XMBPC v0.9.2 PS3 - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Now Updated


46w ago - Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPC v0.9.2 followed by XMBPC v0.9.5 RC, v0.9.7.1, v0.9.8, v0.9.9, v1 and more which is a PC XMB (Xcross Media Bar) clone with the changelog below.

Download: XMBPC v0.9.2 PS3 (Update via Application) / XMBPC v0.9.5 RC / XMBPC v1 / XMBPC v1.0.5b / PS3 Controller Drivers (x64 & x32)

To quote: What is XMBPC?

XMB is a cloned XMB interface that is on the PSP / PS3 main menu. This app mimics the XMB interface (not the system) for use on your PC. So you have the ability to manage all your Videos, Music, Pictures. Just as you would on those Sony Devices but now on a PC.

This even has support for using a PS3 Controller as well. The developer along the way has also added support for some Emulators / Games to launch directly from the XMB. Among many other additions to improve the handling of media on your PC threw this XMB interface.

Recent Changelogs:

XMBPC v0.9.5 RC will come soon with some new features!

  • XMBPC Network (XMBPC Network: network.luxdev.de)
  • XMBPC Network new video preview (Login & Add a friend): Created by SvenGDK (luxdev.de/XMBPCE/XMBPC_05/)
  • Automated driver installation (Installs Motioninjoy DRIVER ONLY)

XMBPC System Update v0.9.2 available! Update via "Check for updates" on XMBPC.

Changelogs:

  • Added Internet Browser (First PUBLIC TEST - not done yet but usable)
  • Other minor fixes

XMBPC System Update v0.9.1 released! You can update via "Check for updates" in XMBPC.

  • NEW: Deutsch & Français language (can be selected on the Toolbox or on a new setup)
  • NEW: XMBPC Toolkit v1 (XMBPC_Toolkit.exe):
  • Change media folders
  • Add more games
  • Install drivers (LATER)
  • Reset XMBPC

XMBPC Changelogs from v0.9 to v0.9.5:

XMBPC Network:

  • Create a XMBPC Network account
  • Login with your XMBPCN or MyPS account
  • Add friends to XMBPC (Limited to 3 ATM)
  • See who's online
  • Update your status

XMBPC Toolkit v1.5 (XMBPC Toolkit.exe):

  • Change media folders
  • Add more games
  • Install drivers
  • Change language
  • Reset XMBPC

Driver installation (Motioninjoy driver will be installed aut. INFO: NO DS3 TOOL):

  • Can be installed on a new setup
  • Can be installed via the XMBPC Toolbox v1.5

Languages:

  • French / Français
  • German / Deutsch
  • Spanish / Espagnol
  • Luxembourgish / Letzebuergesch

Added Internet Browser (First PUBLIC TEST - not done yet but usable):

  • XMB Category Label (Shows Users/Settings/Photo/Music/Video/Game/Network/Friends)
  • Show controller help (Select+Start / L3+R3)
  • When you change the background it will be saved as long as you change it to another one
  • 96 new pc game covers
  • Some fixes

Other 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)

Updates since v0.9.5 release:

XMBPC System Update v0.9.6 released:

  • HOTFIX: XMBPC now boots up with any selected language (Only English worked)

XMBPC System Update v0.9.7 released:

  • Commandline Switches (/default ; /about ; /xbox) (Via cmd or XMBPC Toolbox GUI)
  • /default will start XMBPC directly without setup with default values (MediaPaths = Desktop ; Language = English ; Username = PC Username ; Games = None)
  • /about shows a messagebox about XMBPC
  • /xbox will skip the "Press the PS button to continue" on the setup and lets you use XMBPC with a XBOX controller
  • Setup optimized
  • Some crash fixes

XMBPC System Update v0.9.7.1 released:

  • XMBPC Network optimizations & stability improvements

XMBPC System Update v0.9.8 released:

  • Stability improvements on browsing games, musics, videos and pictures (You will maybe see no difference but the browsing system got completely changed and throws normally no more error exceptions)
  • Fixed: Volume adjustment now works on the music & video player
  • Fixed: When you exit the internet browser, XMB should get reactivated now
  • Added: YouTube can now directly be started under "Video"

XMBPC System Update v0.9.9 released:

  • Added Keyboard support (Controller still needed until v1 is released!)
  • Mappings luxdev.de/XMBPCE/KEYBOARD%20CONTROLS.txt

XMBPC Changelogs from v0.9.5 to v1:

  • Added: YouTube can now directly be started under “Video”
  • Added: Keyboard support (No more controller required)
  • Mappings http://www.luxdev.de/XMBPCE/KEYBOARD%20CONTROLS.txt
  • Added: Steam support (Just choose your game shortcuts NOT .EXE)
  • Commandline Switches (/default ; /about ; /xbox) (Via cmd or XMBPC Toolbox GUI)
  • /default will start XMBPC directly without setup with default values (MediaPaths = Desktop ; Language = English ; Username = PC Username ; Games = None)
  • /about shows a messagebox about XMBPC
  • (/xbox will skip the “Press the PS button to continue” on the setup and lets you use XMBPC with a XBOX controller – USELESS SINCE KEYBOARD SUPPORT)
  • Updated: You don’t need more to enter the pc games’s names
  • Updated: Setup optimized
  • Stability: XMBPC Network optimizations & stability improvements
  • Stability: Improvements on browsing games, musics, videos and pictures (You will maybe see no difference but the browsing system got completely changed)
  • Fixed: Volume adjustment now works on the music & video player
  • Fixed: When you exit the internet browser, XMB should get reactivated now
  • Fixed: Random crashes
  • Fixed: XMBPC now boots up with any selected language (Only English worked)

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 (multiselect works)

XMBPC System Update v1.0.2 released:

Changelogs v1.0.1 to v1.0.2:

  • More improvements in browsing the XMB
  • ADDED: a poweroff button under "Home", you don't need more to open the PS Menu
  • IMPORTANT: To use the PS Button on the keyboard you have to press "Home" on your keyboard NOT MORE the windows key.

