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Emulating older Video Games on newer Platforms aren't a easy task, no question. Although this is one of the most desired features wished by many Users no matter which platform they support, which is of course understandable. A lot of older Game Titles still shares the Charme and Nostalgic feelings, especially when played for the first time back when they got released for their original platforms. And a lot of Users still asks for having the chance to play their older "Classics" even today. They prefer the Original Release compared to "Remastered" Versions for newer platforms or when Console Manufacturers tries to give those previous mentioned feelings back to the users by releasing a "tiny piece of Hardware" with the look of the same old platform but having half the size and calling them "X Mini" or "X Classic". But while Sony does such mentioned things, it seems that they are also still in research for a new solution regarding Backwards Compatibility, as their newest Patent Application suggests.
We unfortunately has some very sad news to share with the community as a member of our team and community has unfortunately passed away recently,. Our great friend @UniqueUserName sadly is no longer with us, he was battling an illness and recently the battle has taken his life, this unfortunate news does not come easy as he was an awesome person in so many ways. As many of you know he was an extremely helpful member and just a great person to have in the forums, He was a great member of this staff on psx-place and also other sites in the community, he will be missed and we wish his friends and family the best is this unfortunate event..

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RIP - UniqueUsername
1977-2018


Thank You @UniqueUserName for all the great memories, your influences have forever change this community for the better. .


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(Currently @UniqueUserName account is occupied by his close friend, if you would like to share a Story about UniqueUsername or send a message to his friends and family please feel free to drop a comment in UniqueUserName Profile or in the comments below,)
Need some extra space on your internal PS3 HDD, if so then perhaps @einsteinx2 may have a genius method for unlocking upto 8% of space on your Internal HDD, while the space is more then likely allocated for performance reasons by Sony (use this guide at your own risk), some of this saved space could be considered overkill, as the creator of this method makes a valid point that some of this saved space on larger HDDs is more then some of the early model PS3 complete HDD size, so its likely some of that space allocation is a bit overkill on the part of Sony. einsteinx21 has provided a great tutorial found below explaining in detail about this recent discovery

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Maybe you was already wondering. Today we already have the 21st of September and there is still no Progress Report from August available? But don't worry, the great Team behind RPCS3 didn't forget to keep you updated. Actually, the reason is very simple why they kept you uninformed which was even worth to wait. Not only that a lot of AAA Game Titles saw huge improvements in playability, they also crossed multiple new milestones. RPCS3 now supports over 1000 (in words: "ONE THOUSAND") Game Titles which are fully playbale! Yes you read it right. How amazing is that? And it's getting even better. When we look into the same Month's Progress Report from last year, RPCS3 supported roughly 400 Game Titles fully playable, which was very good as well back in that day. But getting more than double of Game Titles fully playable in only 12 months shows how strong this Emulator and it's Developers behind this Project are. So before you need to wait any longer because of this introduction, here are the updates.​
The PlayStation 4 Homebrew Community has been a little dry , but LigthingMods has stopped by the forum today to release a new PS4 homebrew Utility that is in the BETA phase. The application that runs on exploited 4.55 / 5.05 ps4 firmware has been dubbed "OrbisMAN". The application can perform a variety of abilities and task, some of the highlights include a functional Toolbox (in a XMB User-Interface) , also background FTP (while in the toolbox) for transferring your files to your PS4 and PC. All the functionality has been laid out in the release docs below, also the full changelogs of the testing phase have all been included in the details provided by the dev below as well:​

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While PSP emulation on the PS4 is limited and many unknowns still exist on the PSP emulator used by the PS4, We are seeing some progressions in a few forms, recently developer mysis shared some additional details about PSP (on the PS4) and developer TheDarkProgramer has also now released the PSP HD GUI (v1.0.0.0) tool for preparing PSP games for your exploited PS4 with a great PS4 inspired UI. Making the process even easier then previous methods.

Unfortunately, until we learn more about PSP emulation on the PS4 game compatibility has been limited, you can view and also contribute to this PSP Compatibility list on the PS4 over at the PS4 dev wiki.
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Developer @White Dragon has been trying to port OpenBOR Plus to the PS3. When the developer ran into some bottlenecks (Memory Leak issues) on the PS3 port, the dev posted this thread here in the psx-place forum seeking advice from scene developer's, After various trial and error's from the discussions the developer reached a "EUREKAAAAA!!" moment and success arose, as the port was now operational on a CFW enabled PS3 (not supported on HAN as this is a PS3 Homebrew).

This homebrew engine is a continuation of the Beats Of Rage 2D game engine and has a rich gaming library of many beatem up games, This engine has been ported to the PS3 and runs on various other platforms like the PSP / Wii / Android to name a few. See additional details about the project and more about this PS3 port in the details provided below.
We know developer BwE from the PS3 Scene with prior releases of BwE NOR/NAND Patcher & BwE NOR Validator for the PS3, but now the developer has turned his attention to the PS4 recently. Which we have seen the dev hanging around the virtual halls here at psx-place forums and the ps4 dev has released BwE PS4 WiFi/BT Patcher & Extractor v1.0, this tool is used to fix DualShock 4 syncing issue. If your controller only sync's in SAFE MODE on the PS4, then this tool could more then likely fix the issue. However, If your PS4 controller does not sync even in safe mode, then sadly it may be a more serious (hardware potentially) issue. :
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The libretro team has dropped the latest release of RetroArch with the arrival of version 1.7.4 (following 1.7.3 / 1.7.2) and it appears all/most supported platforms have seen a version bump and that includes the PS Vita (&pstv) / PlayStation 3 (PS3) & PlayStation Portable (PSP) with several platform spefic changes for those platforms. Also we see a good amount of global changes seen throughout all ports. While also some features being unavailable for some platforms. For all the changes and details checkout the info below and also the source link provided for the FULL RELEASE NOTES, as below is just a summary and some additional core info we provided.. How is the PS3 / PSP / VITA ports doing for you now in v1.7.4? Comment below and let us know your experiences..

There has been various fakes and imposter's hitting the scene(s), something we have seen over the years but it seems gaining a bit more attention and fooling more people then usual. To get a grasp on the situation we must realize what has changed from past generations compared to now. Social Media comes to mind and maybe is the biggest difference as many dev's are choosing platforms like twitter and facebook to release projects. In my view this is bad for various reasons, such as documentation of the community , but the biggest issue it opens the door for scammers to exploit unsuspecting user's and they have.... Its going to take a bit of habit changing/reverting trends but i think the scene(s) can limit these scams, here are some of my personal views about these issues ..