Still no way to organize games without folders?

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    Sorry if I missed it but is there a way to just organize game icons on the XMB in the order that I want?
     
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    Nah but alphabetical is possible. Then I just make folders like Shump, Fighting, FPS, PSN etc.
     
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    Nein, still not possible. It must be something in XIL that organizes the games? Am I right?
    Cause in category_game.xml it says xil://localhost/list?t=game...
    Is XIL some sort of database or what, I have always wondered what the hell XIL is :D
     
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    Xil is for singstar/Spotify etc. The game names and order is stored in the database and the sorting method is controlled by registry.xml
     
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    Yeah, I have noticed that Singstar and Spotify is also controlled by XIL since they don't have and entry in the XML's but they still show up. Is there no way to edit the Database then, or do we know nothing about the Database?? That also explains why you have to rebuild the Database when changing name of games through the games param.sfo file... hmmm
    Jesus Christ I actually thought I knew stuff about the PS3 haha :D
     
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    Yeah, the Xil entry in the category xmls is the for spotify/singstar/amazon/Netflix, those are controlled by xmls that you will find in dev_hdd0/tmp/explore/xil2/. The other gamedir entry is for installed games, and that reads from the database dB files and uses the dev_flash/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/registry.xml for sorting.

    We do not know a whole pile about the dB files, we can read data from them, but not write as far as I know. I don't think they are particularly complicated, just no one has been bothered to reverse them really AFAIK.
     
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    As a person with no reverse-engineering experience at all except tiny things like XML's and Webpage HTML code... Do you think I have a chance at reverse-engineering those DB files haha :D
     
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    Probably not if you don't have experience. Have a look sure, you never know unless you try.
     
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