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  1. #31
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    PS3 Multi Tools v8.5 By SvenGDK for Windows is Now Available

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    Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 8.5 with the changes outlined below.

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    Hi, I got finally time to release a new version of PS Multi Tools. The new version contains not really new functions but lets you customize and use it like you want.

    PS Multi Tools v8.5 Changelog:
    • Removed the PS Multi Tools Mainmenu to replace it completely with the PS Live Menu.
    • Complete cleanup (Removing unused things, cleaned unused code, ...)
    • Full PS Multi Tools and PS Live Menu translations for German, French, Luxembourgish, Português brasileiro*, Spanish* and Nederlands, other languages still need to be manually translated.
    • MyPS Advanced (Customize PS Multi Tools - Themes ... )
    • Realtime notifications (If I just updated something, I will let you know )
    • Replaced the black box on the console selection form to a new PS Multi Tools Quick-Setup

    *To use this language, please select it under MyPS->Additional PS Multi Tools Languages

    PS. Please report all errors via the Reporter in MyPS. Live Menu v6.5 released!

    Changelog v6.3 to v6.5:
    • New Updater released!
    • You can use the new updater under 'My Account' in MyPS Multi Tools
    • PS Multi Tools BETA v8.6 released! - Fixes graphical issues on Linux & OS X - Added Nederlands in MyPS Setup
    • You can fix missing translations under 'MyPS Multi Tools'

    PS3 Multi Tools v8.5 By SvenGDK for Windows is Now Available

    PS3 Multi Tools v8.5 By SvenGDK for Windows is Now Available

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    PS3 Multi Tools v9 By SvenGDK for Windows is Now Available

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    Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 9 with the changes detailed below.

    Download: [Register or Login to view links]

    PS Multi Tools v9 Changelog:
    • Added PARAM.SFO Editor
    • Added 2 more themes (BlueMoon, ComicColor)
    • Added MD5 Checker (Get MD5 of a file / Compare 2 files’s MD5 Hash / Check MD5 Hash with aldostools MD5-Database)
    • Opened PS Vita section
    • New Reporter (More features added)
    • New Offline Mode (Use PS Multi Tools offline – most features are disabled)
    • Other fixes (Translation fixes, missing setup languages, bad coding)

    What is PS Multi Tools?

    PS Multi Tools (previously PS3 Multi Tools) was designed to manage your PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups. It is able to load your PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups from a folder/memory stick (like GAMEZ, GAMES, ...) and reading the PARAM.SFO/SYSTEM.CNF file. You are also able to copy the PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups into an other HDD/Memory Stick.

    With PS Multi Tools you can:
    • Load PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups
    • Copy PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups to a HDD/Memory Stick
    • Format a HDD to FAT32 (any HDD size)
    • Sign PKG files
    • Patch LV2 for 4.21
    • Edit PARAM.SFO files
    • Decrypt/Sign EBOOTs up to 4.XX
    • Check the MD5 Hash of the downloaded file with aldostools MD5 database to see if it's the original file or a modified one
    • Browse the Sony Entertainment Store
    • Download the latest PC / PS3 Homebrew Applications, Official / Custom Firmwares, Emulators, Backup Managers, Downgrader Files ...
    • Customize PS Multi Tools via MyPS Multi Tools (Themes, Choose Language, Get BETA or RELEASE Updates, ...)
    • It has also a built-in PKG File Manager and FTP Manager.

    Latest PS Live Menu Changes:

    v7.5 to v7.6
    • PlayStation Live Stream will popup on PS Multi Tools start for the next 15 hours

    v7.0 to v7.5
    • PS Live Menu general improvements
    • All downloads will be organized into a subfolder called "DOWNLOADS"
    • Sign PKG File improved
    • EBOOT Kit improvements
    • EBOOT Database now available under Homebrews
    • multiMAN 04.20.00 BASE available
    • PS Multi Tools will now popup the official PlayStation Live Stream for the presentation of the PS4.

    On the bottom right you can change the language to:
    • English
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
    • Mandarin
    • French
    • Korean
    • Italian

    Update: XMBPCE: An XMB Emulator by SvenGDK has also been announced today. To quote:

    Hey, I want to show you a new project from me called XMBPCE which I started yesterday.

    What is the XMB (XrossMediaBar)?

    XMB is the graphical user interface of the PS3 & PSP.

    What can I do with this emulator?

    With this emulator you can use the graphical user interface of the PS3/PSP on your Windows PC. You can control it with the PS3 Controller.

    What has been done already?
    • XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
    • Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing)
    • Controller support: Done
    • Category browsing: Only “Games”
    • Starting games: Done
    • PlayStation Button Menu: Halfway done

    There are MANY features missing which will be added soon, this is only the first Alpha version …

    Here are some short videos about it:
    • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_4/ (New video, the game switch system isn't improved yet)
    • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_3/ (Of course it will be full screen on first beta release)
    • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_2/
    • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_5/
    • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_6/
    • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_7/
    • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_8/

    I hope I was able to wake your interest.

