• Homebrew, PS3 Hacks , 08.02.2012

    PS3 Dev CondorStrike has updated his awesome homebrew application, here is a quote from the source:

    Hi guys, here’s Solar v4.0.
    Lots of graphical work went onto this release, including user input… moving the planets and such, plus a lot of other stuff,
    check the change-log  to see all the new additions, and as always I hope you enjoy.
    caw!
    Solar v4.0 Changelog:
    • Added user imput “now planets can be moved/rotated/zoomed” ***Check Help screen for pads usage***
  • Rotation in any axis 360 degrees, all screens. Zoom and X/Y movement on screen# 1 only.
  • Added Volume Slider.
  • Minor Volume adjustment.
  • Minor Seek adjustment.
  • Replaced and created a new User Interface.
  • Added dual time & date Clocks.
  • Added fade effects.
  • Added new Help screen “press X”.
  • Replace & Improved Exit Dialog.
  • Added atmosphere to some planets. “WIP”
  • Added Higher resolution textures.
  • Increased Particles count.
  • Added comet tails, “grow with speed”
  • Added new Sound Effects and event triggered vibration.
  • Background Music (bgm.mp3) and Images are located in ” /dev_hdd0/game/CNDR00001/USRDIR/theme “
  • Improved Graphics engine.
  • Improved MP3 read time.
  • Source/Download Tortuga Cove

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  • 30 Comments

    1. psyki
      02-08-2012
      09:10 AM
      1

      thanks for this :D

    2. Blaz0r
      02-08-2012
      10:27 AM
      2

      This program is useful as this message.

    3. condorstrike
      02-08-2012
      01:10 PM
      3

      Originally Posted by Blaz0r
      This program is useful as this message.
      and you're as useful as ...


      "for those that never tried Solar, try moving/zooming the planets around its new/cool stuff."


      and about mrtroll Blaz0r above, since you've done sooooo much for the scene... read this:
      idgaf if people pirates or are butt-pirates, but when they knock homebrew which is the main reason for the scene, then I get upset.
      no wonder devs leave the scene.

      hope you guys keep enjoy playing 2 year old games on your ps3... and keep buying dongles, yeap you're keeping the scene alive :/

    4. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      02-08-2012
      02:10 PM
      4

      [MENTION=99583]condorstrike[/MENTION] ,Thanks for still being here in the PS3 scene And i have to say some people are just ignorant A$$h#l3s, hugh .. Keep on trucking ,looking better & better .. don't let trolls bring you down ,we just ignore them like they don't exist !

    5. MScottson
      02-08-2012
      02:50 PM
      5

      Hey this application is looking better every time it is released! I don't know if you read my post in the last release but I was just wondering if in the future there was some chance you would be able to add shoutcast functionality similar to the program wii radio. Anyways, keep up the good work!

    6. LoboGuara
      02-08-2012
      03:00 PM
      6

      I like this homebrew, the ambient reminds me an old game called "Elite".

      Keep up the great work!

    7. condorstrike
      02-08-2012
      03:04 PM
      7

      i'll look into it, btw I love WiiRadio...good homebrew.

    8. MScottson
      02-08-2012
      03:30 PM
      8

      Thanks condorstrike, your work is much appreciated!

    9. condorstrike
      02-08-2012
      03:51 PM
      9

      thanks, I appreciate that...
      next time I'll add motion control...I did this time but removed them, cause it was just too sensitive, and I'll work on network playback.

    10. GregoryRasputin
      02-08-2012
      04:04 PM
      10

      Originally Posted by condorstrike
      thanks, I appreciate that...
      next time I'll add motion control...I did this time but removed them, cause it was just too sensitive, and I'll work on network playback.
      Can you have a rocket flying around saying 'SquarePusher is a coward' ?

    11. condorstrike
      02-08-2012
      04:24 PM
      11

      lol... I don't know what the story is there...all I know is he's nowhere to be found.

    12. GregoryRasputin
      02-08-2012
      04:44 PM
      12

      Originally Posted by condorstrike
      lol... I don't know what the story is there...all I know is he's nowhere to be found.
      lol you can find him on Twitter, with the nick TwinApex, crying how all you PS3 developers suck and that you are all scum and rotten to the core etc,etc

    13. Blaz0r
      02-08-2012
      05:22 PM
      13

      Originally Posted by condorstrike
      and you're as useful as ...


