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67w 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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#35 - PS3 News - 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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#34 - drksd - 72w ago
PS3 Multi Tools v9 downloaded this program.. awesome thank you

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#33 - PS3 News - 72w 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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#32 - PS3 News - 76w 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: [Register or Login to view links]

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: [Register or Login to view links]

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 - 78w 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.

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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, PortuguÍs 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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