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DiscBOOT for Burned PS3 Game Backups on Custom Firmware Out

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145w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer deank has released DiscBOOT, a homebrew application that allows PS3 Custom Firmware users to play burned PS3 game backups via BD / DVD run from disc.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (1.3 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

To quote: How to play PS3 games burned to DVD/BD [discBOOT]

Hey there folks! Here is the promised little tool, which will let you play your backups of original PS3 games when burned on DVD/DVD-RW/BD/BDRE discs.

If you're familiar with ebootFIX tools you won't have problems. It will be included in the ebootFIX/MOD package for the next multiMAN FULL version.

The usage is simple and you're provided with instructions once the program completes its job:

1) Drag & Drop to discBOOT.exe the "PS3_GAME" folder of the game you want to play
2) The tool will create a folder with 3 files:

  • PKG for 3.41
  • PKG for 3.55
  • TXT with instructions

3) Burn the game to a disc (PS3_GAME folder...
 

PS3 to Support Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K Projector via FW Update

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146w ago - According to Engadget.com (linked above), the PS3 will support Sony's VPL-VW1000ES 4K Projector stills following a future PlayStation 3 Firmware update, however, moving pictures will still remain out of reach for the time being.

To quote: Once you've cleared the $25k or so in your budget that it will take to snag one of [Register or Login to view links] your next problem will be finding some 4096x2160 res content to view on it.

While showing off the new beamer for its Japanese audience at CEATEC today, Sony announced the PS3 will get a firmware update around the beginning of 2012 that will allow it to natively output 4K stills.

There's a PlayView "visual magazine" already available on the PlayStation store in Japan that supports 4K and 3D, but this update will bring super high res viewing of your vacation pics, or any other high res image files you can snag, to the living room.

While your friends will no doubt be impressed by the museum-quality art gala you're now capable of hosting, we're starting the timer for 4K video sources - if we don't hear anything concrete at CES then we'll...
 

Resident Evil 4 HD PS3 English Mod for Custom Firmware Arrives

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147w ago - Following up on the Biohazard Revival Selection PS3 3.55 / 3.41 CFW Fix, zero233 has now made available a Resident Evil 4 HD English mod using US save data for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users... previously the game had English audio and subtitles with menus in Japanese.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] by CaliebJ at [Register or Login to view links]

To quote: First off, thanks to ray13j for the idea. i can confirm it works. This game can now be played with English subtitles... all that is needed is the US save data of the game so here's what you do.

1. Download the US save data (above)

2. Copy the save to a USB (or use FTP) and start up multiMAN on your PS3 and go to the file manager

3. On the left side navigate to your USB drive and then to the save and on the right side navigate to dev_hdd0/home/0000000X (the X is for your profile id, so it will be different) /savedata/NPJB00084-JPN-000

4. Copy everything except for the PARAM.SFO from your usb to that directory.

5. Load a game from multiMAN,...
 

Standalone Prince of Persia PS3 PKG File for Custom Firmware Out

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147w ago - Today NEO117 has made available a standalone Prince of Persia PS3 PKG and homebrew files to run the 1989 game on PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware without the use of an SNES emulator along with Street Rod and Street Rod 2 and more updates below.

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I have tested it and can confirm that it works 100%. Give it a go as its a great game and runs completely smooth.

To quote: I just compiled this PKG with the very first Prince of Persia ready to play on your PS3. Enjoy it.

NOTE: I tested it and found no problems, however if you do find any issue please let me know by PM or on this thread. Thank you.

I simply Used the fail0verflow tools and the Dosbox port for PS3. Nothing too hard. Btw,...
 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.72 Patch Update is Now Released

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147w ago - Today is a great day indeed for PlayStation 3 scene developers, and following up on the PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 Update from last month now comes the PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.72 patch update courtesy of ConsoleDev!

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (10.93 MB)

Similar to the [Register or Login to view links] from the recently released PS3 3.72 (Retail) Firmware, it appears Sony is now offering compressed patch updates for PS3 Debug / Test console users.

As always, it's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error...
 
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