PSU.com provides the guide to how PS3 users can create their own themes in version 2.00.
doing it as we speak this is a nice lil thing that microsoft needs to steal:) @andy below Yeah i know it sux, which is why i've never purchased a theme for 360, only found the free ones and used those, and free gamer pics, or paid for a gamer pic pack I had to absolutely have *SOTN* I only ever purchase game content.
except then they can't charge 150 points for each theme :o)
The developers charge for the themes, not MS, unless it's a MS game based theme.
Where can i get ones already made?
agreed...this is cool that you can do it yourself "officially"... now where is the DIY in-game messaging tool?...end_joke.exe
microosft will charge for theme they have controll over it
"The developers charge for the themes, not MS, unless it's a MS game based theme." I think Microsoft insists that they charge for it.
Dope, that was pretty quick. Here's to my new Daim based theme. @Wil, I don't think MS would anytime soon, that'd allow too much user control over the Dashboard. I'm fairly sure they don't want it to be hacked to all hell from some theme exploit which is why it's locked down so.
someone help me out please...
any idea if you'll be able to upload them onto the ps store or anything? im a big modder so i want to be able to share my hard labour with others.
ask them if they can create a section for it :) I d love to dl it from there.
You gotta admit, even though the new firmware was rather underwhelming, it's cool that you can customize your system so much.
lol...oh boy. How much you want to bet half of the people using this tool are making porn themes.
Actually I think I'm about to match my PSP and do a Johnny The Homicidal Maniac/Squee or Invader Zim thing, something from Jhonen Vasquez.
not what i wanted but my mates said its a good update...yes i udated but i couldnt install it, my PS3 is now f**kd up an error message keeps coming up and i need to call customer services i have a clan match moro and i might not be able to make it cus of this.
Am I the only one that didnt care about in game XMB? I was just happy you can finally make playlist for your music and photos to get them into some kind of useable order.
Well, I wouldn't mind having it as I believe it'd be an improvement, but I'm living without it. I especially like being able to organise my Games folder into separate folders so my demos and full games are now separate instead of a huge long list.
I read about the first 20 comments from that playstation blog forum and it seems like everybody besides that first guy were really excited about in game XMB for the 2.00 update, many of those sonykids are very angry right now, it seems some sony exec named Eric only made it worst with some vague statement about sony "continuing to evaluate" PR empty statement, most think its bs since its been something the ps3 community has been asking for, for a year now, so I'm just wondering what the hell they are evaluating if thats what everybody wants and sony already knows this= and this is according to many many ps3 fans comments, seriously its like 700 posts already and they want blood, damm thats too bad, hey btw were you that first guy in this forum post?: http://blog.us.playstation.... if so then yeah its just you that doesn't care about in game XMB= JOY
I'm not bothered either. It would (will?) be nice, but I don't care really. I just want the damn store to update and give me Uncharted!!
if you don't want at least in game messaging before anything else...you most likely are not using your PS3 the way a large chunk of owners are...I have 15 guys on my friend's list right now...and rarely manage to play more than one of them at a time...its very difficult without at least messaging...Resistance works great, because its all built into the game...but Warhawk?...its a nightmare...CoD 4? even more of a nightmare (no option to join a friend's room...only send them an invite to yours)...playing online with friends is light years more fun than just playing random people...people that dislike online gaming usually have little experience playing with "the regulars"...getting 8 of your friend's organized with voice chat and taking on some other party of 8 guys is what defines how great online gaming can be...and without some very key features brought into the PSN, it simply doesn't happen...Sony's dastardly PR problems only make matters worse, because they won't candidly talk about important issues like this...no dates...not even a "we are fecking working on it alright, this shat is hard!!!! leave us alone, its coming"...just a "we are investigating future features?"...investigatin g?...w/e...why have a blog if its just a crap shoot to pump out meaningless drivel about what we consumers may or may not get...and we won't know what we are going to get, until the day its released... the blog would be in good shape now...if they used their blog (a very good tool for this kind of thing) to state about a month ago "2.0 is coming, but it doesn't have some of the stuff you are waiting for yet...those features are still being worked on, they simply won't be ready in time for 2.0 though"...thats all it would have taken...peeps wouldn't feel cheated if something like that was said...they could have also said back then what was going to be in 2.0...who would it hurt? JOY...I definitely know what you are talking about...Personally I thought the in game xmb stuff would be coming with 2.0 just to at least avoid exactly what is happening...they had to know their new'ish blog would completely implode with angry responses...and I really hope they are not under the impression that PS3 owners are "hard to satisfy"...that isn't the case at all...they have known for a significant time how much we wanted this...they tease us with PR showing at key notes...illustrating running PS3's using services within the PSN that we can't yet...but yeah, that horrible poll they are running to gauge interest in future FW updates?...how is there any question about it?...they have known we want in game messaging and in game music since the service went live...who are they listening to? IMO its probably a simple feature that was overlooked early...and now is a very huge mess needing attention...games will probably need updates/patches in order to support in game xmb, even just messaging...at least in terms of the unified game joins/invites (just sending recieving messages should be easy I would think)...
