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  • Posted by Pirate , on 18/07/2011 , @ 11:05am


    With the recent scene changes, I am glad to bring PS3Hax visitors and loyal members some very exciting news. Various PS3 devs including drizzt (Gaia Manager/f*ck PSN), Mr.Goodfrag (DOS Emulators), Rogero (Rogero Manager) and you loved deank (multiMAN) have brought their “big guns” and releases, to here at PS3Hax.

    We are very excited with these changes, and I look forward in working with the devs in bringing the best possible experience for them and the scene :)

    With that being said, as per request we have expanded the width of the forums (lower resolutions will retain smaller forum width), hopefully bringing you high-res monitors a more pleasurable reading experience (this will be implemented later tonight).  A new multiMAN category has also been added which will be dedicated to support and new releases related to multiMAN.

    So please give a warm welcome to these devs whose contribution makes the scene possible to PS3Hax, your fastest source for PS3 news.

    UPDATE 1:

    Forum expansion is now live. In addition, the entire forum categories have been reorganized, and new sections have been added such as PS3 | Technical Development and Coding Area, PS3 Game eBoot/Fixes/Patches and Scene Drama. So let me know what you think :)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 17/07/2011 , @ 07:46pm


    With the recent movement of multiMAN to its new home, PS3Hax, dean and I have decided its time for to bring a new face to the best multifunctional tool on the PS3 - multiMAN.

    multiMAN is looking for a new and sexy logo which will represent everything related to multiMAN. Details for the competition can be seen below:

    What the logo must contain:

    • “multiMAN” lettering (notice case, not Multiman).
    • 408×180 size
    • Must include: PS3Hax.net in the logo (prefer it to NOT be site logo/image)
    • Can include: “Multifunctional tool for your PS3” (if can fit or looks good)
    • No copyright images

    What you must give (if a winner):

    • Raw file (PSD, AI etc..)

    How to submit entries:

    • Reply to this thread with a sample image ( you dont have to upload the raw file, PNG/JPEG will work just fine).
    • If you wish to keep your entry anonymous, you can PM me (Pirate) your submission.

    How winner is chosen:

    • 7/21/2011 is the final date for submission
    • All submissions will be sent to deank, and a winner will be chosen.
    • Winner will receive credit for their artwork, plus permanent VIP status at PS3Hax


  • Posted by Pirate , on 17/07/2011 , @ 06:44pm


    Alright folks, PS3HaX member and Homebrew Dev Samson has released the final build of WinDOS for PS3.  He has added many great things and a lot of needed finishing touches.

    Below you can read his release thread:

    WinDos Final

    • Now slimmed down to 100mb
    • Added XMB menu music
    • D-pad mapped to arrow keys , start=enter, select=backspace

    new programs and games all launch-able from the start menu..

    added games:-

    • another world
    • hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
    • ghouls and ghosts
    • metal gear
    • shinobi
    • and lots more also a few wolf 3d mods


    • Colecovision.. some launching problems , run as dos session
    • Fmsx (msx) (windows and dos versions)
    • x5200 (atari)
    • pc64 (com64)

    I’ve set up dos based emus to launch from a run.bat so end user can edit and add game to be run, if you have problems try running from explorer, run, run as dos session.

    also added:

    • ps3hax theme
    • usb support(no hot plugging)
    • a fake cd rom(folder) to copy file into (ps3 file manager or ftp)
    • a windows based hex editor

    so i think i am about done with it most 3d game lag.. but all 2d and simple 3d work. running slow-Pentium fixed@4000 BUT you can bump the cycles up as much as you want, but sound will suffer.

    also i still cant get win32s to work on ps3 , works fine on pc .. go figure.

    Thank you Samson for this great piece of homebrew, and thanks to everyone else’s work that help made this possible!!!

    Source - Right here at PS3HaX, your fastest source for PS3 news!

    WinDos Final 3.41

    WinDos Final 3.55

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 17/07/2011 , @ 10:09am


    Deank has released his latest multiMAN version 2.03.00 right here on PS3HaX.


