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January 2, 2012 // 12:16 am - Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 developer condorstrike has made available a Solar v2.5 PS3 homebrew 3D screensaver update alongside a video of it in action below.

Download: Solar v2.5 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver

To quote: Hi guys, Happy New Year 2012. sorry for the delay on Solar updates, been very busy with work and the site, so here you go. Solar v2.5.


  • Improvements and additions to MP3 player.
  • Added MP3's names.
  • Added Volume control.
  • Added fast forward and reverse.
  • Added continuous titles playback.
  • Added Dynamic MP3 names effects for each of the 3 current scenes.
  • Added Dynamic background Effects.
  • Added Atmospheric lighting effect, gives dimension effect specially in scene#1.
  • Increased particles effects and trajectories.
  • Added a spaceship
  • Added controller vibration.
  • Added other minor graphics changes, and many thing I can't remember now... lol

I'll try to come up with faster updates in the future... Improve the MP3 player GUI, cleanup the code some more, will add a feature that is present but turned off, which is to be able to move the planets and ships manually and maybe add newsfeeds or something and also plug some memory leaks.

Video: Solar v2.5 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver Update Arrives

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#573 - condorstrike - October 22, 2012 // 10:42 pm
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Status Update, I'm back... bringing new apps, including a Homebrew game called POINTMAN, won't release till they're 100% finished and usable on CFW4.21. Also updates to Solar and a couple of older/unreleased apps.

#572 - hcode246 - September 11, 2012 // 12:35 pm
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Hi everyone. I have a new unofficial god war theme. I just figured out how to create my own xmb icons so I thought I'll show you my work. I made it from other old p3t themes that I got from ps3 news , other old multiman themes and my own pictures I downloaded off google. Thanks condorstrike for the icon0 and picpa images. Theme preview below

#571 - condorstrike - July 19, 2012 // 12:17 am
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next Solar update soon... figured out how to autolaunch Solar from XMB.. by itself...

#570 - condorstrike - June 24, 2012 // 9:24 am
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yeah, I get bored and always end up back to coding or photoshop, and since all I see is Eboot this and dongle that, I said let me throw a homebrew wrench in the PS3 scene.

#569 - PS4 News - June 24, 2012 // 12:48 am
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Nice to see ya still doing some PS3 stuff condorstrike and +Rep!

#568 - condorstrike - June 23, 2012 // 5:37 pm
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Following up on my previous release, this weekend I have updated the Solar PS3 homebrew 3D screensaver to version 4.2 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Solar 4.2 Standalone / Solar 4.2 Rogero Edition / Solar_v4.2_CFW4.XX PKG / Solar 4.2 Resigned for CFW 4.65 Cobra DARKNET 1.01 by pauline45 / UP0001-CNDR00001_00-0000000000000000.pkg.197.v4.2.pkg (Mirror)

Solar 4.2 resigned for cfw 4.65 cobra/not cobra darknet

To quote: Hi guys, Here's another update, Solar v4.2.

Even though I took a little break, I'm back with a new Solar update; added a bunch of stuff this time around, most of them are in the changelog. There's two versions, stand-alone and Rogero Manager's. For Rogero Manager both PKGs need to be installed.

1. Solar.pkg
2. Solar_RELOAD_RM.pkg

After installed it can be launched from XMB or automatically while Rogero Manager idles. Hope you enjoy it, thanks. CAW!

Changelog Solar v4.2:

  • Rebuilt the 3D engine.
  • Added more items to UI interface.
  • Added memory counter.
  • Added FPS (frames per second).
  • Added better light engine.
  • Added a 2 hours counter for system turn off.
  • Added ICON1.PAM (animated icon).
  • Added an intro loading screen.
  • Added Solar system trivia.
  • Added some minor MP3 player tweaks.
  • Created 2 version (stand-alone/multiMAN & Rogero Manager built in "automatic launching").
  • And a lot more stuff, I should write them down as I go... lol

Update: Solar 4.2 for CFW 3.55-4.XX by Condorstrike:

Hi guys, Here’s another update, Solar v4.2. There’s two versions, stand-alone and Rogero Manager’s, for Rogero Manager both PKGs need to be installed.

  • For 3.55 CFWs
  • For 4.XX CFWs

After installed it can be launched from XMB or automatically while Rogero Manager idles. Hope you enjoy it, thanks. CAW!

Update #2: From pauline45: I don’t know if you like but I resigned (linked above) the old work by Condorstrike Solar 4.2 running on CFW 4.65 Darknet Cobra. May I say that it is very fast and it is very nice and why not have it on CFW 4.65?

It works fine on Darknet Cobra the only bug is that if you exit with the PS button the homebrew. In fact I recommend you quit by pressing or O. I hope you enjoy.

Tested: CFW 4.65 COBRA DARKNET 1.01

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#567 - madmero - April 22, 2012 // 5:03 pm
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thanks, good job.

#566 - bitsbubba - April 16, 2012 // 5:49 pm
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Condor noooooooo!!!

#565 - PS4 News - April 16, 2012 // 5:10 pm
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Definitely sad to see ya go condorstrike, and yea I've given up on it about a year ago myself but with summer coming (it's actually 80+ degrees here today) my guess is even if anything new on the free PS3 homebrew scene surfaces most people will be too busy outdoors to care much anyway.

Long gone are the days when most PS3 Devs believed in open source and were not out for profit in the hands of the nefarious Max Louarn / Paul Owen et al regimes. As the popular saying goes now though, it is what it is.

On a brighter note, hope to see ya back for the PS4 scene and take care!

#564 - matomato - April 16, 2012 // 5:02 pm
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Good life friend!