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March 25, 2013 // 1:09 am - Following up on his previous revision, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has released XMBPCE v0.7 Beta followed by v0.7.2 which is a PC XMB clone with the changelog below.

Download: XMBPCE v0.7 Beta with Cover Pack / XMBPCE v0.7.2 Beta with Cover Pack / PS3 Controller Drivers (x64 & x32)

To quote: Changelog for XMBPCE v0.70:

  • New game covers (Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, ...)
  • You can now browse previous files, not only browse the next ones.
  • Theme installer (Yes, p3t files compatibility. TO INSTALL THEMES YOU NEED TO PLACE THE P3T FILE IN .mediaThemes)
  • 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 “.mediaCovers”, improves compatibility & speed
  • New game handling system (PS Button should now work ingame)
  • Other compatibility and speed improvements

Note: DON’T forget to install the driver first AND click ALL SAVE Buttons to get no errors

From the ReadMe File: XMBPC v0.7 BETA

XMBPC is a free tool to emulate/simulate the PS3 XMB User Interface on your PC.

Developers / Testers / Other helpful people

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 (Bluetooth connection works also)

Category browsing

"Games", "Home/Users", "Music", "Videos", "Pictures" and "Settings"

Handling Game Discs: Done
Handling Games itself: Done
Handling Music Files: Done
Handling Movie Files: Done
Handling Image Files: Done
Handling Downloads: Done

Starting Browser: Done
Starting Games: Done
Starting Music Player: Done
Starting Video Player: Done
Starting Picture Viewer: DOne
Download files: Done

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

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

Video & Music Player Controls

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Picture Viewer Controls

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Downloader Controls

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File Browser Controls

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In-Game Controls

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XMBPC v0.7.2 Changelog:

  • Fixed BackgroundDownloader exit
  • You can now change your BackgroundImage when watching a picture and click
  • Updated controls (see README)
  • Removed the console

XMBPCE v0.7 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

XMBPCE v0.7 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

XMBPCE v0.7 PS3 Beta - a PC XMB Clone By SvenGDK is Released

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#51 - PS4 News - November 13, 2015 // 5:55 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 // 10:33 am
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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 // 9:48 am
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Thanks !!!!

#48 - cetkovicmarko - April 28, 2015 // 7:28 am
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thanks, very good app!

#47 - smilerdj24 - March 27, 2015 // 9:13 am
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brilliant. cant wait to try this bad boy out. thank you

#46 - assman123 - March 26, 2015 // 7:42 am
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Worked for me! Thanks!

#45 - PS4 News - March 29, 2014 // 2:27 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: 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

More PlayStation 3 News...

#44 - atefdali - February 13, 2014 // 2:48 pm
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Its possible to format the hdd on my pc?

What extension i can format it? i prefer ntfs

#43 - PS4 News - January 25, 2014 // 10:53 pm
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Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer SvenGDK has made available XMBPC PS3 System Update v2 followed by a v2.0.1 and v2.0.2 Update PKG and XMBPC Updater v2.1 with the changelogs detailed below.

Download: XMBPC_v2.rar / / / XMBPC Updater.exe

To quote: XMBPC System Update v2.0.1 released. Fixed: Playstation, Nintendo & Retro Games were not available.


  • Added new Desktop mode* [BETA] (Start from Users->Switch To Desktop ; Exit from Desktop->Return to XMB)
  • Added Italian language
  • Minor changes and fixes

*Desktop Mode [BETA](Works only with keyboard & mouse – ENGLISH ONLY):

  • Simple Desktop (Clones your normal Desktop)
  • Working Taskbar (Detects started & exited apps, Close apps)
  • Simplified Properties Window (File->Properties)
  • Personalize Desktop (Background & Taskbar Transparency)

This is a new stable release. Always update to such releases to have the best experience with XMBPC.


XMBPC v2.0.1 Update PKG [To use with XMBPC Updater for v2+ / Or just update via XMBPC) (Rightclick->Save As if not starting directly)

Error Troubleshooting:

“Can’t load file or set ‘Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback’ or its dependencies.”

XMBPC System Update v2.0.2 has been released. XMBPC Updater has been updated too. Update via XMBPC or update pkg (REQUIRES NEWEST XMBPC UPDATER) from:

Changelog: XMBPC System v2.0.2

  • Removed DirectX
  • Updated Bootanimation
  • Updated Gamebootanimation
  • Some Updates and changes on XMBDesktop

Changelog: XMBPC Updater v2.1

  • Added new update parameters
  • Fully compatible with v2+

More PlayStation 3 News...

#42 - omegaprime29 - August 13, 2013 // 11:01 pm
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thanks dude for this nice