    Gallery
    • Pic #1: 85.31.189.150/xmbpce_setup.png
    • Pic #2: 85.31.189.150/xmbpce_setup_2.png

    From JonahUK: Extracted using RCOMage: [Register or Login to view links]

    All the RCO files are stored in \dev_flash\vsh\resource

    These were from a 3.55 backup I had on my PC, if you need anymore (any XMB cat etc.) just let me know.

    PS3 Multi Tools v9 By SvenGDK for Windows is Now Available

    PS3 Multi Tools v9 By SvenGDK for Windows is Now Available

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    XMBPCE v0.6.5 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

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    Following up on his initial announcement, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPCE v0.6.5 Beta which is a PC XMB clone with details below.

    Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

    To quote: Hi everyone! I'm proud to finally release the first Beta of XMBPCE.

    What is the XMB (XrossMediaBar)?

    XMB is the graphical user interface of the PS3 & PSP.

    What can I do with this emulator?

    With this emulator you can use the graphical user interface of the PS3/PSP on your Windows PC. You can control it with the PS3 Controller.

    What has been done already?

    Setup: Done
    Driver installation: Not done yet (REQUIRES MOTIONJOY DRIVER!)
    XMB Boot: Done
    Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing ...)
    Playstation Button Menu: Halfway done (NOT STABLE!)
    Controller support: Done

    Category browsing: "Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos" and "Pictures"

    Handling Game Discs: Done
    Handling Music Files: Done
    Handling Movie Files: Done
    Handling Image Files: Done

    Starting browser: Done
    Starting games: Done
    Starting Music Player: Done
    Starting Video Player: Done
    Starting Picture Viewer: Done

    Music Player: Done
    Video Player: Halfway done
    Picture Viewer: Halfway done

    Other informations

    DON'T forget to install the driver first AND click all SAVE Buttons to get no errors.

    Video: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE/

    Finally, from the Read Me file:

    XMBPCE v0.6.5 BETA

    XMBPCE is a free tool to emulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC.

    Developers/Testers/Other helpful people

    DEV: SvenGDK
    TESTERS: GregoryRasputin and harryoke
    OTHER: Cromon, LoboGuara, JonahUK and DEFAULTDNB

    What has been done already?

    Setup: Done
    Driver installation: Not done yet (Requires Motionjoy driver!)
    XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
    Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing)
    Playstation Button Menu: Halfway done
    Controller support: Done

    Category browsing: "Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos" and "Pictures"

    Handling Game Discs: Done
    Handling Music Files: Done
    Handling Movie Files: Done
    Handling Image Files: Done

    Starting browser: Done
    Starting games: Done
    Starting Music Player: Done
    Starting Video Player: Done
    Starting Picture Viewer: DOne

    Music Player: Done
    Video Player: Halfway done
    Picture Viewer: Halfway done

    There are some features missing which will be added soon ...

    Video & Music Player Controls

    L1 -> Volume up
    L2 -> Volume down
    Circle (O) -> Exit
    Triangle -> Open Control Panel (NOT WORKING YET)
    Cross (X) -> Execute selected control

    Picture Viewer Controls

    L1 -> Last picture
    R1 -> Next picture
    Circle (O) -> Exit
    Square -> Change picture format

    Note: XMBPCE will be renamed to XMBPC, and HERE are 2 new features coming in v0.7.

    Updates for XMBPC v0.7: Here's a quick preview of the new feature "Theme Changer (p3t)": 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE/XMBPC_01/

    Upcoming confirmed features:
    • New game covers (Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, ...)
    • Theme installer (Yes, p3t files compatibility)
    • Background downloader (Like on the PS3 with a speed indicator feature)
    • File browser for future things (You can control it with the controller and select your p3t theme from there)
    • Now loading game disc cover from ".\media\Covers", improves compatibility & speed
    • Other compatibility and speed improvements

    Things which will come later:
    • Emulators
    • REAL USE of the background downloader

    XMBPCE v0.6.5 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

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    PS3 Multi Tools v9 downloaded this program.. awesome thank you
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    XMBPCE v0.7 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

    Following up on his previous revision, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPCE v0.7 Beta followed by v0.7.2 which is a PC XMB clone with the changelog below.

    Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

    To quote: Changelog for XMBPCE v0.70:
    • New game covers (Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, ...)
    • You can now browse previous files, not only browse the next ones.
    • Theme installer (Yes, p3t files compatibility. TO INSTALL THEMES YOU NEED TO PLACE THE P3T FILE IN .mediaThemes)
    • Background downloader (Like on the PS3 with a speed indicator feature)
    • File browser for future things (You can control it with the controller and select your p3t theme from there)
    • Now loading game disc cover from “.mediaCovers”, improves compatibility & speed
    • New game handling system (PS Button should now work ingame)
    • Other compatibility and speed improvements

    Note: DON’T forget to install the driver first AND click ALL SAVE Buttons to get no errors

    From the ReadMe File: XMBPC v0.7 BETA

    XMBPC is a free tool to emulate/simulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC.

