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PS3 Firmware Wishlist (In-Game+More Confirmed in 2.40 Update)

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    Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    So it seems that finally, finally, In-Game Messaging and Custom Soundtracks will become available in the next update.
    We've finally received word that the long awaited, and much rumored, PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.40 is indeed the real deal and is said to be coming relatively soon. Many of the most requested features, such as a universal friends list and in-game messaging will be included, in addition to a few rather nice surprises (*cough*soundtracks*cough*). We definitely can't divulge all of the details, but trust us, it's coming.

    We aren't yet 100% sure of the actual release date, but all signs point to sometime in June. We're guesing that Sony will probably detail 2.40 in the coming weeks.

    http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2008/5/29-48

    Seeing how I've been spending a recent amount of time creating new playlists for my Xbox 360 games, I'm really stoked that they'll finally have the feature for the PS3. I can only hope they manage to implement some of my wishes to make the custom soundtrack feature even greater.


    Wonder if 360 users will still find their xbox live subscriptions justified after that.

    Well it remains to be seen if they'll at least make it as smooth as Xbox Live's messaging, but if they can match it, or even surpass it, then that might be a good reason to debate Xbox Live's subscription fees. Even so, there's still more XBL players than PS3 Online players, so unless there's a massive shift from one console to the other, MS isn't likely to remove, much less remove the subscription rates.

    I'll say one thing though, messaging should be a much easier practice on PS3, as long as they allow the use of USB-plugged keyboards (I happen to have a wireless one).

    I'm still hoping they'll use one of my wishes for custom soundtracks. It's still cumbersome on the 360, since I have to bring up the slider and stop whatever game I'm playing to change the track in a shuffling list of music. Being able to switch tracks without stopping the game would make a big difference, but I especially hope they'll allow you to change the music for PS2 games. I've already thought up a whole playlist for Kingdom Hearts II, for instance, including these two tracks I ripped from Shinomura's Drammatica album. I used Audacity to split the tracks, then create a loop to make them longer. It's not perfect, but they make for kickass RPG boss themes.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    SO when does the 2.40 update drop?

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    greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    halkun wrote: »
    The PSP can only play movies from the memstick that are formatted for the PSP. The higher quality format can not be played full screen.

    I realize this is old, but what is halkun talking about? What higher quality format? I encode using h264 what higher quality is there? Here is the script I use to encode movies for my psp.
    #!/bin/bash
    
    function useage {
       echo "psp.sh framrate input output"
       exit
    }
    
    if [ "$1" = "" ]; then  useage; fi
    if [ "$2" = "" ]; then  useage; fi
    if [ "$3" = "" ]; then  useage; fi
    echo "work"
    
    ffmpeg -y -i $2 -f mp4  -pass 1 -vcodec h264 -level 21 -s 480x272 -r $1 -b 762k -bt 768k -bufsize 4000k -maxrate 4000k -g 250 -coder 1 /dev/null && ffmpeg -y -i $2 -f mp4 -pass 2 -vcodec h264 -level 21 -s 480x272 -r $1 -b 762k -bt 768k -bufsize 4000k -maxrate 4000k -g 250 -coder 1 -acodec aac -ac 2 -ab 96k $3
    

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    Eggplant WizardEggplant Wizard Little Rock, ARRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I want overscan/underscan adjustment for PS1 and PS2 games.

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    MalechaiMalechai Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Sweet, looks like it'll come just in time for MGS4. I'm betting they're trying their hardest to get it out there by MGS4's release day, so that the online will go swimmingly, and people will be raving both about the awesome game for their PS3s, and the new online stuff.

    I just wish that konami had taken advantage of PSN. On one hand it's awsome that sony lets devs do they're own thing. On the other MGObeta with out a doubt was the biggest mess on the ps3 online I've seen. Actualy 2nd worst lego starwars online coop still dosn't work at all.

