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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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#31 - PS4 News - February 14, 2013 // 2:11 am
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Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 9 with the changes detailed below.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools v9

PS Multi Tools v9 Changelog:

  • Added PARAM.SFO Editor
  • Added 2 more themes (BlueMoon, ComicColor)
  • Added MD5 Checker (Get MD5 of a file / Compare 2 files’s MD5 Hash / Check MD5 Hash with aldostools MD5-Database)
  • Opened PS Vita section
  • New Reporter (More features added)
  • New Offline Mode (Use PS Multi Tools offline – most features are disabled)
  • Other fixes (Translation fixes, missing setup languages, bad coding)

What is PS Multi Tools?

PS Multi Tools (previously PS3 Multi Tools) was designed to manage your PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups. It is able to load your PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups from a folder/memory stick (like GAMEZ, GAMES, ...) and reading the PARAM.SFO/SYSTEM.CNF file. You are also able to copy the PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups into an other HDD/Memory Stick.

With PS Multi Tools you can:

  • Load PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups
  • Copy PS3/PS2/PSP Game Backups to a HDD/Memory Stick
  • Format a HDD to FAT32 (any HDD size)
  • Sign PKG files
  • Patch LV2 for 4.21
  • Edit PARAM.SFO files
  • Decrypt/Sign EBOOTs up to 4.XX
  • Check the MD5 Hash of the downloaded file with aldostools MD5 database to see if it's the original file or a modified one
  • Browse the Sony Entertainment Store
  • Download the latest PC / PS3 Homebrew Applications, Official / Custom Firmwares, Emulators, Backup Managers, Downgrader Files ...
  • Customize PS Multi Tools via MyPS Multi Tools (Themes, Choose Language, Get BETA or RELEASE Updates, ...)
  • It has also a built-in PKG File Manager and FTP Manager.

Latest PS Live Menu Changes:

v7.5 to v7.6

  • PlayStation Live Stream will popup on PS Multi Tools start for the next 15 hours

v7.0 to v7.5

  • PS Live Menu general improvements
  • All downloads will be organized into a subfolder called "DOWNLOADS"
  • Sign PKG File improved
  • EBOOT Kit improvements
  • EBOOT Database now available under Homebrews
  • multiMAN 04.20.00 BASE available
  • PS Multi Tools will now popup the official PlayStation Live Stream for the presentation of the PS4.

On the bottom right you can change the language to:

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin
  • French
  • Korean
  • Italian

Update: XMBPCE: An XMB Emulator by SvenGDK has also been announced today. To quote:

Hey, I want to show you a new project from me called XMBPCE which I started yesterday.

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?

  • XMB Boot: Done (Boots up like the PS3)
  • Graphical user interface: Halfway done (Animated background missing)
  • Controller support: Done
  • Category browsing: Only “Games”
  • Starting games: Done
  • PlayStation Button Menu: Halfway done

There are MANY features missing which will be added soon, this is only the first Alpha version …

Here are some short videos about it:

  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_4/ (New video, the game switch system isn't improved yet)
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_3/ (Of course it will be full screen on first beta release)
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_2/
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_5/
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_6/
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_7/
  • Video Link: 85.31.189.150/XMBPCE_8/

I hope I was able to wake your interest.

Gallery

  • Pic #1: 85.31.189.150/xmbpce_setup.png
  • Pic #2: 85.31.189.150/xmbpce_setup_2.png

From JonahUK: Extracted using RCOMage: https://cdn.anonfiles.com/1362321170877.zip

All the RCO files are stored in \dev_flash\vsh\resource

These were from a 3.55 backup I had on my PC, if you need anymore (any XMB cat etc.) just let me know.

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#30 - PS4 News - February 1, 2013 // 2:34 am
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Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 8.5 with the changes outlined below.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools v8.5

Hi, I got finally time to release a new version of PS Multi Tools. The new version contains not really new functions but lets you customize and use it like you want.

PS Multi Tools v8.5 Changelog:

  • Removed the PS Multi Tools Mainmenu to replace it completely with the PS Live Menu.
  • Complete cleanup (Removing unused things, cleaned unused code, ...)
  • Full PS Multi Tools and PS Live Menu translations for German, French, Luxembourgish, PortuguÍs brasileiro*, Spanish* and Nederlands, other languages still need to be manually translated.
  • MyPS Advanced (Customize PS Multi Tools - Themes ... )
  • Realtime notifications (If I just updated something, I will let you know )
  • Replaced the black box on the console selection form to a new PS Multi Tools Quick-Setup

*To use this language, please select it under MyPS->Additional PS Multi Tools Languages

PS. Please report all errors via the Reporter in MyPS. Live Menu v6.5 released!

