General Discussion: The PS3 thread.


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siriusmo
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894 posts since 12/4/09

6 Jan 2011 22:15
CAn't you just replace the internal hd with a much larger one?
phelen
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6602 posts since 16/8/06

6 Jan 2011 22:20
Yep.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

6 Jan 2011 23:34
I'd be interested in a hacked PS3 but not for the games, more the fact they could make it a fantastic media hub to play anything you want. Throw in a decent browser and keyboard so you can access the net
phelen
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6602 posts since 16/8/06

6 Jan 2011 23:45
^Agreed, hoping for XBMC to get sorted soon.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

7 Jan 2011 12:47
phelen wrote: Yeah the PS3 has been cracked wide open by the people who opened up the Wii, with Sony seemingly botching much of the security process. They have exposed their private key through misapplication of elliptic curve cryptography, allowing any PS3 to be downgraded and the firmware to be replaced.

Suprisingly I remember people who followed the scene saying that having Linux on there in the first place was why the PS3 hadn't been hacked much earlier in the generation , the people who would normally hack it to support Linux weren't interested, and those that would open it for piracy couldn't piggyback on their non-existent hacks, and hadn't the tech-savvy to pull it off.

The only decent thing I can think of is allowing the PS3 to play MKV which be nice.

Not a big deal really. Just convert them to blu-ray's, and can play them that way.

I got a blu-ray writer for xmas, and i planned to start burning my own blu-ray films that i had downloaded, so i could watch them in lovely HD, because i couldn't stream .mkv files over my TVersity Media server.

I found out, not long after burning my first blu-ray, that the PS3 can actually stream the converted file.

I use TSmuxer to convert the files and it takes literally 5minutes. So if you're that bothered about streaming .mkv's over the network, just convert them

I highly recommend TVersity media server to anyone with a PS3. Great media center, and awesome if you're lazy like me.
phelen
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6602 posts since 16/8/06

7 Jan 2011 12:54
^Thanks, have to look into that.

Sony responds to the exploit:

http://www.next-gen.biz/news/sony-responds-to-ps3-hacks
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

7 Jan 2011 13:44
so in a few weeks people can buy a ps3 and get copies of games off there mates.. is that right?
phelen
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6602 posts since 16/8/06

7 Jan 2011 13:59
mr.white wrote: so in a few weeks people can buy a ps3 and get copies of games off there mates.. is that right?

As I understand it, it is not an exploit like the USBLoader. Instead they have identifed the key which allows them to sign any software as "approved by Sony".

This means that others can write pretty much any software they like and it will just work on any PS3 in the world.

The next step will probably be a "backup manager" or something that will rip your Blu-rays and allow them to be played from the HDD, this will likely alos play downloaded ISOs. But that hasn't materialised yet.

Regading Sony's statement, basically every single piece of pre-existing software would need to be replaced. The logistics would be mind-boggling, requiring up to a 1:1 reporoduction of every single PS3 disk every pressed to replace the old disks, and ensuring that every console has the new root key programmed into it (if this is even possible).

I am pretty sketchy on the details of what they are proposing though, and it seems like posturing on Sony's part to satisfy.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

7 Jan 2011 14:06
yeah thats the impression i got. meaning someone burns the data to a pc, add the bit of code that says it's "approved" then it will work on every ps3 without hassle. which is a big problem really isnt it - even the ps2 required chipping - in this instance no chipping is required. if thats the case it's a big prob!

Hello World
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12151 posts since 7/3/05

7 Jan 2011 14:12
basically all they can do is draw a line under all code released currently then add in a parallel new key code for all future releases with an online lookup for all new games on initial install.

this would be shit for everyone who is "offline"
phelen
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6602 posts since 16/8/06

7 Jan 2011 14:35
Hello World wrote: basically all they can do is draw a line under all code released currently then add in a parallel new key code for all future releases with an online lookup for all new games on initial install.

this would be shit for everyone who is "offline"

The key is on the CPU itself though - and it can not be changed.

Sony could release new PS3 with a different key BUT

it probably would just hacked again
old games wouldnt work on it
new games wouldnt work on old ps3.

either way its a fail.
Hello World
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12151 posts since 7/3/05

7 Jan 2011 14:38
just got to rely on the size of the game files to limit distribution i guess.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

7 Jan 2011 15:09
how much is a blank blu ray disk these days
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

7 Jan 2011 17:55
10 for £15-20. 25gb.

I bought some just after xmas.
haz
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4334 posts since 7/1/04

7 Jan 2011 17:57
Now what would be mad skill props is for someone to write an Xbox 360 emulator and put it on the PS3. Would that even be possible?
phelen
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6602 posts since 16/8/06

7 Jan 2011 18:08
haz wrote: Now what would be mad skill props is for someone to write an Xbox 360 emulator and put it on the PS3. Would that even be possible?

Not a chance.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

7 Jan 2011 18:21
Who is gonna start selling ps3 games then!

I'm actually thinking about buying a PS3 now. Back at college this lad used to sell 3 PS2 games for a tenner. Sometimes the only reason I went in was to see what new games he had on the list
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

7 Jan 2011 19:06
didnt really follow what's just been said BUT are you saying if i go out and cop any old ps3 now then there is definitely some way i can play games from burnt discs or ext hd's? regardless of firmware or whatever
phelen
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6602 posts since 16/8/06

7 Jan 2011 19:09
Not at the moment you pikey sod.
carl lewis
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23965 posts since 14/10/04

7 Jan 2011 19:29
Laughing out loud