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73w ago - Following up on the previous updates, today STLcardsWS has shared a preview of RetroXMB which allows users to boot RetroArch ROMs from the PS3 XMB alongside some videos of it in action from UnknownArchive below.

To quote: This hack is very interesting, as it will allow for direct booting of RetroArch playable ROMs from the XMB. Personally I like when i can access more things via the XMB. That's why it's there! So this developer who wishes to be nameless at this time has created a hack/mod from the awesome RetroArch.

This works much like the recently released PS1ToPS3 GUI (for PSOne games XMB direct booting) that was recently released. You will have a PC app that will create the PKG that will also add all required files in order to run. So it is not even required to have the official RetroArch installed However this is not for someone who wants to put a full ROMset on the XMB.

I did however manage to get over 250 roms PKGs installed with no slow down or issues. To see this process of direct booting of a Retro Rom please take a look at the videos below from fellow tester UnknownArchive. Also be sure to take a look at some of the artwork I have uploaded/created. More to come when this is released. There should still plenty of surprises regarding this release.







Features:

  • Easy Access to boot ROMs from the XMB
  • Great for kids, family & friends who are not familiar with the booting of ROMs in RetroArch/mM.
  • Brings some Retro Love to the XMB.
  • PKGs Installable on Internal or External via Game Data Tool
  • GUI that creates the PKG will be fully customizable:
  • Title on the XMB, TitleID, ICON0.PNG, PIC1.PNG, SND0.AT3, & ICON1.PAM
  • Artwork: retroxmb.imgur.com

I would like to personally Thank the developer of this App/mod to RetroArch:

  • Sqaurepusher2: Along will all the RetroArch Developers
  • Tranced for the name RetroXMB
  • Tranced /TitanTX for the various RetroXMB Logos.
  • UnknownArchive for the YouTube videos and Art

Finally, below are some RetroXMB Auto-Boot / Direct Boot PKGs (Packages) as follows:


NOTICE: Doom II will need DOOM2.WAD in order to play at all, rest of titles will play fine but will not be the Full Version.

* Will not play at all as no Demo/Shareware version is available for Doom II, See instructions below.

Convert to Full Version Instructions (Optional)

1.) Obtain Full Version of "DOOM1.WAD"
2.) Install desired "RetroXMB Game pkg" from above if you haven't already.
3.) Locate Game location on HDD (see spoiler below for each game's location)
4.) Replace the "DOOM1.WAD" (shareware version) with the "DOOM1.WAD" (full version) that you obtained in step 1. Keeping the name exactly "DOOM1.WAD" (case sensitive)

Installation Path of each Game

Convert to Full Version Instructions (Optional)

1.) Obtain Full Version of "PAK1.PAK"
2.) Install desired "Quake Game pkg" from above if you haven't already.
3.) Locate Game location on HDD (dev_hdd0/game/RXPAK9136/USRDIR/cores/roms/PAK0.PAK)
4.) Replace the "PAK0.PAK" (shareware version) with the "PAK1.PAK" (full version) that you obtained in step 1. Change the name of "PAK1.PAK" to the name "PAK0.PAK" (case sensitive)

Rogero CFW users: (from RetroXMB ReadME)

Rogero FW doesn't patch certain EBOOT ecdsa signature checks. PS3 Keys from 3.56 and below aren't accepted in Rogero FW, so old homebrew won't work. Instead of resigning eboots for _higher_ fw (lol) Ask Rogero to fix this, or simply use Rebug or MiraLaTijera FW. All my EBOOTs are signed with 3.41 keys (it shouldn't matter which version).

Special Thanks

RetroArch & libretro Developer(s)
RetroXMB Developer & Contributors (unadadosanstlcel)
Tranced for the name "RetroXMB" and the various logos.
All the original DOOM modders for all these mods used.






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#37 - capitaobr - 43w ago
great!!

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#36 - jarvis - 47w ago
I'm really only interested in the following titles working:

Mortal Kombat 2, 3 Ultimate, 4
Killer Instinct

Has anyone tried to run any of these games and had success? I realize the load/save state for MK probably won't work (Midway know issue listed above), but are they games playable at a reasonable frame rate? Thanks!

Also below is a PS3 PKG by STLcardsWS (via psx-scene.com/forums/content/ps1-4444/) for the PS1 Indie Game Marilyn: In the Magic World from LameGuy64, as follows:

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Marilyn: In the Magic World

It is I, the great and highly talented LameGuy64 again with another awesome entry for this year's Codeblast '14 competition, Marilyn: In the Magic World. An old school 2D action platformer fan-game developed almost entirely by me featuring Kenny Anderson's Marilyn character.

Unfortunately, I was unable to test this game on a real PlayStation as I'm currently far away from home and I don't have my development console with me but it works perfectly on a emulator and a PS2 through backwards compatibility mode. Please inform me when you experience any major bugs in this game such as crashes and/or lock-ups.