    02.03.00 -

    * Changed Font properties/functions for all modes
    * Max number of games+AVCHD in game modes 960(was 640)
    * Max number of entries per XMMB column 3200
    * Changed character limit for XMMB Settings column [selected option] to 36 (was 32 - now German/French fit)
    * Moved [selected option] to the far right
    * Freed more than 20MB of RAM (and reallocated some of it to increase max number of games/xmmb entries)
    * This update should fix “Not enough memory for web browser” which some users experienced. If it doesn’t - use the Original Theme.
    * Added check for downloaded multiMAN updates (to avoid installing broken/incomplete PKG files)
    * Added check for downloaded covers (to avoid accepting broken/incomplete downloaded files)
    * Command menu in File manager changed a bit
    * Legend in most display modes will use current localization setting
    * Pad vibration added as warning for “Delete” game/folder prompts
    * Included all languages (with latest versions posted by translators)
    * Added back Dutch
    * Added back Portuguese BR
    * Added back Arabian

    multiMAN ver 02.03.00 BASE (20110717-170000).rar (6.16 MB)

    multiMAN ver 02.03.00 FULL (20110717-170000).rar (73.36 MB)


    For More Information visit the Official multiMAN Thread

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 16/07/2011 , @ 04:51pm


    Have you heard about the Dual-Firmware Theory? Now No_one has released info his latest developments and his future release of PNM, a PS3 NOR Manager. Everything is going to be open-source and will be released “in some weeks”.

    To quote

    Anonymous hacker releases explanations of DUAL NOR hardware.

    A hardware has been designed. Project codename: PNM (PS3 NOR Manager).
    It meets the following requirements:
    - copy/dump/update NOR FLASH,
    - static switch and dynamic switch between 2 NOR FLASH (sockets),
    - realtime spying the NOR activities.
    - …

    A PDF with all the explanations, schematics and so on will be provided very soon for release !
    …this is one of the page extracted from the PDF that will be released. This is a part of the PNM schematics:

    View higher quality pic

    I believe knowledge and information wants to be free.
    This is why I consider that this project is open-hardware and will be open-source !

    Learn what you can and help contribute to making the PS3 scene a better place.
    Released by No_One.

    PS: This the dynamic switch between the 2 NOR that will probably lead to 3.6x+ keys decryption/CFW but also to a TRUE dual firmware management ;-)
    PPS: No other hardware (Infectus, Progskeet…) can manage what PNM do.
    It is quite different than these products. Functions in PNM will be much more advanced.
    Again, everything will be FREE in some weeks !!!

    Source via Demonhades.org

  • Posted by Pirate , on 15/07/2011 , @ 09:57pm


    So the man behind a lot of work on several great emulators, Squarepusher, has opened up shop full time at the Homebrew Cafe.  After having set up a blog with several other Devs to make it easier to find out what is going on with said emulators.

    They have opened up the Homebrew Cafe forums to the public, which you can find here to better help with bug fixes, suggestion, and many other things related to these emulators. Very soon we should see many great things coming from here!!  I will let Squarepusher’s blog post explain more.

    Qoute from Homebrew Cafe blog:

    This forum will serve a variety of purposes – there is a PS3 emulators section where users can post questions, suggestions, bug reports, requests and whatnot to do with the PS3 emulators.

    There are also other boards of a more slightly technical bent where porters/devs can get into contact with me or others – or simply idle tech talk if that’s what people prefer.

    Source: Homebrew Cafe + Twitter

  • Posted by Pirate , on 15/07/2011 , @ 09:03pm


    Quick update folks from Redsquirrel87.  he has released another unofficial build of Showtime with some more tweaks to it.

    Changelog for v3.1.9:

    • Fix videolaunch layout a bit
    • Use prop_create_check()
    • Allow result_sizep to be NULL in http_request(
    • Drop unnecessary if() statement

    SOURCE: Redsquirrel87.com


  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 13/07/2011 , @ 09:52pm


    Since we at PS3HaX like to share our members hard work and encourage our members to continue to do more work. I thought i would share with you a PS3HaX themed MFW made possible by many great members of this forum!!

    Quote from BobbyBlunt, the PS3HaX member who brought this MFW together:

    I decided to release one of my pups. I haven’t had a chance to play with it but I did install it and had some others test it. It is a collaboration effort of things HaX. Coldboot was from a HaX member that I can’t remember so if you made it claim it and I will give you credit. Annelies theme, patched LV1 and LV2. OtherOS++ support and a lot of other goodies. It is much like Varaques MFW to be honest except with my own tweaks. Thanks Varaques for the tip about SS in LV1 patching to stop the trophy issues. I am unsure about QA flagging (I never bothered with it and gitbrew removed the task for it) It is also 3.66 spoofed.

    Thanks to:
    Annelies for the theme
    Anonymous developers for MFW builder
    Unkown for the coldboot
    Gliitch and myself for the coldboot sound
    Varaques for the SS tip
    Kamel for being my other guinea pig.
    Gitbrew and Glevland for all the new tasks.
    Everyone that makes this scene so great.
    And of course ps3hax for being the best ps3 site on the net.

    Any issues please let me know so I can remedy them

    This MFW is created by members of PS3Hax but is not officially endorsed.

