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PPC Compiler for Compiling PowerPC to OpCodes for PS3 Development

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46w ago - Today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Choco made available a PPC Compiler for compiling PowerPC (Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC Performance Comp) instructions to OpCodes for PS3 development and modding with details below.

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To quote: This is a tool I created for compiling PowerPC instructions into OpCodes. This is EXTREMELY useful for PS3 modding, as all PS3 .elfs are PowerPC. This is a PPU compiler, so it will compile opcodes that will work for any PS3 game application (or xbox .xex files).

How to use:

1. Enter your instructions in the box on the left.
2. Enter the address that you will be injecting the opcodes at in the Start Address box (note, this is the address from IDA/Memory, not the HxD address).
3. Click the compile button.
4. Copy the opcodes from the rightmost box and paste them into your elf at the appropriate address.

To designate a register, put a "%" symbol in front of it. For example:

For bl instructions, just do:

For example:

For...
 

Sony PlayStation 4 Development Unit / PS4 Dev Kit is Unveiled

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53w ago - Recently we reported on a Sony DUH-D1000AA PS4 Dev Kit FCC filing, and now Gizmodo (linked above) has made available a picture of what a PlayStation 4 development unit looks like.

Below are the details, to quote: "The cat may already be out of the bag, but for many months we didn't know what the PS4 looked like.

Now, we know what the retail version will look, but what about the developer box Sony hid during the big reveal and on Jimmy Fallon? Well, here's an exclusive image we've acquired of some developer boxes that were used at E3.

Like any PC you'd build yourself, the guts are what actually matter and in the case of game consoles, the developer units typically just hide final console design. They're never really that attractive, which is the exact opposite of what we'll be seeing this holiday season."


 

Video: The Last of Us Development Series Episode 4: Them or Us

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55w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli posted up a video today from The Last of Us Development Series Episode 4 dubbed Them or Us below.

To quote: The various choices you'll have to make with regard to combat in The Last of Us are representative of the larger human struggle in the game world.

How will people act when tension is unbearable and their life might be on the line? What are the consequences of those actions once enacted? While the third video in our development series explored the moment-to-moment tensions in the world of The Last of Us, our fourth video looks at the action and potential consequences of inertia in the face of those tensions.

If you've missed any of our development series, be sure to watch the first video and [Register or Login to view links] to get up to speed. An in-depth glimpse into all the topics covered in the series is available in Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us, our ninety minute documentary about the development of the game. You can get Grounded by purchasing the season pass.

We have two episodes left in this series. The next video will explore the characters of Joel and Ellie, who they are, and some of what it took to make them as pivotal to the game as we wanted them to be.
 

Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 Orbis OS Development Details Surface

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56w ago - Today some Sony PlayStation 4 / PS4 Orbis OS development details have surfaced from VGLeaks (linked above) as follows, to quote:

"We have some details about the development of the PlayStation 4 OS.

The Operating System is called "Orbis OS". It is a modified version of FreeBSD 9.0.

We aren't sure if this will bring again the "Other OS" functions to PlayStation 4 (remember that this option enabled PlayStation 3 to install other OS in the console like linux or windows).

When you boot up a second-gen development kit, you will be prompted with several options, as you can see in the next captures:

More options appear when you choose startup settings:

As you can imagine you have either a console mode or a graphic mode (the one you will see in a retail PlayStation 4).

Here you can see some images of the console mode and some of the files/directories in the devkit:

We'll try to add more information in the future."


 

Video: The Last of Us Dev Series Episode 3: Death and Choices

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61w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli shared a video today from The Last of Us development series Episode 3 dubbed Death and Choices below.

To quote: We took a look at the Infected in our first video in The Last of Us Development series. We then explored the game world and nature's reclamation of civilization as we know it in our second video, Wasteland Beautiful.

Our third video, Death and Choices, investigates what it means to be a survivor in the world of The Last of Us and how Joel and Ellie cope with the harsh realities of post-pandemic society. Watch it now:

Survival is moment to moment in the world of The Last of Us. There are stark consequences to every decision that's made and if Joel and Ellie want to survive they'll need to scavenge the environment for every possible advantage. Learning to craft more potent weapons from makeshift materials or take defensive precautions using found objects will be critical to their continued survival.

Up next, our penultimate video in the series will spotlight the combat mechanics and the intimate nature of conflict in The Last of Us.

The in-depth documentary we have been creating grew so large that we are currently seeking a unique way to distribute it. We'll have details about how you can get the feature-length...
 
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