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PS3 Firmware 3.0 Full Changelog, Includes PS3 Slim Bootscreen

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282w ago - Now that Sony's PS3 Firmware 3.0 update is released, we have a full changelog available below to add to Sony's partial one.

Additionally, 51N15T3R has confirmed the new PS3 Slim Bootscreen is also included in PS3 Firmware 3.0 for old PS3 consoles too!

To quote: "That "PS3" logo startup is on 3.00 regardless if you have a slim or phat PS3. verified phat PS3s use new "PS3" logo as on slims."

PS3 Firmware 3.0 Changelog:

Multi-Audio - Audio can now be output to multiple connectors simultaneously. You can set this option under [Settings] > [Sound Settings] > [Audio Multi Output].
Video Content Playback - During Video content playback, you can now use the right stick to play content in slow playback, fast reverse, and fast forward.
Settings Descriptions - Now below each setting option under the Settings tab on the XMB, there is now a brief description in small font.
New Start Up Logo - Upon starting up your PS3, you will be greeted with the new 'PS3′ Logo.
Custom Remote Play Settings - Manually set a device (such as a PSP system) to be used for remote play.
"What's New" - The "Information Board" will be replaced with a "What's New" section, which allows you to enjoy interactive PlayStation news every time you start the PS3 system. Located under the PlayStation Network icon, "What's New" displays the latest and greatest game, video, PlayStation Network and PlayStation news and releases, as well as your recently played games, in a sleek, new animated format.
Status Indicator - In the top right corner we've added an indicator bar, which displays your user icon, friend icon, the number of friends you have online and a small message icon to let you know if you have any new messages. The indicator also includes a scrolling ticker that features the latest news from PlayStation Network. In addition, when you press the PS button, the battery life indicator will no longer cover up the clock.
Friends List - Now your PlayStation Network friends will appear in a slightly redesigned format on your Friends List. Also, messages will now be viewable from each of your friends' respective profiles.
PlayStation Store Shortcuts - We've added a handy shortcut icon to the PlayStation Store under both the Game and Video categories so you can access the latest content quickly and easily.
Personalization - Personalize your PS3 with new dynamic custom themes and avatars. Dynamic themes as well as free and premium avatars will be available through PlayStation Store. A dynamic theme takes your screen to a whole new level as it incorporates animated objects into the background.
Trophies - Showcasing your hard earned trophies just got better. Update 3.00 gives game developers the ability to modify how they display trophies for add-on content. Base and add-on game trophies will continue to be combined into a single list so you can see where you stand in a game as a whole. Within that list, trophies will be broken out into subcategories–base trophies and add-on trophies–that way, you can easily view the percentage of your base game trophy collection, and separately track your trophy progress in add-on packs. Look for this enhancement to be included in upcoming games.

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#14 - 51N15T3R - 282w ago
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Anyone know what type of file the new dynamic themes are? And does anyone have a direct file download of the free Africa theme? If not I guess I'll have to get out wireshark and get the direct download link myself

I'll post the direct download link to put on usb flash drives when I get around to it.

#13 - semitope - 282w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by mrgreaper View Post
there's no animated themes for us uk users premium or not (another case of sony leaving us ukers behind) but the default background has gone all sparkly i want my original startup sound back!

I just went through the process of getting a Jap account back up to download the Afrika theme. Its decent but the graphics are lacking (no aa). I was hoping for an ultra realistic looping CG background, not a rendered one.

Anyone ps3 should be able to register another region and download from their ps store. I personally have EU, Jap and USA (Main)

#12 - XaXaT - 282w ago
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Heya Guys..

Its the same for Singapore PSN as well... They are charging LBP dynamic theme for about SGD 2.99 i think....

The new interface looks interesting I just hope they wont be anyone saying how the new version bricked their systems..

#11 - mrgreaper - 282w ago
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there's no animated themes for us uk users premium or not (another case of sony leaving us ukers behind) but the default background has gone all sparkly i want my original startup sound back!

#10 - joseberrio - 282w ago
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the buddy list is terrible it looks conglomerated and way too busy i truly dont like it the status bar is pretty cool tho even tho i wish it didnt have that live bar thingy telling all kind of nonsense stuff... ehh i guess ill get used to it.

hehe btw am i the only one bothered with the fact that the fat ps3's are gettin the ps3 slim logo? or basically the new PS logo?

#9 - PS3 News - 282w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by semitope View Post
I knew that the new themes would be a source of income for them. Everyone will want to check it out. Is there a free theme just to check out the new functionality?

Yes, actually there is!

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The recent PS3 firmware update allowed for dynamic themes, but many gamers are a bit angry that the only one available is a LittleBigPlanet them that costs $3. Well if you wanted to check out one of these new awesome themes for free head on over to the Japanese PSN Store for the Africa theme and start downloading.

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Go to the Theme options under "Settings" on the XMB, and scroll down to the new Afrika one, and apply. Yes, the icons are white and get lost a little bit amongst the zebras, but you can use the Background settings to dial down the brightness a notch to make things easier to read. It's really, really impressive - the zebras are nicely animated, the grass moves in the wind, it's like having a real life safari park right inside your PS3. Well, it's not, but it's certainly cooler than Sackboy running ad infinitum on a little globe.

#8 - TKI - 282w ago
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Simply go into your music settings and change the output type to 48 khz instead of the upsampling option thats on there.. after that you should be able to listen to music and browse the xmb at the same time. cheers.

#7 - Chivafighter - 282w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by snowisawesome00 View Post
after updating, i can't listen to music and browse the xmb at the same time, when i press the home button it asks me if i want to stop playback!! WTF!! anyone else have this issue?

Yea i got that too. i think its part of the update that they decided to take off the function.

#6 - Ninjazin - 282w ago
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So guess this means the fat did not get Bravia Sync and that it indeed is a hardware and not software function....

#5 - snowisawesome00 - 282w ago
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after updating, i can't listen to music and browse the xmb at the same time, when i press the home button it asks me if i want to stop playback!! WTF!! anyone else have this issue?


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