As promised, below you will find a video of our PS3 TEST SD Launcher. The quality is not great nor was there sound, but it's the best capture from the old camera we have so we improvised and added a tune in the background.
A video capture of the PS3 would have been much clearer, but we wanted to show the PS3 in the video as well. It starts from the XMB, and allows non-NPDRM SELF's to be executed from SD card.
In the video you can see the SD Launcher loading and booting to the select screen. There is the ability to "move" throughout the list, and upon hovering on your slot of choice, pressing X.
At the moment the titles and locations are hardcoded, we need to add in support for reading either a filelist or the PARAM.SFO's.
The real impressive part of the video is in regards to the Ridge Racer 7 Demo. We obtained the Ridge Racer 7 Demo from an Official PlayStation Magazine Demo Disc. Upon receiving, we decrypted the SELF, rebuilt and patched it. This patching allows us to run the SELF from other devices. We picked this Demo as it was small, around 500MB, as our largest SD card on hand was 1GB.
However, there is an issue with newer games. It seems there is an additional "check" that we have yet to pinpoint. But this does work fine with most older PS3 games, as well as any developmental SELF.
Needless to say, this only works on a Debug/TEST PS3 box... it will not work on a retail PS3 console (yet!)
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