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57w ago - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has made available XMBPC PS3 System Update v1.1 followed by v1.1.1 and v1.1.2 and v1.1.3 with the changelogs detailed below.

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To quote: XMBPC v1.1 has been released!

Changelog:

New features:

  • Disc Explorer (Play Music, Movies, Pictures, Roms etc. from a file disc)
  • Possibility to start XMBPC with Windows (Can be set on new XMBPC Setup or XMBPC Toolkit)

Updates:

  • A lot of missing translations updated
  • PS1Loader (By ePSXe) updated to v1.0.9

New transitions:

  • "Friends" category

New store entries (Available in some hours):

  • 5 GBA Roms
  • 5 SNES Roms
  • 5 NES Roms
  • 5 GBC Roms
  • 5 SEGA Roms

Fixes:

  • Illegal path error when selecting no music, video or pictures folder
  • You can not more browse to non existing friends in the "Friends" category
  • Updated the icon of every form

Notes:

  • Always use a new stable release
  • To use the PS1 & PS2 Emulator you need to configure it first (PS2: CDVD -> cdvdGigaherz !) and add a BIOS file.
  • To add PSP/PS1/PS2 games you need to select the correct filter on the setup: 85.31.189.150/setupnew.png (multiselect works)

Important Information:

If you want to update v1.0.9 to v1.1 via System Update feature or with an update pkg, then you need to download the updated "XMBPC Updater.exe" from here: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE/XMBPC%20Updater.exe and place it into your XMBPC directory. This file has been updated 20mins before, so users of v1.1 are also asked to replace the existing "XMBPC Updater.exe" file because of an important update.

Update PKG v1.0.9 to v1.1.0: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE/UPDATES/UPDATE_v109_v110.PKG (If you don't replace the Updater before updating then the language and ps1loader files will not be updated.)

XMBPC System Update v1.1.1 has been released!

NOTES BEFORE INSTALLING: XMBPC Updater has been updated again, this fixes installing future updates of DS, Gamecube & Wii loaders. Get it here (luxdev.de/XMBPCE/XMBPC%20Updater.exe)

OTHER INFOS: I'm really sorry for the possibility to browse only 1 pc game... I will try to fix this as soon as possible.

UPDATE PKG: luxdev.de/XMBPCE/UPDATES/UPDATE_v110_v111.PKG

Changelog: v1.1.1

  • Added on XMBPC Setup the possibility to add DS (*.nds), Gamecube (*.gcm) & Wii (*.iso) games.
  • Added: "Nintendo games" folder under the "Game" category.
  • Fixed: "Check for updates", it will now always download the latest XMBPC Updater to update without problems.

XMBPC System Update v1.1.2 has been released!

XMBPC System Update v1.1.2 will be available in few minutes, this fixes the game browsing issue, but you have to re-add your PC games!

  • Caution: The "Game" category is very unstable and you need to re-add your PC games! (Not Roms)

XMBPC System Update v1.1.3 has been released!

  • This fixes some stability problems with the "Game" category.
  • Update via internal update function.

XMBPC Toolkit v2.7 has been released!

Get it here: luxdev.de/XMBPCE/XMBPC%20Toolkit.exe

  • This allows adding more DS, Gamecube & Wii games after the setup.




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#35 - PS3 News - 77w ago
Following up on his previous revision, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPCE v0.7 Beta followed by v0.7.2 which is a PC XMB clone with the changelog below.

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To quote: Changelog for XMBPCE v0.70:

  • New game covers (Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, ...)
  • You can now browse previous files, not only browse the next ones.
  • Theme installer (Yes, p3t files compatibility. TO INSTALL THEMES YOU NEED TO PLACE THE P3T FILE IN .mediaThemes)
  • Background downloader (Like on the PS3 with a speed indicator feature)
  • File browser for future things (You can control it with the controller and select your p3t theme from there)
  • Now loading game disc cover from “.mediaCovers”, improves compatibility & speed
  • New game handling system (PS Button should now work ingame)
  • Other compatibility and speed improvements

Note: DON’T forget to install the driver first AND click ALL SAVE Buttons to get no errors

From the ReadMe File: XMBPC v0.7 BETA

XMBPC is a free tool to emulate/simulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC.

Developers / Testers / Other helpful people

DEV: SvenGDK
TESTERS: GregoryRasputin and harryoke
OTHER: Cromon, LoboGuara, JonahUK and DEFAULTDNB

What has been done already?