XMBPC System Update v1.0.3 released:

Changelogs v1.0.2 to v1.0.3:

  • Background updated. (By Senzune at deviant art)
  • When starting a game you will see a new gamestart video.
  • Transitions 30% done, only the categories "User" & "Settings" have transitions for now, there is currently a bug with other transitions.
  • After logging in into XMBPC Network your status will automatically updated to "Online".
  • Fixed: When adding a pc game with no "ProductName" property you will get no more exceptions
  • Other fixes & improvements

XMBPC System Update v1.0.4 released:

IMPORTANT & HUGE UPDATE - PLEASE UPDATE - Please report any issues with the new features.

Changelog v1.0.3 to v1.0.4:

  • Added Retro Games support (GBA, GBC, SEGA, NES, SNES)
  • Games Differentiation (Playstation & Retro Games)
  • Setup improvements & fixes
  • Other fixes

XMBPC Toolbox also updated to v2.2:

  • You can now add Retro Games
  • When adding a PC Game without "ProductName" property you will get no more exceptions

XMBPC System Update v1.0.5 released:

Please update to this STABLE version. This will be the last update pkg which contains the new "Retro Games" feature of v1.0.4 due the large size of the update pkg.

Changelogs v1.0.4 to v1.0.5:

  • Stability improvements
  • System Fixes
  • Graphical issues fixes
  • (XMBPC Store - Already visible under "Network" but cannot be used)

Changelogs from v1 to v1.0.5b:

  • Added: RetroLauncher (NES, SNES, GBA, GBC, SEGA Roms Support)
  • Added: Poweroff button under “Home”, you don’t need more to open the PS Menu
  • Added: When starting a game you will see a new gamestart video
  • Added: Transitions 30% done, only the categories “User” & “Settings” have transitions for now, there is currently a bug with other transitions
  • Added: XMBPC Store (Not working – Will be available with later updates)
  • Updated: Background (By Senzune at deviant art)
  • Updated: After logging in into XMBPC Network your status will automatically updated to “Online”
  • Improved: Startup speed (When starting XMBPC after the Setup)
  • Improved: XMB browsing (You can not more browse to non existing items) (You will maybe see no difference but the browsing system got completely changed)
  • Improved: Games Differentiation (Playstation & Retro Games)
  • Improved: Setup
  • Fixed: When adding a pc game with no “ProductName” property you will get no more exceptions
  • Fixed: When you try to change a theme but there’s no one in .mediathemes then you will get no more exceptions
  • Fixes: Alot of improvements in loading music covers and video thumbnails (If you see no video thumbnails just browse your videos or restart XMBPC and they will be shown, there is still something do to …
  • IMPORTANT: To use the PS Button on the keyboard you have to press “Home” on your keyboard NOT MORE the Windows key.

XMBPC Toolbox also updated to v2.2:

  • Added: You can now add Steam games
  • Added: You can now add Retro games
  • Fixed: When adding a PC Game without “ProductName” property you will get no more exceptions

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)

XMBPC System Update v1.0.6 released:

Changelog:

  • XMBPC Store now open
  • Download NES, SNES, GBA, GBC & SEGA (Megadrive...) Roms
  • Install the game directly in XMBPC after downloading
  • Notifications - Get System Update notifications (Info: This feature will be extended with future updates)

XMBPC System Update v1.0.8 released:

Changelogs from v1.0.7 to v1.0.8:

  • Added "Radios" under "Music" - You can now listen to a radio station and which plays in the background of XMBPC. (On the provided Web site you have to pause the flash player and click on "stand alone player"!!) - Play/Stop from everywhere in XMBPC - Controls: (R+S) OR (L1+R1) to stop and (R+P) OR (L1+R1) to replay the last radio station
  • Added XMB-Style Dialogs - All XMBPC Network dialogs are not done yet because there much more things to get this working.
  • Standard wallpaper changed again to improve speed and text visibility
  • Other small fixes








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#35 - PS3 News - 55w 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.

Download: XMBPCE v0.7 Beta with Cover Pack / XMBPCE v0.7.2 Beta with Cover Pack / PS3 Controller Drivers (x64 & x32)

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 - 57w ago
PS3 Multi Tools v9 downloaded this program.. awesome thank you

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#33 - PS3 News - 57w 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.

Download: XMBPCE v0.6.5 Beta with Cover Pack / PS3 Controller Drivers (x64 & x32)

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 - 61w 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.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools v9

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: https://cdn.anonfiles.com/1362321170877.zip

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 - 63w 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.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools v8.5

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, Português 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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