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    FaceballMcDougalFaceballMcDougal Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    So it seems that finally, finally, In-Game Messaging and Custom Soundtracks will become available in the next update.
    We've finally received word that the long awaited, and much rumored, PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.40 is indeed the real deal and is said to be coming relatively soon. Many of the most requested features, such as a universal friends list and in-game messaging will be included, in addition to a few rather nice surprises (*cough*soundtracks*cough*). We definitely can't divulge all of the details, but trust us, it's coming.

    We aren't yet 100% sure of the actual release date, but all signs point to sometime in June. We're guesing that Sony will probably detail 2.40 in the coming weeks.

    http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2008/5/29-48

    Seeing how I've been spending a recent amount of time creating new playlists for my Xbox 360 games, I'm really stoked that they'll finally have the feature for the PS3. I can only hope they manage to implement some of my wishes to make the custom soundtrack feature even greater.


    Wonder if 360 users will still find their xbox live subscriptions justified after that.

    When PSN gets built-in matchmaking stuff like TrueSkill, the feedback system, and the zones I'll worry about my <$1 per week.

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    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    So it seems that finally, finally, In-Game Messaging and Custom Soundtracks will become available in the next update.
    We've finally received word that the long awaited, and much rumored, PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.40 is indeed the real deal and is said to be coming relatively soon. Many of the most requested features, such as a universal friends list and in-game messaging will be included, in addition to a few rather nice surprises (*cough*soundtracks*cough*). We definitely can't divulge all of the details, but trust us, it's coming.

    We aren't yet 100% sure of the actual release date, but all signs point to sometime in June. We're guesing that Sony will probably detail 2.40 in the coming weeks.

    http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2008/5/29-48

    Seeing how I've been spending a recent amount of time creating new playlists for my Xbox 360 games, I'm really stoked that they'll finally have the feature for the PS3. I can only hope they manage to implement some of my wishes to make the custom soundtrack feature even greater.


    Wonder if 360 users will still find their xbox live subscriptions justified after that.

    When PSN gets built-in matchmaking stuff like TrueSkill, the feedback system, and the zones I'll worry about my <$1 per week.

    Really? You're still willing to pay £40 a year for a matchmaking system? A matchmaking system? Oh, and a comments box.

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    Crack_ShotCrack_Shot Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    What I want, is to be able to play Guitar Hero 1&2 on my PS3, preferably with my Strat. I know that wouldn't be a firmware issue, and not Sony's place to do it, but since we're throwing out wishes.

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    So it seems that finally, finally, In-Game Messaging and Custom Soundtracks will become available in the next update.
    We've finally received word that the long awaited, and much rumored, PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.40 is indeed the real deal and is said to be coming relatively soon. Many of the most requested features, such as a universal friends list and in-game messaging will be included, in addition to a few rather nice surprises (*cough*soundtracks*cough*). We definitely can't divulge all of the details, but trust us, it's coming.

    We aren't yet 100% sure of the actual release date, but all signs point to sometime in June. We're guesing that Sony will probably detail 2.40 in the coming weeks.

    http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2008/5/29-48

    Seeing how I've been spending a recent amount of time creating new playlists for my Xbox 360 games, I'm really stoked that they'll finally have the feature for the PS3. I can only hope they manage to implement some of my wishes to make the custom soundtrack feature even greater.


    Wonder if 360 users will still find their xbox live subscriptions justified after that.

    When PSN gets built-in matchmaking stuff like TrueSkill, the feedback system, and the zones I'll worry about my <$1 per week.

    Really? You're still willing to pay £40 a year for a matchmaking system? A matchmaking system? Oh, and a comments box.

    Bah, c'mon DW. Did you read the OP, don't turn this into a flamewar. Please.

    But really custom soundtracks are the best thing ever, glad to see the PS3 finally getting them. In game messaging is pretty cool, but the custom soundtracks is where its at.

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    RoundBoyRoundBoy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    According to gizmodo the next update (2.4) will feature a XMB and achievements. Now do we get eleventy billion things to do in GTA IV ?

