Have you noticed that mystery timer on the mainpage counting down to this date? Well, hopefully you were not too excited as it has nothing to do with any new releases but the countdown is rather to celebrate the 4th birthday for the psx-place.com community. It was back on October 14, 2014 that we officially launched psx-place.com to the public. Since that 4 years, alot has changed in this community and its been the location for many great things in the community, This is thanks to many great people who visit these virtual hallways leaving a piece of their wisdom and supporting the community.
The focus of our vision from day 1 has been to create a community that highlights and represents the homebrew and system hacks of the console's we love, We love to document and save homebrew from being lost, its a constant battle with links dying but we have tried to do our part and help preserve the community, we are always looking at ways we can improve and we also know we can do many things to improve much more, so your feedback has always been appreciative
The forums here at psx-place.com have become a special place over the years. A home for many developer's to share project and idea's. Where inspiring developer's can come and seek advice from some of the communities most talented developer's. Where some of these developer's have been able to collaborate easy as putting in a website url and reaching many is easier then finding which Discord or IRC one may be on psx-place proves that forums still play a huge part in the community and always will.
The moderation staff is often overlooked and really want to take this time to applaud their efforts. Without the staff members of the past and present, no way would psx-place be what it is today. All having their individual strengths it has made for a great mix of minds over the years that accepted the challenges in maintaining and running one of the elite communities in the homebrew scene.
We have seen many great people like @UniqueUserName (RIP) who was a great inspiration and did alot behind the scene and someone who sadly lost his life to illness recently. His spirit remands strong within psx-place.com community. A great member and a great inspiration to many.
Our Supermods of @bitsbubba and @kozarovv both developer's in their own right and class acts. They help elevate psx-place anytime they are around. Helping members of the community, being apart of their own releases and projects they are truly a great inspiration to myself and i am sure many of you.
Our moderation team has some of the brightest minds on various platforms. One of them just happens to be one of the masterminds behind the PS3Xploit exploit in @bguerville who not only does some amazing work with his PS3Xploit team, but is always in the forums lending advice often to members.
@nCadeRegal is a great contributor on the team and is a great moderator, upholding the rules, pointing user's in the right direction and keeping the forums clean . A fun person to have on the team and always looking where he can lend a hand..
@Roxanne is one of our newer mods on staff, but her presence has been felt throughout the site. She has done an amazing job lending a hand on the news and writing some great articles in the process. She does tons of work on the PSDEV wiki as well and just a great person to have around and apart of the psx-place.com team.
Man we have an already impressive bunch on this team but we have even more bright minds @pink1 is a developer who is working on several projects and gave many contributions to the community over the years. Also someone that is not shy to give some advice or lend some help when he see's a question arise.
@sandungas is always around giving advice and sharing his extensive knowledge to the community ,also a great contributor to the PSDEV wiki, always looking at ways we can improve the psx-place.com community as well. Never shy with idea's and i always loved that about him. A great person as well, like everyone on this team
@RandQalan this is someone i have known for a very long time, has been a great moderator and great person to have in the forums, Always lending a hand on things and doing many of those things that are important but may sometimes go unnoticed by some but always doing what it takes to make it a better community for everyone and will not take any shit from anyone either and always loved that about him as well. A great person in this community and very glad to have worked with him in this scene for so long.
@playerkp420 Another great mind/moderator on this team and also has had his share of various releases in the community. Still one of the newer mods here and is still getting his feet wet a bit but been a welcome addition to this team and has the experience of being a great moderator in the scene.
@Tranced (currently on temporary leave) & @Grimm our fellow founders of psx-place.com, along with myself (STLcardsWS), How all three of our lives have changed over these 4 years and running and maintaining psx-place has not been easy with our personal lives and time nowadays , but with the help of SO many that have supported us it has made it easier and not only have we maintained but we have quickly grown to one of the top sites in the scene. A situation caused by culmination of so many great people and events. This is a time we should reflect on how far we have come, but we also must look to the future as well.
(October 14, 2014 psx-place.com debuted to the public)
The Future?: its going to depend on the community alot, we do need to recruit some new staff members on the moderation team and also on the news team. I myself have been writing news in the scene for 6-7 years now and i want to ease off.. I will not stop completely but more help is needed so I can lighten the load on myself, which will free me up for other psx-place needs elsewhere (too many logs in the fire, honestly). So a News Team will be needed in the future and quite honestly not an easy task to fill so hopefully the community can help..The scene needs news writers and its sadly missing them, all sites have a shortage here.