      "for those that never tried Solar, try moving/zooming the planets around its new/cool stuff."


      and about mrtroll Blaz0r above, since you've done sooooo much for the scene... read this:
      idgaf if people pirates or are butt-pirates, but when they knock homebrew which is the main reason for the scene, then I get upset.
      no wonder devs leave the scene.

      hope you guys keep enjoy playing 2 year old games on your ps3... and keep buying dongles, yeap you're keeping the scene alive :/
      Yea well I didn't mean to disrespect or troll the post... I mean it's nice that some of the devs still do something for the half dead PS3 scene. But my point was that I actually have no idea what's the point of the Solar app?
      You just rotate around planets? Like where's the catch/core/idea?

    14. Octan3
      02-08-2012
      05:31 PM
      14

      What is this program,. whats the point of it? looks interesting, but i cant find any info on it, can anybody sum it up?, im not saying its bad or anything i just dont know what it does other then maybe browsing around a virtual spacE???

    15. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      02-08-2012
      06:23 PM
      15

      Originally Posted by Octan3
      What is this program,. whats the point of it? looks interesting, but i cant find any info on it, can anybody sum it up?, im not saying its bad or anything i just dont know what it does other then maybe browsing around a virtual spacE???
      Well if you have played music on your PS3 & Sony has not given sh1t in there firmware update x1000 = no new visuals at all for the music player .You can now have a new visuals if you search & learn how / where to put your music associated with the app .. search ps3hax for older versions & you will see were to put your music & so on ..

    16. Octan3
      02-08-2012
      06:41 PM
      16

      Originally Posted by ZOMBIEKILLAH
      Well if you have played music on your PS3 & Sony has not given sh1t in there firmware update x1000 = no new visuals at all for the music player .You can now have a new visuals if you search & learn how / where to put your music associated with the app .. search ps3hax for older versions & you will see were to put your music & so on ..
      ok so this is just like a fun music player, in space and you can also move around freely and look at planets n stuff if you choose to is what your sayin?

    17. screwhead
      02-08-2012
      06:45 PM
      17

      Originally Posted by Blaz0r
      This program is useful as this message.
      Hate,Hate,Hate,Hate, "When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed."
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Well this got out of hand quick, as much as usual. [MENTION=99583]condorstrike[/MENTION] I have many of ur themes and thank u very much.

    18. condorstrike
      02-08-2012
      06:49 PM
      18

      well, its an MP3 player/screensaver/ ftp..."my own disabled for now". and also spawn multiman, browself.self which has browser and ftp, and it's 3D engine which now users can interact with, and its now themable also...

      ohh, and music can be in any /MUSIC...or /music folder in root of any ext device.
      HDD/SD card...whatever.

      ***Edit***
      will add file transversing for xmb music in the next one, i keep forgetting to add that. :P
      and the ICON.PAM, which I left out, cause the program crashes on my pc.

    19. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      02-08-2012
      07:03 PM
      19

      Originally Posted by Octan3
      ok so this is just like a fun music player, in space and you can also move around freely and look at planets n stuff if you choose to is what your sayin?
      Think of it as a interactive screensaver/player/visual . also there is one for multiman & so forth ..Look at the other versions if you want to know about what it does..
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by condorstrike
      well, its an MP3 player/screensaver/ ftp..."my own disabled for now". and also spawn multiman, browself.self which has browser and ftp, and it's 3D engine which now users can interact with, and its now themable also...

      ohh, and music can be in any /MUSIC...or /music folder in root of any ext device.
      HDD/SD card...whatever.

      ***Edit***
      will add file transversing for xmb music in the next one, i keep forgetting to add that. :P
      and the ICON.PAM, which I left out, cause the program crashes on my pc.

      I was going to ask if there was a way to link the app to the xbm music like multiman does ..? copying is good

    20. condorstrike
      02-08-2012
      07:13 PM
      20

      Originally Posted by ZOMBIEKILLAH
      Think of it as a interactive screensaver/player/visual . also there is one for multiman & so forth ..Look at the other versions if you want to know about what it does..
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      I was going to ask if there was a way to link the app to the xbm music like multiman does ..? copying is good
      Yeah, I was working on it, but left it aside, since the graphics engine is a lot of work.... but that'll be my number 1 priority for the next release.
      truth be told, I didn't even know the ps3 had that funky mp3 structure in xmb, until a friend told me so in our IRc channel...lol

    21. lviv73
      02-09-2012
      05:25 AM
      21

      Can some one please tell me how to play my own music to this,and switch to other views besides inside the capsule?
      I been trying different button combos for almost an hour.
      Thanx in advance.