About the Project:

  • Project Title: Marilyn: In the Magic World
  • Developer: lameguy64
  • Time to Complete: 6 months
  • SDK: Psy-Q
  • Genre: Action Platformer
  • Latest Release: Version 0.10a
  • In Development: Yes
  • Initial Release Date: JANUARY-4-2014
  • Last Date Updated: MAY-5-2014
  • Controller: CONTROL PAD
  • Players: 1
  • Memory Card: None
  • Language(s): English
  • Burn and Play: Yes
  • Executable Included: No
  • Source Available: Yes

Technical Features:

  • Fast loading times and clean disc structure
  • Compilation-friendly and MeidoMenu 1.2 compatible
  • CD-XA music streaming (broken on real console for now) and sound effects
  • Supports widescreen mode (doesn't look good on most emulators though)
  • Automatic NTSC/PAL selection
  • Smooth scrolling
  • Parallax background scrolling of up to 4 layers
  • Particle effects
  • Simple script system for dialog events





Official ReadMe:

Update: Just updated this game to v0.12a which doesn't have much in it other than that I have finally fixed the CD-XA playback code which didn't work on a real PSX and fixed some minor bugs that Shadow mentioned.

Also, any future updates of this game will be posted on this forum thread: psxdev.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=499

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#35 - PS3 News - 47w ago
Following up on the previous RetroXMB update, today an unofficial RetroArch MAME 0.78 Standalone Emulator PS3 PKG is available for those interested.

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To quote: For best performance you should use the MAME romset 0.78. I have tested using lower romsets such as 0.37b5 and that romset worked well, but again for best performance and compatibility you should use 0.78 MAME romset. There are some things to be aware of that i have outlined below. As this is still an experimental core and could have some issues not discovered yet.

Basic Usage:

  • MAME romset 0.78 is required for best performance.
  • At first screen of MAME agreement when ask to type OK, Move Left Stick - Left to Right to signal "OK"
  • R3 will access the RetroArch Main Menu.
  • R2 will access the MAME Menu options.
  • Select in game will add credits to the game.

Notes:

  • Core is based on v0.9.8 of RetroArch (not the current 0.9.9).
  • This is an Experimental Core for the PS3 from Libretro Code Re-depository (github.com/libretro/mame2003-libretro).
  • This is an Unofficial release Please DO NOT BUG official RetroArch developer of any problems.
  • Custom RetroArch Main Menu Wood Background Added in place of default RetroArch menu.

Known Bugs:

  • When accessing MAME settings (R2 button) settings will not save for next boot
  • Save / Load States will not work on a few titles. (mainly Midway titles)

Credits:

  • RetroArch Developers: Squarepusher , Maister
  • Libretro Contributors: View the list of many contributors here (github.com/libretro?tab=members).
  • RetroXMB Developer: doobz
  • Artwork: Sandungas (PIC1) & STLcardsWS (Custom Wood Main Menu)

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#34 - infern0 - 48w ago
Can somebody tell me how to disable the Right-Stick-Down-Fast-Forward function / button /feature in PrBoom? If i play a game and press Right-Stick-Down by mistake then the game fast-forwards for the time i push this button until i release it. It's annoying.

RetroXMB Lite: A new approach to RetroXMB - Introducing a New RetroXMB Concept by STLcardsWS

s3nint3!
Introducing a new approach to RetroXMB. This is a working Proof of Concept that will require user's to create packaged manually until a developer that has intrest decides to hopefully create some RetroXMB Lite tools to make the process I am about to disclose below with this new concept.

I was one of the first contributors and stayed alongside doobz for much of the development of RetroXMB, I came up with this concept back then, but to start we focused on simple and noob proof. Now that doobz has disappeared from the scene and the RetroPS3 Project was never completed (The tool thet created RetroXMB packages and more). I think it's time to revive this project a bit and this new concept i think is the way i think will generate some interest into the project.

There are three main differences to RetroXMB Lite Packages Vs. Traditional RetroXMB created PKGs

1st - Libretro Cores have been removed from the package. Instead all the libretro cores are in one central folder. Two big benfiets arise from this as now it becomes very easy to update your libretro cores, and also saves some HDD space from repeated cores on your HDD. These files and more will be installed with the RetroXMB Lite SETUP package.

2nd - Shader's: In the the traditional RetroXMB packages no shader's are included, if they had been it would of been an extra 7MB per ROM package. So just like the Cores there will be installed to a central folder with the RetroXMB Lite SETUP package.

3rd - Rom Removed: The Rom can remain in the package still if you would like but you also can have it any path you put in the retroarch.cfg file under the "ROM PATH=" option. I recommend an internal location such as "/dev_hdd0/ROMS/SYSTEM NAME/rom.zip" . You can use an external location but can cause issues when you do not plug in your external HDD in same port.

STEP 1: Install RetroXMB Lite Setup - Download LINK (GAME DATA PACKAGE - [Register or Login to view links])
Note --- Installs to: /dev_hdd0/game/RETRO0000/
STEP 2: Download and Install a RetroXMB LITE - TEST PKG from the list below
STEP 3: Now you must obtain your own ROM and place on your internal HDD in the location with same exact filename & path(s) marked below.

THESE PACKAGES DO NOT CONTAIN ANY ROM FILES. DO NOT POST ROM FILES OR PACKAGES WITH ROMS INCLUDED. RETROXMB LITE PACKAGES CAN BE POSTED WITH ROM LOCATION DESIGNATED.

snes9x_next

SUPER MARIO WORLD

PLACE YOUR ROM IN THIS LOCATION: /dev_hdd0/ROMS/SNES/Super Mario World.zip
Included XMB Art: ICON0.PNG 3D Game Cover (XMB ICON)
DOWNLOAD PKG: [Register or Login to view links]
SIZE: 105 kb

nestopia

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out

PLACE YOUR ROM IN THIS LOCATION: /dev_hdd0/ROMS/NES/Punch Out.zip
Included XMB Art: ICON0.PNG 3D Game Cover (XMB ICON)
DOWNLOAD PKG: [Register or Login to view links]
SIZE: 100 kb

The Legend of Zelda

PLACE YOUR ROM IN THIS LOCATION: /dev_hdd0/ROMS/NES/Legend of Zelda.zip
Included XMB Art: ICON0.PNG 3D Game Cover (XMB ICON)
DOWNLOAD PKG: [Register or Login to view links]
SIZE: 100 kb

RBI BASEBALL

PLACE YOUR ROM IN THIS LOCATION: /dev_hdd0/ROMS/NES/RBI Baseball.zip
Included XMB Art: ICON0.PNG 3D Game Cover (XMB ICON)
DOWNLOAD PKG: [Register or Login to view links]
SIZE: 100 kb

Mednafen_VB (Core Option Example)

Mario's Tennis

PLACE YOUR ROM IN THIS LOCATION: /dev_hdd0/ROMS/Virtual Boy/Mario's Tennis.vb
Included XMB Art: ICON0.PNG 3D Game Cover (XMB ICON)
Mednafen Core Options: Toggled Palette from BLACK/RED to BLACK/WHITE
DOWNLOAD PKG: [Register or Login to view links]

Genesis Plus GX (Bios Example)

Snatcher

PLACE YOUR ROM IN THIS LOCATION: /dev_hdd0/ROMS/genesis_plus_gx/snatcher. iso
PLACE BIOS (after pkg is installed): /dev_hdd0/game/SEGACDSNA/USRDIR/cores/system/bios_CD_U.bin
Included XMB Art: ICON0.PNG 3D Game Cover (XMB ICON)
DOWNLOAD PKG: [Register or Login to view links]
SIZE: 128 kb

Developer(s) needed who can create a Package Creation Tool based on this concept.
I can help with information, i know RetroXMB and RetroArch better then anyone and have came across about every issue you can come across

How to create your own RetroXMB Lite Packages (Manual RetroXMB Lite Package Creation) by STLcardsWS

This guide expect you to have general knowelge of Package Assembly, a good set of tools for these task is PS3 Tools Collection from Aldostools.

Download Sample PKG Template

STEP 1.) Download this link ([Register or Login to view links]) it is a Sample PKG Template. It includes a folder which you should copy and create your roms using that as a template. There is also a pkg included DO NOT INSTALL it as it just a sample of what a finished product would be.

Editing the PARAM.SFO file

STEP 2.) Edit the PARAM.SFO file in the Sample Package:
a.) Change the TITLE ID to a unique ID for this rom
examples: GBOY00001, GENS00001, FBAX00001, or SNESmrio1, NESmario1, MAMEmk111,MAMEmk222, Point is to make them unformed for each core for easy locating in the future.

Adding a ICON0.PNG & other (optional) Artwork & Sounds

STEP 3.) This image serves as the XMB main icon for this rom.

Required Format: .PNG
Required Size: 320 x 176

NOTE: Other forms of XMB Art & Sounds can be added also. (ICON1.PAM,SND0.AT3, PIC1.PNG...)

Editing retroarch.CFG file

STEP 4.) In Wordpad or any text editor open retroarch.cfg in the Sample Template

4-A.) Now with your choosen TITLE ID from Step 1 (PARAM.SFO) we need to edit some path's in the retroarch.cfg File. In the locations marked in Red below in the sample CFG file is where you need to put your created TITLE ID replacing the red text of the sample TITLE ID of "RRETRORBI0"

4-B.) ROM Location, this is where we tell RetroArch where our rom is located. It's best to keep your ROMS on the internal HDD but it can work on external but can cause issues if HDD is unplugged or different port is used. but any location can be defined in the retroarch.cfg with this value using NES roms RBI Baseball as an example libretro_rom_path = "/dev_hdd0/ROMS/NES/RBI Baseball.zip" ) See spoiler for Suggested path setup for ROMS.

Recommended Rom paths to use per each core:

4-C.) This step you must specify the CORE NAME in this path using nestopia as an example :
("libretro_path = "/dev_hdd0/game/RETRO0000/USRDIR/RETROXMB_CORES/nestopia.SELF")
you can find the list of EXACT Core Names in the Spoiler menu below.

Exact Core names to use in retroarch.cfg file

retroArch.CFG file (Sample from RBI Baseball Package above: )

Adding Addional Roms & Bios Files to your package

Info coming very soon

Create the Package

Create the Package!!!!

RetroXMB Creator by aldostools

This tool allows to create shortcuts of your ROMS on the XMB, using the RetroXMB.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (v1.6.1 Mirror)

Thanks to Themaister/TwinAphex for RetroArch, STLcardsWS for the template examples.

Following the example's I have made this tool (with slight modifications).

It requires to have installed RetroArch 1.0.0.2. Any part can be installed alone.

The rom is copied inside the roms folder by default or can be changed to a custom path, that can be defined in the tool. If there is a .jpg or .png with the same name of the rom, it will be used as ICON0.

You can add files like: nes-icon0.png, snes-pic1.png, gbc-icon1.pam, gen-pic0.png, etc. and they will be used as the default pictures for the selected emulator type.

The RetroXMB Creator uses a similar approach to the one used in IRISMAN 3.0.

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Version 1.01

  • Fixed a bug in retroarch.cfg path

Version 1.02

  • Added Custom Path Options for ROM(s) locations
  • Added Custom Path Options for SAVES Location.

Version 1.03

  • Added support for DOOM (prboom)

Version 1.04

  • Preview button
  • Right-click on preview button for the hidden settings menu
  • For now it only has the option to define the Title ID of RetroArch (default: SSNE10000 (default RetroArch Cores), but you can change it to RETRO0000 (RetroXMB Lite) or any other that you prefer)
  • Added templates for QuickNES and NEStopia.

Version 1.05

  • Support in preview to "drag & drop" images

RetroXMB Creator - v1.1.1

Ability to select:

  • ICON0.png/jpeg -- (drag & drop image or right click on the icon in preview mode)
  • ICON1.PAM -- (right click on the icon in preview mode/no video preview)
  • PIC0.png/jpeg -- (drag & drop image or right click on the icon in preview mode)
  • PIC1.png/jpeg --- (drag & drop image or right click on the icon in preview mode)
  • PIC2.png/jpeg (4.3 Televisions) --- (right click on the icon in preview mode/no image preview)
  • SND0.AT3 --- (right click on the icon in preview mode)
  • Custom PARAM.HIP (click on the top-left "i" button in preview mode)
  • RetroArch.cfg (Double click on the emulator type found at the left of the main window to edit the .cfg in template folder)
  • Inject "MANUAL" folder in DDS format PARTIAL (it creates a MANUAL folder and includes it in the PKG if you add the .DDS files)
  • RetroArch Global Settings PARTIAL (Click on the top-right blue icon to open a settings window with some global parameters)
  • Support to use the folder structure of the STLcardsWS 's PKG for RetroArch "Retro XMB Edition" 1.0.0.2

RetroXMB Creator - v1.1.5

  • Various minor Tweaks and Additions
  • Cleaning more bugs

RetroXMB Creator - v1.1.7

  • Resized PNG now retain transparency
  • Image scaling now uses Bicubic Interpolation HQ instead of average resizing.
  • There was a regression that introduced by the VB5 editor, that added 2 wrong spaces in the paths for savefile_directory, savestate_directory, rgui_browser_directory, menu_texture_path
  • I found a few bugs rendering the images in the SavePNG

RetroXMB Creator - v1.20 - April 26

  • It now can create manuals in .DDS format. Just drag & drop the images in .jpg, .png, .bmp, .tif or .dds on the Retro XMB Manual window, hit MANUAL button and then create the PKG.
  • RetroXMB Creator can be used as a manual reader on uncompressed PKG files

v1.22

  • Rom location added to PARAM.HIP automatically. (PARAM.HIP txt contents is viewable from XMB by highlighting the rom and pressing Traingle to access side-bar menu and select "Update Histroy"

v1.23

  • Added a list of variables from the text file viewable NVDXT_parameters.
  • Added a new function to set the parameters NVDXT pressing the F2 key from the window RetroXMB Manual Menu.
  • Added display of the size of the image that will be shown at the top of the application next to the title.

v1.24

  • Added support for"SCE-PS3 Rodin LATIN" font for PARAM.HIP
  • Added an experimental conversion method using the parameters: -rel_scale 0.6, 0.6 -24 dxt1c
  • If the images are already in DDS format, the program will use them, instead of try to do the conversion.(it's not the best approach, but at least the images will have the proper size if you provide them already converted)

v1.3

  • Added a new Core Options window (press F2 to access it)
  • Changed the aspect_ratio_index from "22" to "0" when Aspect Ratio is 4:3

v1.3.1

  • I just fixed a regression introduced in 1.3. It should be fixed in version 1.3.1

v1.3.2

  • Temporary working folders are now stored in .\Work folder. Packages are now stored in .\Packages folder.

v1.3.3

  • ICON0.PNG fix in preview mode

V1.3.4

  • I have included these wallpapers in a new folder "Skins" You can select one of them pressing F3 (Blue Icon), then going to the "Skins" tab. The selected skin will be used on the packages created with the selected core.

V1.3.5

  • I have added a progress bar when roms are dropped to create multiple packages in batch. Also the selected core is now displayed in preview mode.

V1.4.x:

  • Added support for PS1 isos
  • Added support for paste image from clipboard;
  • Added auto load ICON0/PIC1/PIC2/etc from the rom's folder.

V1.5:

  • Added support for creation of DOSBOX packages.

V1.51:

  • For the FBA Core, I added a new template intended specifically for NEOGEO games, which will validate if the neogeo.zip exists in the roms folder.If the neogeo.zip is copied to TEMPLATE/USRDIR/cores/system, the file will be copied to the roms folder automatically. The template "FBA" will not copy the neogeo.zip
  • Some unnecessary bios files (if found) are now removed from /USRDIR/cores/system
  • Added .MDF as supported extension for PS1 isos. If a .cue with the same name of the .iso/.img/.bin/.mdf is found, it will be also copied.
  • Roms/ISOs are now shadow copied to the Work folder when a PKG is being prepared. If the shadow copy fails, a regular copy will be tried. This should speed up the PKG creation, and save some HDD disk space. The PKG will install a regular copy (not a shadow copy).

