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66w ago - Following up on his previous release and plugin, today PlayStation 3 developer exofreak made available an XML modification to permanently remove the annoying Singstar Icon from PS3 UK consoles complete with a video demo below followed by a SingStar Icon Remover by PS3Maxe as well.

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To quote: Do you have that irritating singstar game on your xmb? Do you want to have a clean xmb with only the things you need present? It will remove singstar and also stop it from appearing

Well now with a simple package installation you can kiss the singstar logo goodbye!

Things needed:

  • MultiMAN over 4.XX.
  • Any PS3 with custom firmware 4.XX. (Theoretically it should work on rebug but i didn't try it)
  • A potato with more than 256 MB ram.

Tutorial:

Copy, FTP or download the file named "PS3~dev_hdd0~tmp~explore~xil2~game.zip"
Use multiman and double click on the zip and it will auto install and remove Singstar possibly forever

Video showing the removal:




Notes:

  • If this doesn't work delete the folder dev_hdd0/tmp/explore/xil2/game/gb and reapply through multiman.
  • The file can be downloaded directly into the ps3 via the official web browser and it can be saved to the ext hdd and applied via multiman.
  • You can bring singstar back by deleting dev_hdd0/tmp/explore/xil2/game/gb folder.
  • I don't know what all the fuss was about it took me around an hour to figure it out.
  • I didn't try it on rebug but it should work.

Please tell me if it doesn't work because i think different ps3s have different number folder.

Update: SingStar Auto-Remover (PoC) by PS3Maxe

Hi community.

1. Sorry for my bad English. I am a German guy.

2. I am not a professional developer. It's just my hobby

3. I have my own little webMAN-Mod and use it actually private only. Now i could figured it out to create a "SingStar Icon Auto-Remover" through my own webMAN-MOD - BTW many thanks to the original author of webMAN deank -

It's not new but maybe it is new implemented. There are two ways:

A.) Button-Combo
B.) Automatically

This is my way:

[Register or Login to view code]

The "de" is depending on your country.

It is also easy to built an "auto detection and delete" modes. Here we go:

[Register or Login to view code]

Same here, the "de" is depending on your country. Very cool for all who are annoying about this damn SingStar icon. Its just a POC and must be tested for other countries. But for me it works like a charm. There is nothing earth-shattering but i thought maybe it's helpful for the scene... so have fun.

Credits to all who inspired me (and make her stuff public for other devs) and made it possible for me. You are all incredible keep the scene alive.

One more idea: With my mod i can switch easily between webMAN "full and webMAN "lite" versions. I put both versions on my hdd and switch through button combo. For example:

  • /de_hdd0/Plugins/webftp_server.sprx
  • /de_hdd0/Plugins/webftp_server_full.sprx

And here is my code. Tested and work just fine for me:

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Greetings from Germany.

PS3Maxe








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#10 - shadow8517 - 72w ago
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paraplegic baby really i find that not so and not very nice, but cool news will be putting this on right now

#9 - PS3 News - 72w ago
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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 followed by Gameboot Collection and XMB Modify Collection Installers from bitsbubba with details below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Alienware Start-up Sound Option) / [Register or Login to view links] by bitsbubba

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:




Finally, from bitsbubba comes a PS3 Gameboot Collection Installer and an XMB Modify Collection Installer with details below:

Contents of Collections:

  • Custom Coldboots - 30+
  • Custom GameBoots - 17+
  • Custom Start-up Sounds - 12
  • Custom XMB Waves - 7

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#8 - exofreak - 72w ago
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just signed up on this account, you all can ask and request what ever you need. I am a one man coding machine!

#7 - seeman - 73w ago
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i think i'm putting this in my mod too!

#6 - RampantBiologic - 73w ago
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Very nice!

 

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