    Developers / Testers / Other helpful people

    DEV: SvenGDK
    TESTERS: GregoryRasputin and harryoke
    OTHER: Cromon, LoboGuara, JonahUK and DEFAULTDNB

    What has been done already?

    Setup: Done
    Driver installation: Not done yet (Requires Motionjoy driver!)
    XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
    Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing)
    Playstation Button Menu: Halfway done
    Controller support: Done (Bluetooth connection works also)

    Category browsing

    "Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos", "Pictures" and "Settings"

    Handling Game Discs: Done
    Handling Games itself: Done
    Handling Music Files: Done
    Handling Movie Files: Done
    Handling Image Files: Done
    Handling Downloads: Done

    Starting Browser: Done
    Starting Games: Done
    Starting Music Player: Done
    Starting Video Player: Done
    Starting Picture Viewer: DOne
    Download files: Done

    Music Player: Done
    Video Player: Halfway done
    Picture Viewer: Halfway done
    Downloader: Done

    There are some features missing which will be added soon...

    Video & Music Player Controls
    Code:
    L1           -> Volume up
    L2           -> Volume down
    Circle (O) -> Exit
    Triangle    -> Open Control Panel (NOT WORKING YET)
    Cross  (X) -> Execute selected control
    Picture Viewer Controls
    Code:
    L1            -> Last picture
    R1           -> Next picture
    Circle (O)  -> Exit
    Square     -> Change picture format
    Downloader Controls
    Code:
    Circle (O)  -> Cancel & Exit
    File Browser Controls
    Code:
    Up           -> Previous entry
    Down       -> Next entry
    Cross (X)  -> Select
    In-Game Controls
    Code:
    PS Button -> XMB Game Menu / Return to game
    XMBPC v0.7.2 Changelog:
    • Fixed BackgroundDownloader exit
    • You can now change your BackgroundImage when watching a picture and click
    • Updated controls (see README)
    • Removed the console

    XMBPCE v0.7 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

    XMBPCE v0.7 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

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    PS3 Multi Tools v10 By SvenGDK for Windows is Now Available

    Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 10 followed by v10.1 with the changes below.

    Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

    PS Multi Tools v10 Changelog:

    What is PS Multi Tools?
    • PS Multi Tools (previously PS3 Multi Tools) was designed to manage your PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups.
    • It is able to load your PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups from a folder/memory stick (like GAMEZ, GAMES, ...) and reading the PARAM.SFO/SYSTEM.CNF file.
    • You are also able to copy the PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups into an other HDD/Memory Stick.

    With PS Multi Tools you can:
    • Load PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups
    • Copy PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups to a HDD/Memory Stick
    • Format a HDD to FAT32 (any HDD size)
    • Sign PKG files
    • Patch LV2 for 4.21
    • Edit PARAM.SFO files
    • Decrypt/Sign EBOOTs up to 4.XX
    • Check the MD5 Hash of the downloaded file with aldostools MD5 database to see if it's the original file or a modified one
    • Download the latest PC / PS3 Homebrew Applications, Official / Custom Firmwares, Emulators, Backup Managers ...
    • Customize PS Multi Tools via MyPS Multi Tools (Themes, Choose Language, Get BETA or RELEASE Updates, ...)
    • It has also a built-in PKG File Manager and FTP Manager.
    • NEW: Convert PS1 games to PS3
    • NEW: PS2 Classics Tool

    Changelogs:
    • NEW Nature UI (Improvements, more effects, ...)
    • Added PS1 to PS3 converter
    • Added PS2 Classics
    • Updated old tools/homebrews
    • Added new tools/homebrews

    Please note:
    • All versions below v10 will not more work because of the new PS Live Menu
    • package_finalize.exe will hit your antivirus with a false positive, this does NOT mean that PS Multi Tools has a virus.

    If you want to use the PS Live Menu v10 in your tool please let me know, it's free and can be used in any .NET language.

    PS Multi Tools v10.1 Changelog:
    • Some texts should now be better readable
    • NEW PS2 feature: Easy PS2 SMB Setup (Screenshot)

    Newest updates:
    • Added PS3ITA 4.21 dex v.2.2
    • Updated Rogero CEX 4.40 v1.02 to v1.03
    • PS Multi Tools now loading 70% faster

    Update: As I said, a new possible release is not excluded I'm currently working on a complete rework of PS Multi Tools.

    Progress: 1/5

    Current changes on PS Multi Tools:
    - Each console/handheld has now its own tools library which gets automatically updated on each start (reduces program update frequency)

    Current PS2 Tools changes:
    - PS2 Games manager now also supports ISO files instead only unpacked games

    Current PS3 Tools changes:
    - ...

    Current PS4 Tools changes:
    - ...

    Current PSP Tools changes:
    - ...

    Current PSV Tools changes:
    - ...

