August 13, 2013 // 12:00 pm
- Following up on his previous
release, today PlayStation 3 developer exofreak
made available a classic (pre-3.00 Firmware) PS3 gameboot and video demo for use on 4.XX consoles followed by Gameboot Collection and XMB Modify Collection Installers from bitsbubba
with details below.
/ XMB Modify Collection Installer v1.00.pkg
/ XMB Modify Collection Installer v1.00.pkg
(Mirror) / XMB Modify Collection Installer v1.00.pkg
(Alienware Start-up Sound Option) / Gameboot Collection Installer v1.00.pkg
/ XMB Modify Collection Installer v1.5.pkg
(33.6 MB) by bitsbubba
To quote: Do you miss the classic game boot that was available on lower (2.80) firmware? Does your life feel empty and void of all meaning right before you launch a game?
Well, game in despair no longer because you can now have the classic spiderman font PLAYSTATION 3 back on all ps3 and all 4.xx firmwares. It is very simple, only 2 steps long. Even a paraplegic baby can do it!
1.) Enable dev_blind with multiman
2.) Copy the selected "custom_render_plugin.rco" and past it in dev_blind/vsh/resource/
3.) Feel the tension as 2 seconds of nostalgia course through you mind!
1.) I didn't use rco files from 2.80 instead i made my own with firmware 4.XX in mind.
2.) Should work on all 4.XX firmwares.
3.) The pack contains 3 different folders each with a different game boot.
: Also below (download linked above) are some Video Icons / Dynamic game icons (ICON1.PAM) for Selected Titles By Exofreak
who states the following:
If you are anything like me you probably love those tiny videos that neatly play on the game icon of your XMB. Unfortunately not many developers make them, probably because they are just lazy. Even first class games like The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite don't have them. So I decided to make my own. and I did!
Only for my favorite games though. I have also added AT3 files or the background music to suit the video. I have posted my very professionally created videos on this article for all to download and try. I will update constantly if people show their appreciation.
(THIS IS A THE VIDEO THAT PLAYS INSTEAD OF THE GAME ICON IN THE XMB)
I have made ICON0.PAM only for a few titles which are my favorite, but I am open to suggestions and will take requests if its a cool game.
1. Grand Theft Auto IV (Video And Audio)
2. Bioshock (Audio Only)
3. Bioshock 2 (Video and Audio)
4. Bioshock Infinite (Video and Audio)
5. Prototype 2 (Video and Audio)
6. The Last of Us (Video and Audio)
Grand Theft Auto Episodes from liberty City
Red Dead Redemption
Dead Rising 2
To apply open the folder (through ftp. multiman, etc) of your game backup or downloaded title and paste files from the corresponding folder into the USRDIR (The folder that has the icon files in it) Boot to XMB.
These tiny videos are extremely hard to create but it gets easier. Many tools are required and a professional PC is required. I on the other hand used a PC with a Pentium 4, Windows XP monster with an amazing 256 MB RAM!. It took me 1-2 hours to make ONE VIDEO!. So you better like my page!. For the videos i used various trailers and compiled them appropriately. Another thing to note the XMB will not slow down neither will your game, this is because Sony cleverly made the PS3 with a separate partition on the cell processor that handles this operation. This and the background music.
Last of Us:
: hey here's something I slapped together quick like , since bubba did extra stuff with the app when he didn't have to i'd figure I make him his own- bitsbubba the 13th coldboot.. tested on rebug 4.75 and ferrox 4.76 its all good.
Download: coldboot.raf / coldboot_multi.ac3 / coldboot_stereo.ac3
/ coldboot.raf / coldboot_multi.ac3 / coldboot_stereo.ac3 / lines.qrc
/ Rebug Xparency coldboot.raf
Dont feel left out pinky, I'll think of something for your wave contributions!
Yeah I actually did your wave in that same color blue pretty much, just like the lightning...it looks great!
So here is a brand new one (linked above) using the REbug Cobra CFW image that @bitsbubba posted. This one took the longest although looking at it you wouldn't think it did. But photoshop's learning curve is steep!
This is best viewed if you have the Blue Green Smoke (psxpwn) waves installed or the Electric Blue Purple (b0rekid) one.
Finally, from bitsbubba
comes a PS3 Gameboot Collection Installer and an XMB Modify Collection Installer with details below:
Contents of Collections:
- Custom Coldboots - 30+
- Custom GameBoots - 17+
- Custom Start-up Sounds - 12
- Custom XMB Waves - 7