PluginX: Multifunctional XMB Mods APP

The developer Exofreak in collaboration with Evilnat/Nathan_r32_69 worked together for the realization of a project called PluginX,  a sort of collection of works done by Exofreak  that facilitate the installation. This new application allows us to install various plugins , such as gameboots and mod XMB on our Playstation 3, all this is done through a convenient graphical interface.

Exofreak and Nathan_r32_69(aka Evilnat) have worked on a new release together called pluginX. This features some of the exofreaks previous releases in a simple to use app that will make installation and use of these much easier and it doesn’t even require a reboot of the PS3 when switching. Checkout all the details below.

This new app named PluginX allows you to install various plugins, gameboots and XMB mods into your ps3, with the help of a simple ui app.


Custom Gameboots: Replace or add a gameboot to your ps3 with 16 different gameboots.

Facebook Plugin: The friends category plugin which integrated facebook into your xmb menu.

Internet TV: TV channels plugin which installs over 30 free for all popular web tv apps including bbc itv, youtube, abc video, all into the xmb for ease of access. All the apps you Sony’s incorporated adobe flash plugin for fast access.

Stealth xmb: Removes (*Install Package Files and app_home) option to make the ps3 look like an ofw system. They can be applied back with the same app.

Coldboot installer: This will install any coldboot present in the base of your usb drive.

This app simultaneously installs all the afore mentioned plugins, in a simple fashion. So you can change your gameboot, add internet tv, and apply the facebook all without ever rebooting the ps3!

Game Data

Dont load the in game xmb while running the app or you will have to hard reset. You can quit via the start button.
While in the app, every option requires a dual button press to apply, for safety reasons.
The Game Data is disguised as the data of Prototype 2, to minutely reduce ban risk for online users.

The app was compiled and packaged by the popular developer Nathan_r32_69. He made this app wit an amazing and simple interface for everyone to understand. Thank Nathan, cause he is awesome!

The plugins were created by me (Ahmed Khail aka exofreak) and released individually on the network.
I also formated the app and recompiled it for a few options.

Made by Nathan_r32_69 and exofreak


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[Release] RetroArch v0.9.8.1 (PS3 / CEX-CFW 3.40 – 4.XX)

Thanks to CaptainCPS-X ;)

[Release] RetroArch v0.9.8.1 (PS3 / CEX-CFW 3.40 – 4.XX)

Hiyas everyone! Twinaphex just released a new official RetroArch v0.9.8.1 for PS3:

Originally Posted by Twinaphex

Posted a new version on xbins.

I’m leaving it up to CaptainCPS-X this time to make a resigned version for 4.20/4.30. Just release this one for me as if it came from the official ‘source’ – ie. just a resigning.

You can download the release already signed for 3.40 / 4.XX at the bottom of this thread 


– (Android) Lots of changes – too numerous to list
– [FBA] Fixed serious bug that would cause a lot of games to get stuck
in service mode or to display graphical corruption (CPS1).
– [NEStopia] Now outputs in mono sound mode.
– [FCEUmm] Uses RGB565 now – should no longer flicker on RMenu.
– [Mednafen PC Engine Fast] Fixed libretro issue where certain games
had totally wrong pitch
– [Mednafen Wonderswan] Core fixed, works again.
– [Genesis Plus GX] Set audio samplerate at 48KHz (from 44KHz).
– [PS3] Fixed serious bugs where it could get ‘stuck’ or the app could
‘hang’ while toggling between ingame and quickmenu/file browser.
– [PS3] Added ‘Menu Skins’ to ‘Retro Settings’ – will allow you to
select a different background for the menu. Captain CPS-X’s menu skin
is also included.

NOTE: This official release is not compatible with multiMAN feature to directly launch a retro game. But I will release a unofficial build with that fixed soon.


[mega] retroarch-ps3-cfw-340_4xx- (28.8 MB)


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[Release] FreeLoader V.01 – The EBoot Grabber

PlayStation Scene developer Deviance has released an application designed to make your life easier by offering you an array of 3.60 EBOOTs all through one program with a nice GUI to match. Being the initial release, not many games are available at the moment however Deviance plans on adding to the database over time. This application should prove useful to those of you creating 3.60 fixes. Good job, Deviance!

This application is designed to make life easier to download Eboots. Since it’s the initial release, The database is still quite small but will be updated over time to add more additions.
Very simple to use. Click the game and press go!

What’s new?
-Initial release



-Planning on adding descriptions and make sure you are using the latest eboot
-Buy me a beer! (Donation info in about tab)
-If the eboot download gets removed. Just wait and a new link will be in the db.
-Also scanned with virus total! –



  • Database updated
  • If you’re experiencing graphical issues when running the application, try this version.

GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 033

Welcome to the 33rd issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly feature where we share our favorite games and applications with you. The things we recommend may be “old school” titles, a Homebrew, a ROM hack, sleeper hits, an application, etc, but one thing’s for certain, we think they are fantastic and deserve your attention!

GBAtemp Recommends!

Castlevania Chronicles (PS1)

Castlevania Chronicles was release for the Sony Playstation 1 in 2001. The game was developed by Konami and directed by Masayuki Umasaki. What most gamers do not know is that the game originated on the Sharp X68000 back in 1993.

Castlevania Chronicles for the X68000 was based on the NES release of Castlevania. As a new release it was completely redesigned to make use of the X68000’s hardware. As a result the game played like a modern rehash of the original classic, including updated weapons, sound, graphics, and stages. Just like the original Castlevania, Chronicles featured hidden points and 1-ups as well as an increasing replay difficulty. However, unlike the original, Chronicles featured as many as 6 ever-increasing difficulty loops that included hidden easter-eggs.