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    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    So it seems that finally, finally, In-Game Messaging and Custom Soundtracks will become available in the next update.
    We've finally received word that the long awaited, and much rumored, PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.40 is indeed the real deal and is said to be coming relatively soon. Many of the most requested features, such as a universal friends list and in-game messaging will be included, in addition to a few rather nice surprises (*cough*soundtracks*cough*). We definitely can't divulge all of the details, but trust us, it's coming.

    We aren't yet 100% sure of the actual release date, but all signs point to sometime in June. We're guesing that Sony will probably detail 2.40 in the coming weeks.

    http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2008/5/29-48

    Seeing how I've been spending a recent amount of time creating new playlists for my Xbox 360 games, I'm really stoked that they'll finally have the feature for the PS3. I can only hope they manage to implement some of my wishes to make the custom soundtrack feature even greater.


    Wonder if 360 users will still find their xbox live subscriptions justified after that.

    When PSN gets built-in matchmaking stuff like TrueSkill, the feedback system, and the zones I'll worry about my <$1 per week.

    Really? You're still willing to pay £40 a year for a matchmaking system? A matchmaking system? Oh, and a comments box.

    Bah, c'mon DW. Did you read the OP, don't turn this into a flamewar. Please.

    But really custom soundtracks are the best thing ever, glad to see the PS3 finally getting them. In game messaging is pretty cool, but the custom soundtracks is where its at.

    I'm not flaming. I'm actually stunned that he said he was still willing to pay hard earned cash for a system that by all accounts should have been free long ago, even before the PSN. I just don't consider a matchmaking node system worth 40 regardless of how it is spread out over the course of the year. You can say its 17p a day, its still money.

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    Darius BlackDarius Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Woo. Is there a thread for PSN screen names of all you fine PAers? I'm gonna need someone to message in-game.

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    MistaCreepyMistaCreepy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Finally this comes out.

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    urahonkyurahonky Resident FF7R hater Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Finally this comes out.

    Not like it'll change anything for you Mista... You WoWhead.

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    YoshuaYoshua Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Crack_Shot wrote: »
    What I want, is to be able to play Guitar Hero 1&2 on my PS3, preferably with my Strat. I know that wouldn't be a firmware issue, and not Sony's place to do it, but since we're throwing out wishes.

    I wanted the same thing. And I remembered back in August seeing adapters to use PS2 controllers on a PS3, with buttons specificlly for GH 1 and 2. But they are nowhere to be seen these days so I did some digging. Apparently it is in fact a firmware issue, at least for GH2. The adapter worked fine with GH1, but has issues with GH2, issues which the adapter makers could not fix and claimed were firmware issues.

    So I don't see it happening unless Harmonix releases a PS3 guitar that will work with GH 1 and 2 (or Red Octane for that matter0, or Sony fixes the firmware (which probably won't happen, they probably aren't aware of or concerned with this issue).

    Makes me wish I'd just bought a 40g and a PS2 sometimes. Sometimes.

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    MistaCreepyMistaCreepy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Finally this comes out.

    Not like it'll change anything for you Mista... You WoWhead.

    I still play my PS3... just not as much. This will change when MGS4 comes out... at least for awhile.

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    AoiAoi Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    So it seems that finally, finally, In-Game Messaging and Custom Soundtracks will become available in the next update.
    We've finally received word that the long awaited, and much rumored, PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.40 is indeed the real deal and is said to be coming relatively soon. Many of the most requested features, such as a universal friends list and in-game messaging will be included, in addition to a few rather nice surprises (*cough*soundtracks*cough*). We definitely can't divulge all of the details, but trust us, it's coming.

    We aren't yet 100% sure of the actual release date, but all signs point to sometime in June. We're guesing that Sony will probably detail 2.40 in the coming weeks.

    http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2008/5/29-48

    Seeing how I've been spending a recent amount of time creating new playlists for my Xbox 360 games, I'm really stoked that they'll finally have the feature for the PS3. I can only hope they manage to implement some of my wishes to make the custom soundtrack feature even greater.