Changelog v6.3 to v6.5:

  • New Updater released!
  • You can use the new updater under 'My Account' in MyPS Multi Tools
  • PS Multi Tools BETA v8.6 released! - Fixes graphical issues on Linux & OS X - Added Nederlands in MyPS Setup
  • You can fix missing translations under 'MyPS Multi Tools'

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#29 - PS4 News - January 12, 2013 // 10:42 am
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Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 8.0 with the changes outlined below.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools v8

PS Multi Tools v8 Changelog:

Hi people, it’s time for the first PS Multi Tools release in 2013

The new version comes with these new features:

  • FTP Features (Browse, upload, download...)
  • PKG Features (Pack, unpack, sign, decrypt...) via PS PKG File Manager
  • New EBOOT Database (Can be opened on NormalMenu->Multi Tools->EBOOT Database)
  • DOStoPS3 is reavailable (Can be opened on NormalMenu->Multi Tools->DOS Game to PS3 Game Converter)
  • Added 58 more EBOOTs (More EBOOTS will be added auto.)
  • Updated: Selector
  • Fixed: The “games” should now work perfectly, now loading unpacked PKGs too
  • Removed: CheckPSMT, Unused configs

PS Live Menu 4.5 Update

  • MyPS -> Register and login to your own PS Multi Tools Account
  • MyPS -> Download additional (not included) languages
  • Detailed information of MyPS will follow

PS Live Menu v5.0 - to - v5.7 Changelogs:
v5.6 to v5.7

  • Added Cobra CFW 4.30
  • Added PSN Stuff v1.2
  • Added PS Vibe v1.01

v5.5 to v5.6

  • Some MyPS fixes
  • Added dev_blind for 3.55
  • Comegenie Awesome Filemanager download fix
  • Added Comegenie Awesome Filemanager v0.6 for 3.55
  • Added OpenPS3FTP v3
  • Added Showtime 4.1.422 for normal CFW and Geohot
  • Updated Irismanager to 1.50

v5.3 to v5.5

  • MyPS improved
  • MyPS disabled for PS PKG File Manager
  • MyPS Control Panel is no longer resizable
  • Update available for "DE - Deutsch/German" language
  • Added "Spanish/Espanol" language file
  • Added "Portuguese brasileiro" language file
  • You can now press the key "ENTER" to login after you entered the password

v5.2 to v5.3

  • Reporter temporary fix: PLEASE USE THE REPORTER FROM MyPS->Reporter NOT Settings->Reporter

v5.1 to v5.2

  • Added Sixaxis Pair Tool for Windows
  • Added Sixaxis Controller App for Android
  • Added Video Guide: Setup Sixaxis Controller on Android

v5.0 to v5.1

  • MyPS: See who's online

Current PS Multi Tools v8.5 Changelogs:

  • Removing the PS Multi Tools Mainmenu to replace it completely with the PS Live Menu.
  • Complete cleanup (Removing unused things, cleaning unused code, ...)
  • Full PS Multi Tools and PS Live Menu translations for German, French, Luxembourgish, Portugues brasileiro and Spanish, other languages still need to be manually translated.
  • MyPS Advanced (Customize your PS Multi Tools) [Animated BG]
  • Realtime notifications
  • Replaced the black box on the console selection form to something new
  • More soon.

PS Live Menu v5.8 released - The live menu is now translated for German, French and Lux.

Other still require manual translation: pastebin.com/cCxfM6ja

[Register or Login to view code]

Everything will be installed automatically

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#28 - DarkRaiden - January 6, 2013 // 7:03 pm
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interesting, but what new???

#27 - PS4 News - January 6, 2013 // 10:57 am
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Odds are it's just a false positive, I wouldn't worry about it myself as he's a known developer etc.

#26 - Ozz465 - January 5, 2013 // 9:21 pm
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anyone else getting a trojan message from avast from these files?

#25 - liab - January 5, 2013 // 7:17 pm
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thank you, great tool. easy to get newest multiman

#24 - PABSTMAN - January 3, 2013 // 7:41 am
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thanks

#23 - PS4 News - January 2, 2013 // 1:57 pm
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Not long after his PS3 Multi Tools v7.1 AllOS update, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has now released PS PKG File Manager version 1 for PS3 and PSP with details below.

Download: PS PKG File Manager v1 for PS3 and PSP

To quote: Hi people, I wish you all a happy New Year 2013. To begin it nice I will release a new tool called "PS PKG File Manager".

With this tool you can easily:

  • Download PKG Files using the PS Multi Tools PS3 Live Menu (Mostly up2date)
  • Sign PKG Files
  • Decrypt & Extract PKG Files
  • Create PKG Files

For PS3 & PSP.

Infos:

  • Packages on top are extracted Packages which can be build with the tool.
  • Packages on the bottom are not yet extracted (tool allows extracting SIGNED AND UNSIGNED files).
  • On the right you can see all the available options for now.
  • On the very right you see a windows which shows all the informations about a pkg file.

Note: If you get the message that you can't extract a debug package you only need to sign it and extract it again.

Latest PS3 Live Menu Changes:

v3.1 - v3.3

  • Updated Rebug 3.55.3 to 3.55.4
  • Updated Rebug 4.21.1 to 4.21.2
  • Added Rebug 4.30.1

v3.1 - v3.2

  • Removed old Rogero 4.30 CFWs
  • Added Rogero CEX 4.30 v2.05

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#22 - ryancollins1988 - October 31, 2012 // 5:42 pm
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How do I get this to open up on mac? Says it's for OSX. All i see are ".exe" files.