    22. condorstrike
      02-09-2012
      11:43 AM
      22

      Originally Posted by lviv73
      Can some one please tell me how to play my own music to this,and switch to other views besides inside the capsule?
      I been trying different button combos for almost an hour.
      Thanx in advance.
      music can be in any /MUSIC...or /music folder in root of any ext device.
      HDD/SD card...whatever.

      the background music is inside my folder
      " /dev_hdd0/game/CNDR00001/USRDIR/theme/bgm.mp3 ", just replace....and the views are on a timer.

    23. El Nomeo
      02-10-2012
      07:59 AM
      23

      Very Professional looking, i am very impressed

    24. condorstrike
      02-11-2012
      04:37 AM
      24

      will be releasing a minor update to Solar soon, basically ttf fonts(customizable) and some other not so minor things. :D
      ***EDIT***
      wow, what a big difference it made....looks so much better :D
      will update asap.

    25. lviv73
      02-12-2012
      01:01 AM
      25

      Originally Posted by condorstrike
      music can be in any /MUSIC...or /music folder in root of any ext device.
      HDD/SD card...whatever.

      the background music is inside my folder
      " /dev_hdd0/game/CNDR00001/USRDIR/theme/bgm.mp3 ", just replace....and the views are on a timer.
      So its like ext drive media player?Only plays off external?
      Is there a way to use it with xmb or mutiman music?
      Can i put multiple songs in theme folder or it needs to be named bgm.mp3?

      Sorry for all the questions,but i been downloading solar for few months now and never found out how to use it.

      Last question,how do i switch views?Yeah i pushed help button but it didn't tell me how(i havent tried this version yet downloading now,im talking about older version).

      Great job and thanx this looks as good if not better than official space lwp on ps3.

    26. condorstrike
      02-12-2012
      03:40 AM
      26

      as of 4.0 and lower the music should go on /MUSIC or /music in any external USB device, and I think internal too...sorry, tired.

      "I am currently working on adding xmb music playback, it'll be in the next release."

      bgm.mp3 is the default background song, well I have it setup to just that, you can replace it with whatever you want.
      And about switching views...well, its on a timer now, but if requested then i will add it as an option or a keypress.

      and I like that you asked questions... that's why I made it, and they sometimes becomes an ideas that can be added.

      ***edit***
      added more to mp3 list, looking real hot...can't wait to be done and release it...lol
      and I was supposed to take a break after 4.0...yeah right.

    27. lviv73
      02-12-2012
      06:55 PM
      27

      Originally Posted by condorstrike
      as of 4.0 and lower the music should go on /MUSIC or /music in any external USB device, and I think internal too...sorry, tired.

      "I am currently working on adding xmb music playback, it'll be in the next release."

      bgm.mp3 is the default background song, well I have it setup to just that, you can replace it with whatever you want.
      And about switching views...well, its on a timer now, but if requested then i will add it as an option or a keypress.

      and I like that you asked questions... that's why I made it, and they sometimes becomes an ideas that can be added.

      ***edit***
      added more to mp3 list, looking real hot...can't wait to be done and release it...lol
      and I was supposed to take a break after 4.0...yeah right.
      Thanx,yeah adding switch views button would be great.Like view from outside the pod,views from certain planets,differen angles etc..

    28. condorstrike
      02-12-2012
      07:58 PM
      28

      Originally Posted by Lori3657
      This program is useful as this message.
      thank you for sharing your infinite wisdom....

    29. opium2k
      02-12-2012
      08:24 PM
      29

      Originally Posted by condorstrike
      thank you for sharing your infinite wisdom....
      Don't worry Condor, that one's just a spam bot. It makes a direct copy of a previous post in the thread and reposts it with those broken images linking to crappy web hosting sites. The rest of Lori3657's posts do the same thing as well.

      Seems like ps3hax has been getting targeted by them quite heavily the last couple days.
      The mods/admins have usually been quite fast in banning/removing them though

    30. condorstrike
      02-12-2012
      08:33 PM
      30

      Ohh ic...lol, thx, well good thing I didn't go on a rant...lol.