M.A.R.S. Floating Wind Generator Expected in 2010
09/04/2007 06:14 PM Posted by: dasme in Tech News
Quote[Image: windflow3.jpg]It may not look like the flying power plants wee posted about last week, but the M.A.R.S. Floating Wind Generator follows the same concept. The blimp-like craft will be filled with helium and hover 1,000 feet above ground level where it'll take advantage of the stronger winds to capture energy (which is then transferred back to ground). It's expected to go into production soon with working models as early as 2010.

[Image: marsIsTheFuture.jpg]


- Source: [Gizmodo]
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 LOLstation POP's Fix for 3.10 OE-A/'
09/04/2007 03:51 PM Posted by: YoYoBallz in PSP News
Now this is cool, if you anything like me I love my psp Customization's and I even like custom coldboots sounds, but as you may or may not know you can not have a custom bootsound If your using POP's..  Well now you can because PSP coder Pharonyk has just came out with a very sweet app. that will flash a patch to the game_plugin.prx (in flash0) allowing you to have a custom bootsound  :yipi:
NOTE This is ONLY for 3.10 OE-A+, NOT 3.03 OE people have already reported bricking from trying this app. on 3.03 OE

QJ Wrote:Basically, LOLstation will flash two files to your flash0. This then will allow you to have a custom boot and ultimately lets you play PSX games. Pharonyk explained that having a custom "opening_plugin.rco" (boot) would interfere with your PSP POPStation. Also, the developer mentioned that he has provided an edited "game_plugin.prx" with PSP's default "opening_plugin.rco" that is renamed to "0pening_plugin.rco".

Basically, the application is good to go, provided that you know what you are doing. Remember that you run the risk of bricking your PSP every time you flash any type of file. Please be sure as well that when you load this application, you have some free space in your flash0 and not in your memory stick.

Having a fully charged battery and the AC adapter plugged in will also help a lot


Via- - http://pspupdates.qj.net/LOLstation-POPS.../aid/88939

:he:
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 USBon Plugin for 3.03 OE and 3.10 OE Users
09/04/2007 03:03 PM Posted by: YoYoBallz in PSP News
Do you hate having go enter USB mode just to copy a few little things???  Well then today is your lucky day, A PSP coder by the name of vodkkaa has just released a plugin that lets you be in USB mode anywere in the XMB, and this plugin also includes the 4th 4th brightness for 3.03 OE users ( which if you ask me just runs your battery dead super fast).

Here is what QJ.net had to say

QJ Wrote:Haven't heard of such plugin? Well, there isn't exactly one that's why the coder created the USBon Plugin. The name of the application is pretty much self-explanatory. With this plugin, you will never have to go to Settings then activate the USB mass storage function as you can do that  by giving the right shoulder button a quick press. Some other features of this include:

    * For 3.03 OE and 3.10 OE
    * Quick toggle of USB Mass Storage
    * USB connection anywhere in the XMB
    * 4th brightness for 3.03 OE users

In the event that you have another plugin installed to your flash0 (and wee believe you do), take note that you will need to add them to the "pspbtcnf.txt" before flashing. Speaking of which, you already know the drill: don't tinker with these things if you don't know what you're doing.

Flashing any kind of file to your PSP runs the risk of bricking. Read the accompanying Readme file for more details and instructions.

Enjoy

Via- - http://pspupdates.qj.net/USBon-Plugin-fo.../aid/88940
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 Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicels teaser Video
09/04/2007 09:36 AM Posted by: YoYoBallz in Tech News
Now some of you may know that I am a VERY big Resident evil fan. I own every Resident evil made for gamecube and PS2.. Today a new teaser video came out for the new game for Wii called Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicels, and it looks sweet :yes:

Well I don't have a Wii (and don't plan on getting one) but I must say that this game looks sweet!

Source: YouTube


via- - http://www.capcom.co.jp/bio_uc/
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 [CONFIRMED] Xbox 360 spring update May 7th
09/04/2007 09:13 AM Posted by: YoYoBallz in Tech News
[quote=Xbox.com] Redmond , Washington —Your Xbox Live® friends list is about to get a whole lot bigger. Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of Windows Live™ Messenger on Xbox 360™, connecting friends across Xbox 360 consoles, Microsoft® Windows®-based PCs and Windows Mobile®-powered devices.  

With this update to Xbox 360, friends and families can easily connect and chat directly from their television using Windows Live Messenger, a network of more than 20 billion relationships and more than 260 million active accounts.

