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  • Posted by pustal , on 07/10/2014 , @ 08:42pm

     


    Sony released Vib Ribbon (in NA, Europe to be launched this month as well), an old original Playstation classic for PS3 and Vita. The original game was never released in North America, being this a debut on the continent.

    For those of you unfamiliar with such game, Vib Ribbon is a rythm-action game, from the developers of PaRappa the Rapper that featured a vibrant retro-like style and turned any music CD into a set of unique levels. It was the first of its kind but the concept was re-used later on in other known games such as Audiosurf.

    Though it is released as a PSOne Classic, the game mantains the capabity of reading external music or audio.

    It is also planned to be released to Playstation 4 as well.

    Source


  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 20/07/2014 , @ 05:27am

     

    Kudos to R04drunner ;)

    Red Ribbon LXDE 14.03 is based on Debian Jessie and It includes the following changes:

    • Kernel 3.12.6 with the Graf_chokolo’s, Marcan’s and Gitbrew’s patches.
    • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
    • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
    • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 27 release.
    • Blueman is now the bluetooth manager.
    • Added the SMTube application to play videos from Youtube.

    Download

    Source

     

    Note:

    Bare in mind the following, to install it you have to choose a CFW which includes OtherOS (patched Sony) or OtherOS++ which has extended functionality.

  • Posted by manster , on 27/11/2013 , @ 05:59am

     

    xn0 from neogaf decided to test the effects of the LEDs in the new Dualshock 4 Controller. After disabling the 6 extremely bright LEDs in one of his controllers he did some testing and shared the results online:
     

    So the test is going to go like this… I have taken apart one of my DS4 controllers and realized that I cannot desolder the LEDs without breaking the board (ie heat gun did not work and I’m fond of my DS4 even with the annoying light). There is a simple ribbon cable (circled below) that joins the microUSB port and the LEDs to the main board, and if I remove this cable the controller still works and functions normally. I have both controllers charging currently. I am going to wait until they are both fully charged then I am going to turn both of them on and see which one runs out of batteries first. I won’t be touching the controllers they will just be on all night and I’m guessing the one with the LEDs attached will drain faster, how much faster is the real question.

    I’ll report back my findings and maybe a non junior member could start a thread on it.

    So what I discovered when taking apart my DS4 is that these are some serious LED’s in this controller. The LED’s are actually so bright they sit behind a defuser and 2 shields (with 1 of those shields being completely opaque) the 4 LED’s in the 360 controller are less bright by a significant amount. There appear to be 6 extremely bright LEDs inside of the array, and my experience with both LED light bars on ATV’s and LED strobes on guns I can definitely say LED’s do consume a measurable amount of power. If I had to guess what is eating up batteries in the DS4 it would be Rumble motors

    I think it will be a short time before this is a configureable option. Until then I just discovered that PIN 14 is the power to the LED for anyone who cares to disable the LED without tape/paint/etc, I’m doing it now.

    So far there is no data on the test. I am just using the battery indicator light on the OS, both are still at full bars and they have been going for about 3.5 hours. I now doubt the light has a significant impact but tomorrow morning I’ll check it again and use a voltmeter on both batteries and post back on this thread.

    So I’m not a patient man…. I just took a multimeter to both batteries…

    Data:

    DS4 w/ LED enabled: 3.66V
    DS4 w/ LED disabled: 3.88V

    Verdict so far… Well this means nothing unfortunately since I did not measure each battery fully charged with the multimeter. However based on this data I don’t see any way the DS4 with the LED disabled is going to drain more battery than the DS4 with the LED enabled. Continuing this test might be pointless I’m afraid, as the outcome is going to be exactly as I expected, the DS4 w/ LED is draining batteries quicker.

    That said the LED’s likely have little impact on the battery when compared to the 2 rumble motors and the capacitive touchpad.

