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November 29, 2010 // 6:06 pm - Today Hermes has relased a port of the classic PC games Heretic & Hexen for PS3 JailBreak homebrew users. The included .pkg file is the front end of both the games, but due to copyrights the game files are not included.

Download: PS3 Heretic and Hexen Homebrew Ports

The quote from Hermes post on Spanish Web site Elotrolado (linked above), roughly transleted by me with help from babelfish:


In order to celebrate that PSL1GHT already beginning to have a good foundation and with the addition of the PS3 Soundlib that allows it to reproduce up to 16 voices of sound, I have ported two classic games from the PC to PS3 that make use of multiple effects: The games Heretic and Hexen.

In order for them, to work they require wads HERETIC.WAD and HEXEN.WAD respectively (shareware or full retail will work, in capital letters and with that name) that must be copied in the directory of the EBOOT.BIN, within the folder " heretic" and " hexen" respectively, on a USB device. When starting the game, if it has been installed in hard disk (by means of PKG) the option to press CIRCLE to copy the content of the folders " heretic" or " hexen" from device USB to the installation folder of the game.

Also, I have added vibration to the controller: when you receive damage, vibration activates strong, but when it is an enemy who receives the damage you will notice, it in the form of smaller vibration. Perhaps this last one is not very realistic since it is well if we are what we are inflicting the damage short-distance, but long-distance not as much and that to say that the controler vibrates when is currando the tiny beasts among them. Nevertheless I have left, it in so that sometimes it serves to let you know that you have a few fierce ones around and so that it turns out useful to know that truly, your ammunition is doing damage. (everything is not pure and hard realism)

I have verified over HDMI which I test (that excludes 1080P) to deal with to look for the visible area of screen and use a routine that re scales a screen " virtual" to the final format. The problem is that the drawn area of the screen in PS3, is placed outside the visible area of your monitor/screen and that requires adjustments that I have done on the basis of my screen and not if in some other, can give problems or not, or if with some other resolution it requires new adjustments (a thing is that a slight edge is seen the right for example and another one is that directly, things are not seen that would have to appear). One distinguishes between 4:3 and 16:9

The install instructions translated from the included readme.txt


There are two ways for install:

1) By PKG. On this occasion, copy the folder content "pkg" on the root's directory of the USB device and "Install Package Files" on the PS3

2) By SELF. On this occasion, copy "homebrew" on the root's directory of the USB device and load the applications with the "Open Manager" or another homebrew loader.

Heretic requires the file HERETIC.WAD that can be copied to the same folder as the EBOOT.BIN (/dev_hdd0/game/HERETIC01/USRDIR or /dev_usbX/homebrew/Heretic) or on a USB device after making the folder called "heretic" and copying HERETIC.WAD (/dev_usb/heretic/HERETIC.WAD)

The filename MUST be ONLY uppercase letters.

For quick copying of the files, there is an utility when starting the game: on the license's screen you can press Circle button if you want to copy the content from dev_usb/heretic to the location of the game in the hard disk (/dev_hdd0/game/HERETIC01/USRDIR)

You can use a FTP program for copy HERETIC.WAD too.

For the HEXEN files its similar to the previous method, but this time, its required HEXEN.WAD that must be copied to /dev_usb/hexen (for all the installations) or /dev_usb/homebrew/Hexen (Open Manager) or to /dev_hdd0/game/HEXEN0001/USRDIR (HDD).

And you can copy on the license's screen the content of /dev_usb/hexen to /dev_hdd0/game/HEXEN0001/USRDIR pressing CIRCLE button


At any time you can press START button for open the help screen (the game is paused at this time). The help screen show the game controls and pause the game.

With SELECT button you can enter on the Main menu. The another buttons are these:


Left Stick: Moving back and forward on side-scrolling
Right Stick: Look up /down flip left/right
L2 button: Run
R2 button: Shoot
X button: Change weapon
CIRCLE button: Open/Close doors
SQUARE button: Use item selected
TRIANGLE button: ON / OFF map
L1/ R1 button: Choose Item
Left/Right (PAD) -> Decrease / Increase Map
Up / Down (PAD): Fly (it require an item)
Hold L2 and press CIRCLE: Stop flying
SELECT button: Game Main Menu
START button: Help Screen


Left Stick: Moving back and forward on side-scrolling
Right Stick: Look up /down flip left/right
L2 button: Run
R2 button: Shoot
X button: Jump
CIRCLE button: Open/Close doors
SQUARE button: Use item selected
TRIANGLE button: ON / OFF map
L1/ R1 button: Choose Item
Left/Up/Right/Down (PAD): Change between weapons (1, 2, 3, 4)
Hold L2 + Left/Right (PAD) -> Decrease / Increase Map
Hold L2 + Up/down (PAD): Fly (it require an item)
Hold L2 and press CIRCLE: Stop flying
SELECT button: Game Main Menu
START button: Help Screen


The two games allow you to also do the following cheats:

Press START button and on the help screen, press L1 five times until the screen changes color

Hold R1 and press Up (PAD): All Weapons
Hold R1 and press Right (PAD): God mode on/off
Hold R1 and press Down (PAD): Full Health
Hold R1 and press Left (PAD): All keys
Hold R1 and press Triangle: Brings you all items

PS3SX - PSX Emulator PCSX Port for PS3 is Now Available!

