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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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#553 - Ezio - January 19, 2012 // 9:29 am
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Thanks for update, condorstrike, and +rep for you, too!

#552 - condorstrike - January 19, 2012 // 3:54 am
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hehe, my pleasure... thanks HeyManHRU.

Here's another screenshot, just in case.

#551 - HeyManHRU - January 19, 2012 // 3:43 am
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Always good to see you back condorstrike with the latest update of solar.

#550 - condorstrike - January 19, 2012 // 3:39 am
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Hi guys, here's Solar 3.1. Now Solar v3.1, which brings a new Exit Dialog interface and many new MP3 player features and fixes.

Hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to ask in the FORUMS.

Solar v3.1 Changelog:

  • Fixed bug while removing USB drives "hot-pluging now works".
  • Added more USB devices compatibility.
  • Added more UI for mp3 player.
  • Added Exit Dialog interface. "very fast and user friendly".
  • Faster Loading to multiMAN and Browser.
  • Fixed a memory bug.
  • Fixed hang/crash if MP3s were not found.
  • Added Message for Hot-plugging and End of Playlist.
  • Increased Solar's boot time.
  • Fixed Keytones, now single beeps, and removed for some keys.
  • More code cleanup, and other things I can't remember.

Solar v3.1 :

#549 - valid93 - January 16, 2012 // 12:39 pm
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Thanks for the update

#548 - PS4 News - January 16, 2012 // 12:03 pm
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OK, I will just link it to the other when it's ready- Thanks for the update also!

#547 - condorstrike - January 16, 2012 // 12:01 pm
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Solar 3.01 is almost ready.

OK, bug has been fixed and now reads from al USB devices... SD cards, etc... and won't hang if missing MUSIC folder, will upload in a bit.

#546 - PS4 News - January 16, 2012 // 12:00 pm
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Thanks for the update condorstrike, I have now promoted it to the main page and +Rep as well!

#545 - condorstrike - January 16, 2012 // 1:39 am
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Following up on my previous release, today on Tortuga-Cove I have released my Solar v3.0 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver update followed by version 3.1 below.

Download: Solar v3.0 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver / Solar v3.1 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver

Now Solar v3.0, which brings many new MP3 player features and fixes, including an UI and the option to use your own background music, and much more.

To quote: Hi guys, here's another update to Solar. Lots of things added, and more to come. Hope you enjoy it, and if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to ask in the Forums.

"And please, lets keep the scene going; bickering just hurts it, and takes the fun away." caw!

Solar v3.0 Changelog:

  • Background music is now customizable "replace /dev_hdd0/game/CNDR00001/USRDIR/theme/bgm.mp3" with your own music
  • Alphabetized mp3 directory.
  • Added UI for mp3 player.
  • Fixed music counters, now shows in seconds: "00:01" format and Total Playtime format: "4.5 minutes".
  • Removed mp3 path from displayed name, looks cleaner.
  • Fixed Volume controls, now up and down is seamless.
  • Added current player status messages: playing, paused, error... etc.
  • Added keynotes.
  • Increased mp3 load times and stability.
  • Improved fast forward and reverse functions.
  • Increased 3D display frame-rates while playing music, needs some work in BGM mode.
  • Lots of code cleanup, and other things I can't remember.

BTW, guys, you must have MP3s in the ext drive's "MUSIC" directory, or Solar will seem to hang when you press down..."it will read hot-plugged drives."

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#544 - condorstrike - January 14, 2012 // 6:43 pm
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Solar 3.0 tomorrow or Monday... lots of fixes and additions.