Dreamcast Emulation Hits PS3: nullDC In Action

What better way to leverage the PS3’s computational prowess than with a Dreamcast emulator? It’s quite a jump from the 16-bit SNES, however, homebrew developer drk||Raziel has taken to the challenge with a port of his very own nullDC.

PS3 GameOS Homebrew: SNES9X Emulator

You knew it was bound to happen eventually: emulators running under GameOS. Developer eiz has cooked up a rough port of SNES9X for the PS3. According to the release notes, it currently lacks the usual trimmings, such as save state support and a user interface. Here’s a snip from the included readme: * Lots of snes9x features are not supported […]

Spanish Dev Team Says “Game Over” On PSGroove PSP Port

Bad news if you’ve been holding out for a PSP port of PSGroove or its variants (PSFreedom, PSJailbreak). A group of Spanish developers that have been hammering away at a promising port for weeks now have conceded that it is a feat deemed too difficult, if not borderline impossible, as detailed on the official project page. Here’s a translated snip: […]

PS3 GameOS Homebrew: Pong

eXophase forum member Lachrymose has released a PS3 port of the influential retro classic that is Pong running natively under GameOS. While technically not classified as straight homebrew as it was compiled with the official PS3 SDK, it’s a promising start in the now-thriving PS3 scene. More details, as well as a download link, can be found in the official release […]

PSGroove ‘Apploader’ Fork Enables USB Homebrew Booting

Now this is groovy — homebrew developer Aaron Lindsay has forked the PSGroove codebase, introducing a new “Apploader’ payload. In essence, what this does is allow users to run PS3 homebrew in extracted PKG format under a common “PS3_GAME” folder. For instance, you can create subdirectories inside of “PS3_GAME” that correspond to each application, copy over the extracted files in […]

PKGView Beta v1: Extract PS3 PKG Files

The PKG container format is essentially the equivalent of EBOOT files on PS3. To that end, homebrew developer ifcaro has whipped up a GUI-driven application to view the contents of unencrypted PKG archives and extract them on command. The author is keen to note that this is a beta release, meaning there’s a chance we can expect further updates down […]

PSFreedom PS3 Hack Graces iPhone, iPod Touch

Courtesy of homebrew developer NTAuthority, you can now use your iPhone and iPod Touch to hack the PS3. The PSFreedom codebase has been ported over, with one not-so-small caveat: it only works on 2G and 3G iPhone models and 1G revisions of the Touch. Additionally, as this is considered a preliminary release, there’s a little bit of manual labor involved in setting things […]

Nintendo Unloads DSi Firmware 1.4.1U, Attempts To Block Flashcarts

In Nintendo’s seemingly eternal battle against flashcart users and freeloading pirates, the company has released firmware 1.4.1U for the DSi. The official changelog contains nothing but a blurb that vaguely mentions “behind-the-scenes improvements” in regards to system stability. Under that thinly veiled guise is another attempt at cutting off access to third-party applications, a move no doubt prompted by growing piracy concerns. […]

Update: PSGroove Ported To TI-84+ Calculator, Exploit Files Now Available

Update #2: BrandonW has rolled out v0.02.0001 of his TI-84+ based port, touting “improved compatibility with homebrew applications.” Update: As promised, BrandonW has released his TI-84+ port of PSGroove. Additionally, the developer has written up a handy FAQ on his site for the inevitable flood of questions that will come. These ports of the now-infamous USB-hub emulating PS3 exploit are […]

PS3 Toolchain ready and available for download

Developer ooPo just tweeted that he has released a toolchain for opensource homebrew development on the PS3. This is what homebrew fans have been patiently waiting for since the release the console was “jailbroken”. Hopefully this is the first step of the growth of a legitimate PS3 homebrew scene, free from the ghosts of piracy that have been in the […]

PS3 FTP Server Released

Developer CJPC has released an FTP server app for the PS3, giving users full read and write access to the PS3’s internal hard drive, in addition to flash partitions dev_flash2 and dev_flash3. Usage is fairly self explanatory, provided your PS3 is hacked and running on firmware 3.41. With your choice of USB exploit activated, simply install the package and connect […]

PSFreedom Released, PSGroove-Like PS3 Exploit for N900 Phones

Already ridiculously simple, the process of hacking your PS3 just became a little more convenient for owners of Nokia N900 cell phones. Homebrew developer KaKaRoTo today released PSFreedom, which targets the N900. Although similar in functionality to the recently-released PSGroove exploit, the code is entirely original. With the provided shell script executed on your N900, simply turn off your PS3, plug in the […]

PSGroove Released, Open Source PS Jailbreak

True to their word, Mathieulh and the crew have released a open-source implementation of the PS Jailbreak exploit, coined PSGroove. The software is compatible with AT90USB and related microcontrollers. Grab a Teensy USB development board and you’ll be all set. It’s worth noting that the PS Groove code is not a 1:1 copy of PS Jailbreak’s take, as it lacks […]

PS Jailbreak Cloned, Ported To Teensy++ USB Chip

Homebrew developer and administrator of partner site LAN.st Mathieulh has confirmed that a group of devs he is working closely with have successfully cloned the yet-to-be released PS Jailbreak USB modchip. What’s more, is that they’ve ported over the code to a programmable USB chip known as the Teensy++. In regards to when other USB chips will receive similar treatment, […]

Nintendo Flicks Homebrew Kill Switch In Wii Menu 4.3

Nintendo silently rolled out a Wii Menu update last night, once again taking a stab at crippling homebrew. Now at version 4.3, the latest system software revision scans for and deletes any files it deems as “unauthorized.” Homebrew, of course, falls under that umbrella.

Recovery Flasher Add-On Brings 5.50 GEN Support

Developer Hellcat simplifies the process of installing custom firmware on your PSP-1000 or PSP-2000 series unit with an add-on to his always-handy Recovery Flasher app. By using it, users can bypass the usual requirement of having to install an M33 revision first before making the transition over to GEN. Nifty, huh?

PSP Homebrew: PSPgo Style Analog Clock

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen activity on the PSP homebrew front. Spanish developer Deviante breaks the silence with a PSPgo-styled analog clock compatible with any custom firmware capable PSP unit. Adding a secondary clock may seem redundant, but hey, we appreciate the novelty. While not quite a carbon copy of Sony’s equivalent, it looks somewhat similar. Self-explanatory from a […]

Datel Adds Tilt Driven Motion Sensing Controls To PSP With TiltFX

While tilt-driven motion sensing controls on the PSP are nothing new thanks to the cunning minds of homebrew scene, peripheral maker Datel has expanded on that concept with a commercial product dubbed “TiltFX.” Despite not being endorsed by Sony, TiltFX promises compatibility with “all games” and functions regardless of what firmware is installed, provided you have a 1000, 2000, or […]

PSP Homebrew: Battery Warning Plugin v0.3.1

Let’s face it, the PSP’s approach to notifying end-users that their battery is in need of a recharge isn’t exactly obvious, especially when your thumb is covering the LED power indicator at times. In response to this dilemma, homebrew developer Zack has devised a custom firmware plugin dubbed Battery Warning Plugin. As the name implies, it displays a on-screen warning […]

AutoStart v5.5

Homebrew developer Roe-ur-boat has released an update to AutoStart PRX, a custom firmware plugin that allows users to conveniently launch any application or game by binding it to a button combination of their choosing. The included configuration file supports to up 10 entries. Additionally, an optional configuration parameter enables users to specify a auto launch entry when no buttons are […]