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  • Posted by Pirate , on 12/06/2014 , @ 05:24pm


    Well E3 has come and gone, and the major announcements are now known. What did you feel about this years E3? Who do you think won and why?

    Who won E3 2014?

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  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 12/06/2014 , @ 01:20pm


    Hi guys, after a week and a half of work I present the plugin manager v 1.00 for CFW cex

    This homebrew has as a basis the “CFW Setup”, developed by ps3ita team for their CFW cobra 4.50 DEx, but have completely different functions.

    As you could see from the picture you have 5 options:

    1) installs and activates *Webman v 1.29.3
    2) installs and activates habibplugin. sprx
    3) creates the file boot_plugins.txt (without written plugins directory)
    4) Deletes all plugins in the console and leaves empty boot_plugins.txt file
    5) Save from homebrew and exits.

    * = for active means that the path of the plugin will be written to the file boot_plugins.txt.

    For users who are poorly informed, by pressing the start key on one of the options, you can see a detailed explanation of the selected option.

    Automatic acquisition of the language set in the console (send now only Italian and English, are already at work for French and Spanish).
    Possibility to install/uninstall webma and habibplugin.
    Self-creation dle boot_plugins.txt file.
    When you install a plugin via this homebrew plugin path is written to the boot_plugins.txt file.


    Source code:


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 12/06/2014 , @ 11:32am


    Developer nevik has updated his his OSX PS3 Tools to version 4, here is a quote from his thread:

    This is a collection of tools for use with the files from the Ps3 and it’s games.

    This contains many tools, none of which I developed! I simply collected them and put a GUI to them to make it easier to use for those of us running OsX. This has been tested on 10.8-10.9.3

    Tools found in this collection are: Scetool, FailOverFl0w’s tools, Reself, Make_npdata, ps2classic, ps3isotool, fixEBOOT and a few more.
    So thanks to all who contributed time in developing these tools including but not limited to: flatz , IngPereira , LoOzers, aldostools , baargle , fail0verfl0w, Graf _chokolo, MAGiC333X, naehrwert.

    This will help you decrypt and encrypt files, unpkg .pkg’s, explore firmwares, create .pkg files and manage your games and a few more things.

    Make sure to click the Read_Me button first to install the necessary files to make the tool run correctly. It will also help you install the keys and all the proper files i.e.: /exdata, act.dat, idps… to ensure that everything runs correctly.

    Once again thanks to all who have contributed to the scene and I hope that this will help a few people out who run OsX!



  • Posted by Pirate , on 10/06/2014 , @ 06:20pm


    GameSonic Manager has been updated bringing support for the recent 3.55 (and  upcoming 4.55) NoBD/CFWs. Retro Installer also got an update, bringing just a small optimization.

    Following the magnificent work of our friends openmodding.net with the release of the CFW 3:55 Ferrox NO BD, I decided to update gamesonic manager to provide all users who want to keep this CFW, or the future 4:55 Ferrox NO BD on console without reader, the Possibility to start the games with the highest compatibity without reader.

    Changelog v2.94: 

    • Submissions discless file for CFW :3.55-4 .50.
    • Fixed small bug with the Mamba payload, caused by an incorrect reading of the file “libfs_patched.sprx.”

    Before anyone asks me, I have not included the files for the discless for CFW CFW 4.46-4.53-4.55 intentionally because they have access to the payload mamba that already do a great job.

    Thanks to the guys openmodding, especially to the developer for these magnificent alexander CFW.

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion90
    Here friends, Retro Installer v1.1Nothing significant, I just rebuilt the pkg as GD (game date) so that you install on gamesonic manager directly without having to make many passages, as I was advised by Aldo .

    Thanks Aldo Vargas


    [Source and Download]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 09/06/2014 , @ 06:59pm


    zecoxao who ported the NoBD patch recently, has been working with sguerrini97  to release NoBD for 4.5x CFW. For those wanting to update/use this, you must wait for a developer PUP (firmware) to integerate these new patches and be released … so stay tuned!



  • Posted by Pirate , on 08/06/2014 , @ 10:32am


    The latest version of Showtime is out, bringing support for subscriptions and pagination. In addition, this latest release also includes the integration of Duktape (mainly for devs).

    httpclient: Rework Location header escape handling
    ecmascript: Improve prop support:
    * Add support for subscriptions
    * Add support for pagination
    httpclient: Escape improperly encoded redirect URLs
    linux: Extract distribution from lsb_release and store in gconf.os_info
    linux: Log more info about current system
    ecmascript: Make it possible to get an array of all registered ecmascript contexts
    upgrade duktape to v0.10.0-328-g41366e7
    First version of a Duktape integration [4.7.36]

    Duktape is a EcmaScript (JavaScript) engine that I hope will replace Spidermonkey eventually.
    So far much of the Showtime APIs are lacking when plugins run in this engine.