    Update #2: A beta preview of PS Multi Tools v11 is now available. You can get newest PS Multi Tools v11 builds from here: luxdev.de/multitools/builds/

    Please check the README files!

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    XMBPCE v0.8 RC PS3 - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

    Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPC v0.8 RC followed by v0.8.1 and v0.8.2 which is a PC XMB clone with the changelog below.

    Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

    To quote: What is XMBPC?

    XMBPC is a free tool to emulate/simulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC. This allows a user to launch many forms of media from the simulated XMB on the PC. This will not emulate PS3 Games / Homebrew this is just a XMB clone.

    Changelog for v0.8 RC:

    Hi everyone, a new version of XMBPC is available! Changelogs from v0.7.2 BETA to v0.8 RC
    • Setup redesigned (Replaced XMBPCE to XMBPC ; Autofills the username ; Removed useless passwordbox ; Added PS2 ISO selector)
    • PS2 Emulator Integration “PS2Loader”
    • Recognizes PS2 Game Discs
    • Start PS2 Game Discs directly from XMBPC
    • Start PS2 ISOs directly from XMBPC
    • New subcategory under “Games” -> “PS2 Games” folder
    • PS Button Menu fixed (Now opens and closes correctly with autofocus on home)

    Other notes:
    • You can also update via System Update on XMBPC v0.7.1+
    • To use the PS2 Emulator you need to configure it first (CDVD -> cdvdGigaherz !) and add a BIOS file (I cannot provide one...).
    • DON’T forget to install the driver first to get no errors

    Bugtracker: 85.31.189.150/mantisbt-1.2.14/main_page.php

    From the ReadMe file:
    Code:
    XMBPC v0.8 RC
    
    XMBPC is a free tool to emulate/simulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC.
    
    Developers/Testers/Other helpful people
    
    DEV:     SvenGDK
    TESTERS: GregoryRasputin and harryoke
    OTHER:   Cromon, LoboGuara, JonahUK and DEFAULTDNB
    
    What has been done already?
    
    Setup: Done
    Driver installation: Not done yet (Requires Motionjoy driver!)
    XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
    Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing)
    Playstation Button Menu: Halfway done
    Controller support: Done (Bluetooth connection works also)
    PS2 Emulator integration: Done (Emulator by PCSX)
    
    Category browsing: "Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos", "Pictures" and "Settings"
    Subcategory browsing: "Games->PS2 Games Folder"
    
    Handling PC Game Discs: Done
    Handling PS2 Game Discs: Done
    Handling Games itself: Done
    Handling Music Files: Done
    Handling Movie Files: Done
    Handling Image Files: Done
    Handling Downloads: Done
    
    Starting Browser: Done
    Starting Games: Done
    Starting Music Player: Done
    Starting Video Player: Done
    Starting Picture Viewer: Done
    Download files: Done
    Starting PS2 Games: Done
    
    Music Player: Done
    Video Player: Halfway done
    Picture Viewer: Halfway done
    Downloader: Done
    Updater: Done
    PS2 Emulator Integration: Done
    
    There are some features missing which will be added soon ...
    
    Video & Music Player Controls
    
    L1           -> Volume up
    L2           -> Volume down
    Circle (O) -> Exit
    Triangle    -> Open Control Panel (NOT WORKING YET)
    Cross  (X) -> Execute selected control
    
    Picture Viewer Controls
    
    L1            -> Last picture
    R1           -> Next picture
    Circle (O)  -> Exit
    Square     -> Change picture format
    Triangle    -> Set as backgroundimage
    Cross  (X) -> Converts X to ENTER key (With this you can skip messageboxes etc.)
    
    Downloader Controls
    
    Circle (O)  -> Cancel & Exit
    Cross (X)  -> Converts X to ENTER key (With this you can skip messageboxes etc.)
    
    File Browser Controls
    
    Up           -> Previous entry
    Down       -> Next entry
    Cross (X)  -> Select
    
    In-Game Controls (PC GAME ONLY ATM)
    
    PS Button -> XMB Game Menu / Return to game
    XMBPC v0.8.1 System update will come out tonight. Update via XMBPC's "Check for Updates" after installing v0.8.0 above.

    XMBPC v0.8.1 Changelog:
    • Fixed: Settings menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: Pictures menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: Music menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: Video menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: Games menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: "PS2 Games" folder now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: You should not more receive errors when closing a game
    • Updated: PS Menu
    • Updated: XMBPC Background (I will check the animation problems again tonight...)