    UPDATE: As of 1:40am the DS4 with the LED on hit 2/3 bars, the DS4 with the LED disabled is still at 3/3 bars. That is approximately 4.5 hours to discharge 1 bar on DS4 with just the LED.

    UPDATE:

    So I just tested again and the DS4 with the LED on is at 1 bar, however the DS4 with the LED off is still at 3 full bars. The reading is 3.67V on the DS4 without the LED controller which is more than the DS4 was with the LED on was last night after a few hours. The battery draw isn’t huge for the LED’s but its still there and noticeable. I think I can safely assume that the DS4 with LED on isn’t going to last 24 hours of being on and idle whereas the DS4 with LED off will probably be scratching at 2 bars.

    I did start with the controllers fully charged but I only used the OS to give me that data that the controllers were full an no longer charging. I did not however think of hooking both batteries up to a multimeter and taking a reading before the test started to make sure both were equally charged. Only after a few hours did I think of doing that.

    This test is really easy to preform, I’m definitely going to preform it again with more measurements, and I’m hoping more people will do the same given its extremely easy to conduct, and add some weight to the findings.

    For more information and updates, visit the source:
    NeoGaf

  • Posted by Simonbuck , on 06/09/2013 , @ 05:43am

     

    The Guys over at LogicSunrise have just posted an installation guide and review and Video of the Cobra ODE on a Super Slim, where it is explained in detail all the steps to follow for proper installation and howto deal with the removal of the four elements (with a small pair of tweezers) and soldering the QSB .

    Just arrived in the office in the late afternoon, I quickly wanted to test one of the most expected products of the year : the Cobra ODE. The team has sent us a sample for test, I took myself to complete a tutorial on a SuperSlim console. As a reminder, only SuperSlim version and some Slim versions require some welding points. For FAT and other Slim, only ribbon cables connections will be required.

    Regarding its use, it is quiet simple. It goes fast, and it works perfectly. This is a product that I recommend to anyone with a PS3 wishing ODE. The application Genps3iso will convert in a few minutes your downloaded games, and they will be launched without any trouble. Available in a few days, pre-orders are available on the LSstore for a price of 88,00€.

    The Cobra ODE is a great product that I recommend personally. The team is responsive, their product is compatible with all consoles, and above all it works superbly well. After the delicate installation of the QSB on SuperSlim and, sometimes unnecessarily long ribbon cables, and a rear USB PCB which does not fit very well, you can run to grab it !!!… In short, Congratulations team Cobra !

    + Compatible with all versions of consoles without any adapter
    + It works PERFECTLY !!!!!
    + It is (with the 3k3y) the most wanted products !
    + Easy ISO conversion of games, without patch or anything else.

    - Not so easy installation on SuperSlim/
    - The ribbons cables are slightly too long. They are a little bit difficult to hide
    - Rear PCB difficult to fit on the console

    LS Rate : 9/10

    - Cobra ODE available on the LSstore at this address
    - Access to tutorial : Disassemble the PS3 SuperSlim
    - Access to tutorial : Cobra ODE : installation on PS3 SuperSlim
    - Access to tutorial : Cobra ODE : settings and ISO launching

    *FAT and Slim assembling tutorials are on the way.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZNq4BpYcCs

     

     

  • Posted by manster , on 23/02/2013 , @ 03:14pm

     

    r04drunner has released another Red Ribbon Linux online update for the PS3. He is also working on a new LiveCD which will contain these changes.

    This update has been designed for the releases candidates 6 and 7. It includes the following changes:

    • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 19 release.
    • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
    • Added the new “System settings” tool.
    • Added the new “Places” menu on the top panel.

    You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

    Code:
    wget http://downloads.redribbon.t15.org/online-update-2013-02-22.sh

    Then, you must execute it:

    Code:
    sudo sh online-update-2013-02-22.sh

    And wait until finished. Then, you must logout and login again.

