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218w ago - Today Hermes has relased a port of the classic PC games Heretic & Hexen for PS3 JailBreak homebrew users. The included .pkg file is the front end of both the games, but due to copyrights the game files are not included.

Download: PS3 Heretic and Hexen Homebrew Ports

The quote from Hermes post on Spanish Web site Elotrolado (linked above), roughly transleted by me with help from babelfish:


In order to celebrate that PSL1GHT already beginning to have a good foundation and with the addition of the PS3 Soundlib that allows it to reproduce up to 16 voices of sound, I have ported two classic games from the PC to PS3 that make use of multiple effects: The games Heretic and Hexen.

In order for them, to work they require wads HERETIC.WAD and HEXEN.WAD respectively (shareware or full retail will work, in capital letters and with that name) that must be copied in the directory of the EBOOT.BIN, within the folder " heretic" and " hexen" respectively, on a USB device. When starting the game, if it has been installed in hard disk (by means of PKG) the option to press CIRCLE to copy the content of the folders " heretic" or " hexen" from device USB to the installation folder of the game.

Also, I have added vibration to the controller: when you receive damage, vibration activates strong, but when it is an enemy who receives the damage you will notice, it in the form of smaller vibration. Perhaps this last one is not very realistic since it is well if we are what we are inflicting the damage short-distance, but long-distance not as much and that to say that the controler vibrates when is currando the tiny beasts among them. Nevertheless I have left, it in so that sometimes it serves to let you know that you have a few fierce ones around and so that it turns out useful to know that truly, your ammunition is doing damage. (everything is not pure and hard realism)

I have verified over HDMI which I test (that excludes 1080P) to deal with to look for the visible area of screen and use a routine that re scales a screen " virtual" to the final format. The problem is that the drawn area of the screen in PS3, is placed outside the visible area of your monitor/screen and that requires adjustments that I have done on the basis of my screen and not if in some other, can give problems or not, or if with some other resolution it requires new adjustments (a thing is that a slight edge is seen the right for example and another one is that directly, things are not seen that would have to appear). One distinguishes between 4:3 and 16:9

The install instructions translated from the included readme.txt


There are two ways for install:

1) By PKG. On this occasion, copy the folder content "pkg" on the root's directory of the USB device and "Install Package Files" on the PS3

2) By SELF. On this occasion, copy "homebrew" on the root's directory of the USB device and load the applications with the "Open Manager" or another homebrew loader.

Heretic requires the file HERETIC.WAD that can be copied to the same folder as the EBOOT.BIN (/dev_hdd0/game/HERETIC01/USRDIR or /dev_usbX/homebrew/Heretic) or on a USB device after making the folder called "heretic" and copying HERETIC.WAD (/dev_usb/heretic/HERETIC.WAD)

The filename MUST be ONLY uppercase letters.

For quick copying of the files, there is an utility when starting the game: on the license's screen you can press Circle button if you want to copy the content from dev_usb/heretic to the location of the game in the hard disk (/dev_hdd0/game/HERETIC01/USRDIR)

You can use a FTP program for copy HERETIC.WAD too.

For the HEXEN files its similar to the previous method, but this time, its required HEXEN.WAD that must be copied to /dev_usb/hexen (for all the installations) or /dev_usb/homebrew/Hexen (Open Manager) or to /dev_hdd0/game/HEXEN0001/USRDIR (HDD).

And you can copy on the license's screen the content of /dev_usb/hexen to /dev_hdd0/game/HEXEN0001/USRDIR pressing CIRCLE button


At any time you can press START button for open the help screen (the game is paused at this time). The help screen show the game controls and pause the game.

