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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 14/03/2012 , @ 07:32am

     

    French Developer corwin75 has created an application that lets you edit your game saves, here is a quote from the release thread:

    Hello.
    It’s complicated you change your ps3 saves by lack of knowledge or you have simply no hex editor? The solution is very simple. PARAM Edit is a small program that I just create to modify your saves in several areas:
    - Modify the protection of saves (lock / unlock copies)
    - Make compatibility saves with your account
    - Modify the saves details
    - Change the title of the saves
    - Edit sub-title of the saves

    Sources are being modified to be especially easy to read and understand each operation.

    EXPLANATION:
    For compatibility. You need a save to make it compatible with a game and a save from your account with the same game.

    Download Original Version(French Language Only)

    Homebrew Developer TizzyT has modified the app to a loosely English based version:
    English Version


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 13/03/2012 , @ 06:55pm

     

    A Developer by the name of Phexe has released an application called PSVeeter, which is used to view or delete backed up PS Vita content, here is a quote from the source:

    A tool for viewing/deleting your backed up Playstation Vita content (via Content Manager Assistant).

    What can it do at the moment?

    • View
    1. Playstation Minis
    2. Playstation Portable & Save Games
    3. Playstation Vita Games & Apps
    • Delete Individually via Right clicking name
    • Shows the Title, the Playstation ID Code and the Size of the Game/App
    • Automatically retrieve the path to your Vita Directory from Registry
    • If Sony’s Content Manager Assistant is not installed or set up, you can specify a directory to use

    Known Issues

    • Has trouble deleting item if Icon is in use by windows explorer.  You can rememdy this by either restarting your PC or Explorer.exe (Windows Issue)

    Coming Soon (Todo List)

    • Add more details from the local SFO file to the information box  on the right.  Ie./  Tech details.
  • Maybe add Web information retrieved from gaming sites or just links to product pages
  • Download - Binary ( Source )

    Source PHEXE Industries
    Via PSX Scene

    Don’t forget to visit the Vita Dev Wiki, which i must give deroad a HUGE thank you for maintaining most of the time:
    http://www.vitadevwiki.com/

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 13/03/2012 , @ 06:08pm

     

    Im sure a few of you know that i created a competition a few days ago, the competition was to create a Cold Boot for the PS3 and win a prize, some of you may have found the process quite awkward, or didnt know where to start, so here is a tutorial created by Holmesinfive:

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 11/03/2012 , @ 10:17am

     

    Rtype a developer from PSX Scene has compiled Hatari for the PS3, Hatari is an Atari Emulator, here is a quote from the read me:

    ————————————————————

    A Lame hatari 1.6.1 DBG release for PS3.

    ————————————————————

    What?: A quick port of hatari 1.6.1 to ps3 using PSL1GHTV2.
    Why? : Because i like old atari computer :)
    Who? : Rtype

    So far ,i ve just compil the lastest hatari src (1.6.1) with psl1ghtv2 (SDL used) and i only make few hacks to done it work (a little) .
    All the credit to the HATARI TEAM ( http://hatari.tuxfamily.org ) and to the PS3DEV team .

    ————————————————————

    Know Problems:

    - Works only with a keyboard & a mouse cnx to the ps3 !

    - Some pb with SDL1.2 hatari code (ex: code Keysym 1.2 different from 1.3) so i make quick dirty hack , not all the keys are working
    and it’s seem to break a lot keyrepeat .

    - Hatari & sdlgui use partial screen update , and PS3 SDL don’t have hardware cursor code , so i make another quick & very bad hack to
    show something we can call a mouse pointer (hum i know it’s a square) and force the gui redraw , this make the gui very bad and slow,
    and there is a big lag between mouse action and screen update. Apologize for this.

    - In fullscreen mode Gui seem not working correctly so change to desktop mode if needed.

    - XMB seem to freeze PS3 when calling from home button so exit from the gui or AltGr-Q combo.

