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June 27, 2012 // 3:26 pm - Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer TizzyT has released a fixed PS3 Easy Static RAF Converter v1.0 for those interested in converting PlayStation 3 ColdBoot files followed by version 1.0a below.

Download: PS3 Fixed EasyStaticRAFConverter v1.0 / PS3 Fixed EasyStaticRAFConverter v1.0a

To quote from his blog: Here is my previously released but not working StaticRafConverter. This is the finished and working / tested release.

This will be the final revision of a Raf creation program as I believe this is the easiest to use. I will still make updates if bugs are found or if something added.


There are 2 ways of using this, One way is to simply drag a supported image over the tool's icon and a new folder is created in the same location as the image that was used. Inside the created folder is a coldboot.raf.

The second way is to run the program normally and select an image. And press Convert after desired settings are selected. Using it this way provides a few simple minipulation features to adjust the logo and there is also a preview button to preview your logo.

v1.0a Changes:

  • Version is now 1.0a (because its a small update)
  • Added Fill resize option
  • Saves a preview in output folder
  • Added a "Specify Output" option to change output location


  • A fade in/out effect has been requested, I might or might not get to that.


  • This is version 1.0 of a new revision of PCLCv2.

Adjustment settings:

Resize, Reposition.

There are also presets like Stretch, Zoom, anchor to top left/top right/top center/center left/center/center right/bottom left/bottom center/bottom right.


  • A modded version of this will be used in a dynamic theme editor I will be working on.
  • A Fill resizing option might come in later update.

Update: In related PS3 homebrew news, TizzyT also made available JSXviewer, which is a tool for viewing and extracting .jsx files found in PS3 Themes with details below.

Download: JSXviewer.exe

This is fairly old and is unfinished (can't automatic decompile yet) but I was told I should put this here. Its a tool to view/extract info from .jsx files (usually found when dealing with themes). It might help in manual decompilation for now I guess. I might get around to finishing the auto decompile feature.

Thanks Sandungas for the help.

Finally, from sandungas: Before people asks... this tool is supposed to generate the original "javascript like" file used to compile .raf animations (inside dynamic themes and coldboot)

It doesn't makes the decompilation yet, but it does the previous steps like cropping tables, generating a list of opcodes, etc... usefull to study how the compilation to decompilation works


In related news, TizzyT also made available GVD2PNG with details below, as follows:

Download: GVD2PNG.exe

I made a little application a while back called image2GVD which allowed people to create limited GVDs for eventually making PlayViews. This time I did the opposite and basically turns a GVD to a PNG. It takes the images from each layer, and combines them then saves them as _Layer.png.

Known Limitations:

  • Does not save Entry images (mosaic).
  • No real info output.

I (or hopefully Ada) might get to figuring out the 1KB GVDs (again pointless), but still like to know how it works.

If anyone has any suggestions please leave them below. And here is the source for v1.2:

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PS3 Fixed Easy Static RAF Converter by TizzyT is Now Available

PS3 Fixed Easy Static RAF Converter by TizzyT is Now Available

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#37 - PS4 News - April 1, 2012 // 4:26 am
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Following up on the previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer TizzyT has updated PS3 Color Logo Creator to v2.50 Beta followed by versions 2.51 and 2.511 with the changes outlined below.

Download: PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.511 (GIMP Mod) / PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.51 / PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.50 / Logo Repo

v2.50 Changes:

  • UI has changed.
  • Shouldn't have packing errors anymore.
  • Does fine if file-size of logo changes.
  • No hex-editing.
  • There are no more arguments.
  • Like prior versions of PCLCV2, (should) creates/extracts all required files.
  • CS5 extended instead of CS4.

Not implemented:

  • Detects when Photoshop is finished extracting (will add in soon).
  • Save preview (will add in soon).
  • Have not added Code Rebug's Coldboot installer (will add in soon).

v2.51 Changes:

  • Detects when Photoshop is extracting and when its finished extracting.
  • Save preview image during coldboot packing process, saved in the Coldboot folder.
  • Code Rebug's Coldboot installer will be extracted to the same location as the application.

Update: Finished up and implemented the missing things. Version is 2.51.

This version is a slight mod of version 2.51. Instead of Photoshop I have replaced it with GIMP 2.6, DDS plugin is included. For now I will say use with care since I have not figured out what settings need to be set in GIMP to create a successful coldboot, if anything stay away from this version unless you want to test.

I am looking at 2 potential alternatives for Photoshop. One being the one found in this version and the other is Paint.Net.


My PS3 is unfortunately not functional and so I want to take this time to request testers. Testers need to keep in mind that installing a messed up coldboot cannot perma-brick your PS3. Testers also must know before hand that if the system does hang or seem to be in a brick state that they should be ready to reinstall the firmware.

Testers goal is to find a working setting while saving that will create a working coldboot and report it.

ProTip: it is one of the DXT5 options.
Protip2: use save as and not save to get to the different settings that need to be tested.


  • Replaced bundled Photoshop with gimp 2.6 portable (added dds plugin).
  • Kind of stupid of me but added a close button in the help menu.
  • Changed the browse window to browse to any editor and not just Photoshop.exe

Future plans:

  • Update help menu with editing/saving information.
  • Fix the issue of not loading preview image on slow computers (maybe sometime soon)
  • Get a Paint.Net variant version (maybe)
  • Add simple preset animations ex: scroll in from left/right/top/bottom (possibly sooner then later)
  • UI changes (eventually going to happen)

Finally, from TizzyT also comes a Create Custom PS3 ColdBoot Tutorial as follows:

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#36 - boulard - February 16, 2012 // 7:40 pm
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i have a problem, the preview shows up but can't pack it what the hell plz help.

