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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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#11 - HeyManHRU - September 29, 2011 // 12:41 am
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Seems like a pretty nifty tool, especially for transferring games.

#10 - PS4 News - September 28, 2011 // 9:33 pm
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Today SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools to version 4 for Windows 7, Vista and XP with the changes detailed below.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools v4 (BETA) for Windows / PS3 Multi Tools v4 for Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS X with Crossover

It would be sad if the version 3.5 was really the last. So, Version 4 is now officially under development!

First: This is a Beta Release, so there are still some bugs, but the common tasks should work properly! Version 4 will change again everything!!

Current Changelogs:

  • Fullscreen Mode
  • Style Changes
  • Loads wallpaper(PIC0/PIC1) and icon(ICON0/ICON1) from gamesfolder
  • Again for Windows XP, Vista (Mac OS X on full release)
  • Fixed old imageloading bugs
  • Official Firmware 3.72 added
  • Some Emulators updated
  • OpenPS3FTP updated
  • Added Login for Developers (More informations later)
  • Advanced Multitasking
  • Reporter updated
  • PKG Sign Tool removed for normal users
  • Official Firmware 3.41, 3.55 & 3.6X removed for normal users
  • MD5 Hashes removed completely (temporary?)
  • Removed other servers

I hope you like the current changes!

Full Changelogs:

[*]Version 4 final now running again on Mac OS X with CrossOver and .Net Framework 2
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • Style Changes
  • Loads wallpaper(PIC0/PIC1) and icon(ICON0/ICON1) from gamesfolder
  • Again for Windows XP, Vista (Mac OS X on full release)
  • Fixed old imageloading bugs
  • Official Firmware 3.72 added
  • Some Emulators updated
  • OpenPS3FTP updated
  • Added Login for Developers (More informations later)
  • Advanced Multitasking
  • Reporter updated
  • PKG Sign Tool removed for normal users
  • Official Firmware 3.41, 3.55 & 3.6X removed for normal users
  • MD5 Hashes removed completely (temporary?)
  • Removed other servers
[*]Fixed: Requesting a developer account should now work
[*]Fixed: Downloading older firmwares with a developer account should now work
[*]Added Tool: You can now convert DOS Games into a PS3 Game (thx do d0zs)!
[*]Style: All PS3 Forms are now in PS(Photoshop) Design
[*]Added latest Backup Managers

For my birthday I will give you 1 day access to all tools and downloads of PS Multi Tools until 15th october.

Login with:

User: DEVACC
Password: hpbdaysvengdk

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#9 - PS4 News - August 10, 2011 // 4:52 pm
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Today SvenGDK has updated PS3 Multi Tools to version 3.5 for Windows 7 with the following changes:

Download: PS3 Multi Tools v3.5 for Windows 7

Changelog:

  • Only for Windows 7!
  • MultiMAN Logo Updated
  • PSP Management updated:
  • New Design
  • User friendly
  • MultiMAN updated

Information:

  • This Release is ONLY for Windows 7
  • There will be no never version
  • This version will not be released for Windows Vista, XP or Mac OS X

#8 - PS4 News - July 6, 2011 // 11:38 pm
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PS3 Multi Tools v3.1 is now released by SvenGDK, which adds PSP support among the changes below.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools v3.1 (Windows 7) / PS3 Multi Tools v3.1 (Windows Vista, XP & Mac)

Here are the changelogs from v3 to v3.1 (7, XP , Vista & Mac):

  • Added PSP Support
    - Detects if you plugin PSP
    - Read played and stored games from your PSP
    - Simply copy your emulators, converted PSX- or normal PSP-Games to your PSP with 1 click (They will stored on the correct folders)
  • Download CFW
  • Download Emulators

INFO: This update is available on v3 via Search Updates!!