    Wonder if 360 users will still find their xbox live subscriptions justified after that.

    When PSN gets built-in matchmaking stuff like TrueSkill, the feedback system, and the zones I'll worry about my <$1 per week.

    Really? You're still willing to pay £40 a year for a matchmaking system? A matchmaking system? Oh, and a comments box.

    Bah, c'mon DW. Did you read the OP, don't turn this into a flamewar. Please.

    But really custom soundtracks are the best thing ever, glad to see the PS3 finally getting them. In game messaging is pretty cool, but the custom soundtracks is where its at.

    I'm not flaming. I'm actually stunned that he said he was still willing to pay hard earned cash for a system that by all accounts should have been free long ago, even before the PSN. I just don't consider a matchmaking node system worth 40 regardless of how it is spread out over the course of the year. You can say its 17p a day, its still money.


    One thing that also keeps me on the service that Sony can't offer in any way is reliability as far as server availability. With the exception of stupid EA and their stupid exceptions, and a couple MMOish type games, every Live game from the launch of the service still has servers up and available. It may be hard to find players on most of them, but I can still get a game on somewhere and know that I can pop the game in, jump into a game with PA friends or Arcadians, and I will be able to play it. I can't think of any PS2 games, even huge releases like the original MG:O that I can say that about. It's reliable for damned near everything I still want to play, and that alone makes it more worthwhile than PSN, and worth the money. I'll definitely admit it's a bit over priced, especially when this update is released, and if the update is reliable/usable across all games, but again, I do still think it's worth the cash.

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    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    Aoi wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    So it seems that finally, finally, In-Game Messaging and Custom Soundtracks will become available in the next update.
    We've finally received word that the long awaited, and much rumored, PlayStation 3 Firmware Update 2.40 is indeed the real deal and is said to be coming relatively soon. Many of the most requested features, such as a universal friends list and in-game messaging will be included, in addition to a few rather nice surprises (*cough*soundtracks*cough*). We definitely can't divulge all of the details, but trust us, it's coming.

    We aren't yet 100% sure of the actual release date, but all signs point to sometime in June. We're guesing that Sony will probably detail 2.40 in the coming weeks.

    http://www.gaming-age.com/news/2008/5/29-48

    Seeing how I've been spending a recent amount of time creating new playlists for my Xbox 360 games, I'm really stoked that they'll finally have the feature for the PS3. I can only hope they manage to implement some of my wishes to make the custom soundtrack feature even greater.


    Wonder if 360 users will still find their xbox live subscriptions justified after that.

    When PSN gets built-in matchmaking stuff like TrueSkill, the feedback system, and the zones I'll worry about my <$1 per week.

    Really? You're still willing to pay £40 a year for a matchmaking system? A matchmaking system? Oh, and a comments box.

    Bah, c'mon DW. Did you read the OP, don't turn this into a flamewar. Please.

    But really custom soundtracks are the best thing ever, glad to see the PS3 finally getting them. In game messaging is pretty cool, but the custom soundtracks is where its at.

    I'm not flaming. I'm actually stunned that he said he was still willing to pay hard earned cash for a system that by all accounts should have been free long ago, even before the PSN. I just don't consider a matchmaking node system worth 40 regardless of how it is spread out over the course of the year. You can say its 17p a day, its still money.


    One thing that also keeps me on the service that Sony can't offer in any way is reliability as far as server availability. With the exception of stupid EA and their stupid exceptions, and a couple MMOish type games, every Live game from the launch of the service still has servers up and available. It may be hard to find players on most of them, but I can still get a game on somewhere and know that I can pop the game in, jump into a game with PA friends or Arcadians, and I will be able to play it. I can't think of any PS2 games, even huge releases like the original MG:O that I can say that about. It's reliable for damned near everything I still want to play, and that alone makes it more worthwhile than PSN, and worth the money. I'll definitely admit it's a bit over priced, especially when this update is released, and if the update is reliable/usable across all games, but again, I do still think it's worth the cash.