    There seems to be a problem with this pup and recovery. If you are experiencing an issue download boot_gameos.pkg and reboot.pkg. Run bootgameos.pkg then when returned to the xmb run reboot.pkg. Your recovery issue will be solved. If you wish to install linux you will also need the boot_otheros.pkg, but that will make recovery run as petitboot again. These packages can be found in our download section!!

    Source and Downloads

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 13/07/2011 , @ 04:22pm


    The unofficial Showtime Repack has been updated. This time being version 3.1.5, it resolves a memory leak problem and fixes a browsing problem with ZIP archives.

    Changelog for v3.1.5:

    - Plug a memory leak
    - Fix broken browse of ZIP archives

    Download and Source

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 13/07/2011 , @ 01:19pm


    According to PS3Crunch, there is a new Hardware Flasher for the PS3 in the work. The microchip allows you to Flash or Dump your PS3 (NOR and NAND consoles) and even allows you to downgrade from 3.56+ Firmware.

    Official Homepage

    Source PS3Crunch and Twitter

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 12/07/2011 , @ 02:59pm


    Alright folks, Subcon959 has been kind enough to give us a working pkg with the new revisions of the VBAPS3 code that will become VBAnext.

    I have tested the package and can tell you that dual shaders can now be enabled and the frame rate has been greatly improved thanks to triple buffering and other changes. The R3 menu now displays all options properly and they work.  Yes this version works with multiMAN. Since this is not the official release it it still wearing the VBAPS3 skin (pics, name, etc).  Thanks go to everyone working on this and Subcon959 for releasing this to tide us over until the official release!!!

    Changes can be seen here

    the more recent changes are not in effect


    Thank you Manster for the news tip!!!


  • Posted by Pirate , on 12/07/2011 , @ 10:52am


    Before you get super excited, read the entire post. A spanish hacker has released a video showing CFW 3.66 running on his SLIM PS3:

    Now at the moment this is pretty useless (no ABILITY to play homebrew and backup support), and you WILL loose your pre 3.6x jailbreak (unless you downgrade via infectus). It is still a work in progress, but its a good start.

    Precautions and Features::

    Only users in 3.55 (no matter if CFW or OFW)
    No turning back, pass over to 3.66 with all that that entails. Only you can downgrade to INFECTUS (dospiedras method).
    No syscalls / payloads … so that the burden of copies is disabled. For what is agreed is a firmware guy … GeoHot.
    The installed on 3.55 homebrew will stop working.
    No package installer (for now).
    Full access to PSN.
    Works on both Fat and Slim (as shown in the video), no tricks hardware and could suggest a user in the comments.

    The PUP for this is available to download but we will not provide it because this is a big work in progress, we highly recommend you NOT install it and loose your current jailbreak. If your feeling risky, you can find download at source or youtube video description.

    [VIA Elotrolado and Tekno]

    UPDATE 1:

    Thanks to PS3CRUNCH for bringing this to light, they report according to a REBUG author to Cyberskunk:


    After ripping this PUP apart it appears the rundown will be VERY VERY SHORT.

    This is RETAIL OFW 3.66 with just a ‘few’ of the files from DEBUG firmware.



  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 12/07/2011 , @ 10:35am


    Deank has updated his latest version of multiMAN. Bringing us tons of changes, but some you may not notice. He increased the max number of games to 960, max number of entries per XMMB column is now 2650, moved “selected option”, and more! If you want to update it directly from your PS3, enter DEBUG mode by holding L2+R2 during multiMAN start.


    * Changed Font properties/functions for all modes
    * Max number of games+AVCHD in game modes 960 (was 640)
    * Max number of entries per XMMB column 2650
    * Changed character limit for XMMB Settings column [selected option] to 36 (was 32 – now German/French fit)
    * Moved [selected option] to the far right
    * Freed more than 20MB of RAM (and reallocated 10MB of it to increase max number of games/xmmb entries)
    * Included all languages (with latest versions posted by translators until 2011-07-11 21:05EET)
    * Added back Dutch
    * Added back Portuguese BR
    * This update should fix “Not enough memory for web browser” which some users experienced
    * Added check for downloaded multiMAN updates (to avoid installing broken/incomplete PKG files)
    * Command menu in File manager changed a bit
    * Changes to Bulgarian and Ukrainian languages

    [VIA PSX-Scene and Download Here]

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 12/07/2011 , @ 08:15am


    Now i know this isn’t ground breaking news and perhaps, it may not even be deemed as news, but i personally think it is important enough to be front paged, as it not only promotes the site, but it will give those that had not previously known about it, a chance to download it and enjoy a piece of PS3HaX, here is a quote from the creator of this theme, PS3HaX moderator Annelies on his original post:

    I am here today to release my custom PS3Hax.net Dynamic Theme

    Based on the Prince of Persia Dynamic Theme, this theme sports custom red icons, a stylish red & white wallpaper and a spinning PS3Hax logo.

