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  1. #1
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    PlayStation File System Libraries - NTFS Support Finally on PS3!

    Today an anonymous user has released PlayStation File System Libraries on PS3-Hacks (linked above) allowing NTFS support finally on PS3 for homebrew applications.

    Download: PlayStation File System Libraries v0.1.0

    To quote: "I'm out of town leaving me PS3-less, so I'm unable to test this... This being a library, PlayStation File System Libraries - libpfsm, that you can use when building your homebrew projects, i.e.) Gaia Manager.

    And the Gaia Manager source is included and comes pre-modified as an example adding NTFS (libpfsm) support. You just need to build it now and I'm sure someone'll do that real soon.

    What does PlayStation File System Libraries feature?
    • Support for multiple simultaneously connected devices.
    • Hot swapping of devices.
    • Support for multiple partitions (with different FS).
    • NTFS support
      o Alternate data streams
      o Sparse files
      o File compression
      o B+ trees directory
    • FAT support
      o FAT12, FAT16, FAT32
      o Long file names (VFAT)

    Writing to NTFS formatted volumes is not supported and not planned. Check the README for everything else.

    Thanks to... I'll never tell. The author wishes to remain anonymous. Cheers!"

    I have not tested but there is a GAIA MANAGER in the archive and i'm not sure if it has this lib implement to work with NTFS as of yet??...


    More PlayStation 3 News...

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    I'm not sure this, in it's current form, will let us run backups from a NTFS drive though. From what I gather its only while the homebrew is open we would have access to NTFS storage and we have to close Gaia (and Multiman etc) to run our backups after mounting.

    I hope I'm wrong though but either way great progress

  3. #3
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    The Gaia Manager source is included and comes pre-modified as an example adding NTFS (libpfsm) support. Just have to compile it.

    One side note:
    Writing to NTFS formatted volumes is not supported and not planned.
    Greets Modmate

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    Thanks for the news zeromx, promoted to the main page now and +Rep!

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    Oh yes, I see this coming. Multiple partitions, Hot swapping and NTFS support and anything what is mentioned under the point. That will be so great to see what we can build with this files !

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    It is certainly a step in the right direction. Hopefully the library can be expanded to allow write support and allow for reading of NTFS volumes after a homebrew app (i.e. BuM) has been closed.

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    Finally, the things we all need ! Hoping now for a MKV support *dreaming*

    BTW, can someone compile the gaia source included ? We have to test that !

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    yep its read-only, and only accessible via a homebrew application.

    This will mean the following -
    1, If you want to play a game, just copy it from your repository on your huge NTFS drive to the internal drive, launch and play!
    2, Somehow integrating it into the XMB, maybe forcing the Hypervisor/GameOS to load the library on boot, so allow it to auto-mount the NTFS drive like it does with normal FAT32 USB drives.

    Anyway its a step forward in the right direction!

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    wtf... oops sorry, but this is just awesome news...

    too bad the day started with a sour note though.

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    But we can use 2 partitions 1 FAT for music, videos etc... and another one on ntfs for backup games

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