Also, psx-place.com has not plastered ads on the site, its something we do not want to do but will keep it as a last resort option to fund the site.. We have paid all expenses out of pocket and those expenses continue to grow and if we want to maintain and grow psx-place.com well into the future, we do need to look into some funding options. A couple months ago for the first time in our existence we asked for community help in the form of monetary donations. We have seen a couple of our members step up and we can not thank them enough (thanks guys!!!), but psx-place is going to need more support then from just two of many members and lurkers.. So everyone reading, the next time you sit on that couch lift up a cushion and see if there is any spare change, or next time you clean out your vehicle and see a coin by that old "french fry" think of psx-place (not the french fry, but that random change ). A small portion from many goes a long way and hopefully we see many small donations, because truly that is the type of support we need.
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Thanks to Everyone (Members / Developer's / Staff / Contributors) it takes everyone to make a great community !!!!! Lets continue the traditions well into the future....
PSX-Place.com - 4 years ago today we opened the site
By STLcardsWS on Oct 14, 2018 at 12:16 PM
PS3 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) 4.84.1 - PS3Xploit HAN & Flash Tools Restored for 4.84 OFW usersHuge News as the PS3 exploit ladder has taken a step up into 4.84 rung, with a new approach to bring back PS3Xploit functionality on 4.84. With a Hybrid Firmware (NOT A CFW) that can be installed on ANY MODEL PS3 over any Official Firmware (OFW) version. .The only thing this modified firmware essentially does is bring back the patched webkit from OFW 4.82 that was an entry point for PS3Xploit, if you recall when 4.84 was released developers @bguerville and @esc0rtd3w stated the exploit was not actually patched but rather only the webkit entry used was removed in 4.83+ which rendered the actual exploit unreachable (not patched and could be restored). Now the webkit is back for 4.84 OFW thanks to this new clever magic that has allowed OFW user's to use and install this slightly modified Firmware.
So, what does all this mean? Now Its just like it was back in 4.82 before PS3Xploit was patched you will be able to install a CFW (on a CFW compatible model) and for those unfortunate user's that does not have a CFW Compatible model (i.e. SuperSlim/late slims) you have will have access to the HAN exploit . So for new user's or ones that updated, here is your second chances thanks to the efforts of the PS3Xploit Team and to @Joonie (waved magic wand on files), @habib (for valuable input on this project) and @esc0rtd3w (work in porting ps3xploit tools to 4.84) and the PS3XploitContinue reading
Milestone Update for Orbital - An PS4 Emulator by @AlexAltea - now with (very first) Video Output!Nearly a year ago, Developer @AlexAltea showcased us an early-stage Version from his own PS4 Emulator called Orbital. The very first Version was on a minimal stage by running several code examples on a Terminal within Linux only but this was already impressive since as you probably know, both the PS4 and standard Computers shares the same x86 CPU Architecture. But the CPU isn't the only thing the PS4 shares with a standard PC. Since you need also a lot of GPU Power to run your Games on a Console for General, it is getting quite usual that those big players like NVIDIA or AMD are collaborating with the Console Manufacturers to deliver them with special-designed Graphics Processing Units for the Consoles you own. Even when we talk about "Special" GPU's, you already recognized by yourself that if you go further in newer Console Generations, you realized that the internal GPU used inside each Console is having more and more similarities compared to a standard GPU. With that result in mind, Developer @AlexAltea showcased yesterday that his Emulator Orbital is capable of running the Safe Mode of the PS4 together with getting a Video Output from that mentioned Safe Mode as well, which leads to the point that his Emulator showcased the very first Video Output from a PS4 emulated by a PC! Do I have to say more? Continue reading
4.84.3 STARBUGED (w/ COBRA 8.01) - New update in from Habib
Following the introduction of 4.84 STARBUGED CFW for the PS3, which also gave us the introduction of Cobra v8.0x from developer @habib, Has now followed up that cfw release with 4.84.3 STARBUGED (w/ Cobra 8.01) that contains some more candy for the scene. As the developer has provided new features once again with this update with the ability to Hardcode Kernel Plugins, which can be useful for things like MAMBA (a Cobra Alternative) as it can not be ran as a kernel plugin. Down below you will see the technical aspects of what this update has provided from Ps3 CFW Developer @habib.
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