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March 11, 2013 // 4:18 am - Following up on his initial announcement, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPCE v0.6.5 Beta which is a PC XMB clone with details below.

Download: XMBPCE v0.6.5 Beta with Cover Pack / PS3 Controller Drivers (x64 & x32)

To quote: Hi everyone! I'm proud to finally release the first Beta of XMBPCE.

What is the XMB (XrossMediaBar)?

XMB is the graphical user interface of the PS3 & PSP.

What can I do with this emulator?

With this emulator you can use the graphical user interface of the PS3/PSP on your Windows PC. You can control it with the PS3 Controller.

What has been done already?

Setup: Done
Driver installation: Not done yet (REQUIRES MOTIONJOY DRIVER!)
XMB Boot: Done
Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing ...)
Playstation Button Menu: Halfway done (NOT STABLE!)
Controller support: Done

Category browsing: "Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos" and "Pictures"

Handling Game Discs: Done
Handling Music Files: Done
Handling Movie Files: Done
Handling Image Files: Done

Starting browser: Done
Starting games: Done
Starting Music Player: Done
Starting Video Player: Done
Starting Picture Viewer: Done

Music Player: Done
Video Player: Halfway done
Picture Viewer: Halfway done

Other informations

DON'T forget to install the driver first AND click all SAVE Buttons to get no errors.

Video: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE/

Finally, from the Read Me file:

XMBPCE v0.6.5 BETA

XMBPCE is a free tool to emulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC.

Developers/Testers/Other helpful people

DEV: SvenGDK
TESTERS: GregoryRasputin and harryoke
OTHER: Cromon, LoboGuara, JonahUK and DEFAULTDNB

What has been done already?

Setup: Done
Driver installation: Not done yet (Requires Motionjoy driver!)
XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing)
Playstation Button Menu: Halfway done
Controller support: Done

Category browsing: "Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos" and "Pictures"

Handling Game Discs: Done
Handling Music Files: Done
Handling Movie Files: Done
Handling Image Files: Done

Starting browser: Done
Starting games: Done
Starting Music Player: Done
Starting Video Player: Done
Starting Picture Viewer: DOne

Music Player: Done
Video Player: Halfway done
Picture Viewer: Halfway done

There are some features missing which will be added soon ...

Video & Music Player Controls

L1 -> Volume up
L2 -> Volume down
Circle (O) -> Exit
Triangle -> Open Control Panel (NOT WORKING YET)
Cross (X) -> Execute selected control

Picture Viewer Controls

L1 -> Last picture
R1 -> Next picture
Circle (O) -> Exit
Square -> Change picture format

Note: XMBPCE will be renamed to XMBPC, and HERE are 2 new features coming in v0.7.

Updates for XMBPC v0.7: Here's a quick preview of the new feature "Theme Changer (p3t)": 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE/XMBPC_01/

Upcoming confirmed features:

  • New game covers (Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, ...)
  • Theme installer (Yes, p3t files compatibility)
  • Background downloader (Like on the PS3 with a speed indicator feature)
  • File browser for future things (You can control it with the controller and select your p3t theme from there)
  • Now loading game disc cover from ".\media\Covers", improves compatibility & speed
  • Other compatibility and speed improvements

Things which will come later:

  • Emulators
  • REAL USE of the background downloader


XMBPCE v0.6.5 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

XMBPCE v0.6.5 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

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#54 - ptidavid - March 6, 2016 // 9:00 pm
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what a great app

#53 - cel123 - February 29, 2016 // 3:31 pm
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this is a nifty tool

#52 - KKPS - February 15, 2016 // 4:00 pm
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Great app! Only if i could download it...

#51 - PS4 News - November 13, 2015 // 11:55 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by ManFromEarth View Post
On another note. How can I become a contributor? I need to download ControlConsoleAPI 2.60 Rev4 (CCAPI) (4.70) to fix my PSID.

You will be all set momentarily.

#50 - ManFromEarth - November 13, 2015 // 4:33 pm
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I'm running Windows 10. will these steps work for me?

On another note. How can I become a contributor? I need to download ControlConsoleAPI 2.60 Rev4 (CCAPI) (4.70) to fix my PSID.

