161w ago - Following up on his previous work, this weekend Spanish PS3 developer PS3MrEnigma has released source code for a PS3 tool that can be used to test and obtain model version data (20/40/60/80 etc) on various PlayStation 3 systems.
To quote, roughly translated: "In this post I introduce a small tool that will allow us to know more about the model of our machines.
The usefulness of this tool is simply to show on screen the data returned by the SYSCALL 0 Ã– 363 with the parameter 0 Ã– 19004 to get the model and submodel, make that application to accurately check all machines possible that the data. We returned in byte 5 and byte 7 always correspond in the case of same model and submodel machine.
Bearing in mind that I could only have access to 4 machines when performing the post explaining the SYSCALL 0 Ã– 363 , which is why as many people can give their feedback or report on the blog with the data and specifying what type of machine has (Slim or Phat, and submodel (60, 40, etc)) together with the data we created the tool would be easier to...
166w ago - A few weeks back a homebrew PS3 Registry xRegistry.sys File Editor was released, and now French developer zouzzz has shared an FTP Mod and source code for it alongside a simple PS3UPDAT.PUP Version checker application.
176w ago - Along with the PS3 Firmware 3.41 update, today Sony implemented Incremental Update Version PS3 patch PUP updates, with the less bulky PlayStation 3 update files named appropriately as "PS3PATCH.PUP."
As detailed by randalfHERE, CJPCHERE, and Examiner.com (linked below), the new Incremental Update Version files are approximately 40MB in size in comparison to standard 160MB+ PS3 Firmware update files and only update required dev_flash files, along with the core OS, revoke lists and syscon updates.
The benefit is simple: Both Sony's servers and customers save bandwidth and time downloading required PS3...
189w ago - Just before the weekend, Sony updated their free Media Go PC software that enables PlayStation Network users to download content from PSN to their PC and then to their PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.
Media Go provides an easy-to-use solution to download and organize games and videos, and in version 1.40 several enhancements have been added, as follows:
• PC users in the United States with a registered PlayStation Network account can access and download a rich library of entertainment content from PlayStation Store, including more than 20,000 popular TV episodes and movies in SD, as well as original entertainment content such as the PlayStation Network reality series, The Tester. Video content downloaded for rental or purchase can now be played on the PC and/or transferred to the PSP system to be taken on-the-go.
• Media Go can now queue up multiple items for download from PlayStation Store at one time.
• PSP users can download games and entertainment content to their PC without having their PSP connected (this excludes Themes).