Sony Announces Ridge Racer Driftopia PS3 Beta Starting Soon

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35w ago - Sony PlayStation Betas Coordinator Alex Burrow announced today that the Ridge Racer Driftopia PS3 Beta is starting soon!

Below are the details to quote: Sign up here to have a chance to be one of the first players to get a glimpse of the drifting experience offered by Ridge Racer Driftopia and contribute to the game's optimisation by providing valuable feedback.

Ridge Racer Driftopia is the first ever free-to-play game based on the legendary franchise, and puts the series' signature drifting and arcade handling right at the heart of the experience with upgraded visuals that make every dust mote and gleaming fender shimmer with life.

In the game you will be challenged to shave seconds off each other's times as they tear up the streets and punch holes in solid concrete to reveal vital shortcuts. Beat other players' times to climb the global rankings, level up cars and earn booster cards to get that racing edge over the competition.

To get involved, please register your interest here.

This beta is available for selected participants from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel,...
 

PS3 HDD Utility (Beta) Homebrew Application by Nullptr is Released

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36w ago - Following up on the PS3 Slim HDD Reader, today PlayStation 3 developer nullptr has now released a PS3 HDD Utility (Beta) with details below.

Download: PS3_HDD_Utility_Beta.rar

To quote: Hello everyone!

Here is a lightweight utility for your PS3 HDD raw backup, decryption needs, and other features. Right now it only supports slim PS3s.
It's written from scratch except for some ported code form naehrwert's PoC. If you have any feed back, please put it here.

Beta Version:

  • Dumping raw images from external disks.
  • Image decryption is done in chunks to save memory.
  • Extracting file block tool. Allows user to dump specified parts of a file.

Notes:

  • I'm not responsible in ANYWAY for what is done with this app.
  • This tool is only for testing. It's not a one-app-solution to recovering data from PS3 HDD yet.
  • Decryption for NAND will be added later.
  • If you want to mount GameOS or do on-the-fly enc/dec, linux offers that in it's "device mapper". (I didn't test it...

 

JPS3 Visualizer (Beta) Homebrew App by Nokiajavi is Released

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39w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer nokiajavi has released a homebrew application he calls JPS3 Visualizer (Beta) which allows users to inspect the contents of a PS3 HDD from numerous connection types via PC.

Download: JPS3 Visualizer_BETA.rar

To quote: JPS3 Visualizer (Beta)

This application basically allows the display of PS3 games and applications you have installed on the hard drive, allowing it to display instead of the game code (BCES0009), the name of the game for PS3 in the language that we have chosen as long as the game will contain, besides will display an image of the game when you click on a folder.

Allows you to connect via FTP, SMB, LAN, SFTP, WEBDAV, HTTP, HTTPS, FILE (Folder on your system)

The markers used are stored, so it can be accessed easily and quickly.

Allows to calculate the size occupied by each game, which will be shown next to the name of the game.

Show the total installed games and the HDD size, free space and occupied space.

Also copy the filename of the game.

All data can be saved to speed up the display of games.

Thank you very much.


 

OpenPS3FTP v3.1 PS3Mod Beta 1 PS3 FTP App By Alexander Out

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39w ago - Following up on the previous releases, today Italian PlayStation 3 developer Alexander has released OpenPS3FTP 3.1 Unofficial PS3Mod Beta 1 with additional revisions from jjolano and details below.

Download: OpenPS3FTP v3.1 PS3Mod Beta 1 / OpenPS3FTP v3.0 RC4 / GIT

To quote, roughly translated: CHANGELOG OPENPS3FTP 3.1 (OPS3PS3FT31.pkg)

  • Fixed data connections
  • Removed unnecessary checks.
  • Use O2 instead
  • Compatible with 4.46 LDZ FERROX/HABIB
  • Improved Speed Transfer
  • Fixed minor bug cfw 4.46

(may still have some bugs, please report.)

Update: From jjolano: OpenPS3FTP is an open source FTP server for the PlayStation 3. It supports the basic FTP commands that the typical user would need to transfer files in and out of their console. OpenPS3FTP is built using libraries from the PSL1GHT SDK (commit 534e589).

Changelog:

Release Candidate...
 

PS3 NOR / NAND Statistic Beta Homebrew App By Sinsizer Arrives

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52w ago - Following up on the previous updates from BwE, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer sinsizer has made available PS3 NOR / NAND Statistic Beta for those interested in validating and checking their PS3 NOR / NAND dumps.

Download: NOR_NAND_Statistic_BETA.rar / NOR_NAND_Statistic_BETA.rar (Mirror) / PS3_NOR-NAND_Statistic.rar / dumpstatistic.rar / PS3_NOR-NAND_Statistic_fixed.rar / dumpstatistic.rar by sinsizer / dumpstatistic.7z (Win XP) by Swizzy (Requires .NET Framework 4.0

To quote: Features:

  • NOR/NAND statistics
  • NOR/NAND patching
  • NOR/NAND byte swapping
  • NOR/NAND infos
  • NOR/NAND validation
  • NOR/NAND extraction
  • DATECODE check

This tool works different than other validators. Instead of outputting a full log, it will output...
 







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