#35 - CNPalmer - February 12, 2012 // 12:17 pm
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Looking for some clarification... is there a minimum version of PS that this will work with? Also, on Win7 does it need to run in a certain compatibility mode?

#34 - boulard - February 12, 2012 // 10:36 am
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i just figured it work in windows 7 and i'm on xp still

#33 - mrlowalowa - February 12, 2012 // 6:49 am
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great program!! originally made an coldboot 5 monthes ago and remembered that I had 6 pages. cause of HDMI / SD and than fade in, normal, fade out.

so you have all these summarized into one picture. It would be great if this program would auto generate these fade in/out.

Or if you have all of these 6 pages (or just 3) you could make in the fade in different stuff which is disappearing at the normal screen
Hope you got my point. That would be really great but your program is already fantastic!!

boulard: are you at windows xp? if yes you have to disable the aerobanner wit the argument. Just open cmd --> put the icon in the cmd window --> type in the argument (/noaero or so see news page ore help) --> enter

or if you are at win 7 you have to install the net framework 4.0. (best way via windows updater)


#32 - boulard - February 10, 2012 // 9:14 pm
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like i said i downloaded the app and try to run it but it flashes and first it required net frame work 4.0.some numbers i got that, then i tried it and that's what it does. so obviously i'm missing something important here. i made a bunch of colorless colboots before and they work just fine and color would be great if i can get this to work. any help would be great.

#31 - Mirac00lix - February 10, 2012 // 5:28 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by spunkybunny View Post
I tried and it doesn't like my version of Photoshop.

Where is the FULL version as that has Photoshop built into it?

Did you install the nvidia dds plugin for photoshop?

#30 - boulard - February 10, 2012 // 9:18 am
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the application doesn't even start, it flashes then disappears.

#29 - spunkybunny - February 10, 2012 // 5:25 am
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I tried and it doesn't like my version of Photoshop.

Where is the FULL version as that has Photoshop built into it?

#28 - PS4 News - February 9, 2012 // 11:27 pm
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Following up on the previous PS3 logo creator homebrew application, today developer TizzyT has made available PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.01 (Lite and Full) followed by some updates alongside a video tutorial below.

Download: PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.01 (Lite) / PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.01 (Full) / PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.1 (Lite) / PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.1 (Full) / PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.11 (Lite) / PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.11 (Full) / PS3 Color Logo Creator v2.111 (Full) / PS3 Color Logo Creator (WIP)

To quote: This is a remake of my PlayStation Color Logo Creator due to the fact that some were having trouble with it and so I decided to remake it. It makes custom boot logos for modded "CFW/MFW" PS3s.


1. This versions is completely portable and will create anything that is missing on its own.
2. Once the program is ran click on "Edit". Browse to your Photoshop application if you have the "Lite Version".
3. Edit the logo how you would like it and save as DXT5 ARGB 8bpp | interpolated alpha.
4. Click on "Preview" to see a sample of what the logo will look like. (Optional)
5. Then click on Create to start making your custom logo.
6. The Logo will be displayed after it has been created, so just wait for it.

More Info:

  • To get the Coldboot Installer.pkg included when the logo is created use the /coldbootinstaller argument.
  • For Windows XP users run the program with the argument /noaeroborder to remove the Aero border.
  • For people who get the full version who don't have Photoshop use /internalps to extract and use the included Photoshop.
  • PS: More information on my blog (

Update 1: I fixed a couple unwanted behaviors and bugs, added a couple things to make it handle situations where the program would throw an exception.

Update 2: The version now is 2.1. I have implemented Full-screen logos, thanks to Glowball1's help.

Update 3: The Version now is 2.11. Added save preview features as I see people taking screenshots. The feature is located in the preview window called "Save Preview". The preview will be saved in the mode the preview is in for ex: if in 480(4:3) then the preview saved is of the 480(4:3), if you are in 720 then the preview saved will be of the 720.

Looked around and even got a PM on an error for people who plan on using their own installation of Photoshop "Could not complete your request because it is not the right kind of document", I included the fix(es) which is installing Nvidia's DDS plugins, located in the help menu.

Update 4: For people using the Lite version and Full versions of PCLCv2.11 just fine just skip this update. Only added a button in the help menu to extract Photoshop as some people are having issues with extracting Photoshop with the /internalps argument.


  • Logo that fills screen < maybe sometime soon
  • Effects in logo < might or might not happen

WIP Changes:

  • Doesn't do any hex editing.
  • Includes CS5 extended (instead of CS4 in previous versions)
  • Made GUI smaller but added an actual button for everything instead of small hard to notice question mark and cross.
  • Finished coldboot will be created in a coldboot folder which is also create in the same location as this program.

Arguments: -/internalps to extract and use included Photoshop CS5 extended

What doesn't work in this pre:

  • Help menu is not present as program is not complete to know what I need to put in the help menu.
  • Preview is not finished yet either.

If you want to test: know that this can semi-brick if the produced is corrupt in some way. To fix the semi-brick you will need to go into recovery and reinstall your CFW/MFW. If you don't mind doing that then you can go ahead and test this for me and thank you.

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