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
[Released - PS3 StoreHaxx 4.83] A PSID / IDPS Dumping Method for 4.83 by PS3Xploit TeamUPDATE - PS3 StoreHaxx now been released (See included link)
PlayStation Store App with ALL functionality removed! It has been modified to only display the Unique Console ID (IDPS & PSID) and nothing else.
Coming Soon (original Article): As the PS3Xploit team continues the journey in an effort to bring PS3Xploit Tools and Hacks from 4.82 firmware to 4.83, a mission that is in development currently from @bguerville and @esc0rtd3w. During the research the team has stumbled upon a trick they decided to share very soon with everyone that entails the dumping of IDPS / PSID on 4.83 and lower and also is compatible with both Official Firmware & Custom Firmware along with any model PS3 Console. There is no exploit within this "release", this is only a funny poc to show that the Store app has untapped potential BUT this release DOES NOT bring us any closer to CFW installations from OFW 4.83 or the ability to use etHANol (aka HAN) hacks whatsoever. The team is currently still working on those other tasks and while there has been progress in their research for 4.83, it's a long journey and there are No Guarantees or Estimated Time of Arrivals.Continue reading
[10x Update Jan. 20] HW Acceleration (RSX) Project Update by RenéRebe10x UPDATE (January 20) - Now the 10th Video Released >>> The next PS3 NVidia RSX accelerated X.org steps
(Original Article from Nov. 14) Is the PS3 a bit closer to gaining Hardware Acceleration (via RSX) in OtherOS (Linux) with a proper driver to enable the GPU chip? We are not there, but we may be getting closer to a reality. Earlier this year (back in April) we detailed some of the progress that the busy dev RenéRebe has made with unlocking the potential of the PlayStation 3's RSX chip and now today we have been greeted with a new video and what we can expect with this project as the developer starts to undertake the challenge of further unlocking one more component of the Ps3 hardware,. The developer has alot of videos on other intresting subjects in his diverse YouTube channel >>> (Bits and More) <<< many very informative video's..Continue reading
ref00d (plugin) Released - Run Games / Apps that require a higher FW from your ownFollowing the big news from Team Molecule several weeks ago and effectively opening the system wide open, it was only a matter of time before we would start to see other developer's start putting the finding to use and we have seen the FAPS Team (team members listed below) have recently released a new (taiHEN) plugin called ref00d, this plugin is a big deal, as it will allows users/devs to use content that would otherwise require a higher firmware to be played/executed on a lower firmware for your exploited PS Vita or PlayStation TV. Typically not an easy task to reach but thanks to Team Molecule's research and the FAPS Team we now have a ready to use simple plugin solution to remove those firmware restrictions, see additional details about this plugin release in the release notes provided below by the development team.
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