    XMBPC v0.8.2 Changelog:
    • Fixed: XMBPC should not more crash when trying to change the theme and there’s no theme in .\media\themes
    • Fixed: PS Menu Background now fullscreen (there was a graphical bug on the right)
    • Updated: “Check for updates” & “PS2 Games folder” icons will now change when changing the theme

    XMBPC v0.8.5 Changelog:
    • Fixed: PS2Loader did not start some games
    • Fixed: PS2Loader should now recognize ALL games
    • Fixed: Some graphical fixes on the Downloader
    • NEW: PS1Loader, you can now start PS1 Games directly from XMBPC (.BIN FORMAT ONLY!!!).
    • NEW: Now recognizes PS1 Game Discs (But they are not working yet, only manually)
    • Updated: “PS2 Games” folder renamed to “PS2/PS1 Games”, PS1 & PS2 games will be shown there
    • Other stability fixes

    XMBPC v0.8.8 Changelog:
    • PS2Loader: Disc supported improved, now recognizes really all games
    • PS1Loader: Disc supported also improved, now recognizes all games
    • Updated: Cross/Square/Circle buttons
    • Added: Clock and notifications (Upper right)
    • Other minor fixes

    XMBPC v0.8.9 Changelog:
    • XMBPC now fullscreen
    • ISO support for PS2 & PS1 games improved
    • Other minor fixes

    XMBPCE v0.8 RC PS3 - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

    XMBPCE v0.8 RC PS3 - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

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    XMBPC v0.9 RC PS3 - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Now Updated

    Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPC v0.9 RC which is a PC XMB (Xcross Media Bar) clone with the changelog below.

    Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

    To quote: Complete Changelog from v0.8 to v0.9:
    • Fixed: Settings menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: Pictures menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: Music menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: Video menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: Games menu now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: "PS2 Games" folder now closes correctly when starting something
    • Fixed: You should not more receive errors when closing a game
    • Updated: PS Menu
    • Updated: XMBPC Background (I will check the animation problems again tonight...)
    • Fixed: XMBPC should not more crash when trying to change the theme and there's no theme in .\media\themes
    • Fixed: PS Menu Background now fullscreen (there was a graphical bug on the right)
    • Updated: "Check for updates" & "PS2 Games folder" icons will now change when changing the theme
    • Fixed: PS2Loader did not start some games
    • Fixed: PS2Loader should now recognize ALL games
    • Fixed: Some graphical fixes on the Downloader
    • NEW: PS1Loader, you can now start PS1 Games directly from XMBPC (.BIN FORMAT ONLY!!!).
    • NEW: Now recognizes PS1 Game Discs (But they are not working yet, only manually)
    • Updated: "PS2 Games" folder renamed to "PS2/PS1 Games", PS1 & PS2 games will be shown there
    • NEW: Troubleshooting for new users
    • PS2Loader: Disc supported improved, now recognizes really all games
    • PS1Loader: Disc supported also improved, now recognizes all games
    • Updated: Cross/Square/Circle buttons
    • Added: Clock and notifications (Upper right)
    • Fixes: Other minor fixes
    • Updated:XMBPC now fullscreen
    • PSLoaders: ISO support for PS2 & PS1 games improved
    • Fixed: Some XMB browsing issues
    • NEW: PSPLoader, you can now add ONLY .cso psp games (it uses less space and is fully compatible)
    • Updated: "PS1 & PS2 Games" folder renamed to "PS1, PS2 & PSP Games"
    • Updated: Setup improved (only allows adding the right type of files)

    Other notes:
    • Update from v0.8.X not recommended, always use a new stable release like this one
    • To use the PS2 Emulator you need to configure it first (CDVD -> cdvdGigaherz !) and add a BIOS file (I cannot provide one).
    • DON’T forget to install the driver first to get no errors

    From the ReadMe File:
    Code:
    XMBPC v0.9.0 RC
    
    XMBPC is a free tool to emulate/simulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC.
    
    Developers/Testers/Other helpful people
    
    DEV:     SvenGDK
    TESTERS: GregoryRasputin and harryoke
    OTHER:   Cromon, LoboGuara, JonahUK and DEFAULTDNB
    
    What has been done already?
    
    Setup: Done
    Driver installation: Not done yet (Requires Motionjoy driver!)
    XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
    Graphical user interface: Almost done (Animated background still missing)
    Playstation Button Menu: Almost done
    Controller support: Done (Bluetooth connection works also)
    PS2 Emulator integration: Done (Emulator by PCSX)
    PS1 Emulator integration: Halfway done (Emulator by EPSXE)
    PS1 Emulator integration: Done (Emulator by PPSSPP)
    XMB Clock: Halfway done
    
    Category browsing: "Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos", "Pictures" and "Settings"
    Subcategory browsing: "Games->PS1, PS2 & PSP Games"
    
    Handling PC Game Discs: Done
    Handling PS2 Game Discs: Done
    Handling PS1 Game Discs: Done
    Handling Games itself: Done
    Handling Music Files: Done
    Handling Movie Files: Done
    Handling Image Files: Done
    Handling Downloads: Done
    
    Starting Browser: Done
    Starting Games: Done
    Starting Music Player: Done
    Starting Video Player: Done
    Starting Picture Viewer: Done
    Download files: Done
    Starting PS2 Games: Done
    Starting PS1 Games: Halfway Done
    Starting PS1 Games: Done
    
