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Jul
21
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A test package port of the Paintown, (open source 2D side-scrolling fighting game) has been released by Scristopher and lunuxx.


Jul
20
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Developer CrashSerious has shared with the Homebrew Cafe members, that a new emulator is now in development called PS3Roar, this will allow those still having Tandy / CoCo / Dragon software laying around to run it in full 8-bit pixelated technicolor high-res beauty on their PS3 Console!

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Jul
18
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Sometimes the authors of CFW forgot there is large market for machines running CFW outside of the English-Speaking-World, well one 'scene' area that on fire almost as much as the 'Spanish' sites, is the hot Brazilian developers, and today they have released their latest creation the CFW Venix Plus v3.55.4 release for everyone to enjoy on their PS3 consoles!


Jul
17
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Samson has released his FINAL version of the WinDOS emulator package for those with Jailbroken PS3 Console!


I love see the fact M$ software can run on Sony PS3, but it silly in the fact it like moving back in time, we talking Windows v3.1 running at speeds less then a 486DX/33, but then most people don't even remember those days!

Jul
16
RedSquirrel87 has released another unofficial build for the Showtime media player for your PS3 Console!

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NEWS SOURCE: http://www.redsquirrel87.com/

Thanks to PS3Hax for the news tip and attached package file!
Jul
15
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Recently, Squarepusher2 and other developers behind the wonderful PS3 Emulators projects and ports, have had their fill of all the 'scene' trolls and other 'backstabbing' mud-slinging and out-right hated that been going on recently in the PS3 'scene' world.


So to that end, they have decided to launch their own direct support forums for all the various emulator projects, and for the developers to be able to chit-chat regarding various technical discussions without all the bullshit trolls and other 'scene' crap.

Jul
15
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This news has been spreading like wildfire, ever since Microsoft went and registered two new internet domains, one being SONY-MICROSOFT.com the other MICROSOFT-SONY.com, what the in world are they planning, a merger of two great console systems:


Does this mean, the next-gen will not by PS4 and 720, but a combined machine, or is this going to be marketing viral launchpad, by M$ to pull more customers away from the PS3 brand, after the big fallout from downtime on their PSN network. We have no idea what M$ plans really are, for now here is the proof that M$ did in fact registered these two new internet domains, which are currently pointing to their Bing search engine!

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Of course since it does not have the word PS3 or XBOX in the domain name, most likely it is some form of...
Jul
14
Since the official author of Showtime, the great Andreas Öman is on his much needed vacation. (Hope he is enjoying himself!)

Dean of multiMAN fame has been kind enough to assemble an unofficial build V3.1.6.g3ac23.dirty for all those that are using the Showtime video library intergration feature of his ever amazing multiMAN app!

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NEWS SOURCE: http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=24707
Jul
13
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Red Squirrel has updated his unofficial Showtime repack to version 3.1.5 fixing a memory leak and the ability to browse for zip packages that was broken in the previous release.


You can download Showtime at Red Squirrel's homepage

News Source: (VIA) PS3Hax
Jul
13
showcasing a debugged out, retail PS3 Slim flashed with a custom 3.66 PUP. Yes the PUP is available -- but before you jump to any rash decision -- know this: There is no backup support, no custom payloads/syscalls, no geohot jailbreak (unsigned) homebrew ... there's nothing like that.



You can access PSN and all the XMB debug settings; but again, Install Package Files won't be installing any homebrew or pkgs ... you still gotta wait for that, and that could be a long while.

Really it's not worth upgrading just yet, which brings me to my next point: There is no turning back if you take the plunge by upgrading your 3.55 (or lower) hacked console ... unless you have an InFeCtuS chip and know what you're doing.
Bricks? No idea. I haven't tried yet. For that reason we aren't hosting the custom PUP here.

Instead you can find it here. Feeling ballsy? Try it out, let us know ... just...
Jul
13
So if you are reading this you are considering to jailbreak your PS3 with CFW. I'll make this guide so easy to follow, so easy that someone with no prior knowledge to PS3s can jailbreak on a first attempt.

So where do you start?