Setup: Done
Driver installation: Not done yet (Requires Motionjoy driver!)
XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing)
Playstation Button Menu: Halfway done
Controller support: Done (Bluetooth connection works also)

Category browsing

"Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos", "Pictures" and "Settings"

Handling Game Discs: Done
Handling Games itself: Done
Handling Music Files: Done
Handling Movie Files: Done
Handling Image Files: Done
Handling Downloads: Done

Starting Browser: Done
Starting Games: Done
Starting Music Player: Done
Starting Video Player: Done
Starting Picture Viewer: DOne
Download files: Done

Music Player: Done
Video Player: Halfway done
Picture Viewer: Halfway done
Downloader: Done

There are some features missing which will be added soon...

Video & Music Player Controls

Picture Viewer Controls

Downloader Controls

File Browser Controls

In-Game Controls

XMBPC v0.7.2 Changelog:

  • Fixed BackgroundDownloader exit
  • You can now change your BackgroundImage when watching a picture and click
  • Updated controls (see README)
  • Removed the console

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#34 - drksd - 79w ago
PS3 Multi Tools v9 downloaded this program.. awesome thank you

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#33 - PS3 News - 79w ago
Following up on his initial announcement, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPCE v0.6.5 Beta which is a PC XMB clone with details below.

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To quote: Hi everyone! I'm proud to finally release the first Beta of XMBPCE.

What is the XMB (XrossMediaBar)?

XMB is the graphical user interface of the PS3 & PSP.

What can I do with this emulator?

With this emulator you can use the graphical user interface of the PS3/PSP on your Windows PC. You can control it with the PS3 Controller.

What has been done already?

Setup: Done
Driver installation: Not done yet (REQUIRES MOTIONJOY DRIVER!)
XMB Boot: Done
Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing ...)
Playstation Button Menu: Halfway done (NOT STABLE!)
Controller support: Done

Category browsing: "Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos" and "Pictures"

Handling Game Discs: Done
Handling Music Files: Done
Handling Movie Files: Done
Handling Image Files: Done

Starting browser: Done
Starting games: Done
Starting Music Player: Done
Starting Video Player: Done
Starting Picture Viewer: Done

Music Player: Done
Video Player: Halfway done
Picture Viewer: Halfway done

Other informations

DON'T forget to install the driver first AND click all SAVE Buttons to get no errors.

Video: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE/

Finally, from the Read Me file:

XMBPCE v0.6.5 BETA

XMBPCE is a free tool to emulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC.

Developers/Testers/Other helpful people

DEV: SvenGDK
TESTERS: GregoryRasputin and harryoke
OTHER: Cromon, LoboGuara, JonahUK and DEFAULTDNB

What has been done already?

Setup: Done
Driver installation: Not done yet (Requires Motionjoy driver!)
XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing)
Playstation Button Menu: Halfway done
Controller support: Done

Category browsing: "Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos" and "Pictures"

Handling Game Discs: Done
Handling Music Files: Done
Handling Movie Files: Done
Handling Image Files: Done

Starting browser: Done
Starting games: Done
Starting Music Player: Done
Starting Video Player: Done
Starting Picture Viewer: DOne

Music Player: Done
Video Player: Halfway done
Picture Viewer: Halfway done

There are some features missing which will be added soon ...

Video & Music Player Controls

L1 -> Volume up
L2 -> Volume down
Circle (O) -> Exit
Triangle -> Open Control Panel (NOT WORKING YET)
Cross (X) -> Execute selected control

Picture Viewer Controls

L1 -> Last picture
R1 -> Next picture
Circle (O) -> Exit
Square -> Change picture format

Note: XMBPCE will be renamed to XMBPC, and HERE are 2 new features coming in v0.7.

Updates for XMBPC v0.7: Here's a quick preview of the new feature "Theme Changer (p3t)": 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE/XMBPC_01/

Upcoming confirmed features:

  • New game covers (Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, ...)
  • Theme installer (Yes, p3t files compatibility)
  • Background downloader (Like on the PS3 with a speed indicator feature)
  • File browser for future things (You can control it with the controller and select your p3t theme from there)
  • Now loading game disc cover from ".\media\Covers", improves compatibility & speed
  • Other compatibility and speed improvements

Things which will come later:

  • Emulators
  • REAL USE of the background downloader

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#32 - PS3 News - 83w ago
Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 9 with the changes detailed below.

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PS Multi Tools v9 Changelog:

  • Added PARAM.SFO Editor
  • Added 2 more themes (BlueMoon, ComicColor)
  • Added MD5 Checker (Get MD5 of a file / Compare 2 files’s MD5 Hash / Check MD5 Hash with aldostools MD5-Database)
  • Opened PS Vita section
  • New Reporter (More features added)
  • New Offline Mode (Use PS Multi Tools offline – most features are disabled)
  • Other fixes (Translation fixes, missing setup languages, bad coding)

What is PS Multi Tools?