    - I ve not tested all the option , just few games , so maybe other pb around …

    Sorry for all this problems but i hope you enjoy anyway ( i mean Atari lovers ) somes old good games .

    ————————————————————

    Quick Install & Start:

    - Create somes dir in /dev_hdd0/ :

    /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW and /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/ and /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/TOS/ and /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/CONF/

    - Put a valid tos named “rom” in:

    /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/TOS/

    - Put some ST/MSA dsk in :

    /dev_hdd0/HOMEBREW/ST/

    - Install the pkg .

    ————————————————————

    INGAME CONTROLS :

    works only with a keyboard & a mouse !
    joystick:LSTICK= JOY MOVE CROSS= Button1 SQUARE= button2

    ————————————————————

    Credit:

    Special thanks to PS3DEV guys , KaKaRoTo (very big thanks for your works) , Hermes ,Oopo , Deroad (for help with V2) .

    Bonjour chez vous!

    Source PSX SCENE

    Download

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 10/03/2012 , @ 02:36pm

     

    Today AS-Team Released A new Version By “ASToolPS3″
    The correct name Of This Application Was “ASToolPS3″
    I mistakenly said that the Name Of program is ASTOOLS

    What is New in This Version?
    This version has extra features added.
    First feature that ADD This Version IS New Method For EBOOT Fix
    This Method is exclusive to AS-team & Is much better than previous methods.
    Just Select Out Put For Fixed File

    Second Feature That ADDED is Simple PKG Extractor
    This extractor is easiest method For Extract your Package
    When You Enable this Feature, A new option in right click menu Called “Extract PKG” Is added.
    Now just Go on Your PKG File And Right-click on it & Select “Extract PKG”
    For Extract Your Package

    Third Feature That ADDED is “PKG Builder”
    With this option you can easily build your favorite package.
    This is Easiest method is in World to build a package

    Fourth Feature That ADDED is “Build PS3_Disk.SFB”
    With ASTOOLSPS3 You Can Build Your favorite PS3_Disk.SFB.

    Fifth Feature That can be named the greatest feature added is “All in One Package”

    What is That?

    If you remember Duplex Games Are 3 File:

    *DUPLEX.*.Install.pkg
    *DUPLEX.*.Patch.vX.XX.pkg if any
    *DUPLEX.*.Crack.pkg

    With This Application For the first time,You can Merge them in a PKG file And And instead of three PKG files just one PKG file to install
    This feature is great

    Also a new option for decryption PKG files Added in This Version.

    And Latest Feature That ADDED is “Find FW Information”

    Just Select You PUP file To see your All Information As MD5 And
    OFW /CFW /JFW/MFW

    Other Feature:

    Ability to provide backup Before Fix EBOOT
    ID And Real name of PKG Finder
    Convert all files to play a pkg (WSW procedure and PSN, and GDS)
    Convert ELF to EBOOT.BIN
    convert EBOOT.BIN to ELF
    Editing PARAM.SFO
    Internal and external hard drive formatted to FAT32 (for PS3)
    Useful links about games and PS3
    Internal software for ps3
    Construction of fixed EBOOT
    Rip 3D Files And Extra Language
    Two Language(English And Persian)
    And………………………………………….


    Download ASToolPS3 Version 2.3
    /Mirror

    Source

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 08/03/2012 , @ 06:15am

     

    Developers Grimm and Berion have created an application, which checks and PS3 firmware you have downloaded, it reads all information on the firmware and tells you whether the firmware is MFW or OFW, the application also works with PSP and PS Vita firmwares, though the main basis of the application is for PS3 firmwares, here is a quote from the ReadMe:

    Hello.

    Custom Firmware Validator is a program designed mainly for veryfing downloaded or manually patched firmwares for PS3. This aplication compares checksums from the database with those which are being calculated on the currently open file. If at least one would match, the following things will appear: the name of the firware and its short description, the option to show the list of additional functions and the option to visit the author’s webpage, also one could copy a file onto USB with the proper directory stuctrure and its name (PS3, PSP, PSV).