    This update will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

    Red Ribbon GNU/Linux @ Sourceforge

    Red Ribbon GNU/Linux Blog

    Source: PS3HaX

  • Posted by manster , on 30/01/2013 , @ 04:47am

     

    PS3HaX member and creator of Red Ribbon Linux r04drunner has released a new online update for the release candidates 6 and 7. You can update by following the instructions below.

    null
     

    Hi,

    I have published a new online update.

    This update has been designed for the releases candidates 6 and 7. It includes the following changes:

    • Added a new logout window that includes the “Boot GameOS” option.
    • Added a new version of the Red Ribbon theme.
    • Fixed the hang problems when shutting down and rebooting.

    You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

    Code:
    wget http://downloads.redribbon.t15.org/online-update-2013-01-30.sh

    Then, you must execute it:

    Code:
    sudo sh online-update-2013-01-30.sh

    And wait until finished. Then, you must logout and login again.

    This update will be included on the next release of the LiveCD.

    Note: When you turn off the PS3 if the red light is blinking, do not worry. Now a syscall is used to simulate a problem and to turn off the PS3, but actually everything is ok .

    Regards

    Red Ribbon GNU/Linux @ Sourceforge

    Red Ribbon GNU/Linux Blog

    Source: PS3HaX

  • Posted by manster , on 12/01/2013 , @ 05:50am

     


    PS3HaX member r04drunner has released Red Ribbon release candidate 7, which is a Debian based Linux distro for PS3 with OtherOS Support. You can download the ISO from SourceForge. If you have RC6 already installed you can make an online update to keep your Linux up-to-date with the latest patches and releases.

    Hi!

    Red Ribbon release candidate 7 is now available. It is based on Debian Wheezy and It includes the following changes:

    * Kernel 3.7.1 with the Graf_chokolo’s, Marcan’s and Gitbrew’s patches.
    * New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
    * New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
    * Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 17 release.
    * Asbestos and OtherOS now will use the same kernel.
    * Kboot now will set the latest kernel as the default boot option.
    * Added a new tool to configure the timeout on Petitboot.
    * Added support for Playstation Eyetoy.
    * Added GUVCview as the tool for capturing video from the webcam.
    * Gnome-Player is now the media player.
    * Added a new tool to configure the PS3′s video mode.
    * Added support for NTFS.
    * PulseAudio is now the sound server.
    * Added a new volume control tool.

    You can download it from SourceForge.

    All the new features are available for the RC6 by installing the latest online update. You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

    Code:
    wget http://downloads.redribbon.t15.org/online-update-2013-01-10.sh

    Then, you must execute it:

    Code:
    sudo sh online-update-2013-01-10.sh

    And wait until finished.

    Best regards

    Project @ Sourceforge

    Red Ribbon GNU/Linux Blog

    Source: PS3HaX

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 31/12/2012 , @ 09:22am

     

    2012 has been an awesome year for the PS3 and the PS3 scene, here is a summary of what has went on over the past 12 months, its not complete and i still have a lot to add, but this is the vast amount, enjoy :)

    (more…)

  • Posted by manster , on 23/11/2012 , @ 03:25am

     

    r04drunner has published a new online update for Red Ribbon Linux. Visit the Release Thread @ PS3HaX for discussion.

    Reb Ribbon

    This update includes the following changes:

    - Added a 3.6.7 kernel with the Graf_chokolo’s, Marcan’s and Gitbrew’s patches.
    - Added PS3-utils.
    - Added Mplayer.

    You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:
    Code:

    wget http://redribbon.t15.org/downloads/online-update-2012-11-21.sh

    Then, you can execute it:

    Code:
    sudo sh online-update-2012-11-21.sh

    And wait until finished.

    The next time that you reboot the system, some new kernel options will appear on Petitboot. You must select the new 3.6.7 option for OtherOS or Asbestos.