More clickable items on the GUI:

  • If the path at the bottom of the window is clicked, a new Explorer window will be opened showing the rom/image.
  • If the package name display at the top of the window is clicked, a new Explorer window will be opened showing the temporary working folder.
  • If the Make button is right clicked, a new Explorer window will be opened showing the Packages folder.
  • If the DOS buttons are right clicked, a new Explorer window will be opened showing the selected file in the folder.

V1.52:

  • In Retro XMB Creator 1.5.2 now you have support for PS1 games with multiple discs
  • Additionally, I added the option to copy the selected core to the PKG if the cores (SELF files) are copied to .\TEMPLATES\USRDIR\cores
  • Also added a SEGACD template that validates that bios_CD_E.bin, bios_CD_U.bin and bios_CD_J.bin are copied to system folder.
  • Also fixed the issue NEOGEO showing extra settings when F2 is pressed.

V1.53:

  • Minor bug fix and CFG file validation

V1.54:

  • Added the option to add/remove additional files to/from the roms folder (e.g. parent roms, bios files (if they need to be in the rom folder (such as NEO GEO), etc.).

V1.55:

  • Added display of information about the selected Core.

V1.56:

  • Replaced the default DDS conversion tool with NConvert by Pierre E. Gougelet.

V1.57:

  • Added some missing skins (DosBox, MAME, PSX, Quake, NXE) Now each core has a default skin related with the system emulated.
  • (Note: the tool will display the skin currently saved in the Registry.)
  • TIP: Click quickly on the displayed background picture to open the setup dialog to select a new skin.
  • Added "Clean Settings - RetroXMB Creator.reg" to "docs" folder to restore the default settings. Execute this file if the skins are not displayed properly.
  • Added template cfg files for sg-1000, sega sms, sega gg (with their respective skins)
  • Renamed the default memory card to Internal_MC.VM1 (also it doesn't try to rename it with the name of the iso)
  • Added more cleaning code for doom, nxengine-datafiles, bios, etc.
  • The .info files are now copied to the cores folder if the .self is included in the pkg.

V1.6:

  • Now it has 36 templates with a custom ICON0 each (created/provided by Redemp)
  • 46 menu skins available (most of them created/provided by Redemp)

V1.6.1:

  • DDS files now are associated* to Retro XMB Creator
  • It allows to view the .DDS files from Windows Explorer and navigate the pages in the manual folder.

*Requires Administrator privileges.

Thanks to Themaister/TwinAphex for RetroArch, STLcardsWS for the template examples. Floris van den Berg for FreeImage.dll, NVIDIA Corporation for the free Legacy Texture Tools.

RetroArch v1.0.0.2 (RetroXMB Edition)

Unofficial Add-on - Requires RetroArch v1.0.0.2 by STLcardsWS

This is a package that is required to be installed over the official RetroArch Installation (v1.0.0.2). This adds some files in order to give RetroXMB LIte support while allowing for any future fixes if they arise.

INSTRUCTIONS for RetroXMB Lite Setup:

  • Download & Install [Register or Login to view links]
  • Download & Install [Register or Login to view links]
  • Download and start [Register or Login to view links]
  • Once in RetroXMB Creator hit F3
  • Choose RetroArch Cores Path -- "/dev_hdd0/game/SSNE10000/USRDIR/cores/RetroXMB/1.0.0.2/"
  • RetroArch Title ID choose SSNE10000
  • Create a Package and Install
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!

RetroXMB Lite vs RetroXMB (Original)

With RetroXMB Lite:

  • No longer is there a core in each and every package. (Save HDD, Space and makes future updating of your ROM packages easy when new Official RetroArch updates are released
  • Rom Location can be defined to any path. So put the rom in the package or have the choice to put your roms in a central folder.
  • Packages are basically shortcuts and only real size to the package is the XMB art and sounds you add!!!

Thanks / Credits

  • Squarepusher / Themaister for RetroArch (Libretro)
  • doobz original creator of RetroXMB
  • aldostools for your work on RetroXMB Creator
  • Sandungas & Ada Loves Lace - RetroXMB Contributors
  • Myself (STLcardsWS) for not letting this project fade
  • Tranced for the RetroXMB name
  • Everyone else who has made RetroXMB contributions and contributions to the PS3 Emulation Scene!!!!

Thanks to all my fellow Retro Gamers

Below are some RetroXMB - ICON1.PAM & Manuals (dds) by Redemp as follows:

ICON1.PAM (Animated XMB Icons)

  • Chrono Trigger (USA) ICON1.PAM: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Donkey Kong Country (USA) (Rev 2) ICON1.PAM: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Final Fantasy III (USA) ICON1.PAM: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Legend of Zelda, The - A Link to the Past (USA) ICON1.PAM: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Secret of Mana (USA) ICON1.PAM: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret Of Mana 2) ICON1.PAM: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World (USA) ICON1.PAM: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Super Mario Kart (USA) ICON1.PAM: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Super Punch-Out!! (USA) ICON1.PAM: [Register or Login to view links]
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ICON1.PAM / DDS Manual Retro Collection by Redemp


Note: When it comes to PlayStation and Disc 1 and Disc 2 the ICON1.PAM is a little bit different from one another. RetroXMB Creator supports multi disc games so you can chose what ICON1.PAM to use.