    Fair enough. I couldn't justify it on that basis, the part I love so much about PSN is that I don't really do online but I don't mind dipping in every now and again. 40 for that just wouldn't be worth it. The thing with the servers though, aren't you and everyone you're playing with doing most of the work? From my understanding its the ISP you pay for and the console you own that are doing all the hard stuff and all the servers are doing is acting as a node to find other people to play hte game with you.

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    please stop beating this particular dead horse you two. please.


    also this is old but
    Arkady wrote: »
    Since we're making wishes, I'd give my left nut for them to somehow get VLC media player.

    Or really, I'd just settle for the damn thing to play avi's.

    i use tversity media server and it converts just about anything on the fly. havent come across anything it hasnt been able to handle yet.



    my own personal firmware wish is headset volume controls. seems simple enough, heres hoping its lumped in with the xmb/friendlist stuff.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    my own personal firmware wish is headset volume controls. seems simple enough, heres hoping its lumped in with the xmb/friendlist stuff.

    The headset that comes with warhawk has volume controls.

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    well i dont have that particular headset, so here i am in this thread hoping for software volume controls in the next firmware update.

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    skyfireskyfire Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I've been using Custom soundtracks on SUper stardust HD for some time now, how is this a new feature? Is this meant as all games will have this and not just a those made with it?

    Can't wait for the update either way.

    Anyone else wish we would get a firmware update that would allow us to play PSone and PStwo Imports? If a firmware update could even do that and of course Backwards compatablity would have to be re-instated.

    Still that would be sweet :winky:.

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    that would be sweet, but i strongly doubt it will ever happen. my wallet is thankful anyway, trying to track down a bunch of OOP shmups and stuff would probably get really costly really fast.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    skyfire wrote: »
    I've been using Custom soundtracks on SUper stardust HD for some time now, how is this a new feature? Is this meant as all games will have this and not just a those made with it?

    I've explained this before. The way the current PS3 OS works is that it unloads itself whenever you begin an application. That is, when you start a game, the OS ceases to run. This update will instead load the OS into the 8th core and keep it running at all times.

    Games like SSHD have custom soundtrack options built into the game. This update will instead let you play your music from the XMB while you're playing a game.

    In short, yes, all games will have custom soundtracks.

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    RoundBoyRoundBoy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    so... I'll ask here... Linux media server apps ?

    Mediatomb is *ok* .. but I could use some conversion on the fly

    How about an easy way to convert mkv files? will ffmpeg work?

    and can anyone PLEASE tell me how to sort the list by alphabet.. with upper and lower mixed in.. or do i need to rename everything ?

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    FaceballMcDougalFaceballMcDougal Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I'm not flaming. I'm actually stunned that he said he was still willing to pay hard earned cash for a system that by all accounts should have been free long ago, even before the PSN. I just don't consider a matchmaking node system worth 40 regardless of how it is spread out over the course of the year. You can say its 17p a day, its still money.
    We all value goods and services in different ways. $400 for a PS3 may not be worth it to many people for the amount of use I get out of it... but I still forked it over.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    RoundBoy wrote: »
    so... I'll ask here... Linux media server apps ?

    Mediatomb is *ok* .. but I could use some conversion on the fly

    How about an easy way to convert mkv files? will ffmpeg work?

    and can anyone PLEASE tell me how to sort the list by alphabet.. with upper and lower mixed in.. or do i need to rename everything ?

    fuppes supposedly does transcoding but I've never gotten it to work. As a bare bones media server is great, though.

    This is guide about specifically enabling transcoding with fuppes for a PS3. I'm gonna give it a go.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Well, I followed the guide above and now about 60% of my media collection transcodes and plays, which is fine by me.

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    greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Cool if I ever need to transcode on the fly I'll try fuppes. Right now I use mediatomb and I'm happy with it. I don't download a whole lot of movies, I tend to encode my own. I usually try to avoid on the fly transcoding because it sucks for fast forward and rewind.