When it was rereleased for the Playstation-1 the game included extensive graphical updates. In addition to these improved graphical effects were enhanced music and sound effects. Characters were also redesigned by Ayami Kojima, who is best known for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. When it was complete, the PS1 release featured two modes of play. The first was an original mode that played just like the X68000 version and the second was an arranged mode that featured the exclusive updates.

Castlevania Chronicles is not just another remake; it is considered the most difficult version of the classic Castlevania platformer. The updates were integrated extremely well, to the point that the game continues to feel like a modern remake. The game is a treat to play and will test your platforming skills, so give it a try on your PSP or via emulation. You will not be disappointed!

Genre: Platforming
Type: Retail
Release Date: 2001
Developed/Published by: Konami
Directed by: Masayuki Umasaki
System: Playstation 1

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[Released]New method for Use Cheat Codes

Today BahumatLord From PSX-SCENE ,Released An New And Simple methode For Use Cheat Codes
in This methode,You must Download A custom disc backup that has a graphical interface for installing all of the cheat pkg files Released.
You will only need to download the main disc backup once. All future updates will be able to be applied by simple drag-and-drop in windows.
There is also a txt file at the root of the disc backup that can be loaded in multiMAN’s File Manager that shows you what most of these cheats will do and how to use them.
in below,there is a large (1 gig) download.

You will only have to download once. Future updates will be much smaller and applied to the original download very easily
Treat this like any other backup disc. just drop it in your GAMES folder and load from multiMAN

Video and pictures of the program:

Wasabi360 Firmware v1.3 BETA Firmware Out

Last time we’ve heard from Wasabi, they bought in automatic DVD key extraction and implemented c4eva’s AP25 Topology Data. Now, they are on the road to making yet another solid firmware. The major addition with this beta firmware is the new alternate DVDMenu.

The DVDMenu serves as a new graphical interface that makes use of the 360’s DVD Player and is fully customizable. For those who like to add their “make it their own” touches to anything, it’s time to bust out Photoshop or MS Paint. Other than the new DVDMenu, the Eject processing has been tweaked and your DVDKey is now displayed on the Wasabi information screen.

As a friendly reminder, make a copy of that shit. Write it down, take a picture, do something.

If you’re up for beta testing, you can grab the firmware from the Wasabi360’s website.

Source: Wasabi360

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GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 012

Welcome to the 12th issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly magazine feature where we share our favorite games and applications with you. The things we recommend may be “old school” titles, a Homebrew, a ROM hack, sleeper hits, an application, etc, but one thing’s for certain, we think they are fantastic and deserve your attention!

Snake is a game of growth in which the main character must eat various objects on the screen. The game becomes increasing more difficult as the snake grows in size thus hampering movement. The game of snake has appeared on multiple systems over the years, yet some of the best versions have been compiled by Homebrew developers. As a result, snake is often thought of as the “hello world” game for most first time programmers.

5nake is JustBurn’s and MattTS’ (featuring music by Kepler) Homebrew take of this popular game. Where most games of snake are simple in nature, 5nake shines by offering many additions which increase the replay value. These additions include power-ups (slow-motion, don’t grow, shrink, score multipliers, etc), custom levels via a level editor, un-lockable levels, multiple game modes, and graphical themes.

The game’s multiple play modes include mission, practice, and survival. In the mission mode the player must collect a required number of fruits to advance to the next level. In survival mode the player must eat before the number of allowed steps run out. Practice mode allows players to replay any level unlocked in either of these two modes. In addition to the 3 modes the game offers 3 levels of difficulty, which are easy, normal, and hard. The different difficulty levels alter gameplay by adjusting the amount of fruit, power-ups, and required steps.

5nake was originally released for the GBA and later ported to the NDS with the addition of stylus controls. Both ports feature the same fun, yet the NDS version truly shines on the larger DSi XL screens.

If you enjoy pick-up-and-play mini-game style action then be sure to give this Homebrew a try!

Genre: Mini-game
Type: Homebrew
Size: 626 KB
Coded by: JustBurn & MattTS with music by Kepler
System: GBA/NDS

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Wii Converter GUI v1.7.0

Wii Converter GUI, made by GBAtemp member PandaNL, has been updated to version 1.7.0. This Windows application is Wii game conversion tool with a user-friendly graphical interface. Note that .NET framework must be installed to use this utility. See the change log for what’s been added, and join the discussion linked below for more information about this project.

QUOTE: Change Log 12/20/11
  • Added Swedish language
  • Game info will now show region information (NTSC-U, NTSC-J, PAL, PAL-R, KOR)
  • 2D and 3D boxart will now also get US, JAP, PAL and KOR boxart.
  • Boxart grabbing will no longer freeze the application when loading the image in.
  • WBFS will display a live progress on the converting progress.
  • Convert buttons will be disabled when a progress is started, so you can’t start two convertings by exident.
  • Tooltips added
  • Error message when you don’t select a file.

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Solar v2.4 by Condorstrike Released

Published on 10-20-2011 03:26 AM

PS3 developer Condorstrike has released an update to his PS3 3D screensaver Solar. This recent update includes graphical updates, memory usage tweeks and added effects which brings this handy piece of homebrew to version 2.4. Take a look at the changelog and video below.
To Quote:

Solar 2.4

Here’s a quick update to Solar now version 2.4, actually alot of things were added and or fixed…

Hope you all enjoy.

  • Mostly Graphical updates
  • Better memory usage, for stability
  • Added more effects, Satelites and more Depth view and motion.
  • Fixed MUSIC directory for mp3 playback.
  • and other things I can’t remember.


Download: Solar v2.4


Bethesda Offers PC Performance Tips for Rage

The game developer struggles to keep up with an enormous wave of bug reports, graphical errors, performance issues and driver problems.