Requirements for Windows 7:

  • .Net Framework 4.0

Requirements for Mac OS X Snow Leopard:

  • Crossover with Runtime: .Net Framework 2.0

#7 - PS4 News - June 30, 2011 // 2:53 pm
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Today PlayStation 3 developer SvenGDK has updated his PS3 Multi Tools homebrew application to v3 for both Windows and Mac users.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools v3 for Windows 7 / PS3 Multi Tools v3 for Windows Vista, XP and Mac / Crossover (Mac users only) / Wine (Mac users only)

To quote: A complete new version of PS3 Multi Tools for Windows is released! The new version is now called PS3 Multi Tools for Win & Mac... why? Read!

Here are the changelogs from v2.5 to v3.0 (7, XP , Vista & Mac):

  • You can now search minor/security updates for PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v3.X.X
  • Complete new XMB design
  • Now running on Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Offcial Firmware 3.41, 3.55 & 3.66 added
  • Package signing fixed (Not working on Mac)
  • Kmeaw 3.55 CFW added
  • Detailed game description will be shown
  • Added CFW355-OTHEROS++-SPECIAL Custom Firmware
  • Added more Homebrew:
    - OpenPS3FTP always the newest version (Kmeaw & Geohot)
    - QA Flagging Tools: flag, reset flag & extra flag
  • New Settings added: Show MD5 Hashes

Additional changelogs only for Windows 7 Users:

  • Added more Taskbar icons
    - Download latest version of MultiMAN
    - Load news
    - Search updates

Requirements for Windows 7:

  • .Net Framework 4.0

Requirements for Windows Vista & XP:

  • .Net Framework 2.0

Requirements for Mac OS X Snow Leopard:

  • Wine with .Net Framework 2.0 OR Crossover with Runtime: .Net Framework 2.0

More PlayStation 3 News...

#6 - PS4 News - June 15, 2011 // 10:30 pm
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Here is another update for PS3 Multi Tools for Windows to version 2.5 with the following changes:

Download: PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2.5 (Windows 7) / PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2.5 (Windows XP & Vista)

What's new on v2.5? (Full Changelog from v2-v2.5):

  • Added an alternative Downloadserver EU 2 (Sponsored by Designheads), USA, UK & Asia will be available later.
  • You can choose your server under Settings->Choose server
  • Get always the latest version of your favorite emulator for PS3!
  • New Commands for the execution-box:
    - multiman: Downloads the latest version of MultiMAN
    - rogero: Downloads the latest version of Rogero Manager
    - gaia: Downloads the latest version of Gaia Manager
    - iris: Downloads the latest version of Iris Manager
    - server: Change or choose your Downloadserver
  • You don't need more to select first a download-server
  • Bug/Feedback/Link down Reporter opens now faster
  • Load PS3 Multi Tools for Windows News from the menu
  • Download completed Bug fixed
  • Fixed some Design changes from v2

Changelogs for Windows 7 Users:

  • Download Progress on the Taskbar
  • Copy Progress on the Taskbar
  • You can now open a games folder with the Taskbar-Icon (See Screenshot)
  • Start the format program with the Taskbar-Icon
  • Copy the selected game with the Taskbar-Icon

Requirements:

  • .Net Framework 4.0

#5 - PS4 News - May 25, 2011 // 5:43 pm
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I added a mirror link as well now.

Also below is PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2.1:

Changelog from v2.0 > v2.1:

  • Added an alternative Downloadserver EU 2 (Sponsored by Designheads), USA, UK & Asia will be available later.
  • You can choose your server under Settings->Choose server
  • Get always the latest version of your favorite emulator for PS3!
  • New Commands for the execution-box:
  • multiman: Downloads the latest version of MultiMAN
  • rogero: Downloads the latest version of Rogero Manager
  • gaia: Downloads the latest version of Gaia Manager
  • iris: Downloads the latest version of Iris Manager
  • server: Change or choose your Downloadserver

Requirements:

  • .Net Framework 4.0

Download: PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2.1 / PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2.1

#4 - daveshooter - May 25, 2011 // 3:20 pm
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worked for me just. above

#3 - warofsilent - May 25, 2011 // 1:59 pm
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the download links doesn't work.

#2 - NTA - May 25, 2011 // 7:48 am
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Thanks, hope to be using it do download new CFW hopefully lol!