  • Posted by Pirate , on 07/06/2014 , @ 10:43am


    The PSP holds a special place in many of our hearts, any was also the first true (for most) experience of modding, and customization that we always wished to receive on the PS3. Sony has announced that the PSP will be discontinued  worldwide by the end of 2014. The PSP life cycle ran just shy of 10 years, and the latest stats report it has sold ~80 million units.

    What were your guys fondest/best memories related to the PSP?


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 07/06/2014 , @ 08:46am


    Yesterday one of the most well known games in the world, turned 30 years old, for those of you who have been living in a cave, here is some information about Tetris:


    Tetris (Russian: Те́трис, pronounced [ˈtɛtrʲɪs]) is a Soviet tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984, while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow.
    He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- (all of the game’s pieces contain four segments) and tennis, Pajitnov’s favorite sport.

    It is also the first entertainment software to be exported from the USSR to the US and published by Spectrum HoloByte for Commodore 64 and IBM PC. The Tetris game is a popular use of tetrominoes, the four-element special case of polyominoes. Polyominoes have been used in popular puzzles since at least 1907, and the name was given by the mathematician Solomon W. Golomb in 1953. However, even the enumeration of pentominoes is dated to antiquity.

    The game (or one of its many variants) is available for nearly every video game console and computer operating system, as well as on devices such as graphing calculators, mobile phones, portable media players, PDAs, Network music players and even as an Easter egg on non-media products like oscilloscopes. It has even inspired Tetris serving dishes and been played on the sides of various buildings.

    While versions of Tetris were sold for a range of 1980s home computer platforms as well as the arcades, it was the hugely successful handheld version for the Game Boy launched in 1989 that established the game as one of the most popular ever. Electronic Gaming Monthly’s 100th issue had Tetris in first place as “Greatest Game of All Time”. In 2007, Tetris came in second place in IGN’s “100 Greatest Video Games of All Time”. In January 2010, it was announced that Tetris had sold more than 170 million copies, approximately 70 million physical copies and over 100 million copies for cell phones, making it the highest paid-downloaded game of all time.

    You can read more history, including all the legal disputes and drama here.

    Theme Tune

    The most popular theme Tetris theme tune is this one:

    It is a faster version of a popular Russian folk song Korobushka:

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 03/06/2014 , @ 04:57pm


    The US Store is holding another Flash Sale, this one containing 15 popular RPG titles for the PS3 and PS Vita, including Demon Souls 1, Dark Souls 2 and Mass Effect 3, here is the full list:





    The sale ends on Friday the 6th of June 2014.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 03/06/2014 , @ 01:03pm


    Sony Japan are releasing two PS Vita Super Value Pack’s, one is Red/Black and one is Blue/Black, they will be released on the 10th of July, they are Wi-Fi models and will contain an 8GB memory card, pre-installed with software, here are some images of the consoles:

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    Not sure how i missed this yesterday, but a Crystal Black 3G/Wi-Fi model will also be released in July, this one being on the 24th of the month.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 02/06/2014 , @ 09:32pm


    Primetime00 has released his app known as CCCHeat, which is a CCAPI Memory Manipulator (similar to NetCheat). This app allows you to read/write to PS3 memory.

    For the past several weeks, I’ve been working on a hobby project that uses CCAPI 2.0 (maybe 2.5) on the PS3 to read/write memory. My program is called CCCheat. It works a little like Dnawrkshp’s NetCheat.

    Here are some of the key features for the first release:

    • Does not require .NET
    • Address range and searching are generally faster
    • Search by value (1-4 bytes and floating point)
    • Fuzzy search (heath bars, etc)
    • Search over multiple memory ranges.
    • Self-refreshing codetable
    • Save/Load codetable
    • Viewable table of values near a certain code (helpful for finding other codes)

    I’ve tested this on my PS3 with CCAPI 2.0, but much of the development was tested on a CCAPI server emulator, so I’m not 100% sure how the compatibility will be.

    Anyway, please let me know of bugs/etc that you might find. I have compiled both Windows and Linux versions as well as source here (above). I will try to work on documentation when I can!

    Version 1.01 Changelog:

    • Updated to work with CCAPI 2.50 now (This release adds support for CCAPI version 2.50)

    Thank you

    Unfortunately the garbage site this was released on likes to block out and make it impossible to download anything, so if anyone can provide a mirror and PM it to me, I will update it here where people can actually use it.