    Once you have booted using the new kernel version, if you want to remove the old 3.5.2 kernel versions, you can do it using the Synaptic package manager or executing the next command on a lxterminal:

    Code:
    apt-get remove linux-image-3.5.2-red-ribbon-powerpc64-asbestos linux-image-3.5.2-red-ribbon-powerpc64-otheros
    linux-headers-3.5.2-red-ribbon-powerpc64-asbestos linux-headers-3.5.2-red-ribbon-powerpc64-otheros

    Source: Red Ribbon GNU/Linux Blog via Release Thread @ PS3HaX

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 15/09/2012 , @ 10:50pm

     

    r04drunner has released a new version of Red Ribbon GNU/Linux for the PS3. See the Changelog below for the details.

     

     

    Originally Posted by r04drunner

     

    Red Ribbon release candidate 6 is now available. It is based on Debian Wheezy and It includes the following changes:

    * Kernel 3.5.2 with the Graf_chokolo’s, Marcan’s and Gitbrew’s patches.
    * New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
    * The installer now supports the portuguese language.
    * Added a notification alert when the disk space is lower than 100 MB.
    * Kboot-setup now supports a config file.
    * New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
    * Added Gnome Users-admin as the user administration tool.
    * Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 14 release.
    * Added Gnome Time-admin as the date and time administration tool.
    * Added the kernel headers and the build tools.

    You can download it from Sourceforge.

    Best regards

    Source PS3HaX

    And here is a video tutorial for installing OtherOS++ and Red Ribbon Linux:

    [Tutorial] Install OtherOS++ CFW 3.55, Petitboot and Red Ribbon Linux - PS3 (noob friendly) - YouTube

     

    Thanks @Manster
  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 01/09/2011 , @ 01:15pm

     

    UPDATE 2:

    RC5 has been released, to quote:

    Published Release Candidate 5 with the following changes:

    • Fixed restart and shutdown problems.
    • Fixed repositories list needed for distribution.
    • Online updates available from the official distribution repositories.
    • Fixed hostname problem.
    • Added GFTP as FTP manager.
    • Added a keyboard configurator.
    • Fixed some problems with wireless connections on fat models.
    • Network-Manager-Gnome is now the default network manager.
    • Gnome-Bluetooth is now the default bluetooth manager.

    The download link is available at the project wiki.

    Online Update

    You can upgrade the Red Ribbon installation from the online official repository, you don’t need to reinstall the distribution from CD.

    This update is only designed for the RC 4 or lower with all previous updates.

    You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

    wget http://redribbon.sourceforge.net/downloads/online-update-2011-09-01.sh

    Then, you can execute it:

    sudo sh online-update-2011-09-01.sh

    And wait until finished.

    If while executing it asks:

    You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

    I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

    Do you want to abort removal now?

    You must answer NO.

    [VIA r04drunner blog] - thanks to tenshou for news tip

    Some users like r04drunner from Elotrolado think the standard Linux distro’s for the PS3 have some limitations…so what does he does? Builds his own. The Debian Based Linux is called Red Ribbon, its actively being updated and below are the features it offers (and growing).

    This build can be ran via LiveCD or through media/HDD storage (recommended). Full tutorial and features can be found at read more link below.

    Features: (more…)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 01/09/2011 , @ 09:32am

     

    r04drunner has updated his Red Ribbon Linux distro to version RC5 has been released, to quote:

    Published Release Candidate 5 with the following changes:

    • Fixed restart and shutdown problems.
    • Fixed repositories list needed for distribution.
    • Online updates available from the official distribution repositories.
    • Fixed hostname problem.
    • Added GFTP as FTP manager.
    • Added a keyboard configurator.
    • Fixed some problems with wireless connections on fat models.
    • Network-Manager-Gnome is now the default network manager.
    • Gnome-Bluetooth is now the default bluetooth manager.

    The download link is available at the project wiki.

    Online Update

    You can upgrade the Red Ribbon installation from the online official repository, you don’t need to reinstall the distribution from CD.

    This update is only designed for the RC 4 or lower with all previous updates.