PS Multi Tools (previously PS3 Multi Tools) was designed to manage your PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups. It is able to load your PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups from a folder/memory stick (like GAMEZ, GAMES, ...) and reading the PARAM.SFO/SYSTEM.CNF file. You are also able to copy the PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups into an other HDD/Memory Stick.

With PS Multi Tools you can:

  • Load PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups
  • Copy PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups to a HDD/Memory Stick
  • Format a HDD to FAT32 (any HDD size)
  • Sign PKG files
  • Patch LV2 for 4.21
  • Edit PARAM.SFO files
  • Decrypt/Sign EBOOTs up to 4.XX
  • Check the MD5 Hash of the downloaded file with aldostools MD5 database to see if it's the original file or a modified one
  • Browse the Sony Entertainment Store
  • Download the latest PC / PS3 Homebrew Applications, Official / Custom Firmwares, Emulators, Backup Managers, Downgrader Files ...
  • Customize PS Multi Tools via MyPS Multi Tools (Themes, Choose Language, Get BETA or RELEASE Updates, ...)
  • It has also a built-in PKG File Manager and FTP Manager.

Latest PS Live Menu Changes:

v7.5 to v7.6

  • PlayStation Live Stream will popup on PS Multi Tools start for the next 15 hours

v7.0 to v7.5

  • PS Live Menu general improvements
  • All downloads will be organized into a subfolder called "DOWNLOADS"
  • Sign PKG File improved
  • EBOOT Kit improvements
  • EBOOT Database now available under Homebrews
  • multiMAN 04.20.00 BASE available
  • PS Multi Tools will now popup the official PlayStation Live Stream for the presentation of the PS4.

On the bottom right you can change the language to:

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin
  • French
  • Korean
  • Italian

Update: XMBPCE: An XMB Emulator by SvenGDK has also been announced today. To quote:

Hey, I want to show you a new project from me called XMBPCE which I started yesterday.

What is the XMB (XrossMediaBar)?

XMB is the graphical user interface of the PS3 & PSP.

What can I do with this emulator?

With this emulator you can use the graphical user interface of the PS3/PSP on your Windows PC. You can control it with the PS3 Controller.

What has been done already?

  • XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
  • Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing)
  • Controller support: Done
  • Category browsing: Only “Games”
  • Starting games: Done
  • PlayStation Button Menu: Halfway done

There are MANY features missing which will be added soon, this is only the first Alpha version …

Here are some short videos about it:

  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_4/ (New video, the game switch system isn't improved yet)
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_3/ (Of course it will be full screen on first beta release)
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_2/
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_5/
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_6/
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_7/
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_8/

I hope I was able to wake your interest.

Gallery

  • Pic #1: 85.31.189.150/xmbpce_setup.png
  • Pic #2: 85.31.189.150/xmbpce_setup_2.png

From JonahUK: Extracted using RCOMage: [Register or Login to view links]

All the RCO files are stored in \dev_flash\vsh\resource

These were from a 3.55 backup I had on my PC, if you need anymore (any XMB cat etc.) just let me know.

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#31 - PS3 News - 85w ago
Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 8.5 with the changes outlined below.

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Hi, I got finally time to release a new version of PS Multi Tools. The new version contains not really new functions but lets you customize and use it like you want.

PS Multi Tools v8.5 Changelog:

  • Removed the PS Multi Tools Mainmenu to replace it completely with the PS Live Menu.
  • Complete cleanup (Removing unused things, cleaned unused code, ...)
  • Full PS Multi Tools and PS Live Menu translations for German, French, Luxembourgish, PortuguÍs brasileiro*, Spanish* and Nederlands, other languages still need to be manually translated.
  • MyPS Advanced (Customize PS Multi Tools - Themes ... )
  • Realtime notifications (If I just updated something, I will let you know )
  • Replaced the black box on the console selection form to a new PS Multi Tools Quick-Setup

*To use this language, please select it under MyPS->Additional PS Multi Tools Languages

PS. Please report all errors via the Reporter in MyPS. Live Menu v6.5 released!

Changelog v6.3 to v6.5:

  • New Updater released!
  • You can use the new updater under 'My Account' in MyPS Multi Tools
  • PS Multi Tools BETA v8.6 released! - Fixes graphical issues on Linux & OS X - Added Nederlands in MyPS Setup
  • You can fix missing translations under 'MyPS Multi Tools'

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