Dance Clone v0.6 – PS3

Here is the first look at the inexplicably popular on Wii but extremely buggy and consequently abandoned and now remade Dance Clone. It isn’t much of a game yet. But I’m a lot more excited about working on it now that I have a fresh start and I’m going to be releasing it for both Wii and PS3 (starting here with PS3). So you can expect updates in the future. I’ll try to even get more done before this months psx-scene deadline (you can already vote for it here).

It controls with the directional buttons. If anyone has a PS3 dance mat (the one that came with Dance Dance Revolution for PS3, a third party mat or even a PS2 dance mat with a converter) then I would greatly appreciate it if you would test it out. I don’t have one and I think it might work but I’m not sure how the buttons on it map or even if it will be possible for me to support them.

It was tested on Rogero’s 4.40 CFW.

Download Dance Clone v0.6

As an added bonus, here is a resigned copy of my game Avoidance that (thanks to z3roblu3’s CFW 4.xx Resigner Script) will now play on newer custom firmware (just like Dance Clone). Though I’m sure somebody else has probably re signed and re posted it by now.

Download Avoidance v1.3

Avoidance v1.3 – PS3

Here is a redone port of Avoidance for PS3.

I had released a PS3 port ages ago but it was busted and really just unplayable. So I completely rewrote everything to do with rendering and it now runs incredibly smoothly.

Just use the analog stick (either one) to move around and avoid the approaching red squares.

Links:
Download the PS3 version from PlatonicRobot.com

P.S. you can vote for this in the monthly PSX-Scene contest!

ThatOtherPerson’s Wii homebrew pack v3.0

Tired of downloading homebrew programs individually? Here is a nice little rar archive that includes all of my recent(ish) releases. It’s everything I’ve released for Wii since I last updated the home menu I include with all my homebrew.

Download

Whats included in the pack:

Wii Chatter v0.2
Avoidance v1.3
Cherophobe v1.2
Goodbye World v1.3
Gravity Glide v1.4
Hero City 2 v1.4
Maze Generator v1.5
Pineapple Apocalypse RPG v1.3
Revolt Of The Binary Couriers v1.3
Sketch Fight v0.4
Three Point O v1.3
UFO Racer v3.5
We Are Nowhere v0.4
Wii Exhibit v0.4
Winters End v1.2
Two Point Five v1.2
Hypno Blast v0.3
The Unmapped Forest v0.3
Transitory Vectors v1.1
The Video Game v0.3
Elongated Reptile v0.2
1bit Invaders v2.2
Cubicle Shooter City v0.1
Dont Get Crushed v1.2
Cascade Beneath v1.1
Cylinder Dodge v1.1
Hero City v0.6
Slime Roll v0.3
The Catachthonic v1.0
Super Pixel Jumper v1.2
Time Frack 3D v0.1
Cubicle Shooter v0.4

Oh and I’ve updated the version of PlatonicRobot.com that you get access to when you use that v3.0 home menu. You can finally vote in polls (as long as you have an account) and you can read and post comments in the homebrew database (there is a page for each of my homebrew projects). So click that network button in the bottom right corner of the home menu and go discuss and vote on some junk. The actual site (the version you get when you visit it with a regular web browser) has gotten a few small updates tonight too.

What is NOT included in the pack (AKA my updated to do list):

Swing Ball
Swing Ball 2
Tick Tock Car Race
Tick Tock Boat Race
Tick Tock Zombie Shooter
Tick Tock Tank Fight
Dance Clone
Time Frack 2D
Neo Tanks
Neo Trail
Neo Race
The Untitled Project
Gambol
That Other Pong
They Do Not Die
They Do Not Die 2
They Do Not Die 3
Multi View
The Jarred Mind 1
The Jarred Mind 2
The Jarred Mind 3
The World Drowns
Simple Script

32 included and 22 excluded adding up to a total of 55 Wii homebrew projects. I have a tendency to start random things and then quickly abandon them when I lose interest. But I’m going to try and stick to these 55 projects.

15 Wii homebrew updates

Wii Chatter’s keyboard defaults to lowercase and has a caps lock button. Avoidance and Hero City 2 (the nightmare mode) both have added leaderboards that work just like Cherophobe’s does. Winter’s End is a bit more efficient (not that it makes any difference).

All of them have a new home menu. I rewrote a lot of it and added and changed a lot in the process.

The network browser thing has a built in on screen keyboard (just like the one in Wii Chatter). So now you can use it to post things on people’s user pages and in the future you will be able to send private messages and even register an account without needing to actually visit the site.

There is also a little news window next to the main home menu. So you will be able to find out if you are using an outdated version or if something cool has happened without needing to go to the network section of the home menu.

The new sprite sheet / texture it uses is half the size it was previously (which was already smaller than it was not too long ago) so that’s good for technical reasons. The buttons and things are designed in a way that allows me to put them closer together and thus fit more on screen. I’ve even got it setup so I can use different colors of text. I’m not crazy about the way it all actually looks though. I’ll probably change the color pallet later and maybe make it customizable.

