [ Account management ] was added
. However, many have already reported that the Web browser speed has also appeared to increase in this revision as well! Update: Isamu966
just let us know in the PS3 Chat
Forum that PS3 Firmware v1.11
is now available to download through the PS3
's Update menu item. No official
word yet on what the changes are for v1.11
, but check our New PS3 firmware 1.11 available!
thread for the latest
Last night CJPC
was doing some simple experimentation on his PS3
and here are a few interesting (but most-likely useless) things he discovered:
As pictured at the right, you can edit/customize the ICON0.PNG and PARAM.SFO file to whatever picture and text you wish. This is done via any Paint application and http://www.winhex.com via Windows, and then just transfer the files (they should be in a directory something like ps3\savedata\BCUS98107_PROFILE
) to the root of a USB jumpdrive or similar device and plug it into your PS3
to view them through the PS3
Saved Data Utility. CJPC
also was able to successfully download and install some data from the official
PLAYSTATION Store by grabbing the URLs using a common Network Sniffer. For those interested, the files are contained in a PKG format file (likely encrypted) and the PS3
unpacks and installs it in realtime. The Store link is https://store.np.ac.playstation.net/
but it is not yet available (you'll receive an error at this time if you try to login to access it that way).
Next up, in PS3
iSO news Jurai
has let us know in iRC EFNet #PS3News
of a new
release today, specificially http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/ has made available their Yellow Dog Linux 5.0- optimized for PS3
. The image name is yellowdog-5.0-phoenix-20061127-PS3.iso
(3.3GB in size), and for those interested the image MD5 hash is: bdf212ff7e022c41c06fb3a574fb0d1d. For those interested, a nice
PDF Yellow Dog Linux 5.0 Installation Guide For PS3
is available from our Homebrew PS3 Utilities
section. The software itself is now available for a pricetag of $90 (which includes a 6 month subscription to their on-line service) directly from http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/, or completely free from them if you don't mind waiting a month to get it. Of course most will likely find it on their favorite P2P network within the next few days we suspect.
In other PS3
news today, similar to the previous AdvanceMAME .106 Binary For PS3
release a SCUMMVM v0.9.1 Binary For PS3
is now available for download. For those who don't know, ScummVM is an implementation of the SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) engine used in various Lucas Arts games such as Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle.
In PSP news today, suloku
has shared with us a 2.71 Kernel AutoBoot Plug-In PRX Mod For 2.71 SE-C For PSP
today. This basically allows users to auto-boot into a 271 kernel application instead of a 1.5 kernel one for those wondering. TheGame1594
released a Justice League Heroes (USA) 754MB PSP RipKit
today for those interested.
We also received some PSP Evolve Face Plate Kits
from http://www.divineo.net over the weekend. Those interested can check them out as follows for only $14.99 each: http://www.divineo.com/cgi-bin/div-us/zz-psp-evocc.html, http://www.divineo.com/cgi-bin/div-us/zz-psp-cow.html, and http://www.divineo.com/cgi-bin/div-us/zz-psp-leop.html. If time permits, we will post a review on them soon courtesy of one of our PS3News Staffers
Finally, some belated Wii
news today... apparently the Virtual Console has been circumvented, and Stryker
has released a F-Zero SNES VC Wii
(Google, we don't allow these files here) saved channel. Cool news for Wii
owners indeed, and please use our Wii Virtual Console Saved Channels thread!
in the Wii / NDS / GameCube Chat
Forum for related discussion. Props to eternal
for smacking us in the back of the head with this news... hopefully other Members can help keep the News Posters up to date on further Wii
developments from now on- enjoy! :??