With SELECT button you can enter on the Main menu. The another buttons are these:


Left Stick: Moving back and forward on side-scrolling
Right Stick: Look up /down flip left/right
L2 button: Run
R2 button: Shoot
X button: Change weapon
CIRCLE button: Open/Close doors
SQUARE button: Use item selected
TRIANGLE button: ON / OFF map
L1/ R1 button: Choose Item
Left/Right (PAD) -> Decrease / Increase Map
Up / Down (PAD): Fly (it require an item)
Hold L2 and press CIRCLE: Stop flying
SELECT button: Game Main Menu
START button: Help Screen


Left Stick: Moving back and forward on side-scrolling
Right Stick: Look up /down flip left/right
L2 button: Run
R2 button: Shoot
X button: Jump
CIRCLE button: Open/Close doors
SQUARE button: Use item selected
TRIANGLE button: ON / OFF map
L1/ R1 button: Choose Item
Left/Up/Right/Down (PAD): Change between weapons (1, 2, 3, 4)
Hold L2 + Left/Right (PAD) -> Decrease / Increase Map
Hold L2 + Up/down (PAD): Fly (it require an item)
Hold L2 and press CIRCLE: Stop flying
SELECT button: Game Main Menu
START button: Help Screen


The two games allow you to also do the following cheats:

Press START button and on the help screen, press L1 five times until the screen changes color

Hold R1 and press Up (PAD): All Weapons
Hold R1 and press Right (PAD): God mode on/off
Hold R1 and press Down (PAD): Full Health
Hold R1 and press Left (PAD): All keys
Hold R1 and press Triangle: Brings you all items

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#63 - tableturner - 218w ago
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i couldn't get it to work either, then i switched to pl3psn 3.50 spoof dev, and added in image files for the bins. so what helped, not positive, assuming was payload but buh.. ntsc machine, fired up a euro copy of medal of honor ok. some glitches with sound but it ran. we are spoiled with the games today. talk about pixelation.

#62 - Mantagtj - 218w ago
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PL3 with PAL PS3,
ext. HDD 80 gig
works fine now!

PAL GTA 1 - 60 FPS+ (fast) - No Music but SFX
PAL Pandemonium - Black Screen & Fast Music -Not Working
NTSC Resident Evil BLACK SCREEN - Maybe cus mine is a PAL machine?

#61 - Frago - 218w ago
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Guys i make a guide for those who can't yet play and they have black screen here is the link:

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#60 - aj792 - 218w ago
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my setup:

60GB launch (U.S.)
hermes 3.50 spoof
external 1TB HDD (with folders residing on the root of the HDD)
capped the scph1001.bin to SCPH1001.bin

wasn't working at first but now it is! tested Castelvania SOTN (flawless)

#59 - Steelman1 - 218w ago
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Anyone have a sound in Metal Gear Solid?

#58 - Fusseltuch - 218w ago
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Here you have the SCPH7502-BIOS which is PAL Hope it'll solve the problems.

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#57 - Beaps73 - 218w ago
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Used hermesv4b spoofed firmware & it never worked. Then tried using hermesv4b non-spoofed firmware and it worked!

Turned off the console, went to load it again black screen and it dont work?

Tried rebooting and starting over about 10 times still dont work, over for this version I think. I will wait till one comes out that is more stable.

Good work to the Dev team though....

#56 - Fusseltuch - 218w ago
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See that's MAYBE the problem, because the attached BIOS in the first post should be NTSC, iirc. Maybe i can attach a PAL-Version

#55 - FMAranda - 218w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by solrac1974 View Post
Great news! Who needs GT5? Let's play GT1 and GT2, if you get a little drunk they will look almost the same!

LMAO! haha
Quote Originally Posted by djdavedoc View Post
Must be the payload we are using. Tried this on my 60GB PS3 running 3.41 and using my PIC18XXF USB Board. Using Hermes v4b with PSN (doesn't work) and it black screens even when taking the PIC Board out and putting the USB HDD in. I have the correct directory Structure and BIOS file but it black screens and doesnt look like its even trying to read from my USB HDD. Nice idea though...

I have the same board as you, try to flash it with PL3 PSN DEV that has the peek and poke. I tried the latest Hermes V4B Spoof 3.50 and it worked fine too, but PL3 DEV should work for you.

#54 - Mantagtj - 218w ago
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Mine is PAL and its Black Screen Hermes 4b Minmus V1.


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