    Databases are external, written in the stardard XML and UTF-8 coded, so everyone can edit them and propose any possible corrections, what we encourage you to do.

    We prepared three different bases for the program (the one for PS3 is loaded by default, but one can choose others from the option menu):
    - The first one for PS3 (currently with all CFW/OFW (*.pup) and upadate packages *.pkg for Rebug and TB dongle).
    - The other ones function as examples and need to be completed.

    Please be advised: in order for Custom Firmware Validator to work properly Microsoft .NET Framework 4 at least ver. 4.0 is required. the program works on windows 7 - was not tested on XP, Vista or 8 (Developers/Consumers Preview).

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: Do you plan to make databases updates?
    A: Yes, but only the one for PS3. In this aspect we count on the community’s involvement. ;]

    Q: Do you plan to release program updates?
    A: Sure, but it depends on whether the submitted errors could be verified and whether we have ideas for new functions.

    Q: What checksums are generated and will you add new in the future?
    A: CRC32 (CRC32b), MD5, SHA1, SHA2-224, SHA2-256, SHA2-386 and SHA2-512. In future, probably SHA3. Others not, for the time being.

    Q: Can I use CFV in order to generate checksums from other files than consoles’ firmware?
    A: Yes, basically the source of no importance, because the program reads descriptions and checksums which can be freely edited and picked from the options menu.

    Q: Is CFV legal?
    A: Yes, it is, it doesn’t contain any keys/hashes used to sign files.

    Q: Could I modify my console using the program?
    A: Nah…

    Grimm, Berion
    @2012

    Source PSX Scene

    Download

    Here is a video of it in action:

  • Posted by Pirate , on 08/03/2012 , @ 12:13am

     

    mmCM has been updated to version v04.02.01. The new version increases FTP transfer rate by 90% making it one of the, if not the, fastest FTP homebrew app on the PS3.

    To quote:

    04.02.01 -
    * Improved FTP performance:
    -> 95% of theoretical speed over 100Mbit connection (send/receive)
    -> 90% of theoretical speed over 1Gbit connection (receive) (or 50% of max when sending to PS3)
    * Improved /net_host performance
    * Improved performance when copying files in File Manager mode
    * FTP test results: http://pastie.org/3542821

    04.02.01 -
    * Improved FTP performance:-> 95% of theoretical speed over 100Mbit connection (send/receive)-> 90% of theoretical speed over 1Gbit connection (receive) (or 50% of max when sending to PS3)* Improved /net_host performance* Improved performance when copying files in File Manager mode* FTP test results: http://pastie.org/3542821

    [Download Update]

    [VIA PS3Crunch]

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 06/03/2012 , @ 06:36pm

     

    Before when one wanted to remarry their BD Drive, they needed to downgrade their console to 3.50, but thankfully due to an awesome anonymous person/persons, this can now be accomplished on firmware 3.55, here is a quote from the source:

    Remarry guide for 3.55 firmware

    1. Have the console on a working 3.55 firmware

    2. Download the Remarry files (remarry-3.55.rar) and unpack to root of USM Mass Storage device. The following line is already changed from 1 to 0:

    #———————————————
    # Install Systemsoftware
    # 0 = ���s���Ȃ�
    # 1 = ���s����
    #———————————————-
    0

    This will make sure the drive init PUP is not installed, thus preventing RLOD because of syscon hashes on downgraded consoles.

    3. Download official firmware <=3.30 as drive init PUP and put it root of USB Mass Storage device

    Content of USB Mass Storage device should be thus be:

    • Lv2diag.self
    • manufacturing_updater_for_reset.self
    • fdm_spu_module.self
    • PS3UPDAT.PUP
    • cfg/standalone.cfg

    4. Put the service mode JIG/dongle/PSGrade into port 0 (closest to the reader) and get into factory service mode.

    5. Put the created USB Mass Storage device from step 3 into port 0 (closest to the reader) and run.

    Drive Init Executing means it is starting the remarry process
    Drive Init Failed with big pink letters ‘NG’ (No Good!) means the process failed. Most likely solved by fixing the communication issue with the drive.

