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Video: Solar v3.0 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver Update Arrives


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141w ago - Following up on my previous release, today on [Register or Login to view links] I have released my Solar v3.0 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver update followed by version 3.1 below.

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Now Solar v3.0, which brings many new MP3 player features and fixes, including an UI and the option to use your own background music, and much more.

To quote: Hi guys, here's another update to Solar. Lots of things added, and more to come. Hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to ask in the Forums.

"And please, lets keep the scene going; bickering just hurts it, and takes the fun away." caw!

Solar v3.0 Changelog:

  • Background music is now customizable "replace /dev_hdd0/game/CNDR00001/USRDIR/theme/bgm.mp3" with your own music
  • Alphabetized mp3 directory.
  • Added UI for mp3 player.
  • Fixed music counters, now shows in seconds: "00:01" format and Total Playtime format: "4.5 minutes".
  • Removed mp3 path from displayed name, looks cleaner.
  • Fixed Volume controls, now up and down is seamless.
  • Added current player status messages: playing, paused, error... etc.
  • Added keynotes.
  • Increased mp3 load times and stability.
  • Improved fast forward and reverse functions.
  • Increased 3D display frame-rates while playing music, needs some work in BGM mode.
  • Lots of code cleanup, and other things I can't remember.





BTW, guys, you must have MP3s in the ext drive's "MUSIC" directory, or Solar will seem to hang when you press down..."it will read hot-plugged drives."




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#565 - PS3 News - 128w ago
Definitely sad to see ya go condorstrike, and yea I've given up on it about a year ago myself but with summer coming (it's actually 80+ degrees here today) my guess is even if anything new on the free PS3 homebrew scene surfaces most people will be too busy outdoors to care much anyway.

Long gone are the days when most PS3 Devs believed in open source and were not out for profit in the hands of the nefarious Max Louarn / Paul Owen et al regimes. As the popular saying goes now though, it is what it is.

On a brighter note, hope to see ya back for the PS4 scene and take care!

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#564 - matomato - 128w ago
Good life friend!

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#563 - condorstrike - 128w ago
I would just like to say I'm through with the PS3 scene, I hope everyone the best. good bye... CAW!

I would also like to thank the site, and you Boss... you were always nice to me.

I'll still be around working on other things, and in Tortuga working on Vita, Xbox... whatever, it depends, but not on the PS3.
I can't stand what the scene has become and the way real devs are treated.

I can't stand what the scene has become and the way real devs are treated.

I don't mean on this site, I mean in general.

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#562 - PS3 News - 135w ago
Thanks for the update condorstrike, I have promoted it to the main page now and +Rep!

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#561 - condorstrike - 135w ago
Following up on my previous update, today I have released an update to Solar v4.1 PS3 homebrew 3D screensaver with the changelog below.

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Solar v4.1 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver Changelog:

  • Added .TTF fonts, themable "font1.ttf & font2.ttf" in theme folder.
  • Added more camera freedom, WIP.
  • Added a new UI with moving buttons, gauge and speakers.
  • Moved all info to a centralized location thanks to new UI.
  • Freed up some more memory.
  • Added faster MP3 selection, just hold down.
  • Added Higher resolution Images, now more loaded from HDD.
  • Fixed MP3 long names... thanks DeanK.
  • Added PARAM.HIP... thanks Opium2K.
  • Removed some bugs.


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