    As always, Dynamic Themes work on any firmware, so even us OFW users can have a little fun sometimes

    How To Install

    1. Plug any USB storage device into your computer.
    2. Create a new folder on your USB device and name it “PS3
    3. Inside of the newly created “PS3” folder, create another folder and name it “THEME
    4. Drag & Drop my theme file into your newly created “THEME” folder
    5. Disconnect the USB device from your computer and plug it into your PS3 console
    6. Under Settings, scroll down to Theme Settings and press X
    7. Press X again on Theme and then press X on Install
    8. Select your USB device and then install my theme
    9. Apply and enjoy


    1. I did not create the wallpaper from scratch, neither did I create the icons from scratch.
    2. The quality of the theme depends on how large your television is. The wallpaper has been up-scaled to 1080p
    3. You are free to use this theme in any theme-pack
    4. This is not an official PS3Hax.net theme unless Pirate wants to make it one. It is obviously fan-made.

    To download the theme, visit the original thread here.

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 11/07/2011 , @ 07:27pm


    Showtime Repack v3.1.3 was released by redsquirrel87. This is an unofficial Showtime media player but the face family mapping has been improved.

    Quote from redsquirrel87:

    Unofficial simply means that this versions have been compiled from sources taken from the official GIT, so, in other words, they are still under development. For this reason, they are not fully tested and/or 100% optimized for the PS3 [...] and so they may cause crashes or freezes in your console.


    - httpclient: Support relative redirects
    - textrendering: Rework face family mapping to work better

    Download: Showtime Repack v3.1.3

    Source: Redsquirrel’s twitter

  • Posted by Pirate , on 11/07/2011 , @ 10:18am


    Spanish PS3 hacker Matercrack, has released a tool which allows devs to pack and unpack dev_vflash files to a PUP.

    To quote (translated):

    This is a script used to unpack and pack the PUP dev_flash the team using tools fail0verflow, kakaroto geohot and, although modified a bit for better performance.


    Put these tools in a folder called flash-Des-Emp_dev
    You need to have unpacked the PUP
    Extract the files in the folder update_files.tar script
    Run the script and ready


    This script creates 3 ​​folders dev_flash, dev_flash_temp dev_flash3 and the first two are simply dev_flash fully unpacked and the third is the creation of folders dev_flash .* files, this could change what you wanted (I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THIS TOOL MAY CAUSE) and modify the script to skip to step packaging.



    [Download via Github via PS3Crunch]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 09/07/2011 , @ 07:23pm


    The Port of Mednafen, a Multi-system Emulator has been updated. The Atari 2600 Emulator Stella is now included in it and the code has been improved a lot. Thanks to Robo Hobo for this great piece of Software!

    Detailed Changes can be seen on the Google Source Code Repository

    Thanks to subcon959 for releasing a compiled package of the latest revision.

    Download Mednafen PS3 build 427ae (10.07.2011)


  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 09/07/2011 , @ 06:19pm


    Here at PS3HaX, we like to showcase our members hard work and make sure everyone feels welcome here for their contributions.   Today we would like to bring you an update on Killerbug’s ps3 hard mods.  So let us begin, KillerBug has posted about his latest PS3 Hardware Modification here on PS3HaX. He has also released the software he used for it on his Homepage. This is one of the coolest looking PS3 Mods that we’ve ever seen.

    To quote

    I finally finished up my PS3 hardware mod. I used an Arduino Pro Mini 3.3v to read the temperatures of the CPU, GPU, NorthBridge,

    and intake air. These readings are then used to set the fan speed. Then, the four temperatures and the fan speed percentage are

    displayed on a display that is invisible when turned off.

    Here is the video of it in action:

    YouTube – ‪KillerBug’s Modded PS3

    The arduino pro mini plugs into a board that I made by hand from a project board; it isn’t very pretty so I won’t show it. The seven odisplays are on a custom made PCB that I had printed. There are only two in the world…one in my system, and one sitting on my desk, looking for a home.

    The first step in assembling this board was to install the seven IC chips:

    The second step was to add the seven displays and the connector for the wires going to the arduino pro mini:

    It’s impressive what a little hard work and ingenuity can do, keep up the good work Killerbug!!

    To read more about it visit KillerBug’s Homepage

    To See the high quality pics please KillerBug’s post here:

    Source PS3HAX