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209w ago - Today NZHawk has shared on his blog (linked above) what he calls a little find, specifically how to place PS3 apps into different PlayStation 3 XMB categories.

To quote: "Well I was talking to DarkHacker about param.sfo files and that. He asked me to try changing the CATAGORY string to 'HM' and see what it did.

It made the package install under the PlayStation Network catagory on the XMB. DarkHacker and I then worked out the rest of the catagories that its possible to install and run hombrew applications to the XMB, and found them all except Users, Settings and Friends (which all seem to be filled with the XML files in the VSH flash folder).

String / Category
HM / Playstation Network
CB / Network
HG / Game
AV / Video
AM / Music
AP / Photo

I thought this was quite interesting, and would be great if we could add a Hombrew catagory to the xmb and make all hombrew apps install under it to make some hombrew standard, much like the wii has. (Also has anyone though about making a database of hombrew Title IDs to keep track?)

Oh, and its possible to change this location after install via application settings."

Thanks to PSGroove for the news tip and to Jes03 for posting this a few days ago HERE!

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vstace's Avatar
#13 - vstace - 209w ago
Speaking of this, is there a simple way to reorder the icons in the game tab?

It's getting to be a pain to scroll down twenty items to get to MultiMan.

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#12 - cfwprophet - 209w ago
Yea true but any way nice to see that other peoples also trieng to do something. I was lazy the last days but this and some other things give me a reason to work the next hours to finally do what others try to do.

Maybe some one will beat me?

rijk's Avatar
#11 - rijk - 209w ago
tbh with you guys i believe cfwprophet posted his findings on editing XML files like WEEKS ago. So nothing new there...

if you want to give credit do so but get your facts straight.


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#10 - PS3 News - 209w ago
Quote Originally Posted by NZHawk View Post
I have added you to my original blog post explaining what happened. Hope this clears things up, and you keep posting your suggestions!

And +Rep for NZHawk also... now let's all hold hands and sing "We Are the World."

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#9 - hacked2123 - 209w ago
Jes03, I saw this and was like...wait, this wasn't something 'tested' the other day... it was definitive from you in the MFW thread.

At least they aren't posted in the same order, I can definitely imagine they reinvented the wheel on this one by themselves. At least its not something huge like decrypting a master key...

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