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Sony Patents Method to Award PS3 Tophies Based on Disc Access

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75w ago - Today an online Sony [Register or Login to view links] has surfaced that outlines a method to award PS3 Trophies based on disc access, possibly to be used with the upcoming PlayStation 4 / PS4 console as well.

Below are the details, as follows: Called "Method and Apparatus for awarding trophies", the patent explains a way to award trophies, even for games that don't natively support them...

"A method and apparatus for adding trophy support games that do not have trophies without modifying the original game," the patent states.

"The method and apparatus are used to detect particular disk access, use the detected disk access as potential trophy triggers in games, and recognize the triggers while a game is played. Trophies are awarded based on the triggers, and the awarded trophies are stored."

The diagram below also gives an idea of how it works:

"A method for assigning one or more trophies to a user, comprising: accessing media content; defining one or more trophies; defining a trigger associated with the media content; detecting the trigger during media content access; and assigning the one or more trophies to a user account that is associated with the...
 

StDISC PKG - Showtime Disc Access PS3 Homebrew Plug-In Arrives

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112w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer andbey0nd has released StDISC PKG, a Showtime Disc Access PS3 homebrew plug-in for the Showtime Media Player application with details below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2)

To quote:

Requirements:

  • CFW/MFW 3.41/3.55 with peek/poke/lv1 access (KMEAW/REBUG/ROGERO/HERMES)
  • Showtime media player 3.99+ or Showtime for multiMAN (installed in default location)
  • Data DVD/CD/BD in the PS3 tray (video/music/photo content)

Purpose:

  • Allows access to optical data discs (DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, BD-R/RE) which usually are not accessible in homebrew apps
  • Minimizes the steps to access content stored on such optical discs (no need to launch multiMAN with DirectDiscAccess)
  • Allows Showtime to play all your backup videos/music if you used optical media

Extras:

  • You can take screenshots of movies while Showtime is playing

 
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