    Music Player: Done
    Video Player: Halfway done
    Picture Viewer: Halfway done
    Downloader: Done
    Updater: Done
    PS2 Emulator Integration: Done
    PS1 Emulator Integration: Done
    PSP Emulator Integration: Done
    
    Video & Music Player Controls
    
    L1           -> Volume up
    L2           -> Volume down
    Circle (O) -> Exit
    Triangle    -> Open Control Panel (NOT WORKING YET)
    Cross  (X) -> Execute selected control
    
    Picture Viewer Controls
    
    L1            -> Last picture
    R1           -> Next picture
    Circle (O)  -> Exit
    Square     -> Change picture format
    Triangle    -> Set as backgroundimage
    Cross  (X) -> Converts X to ENTER key (With this you can skip messageboxes etc.)
    
    Downloader Controls
    
    Circle (O)  -> Cancel & Exit
    Cross (X)  -> Converts X to ENTER key (With this you can skip messageboxes etc.)
    
    File Browser Controls
    
    Up           -> Previous entry
    Down       -> Next entry
    Cross (X)  -> Select
    
    In-Game Controls (PC, PS2 and PS1)
    
    PS Button -> XMB Game Menu / Return to game
    
    Bug Tracker
    
    85.31.189.150/mantisbt-1.2.14/main_page.php
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    XMBPC v0.9.2 PS3 - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Now Updated

    Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPC v0.9.2 followed by XMBPC v0.9.5 RC, v0.9.7.1, v0.9.8, v0.9.9, v1 and more which is a PC XMB (Xcross Media Bar) clone with the changelog below.

    Download: XMBPC v0.9.2 PS3 (Update via Application) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

    To quote: What is XMBPC?

    XMB is a cloned XMB interface that is on the PSP / PS3 main menu. This app mimics the XMB interface (not the system) for use on your PC. So you have the ability to manage all your Videos, Music, Pictures. Just as you would on those Sony Devices but now on a PC.

    This even has support for using a PS3 Controller as well. The developer along the way has also added support for some Emulators / Games to launch directly from the XMB. Among many other additions to improve the handling of media on your PC threw this XMB interface.

    Recent Changelogs:

    XMBPC v0.9.5 RC will come soon with some new features!
    • XMBPC Network (XMBPC Network: network.luxdev.de)
    • XMBPC Network new video preview (Login & Add a friend): Created by SvenGDK (luxdev.de/XMBPCE/XMBPC_05/)
    • Automated driver installation (Installs Motioninjoy DRIVER ONLY)

    XMBPC System Update v0.9.2 available! Update via "Check for updates" on XMBPC.

    Changelogs:
    • Added Internet Browser (First PUBLIC TEST - not done yet but usable)
    • Other minor fixes

    XMBPC System Update v0.9.1 released! You can update via "Check for updates" in XMBPC.
    • NEW: Deutsch & Français language (can be selected on the Toolbox or on a new setup)
    • NEW: XMBPC Toolkit v1 (XMBPC_Toolkit.exe):
    • Change media folders
    • Add more games
    • Install drivers (LATER)
    • Reset XMBPC

    XMBPC Changelogs from v0.9 to v0.9.5:

    XMBPC Network:
    • Create a XMBPC Network account
    • Login with your XMBPCN or MyPS account
    • Add friends to XMBPC (Limited to 3 ATM)
    • See who's online
    • Update your status

    XMBPC Toolkit v1.5 (XMBPC Toolkit.exe):
    • Change media folders
    • Add more games
    • Install drivers
    • Change language
    • Reset XMBPC

    Driver installation (Motioninjoy driver will be installed aut. INFO: NO DS3 TOOL):
    • Can be installed on a new setup
    • Can be installed via the XMBPC Toolbox v1.5

    Languages:
    • French / Français
    • German / Deutsch
    • Spanish / Espagnol
    • Luxembourgish / Letzebuergesch

    Added Internet Browser (First PUBLIC TEST - not done yet but usable):
    • XMB Category Label (Shows Users/Settings/Photo/Music/Video/Game/Network/Friends)
    • Show controller help (Select+Start / L3+R3)
    • When you change the background it will be saved as long as you change it to another one
    • 96 new pc game covers
    • Some fixes

    Other notes:
    • Always use a new stable release
    • To use the PS1 & PS2 Emulator you need to configure it first (PS2: CDVD -> cdvdGigaherz !) and add a BIOS file.
    • To add PSP/PS1/PS2 games you need to select the correct filter on the setup 85.31.189.150/setupnew.png (multiselect works)

    Updates since v0.9.5 release:

    XMBPC System Update v0.9.6 released:
    • HOTFIX: XMBPC now boots up with any selected language (Only English worked)

    XMBPC System Update v0.9.7 released:
    • Commandline Switches (/default ; /about ; /xbox) (Via cmd or XMBPC Toolbox GUI)
    • /default will start XMBPC directly without setup with default values (MediaPaths = Desktop ; Language = English ; Username = PC Username ; Games = None)
    • /about shows a messagebox about XMBPC
    • /xbox will skip the "Press the PS button to continue" on the setup and lets you use XMBPC with a XBOX controller
    • Setup optimized
    • Some crash fixes

