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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

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#92 - hawk188 - December 1, 2010 // 9:32 am
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Sorry my bad !! Didn't read page 6. Downloading the PAL bios, fingers crossed... thanks.

#91 - DeViL303 - December 1, 2010 // 9:32 am
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If you want to try the hex that i'm using just incase. Dont see how same files would work for one person and not for another. We must be missing something, maybe it has to do with previously installed apps or something like that.

#90 - PS4 News - December 1, 2010 // 9:27 am
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Quote Originally Posted by hawk188 View Post
Hi - Where would I get a PAL bios?

In case you missed it, see here:

Other region BIOS files are here also:

#89 - hawk188 - December 1, 2010 // 9:24 am
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Quote Originally Posted by barrybarryk View Post
From what i've learned playing with it, it will only detect the bios if it is on a usb HDD or stick (no memory cards) also your HDD or stick needs to be the first or only usb device detected (on my 60GB it works if i unplug my jb after boot and plug my hdd in port 1 which is the left hand side/top port) also the bios files are region specific not for your system but for your roms ie if your using pal roms you need a pal bios.

I use multiMAN and make sure my USB HDD is listed as source #1 along the bottom, most games ive tried work but It seems to have an issue with bin files that use cue files to seperate the audio, I'll keep trying to see if I can get something solid worked out

Also FFVII freezes on the continue/new game selection screen for me

Im using a 60GB on firmware 3.41 with different payloads (doesn't seem to affect it)

Anyway still early days and could definitely do with some error detection, a gui and some support for ecm and cue files but still very very good playing. Resident evil 2 again

Hi - Where would I get a PAL bios? I tried palying crash bandicoot and after pressing X on the emu, the screen flickers for a bit and then return to the XMB ? What am I doing wrong... I followed exactly everything mentioned.. help ? Thanks

#88 - ness151 - December 1, 2010 // 6:19 am
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I switched the BIOS file for the SCPH-101.bin from the revised "PS1". Ran DDR 5th Mix, and was able to LOAD a save, not sure if I was able to save anything.

#87 - zzk2001 - December 1, 2010 // 6:04 am
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Well i got my Assassins Creed Brotherhood working again after reinstalling the update file.

And i don't believe it's just a Payload problem as i have tried every payload made for the PIC18F2455. That means all versions of Hermes and PL3.

#86 - DeViL303 - December 1, 2010 // 3:52 am
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This emu worked fine for me first time , Not sure why people are having so many problems, maybe it's payload related.

My Setup

PS3 FW3.41 , PIC18F device with Hermes V4b (no spoof or psn, Just plain V4b), used the bios file from first post, Crash Bandicoot 3 (.bin+ .cue files), had PIC in left USB slot, 2GB USB stick in right USB slot (only inserted after booting of course), 2GB stick contained the game files and bios file in the correct folders as per instructions.

Very happy with first try of this, only played half a level , was getting framerate around 40FPS.

I would +rep the anonamous dev if I could!

The PS3 I tested this on is Hardware model CECHG03 just incase problems people are having are down to hardware somehow but I doubt it.

#85 - zzk2001 - December 1, 2010 // 2:14 am
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Just a little warning to all after doing all this I tried playing Assassins Creed Brotherhood and it's not working anymore

I am using the same payload i used before that it worked on


And i even tried Black Ops and that's working fine, Just for some reason Assassins Creed Brotherhood has stopped working.

#84 - FMAranda - December 1, 2010 // 1:53 am
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Yeah, that is sad, i have the same board, and i'm using PL3 PSN dev and it is working very well.

#83 - zzk2001 - December 1, 2010 // 1:50 am
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yeah i can now say i have tried every fix said on here and not one has worked LOL.

I have used every playload ever made for the PIC18F2455

Just loads to a black screen of death I hope this gets fixed soon.