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


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77w 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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daveshooter's Avatar
#5 - daveshooter - 170w ago
worked for me just. above

warofsilent's Avatar
#4 - warofsilent - 170w ago
the download links doesn't work.

NTA's Avatar
#3 - NTA - 170w ago
Thanks, hope to be using it do download new CFW hopefully lol!

gtxboyracer's Avatar
#2 - gtxboyracer - 171w ago
Ran it and the .Net 4.0 JIT Debugger picked up an issue -



If you encounter, just click "Continue" and it will run as normal.. well I hope so.

PS3 News's Avatar
#1 - PS3 News - 171w ago
Today PlayStation 3 hacker SvenGDK has released PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2, which allows users to manage their PS3 games, download the latest PS3 CFW, sign packages, format HDDs to FAT32, copy games and more.

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

To quote: What is PS3 Multi Tools for Windows?
"PS3 Multi Tools for Windows" is the new version of "Multi Tools for PS3".

With this tool you can:

- Manage your games
- NEW: Work faster with the new execution box (Execute commands like "copy" or "format")
- Easily copy games to other HDDs
- Format a HDD to FAT32 (over 32GB)
- Sign Package files (.pkg)
- Easy report bugs with the Reporter (Under settings)
- NEW: Download the newest Custom Firmwares like DualBoot CFW
- NEW: Get always the latest of your PS3 CFW Backup Manager like Multiman
- Easy select your HDD for games on the menu (NEW: If not found, you can enter it manually)

Other changes:

- New Design
- Improved copy speed
- Added a clock

Requirements:
- .Net Framework 4.0

PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2 Arrives, PS3 CFW Downloader

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