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Open Source PS3 Toolchain Development Begins

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215w ago - The first version of an open source toolchain for PS3 is available today courtesy of ooPo, meaning a possibility to create PlayStation 3 hombrew without requiring the Sony SDK.

Download: Open Source PS3 Toolchain

From the included ReadMe file:

What does this do?

This program will automatically build and install a compiler and other tools used in the creation of homebrew software for the Sony PlayStation 3 videogame system.

How do I use it?

1) Set up your environment by installing the following software:

autoconf, automake, bison, flex, gcc, make, makeinfo, patch, subversion, wget

2) Add the following to your login script:

export PS3DEV=/usr/local/ps3dev
export PATH=$PATH:$PS3DEV/bin
export PATH=$PATH:$PS3DEV/ppu/bin
export PATH=$PATH:$PS3DEV/spu/bin

3) Run the toolchain script:


Where do I go from here?

Visit the following sites to learn more:


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GrandpaHomer's Avatar
#7 - GrandpaHomer - 215w ago
Quote Originally Posted by mossopinc View Post
said it before and will again... XBMC.

Well - it works already - under Linux indeed

SwordOfWar's Avatar
#6 - SwordOfWar - 215w ago
Quote Originally Posted by mossopinc View Post
said it before and will again... XBMC.

Is that just used for playing extra types of video/audio media?

I don't see what the huge deal is when you can play pretty much any media on the PS3 using PS3 Media Server.

I'd still love the XBMC, But PS3 Media Server is a pretty solid and convenient solution also, especially if you already download a lot of media to the PC running the PS3 Media Server.

This is great news on the Toolchain. It should help many developers create PS3 homebrew once this is more advanced and matured.

darkdroid's Avatar
#5 - darkdroid - 215w ago
Is there anyway to load .elf files on PS3 with the jailbreak yet? I'd like to be able to load my PS2 games from external hdd.

mossopinc's Avatar
#4 - mossopinc - 215w ago
said it before and will again... XBMC.

NoZart's Avatar
#3 - NoZart - 215w ago
As long as it is something like the emulators from x-port, i am just fine with the mundane

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