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126w ago - Following up on the previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer [Register or Login to view links] has updated PS3 Color Logo Creator to v2.50 Beta followed by versions 2.51 and 2.511 with the changes outlined below.

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v2.50 Changes:

  • UI has changed.
  • Shouldn't have packing errors anymore.
  • Does fine if file-size of logo changes.
  • No hex-editing.
  • There are no more arguments.
  • Like prior versions of PCLCV2, (should) creates/extracts all required files.
  • CS5 extended instead of CS4.

Not implemented:

  • Detects when Photoshop is finished extracting (will add in soon).
  • Save preview (will add in soon).
  • Have not added Code Rebug's Coldboot installer (will add in soon).

v2.51 Changes:

  • Detects when Photoshop is extracting and when its finished extracting.
  • Save preview image during coldboot packing process, saved in the Coldboot folder.
  • Code Rebug's Coldboot installer will be extracted to the same location as the application.

Update: Finished up and implemented the missing things. Version is 2.51.

This version is a slight mod of version 2.51. Instead of Photoshop I have replaced it with GIMP 2.6, DDS plugin is included. For now I will say use with care since I have not figured out what settings need to be set in GIMP to create a successful coldboot, if anything stay away from this version unless you want to test.

I am looking at 2 potential alternatives for Photoshop. One being the one found in this version and the other is Paint.Net.

IF YOU ARE TESTING:

My PS3 is unfortunately not functional and so I want to take this time to request testers. Testers need to keep in mind that installing a messed up coldboot cannot perma-brick your PS3. Testers also must know before hand that if the system does hang or seem to be in a brick state that
they should be ready to reinstall the firmware.

Testers goal is to find a working setting while saving that will create a working coldboot and report it.

ProTip: it is one of the DXT5 options.
Protip2: use save as and not save to get to the different settings that need to be tested.

Changes:

  • Replaced bundled Photoshop with gimp 2.6 portable (added dds plugin).
  • Kind of stupid of me but added a close button in the help menu.
  • Changed the browse window to browse to any editor and not just Photoshop.exe

Future plans:

  • Update help menu with editing/saving information.
  • Fix the issue of not loading preview image on slow computers (maybe sometime soon)
  • Get a Paint.Net variant version (maybe)
  • Add simple preset animations ex: scroll in from left/right/top/bottom (possibly sooner then later)
  • UI changes (eventually going to happen)










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#4 - Shabang22 - 184w ago
FMAranda, the font is Clarendon Bold Expanded. Good luck finding it though, it's a commercial font and costs £25.

Attached the .ttf zipped below. My father was nice enough to find it for me. Such a show off.

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#3 - FMAranda - 184w ago
This is so much cool, now I need to find the font used on that old Sony Computer Entertainment boot logo, I already have the sound.

Thanks.

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#2 - condorstrike - 184w ago
pretty cool, might have to lend a hand.. and make some nice Custom-Logos.

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#1 - PS3 News - 184w ago
Today zembor0 has released a Custom PS3 Boot Logo Creator homebrew application alongside some videos of the mods in action with a guide detailed below.

Download: Custom PS3 Boot Logo Creator / Cold Boot Creator Source Code / Windows Logo Example / conDone Piracy Example / [Register or Login to view links] by Glowball1 / [Register or Login to view links] (19.84 MB)

To quote: Here is my tool to help you make your custom PS3 boot logos.

For examples: (thx to mrmuppet and me)

You will need:

  • Photoshop (To create your Boot Logo)
  • Photoshop DDS plugin (To allow you to edit the Logo)
  • The attached Boot Logo Creator
  • SimplyZip

Basic Instructions:

1. Install Photoshop
2. Install the DDS Plugin [Register or Login to view links]
3. Edit your DDS files
4. Run Coldboot Creator and follow the steps

Full Instructions:

1. After You have installed Photoshop and the dds plug-in you will need to open the dds files in the "Boot Logo's (dds's)" Folder. When you open the DDS click on "Load Using Default Sizes"


2. When you have created your desired logo you have to save it with these settings:


3. Repeat this for all 6 pictures Do Not resize the pictures (Resolution)
4. Run "Coldboot Creator.exe" and select "Step1"


5. You will need to convert you DDS files to GTF files, to do this Click "Convert Pictures" and follow the instructions.
6. When you have converted your pictures Browse to all the files it asks for:


7. Press Start and it should say Success, then close that window and click Step2
8. Follow the on screen instructions with pictures to compress the step1 file


9. Click step3
10. Browse to the required files and click finish to create the final Coldboot.raf


11. Copy the Coldboot.raf to /dev_flash/vsh/resource on your ps3 (You will need a way to write to flash eg. Asbestos or FreeFlash 3.55 compiled or dev_blind)

Do not change the size of the images (Resolution)There are no checks, if you change the size your coldboot will not work!

I have tested this on 3.55, it should work on 3.41 since the Coldboot.raf files are the same (Correct me if i'm wrong)

Thanks to: eustolio for How to Create a Custom PS3 Boot Logo By Editing Coldboot.raf Tutorial and everyone who has contributed to the PS3 scene.

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Finally, below is a PS3 Dynamic Snow Theme Tutorial from Glowball1 (via twitter.com/1GlowBall) and How To Make a PS3 Dynamic GlideShow Theme:

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