Really I would only use it on games like Calling all cars & Rampage... Other than that most game music suffices.
WooHoo Jusy got my first 5 star song on GH3
creating themes = gimmickk microsoft shud not do this as its useless we already have dowloadabl themes on the 360 and i dont care about themse as i am using the original grey backgroundi play games that what i care about
lol! Why am i not suprised? lol! You're so predictable maybe you don't care much for it but am sure others do and it's actually a good thing. User created content, empowering the end user to be a contributer and allow their work to be accessable the world over is a very nice feature. You just sound bitter i guess your ok with takin whatever Microsoft gives you and shun the fact that Sony gives you the FREEDOM to make you own themes. Features like these makes me seriously start to look forward to LBP, Home and UT3. You seem to hate empowerment and growth, while the rest of us embrace it don't get left behind.
I often upload a photo onto my 360 and use that as a theme... just seems a lot easier to me.
photos to the ps3 easily too. This program lets you change all the Icons.
it's not working for me.....i try to run the p3tcompiler.exe file but it won't run :-(
Read the text file and PDF file it will give you a better understanding of how to create it. There is a sample file in the Zip folder that already has an XML file created all you need to do is replace the Images in the sample folder with new images you have created for each Icon as well as the background and lable then as the same names as each one of the old Images, you then click on the folder to drag it over the file aplication and it will create the complete theme for you ready to install on your computer.
thanx very much the_bebop. it's working fine now.. I'll bethe first to make a Zidane theme for sure...
thanx very much the_bebop. it's working fine now.. i'll be the first to make a Zidane theme for sure...
You have to do ALL that just to have custom themes? Wayyy too tedious. I wonder why you can't just choose a pick from the P$3 hdd or memory stick?
HAVING TO ACTUALLY =MAKE= A =CUSTOM= THEME? I...AM SPEECHLESS
you dont even own a ps3, wtf are you talking about
Download>Go to themes>Click Install>Select Theme That took me all of 20 seconds. There are already 3 on the store and 1 pre installed. You don't have to make them you know?
Its not just a background image, you could do that already. This is a theme, which will allow you to change the icons and the wallpaper to match. I agree that these can be tedious and its not really my thing, but I am looking forward to being able to download themes that the user community will no doubt make available, or have matching themes for my PSP and PS3. Overall, this is a great way of opening up the PS3 to user generated content. Microsoft are so focussed on controlling your experience that it is easy to forget just how fun it can be to play around with this stuff.
Honestly seeing how all of their products usually get hacked into easily, I doubt they'd really want to take a chance with the 360. Anyways, I think the custom theme thing is cool. Making one now for my Superman background. Overall this update was good but in-game XMB would have been killer. I bet there is a problem getting the XMB to cooperate with all the independent servers.
In game xmb will come with HOME..I wouldnt be to worry about it..
Am i the only one having problems getting pstcompiler to work?
yeah im having problems too with it.
Sweet. we finally get to customise our PS3 the way we want! Nice one Sony!
everyone share there theme i suck at making it lol..if you wish to do so...
Can someone plase tell me which button to push at the bottom of the Nippon PS website. All it says is Playstation.com (Japan) and when I hit the button it reloads the page. Help! [edit/] Nvmd - got it.
(read me) and PDF are in Japanese
I actually love this feature, i've got to create a matching one for my PsP and PS3
I wish it was something like the PSP theme maker where you use an actual program and just upload the icon for all whatever option you want.
this is by far the cooolest thing they have given us yet!
Hopefully I can get them up and running pretty soon so I can start distributing to friends and whoever wants them.
Wish the 360 had that. I just refuse to pay for a picture I'll look at for more mere seconds a day. :(
Please disregard all this and go here: http://www.us.playstation.c... Scroll down to create your own themes and click on the zip file.
anyone having problems starting the program? I use vista.
PSN ID Picture? I can't seem to find that out
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