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XMBPCE v0.6.5 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released


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76w 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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#10 - PS3 News - 158w ago
Today SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools to version 3.5 for Windows 7 with the following changes:

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Changelog:

  • Only for Windows 7!
  • MultiMAN Logo Updated
  • PSP Management updated:
  • New Design
  • User friendly
  • MultiMAN updated

Information:

  • This Release is ONLY for Windows 7
  • There will be no never version
  • This version will not be released for Windows Vista, XP or Mac OS X

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#9 - PS3 News - 163w ago
PS3 Multi Tools v3.1 is now released by SvenGDK, which adds PSP support among the changes below.

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Here are the changelogs from v3 to v3.1 (7, XP , Vista & Mac):

  • Added PSP Support
    - Detects if you plugin PSP
    - Read played and stored games from your PSP
    - Simply copy your emulators, converted PSX- or normal PSP-Games to your PSP with 1 click (They will stored on the correct folders)
  • Download CFW
  • Download Emulators

INFO: This update is available on v3 via Search Updates!!

Requirements for Windows 7:

  • .Net Framework 4.0

Requirements for Mac OS X Snow Leopard:

  • Crossover with Runtime: .Net Framework 2.0

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#8 - PS3 News - 164w ago
Today PlayStation 3 developer SvenGDK has updated his PS3 Multi Tools homebrew application to v3 for both Windows and Mac users.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mac users only) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mac users only)

To quote: A complete new version of PS3 Multi Tools for Windows is released! The new version is now called PS3 Multi Tools for Win & Mac... why? Read!

Here are the changelogs from v2.5 to v3.0 (7, XP , Vista & Mac):

  • You can now search minor/security updates for PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v3.X.X
  • Complete new XMB design
  • Now running on Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Offcial Firmware 3.41, 3.55 & 3.66 added
  • Package signing fixed (Not working on Mac)
  • Kmeaw 3.55 CFW added
  • Detailed game description will be shown
  • Added CFW355-OTHEROS++-SPECIAL Custom Firmware
  • Added more Homebrew:
    - OpenPS3FTP always the newest version (Kmeaw & Geohot)
    - QA Flagging Tools: flag, reset flag & extra flag
  • New Settings added: Show MD5 Hashes

Additional changelogs only for Windows 7 Users:

  • Added more Taskbar icons
    - Download latest version of MultiMAN
    - Load news
    - Search updates

Requirements for Windows 7:

  • .Net Framework 4.0

Requirements for Windows Vista & XP:

  • .Net Framework 2.0

Requirements for Mac OS X Snow Leopard:

  • Wine with .Net Framework 2.0 OR Crossover with Runtime: .Net Framework 2.0

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#7 - PS3 News - 166w ago
Here is another update for PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 2.5 with the following changes:

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What's new on v2.5? (Full Changelog from v2-v2.5):

  • Added an alternative Downloadserver EU 2 (Sponsored by Designheads), USA, UK & Asia will be available later.
  • You can choose your server under Settings->Choose server
  • Get always the latest version of your favorite emulator for PS3!
  • New Commands for the execution-box:
    - multiman: Downloads the latest version of MultiMAN
    - rogero: Downloads the latest version of Rogero Manager
    - gaia: Downloads the latest version of Gaia Manager
    - iris: Downloads the latest version of Iris Manager
    - server: Change or choose your Downloadserver
  • You don't need more to select first a download-server
  • Bug/Feedback/Link down Reporter opens now faster
  • Load PS3 Multi Tools for Windows News from the menu
  • Download completed Bug fixed
  • Fixed some Design changes from v2

Changelogs for Windows 7 Users:

  • Download Progress on the Taskbar
  • Copy Progress on the Taskbar
  • You can now open a games folder with the Taskbar-Icon (See Screenshot)
  • Start the format program with the Taskbar-Icon
  • Copy the selected game with the Taskbar-Icon

Requirements:

  • .Net Framework 4.0

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#6 - PS3 News - 169w ago
I added a mirror link as well now.

Also below is PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2.1:

Changelog from v2.0 > v2.1:

  • Added an alternative Downloadserver EU 2 (Sponsored by Designheads), USA, UK & Asia will be available later.
  • You can choose your server under Settings->Choose server
  • Get always the latest version of your favorite emulator for PS3!
  • New Commands for the execution-box:
  • multiman: Downloads the latest version of MultiMAN
  • rogero: Downloads the latest version of Rogero Manager
  • gaia: Downloads the latest version of Gaia Manager
  • iris: Downloads the latest version of Iris Manager
  • server: Change or choose your Downloadserver

Requirements:

  • .Net Framework 4.0

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