Beginning the week of May 7, 2007, the Xbox 360 Spring Update will provide Xbox 360 owners worldwide with access to Windows Live Messenger features, broadening the communication options on the Xbox Live social network.  Connected Experiences
Members of the six-million-strong Xbox Live community currently send more than two million text and voice messages a day and can now use Windows Live Messenger to text chat with up to six people on their contact list at one time, while playing games, listening to music, or watching movies. Text chat adds to the variety of options friends and families already have to communicate with on Xbox Live, including voice and video chat.   Current relationships on Windows Live Messenger and Xbox Live will be unified on Xbox 360 and users will see at a glance if their existing friends on Windows Live Messenger have gamertags, instantly expanding the breadth of connected experiences they can share online.

"Bringing the largest IM community in the world, Windows Live Messenger, to Xbox 360 makes sense, as Xbox Live has really become the largest social network on television," said Jerry Johnson, product unit manager of Xbox Live at Microsoft. "For our growing community of six million on Xbox Live, using Xbox 360 is a very social, connected experience. They are using Xbox 360 to play games, music, and movies while simultaneously communicating with one another through video, voice, and text chat. With this announcement wee are simultaneously expanding the access of Xbox Live users to existing friends and family while introducing Windows Live Messenger users to the benefits of Xbox 360."

Beginning the week of May 7, users of Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360 can text chat using the virtual keyboard accessible on Xbox 360, or by connecting a USB keyboard to the console. This summer Microsoft will launch a QWERTY text-input device, a new accessory that will connect directly into the Xbox 360 controller to support text and instant messaging.

**********************************Other New Features*****************************************************
Beyond Windows Live Messenger, the Spring Update for Xbox 360 includes hundreds of new features and enhancements including:

    * A richer Achievement notification pop-up will showcase the name of the unlocked Achievement and the gamerscore value without needing to leave the game to check the Achievements list.
    * Enhanced family settings features for Xbox Live communications enable different defaults for video chat and voice chat.
    * A new Xbox Live Marketplace blade lets Xbox Live members access the content they seek—whether it is game content or TV shows and movies (available in the United States)—from one place on Xbox Live.
    * Updates to Xbox Live Arcade allow owners to quickly see which Xbox Live Arcade games their friends are playing and join in the fun. Xbox Live members can also compare progress of leaderboard scores and Achievements directly with all friends on their friends list. Expanded "Tell a Friend" capabilities make it easier than ever to boast about Achievements and high scores.
    * Expanded "Tell a Friend" capabilities make it easier than ever to boast about Achievements and high scores.
    * A new option in Auto Downloads provides faster access to the entire collection of free, trial-version Xbox Live Arcade games.
    * New progressive download controls provide easy access to optimal viewing options by letting people fast-forward, rewind, pause and resume as their video is downloaded from Xbox Live Marketplace.
    * Extension of the background download functionality will allow owners to set their Xbox 360 console to turn off automatically after downloads are complete.

The Spring Update is free beginning the week of May 7 and will be easily accessible to every Xbox 360 owner through Xbox Live or on Xbox.com.

You may not even notice all the new features, but they are all designed to enhance your Xbox Live experience. Some of the other features in this upgrade include:

    * The name of game in tray is now displayed in the dashboard.
    * When the tray icon is highlighted, a list of achievements, game icon and gamerscore for that game is displayed.
    * Playback progress bar indicates download completion.
    * Improved skip forward, skip back functionality during video playback.
    * Switchable aspect ratio now available during video playback (Auto to Letterbox, Zoom, Stretch, Native).
    * Player and friends lists now quickly show session presence information for quick identification of users that are joinable.
    * Support for streaming WM-DRM protected content from a PC
    * Folder view for video content on connected devices
    * H.264 video support: Up to 15 Mbps, Baseline, Main, and High (up to level 4.1) Profiles with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.
    * Added MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 8 Mbps, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC and Main Profiles.
    * Show folder hierarchy for video content played from all devices.
    * Bookmarks are stored for each video that the user plays remembering the users last location in the file as well as the aspect ratio that the user choose for that file.
    * Video trick modes (fast forward, rewind, chapter skip) can now be used while downloading Video Marketplace content.
    * Skip forward and backward functionality has been improved to skip to the next or previous chapter. Each video is divided into 10 “chapters
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 Vertex Origin HomeBrew- 3D Car Demo
09/04/2007 04:37 AM Posted by: ZiNgA BuRgA in PSP News
MikeMax Wrote:Hello guys !

