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September 18, 2010 // 4:18 pm - I've created my first POC (proof of concept) version of my PS3 file manager called GroovyManager, with Groovy Installer now also added below as the first update!

This version is VERY basic. I was more concerned with functionality than beauty in this version.

Download: GroovyManager PS3 File Manager Proof Of Concept / Groovy Installer

The main screen is very plain:

Your only option is entering the IP address of your PS3 and then starting the scan.

Note: You must have the PS3 FTP Server running before you start the program.

The program will scan the internal hard drive as well as ALL attached USB hard drives

When it finds a game it copies the PARAM.sfo file and the ICON0.txt file locally to your machine. When all games have been found it parses the PARAM.sfo, creates a txt file of the PARAM.sfo values named Title_ID.txt, renames the PARAM file to TitleID_Drive_PARAM.sfo and the ICON0 file to TitleID_Drive_ICON0.png.

The programs not perfect but most of the issue occur because the PS3 FTP server isn't stable. I still have to do quite a bit with error trapping, reading local drives and of course making it look pretty.

I've a link to the program - there's a good chance that I'll release the source code as well (I need to clean up my code first )

I'm not trying to take any credit away from the Gamezplorer creator and I'm just a bored programmer looking for something to do :lol:

Please let me know what you think and if I should continue moving forward.

GroovyManager PS3 File Manager Proof Of Concept is Available

GroovyManager PS3 File Manager Proof Of Concept is Available

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#18 - namdlo - September 23, 2010 // 6:00 am
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I know this isn't a big deal to most but I'm still moving forward with this. Here are a few screen shots of the newest version.

I went back and re-did the backend (again).

Features added:

Ranking games (stored)
Genre (stored)
Game Size / Max File

Game Size and Max File Size only work on games that are located on the PC. However if the game was ever on the PC it stores that size and displays it for games located on the PS3. Because the FTP server doesn't report files larger than 4gb properly I didn't see any point in scanning it for size.

Still to do:

Clean up the interfaces - I have quite a bit to do here
Finish "task" interface - FTP copy, Local move and FTP delete are all working I just need a way to display them properly.
Display param.sfo window

Please let me know if you can think of any other features you'd like to see. I'm still hoping to release this sometime during the weekend. I'm including my newest screen shots with two of the views.

#17 - namdlo - September 21, 2010 // 5:35 am
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Sorry I haven't updated lately - I was sick all day Sunday and most of today (stayed home from work)

I did manage to re-write quite a bit of the program to include a more stable FTP client. The scans are running very quickly - PS3 is taking less than 15 seconds to scan for 12 games across an internal 300gb drive and an external 160gb.

I'm scanning the internal drive of the PC in about 5 seconds for 3 games. This includes downloading the PARMA.SFO, ICON0.PNG and parsing the PARMA.SFO file.

I'm still working on the interface (it's incomplete) and trying to create a progress bar for the downloads. After that I'm going to start working on editing the SFO file.

My work schedule is going to be pretty hectic so I'm not sure if I'll get everything in until the weekend.

If anyone has any other features that they'd like please let me know.

I've attached a screenshot of my latest version - hopefully it looks better than the previous

#16 - ps3br - September 20, 2010 // 7:50 pm
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really nice.. keep it up.

Great job man.


#15 - zakaria - September 20, 2010 // 12:06 pm
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nice , plz keep the good work!

#14 - namdlo - September 19, 2010 // 10:18 pm
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Thanks! I'll start modifying to this.

#13 - balog - September 19, 2010 // 8:48 pm
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That would be your problem. The built in FTPRequest model is crap.

Try using

It's free, and the best out there IMO

#12 - namdlo - September 19, 2010 // 1:56 pm
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This isn't using anything special to connect...

Dim result As Net.FtpWebRequest = DirectCast(Net.FtpWebRequest.Create(URI), Net.FtpWebRequest)
result.EnableSsl = False
result.KeepAlive = False
result.UsePassive = False
result.ReadWriteTimeout = 5
result.Timeout = 10000
Return result

It connects every time for me - unless the server has crashed and then Filezilla won't connect either.

#11 - radialman - September 19, 2010 // 1:45 pm
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Erm i think its good to know what people are working on! The more homebrew the better so thanks!

If we have alot of homebrew apps,even ones that do pretty much the same thing they may all serve a purpose ie one may be faster, another one may be more stable,one may have an option the others don't.

So the more the merrier i say.

Thanks again!

#10 - namdlo - September 19, 2010 // 1:31 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by kirroosio View Post
Real POC yeah, this concept is old, there is nothing to "proof". Give a kid VB and this is what you get...

And your post is POC that if you give a teenager the internet he'll find something to whine about.

#9 - kirroosio - September 19, 2010 // 8:41 am
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Real POC yeah, this concept is old, there is nothing to "proof". Give a kid VB and this is what you get...