    6. After you run the initial remarry process, do not take it out of factory service mode.

    7. Put a BD movie disc in and run it on the PS3. (This restores your DRL files!)

    8. Then you can take it out of factory service mode.

    9. Launch as normal.

    Source and files

    Remember, that all and everything related to the PS3 can be found at:
    http://www.ps3devwiki.com/

    Thanks euss for the tip :)

    Update

    - Small error fixed, FDM is resigned proper now for all versions (3.15, 3.50, 3.55)

    http://www.ps3devwiki.com/files/lv2diag/remarry/

    ^previous posted question, answered:

    - Yes, PUP files are international, nothing PAL/Euro or NTSC/USA about them ;)

    - For Bluray playback prohibited errors, you can use
    Recovery
    + Remarry, or the
    DRL tools.
    For the latter you dont need the exact last played disc, just the highest keyversion that was used.

    - In some rare cases enabling QA-extra solves dive init issues.

    See also:
    http://www.ps3devwiki.com/wiki/Remarry_Bluray_Drive

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 05/03/2012 , @ 10:31am

     

    Im sure all of you know who CondorStrike is by now, he is the creator of the awesome ‘Solar’ app, today he has released an app, that should save a bit of time and the annoyance of holding the power button.

    His app, puts the PS3 into a pseudo recovery mode, without having to go into recovery by holding the power button, here is a quote from the source:

    This app allows pseudo-recovery mode system firmware update from xmb.
    I’ve tested it with Rogero CFW and Kmeaw, but should work with any Firmware that allows the PKG to install.
    No more hold down power crap…lol.

    If anyone wants to try on 3.55+ to try and downgrade, my answer is try it…what’s there to loose…
    It should also work on PSP and PS VITA, but I haven’t tested.
    I think this is a very handy app, and as always, I hope you enjoy my releases…caw!

    steps:
    Install PKG.
    Run Condor Updater.
    PROFIT!!!

    ***Disclaimer***
    I am not liable if this application disables or damages your console and or handheld, use at your own risk.

    Source Tortuga Cove

    Download(Tortuga Cove)

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 28/02/2012 , @ 10:55am

     

    PS3 Developer deank has once again updated his multiMAN app, here is a quote from the changelog:

    * Added new display mode (“TMB” - Top Media Bar) to replace “Box-art” mode
    * Added new option in Settings - “Top Media Bar Color” to set user-defined color for top and bottom stripes in TMB mode
    * Added new background image in the original theme (TMBBG.JPG) for TMB display mode
    * Improved speed when copying files
    * Optimized memory usage (another 10MB of RAM available for operations)
    * Added support for scanning /dev_usb010 to /dev_usb099 for PSX/PS2/PS3/PSP/BD/DVD ISO files
    * Added four (4) new colors to SIDE/TMB color setting options and two options in COLOR.INI to set side/tmb colors from themes
    * Added function to “Quit to XMB” if [CIRCLE] (or [CROSS] if X/O swap is set in options) button is held pressed
    * Added visual slider indication when scrolling trough a lot of entries (XMMB, TMB and XBDM modes + when browsing devices)
    * Reminder for BD-Remote colored keys: RED - Quit, GREEN - Screen Saver, YELLOW - Restart, BLUE - To File Manager and back

    Source

    multiMAN ver 04.02.00 FULL (20120228).rar (163 MB)
    multiMAN ver 04.02.00 BASE (20120228).rar ( 22 MB)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 27/02/2012 , @ 10:13am

     

    The E3 Flasher, by Team EyDIY, as contacted us today informing about the latest updates to the flasher for PS3. They have released the diagrams required for a “fast dual boot” and have confirmed support for all firmwares up to the latest: 4.11.

