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Bounty Offered for Open Kinect Driver by Adafruit Industries

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202w ago - Update: KinectMan2 has now posted a video (below) of a non-open source version he did, and Marcan [Register or Login to view links] he did the same with his open-source [Register or Login to view links] as well. Below are the videos!

With the recent Kinect release for XBox 360, a bounty has been offered by Adafruit Industries for an open-source Kinect driver.

The challenge found on Adafruit's [Register or Login to view links] states the following, to quote:

What do we (all) want?

Open source drivers for this cool USB device, the drivers and/or application can run on any operating system - but completely documented and under an open source license. To demonstrate the driver you must also write an application with one "window" showing video (640 x 480) and one window showing depth. Upload all of this to GitHub.

How get the bounty ($2,000 USD)

Anyone around the world can work on this, including Microsoft Upload your code, examples and documentation to GitHub. First person / group to get RGB out with distance values being used wins, you're smart...
 

Guide to Compile PS3 Homebrew via PSL1GHT Open-Source SDK

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202w ago - Today Scognito has [Register or Login to view links] a guide on how to setup a build environment for compiling and running PS3 homebrew using the PSL1GHT open-source SDK.

To quote: With the breaking out of PSJailbreak this summer, the homebrew sceene didn't wait so long to appear on PlayStation 3.

So we are finally talking about the possibility to run our own unsigned code, using any of the available dongles (you can even build one yourself).

Before actually start writing our application it is necessary to build our development envirement. For doing this we need a toolchain and a SDK: I'll use ps3chain and PSL1GHT.

The latter one is very young (project started 29-oct-10) and continously mantained, so the are chances that something may not work as you would expect.

Updating git daily, reporting bugs and contributing is appreciated

Prerequisites

First of all we need to set our PS3 dev directory and some system variables, as well as all software needed to build our toolchain.

This guide is written for user with Ubuntu 10.10 32bit,...
 

Open Manager v2.1D and Open Copy Install v1.0 for PS3 Arrive

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204w ago - Similar to LS Cover Manager and other Open Backup Managers based on Jurai2 Mods, Open Manager v2.1D along with several newer revisions HERE are now available along with an Open Copy Install v1.0 and Open Copy Install v1.1 application (with source code) for PS3 JailBreak users from wuepe at [Register or Login to view links].

Download: Open Manager v2.1D (Original) / Open Manager v2.1D (OMAN01234)

To quote, roughly translated courtesy of maverick83: With the release of v2.1D, there is an introduction of a new tool, which is Open Copy Install.

The tool is an utility that allows checking games installed on internal/external drive, deleting, copying from one drive...
 

PSL1GHT: Open-Source PS3 Homebrew SDK is Born

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204w ago - Update: jonlimle has now released a PSL1GHT OpenGL 3D Robot PS3 Demo and a PSL1GHT OpenGL 3D Roller Coaster Demo with videos below.

Just over a month ago an open-source PlayStation 3 Toolchain was announced, and today AerialX tweeted (linked above) news that he has started an open-source PS3 SDK named PSL1GHT for homebrew developers along with sharing a Kammy PSL1GHT Port.

Kammy is a system for loading patches to lv2 (PlayStation 3's Game OS) from a user application, using PSGroove or any other implementation of the exploit that adds the peek/poke syscalls.

This news comes not long after the recent PS3 SDK 1.92 and PS3 SDK 3.41 Sony leaks, and below are some further details from the ReadMe file, as follows:

PSL1GHT is a lightweight PlayStation 3 homebrew...
 

Video: Medal Of Honor PS3 Working with Open Manager on 3.41

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204w ago - Previously it was reported that Medal Of Honor PS3 required Firmware 3.42 to run, but below is a video and guide on getting the video game working on PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.41 with Open Manager version 2.1 posted at PS3SOS.com (linked above) and [Register or Login to view links].

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (Note: Pack is EU, for US see HERE) / OM v2.1 / OM v2.1A / OM v2.1A (English)

Other PS3 titles that previously required PS3 Firmware 3.42 are also being reported as now working using the same method (at least until Sony changes the NPDRM EBOOT keys) as well, including John Daly's Prostroke Golf and Castlevania...
 
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