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    RoundBoyRoundBoy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Bah, what was i thinking... My server is linux, and it was easier to write a script to make the first letter of each filename uppercase. Sorting solved.

    I have fuppes now, but it doesn't seem to want to compile..at least the version from the latest SVN, which i seem to want considering large file support.

    mediatomb supports on the fly encoding.. but it seems to be broken by the latest FW

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Why not grab the stable fuppes release from synaptic?

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    RoundBoyRoundBoy Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    because the last stable is 509 ... and they added large file support in 511 (they are up to 611 now)
    don't we need large file support for the > 1gb files ?



    EDIT: nevermind... the stable version is fine for large file support. They just haven't updated the front page to reflect the latest build vs stable.

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    Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    skyfire wrote: »
    I've been using Custom soundtracks on SUper stardust HD for some time now, how is this a new feature? Is this meant as all games will have this and not just a those made with it?

    I've explained this before. The way the current PS3 OS works is that it unloads itself whenever you begin an application. That is, when you start a game, the OS ceases to run. This update will instead load the OS into the 8th core and keep it running at all times.

    Games like SSHD have custom soundtrack options built into the game. This update will instead let you play your music from the XMB while you're playing a game.

    In short, yes, all games will have custom soundtracks.

    Sorry TSR but you're pretty wrong there. The eighth core has been disabled to improve chip yields, in case a Cell chip is produced with a defective core, and it will never be used (otherwise all the PS3's with one defective core will be useless). And why would they do that anyway? The seventh core has already been dedicated to the XMB, as has some RAM (it was initially around 64MB at launch but they've reduced it since then). SSHD actually does use the XMB to access custom soundtracks, as you can see when you scroll through the music.

    The problem with the XMB, was that it wasn't really designed to do anything while games were actually running, which is why they've had so much trouble getting it to work.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So there's this filthy little rumor going around that, in addition to including in-game XMB, unified friends lists, the ability to message people across games, and soundtrack support, that firmware update 2.40 will also contain video recording and youtube uploading.

    Sort of like how you could save replays in Halo 3 and upload them to bungees servers then share them with people, except with every PS3 game and youtube.

    Again, it's only a rumor, but if this is true then that is AWESOME.

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    Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    It's downright confirmed at this point, as Pixeljunk Eden has been shown to feature some sort of Youtube feature.

    If it basically allows any sort of footage to be uploaded without any of the hassle of capture cards or whatnot, consider me very excited.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    It's downright confirmed at this point, as Pixeljunk Eden has been shown to feature some sort of Youtube feature.

    If it basically allows any sort of footage to be uploaded without any of the hassle of capture cards or whatnot, consider me very excited.

    Until Sony confirms it, I'm calling it a rumor to avoid rabble rabble.

    But yes, I know it's basically confirmed. and damn am I excited.

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    Nimble CatNimble Cat Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    That sounds way too ambitious.

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    TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Nimble Cat wrote: »
    That sounds way too ambitious.

    reportedly, the firmware update captures and records video at 640x480, so it wouldn't be too ambitious. Considering the amount of video sharing you're going to be able to do with Home, I don't think it's too much of a stretch.

    If this update delivers on everything it's been hyped up to be (rumor is accomplishments are also dropping, with a patch that'll add support for about 70% of the current PS3 library) then it could be the best update the PS3 has received thus far.

    EDIT: And to some extent it IS coming. PixelJunk confirmed that Eden will have it, and they claim that they didn't code it, but rather that it's "a standard playstation function from an update." hence the reason people speculate that 2.40 will allow you to record video.

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    that's pretty cool. i know the weird japanese cat... thing had straight-to-youtube recording added, but if this is actually in the firmware, for any game, at any moment...

    youtube is suddenly going to have a lot more videos of nathan drake running around in circles

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    Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I wonder what prevents people from posting spoilers (i.e. cutscenes from games). Then again, nothing stops regular Youtubers from doing it anyway, so I digress.

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