    To quote:

    1: New mainboard Fast dual boot successfully with E3 FLASHER. Click here to download manual.

    2: E3 flasher Fast dual boot and downgrade OFW4.11 to 3.55 successfully, it’s same way as downgrade 3.73 to 3.55.
    We suggest user upgrade to OFW4.11 and then downgrade to 3.55 from now on. And don’t forget backup your OFW4.11 bios well .

    3: Downgrade to OFW3.41 from CFW3.55CHECKOFF successfully, tested by E3TEAM.
    Now you can enjoy any 3.55FW by this way (downgrade to OFW3.41 and then upgrade to 3.55, include JB2CFW3.55, OFW3.55 and others). Click here to download manual.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 26/02/2012 , @ 10:25am

     

    French Developer Markus95, has released an awesome mod for Paintown,here is a quote from the source:

    My Mod is dedicated to one of my favorite manga: Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) . This is no more than a first version, far from being finished, but already well supplied … J ‘I gathered the bulk of the manga, trying to be as faithful to the work of the great original Masami Kurumada . I have therefore taken the broad outlines of this fabulous manga, my Mod starts at the beginning of the latter and end at the end of the period of the Sanctuary (which for me is the best part of the work of the master …)

    Source And Download

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 25/02/2012 , @ 11:38am

     

    Well its been a while since i last held a competition, so i thought id start my first one of 2012, which should be fun for all of you that decide to participate. You will have a chance to win $50 PSN card or for those of you on CFW a chance to have $50 credited to your PayPal account, now onto what you have to do.

    To have a chance of winning:

    • Be a member of the forum.
    • Create a custom colour PS3 Cold Boot, it can be still image or animated, as long as it is Colour.
    • The Cold Boot MUST be your own work.(If work is found to be someone else, immediate disqualification)
    • The Cold Boot MUST come with a preview image.(If a preview is not posted, then the Cold Boot cannot be judged)
    • The Cold Boot must not be the same as someone elses, this is one of the reasons previews are a must, if you see an earlier Cold Boot that is the same as yours, then create a new one.
    • If you have created a custom Colour Cold Boot in the past four weeks, then you are eligible to enter.
    • Adding a sound that accompanies your ColdBoot may help you get more likes, also adding a video showcasing your finished product may also help
    • The Rules are 100% clear, any post on this thread which asks a stupid question, or does not have a Cold Boot in the post, will be deleted.
    • I will be adding my on created ColdBoots, but i am auto disqualified, so like away :)  
    • Finally, EVERYONE can enter, Moderators, Admins, TizzyT, Homebrew Developers etc, as long as you have followed the above rules :)

    Here is a sample of a preview image: The above Cold Boot is the work of CrystalWolf and can be downloaded here.

    What Software Do I Need To Create A Cold Boot:

    • PhotoShop.
    • TizzyT’s Playstation Color Logo Creator v2(CLICK TO DOWNLOAD)

    For those of you that may be struggling or not understand what to do, then join IRC and speak to TizzyT, you can find us on irc.ps3sanctuary.com.

    Or view this video by Holmesinfive

    The competition will run from now until the 31st of March, with the Winner being announced on Pirates birthday(1st April) So you have plenty of time and chance to win, anyone can enter as long as the work is yours.

    The winner will be selected using by the amount of likes the Cold Boot receives, note that if you enter multiple Cold Boots, you will not win if all your Cold Boots likes combine to the highest, it is the single post/Cold Boot with the highest that will win.

    EDIT

    Ok guys, i have moved all the posts with no ColdBoots in them to this thread:
    http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=34835
    Anyone that needs help, go to that thread, any posts not containing a ColdBoot, will automatically be moved to that thread.

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 25/02/2012 , @ 09:07am

     

    Im sure you are all aware of the reDRM device known as True Blue, the device that uses stolen code and craps on everything a scene is supposed to be about, a couple of months ago, a clone was released called JB-King and it seems that another clone called JB2USB has been released, or has it.

    Ill explain the ‘or has it’ part
    A few days ago, PS3HaX member warning made this post:

    Then yesterday news emerges about JB2USB which claims to be a clone of True Blue, here is some information on the device:

    The device retails at $19.99 as well.

    So your opinion, is it a new clone, or is it the True Blue devs with a new device ?

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 20/02/2012 , @ 10:30am

     

    Today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Redsquirrel87 has updated Showtime PS3 Media Player Repack to version 3.5.43 with the changes outlined

    Showtime PS3 Media Player Repack v3.5.43 Changelog:

    glw: Make sure string concatenation of rich text formated strings works
    Add html_enteties_escape() helper
    Remove duplicate function token2string()
    glw/clist: Initialize position without filtering first time
    osx: Allow theme path to be set
    glw: Autorescale userinterface based on window dimensions
    Render image shadows in blurred mode
    glw: Improve clist widget a bit more
    Avoid NULL deref
    Don’t use a var before initialized
    spotlight: Avoid NULL deref
    Improve some asserts
    imageloader: Fail early if we try to load an image with invalid request dimensions
    glw: Improve propsorter()
    prop: Fix bug in nodefilter
    glw: Fix error in blur shader
    glw: Make scurve() take an additional third arg
    glw: Make change() function accept property reference as trig variable
    glw: Improve clist widget a bit
    Remove unused stuff
    smb: If we get logged in a guest but not want to, act as if login failed
    constify
    Remove unused decl.

    [Download Here]

    [VIA Source]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 20/02/2012 , @ 10:26am

     

    PS3Hax member, aldostools, responsible for creation of various other tools, has released PS3 FTP client v1.0.

    To quote:

    I have made a new toy… these are the features:

    - It rips files (dummies, languages, update, etc) stored on the PS3 HDD/USB via FTP.
    - New simulation mode (shows the results of a rip)
    - If you have a folder with PS3 covers in your PC (eg. MCLUB jpgs), the cover is displayed when a remote folder that matches the titleid is selected (eg. BLES80608)
    - Displays a column with the description of the game (based on the title id)
    - It is a “full” ftp client based on wininet

    Download: PS3 FTP Client 1.0 (WIP) 118 KB

    It may require the ComCtl32.ocx and VB5 Runtime DLL.

    It is still experimental, some features are not complete, but at least the ps3 rip should work…

    Final note: Use with care!! Remember that it touches the internal files in the HDD of your PS3.. The PS3RIP is safer.

    [Source + Download Here]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 16/02/2012 , @ 07:31pm

     

    Earlier last month we reported on news of the full 3.70 PS3 SDK being leaked. Today we received an anonymous tip of the 4.00 PS3 SDK being leaked. The current leak contains various tools and documentation. We are currently in the process in confirming how complete of the 4.0 SDK this leak is. And before you ask, no this won’t lead you to 4.0 CFW.

    The files are hosted on 4shared and require registration to download some files, we don’t know how long this link will stay alive so grab the download and mirror them while you can :)

    Download:
    [FILES HAVE BEEN REMOVED DUE TO DMCA NOTICE VIA SONY - No more posting to download link for SDK allowed, anyone posting will be removed and banned instantly]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 16/02/2012 , @ 01:31am

     

    PS3 firmware update 4.11 is now live. Besides improving “certain aspects” of the underlying system software, you can add this to the ever growing list of useless firmware updates because from what I can tell, it’s basically… Useless.

    To quote:

    Later tonight we’ll be releasing an optional system software update (v4.11) for PlayStation 3. This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN.
    Again, this update is optional in the US and Canada, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.

    [Direct download link to firmware]

    [VIA PSBlog]

    UPDATE

    Well it seems, that Sony have changed this ‘optional’ update to compulsory, as you must now update, in order to play online.