Team SGK is proud to announce that CFW 4.40.5 is now available for Playstation 3.
Team SGK has just released their Custom Firmware 4.40.5 for Playstation, thanks to Rogero and it's CFW 4.30.
The changelog below:
- Coldboot replaced.
- lines.qrc replaced.
- New icons by Hackxell.
- Improved support to Rebug Toolbox for all modes of the CFW (normal, CDEX and DEX).
- Added PSIDPatcher 4.40 Rogero style.
- Access to the PSN (normal mode).
- ReActPSN fully functional (normal mode).
- Fixed the error at startup of the Minis games that displayed a black screen.
- Coldboot Minis replaced.
- Can be installed by all cfw (3.55, 4.21 to 4.30 and to 4.40), is not installable on consoles with OFW greater than 3.55.
According to french website Gameblog, Final Fantasy Versus XIII will arrive on the PS3 and PS4, with Sony assisting on the money aspect of the PlayStation 4 port.
According to a Gameblog.fr source "close to Square Enix", the upcoming and long delayed Final Fantasy Versus XIII will arrive to both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Apparently, the shift occurred in 2011, and Sony assisted with the money aspect of the PlayStation 4 port...
According to our source close to Square Enix, we are able to confirm the arrival of Final Fantasy Versus XIII on PS3 ... and PS4.
According to our information, the change would have occurred there are now nearly 2 years. A moment more complex during development. The life of the project has been anything but smooth sailing. But no, the title is definitely not canceled.
Note that today, the title would be dedicated to Sony machines and therefore do not come out on Xbox 360.
Our source confirmed that Sony would have helped this transition with the PS4 portage financially. The price for such exclusivity? Difficult to judge. Remains to be more and know a release date. Square Enix is scheduled to speak on the subject at E3 2013 in June in Los Angeles ...
So, there you have it. Final Fantasy Versus XIII is also said to have changed its name to "Final Fantasy XV", but we won't know for sure until this year's E3.
If you live in Canada and were affected by the PSN hack in 2011, you could get some free stuff thanks to a class action lawsuit...
This only applies for Canadian users.
If you had a PlayStation Network account, a Qriocity account, or a Sony Online Entertainment account at any time before May 15, 2011, you could get benefits from a class action settlement...
Here are the full details:
If you had a PlayStation Network account, a Qriocity account, or a Sony Online Entertainment account at any time before May 15, 2011, you could get benefits from a class action settlement.
A settlement has been reached with the Sony Entities in a class action lawsuit about the illegal and unauthorized attacks in April of 2011 on the computer network systems used to provide the PlayStation Network ("PSN"), Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment ("SOE") services (the "Intrusions"). The settlement provides benefits to eligible Canadian consumers who file a valid claim.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice will have a hearing to decide whether to give final approval to the settlement, so that the benefits can be issued. The included consumers have legal rights and options, such as excluding themselves from the settlement, or alternatively, objecting to and/or submitting a claim for benefits from the settlement.
The Sony Entities deny any claims of wrongdoing in this case, and the settlement does not mean that the Sony Entities violated any laws or did anything wrong.
The Class includes everyone who resides in Canada who had a PSN account, a Qriocity account, or an SOE account at any time prior to May 15, 2011.
WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
There are various benefits, depending in part on what type of account(s) you had:
Inactive PlayStation Network Accountholders:
If you used any of your PSN accounts any time from January 1, 2011 through May 14, 2011, but you did not use them after that through January 24, 2013 because of the Intrusions, you can get a payment equal to any balance of paid virtual currency in your account wallet if that balance is at least U.S. $2.
Active PlayStation Network Accountholders:
a) If you paid other companies for certain media services that you could not access through the PSN during the PSN outage from April 20 through May 14, 2011, you can get 3 free PS3 themes or a 50% discount on PlayStation Plus for 3 months. Up to U.S. $100,000 in total benefits will be available, on a first-come, first-served basis.
b) If you participated in the PSN "Welcome Back" program that followed the April 2011 service outage, you can get either a free game for your PS3 or PSP, 3 free PS3 themes, or a 50% discount on PlayStation Plus for 3 months. If you did not participate in the PSN "Welcome Back" program, you can submit a claim for two of the above benefits. Up to U.S. $1 million in these benefits will be available, on a first-come, first-served basis; claimants who file claims thereafter can get a 50% discount on PlayStation Plus for one month.
If you were not a PSN accountholder but you had a Qriocity account at the time of the April 2011 service outage, you can get one free month of Music Unlimited.
