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Guide: How to Place PS3 Apps into Different XMB Categories


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196w 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
AT / TV

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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#8 - NZHawk - 196w ago
Thanks

His blog post is today where my post was 2 days ago.
As its the same I guess he read what I said and wanted to steal the idea for himself and get all the credit.

This has happened to me a few times now. Either I will stop suggesting things or I will post about it everywhere so I get the credit I deserve.
Hey mate!

If I saw that comment I wouldn't have even posted it on my blog, like I said me and DarkHacker were messing around and found it out too. Looks like you beat us to it. Just an unlucky coincidence with the way it looks! I hate drama in the scene as much as most, and don't want to make a big deal about this! I have added you to my original blog post explaining what happened. Hope this clears things up, and you keep posting your suggestions!

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#7 - elser1 - 196w ago
thats a bit low eh jes03..

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#6 - Jes03 - 196w ago
Thanks

His blog post is today where my post was 2 days ago.
As its the same I guess he read what I said and wanted to steal the idea for himself and get all the credit.

This has happened to me a few times now. Either I will stop suggesting things or I will post about it everywhere so I get the credit I deserve.

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#5 - PS3 News - 196w ago
Wow, that is a "coincidence" to say the least heh.

I already Rep'd you for that post, but I will +Rep you for pointing it out now here as well.

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#4 - Jes03 - 196w ago
This is a direct steal of what I said the other day.

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Would've been nice if I got credit for it.

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