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171w ago - 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."


Video: Solar v3.0 PS3 Homebrew 3D Screensaver Update Arrives

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#542 - Bartholomy - 172w ago
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I am trying to find a particular theme I saw it on a youtube video, a thunderstorm, with some rock music as background. Any ideas?

#541 - condorstrike - 172w ago
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Currently adding a themable GUI to Solar, and working on my old FTP.

#540 - condorstrike - 173w ago
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Thanks Ezio, i'm planning to continue support with more updates... it's become a nice hobby for me

#539 - Ezio - 173w ago
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Thank you very much for this update, condorstrike, I like a lot your Solar Homebrew, it's a very nice homebrew!

#538 - PS4 News - 173w ago
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Heh, amen to that... I definitely hear ya and have a good night condorstrike!

#537 - condorstrike - 173w ago
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it's no bother, I really love ps3news... and most other sites. I just need to make the days longer than 24 hours...

I'm out, so tired... good night and Happy New Year everyone.

#536 - PS4 News - 173w ago
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I fixed his post hehe, basically I told him I didn't want you to feel obligated to post it here since you also run Tortuga-Cove, etc.

I don't mind posting the news as time permits... it's what I do daily here pretty much!

#535 - condorstrike - 173w ago
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sorry about that HeyManHRU, I was going to, but I was working most of the day on the 31st and 1st ...

and then i was remaking tortuga's front page, and finishing up Solar... been too busy for my own good... lol

btw, thanks for posting it boss.

#534 - cfwprophet - 173w ago
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On a special way it has something hypnotic!

#533 - HeyManHRU - 173w ago
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I'm glad condorstrike has updated solar to version 2.5.