PSP RCO Editor v1.15b released!

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338w ago - Update: PSP RCO Editor v1.15c is now up, and fixes another bug in GIM conversion routine.

ZiNgA BuRgA has updated his PSP XMB customization program, which allows users to replace icons, sounds, text data, and page data found in RCO files on the PSP's flash memory.

Download: PSP RCO Editor v1.15b

Changes in v1.15/v1.15b:

  • Fixed a bug in the decompression and GIM conversion routine
  • Rewrote GIM BMP conversion routine
  • Dimension restrictions removed, as well as the "visible dimension" nonsense (RCO Editor automatically fixes that)
  • osk_utility.rco icons no longer cause crashes
  • Support for creating 4 bit and 32 bit GIMs (previously, only 8 bit supported) - effectively removing the 256 colour restriction
  • You can now use ICO, PNG and GIF files as inputs, in addition to 4 bit BMPs
  • Other minor changes and bug fixes
  • Added option to disable compressing resources - this is for some 3.7x RCOs not working properly with compression enabled
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    HDMI vs. Component - What's The Difference?

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    338w ago - Amid a global spectrum of high definition format battles, none is so misunderstood as the debate between HDMI and component video. Some videophiles expect HDMI to completely outpace the "vintage" analog format, while true experts in the field know there are distinct advantages and disadvantages to each format.

    This article will give you a better idea of the technologies that make up these video formats, and prove that the differences are not as lopsided as you may think.

    If you talk to any half-witted video enthusiast or ask an associate at your local big box retailer - bearing in mind that the two groups are pretty much the same - they'll unmistakably tell you that HDMI is better than component, case closed, end of story. This is just based on tired assumptions of the entire audio/visual industry. HDMI is based on a digital technology while component is analog, HDMI is a more recent development and HDMI costs more. Conventional wisdom says that newer formats are better, digital is always the best and a higher price tag equals higher quality.

    Living under the guise of these kinds of stereotypes will eventually tear your brain to shreds. They're just not true. Component video cables can deliver really high quality pictures, just like HDMI. They also tend to be a bit more robust, especially if...
     

    Unofficial Playstation 3 commercial

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    338w ago - A gamer has made the following Playstation 3 commercial, early comments are showing that people are certainly impressed by it.

    Have a look at the video below and what do you think?

    Vidoe can be seen here:




     

    PSPTHOM: TO7-70 emulator for PSP v1.1.0 (IR + SLIM) out!

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    338w ago - Zx-81 has released a new version of PSPThom- the emulator of the Thomson TO7 home computer.

    For those who haven't seen previous versions, Thom is one of the best emulator of the Thomson TO7 home computer running on MacOS, Windows and Unix.

    Download: PSPTHOM v1.1.0 for 3.X CFW / PSPTHOM v1.1.0 for FW 1.5

    What's new in version 1.1.0:

    - IR keyboard support !
    - New speed limiter function
    - Add option to display fps rate
    - Now compatible with custom firmwares 3.x and PSP-slim
    - Add a simple intro splash screen
    - Option to prevent the blue led to be displayed when
    L or R are pressed
    - Support iso8859-1 fonts in print text functions
    (might be useful to translate menus in german, french ...)
    - Bug fix and code cleaning
     

    Sony's 40GB PS3 arrives in retail store stockrooms

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    338w ago - Absolutely no surprises here folks, but we've managed to attain a few photos of the box of the new 40GB PlayStation 3 due to officially launch on November 2nd.

    These shots come from the storeroom of an unnamed major retail store so it's not like anyone's selling them just yet, unlike the botched launch of a certain other games console. Anyway, if you've been hankering to see "40GB" printed on a PS3 box, now's your chance.

    Gallery pics can be seen at the link at the top of this news!
     







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