  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 02/06/2014 , @ 10:25am


    Its almost E3 time again, it hardly seems much time has passed since the PS4 and Xbox One were revealed to the world and now we are on another year, of course this years E3 won’t be as awesome as last years, but thats not to say it won’t be great in its own right, below thanks to ICECOLDKILLAH we have compiled all the information that you need to know about this years event:

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    Press Conferences


    June 9th
    9:30am (PDT)
    5:30pm (GMT)

    Watch Live Here:
    Official Microsoft E3 Website
    Spike TV

    Electronic Arts

    June 9th
    12:00pm (PDT)
    8:00pm (GMT)

    Watch Live Here:
    Official EA E3 Website
    Spike TV


    June 9th
    3:00pm (PDT)
    11:00pm (GMT)

    Watch Live Here:
    Spike TV


    June 9th
    6:00pm (PDT)
    2:00am (GMT) technically 10th June in UK

    Watch Live Here:
    Spike TV
    The event can also bee seen live at selected cinemas in USA and Canada, click link’s below to be taken to where you can select the cinema you are close to:
    Cinema Tickets


    June 10th
    9:00am (PDT)
    5:00pm (GMT)

    Watch Live Here:
    Official Nintendo E3 Website
    Spike TV


    List Of Exhibitors:


    • 2K
    • Activison Blizzard
    • Bandai Namco
    • Bethesda
    • Capcom
    • CD Project RED
    • Crytek
    • Deep Silver
    • Disney
    • Electronic Arts
    • Epic Games
    • Konami
    • Microsoft
    • Nintendo
    • Sega
    • Sony
    • Square Enix
    • Telltale
    • Ubisoft
    • Warner Bros.

    List Of Games:

    • 2K >> Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (PC/PS3/360) || Civilization: Beyond Earth (PC) || Evolve (PC/PS4/One) || NBA 2K15 (PC/PS3/PS4/360/One) || WWE 2K15 (PS3/PS4/ 360/One)
    • Activison Blizzard >> Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PC/PS3/PS4/360/One/Wii U) || Destiny (PS3/PS4/360/One)
    • Bandai Namco >> Lords of the Fallen (PC/PS4/One)
    • Capcom >> Deep Down (PS4) || Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
    • Deep Silver >> Metro: Redux (PC/PS4/One)
    • Disney >> Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition (PC/PS3/PS4/Wii U/360/One) || Fantasia: Music Evolved (360/One)
    • Electronic Arts >> Battlefield Hardline (?) || Dragon Age: Inquisition (PC/PS3/PS4/360/One) || EA Sports UFC (PS4/One) || FIFA 15 (?) || Madden NFL 15 (PS3/PS4/ 360/One) || Mirror’s Edge 2 (PC/PS4/One) || NHL 15 (PS3/PS4/360/One) || Star Wars: Battlefront (PC/PS4/One) || The Sims 4 (PC)
    • Konami >> Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS3/PS4/360/One)
    • Microsoft >> Killer Instinct (One) || Halo 5: Guardians (One) || Project Spark (PC/360/One) || Sunset Overdrive (One)
    • Nintendo >> Bayonetta 2 (Wii U) || Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) || The Legend of Zelda for Wii U (Wii U) || Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (3DS) ||Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (3DS / Wii U)
    • Sega >> Alien: Isolation (PC/PS3/PS4/360/One) || Sonic Boom (3DS/Wii U)
    • Sony >> The Order: 1886 (PS4) || Rime (PS4) || Uncharted 4 (PS4)
    • Ubisoft >> Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PC/PS4/One) || Far Cry 4 (PC/PS3/PS4/360/One) || The Crew (PC/PS4/One) || Tom Clancy’s The Division(PC/PS4/One) || Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PC/PS3/PS4/360/One)
    • Warner Bros. >> Batman: Arkham Knight (PC/PS4/One) || Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (3DS/PC/PS3/PS4/PSVita/360/One/Wii U) || Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC/PS3/PS4/360/One) || The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC/PS4/One)


    • Grand Theft Auto V (PC/PS4/One)
    • Dance Central 4 (One/?)
    • Mortal Kombat 10 (?)
    • Halo: The Masterchief Collection (360/One)
    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Collection (PS4/One)
    • Project Beast (PS4)
    • God of War 4 (PS4)
    • Syphon Filter (PS4)
    • Gran Turismo (PS4)
    • Wipeout (PS4)
    • Heavenly Sword 2 (PS4)
    • The Legend of Zelda: Shard of Nightmare (Wii U)
    • Beyond Good & Evil 2 (One/?)
    • Forza Horizon 2 (One)
    • Gears of War 4 (One)
    • Quantum Break (One)
    • Star Wars: Battlefront 3 (One/?)

    Sources: Exhibitors/Games || Rumors || More Rumors