Inactive Sony Online Entertainment Accountholders:
If you used any of your SOE accounts at any time from January 1 through May 14, 2011, but you did not use them after that through January 24, 2013 because of the Intrusions, you can get a payment equal to any balance of paid virtual currency in your account wallet if that balance is at least U.S. $2.
Active Sony Online Entertainment Accountholders:
You can get a deposit of U.S. $4.50 in "Station Cash" into that account, usable for SOE digital products and services. Deposits will be reduced proportionally if total deposits exceed U.S. $240,000 in benefits.
Identity Theft Reimbursement Claims:
If you incurred out-of-pocket charges due to actual identity theft and submit documentation proving by a preponderance of the evidence that the intrusion(s) directly and proximately caused the identity theft, you can submit a claim for reimbursement up to $2,500. Reimbursements will be reduced proportionally if the amount payable on all valid claims exceeds U.S. $90,000.
HOW DO YOU ASK FOR BENEFITS?
Eligible Class Members can call 1-877-389-4482 or go to www.PSN-SOE-CanadaSettlement.comfor a claim form, then fill it out, sign it, include the documentation it requires, and mail it to the address on the form. Deadlines to make a claim for benefits will start 60 days after the settlement becomes effective.
DO I HAVE A LAWYER IN THIS CASE?
The Court has appointed Bryan C. McPhadden, McPhadden Samac Tuovi LLP of Toronto, Ontario; Stephen Osborne, Merchant Law Group LLP of St. Catharines, Ontario; Careen Hannouche, Lauzon Bélanger Lespérance Inc. of Montreal, Quebec; and David Assor, Lex Group Inc. of Montreal, Quebec as "Class Counsel" to represent you and other Class Members. You will not be charged for these lawyers. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer in this case, you may hire one at your own expense.
YOUR OTHER OPTIONS.
If you do not want to be legally bound by the settlement, you must opt out by May 20, 2013, or you will not be able to sue, or continue to sue, the Sony companies regarding the legal claims this settlement resolves, ever again. If you opt out, you cannot get any benefits from the settlement. If you do not opt out, you will be able to participate in the settlement if it is approved by the Court. If you do not opt out, you may also object to the settlement by May 20, 2013. The detailed notice explains how to exclude yourself or object.
The Court will hold a hearing in this case, known as Maksimovic v. Sony of Canada Ltd. et al., Court File No. CV-11 425487-00CP, on June 10, 2013, to consider whether to approve the settlement, including Class Counsel fees, costs, taxes and disbursements of U.S. $265,000. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost, but you do not have to. For more information, go to the website shown above, which has a copy of the detailed notice.
Estwald has released a new version of 'Iris Manager' for the PS3, featuring improvements to the 'File Manager' and a new Disc-less mode that runs games from a simulated disc in XMB.
If you didn't know, Iris Manager by 'Estwald' and 'D_Skywalk' is an open source manager for the PS3 made with Homebrew tools. It is a port of HermesManager based on PSLIGHT, Tiny3D, PS3Soundlib and OpenPS3FTP.
The new v2.35/v2.36 add improvements to the "Archive Manager", a new procedure "Write HTAB", and a new disc-less mode.
Here's the full changelog:
What's new on Iris Manager 2.36
- Fixed an issue that occurs when copying files, because the bookstore Tiny3D forms a polygon packet too long hanging GPU console from TTF.
- Fixed color interposing (background color) with another texture (TTF character colored) so that breaks the list, forcing shader change (as happened with the old printing routines characters)
PS: Yes, it is a rare problem that copying files crashes the GPU
What's new on Iris Manager 2.35
- Ported all console display to support UTF8 instead of ANSI
- Added improvements to "File Manager": ability to edit LV2, RAM, select a piece of code, copy it (max 1MB), paste it on other place(file/memory), use it to find matches (max 512 bytes) or create a new file with that content.
- Added procedure Write HTAB (thanks to Miralatijera for the assembly code) to make LV2 executable and other stuff [+ laughs]
- Added Disc-less mode that runs games from a simulated disc in XMB, using BD EMU, patched explore_plugin and patched libfs, has successfully launched all the games I've tried, without addressing /APP_HOME in CFW 4.40 Miralatijera.
- Modules explore_plugin and libfs must be patched.
- A USB flash drive, memory card or USB storage device connected (recommended method)
- On Iris Manager, press START to "Global Options", go to "Tools" and select where it says " With/Without BDVD Controller" the "Disc - Less payload" option.