    XMBPC System Update v0.9.7.1 released:
    • XMBPC Network optimizations & stability improvements

    XMBPC System Update v0.9.8 released:
    • Stability improvements on browsing games, musics, videos and pictures (You will maybe see no difference but the browsing system got completely changed and throws normally no more error exceptions)
    • Fixed: Volume adjustment now works on the music & video player
    • Fixed: When you exit the internet browser, XMB should get reactivated now
    • Added: YouTube can now directly be started under "Video"

    XMBPC System Update v0.9.9 released:
    • Added Keyboard support (Controller still needed until v1 is released!)
    • Mappings luxdev.de/XMBPCE/KEYBOARD%20CONTROLS.txt
    Code:
    XMB Main Controls
    
    LEFT = Move Left
    RIGHT = Move Right
    UP = Move Up
    DOWN = Move Down
    ENTER = X
    U = Update Status
    WINDOWS = PS Button
    
    Internet Browser Controls
    
    LEFT = Move Left
    RIGHT = Move Right
    UP = Move Up
    DOWN = Move Down
    BACKSPACE = Go Back
    SHIFT = Go Forward
    F9 = Open URL Box
    F8 = Open Control Panel
    ESC = Close
    
    Music Player Controls
    
    U = Open Control Panel
    LEFT = Move in Control Panel Left
    RIGHT = Move in Control Panel Right
    UP = Move in Control Panel Up
    DOWN = Move in Control Panel Down
    ESC = Close
    H = Volume Up
    N = Volume Down
    ENTER = PLAY/PAUSE
    
    Video Player Controls
    
    ESC = Close
    H = Volume Up
    N = Volume Down
    
    Picture Viewer Controls
    
    U = Set As Background
    ESC = Close
    ENTER = Confirm
    LEFT = Last Picture
    RIGHT = Next Picture
    S = Change Image Layout
    XMBPC Changelogs from v0.9.5 to v1:
    • Added: YouTube can now directly be started under “Video”
    • Added: Keyboard support (No more controller required)
    • Mappings [Register or Login to view links]
    • Added: Steam support (Just choose your game shortcuts NOT .EXE)
    • Commandline Switches (/default ; /about ; /xbox) (Via cmd or XMBPC Toolbox GUI)
    • /default will start XMBPC directly without setup with default values (MediaPaths = Desktop ; Language = English ; Username = PC Username ; Games = None)
    • /about shows a messagebox about XMBPC
    • (/xbox will skip the “Press the PS button to continue” on the setup and lets you use XMBPC with a XBOX controller – USELESS SINCE KEYBOARD SUPPORT)
    • Updated: You don’t need more to enter the pc games’s names
    • Updated: Setup optimized
    • Stability: XMBPC Network optimizations & stability improvements
    • Stability: Improvements on browsing games, musics, videos and pictures (You will maybe see no difference but the browsing system got completely changed)
    • Fixed: Volume adjustment now works on the music & video player
    • Fixed: When you exit the internet browser, XMB should get reactivated now
    • Fixed: Random crashes
    • Fixed: XMBPC now boots up with any selected language (Only English worked)

    Notes:
    • Always use a new stable release
    • To use the PS1 & PS2 Emulator you need to configure it first (PS2: CDVD -> cdvdGigaherz !) and add a BIOS file.
    • To add PSP/PS1/PS2 games you need to select the correct filter on the setup (multiselect works)

    XMBPC System Update v1.0.2 released:

    Changelogs v1.0.1 to v1.0.2:
    • More improvements in browsing the XMB
    • ADDED: a poweroff button under "Home", you don't need more to open the PS Menu
    • IMPORTANT: To use the PS Button on the keyboard you have to press "Home" on your keyboard NOT MORE the windows key.

    XMBPC System Update v1.0.3 released:

    Changelogs v1.0.2 to v1.0.3:
    • Background updated. (By Senzune at deviant art)
    • When starting a game you will see a new gamestart video.
    • Transitions 30% done, only the categories "User" & "Settings" have transitions for now, there is currently a bug with other transitions.
    • After logging in into XMBPC Network your status will automatically updated to "Online".
    • Fixed: When adding a pc game with no "ProductName" property you will get no more exceptions
    • Other fixes & improvements

    XMBPC System Update v1.0.4 released:

    IMPORTANT & HUGE UPDATE - PLEASE UPDATE - Please report any issues with the new features.

    Changelog v1.0.3 to v1.0.4:
    • Added Retro Games support (GBA, GBC, SEGA, NES, SNES)
    • Games Differentiation (Playstation & Retro Games)
    • Setup improvements & fixes
    • Other fixes

    XMBPC Toolbox also updated to v2.2:
    • You can now add Retro Games
    • When adding a PC Game without "ProductName" property you will get no more exceptions

    XMBPC System Update v1.0.5 released:

    Please update to this STABLE version. This will be the last update pkg which contains the new "Retro Games" feature of v1.0.4 due the large size of the update pkg.

