Posted by GregoryRasputin
, on 06/09/2011
You remember when Gitbrew asked for donations and said they would release the RSX drivers for the PS3, they later released a few documents with information regarding the RSX, which led to a certain someone starting a conspiracy theory, claiming that “Gitbrew were scamming people” yaddy yaddy ya, which led some of Gitbrews followers to question Gitbrews integrity, people were blinded to the real story, durandal and glevand were working hard on releasing the RSX driver, but durandal was quite ill, problems with gall stones/kidney, which resulted in him being rushed to hospital, but this didn’t stop the uncalled for hate and abuse, anyhow, i will stop with the ranting and give you this awesome news, brought to you exclusively at PS3HaX by our very own daxgr, here is a quote from the offical thread:
Well I am pleased to announce that RSX Driver for FreeBSD is released. The RSX driver is the product of hard work by durandal and glevand, who gave up many hours to accomplish this. So here you go, the link for the RSX driver: http://git.gitbrew.org/~glevand/ps3/linux/ps3rsx.tar.gz
On a side note, may I add that contrary to public belief for 5 YEARS, the RSX doesnt not rely on DMA to process graphics, but rather uses PPU instructions to push objects to RSX VRAM. So… yeah another breakthrough by the team who scammed everyone…. Gitbrew.
PS: To all those who started complaining about this noble effort to enable RSX on OtherOS(/++) , such as “gitbrew is a scam” or “they are just SDK samples”, check out the date of the file.
Gitbrew was always about developing things for developers AND users alike.
Sadly, users don’t always appreciate the effort, a simple omission to include the release URL, that was due to durandals medical condition and glevans personal issues, seems to be enough…
Well keep that in mind, Gitbrew gave their word to release a RSX driver and succeeded; anyone who had cared to browse glevands directory WITHIN 24 HOURS of the donations would have seen it.
I will say on behalf of PS3HaX, on behalf of the decent PS3 Scene members and even on behalf of the haters, THANK YOU GITBREW
> Release thread at the read more link, or click here.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates, right here at PS3Hax!
- This will NOT lead to any new CFW or CFW 3.7x
- This is like the “driver” to the PS3 graphics card
- Its mainly for DEVS and not the average joe.
- This is a LINUX RSX DRIVER.
- If you don’t understand any of the terminology in this post…its probably not for you (unless you are willing to learn).
So there is some discussion/confusion about what the actual release is. Various devs around the scene are currently saying the following: The release is for Linux (as clarified already), and not for FreeBSD. Also this isn’t a TRUE driver in essence rather it is a Linux kernal module; the mappings to the RSX.
In a nutshell, this basically gives you a more enjoyable experience on Linux on the PS3 (graphics wise). We will now be able to use the RSX gpu for graphics insetad of having to emulate from the CPU. This does not mean you can play World of Warcraft or install Windows 7 on your PS3.