March 26, 2013 // 8:47 pm
- Following up on the previous updates
, today STLcardsWS
has shared a preview of RetroXMB which allows users to boot RetroArch ROMs from the PS3 XMB alongside some videos of it in action from UnknownArchive
To quote: This hack is very interesting, as it will allow for direct booting of RetroArch playable ROMs from the XMB. Personally I like when i can access more things via the XMB. That's why it's there! So this developer who wishes to be nameless at this time has created a hack/mod from the awesome RetroArch.
This works much like the recently released PS1ToPS3 GUI
(for PSOne games XMB direct booting) that was recently released. You will have a PC app that will create the PKG that will also add all required files in order to run. So it is not even required to have the official RetroArch installed However this is not for someone who wants to put a full ROMset on the XMB.
I did however manage to get over 250 roms PKGs installed with no slow down or issues. To see this process of direct booting of a Retro Rom please take a look at the videos below from fellow tester UnknownArchive. Also be sure to take a look at some of the artwork I have uploaded/created. More to come when this is released. There should still plenty of surprises regarding this release.
- Easy Access to boot ROMs from the XMB
- Great for kids, family & friends who are not familiar with the booting of ROMs in RetroArch/mM.
- Brings some Retro Love to the XMB.
- PKGs Installable on Internal or External via Game Data Tool
- GUI that creates the PKG will be fully customizable:
- Title on the XMB, TitleID, ICON0.PNG, PIC1.PNG, SND0.AT3, & ICON1.PAM
- Artwork: retroxmb.imgur.com
I would like to personally Thank the developer of this App/mod to RetroArch:
- Sqaurepusher2: Along will all the RetroArch Developers
- Tranced for the name RetroXMB
- Tranced /TitanTX for the various RetroXMB Logos.
- UnknownArchive for the YouTube videos and Art
Finally, below are some RetroXMB Auto-Boot / Direct Boot PKGs (Packages) as follows:
NOTICE: Doom II will need DOOM2.WAD in order to play at all, rest of titles will play fine but will not be the Full Version.
* Will not play at all as no Demo/Shareware version is available for Doom II, See instructions below.
Convert to Full Version Instructions (Optional)
1.) Obtain Full Version of "DOOM1.WAD"
2.) Install desired "RetroXMB Game pkg" from above if you haven't already.
3.) Locate Game location on HDD (see spoiler below for each game's location)
4.) Replace the "DOOM1.WAD" (shareware version) with the "DOOM1.WAD" (full version) that you obtained in step 1. Keeping the name exactly "DOOM1.WAD" (case sensitive)
Installation Path of each Game
[Register or Login to view code]Convert to Full Version Instructions (Optional)
1.) Obtain Full Version of "PAK1.PAK"
2.) Install desired "Quake Game pkg" from above if you haven't already.
3.) Locate Game location on HDD (dev_hdd0/game/RXPAK9136/USRDIR/cores/roms/PAK0.PAK)
4.) Replace the "PAK0.PAK" (shareware version) with the "PAK1.PAK" (full version) that you obtained in step 1. Change the name of "PAK1.PAK" to the name "PAK0.PAK" (case sensitive)
Rogero CFW users: (from RetroXMB ReadME)
Rogero FW doesn't patch certain EBOOT ecdsa signature checks. PS3 Keys from 3.56 and below aren't accepted in Rogero FW, so old homebrew won't work. Instead of resigning eboots for _higher_ fw (lol) Ask Rogero to fix this, or simply use Rebug or MiraLaTijera FW. All my EBOOTs are signed with 3.41 keys (it shouldn't matter which version).
RetroArch & libretro Developer(s)
RetroXMB Developer & Contributors (unadadosanstlcel)
Tranced for the name "RetroXMB" and the various logos.
All the original DOOM modders for all these mods used.