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August 30, 2011 // 10:18 am - Today PlayStation 3 developer PsDev has released a PS3 XMB Theme Emulator homebrew application which allows users to preview and visualize how the XrossMediaBar will appear with a PS3 Theme via PC.

Download: PS3 XMB Theme Emulator Homebrew Application

From the ReadMe file: This is an application that will "Emulate" how your XMB will look on your computer before making a theme This application will let you view your XMB and it's icons, backgrounds and colors. This application is meant to help you preview your XMB with making the theme! it will read BMP files and will arrange them so they look just like your XMB.

You will findXMB Two. XMB Two stores files That will make the xmb icons and wallpapper

1- Make some icons with a white background, and or whatever background matches the wallpapper with dimension 64X64 and in the BMP format
2- Make some wallpaper images in the BMP format and with dimension 640x480
3- Rename icons to:

1.bmp - Settings Icon
2.bmp - Photo Icon
3.bmp - Music Icon
4.bmp- Video Icon
5.bmp- Game Icon
6.bmp- Network Icon
7.bmp- friends
Background.bmp - Wallpaper Image

4- Place your icons and wallpapper in XMB Two folder
5- Run the emulator.EXE.
6- If you're satisfied with your XMB... go and compile to pt3

File in the "main Files" folder should not be deleted and or editied unless you know what your doing.

-The XMB Two folders should not be deleted or program won't run.

PS3 XMB Theme Emulator Homebrew Application is Released

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#4 - HeyManHRU - August 31, 2011 // 6:46 am
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I can finally create a theme easily.

#3 - Neo Cyrus - August 30, 2011 // 10:34 pm
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A new one won't hurt, the last one I tried was glitched up the wazoo.

#2 - ConsoleDev - August 30, 2011 // 6:44 pm
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Very nice, reminds me of another similar program called PS3 Xross Media Simulator v1.0.

#1 - syphonlord - August 30, 2011 // 6:12 pm
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This looks cool, going to have a play with it, thanks for the news.