To quote from his blog: In time for the holidays, another revision bringing PS3 Game List to v2.0. The idea behind this release was to update the framework supporting the application, while implementing all the possible features (most suggested by users) fitting the time frame.
This version implements a very useful feature: support for RAR files (including multivolume and password protected archives). That means users can retire WinRar for their decompressing needs, as PS3 Game List is now able to load game info from RARs and extract data as well (up to 5% faster than WinRar, no less).
This functionality allows users to manage their compressed games, in addition to their standard game folders, games stored as ISO files and PKGs (PSN games and Homebrew), pushing the ‘all-in-one suite’ concept even further.
Another interesting feature (which was a major addition to the application, and a project on its own) is the ability to play PAM video files (the animations played when the game is selected on XMB), if available, instead of displaying static game avatars. It can be quite addictive to go through all the videos on your game library.
Check the changelog below for all the 2.0 features.
As usual, feel free to suggest something new, and, if you happen to find any bugs, please report them as well.
PS3 Game List change-log and features:
Support for compressed RAR files (including multivolume and password protected archives, data stored as a RAR file will not be editable; an icon will overlay both avatar and background image in order to differentiate the entry from standard game folders, and the tooltip will display additional info about the file; note that RAR files, like ISO images and PKG files, do not follow the ‘folder depth’ configuration, just have them stored at the root of a directory and they will be loaded as a regular game folder);
Option to play videos (PAM files) instead of displaying static avatar images (configuration via settings dialog);
Users can now customize table columns layout (configuration via settings dialog);
Game titles are loaded according to the selected language (e.g. Uncharted 2 will read “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves” in English , “Uncharted 2: Il covo dei ladri” in Italian, “Uncharted 2: El reino de los ladrones” in Spanish, and so on);
Further PARAM.SFO editing (SFO category and Remote play options);
Game titles starting with “The” will have the article shifted to the end after renaming for improved sorting (e.g. “The Need for Speed” will be renamed to “Need for Speed, the”;
New chart for disk status (one that actually looks good);
Line selection will now trigger a smooth blend animation between game avatars;
PS3 Game List will now display an animated application logo;
Built with the latest major release of Qt (version 5), OpenSSL lib and compiler for improvements in speed, security and size;
Windows 8 support;
Fixed renaming game titles with line feed characters;
Fixed renaming game titles with Unicode characters;
Fixed settings dialog minor translation issue.
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Today wborland0 has updated his PS3 Game List homebrew application to version 1.4 with a guide, and as always the changes are detailed below.
To quote: Another release adding more features to the base app; I tried to squeeze in as many suggestions as possible, feel free to ask for new ones. If you happen to find any bugs, please report them as well.
PS3 Game List v1.4 change-log and features:
Context menu support (right click on list items to activate);
Initial FTP support (download/upload via context menu);
Allows mass renaming of game folders (to match game id or game title);
Choosing not to overwrite an existing update no longer aborts the download process (the next update in line gets selected);
Fixed creation date sorting issue.
PS3 Game List Quick guide (v1.4):
“Game folder”: loads the game info stored at the selected folder/directory (currently one-level deep; further revisions will eliminate the issue);
“Export”: exports/saves your game list as a text file;
“Clear list”: clears all the data loaded;
“Save changes”: saves all the changes made to the PARAM.SFO files and folders (double click or press F2 to alter game title, firmware or folder name; check the resolution and audio boxes to alter them);
“Rename folders (ID)”: renames all folders to match the game ID (e.g. BCUS98114);
“Rename folders (Title)”: renames all folders to match the game title (e.g. “Gran Turismo 5″;
“Browse game folder”: opens an explorer.exe window pointing to the selected game folder;
“Check for updates”: checks whether the loaded games have updates available;
“Download updates”: self-explanatory;
“Select all/none”: selects/deselects all updates;
“Proxy settings”: opens up the proxy configuration dialog (HTTP/SOCKS 5 supported);
“FTP”: the FTP tab allows the user to connect to a server (or a PS3 running one); left click on an item to display the available options. In order to upload a game, connect to a server and navigate to the destination folder. Then, go to the “Game info” tab and left click on the game to display the context menu. Select “Upload (FTP)” to upload the game to the selected folder.