I think a renamed a few by mistake to ICON0.PAM but that's just a typo so they still work.

RetroArch Main Menu Wallpapers (Skins)


ICON1.PAM (XMB Video Icons)

Nintendo NES

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NEO GEO

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Super Nintendo SNES

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Sega Genesis

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MAME


Sega CD


MANUALs (DDS format)

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  • Final Fantasy III (USA) MANUAL: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Secret of Mana (USA) MANUAL: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Legend of Zelda, The - A Link to the Past (USA) MANUAL: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Seiken Densetsu 3 (Secret Of Mana 2) MANUAL: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World (USA) MANUAL: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Super Mario Kart (USA) MANUAL: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Super Punch-Out!! (USA) MANUAL: [Register or Login to view links]

Nintendo NES

[*]Chip 'n Dale - Rescue Rangers (USA) (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
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[*]Contra III - The Alien Wars (USA) (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
[*]DuckTales (USA) (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
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[*]Mega Man (USA) (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
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[*]Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (Japan, USA) (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
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[*]Super C (USA) (Contra 2) (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
[*]Super Mario Bros. (World) (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
[*]Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Arcade Game (USA) (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
[*]Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - The Manhattan Project (USA) (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
[*]Legend of Zelda The (USA) - ICON1 (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
[*]Zelda II - The Adventure of Link (USA) - ICON1 (NES): [Register or Login to view links]
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Super Nintendo SNES

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  • Mega Man X3 (USA) (SNES): [Register or Login to view links]
  • Rock n' Roll Racing (USA) (SNES): [Register or Login to view links]
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV - Turtles in Time (USA) (SNES): [Register or Login to view links]

Sega Genesis

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  • Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (USA) (Genesis): [Register or Login to view links]
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyperstone Heist (USA) (Genesis): [Register or Login to view links]

Finally, below are some 2048 Retro Ports from PlayStation 3 developer Sandroron that are playable on the PS3 as follows:

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Note: These are self sufficient RetroXMB packages (Libretro Core and Homebrew Rom included in package) and RetroArch is not required to be installed for these packages to work.





Roll Boss Rush: A PS1 Homebrew Game by isufje (via forum.rockmanpm.com/index.php?topic=6560.msg446636#msg446636)

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Game Description: You play as Megaman's sister ROLL, but not the Roll based on the Japanese Canon, but the Ruby Spears MegaMan Cartoon.

There are now 4 difficulty levels (easy-normal-hard & one-hit). You choose one main weapon (straight-spread-charge or burst) and one sub-weapon (vacuum-toaster-saw). You can also now choose between fighting 1 or 2 bosses at the same time (mono-melee) regardless of difficulty level.

During battles you can grab your enemy and absorb their power and use it against them. She can even perform some physical attacks such as a drop kick. You also have a super meter that allows you to perform a SUPER MOVE. Based on what weapon you're currently using, you can perform different SUPER MOVES.

Each boss has a weakness, much like every other megaman game. At the end of each battle, you're given a grade based upon your performance, an information Token, and a Password.





How to play via a PS3 (CFW) by STLcardsWS

For some reason this game gives some issue on the PS3, depending on how you load / mount the game.

If you load this game via webMAN you have to play around with the display settings to get it to boot. However with this new version it will boot but freeze when selecting your difficultly (so no need to give those instructions).

However there is still a great way to play this on the PS3 and that is by creating a package with Retro XMB Creator, running the game in this method no issues have arose. You can find the PS3 package below already created as well as the raw PS1 ISO.

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#33 - PS3 News - 49w ago
Following up on the previous update, today an anonymous source has leaked PS3 RetroXMB Beta 3 by doobz which allows users to boot RetroArch ROMs from the PS3 XMB alongside some updates below.

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To quote: Hi. The author of this application (Name: doobz) did not give permission for it's release. He claimed he was close to ready, but then he vanished and no one has seen him in months. We do not know of his location or status. It is a mystery.

As such I'm releasing the last version of the tool he provided prior to his disappearance.

Official RetroXMB README (Partial)

RetroXMB

RetroXMB is an app that makes it easy to install content on your PS3 XMB. I was sick of using "managers" to load other apps, i wanted it to be like the psp era where you clicked the icon and the app started. So this is my attempt at that

Its just a gui for a bunch of command line programs which i hacked that generate content for the Playstation 3. RetroXMB helps you put many games for many systems directly on your XMB. Here is a small list of supported systems:

Emulators:

  • PlayStation 1
  • PlayStation 2
  • PlayStation Portable

Here goes a small intro for RetroXMB..

Emulator Games:

Emulator games use RetroArch as a back-end.. here goes the wall of text about the emulators and their notes.

