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Video: PS3 XMB Mod by Exofreak: Make Your PS3 CFW Look Like OFW


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65w ago - Following up on his previous modification, today PlayStation 3 developer Exofreak is back with a video demonstrating a new PS3 XMB Mod which makes your PS3 CFW (Custom Firmware) look like OFW (Official Firmware) below.

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To quote: This new xmb mod will change your xmb to look like an OFW or Official Frimware's XMB. It will of course remove all DEX Mods like "install package files" and "app/home", but it will not remove their functions unlike OFW you can still install pkg files through homebrew apps.

The best part about it is, it is very easy to replace so you can change it with your modded files whenever you want.

Example, you have a friend over and want him to think you have a genuine gaming system then replace it with my files and it will look completly OFW! You can switch it back later!

  • Coldboot folder
  • Enable dev_flash

To apply copy files from the coldboot folder to dev_blind > vsh > resource > (copy the files with the title as in the coldboot folder) Paste the files here

  • Explore folder

Copy files from explore folder to Dev_blind > vsh > resource > explore > xmb > (copy the files category_game.xml and category_game_tool2.xml) Paste new files here

It is really easy to apply and remove. This will work on all 4.21/4.30/4.31/4.41/4.46/ fw It was made by modifying the CFW files not taken from OFW so it is highly compatible.

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Notes

Always restart PS3 after a game category mod. If you apply trophy mod than in game XMB will not display them (another bullsht move by Sony).




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#10 - omegaprime29 - 63w ago
cool thanks man

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#9 - shadow8517 - 63w ago
paraplegic baby really i find that not so and not very nice, but cool news will be putting this on right now

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#8 - PS3 News - 63w ago
Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 developer exofreak made available a classic (pre-3.00 Firmware) PS3 gameboot and video demo for use on 4.XX consoles with details below.

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To quote: Do you miss the classic game boot that was available on lower (2.80) firmware? Does your life feel empty and void of all meaning right before you launch a game?

Well, game in despair no longer because you can now have the classic spiderman font PLAYSTATION 3 back on all ps3 and all 4.xx firmwares. It is very simple, only 2 steps long. Even a paraplegic baby can do it!

Instructions:

1.) Enable dev_blind with multiman
2.) Copy the selected "custom_render_plugin.rco" and past it in dev_blind/vsh/resource/
3.) Feel the tension as 2 seconds of nostalgia course through you mind!







Notes:

1.) I didn't use rco files from 2.80 instead i made my own with firmware 4.XX in mind.
2.) Should work on all 4.XX firmwares.
3.) The pack contains 3 different folders each with a different game boot.

Update: Also below (download linked above) are some Video Icons / Dynamic game icons (ICON1.PAM) for Selected Titles By Exofreak who states the following:

If you are anything like me you probably love those tiny videos that neatly play on the game icon of your XMB. Unfortunately not many developers make them, probably because they are just lazy. Even first class games like The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite don't have them. So I decided to make my own. and I did!

Only for my favorite games though. I have also added AT3 files or the background music to suit the video. I have posted my very professionally created videos on this article for all to download and try. I will update constantly if people show their appreciation.

(THIS IS A THE VIDEO THAT PLAYS INSTEAD OF THE GAME ICON IN THE XMB)

Games:

I have made ICON0.PAM only for a few titles which are my favorite, but I am open to suggestions and will take requests if its a cool game.

1. Grand Theft Auto IV (Video And Audio)
2. Bioshock (Audio Only)
3. Bioshock 2 (Video and Audio)
4. Bioshock Infinite (Video and Audio)
5. Prototype 2 (Video and Audio)
6. The Last of Us (Video and Audio)

Upcoming Titles:

Grand Theft Auto Episodes from liberty City
Red Dead Redemption
Dead Rising 2

Instructions:

To apply open the folder (through ftp. multiman, etc) of your game backup or downloaded title and paste files from the corresponding folder into the USRDIR (The folder that has the icon files in it) Boot to XMB.

Development Ramblings:

These tiny videos are extremely hard to create but it gets easier. Many tools are required and a professional PC is required. I on the other hand used a PC with a Pentium 4, Windows XP monster with an amazing 256 MB RAM!. It took me 1-2 hours to make ONE VIDEO!. So you better like my page!. For the videos i used various trailers and compiled them appropriately. Another thing to note the XMB will not slow down neither will your game, this is because Sony cleverly made the PS3 with a separate partition on the cell processor that handles this operation. This and the background music.

Videos Demo:

Prototype 2:




Last of Us:




Bioshock Infinite:




Bioshock 2:




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#7 - exofreak - 63w ago
just signed up on this account, you all can ask and request what ever you need. I am a one man coding machine!

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#6 - seeman - 64w ago
i think i'm putting this in my mod too!

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