    You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

    wget http://redribbon.sourceforge.net/downloads/online-update-2011-09-01.sh

    Then, you can execute it:

    sudo sh online-update-2011-09-01.sh

    And wait until finished.

    If while executing it asks:

    You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

    I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

    Do you want to abort removal now?

    You must answer NO.

    [VIA r04drunner blog] - thanks to tenshou for news tip

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 20/08/2011 , @ 08:27am

     

    dudu.clx from a french ps3-scene site has released a script for making it easier to install Linux on the Playstation 3. He also created 2 videos and planned to tweak the script a little more.

    Google Translation:

    PS3A linux-box v1

    The linux installer for ps3 otheros++ consists of a series of scripts that will run from petitboot once otheros++ partitions created correctly (success create_hdd_region.sh).

    It will be regularly updated to correct, improve and offer some support still more versions of Linux.

    You can find all the help around with linux on ps3 guide!

    You can find out all he offers through the changelog:

    Changelog v1

    - Installer available in three languages​​, English, French, Spanish.

    - Basic Installation debian and ubuntu.

    - Installation at the option of pre-compiled kernel or compile it yourself.

    - Choice of 4 modes of starts for Debian and Ubuntu (normal, full_HD, normal + wifi + wifi full_HD).

    - Choice of light configuration, or custom for Debian and Ubuntu (and many office applications).

    - Choice of evolution of Debian MintPPC.

    - Choice between versions for ubuntu hardy, hardy, intrepid, and maverick maverick.

    - Choosing to migrate to Ubuntu or Kubuntu Xubuntu (when choosing his office).

    - Configuring the wifi for FAT (ubuntu and debian).

    - Installing Fedora Core 12 with Cell SDK preinstalled (text only).

    Changes planned:

    - Fixed script and successful installation of Gentoo.

    - Added post-install Debian for Red Ribbon.

    - Added installation of Mandriva, Arch Linux, OpenSUSE, OSX Leopard.

    - Added a setup script in Fedora Core 12.

    - Choice of installing the IBM Cell SDK for debian and ubuntu.

    - Added support available from the script.

    - Design and Theme PS3A Adding a Linux Box for Debian / Ubuntu.

    - Integration into petitboot.

    Use ps3a linux-box:

    Prerequisites:

    - Have a PS3 with a CFW OtherOS++

    - Have set the hard drive

    - Restart the PS3 petitboot.

    use:

    - Go to the shell and type:

    Code:
    wget http://dev.ps3-addict.fr/ps3a/ps3a.sh
    chmod a+x ps3a.sh
    sh ./ps3a.sh

    Use ps3Et instructions! Just enter a choice from a list, the rest just happens!

    To illustrate how it works, I’ve made ​​two videos:

    Installing ubuntu hardy in 13 minutes, via telnet:

    ps3a-lucid-telnet.mov - YouTube

    Configuring the installation of ubuntu hardy, directly on the PS3:

    ubuntu-lucid-ps3a-2.mov - YouTube

    For setting up your Harddrive you can use Rebug OtherOS Prep Tool or one of many tutorials around the net.

    Source and French Tutorial

  • Posted by Pirate , on 07/07/2011 , @ 05:07pm

     

    For those following the developments of Red Ribbon Linux, an online repo is now available so you no longer have to install a new distro for each update.

    r04drunner has posted on his blog the following instructions:

    Now you can upgrade the Red Ribbon installation from the online official repository. You don’t need to reinstall the distribution again with every new CD published.

    This update is only for the RC 4 or lower, It will be included on the next release of the LiveCD. The changes are detailed at the project wiki, on Change Log section.

    You need connect the PS3 to internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

    wget http://redribbon.sourceforge.net/downloads/online-update-2011-07-05.sh

    Then, you can execute it:

    sudo sh online-update-2011-07-05.sh

    And wait until finished.

    If while executing it asks:

    You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

    I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

    Do you want to abort removal now?

    You must answer NO.

    Thanks to tenshou for news tip!

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