#49 - NikosG7 - October 23, 2015 // 2:48 pm
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Thanks !!!!

#48 - cetkovicmarko - April 28, 2015 // 12:28 pm
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thanks, very good app!

#47 - smilerdj24 - March 27, 2015 // 2:13 pm
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brilliant. cant wait to try this bad boy out. thank you

#46 - assman123 - March 26, 2015 // 12:42 pm
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Worked for me! Thanks!

#45 - PS4 News - March 29, 2014 // 7:27 am
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Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has made available XMBPC v3 Beta followed by details on v3.0.1 with the changelogs outlined below.

Download: XMBPC_v3.rar

Changelogs v3.0.0

  • Changed back to beta (Read why: twitlonger.com/show/n_1s142gp or below)
  • Completely new fullscreen setup
  • You can now protect XMBPC with a password (will get updates with a lockscreen)
  • Updated emulators, now detecting if x32 or x64 to have a better performance
  • Fixed: No Games showing
  • Other minor fixes

Changelogs v3.0.0 - v3.0.1

  • Emulators will not more start twice
  • Gameintro should not more be laggy

Hi followers! After some hours of thinking about XMBPC, I'm ready to change some things and to talk about it.

But first, I would like to thank you all for testing and sharing XMBPC. Since the v1 release in June 2013 until now I count over 20000 downloads, which is for me more than adequate

Now to the changes I would like to do... The release status of XMBPC will be reverted back to beta, since there are alot of bugs which really need to be fixed first.

For a stable release, the basic functions must work for everyone, but this isn't the case here. The current release will get an update soon which changes only the name of the tool, so don't worry about missing features or something else

What about XMBOSX now after this changes?

XMBOSX will NOT be available within the next 3-6 months because there are really alot of features I can't make possible on OS X with a "Wine" port and I don't really have the time to learn Objective-C beside the school...

So I need someone which could realize this properly with Objective-C or you will have to wait until I learn it myself (I will learn it sure in the near future).

Any news about the PS3 emulation?

Yes, there is a PS3 emulator in development. It will be implemented as soon as the hardware emulation is accurate enough to run official PS3 games

Update: In related news, Devil 303 also made available PS3 XMB Package downloader v0.20.00 (XMBPD) with details below.

Download: XMBPD_v0.20.00_Rebug_4.78_Only.pkg (11.1 MB)

The developer Devil 303 known for some tools for customization of the XMB, is back with a new update of the tool called XMB Package downloader only compatible with CFW Rebug 4.78.x. XMB Package downloader allows you to download homebrew directly to the hard drive inside the PS3 without the need of a flash drive and is automatically installed after the download is just like any official package $ony. The new update contains cover for multiMAN, new set of icons and more pkg NO-PSN. The full changelog can read here below.

INSTALLATION GUIDE:

1. Download the archive, unpack it and c opiare the XMBPKGDLR folder dev_hdd0 / game /
2. Replace the 3 XMLs file dev_blind / vsh / resource / explore / xmb /
3. Replace the 3 dev_hdd0 file in the / tmp / explore / xil2 / music / xx / c / xxxxxxxxxxxx / folder

Note: The folder "xx" will be different depending on the region, such as "us", "gb", "IE", etc. The folder names "XXXXXXXXXXXX" appear to be random or based on user / console and you just check yourself, for example, I found the xml files usually in the first folder, and 2 PNG in the last two folders.

In addition there are risks to writing files in the flash and it 's all in your peril, It' s just a POC so there might be bugs. ... .Another Thing that I think is possible is to have the list of automatically updated to boot homebrew, using a custom XML

DEMONSTRATION VIDEO:



CHANGELOG:

  • New category added = Themes (I'm still working on this)
  • New Addon available for installation through the installer XMBPD = CFW Applications folder, add a new folder in your XMB which you can then install applications in a way to keep them separate from your giochi.Alcune applications available in the program's tools XMBPD will install to this folder by default. You can choose to add this folder to your game or to the NETWORK category
  • New additional function "Refresh Package Lists" (using the command Webman)
  • New Set of icons for all categories, all the icons are added to the RCO files detected for faster response and smaller file size while maintaining quality.


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