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66w 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.

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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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#45 - PS3 News - 17w ago
Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has made available XMBPC v3 Beta followed by details on v3.0.1 with the changelogs outlined below.

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Changelogs v3.0.0

  • Changed back to beta (Read why: twitlonger.com/show/n_1s142gp or below)
  • Completely new fullscreen setup
  • You can now protect XMBPC with a password (will get updates with a lockscreen)
  • Updated emulators, now detecting if x32 or x64 to have a better performance
  • Fixed: No Games showing
  • Other minor fixes

Changelogs v3.0.0 - v3.0.1

  • Emulators will not more start twice
  • Gameintro should not more be laggy

Hi followers! After some hours of thinking about XMBPC, I'm ready to change some things and to talk about it.

But first, I would like to thank you all for testing and sharing XMBPC. Since the v1 release in June 2013 until now I count over 20000 downloads, which is for me more than adequate

Now to the changes I would like to do... The release status of XMBPC will be reverted back to beta, since there are alot of bugs which really need to be fixed first.

For a stable release, the basic functions must work for everyone, but this isn't the case here. The current release will get an update soon which changes only the name of the tool, so don't worry about missing features or something else

What about XMBOSX now after this changes?

XMBOSX will NOT be available within the next 3-6 months because there are really alot of features I can't make possible on OS X with a "Wine" port and I don't really have the time to learn Objective-C beside the school...

So I need someone which could realize this properly with Objective-C or you will have to wait until I learn it myself (I will learn it sure in the near future).

Any news about the PS3 emulation?

Yes, there is a PS3 emulator in development. It will be implemented as soon as the hardware emulation is accurate enough to run official PS3 games

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#44 - atefdali - 23w ago
Its possible to format the hdd on my pc?

What extension i can format it? i prefer ntfs

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#43 - PS3 News - 25w ago
Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has made available XMBPC PS3 System Update v2 followed by a v2.0.1 and v2.0.2 Update PKG and XMBPC Updater v2.1 with the changelogs detailed below.

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To quote: XMBPC System Update v2.0.1 released. Fixed: Playstation, Nintendo & Retro Games were not available.

Changelogs:

  • Added new Desktop mode* [BETA] (Start from Users->Switch To Desktop ; Exit from Desktop->Return to XMB)
  • Added Italian language
  • Minor changes and fixes

*Desktop Mode [BETA](Works only with keyboard & mouse – ENGLISH ONLY):

  • Simple Desktop (Clones your normal Desktop)
  • Working Taskbar (Detects started & exited apps, Close apps)
  • Simplified Properties Window (File->Properties)
  • Personalize Desktop (Background & Taskbar Transparency)

This is a new stable release. Always update to such releases to have the best experience with XMBPC.

Updates:

XMBPC v2.0.1 Update PKG [To use with XMBPC Updater for v2+ / Or just update via XMBPC) (Rightclick->Save As if not starting directly)

Error Troubleshooting:

“Can’t load file or set ‘Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback’ or its dependencies.”

  • Place this dll in the main directory: [Register or Login to view links]

XMBPC System Update v2.0.2 has been released. XMBPC Updater has been updated too. Update via XMBPC or update pkg (REQUIRES NEWEST XMBPC UPDATER) from: 85.31.189.150/updates.html

Changelog: XMBPC System v2.0.2

  • Removed DirectX
  • Updated Bootanimation
  • Updated Gamebootanimation
  • Some Updates and changes on XMBDesktop

Changelog: XMBPC Updater v2.1

  • Added new update parameters
  • Fully compatible with v2+

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#42 - omegaprime29 - 49w ago
thanks dude for this nice

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#41 - PS3 News - 49w 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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