This is the first beta release of my car's 3D engine ... there's no goal actually ... just drive and go go go !  :)  

Sound doesn't render as well as I would like it due to missing sound engine steps (need some good and complete car engine's audio samples)...

Screenshots :


[Image: demo_car1.bmp]

[Image: demo_car2.bmp]

[Image: demo_car3.bmp]

[Image: demo_car5.bmp]

[Image: demo_car6.bmp]


I'm also looking for anyone with 3D modeling knowledges and experience (for modeling and texturing cars,buildings,objects ... etc ...) . This car is a free resource I'm using to test my 3D Engine .  Please PM me if you're the one I'm looking for ! :)

Download the Car Demo here. (edit : link updated)
Simply unpacked the zip archive to your MSROOT (FW1.50) (will unpacked into /PSP/GAME automatically).
For 3.xxOE, next, move the Vertex Origin directories into /PSP/GAME150 (only if your OE kernel configured to 3.XX).

Commands :
  • Cross : Accelerate
  • Square : Breaks
  • Digital Pad : LEFT/RIGHT to turn, DOWN for reverse.
  • Analog Pad : Move camera
  • Circle : Display wireframes
  • SELECT : Switch beetween two camero modes : "Free" mode and "follows car" mode.
  • L/R : Zoom



That's all !

MikeMax,
Vertex Origin Team.
- Source: [Maxconsole Forums]

:dl: Download link
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 Ultimate PSP Demo Pack 3
09/04/2007 03:00 AM Posted by: ZiNgA BuRgA in PSP News
Benjami Wrote:[Image: pack3gt7.png]

Last year i introduced custom demos, my first pack came out on the PSU Forums, the second was released on PSU,The Dutch Yourpsp Forums and PSPDemocenter, and now, with the 3d one, it was time to introduce it on QJ

For the first time on QJ i will host My Ultimate PSP Demo Pack!, version 3 is the latest, if you never heard of the pack before, here a little description: The Ultimate demo pack contains the latest demos for your psp, they are not only hex edited for 2.8 and higher but they are edited in many other ways too, when you are selecting (on the xmb) a  couple original demos from sony, mostly you only see a boring icon with the demo name next to it, what i do, make a nice background, add music, and if i can find one, i put the moving icon in it too, that looks much better!!

Download pack 3(22 demos) here: http://files.filefront.com//;7179089;/

See the video(it shows how the demos are edited and if you didnt really understand the description this video will clear things up): Source: YouTube
- Source: [QJ Forums]
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 Who is on Fire? v0.2
08/04/2007 10:30 PM Posted by: ZiNgA BuRgA in PSP News
Quote:[Image: Who_Is_On_Fire_snapshot_qjpreviewth.jpg?205639][Image: Who_is_On_Fire_cover_qjpreviewth.jpg?602297]
Flaming and penguins appear to be the order of this application wee picked up earlier, appropriately named Who is on Fire? v0.2. This Lua-coded homebrew game is a three-man effort by coders Guyver2, Yan2Yan, and Genevese over at the Xtreamlua site.

The object of the game is for players to rescue penguins trapped in a burning building. Players will also need to douse the fires with water to let the penguins pop out of the windows - the player then places a ladder on the window to bring them down. The game currently carries one level with 20 birds to rescue, with graphics being done by Genevois. The background music may also be changed in later updates - keep alert in case a new version is released. As for game controls:
  • L/R buttons: Shoot water
  • Analog joystick: Aim water
  • Triangle: Move ladder up
  • X: Move ladder down
  • Square: Move ladder left
  • Circle: Move ladder right
  • Select: Screenshot
  • Start: Pause menu
  • In the Pause menu:
    • X: Resume game
    • Triangle: Return to Start menu

There are two files available for download: One is for PSPs running on fw 1.5, the other for PSPs running on SE and OE firmwares. To install Who is on Fire? v0.2, download the appropriate bundle according to your PSP's firmware version. Unzip the bundle, and load the two files found in the GAME folder into your PSP's corresponding GAME folder. Enjoy the game.
:dl: Download 1.50 version | OE version
- Source: [QJ]

Don't ask me what the difference between the two packages are.  I guess one's KXploit'd and the other isn't Erk
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