PS1 Games:

PS1 Games use Iris Manager as a back-end. multiMAN can cause conflicts with Iris and since multiMAN isn't open source, no one can fix it. If you run into problems while using the PS1 Games simply reboot your PS3 to fix it and dont run multiMAN

PS2 Classics (Experimental):

PS2 Classics uses the rap file from PS2 Classics Place Holder/ps2classic_GUI

Steps to install reactpsn + ps2 rap support:
1. create a new user called "aa" on your ps3
2. install ReactPSN 2.26
3. put the exdata folder in a usb device and plug it in the ps3
4. execute ReactPSN on the PS3
5. the "aa" user should be renamed to reactpsn and you will have the rif files installed in your "aa" account exdata
5. done you can now use PS2Classics made with this app

If you don't use the proper rap file, you will get a copyright information error when loading the ps2classic. this could be patched in the fw.

Note to Rogero FW Users:

Rogero FW doesnt patch certain EBOOT ecdsa signature checks. PS3 Keys from 3.56 and below aren't accepted in Rogero FW, so old homebrew won't work. Instead of resigning eboots for _higher_ fw Ask Rogero to fix this, or simply use Rebug or MiraLaTijera FW. All my EBOOTs are signed with 3.41 keys (it shouldn't matter which version).

Special Thanks:

STLcardWS, sandungas, AdaLove, UnknownArchive, Squarepusher, Hermes/Estwald, flatz, IngPereira, aldostools, Celestria, zecoxao and everyone that made this possible (or i forgot to mention )










Additional Info by STLcardsWS

RetroArch Supported Cores

FB_alpha
-- Various Arcade (CPS 1/2/3, Neo Geo, Sega System 16/18..)

FCEUmm
-- Nintendo NES / Famicom

Gambatte
-- Game Boy / Color

Genesis_plus_gx
-- SG -1000, Master System, Game Gear, Genesis, Sega CD

Mednafen_ngp
-- Neo Geo Pocket / Color

mednafen_pce_fast
-- Turbo GrafX 16, & CD (PC-Engine) / Super GrafX

Mednafen_vb
-- Nintendo Virtual Boy

mednafen_wswan
-- Bandia WonderSwan / Color

Nestopia
-- Nintendo NES / Famcom w/Disk System

prboom
-- Doom 1 & II Engine

Quicknes
-- Nintendo NES/ Famicom

snews9x_next
-- Super Nintendo / Super Famicom

Stella
-- Atari 2600

tyrquake
-- Quake Engine

Vba_next
-- Game Boy Advance

EXPERIMENTAL LIBRETRO CORES

Stella
-- Experimental Atari 2600
--- Issues ----

.Save / Load States do not work.

---Notes---

Toggle Color/Black and White with R3/L3 on select games.

mame78
-- Experimental: MAME 0.78
--- Issues ---

Save / Load States do not work.
Game Comparability is hit and miss
Frame-Rate issues in some games.

---Notes---

0.78 Romset should be used
Try lower version if exact cant be found.

Some Games will play well. There others that will not.

mednafen_gba
-- Experimental: GBA (use VBA_Next instead)
---Issues---

Very choppy and slow FPS at times.
A lot of issues
Save/Load States not supported

---Notes---

Requires GBA bios.
Use VBA-Next

mednafen_psx
-- Experimental: PSone

Slow FPS
Use other PS1 methods for the PS3.

Other Emulated Systems Supported

PlayStation 1:
-- Uses Iris Manager as a back end (4.46 not supported), Was released as the standaone PS1toPS2 b10 PlayStation Portable

-- PSP Remaster / PSP Minis, Was released as a standalone PSPtoPS3 b22

PlayStation 2:
-- Experimental PS2 Integration: Very early version.

Features

Global Features

  • Create CEX or DEX Packages
  • Create 3.41 - 4.XX Packages (Rogero Users See Read Me above)
  • Custom XMB Title
  • Customize XMB Appearance
  • ICON0.PNG
  • PIC1.PNG
  • PIC0.PNG
  • Add XMB Sound: (SND0AT.AC3)
  • Add Animated Icon: (ICON1.PAM)
  • Custom HIP: (edit text file)
  • Creates a random Title ID with a `RX-prefix` "RX_ _ _ _ _ _" at the start of every rom created.
  • OR change it to a Custom Title-ID of your choice
  • Progress Bar to show the app is working, (large files may seem long but it working).
  • Creates an XMB Auto-Booting package.

Retro Emulators:

  • RetroArch v9.9.0 is used as a back-end.for all emulation.
  • BIOS detection on ROMs. (unfinished / bugs)
  • ROM detection from various archive formats.
  • Included Custom PIC0.PNG for most cores (unfinished)
  • Support all libretro Cores for PS3 RetroArch (Uses Modified Cores)
  • Set Aspect Ratio of game to 16:9 (uncheck) or 4:3 (checked)
  • Add Extra Files or Multiple Files for roms that require it easily.

* Note there are some bugs with BIOS and ROM detections. Which leads to problems with some games not being able to create a package.

PlayStation 1

  • Update to standalone release of PS1toPS3 b10 by doobz
  • Supports PS1 ISO, BIN
  • Optional: Cue, toc File.
  • PS1 Games use Iris Manager as the engine. This supported to version 4.41 and below. at this time.
  • Hold Circle after selecting game on XMB, Enter Iris PS1 Setting menu prior to game launch.

PlayStation 2 (Experimental)

  • Early in development.
  • Supports PS2 ISO, BIN
  • Choose PS2 Playback on DEX or CEX (Experimental)
  • PS2 Classics require ReactPSN and the rap for PS2Classics Placeholder Installed

NOTICE: Make a copy of the PS2 game you are converting if you do not want to lose it!!!!