    Changelogs v1.0.4 to v1.0.5:
    • Stability improvements
    • System Fixes
    • Graphical issues fixes
    • (XMBPC Store - Already visible under "Network" but cannot be used)

    Changelogs from v1 to v1.0.5b:
    • Added: RetroLauncher (NES, SNES, GBA, GBC, SEGA Roms Support)
    • Added: Poweroff button under “Home”, you don’t need more to open the PS Menu
    • Added: When starting a game you will see a new gamestart video
    • Added: Transitions 30% done, only the categories “User” & “Settings” have transitions for now, there is currently a bug with other transitions
    • Added: XMBPC Store (Not working – Will be available with later updates)
    • Updated: Background (By Senzune at deviant art)
    • Updated: After logging in into XMBPC Network your status will automatically updated to “Online”
    • Improved: Startup speed (When starting XMBPC after the Setup)
    • Improved: XMB browsing (You can not more browse to non existing items) (You will maybe see no difference but the browsing system got completely changed)
    • Improved: Games Differentiation (Playstation & Retro Games)
    • Improved: Setup
    • Fixed: When adding a pc game with no “ProductName” property you will get no more exceptions
    • Fixed: When you try to change a theme but there’s no one in .mediathemes then you will get no more exceptions
    • Fixes: Alot of improvements in loading music covers and video thumbnails (If you see no video thumbnails just browse your videos or restart XMBPC and they will be shown, there is still something do to …)
    • IMPORTANT: To use the PS Button on the keyboard you have to press “Home” on your keyboard NOT MORE the Windows key.

    XMBPC Toolbox also updated to v2.2:
    • Added: You can now add Steam games
    • Added: You can now add Retro games
    • Fixed: When adding a PC Game without “ProductName” property you will get no more exceptions

    NOTES:
    • Always use a new stable release
    • To use the PS1 & PS2 Emulator you need to configure it first (PS2: CDVD -> cdvdGigaherz !) and add a BIOS file.
    • To add PSP/PS1/PS2 games you need to select the correct filter on the setup: 85.31.189.150/setupnew.png (multiselect works)

    XMBPC System Update v1.0.6 released:

    Changelog:
    • XMBPC Store now open
    • Download NES, SNES, GBA, GBC & SEGA (Megadrive...) Roms
    • Install the game directly in XMBPC after downloading
    • Notifications - Get System Update notifications (Info: This feature will be extended with future updates)

    XMBPC System Update v1.0.8 released:

    Changelogs from v1.0.7 to v1.0.8:
    • Added "Radios" under "Music" - You can now listen to a radio station and which plays in the background of XMBPC. (On the provided Web site you have to pause the flash player and click on "stand alone player"!!) - Play/Stop from everywhere in XMBPC - Controls: (R+S) OR (L1+R1) to stop and (R+P) OR (L1+R1) to replay the last radio station
    • Added XMB-Style Dialogs - All XMBPC Network dialogs are not done yet because there much more things to get this working.
    • Standard wallpaper changed again to improve speed and text visibility
    • Other small fixes

    XMBPC v0.9.2 PS3 - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Now Updated

    XMBPC v0.9.2 PS3 - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Now Updated

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    XMBPC Toolbox v2 - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Now Updated

    Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPC Toolbox v2 which is a PC XMB (Xcross Media Bar) clone with the changes outlined below.

    Download: [Register or Login to view links]

    To quote: XMBPC Toolbox v2 released!

    Just replace the file with the old one.

    Changelog:
    • GUI changes
    • Check for any possible updates (XMBPC, Emulators, etc.)

    Upcoming Features:

    Here's a list of upcoming features for XMBPC in the next weeks:
    • Full Keyboard support (v1)
    • Steam support (v1)
    • More media folders (v1.0.X)
    • XMB Transitions & other effects (v1.0.X)
    • Installer and Downloader options (v1.0.X)

    These features of v1 are already available:
    • Languages (Français, Deutsch, Espagnol & Letzebuergesch)
    • YouTube (Can be directly started under "Video")
    • Webbrowser
    • XMBPC Toolbox v2

    XMBPC System Update v1.0.1 released.

    Changelogs v1 to v1.0.1:
    • Improved startup speed (When starting XMBPC after the Setup)
    • Improved XMB browsing (You can not more browse to non existing items)
    • When you try to change a theme but there's no one in .\media\themes then you will get no more exceptions
    • A lot of improvements in loading music covers and video thumbnails (If you see no video thumbnails just browse your videos or restart XMBPC and they will be shown, there is still something do to ...)

    XMBPC Toolkit updated too.

    Changelogs v2 to v2.1:
    • You can now add more Steam games via the toolbox like on the XMBPC Setup
    • Other improvements

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