- Restart Iris Manager and select a game: to have a better compatibility, use BD EMU with patched libfs.sprx or patched explore_plugin.sprx.
Virtual mounting system:
There are three ways to get the disc mounted:
1. On Iris Manager or XMB, insert a USB flash drive, USB storage device, or memory card, and then launch the game.
2. Before to run Iris Manager, insert a USB flash drive, USB storage device or memory card, then run Iris Manager, select a game and the disc will be mounted on XMB automatically.
3. Without a USB device or memory card: Run Iris Manager, select a game and on XMB, run another application, such as "Homelaunc1", that get in and get out quickly. With that, the game will be mounted on XMB.
This has been tested in CFW 4.40 Miralatijera: in theory, It should work on other CFW, since the code was created considering the portability (ability to locate the code on any place and re-define the necessary calls).
Notice again that there is no support for those who have a broken BD-Drive or simply do not have a working lector. (I'm really sorry, but I have no technical resources to find out what's wrong and it's an achievement that I have made this in that way [+ laughs])
Obviously, this is a full disc-less mode: you can't pretend to insert a real disc with the syscalls simulating another, so you must restart the PS3. It's compatible with the PSX ISOS from Iris Manager.
That's right, two GUI's for you to convert PSP ISOS to Minis based on PSP2PS3, one by Aldostools and the other one by the devs over at BiteYourConsole...
If you didn't know, PSP2PS3, originally by 'szczuru_pasja', is a tool that allows you to convert PSP game ISOs to 'PSP minis', so they can be playable on your modded PS3.
Well, other PS3 devs have modified the tool and/or have added a GUI to it, mainly to simplify the conversion process.
- First, PSP2PS3 "mod" by Aldostools, which tries to streamline the process of conversion of PKG/ISO/CSO/PBP to PSP package for PS3.
v1.7.4a adds a GUI with drag & drop support and a file browser (pic above):
PSP2PS3 1.7.4a "mod"
Based on the awesome scripts created by szczuru, and the tools created by Pink1, arnold (swapperneger), zecoxao, tpu, a friend that modded fake_np.exe, among others devs. This "mod" tries to streamline the process of conversion of PKG/ISO/CSO/PBP to PSP package for PS3. Latest version has improved compatibility thanks to a new process for resigning EBOOT suggested by Celebratesparta.
Changes in v1.7.4a "mod by aldostools"
- Added a GUI with drag & drop support and a file browser
- Enabled Remote Play in the PARAM.SFO of the template files
- And, we also have "Bite", the GUI by italian devs over at biteyourconsole.net.
Here's the translated info for v1.4 (Extreme Edition):
After a very short time since our last release we have decided to release to the public a new version of our tool for Windows PCs called Bite, to version 1.4 (Extreme Edition).
The tool allows you to convert and transform your files with a simple click, and in turn transform your PSP games in PKG and launch on PS3 with CFW.
This new update adds lots of news! Now the meter will be installed from the setup, no more folders improvised, we have integrated a video player, a mp3 player, in fact clicking on the button shaped like a musical note we can load our favorite song, and many other innovations that we’re going to see here followed by the changelog.
NOTE: We recommend always delete the files created by a previous session in order to avoid conflicts in the execution of various scripts.
Changelog v1.4 Bite
• Fixed some bugs
• Adding new GUI
• Added the readings. Mp3
• Adding reading video files
• Adding installation via setup
• Added HTML Browser with direct connection to the site BiteYourConsole
• Added the ability to convert ps1 backup with the program PS1toPS3
• Integrated HxD Hex editor
• Integrated PBP unpacker utility
Thanks Francesco Lanzillotta
Changelog 1.7.4 PSP2PS3
• Added a new method to Resign suggested by Celebratesparta @ ps3hax. Thanks to @ Romangelo ps3hax for the clear tutorial.
• CSO2ISO now called SIGN_EBOOT.bat instead of 1b. ISO2EBOOT.bat
• SIGN_EBOOT.bat now EBOOT.BIN extracted from the file NP.ISO, decrypts EBOOT.BIN, resigna ‘s EBOOT.BIN EBOOT.BIN and adds, boot.bin and blank OPNSSMP.BIN return to’ ISO
• Added into: WQSG_UMD_R31.exe, eboot_decrypt.exe tools folder of the
• Removed save_tmp / open_tmp / load_tmp from root folder from the template
• Waiting time extended on MakeEDATs.exe