PlayStation Portable

  • An update to doobz PSProPS3 beta 22
  • Remastered Creation Supported
  • Minis Creation Supported
  • PSP ISO, EBOOT.PBP, PSN PKG (only ISO will be patched), MINI2.DAT or a homebrew PRX.

Update: RetroXMB Cave Story (NXengine) Light & Heavy XMB PKGs

Cave Story (Doukutsu Monogatari)
RetroArch v1.0.0.2 (libretro core: NXEngine)
RetroXMB XMB Direct Boot Applied

Requirements:


Additional Notes:

  • The light package has no guarantee that it will work with future updates of RetroArch (if installed). It should work and update your core as you install your new RetroArch updates in the future, but if there are changes significant changes to RetroArch, that could break features down the road. So that is something to consider if you plan to use the Light Package.
  • Also, there will be a bit more RetroXMB news coming in the next days or so stay tuned for more.
  • RetroXMB Beta 3 App (with new cores)
  • A new Tutorial for creating the smallest RetroXMB packages possible, with a bit of a mod from the official way.

Thanks/Credits:

  • Squarepusher / Maister (RetroArch) & All Libretro Contributors
  • doobz (RetroXMB Creator)
  • Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya (Cave Story Creator)

Retro XMB Creator 1.6.2 - Create LUA + PS3 Homebrew Packages / Updated PSX Launcher

What's new:

  • Added support to create Lua packages
  • Added support to create PS3 homebrew packages
  • Updated the PSX launcher (IRISMAN 3.03)

RetroXMB Setup Instructions

Based on doobz original RetroXMB with a Twist to the concept (Lite) by STLcardsWS (No Cores in the package replaced by standard core location, cut file size of packages drmatically compared to the tradional RetroXMB way)

Instructions

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  • Once in RetroXMB Creator Tool hit F3
  • Choose RetroArch Cores Path -- "/dev_hdd0/game/SSNE10000/USRDIR/cores/RetroXMB/1.0.0.2/"
  • RetroArch Title ID choose SSNE10000
  • Create a Package and Install
  • Enjoy!!!

RetroXMB (Beta 3) Re-released by STLcardsWS (Mar/12/14)

Included the following libretro cores from RetroArch v1.0.0.2: (tested and working for RetroXMB)

  • fbalpha
  • mame78
  • fceumm
  • Nestopia
  • QuickNES
  • GenesisPlusGX
  • Mednafen_VB
  • Mednafen_WSwan
  • Mednafen_ngp
  • Mednafen_PCE_Fast
  • gambatte
  • prboom
  • TyrQuake
  • snes9xnext
  • stella
  • vba_next
  • NXengine (Is not support in RetroXMB app (bug) but can auto boot using RetroXMB files (see above for pre-made Cave Story Packages)

Known Issues:

  • Old RetroArch Background Menu is used (minor annoyance on some long sub-menus where text alignment is an issue. This can not be fixed in the app, (as we do not have the source code) but can be manually adjusted by replacing the image from v1.0.0.2. (just keep the same name for the image)
  • Never Change the libretro Cores, or you will damage the package for future use. If this occurs delete and re-install. In order for this to be a problem someone would have to manually search folders on HDD to find the core and then change a core. In most cases this will be an issue to many.

Thanks / Credits:

  • Squarepusher (& Entire RetroArch/Libretro Team)
  • doobz (RetroXMB developer)
  • RetroXMB Contributors (see ReadME)

Update #2: Espionage (PS3)

This is a Homebrew Rom for the classic GameBoy handheld created by Fredrik Brundin, with RetroArch (gambatte) you have the options to play in Black/White or in Color. To achieve this while in-game hit L3 and R3 to access the main In-game Menu of Retro Arch and select "Core Options" where you can then select disable or enable "GB colorization".

RetroXMB autoboot is applied so direct launch from XMB with ease!

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Espionage v1.0 - Made for the GBJAM (gbjam.net).

You play as a spy as he makes his way into the enemy base to collect as much data as he can; but don't get too greedy, because he needs to get out before the timer runs out and the enemy back up arrives.

How to Play

To run the .gb file you will need a Game Boy emulator

Credits

  • Game by: Fredrik Brundin
  • Additional Art (Title & Game Over screen): Dominic Buchholz

Update #3: GBA Indie Roms for you PS3 (Using RetroArch w/ RetroXMB Auto Boot)

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (Dangerous X_MAS (GBA Homebrew Game).pkg) / [Register or Login to view links] (PowerPig (GBA Homebrew Game).pkg)

Following the release of various GameBoy and Atari 2600 Indie Games packaged into XMB Auto-Boot packages for the PlayStation 3 (CFW), I decided to checkout another retro system where Homebrew games are still being developed often.

The GBA (GameBoy Advance) has many great Homebrew Games, but here are two very nice releases for the GBA, that we now have today for the PS3 in Dangerous X-MAS (developed by the Spoutnick Team) & PowerPig ( developed by genecyst ). These homebrew creations use RetroArch v1.0.0.2 - vba_next.SELF for emulation with RetroXMB XMB auto-boot applied. See the various screens and videos of these games in action below.

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