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Windows 7: PlayStation 3 Owners?

09 Sep 2009   #101
AlexT2889

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

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The slim model comes with 120GB of storage...which means you can alocate alot to linux. As far as I know the slims will run linux too as the slims are running the same FW as the Foremans (Big PS3s).

My issue with linux on the PS3 is that it is SLOW!!!!! I installed Yellow Dog Linux a bit back (which has a distribution designed for the PS3) and I couldn't take it. Things might be different today but who knows

the new slim model comes without the "other OS" option taken out. atleast that's what i've been reading. thats why I got the 40gb model, plus saved me about $100.

there is a few editions of Ubuntu designed to install on the PS3

to me it just adds more usability to me, i was tempted to get a 360, but the PS3 has the edge with upgradable HDD, blu-ray, linux, wi-fi

Yea, what's funny is that my PS3 Slim came with Firmware 2.75 and it had the new "PS3: PlayStation 3" logo on startup and had Other OS Option. Once I downloaded and installed Firmware 3.00 the new startup was still "PS3" but no more Other OS.

Thats also a thing I had to decide when purchasing Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 is most likely already maxed out technically, and the bottem line it is MORE expensive than a PS3 with outdated hardware. Gotta add cost for HDD (if you dont have Pro/Elite, but even they matter to since 60GB is $100...), WiFi (doesn't accept WPA2 encryption) $100, Battery packs ($30), HD-DVD .....nothing for it anymore besides games.

Now if you look at PS3, you have 120GB that us upgradable (I'm thinking of swapping my 160GB laptop drive into PS3 and use 120GB in my laptop instead), built in WiFi B/G that accepts WPA2 encryption and DNS settings with Proxy as added bonus, Blu-Ray more space to fit better games onto, Bluetooth controller that charges in 10-15 minutes with a simple USB cord already included. Added bonus to play old PS1/PS2 games on older model PS3 systems with Linux too. Xbox 360 only has limited backward capability for certain "popular" Xbox games. PSN is absolutely free while LIVE is $60 a year that doesn't even include a virtual reality minigame segment (PS Home) but instead has lame colorful avatars that look straight off the Wii. PS3 also includes full Web Browser with Flash/WMA/Java Environment
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09 Sep 2009   #102
sergiogarcia9

 

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We have PS1 and 2 ... My husband and son were GranTurismo freaks! Both have steering wheels. Forum Competition was very big at one time.
Ahhh, Gran Turismo...That brings back memories, played it all the time when i had my PS1 and PS2,actualy won a dk championship in it

Now i've moved on to Grid, and Xbox 360
Do you rmember using something (a USB device) called "Wire Shark" to up-load your game-save and then downloading to your computer, so the 'judges' could see your race and times?
No i don't, but it was at a convention i won the title.
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09 Sep 2009   #103
AlexT2889

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

I had the Shark (just now, in middle of nowhere remembered the official name: "GameShark") device thingy that plugged into the back right corner of PS1 (the big long port with lid covering it), Sony removed the port on later revisions of the phat PS1 and completely on the PSone. I could import cheats, videos, make my own cheats etc. etc. sometimes they worked, other times they didn't. I do miss having it because of the rarity and uniqueness of it.
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09 Sep 2009   #104
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

"GameShark" <---- yeah, that was the name of it! Thanks
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09 Sep 2009   #105
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I have CWCheat prx running under devhook on my PSP. It allows me to run cheats for PSP and PSX games. It is a fantastic app (just hold select during a game to access the cheat menu) which being able to activate/de-activate cheats on the fly AND having the ability to access the memory stick of the PSP while the game is running. The latter is convenient since you can make a cheat and import the database back to the PSP (while playing the game). If the cheat works...great, if not no need to stop playing!

Honestly I could go on all day on the usefulness of this app...the devs get a major applause from me
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09 Sep 2009   #106
green98ls

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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Yea, what's funny is that my PS3 Slim came with Firmware 2.75 and it had the new "PS3: PlayStation 3" logo on startup and had Other OS Option. Once I downloaded and installed Firmware 3.00 the new startup was still "PS3" but no more Other OS.

That;s weird because the press release I read from Sony about "other OS" option is that they took it out of the slim version to save money or something along those lines. I wonder if maybe it's just in the 3.0 firmware then.

When did you buy your ps3 slim? and where from?
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09 Sep 2009   #107
AlexT2889

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

Sony took it out because most likely it was using up space on HDD and basically no one used it, so it was pointless. Sony could remove more stuff from XMB like Photo Gallery, Folding@Home, Life on PlayStation, Dynamic Themes (whats the ****ing point of that if only 5 of them you need to PAY for it?) and others.

I got mine on Sept 3rd from Wal-Mart, I'm the first person to have gotten the Slim there and there were 4 boxes but I took the 4th and there are STILL 3 boxes sitting in the locked cabinet while 360 is always empty or 1 box sitting there (not counting Arcade)....There's 4 Arcade boxes while Pro and Elite are selling out everyday.
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16 Sep 2009   #108
green98ls

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Just got my PS3 today, ordered a used one off ebay. 40gb edition. Metal gear solid 4 and GTA IV look freaking awesome at 1080p on my 32" LCD and blu-ray looks pretty nice too.

First time actually playing a PS3, Im pretty impressed and wish I would of bought one sooner. Really can't wait till the new Final Fantasy games come out and Gran Turismo 5
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16 Sep 2009   #109
AlexT2889

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

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Just got my PS3 today, ordered a used one off ebay. 40gb edition. Metal gear solid 4 and GTA IV look freaking awesome at 1080p on my 32" LCD and blu-ray looks pretty nice too.

First time actually playing a PS3, Im pretty impressed and wish I would of bought one sooner. Really can't wait till the new Final Fantasy games come out and Gran Turismo 5
What TV do you have? I'm picking up Sony BRAVIA 32L5000 (L-Series) and it's 720p but supports 1080/60p with HDMI which I'm also getting (Sony HDMI cable...Sony FTW!). I'm hoping I'll have enough money on my 2nd ever paycheck to get GTA 4 AND GT5 Prologue, but I know I'll have enough for 1 game just hope I can get 2...because 3 weeks of demos is ****ing boring!
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16 Sep 2009   #110
green98ls

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

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What TV do you have? I'm picking up Sony BRAVIA 32L5000 (L-Series) and it's 720p but supports 1080/60p with HDMI which I'm also getting (Sony HDMI cable...Sony FTW!). I'm hoping I'll have enough money on my 2nd ever paycheck to get GTA 4 AND GT5 Prologue, but I know I'll have enough for 1 game just hope I can get 2...because 3 weeks of demos is ****ing boring!
I got a Vizio from Dell
VIZIO Vizio 32" VO320E 720p LCD HDTV

The HDMI input plays PS3/Blu-Ray @ 1080i, but if I have it connected to my PC with the DVI-HDMI connector to play movies, tv shows it's 720p, which is nice because I can use the surround sound on my computer instead of the built in TV speakers which suck other than for playing games.

Check out ebay, or your local gamestop for games, I got MGS 5 for $15 and GTA 5 for $30 plus the guide, they're used but the discs look brand new.

I wouldn't buy GT5 Prologue, I'd wait till the end of this year when GT 5 comes out, the prologue is basically a demo of GT 5

GT 5 @ IGN.com
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