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August 16, 2011 // 5:06 pm - Hi guys, Condorstrike is back in action and now released Solar. A beautiful PS3 3D screensaver for PlayStation 3 homebrew apps with effects, sound and work in progress FTP. Main reason I made this is to have something nice looking and to prevent burned-screens.

This version spawns Rogero's manager, he will update the manager later to Spawn Solar, but I intend to make one for any other app eg: showtime or whatever as long as they have a proper SELF and coded to spawn with a timer to Solar.

You can follow my progress and updates in or here, even though this is a MM thread, lol.. Hijacked. CAW!

Check the usage, changelog, download link and video below:

Download: Solar V1 Multifunctional Homebrew Screensaver with 3D Support


  • SELECT pauses the music
  • START resumes it. lol
  • L3 respawns Solar
  • And all the other buttons will launch the app it's attached to, in this case Rogero Manager.


  • 3D and 2D playback.
  • 3 stable screens timed to eliminate screen burns.
  • Mp3 playback.
  • Dynamic effects.
  • This version works with Rogero Manager.

Future Updates:

  • Ftp, ....still doesn't work right, so I'll leave it for a future update.
  • More screens.
  • More Dynamic effects, eg: asteroid hitting a planet.
  • Comets, well that already works but too late to add it.
  • User MP3 playback by drag/drop to CNDR00001 directory.

Video: Solar PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver by Condorstrike out

Video: Solar PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver by Condorstrike out

Video: Solar PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver by Condorstrike out

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#563 - condorstrike - April 16, 2012 // 4:45 pm
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I would just like to say I'm through with the PS3 scene, I hope everyone the best. good bye... CAW!

I would also like to thank the site, and you Boss... you were always nice to me.

I'll still be around working on other things, and in Tortuga working on Vita, Xbox... whatever, it depends, but not on the PS3.
I can't stand what the scene has become and the way real devs are treated.

I can't stand what the scene has become and the way real devs are treated.

I don't mean on this site, I mean in general.

#562 - PS4 News - February 29, 2012 // 9:23 pm
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Thanks for the update condorstrike, I have promoted it to the main page now and +Rep!

#561 - condorstrike - February 29, 2012 // 8:13 pm
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Following up on my previous update, today I have released an update to Solar v4.1 PS3 homebrew 3D screensaver with the changelog below.

Download: Solar v4.1 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver

Solar v4.1 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver Changelog:

  • Added .TTF fonts, themable "font1.ttf & font2.ttf" in theme folder.
  • Added more camera freedom, WIP.
  • Added a new UI with moving buttons, gauge and speakers.
  • Moved all info to a centralized location thanks to new UI.
  • Freed up some more memory.
  • Added faster MP3 selection, just hold down.
  • Added Higher resolution Images, now more loaded from HDD.
  • Fixed MP3 long names... thanks DeanK.
  • Added PARAM.HIP... thanks Opium2K.
  • Removed some bugs.

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#560 - condorstrike - February 11, 2012 // 3:37 am
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lol.. I saw 1400 myself and said... wtf, but then I remembered this thread has been around for a while, I pretty much took it hostage... lol

will be releasing a minor update to Solar soon, basically ttf fonts (customizable) and some other not so minor things.

#559 - PS4 News - February 8, 2012 // 3:42 pm
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It's based on the number of comments and views, and since this thread has been around awhile that's why pretty much.

#558 - fernan1234 - February 8, 2012 // 1:42 pm
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This is cool, but 1400 degrees?

#557 - Ezio - February 8, 2012 // 6:41 am
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Nice work as usual, condorstrike!

#556 - PS4 News - February 8, 2012 // 2:58 am
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I have added it to the main page as well now and +Rep for the update condorstrike!

#555 - condorstrike - February 8, 2012 // 2:42 am
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Following up on the previous update, today I have released version 4.0 of my Solar PS3 homebrew 3D screensaver alongside a video of it in action below.

To quote: Hi guys, here's Solar v4.0. Lots of graphical work went onto this release, including user input... moving the planets and such, plus a lot of other stuff, check the change-log to see all the new additions, and as always I hope you enjoy. caw!

Solar v4.0 Changelog:

  • Added user input "now planets can be moved/rotated/zoomed" Check Help screen for pads usage!
  • Rotation in any axis 360 degrees, all screens. Zoom and X/Y movement on screen# 1 only.
  • Added Volume Slider.
  • Minor Volume adjustment.
  • Minor Seek adjustment.
  • Replaced and created a new User Interface.
  • Added dual time & date Clocks.
  • Added fade effects.
  • Added new Help screen "press X".
  • Replace & Improved Exit Dialog.
  • Added atmosphere to some planets. "WIP"
  • Added Higher resolution textures.
  • Increased Particles count.
  • Added comet tails, "grow with speed"
  • Added new Sound Effects and event triggered vibration.
  • Background Music (bgm.mp3) and Images are located in " /dev_hdd0/game/CNDR00001/USRDIR/theme "
  • Improved Graphics engine.
  • Improved MP3 read time.


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#554 - condorstrike - January 19, 2012 // 11:55 pm
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Thanks Ezio, already started working on the next update, but might take a while... since I'm gonna concentrate on the graphics for this one... want to spruce it up a bit more.

Let me explain somersetting to some people, Solar is not pre-rendered videos... It's REAL TIME RENDERED 3D GRAPHICS.