PS3SX - PSX Emulator PCSX Port for PS3 is Now Available!

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#112 - BaDly - December 8, 2010 // 6:43 pm
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Is there a possibility to run .iso images ?? I don't have any original PSX game, but I downloaded Thrill Kill and I'm desperate to play it again !??

I have android G1 + Hermes v4b + CE-X, tried to play downloaded games, but got blank screen after selecting iso image.

#111 - pogy025 - December 7, 2010 // 4:29 pm
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hey guys,

i have a problem with my psx emulator. i can't load any savegames... saving is no problem but when i restart my ps3, i can't load the game. any suggestions ?

pls help

#110 - hawk188 - December 2, 2010 // 9:23 am
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Why would the graphic go all wonky when using the emu but when playing with the original disc inserted, the video is perfect ? I tried Crash Bash using the emu, boot up and all and able to hear the sound but the video display is all screwed up. Playing with the disc inserted is fine. Reason I don't want to play with the disc in the drive is I'm trying not to wear out the laser.. Any ideas ?


#109 - zzk2001 - December 2, 2010 // 4:54 am
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Well after all that trouble of getting this to work not 1 game that i like works on it LOL so for now i'll keep my eye on it and hope the guy or girl who made this will keep updating it and fixing it, Having a PSX or even a PS2 Emu on ps3 running at 100% would be so sweet and make a lot of slim owners very happy and even us Fat users as not all Ps1/ps2 games work on Fat Ps3's

BUT.. what i really wish every night for is that someone would work on a GOOD Homebrew media player like a XBMC port , Now that would be sweet and would make my Ps3 the best thing in the world.

#108 - hawk188 - December 2, 2010 // 4:32 am
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G'day all,

I'm awake and got this damn thing to work in the end. I got a AT90USB162 flashed with udip 16mhz hermesv4b 3.50 spoof.hex and that did the trick. I tried every hex I've got available and this is the only one that'll work for me anyway... which made me wonder it must have someting to do with the PL. I used SCPH1001.bin and so far have tried YEAAAA, Crash Bandicoot and CTR and they both worked. Tekken 2 (SCES-00255) however is all glitchy and not playable. I used imgburn and ISO format which I prefer ...

Also, again for me anyway - It didn't matter where I put the dongle and USB stick. I got mine booting up on left and Excternal USB on left and that worked. Tried putting on right the USB after booting and removing the JB , and that worked too...

Hope this helps someone and many thanks again for the suggestions and help Devil and PS3News !! You guys are just awesome... Cheers

#107 - g0nned - December 2, 2010 // 4:02 am
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Yeah it's funny, i just tried to started in other USB port but no go. This is the only method that this version works on my hardware.

#106 - FMAranda - December 1, 2010 // 11:18 pm
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This is funny, on my PS3 Fat 80GB i can put on any USB port, with or without jb dongle, Hermes or PL3 and it works the same way.

#105 - g0nned - December 1, 2010 // 11:14 pm
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Hey guys. Here is the only way i got this promising emulator to run.

Hardware: PS3 Slim 120GB (my launch fat died) and 500gb External USB on the rightmost USB port.

Payload: the ONLY one that works for me was Hermes4b. (Plain and simple Hermes, no spoof, no evilchunk or sperm) on EcliPS3 dongle in [B]leftmost[/B] USB port.

Folders: ALL THE FOLDERS and FILES i renamed to lowercase. (bios, mc and psxrom)

Procedure: Execute the normal boot pushing power and right after the beep eject. Wait until the XMB appear, disconnect the dongle. Insert in the HDD in the rightmost USB port (labeled USB000 in Multiman). Start the emulator and enjoy.

Notice: When i say rightmost or leftmost its with the PS3 facing me in the front not looking behind the PS3. I hope you guys understand me

#104 - JJZurry - December 1, 2010 // 9:40 pm
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I been having the same problem, black screen. i will try the 3 left method.

#103 - ps3slaagg - December 1, 2010 // 9:22 pm
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hi guys,

i have AT90usb162 flashed with hermes-4b_psn_3.50spoof. the first time i loaded this up i got to the rom selection screen then ps3 froze. now all i get is a black screen and ps3 freeze needs power off and on again

i have bio's in correct case UPPER.lower

please help if possible, cheers guys and seasons greeting to you all.