Switch on your PS3 and on the Settings column scroll down to System Settings, open this and scroll down to System Information. Make note of the System Version number. If it is 3.55 or lower congratulations you have a console that you can install Custom Firmware on. If your number reads higher eg 3.56 onwards, sorry to say but at the moment there is no exploits available to you. Stick around this site though cos if any exploit is found, you can guarantee this site will be the first to spread the news:)

Checklist

So with that out of the way you will need a couple of things.
A) A flash drive of at least 1GB that is of FAT32 format.(Personally I...
Jul
12
Suncon959 has been kind enough to take the latest GIT commits on the VBAnext project and release it as a PKG for everyone to enjoy!

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Jul
12
I always thought this might happen in the future, as the future is always moving forward, and Sony is trying busy to selling more and more TV's, and they want to MAKE AS MUCH PROFIT as they possibly can, so now the truth has finally been found out regarding the new "K" model of PS3 slim coming soon to a store-shelf near you, it will NOT have this original now in Sony's eyes old-outdated component feature to use, besides since they also don't include the HDMI cable which you WILL NOW NEED with your new "K" PS3 slim console, you WILL OF COURSE BE FORCE to either buy ONE or better yet a HD TV before you walk out the store after they drain the rest of your cash in your pocketbook. :mad:

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Ding-Ding. Sony only makes the retailer happy! That is their new motto!​

Of course, Sony is saying CURRENT existing models will NOT be...
Jul
12
The Spanish 'scene' is on FIRE, burning HOT these days. Now the same person that figure out how to 'downgrade' PHAT v3.66 consoles has released his own CFW!

And guess what, it is the first v3.66 CFW! -- Huh? -- Yep, that is right! -- Now please RE-READ the next line "one thousand times" when your brain is working again!

Download links removed, as it is basically useless, more like POC, so DON'T install it! -- IT DOES NOT RUN ANY HOMEBREW OR BACKUPS!
Please read the above statement again!



Jul
11
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I wrote a tut back in 2007. If a MOD or someone finds this informative I could post it in the tut section although it is way outdated. It did work very well, I really liked the mod while I had it, but then I sold it to a friend and he sold it after that. I don't know what happen to the system after that. First off, I have NO idea if this works with newer firmware, however, I am curious if it does. Forgive my skills back then, I was still learning. Let me know what you think, good or bad, I can take it, but be gentle please. :)


THIS IS A TUTORIAL FOR MAINTAINING ORIGINAL FUNCTIONALITY OF THE PS3 WHILE ALSO ALLOWING FOR THE PLAYING OF LEGAL BACKUPS ON LATE MODEL PS3'S THAT HAVE BACKWARDS COMPATABILITY.


pizzag is the founder of this mod as far as I know and he gets all the credit as far as I'm concerned.

The user pizzag has posted a tutorial that I found helpful you can find it here

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/499497

along with a lot of...
Jul
11
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On the heels of Spanish 'scene' starting to flow with new blood and power, we have seen recently on Github that a Spanish developer by the name of Matercrack has recently released a neat tool for playing with the dev_flash files.


The good thing with his version of the tool, is he claims it might even be possible now to re-pack the dev_flash files into your PUP file, there been other tools out there, but some were not easy to use and most didn't unpack or re-pack at all, personally I have not tested it to see what improvements it offers, but here is his translated README:

Jul
10
The talented developer Squarepusher2 has pointed out on his blog that "VBA PS3 is evolving into VBANext". As he puts it, "This new project will be a faster, slimmed-down version of VBA-M that is currently aimed at three platforms"(PS3, 360 and Mobile Platforms).

Also noted is that SNES9x Next will be the successor to SNES9x PS3.

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Jul
10
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One of the other emulators out there in the Jailbreak PS3 World has recently been updated, and the latest version of Mednafen is mind-blogging as it supports a ton of older 'retro' gaming systems!


We have to thank Robo Hobo for taking the time to make this project possible, and for Subcon959 for compiling the code into a useable package for all Jailbreak PS3 Owners

Our Crunching File Library Link: --> Mednafen v427ae

News Source: http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/07/updated-mednafen-ps3-multi-system-emulator/
Jul
10
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My god, I can't keep updated, I just posted regarding the r478 and then I am told that r486 is out, and even tho it has many improvements that help some games, it also has a few bugs in the auto-shader picker, so it this news update will be short-lived as another version is already in the pipelines.


Subcon959 has compiled the latest version for everyone, and it includes these wonderful improvements to help you in playing your retro games: