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70w 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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#40 - PS3 News - 52w ago
Following up on his previous releases and XMBPC Toolbox v2, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has made available XMBPC PS3 System Update v1.0.9 with the changelog detailed below.

To quote: Changelog XMBPC 1.0.9:

XMBPC System Update v1.0.9 released!

  • Preparing for new stable release
  • Changed some things in "Check for updates" to work with the new updater
  • Minor bugfixes

This is also a little "test" to try the new updater.

Update via "Check for updates" or try the new updater.

Drag and drop [Register or Login to view links] (UPDATE_v108_v109.PKG) into the updater (RIGHT-CLICK -> SAVE TARGET AS!)

You can grab the new updater from: luxdev.de/XMBPCE/ , place it into your XMBPC directory and wait until an update is available.

The new updater (XMBPC Updater.exe) allows updating outside XMBPC. Just open the application, drag&drop the new provided UPDATE.PKG file into the updater and click start.

This will allow updating faster and easier, but of course you will be also able to update via XMBPC, the new updater allows both methods.

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#39 - PS3 News - 57w ago
Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPC Toolbox v2 which is a PC XMB (Xcross Media Bar) clone with the changes outlined below.

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To quote: XMBPC Toolbox v2 released!

Just replace the file with the old one.

Changelog:

  • GUI changes
  • Check for any possible updates (XMBPC, Emulators, etc.)

Upcoming Features:

Here's a list of upcoming features for XMBPC in the next weeks:

  • Full Keyboard support (v1)
  • Steam support (v1)
  • More media folders (v1.0.X)
  • XMB Transitions & other effects (v1.0.X)
  • Installer and Downloader options (v1.0.X)

These features of v1 are already available:

  • Languages (Franšais, Deutsch, Espagnol & Letzebuergesch)
  • YouTube (Can be directly started under "Video")
  • Webbrowser
  • XMBPC Toolbox v2

XMBPC System Update v1.0.1 released.

Changelogs v1 to v1.0.1:

  • Improved startup speed (When starting XMBPC after the Setup)
  • Improved XMB browsing (You can not more browse to non existing items)
  • When you try to change a theme but there's no one in .\media\themes then you will get no more exceptions
  • A lot 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 ...)

XMBPC Toolkit updated too.

Changelogs v2 to v2.1:

  • You can now add more Steam games via the toolbox like on the XMBPC Setup
  • Other improvements

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#38 - PS3 News - 61w 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) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

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 & Franšais 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 / Franšais
  • 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 [Register or Login to view links]
  • 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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#37 - PS3 News - 65w ago
Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPC v0.9 RC which is a PC XMB (Xcross Media Bar) clone with the changelog below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: Complete Changelog from v0.8 to v0.9:

  • Fixed: Settings menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: Pictures menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: Music menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: Video menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: Games menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: "PS2 Games" folder now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: You should not more receive errors when closing a game
  • Updated: PS Menu
  • Updated: XMBPC Background (I will check the animation problems again tonight...)
  • Fixed: XMBPC should not more crash when trying to change the theme and there's no theme in .\media\themes
  • Fixed: PS Menu Background now fullscreen (there was a graphical bug on the right)
  • Updated: "Check for updates" & "PS2 Games folder" icons will now change when changing the theme
  • Fixed: PS2Loader did not start some games
  • Fixed: PS2Loader should now recognize ALL games
  • Fixed: Some graphical fixes on the Downloader
  • NEW: PS1Loader, you can now start PS1 Games directly from XMBPC (.BIN FORMAT ONLY!!!).
  • NEW: Now recognizes PS1 Game Discs (But they are not working yet, only manually)
  • Updated: "PS2 Games" folder renamed to "PS2/PS1 Games", PS1 & PS2 games will be shown there
  • NEW: Troubleshooting for new users
  • PS2Loader: Disc supported improved, now recognizes really all games
  • PS1Loader: Disc supported also improved, now recognizes all games
  • Updated: Cross/Square/Circle buttons
  • Added: Clock and notifications (Upper right)
  • Fixes: Other minor fixes
  • Updated:XMBPC now fullscreen
  • PSLoaders: ISO support for PS2 & PS1 games improved
  • Fixed: Some XMB browsing issues
  • NEW: PSPLoader, you can now add ONLY .cso psp games (it uses less space and is fully compatible)
  • Updated: "PS1 & PS2 Games" folder renamed to "PS1, PS2 & PSP Games"
  • Updated: Setup improved (only allows adding the right type of files)

Other notes:

  • Update from v0.8.X not recommended, always use a new stable release like this one
  • To use the PS2 Emulator you need to configure it first (CDVD -> cdvdGigaherz !) and add a BIOS file (I cannot provide one).
  • DON’T forget to install the driver first to get no errors

From the ReadMe File:

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#36 - PS3 News - 68w ago
Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPC v0.8 RC followed by v0.8.1 and v0.8.2 which is a PC XMB clone with the changelog below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: What is XMBPC?

XMBPC is a free tool to emulate/simulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC. This allows a user to launch many forms of media from the simulated XMB on the PC. This will not emulate PS3 Games / Homebrew this is just a XMB clone.

Changelog for v0.8 RC:

Hi everyone, a new version of XMBPC is available! Changelogs from v0.7.2 BETA to v0.8 RC

  • Setup redesigned (Replaced XMBPCE to XMBPC ; Autofills the username ; Removed useless passwordbox ; Added PS2 ISO selector)
  • PS2 Emulator Integration "PS2Loader"
  • Recognizes PS2 Game Discs
  • Start PS2 Game Discs directly from XMBPC
  • Start PS2 ISOs directly from XMBPC
  • New subcategory under "Games" -> "PS2 Games" folder
  • PS Button Menu fixed (Now opens and closes correctly with autofocus on home)

Other notes:

  • You can also update via System Update on XMBPC v0.7.1+
  • To use the PS2 Emulator you need to configure it first (CDVD -> cdvdGigaherz !) and add a BIOS file (I cannot provide one...).
  • DON'T forget to install the driver first to get no errors

Bugtracker: 85.31.189.150/mantisbt-1.2.14/main_page.php

From the ReadMe file:

XMBPC v0.8.1 System update will come out tonight. Update via XMBPC's "Check for Updates" after installing v0.8.0 above.

XMBPC v0.8.1 Changelog:

  • Fixed: Settings menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: Pictures menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: Music menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: Video menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: Games menu now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: "PS2 Games" folder now closes correctly when starting something
  • Fixed: You should not more receive errors when closing a game
  • Updated: PS Menu
  • Updated: XMBPC Background (I will check the animation problems again tonight...)

XMBPC v0.8.2 Changelog:

  • Fixed: XMBPC should not more crash when trying to change the theme and there's no theme in .\media\themes
  • Fixed: PS Menu Background now fullscreen (there was a graphical bug on the right)
  • Updated: "Check for updates" & "PS2 Games folder" icons will now change when changing the theme

XMBPC v0.8.5 Changelog:

  • Fixed: PS2Loader did not start some games
  • Fixed: PS2Loader should now recognize ALL games
  • Fixed: Some graphical fixes on the Downloader
  • NEW: PS1Loader, you can now start PS1 Games directly from XMBPC (.BIN FORMAT ONLY!!!).
  • NEW: Now recognizes PS1 Game Discs (But they are not working yet, only manually)
  • Updated: "PS2 Games" folder renamed to "PS2/PS1 Games", PS1 & PS2 games will be shown there
  • Other stability fixes

XMBPC v0.8.8 Changelog:

  • PS2Loader: Disc supported improved, now recognizes really all games
  • PS1Loader: Disc supported also improved, now recognizes all games
  • Updated: Cross/Square/Circle buttons
  • Added: Clock and notifications (Upper right)
  • Other minor fixes

XMBPC v0.8.9 Changelog:

  • XMBPC now fullscreen
  • ISO support for PS2 & PS1 games improved
  • Other minor fixes

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