Avoidance v1.3
Cherophobe v1.2
GoodbyeWorld v1.3
GravityGlide v1.4
HeroCity2 v1.4
MazeGenerator v1.5
PineappleApocalypseRPG v1.3
RevoltOfTheBinaryCouriers v1.3
SketchFight v0.4
ThreePointO v1.3
UFORacer v3.5
WeAreNowhere v0.4
WiiChatter v0.2
WiiExhibit v0.4
WintersEnd v1.2

Wii homebrew reuploads

You’ve probably noticed that a LOT of the links around here have died. To rectify that I’ve begun uploading all of my stuff to PlatonicRobot. You can now go there to find the most recent versions of everything I’ve ever released for Wii.

1bit Invaders v2.1 for Wii.rar
Avoidance v1.1 for Wii.rar
Cascade Beneath v1.0 for Wii.rar
Cherophobe v1.0 for Wii.rar
Cubicle Shooter v0.3 for Wii.rar
Cylinder Dodge v1.0 for Wii.rar
Dance Clone v0.5 for Wii.rar
Dont Get Crushed v1.0 for Wii.rar
Elongated Reptile v0.1 for Wii.rar
Gambol v0.2 for Wii.rar
Goodbye World v1.1 for Wii.rar
Gravity Glide v1.2 for Wii.rar
Hero City v0.5 for Wii.rar
Hypno Blast v0.2 for Wii.rar
Maze Generator v1.1 for Wii.rar
Neo Tanks v0.2 for Wii.rar
Neo Trail v0.1 for Wii.rar
Pineapple Apocalypse RPG v1.1 for Wii.rar
Revolt Of The Binary Couriers v1.1 for Wii.rar
Sketch Fight v0.2 for Wii.rar
Slime Roll v0.2 for Wii.rar
Super Pixel Jumper v1.1 for Wii.rar
Swingball v1.1 for Wii.rar
Swingball2 v0.4 for Wii.rar
That Other Pong v2.1 for Wii.rar
The Catachthonic v0.9 for Wii.rar
The Jarred Mind3 v1.0 for Wii.rar
The Unmapped Forest v0.2 for Wii.rar
The Untitled Project v0.3 for Wii.rar
The VideoGame v0.2 for Wii.rar
They Do Not Die v1.0 for Wii.rar
They Do Not Die2 v0.7 for Wii.rar
Three Point O v1.1 for Wii.rar
Tick Tock Boat Race v1.0 for Wii.rar
Tick Tock Car Race v1.0 for Wii.rar
Tick Tock Tank Fight v1.0 for Wii.rar
Tick Tock Zombie Shooter v1.0 for Wii.rar
Time Frack 2D v0.1 for Wii.rar
Transitory Vectors v1.0 for Wii.rar
Two Point Five v1.1 for Wii.rar
UFO Racer v0.3 for Wii.rar
We Are Nowhere v0.2 for Wii.rar
Winters End v1.0 for Wii.rar

Source code and everything needed for compiling

EDIT: A more recent upload of the source code + PSL1GHT can be found here.

I don’t remember by whom but I’m reasonably certain I’ve been asked for this before and I suspect there is probably a handful of people that would find this useful. So here it is.

I’ve uploaded a compressed file that contains the (admittedly outdated) compiled copy of PSL1GHT that I’ve been using (and continue to use) for all of my recent PS3 homebrew. The archive also includes the source code for They Do Not Die 2, We Are Nowhere, The Unmapped Forest, Slime Roll, Sketch Fight, Goodbye World, Don’t Get Crushed, Cascade Beneath and Avoidance. Along with the source code is all of the related media.

You can download it here.

How to use it (well running Ubuntu 32bit):

Just add the following text at the bottom of your bashrc file.

## Setup ps3toolchain environment
export PS3DEV=/usr/local/ps3dev
export PATH=$PATH:$PS3DEV/bin
export PATH=$PATH:$PS3DEV/host/ppu/bin
export PATH=$PATH:$PS3DEV/host/spu/bin
## Setup PSL1GHT Environment
export PSL1GHT=$PS3DEV/psl1ght
export PATH=$PATH:$PSL1GHT/host/bin

Then open up the terminal and install the following libraries (some of these probably aren’t really necessary but some definitely are).

sudo apt-get install autoconf automake bison flex texinfo libncurses5-dev gcc g++ make wget libelf-dev
sudo apt-get install python2.6-dev python-dev zlib1g-dev libtool git-core libgmp3-dev libssl-dev pkg-config
sudo apt-get install libcloog-ppl-dev

Extract the contents of the above ps3dev.tgz archive to the /usr/local/ folder.

Then in the terminal just open the directory for one of the projects (such as They Do Not Die 2).

cd $PS3DEV/MyProjects/projects/TheyDoNotDie2

Finally enter this to compile it (Doing make clean first would probably also be a good idea).

make pkg

What I would like you to do:

Make something. There is an appalling lack of original games being made in the homebrew community and I implore you to take part in changing this.

Give credit when credit is due. Don’t just reskin one of the games or change a couple things and pretend that you have made something new.

EDIT: I’ve re uploaded it (the file was taken down). I’d also like to also take this moment to point out that if you go here you can get the source code for more recent builds of my PS3 stuff along with a bunch of games that aren’t even included here.

Avoidance v0.1 – PS3

Here is a really bad port of my Wii/PC game Avoidance. It still plays and renders at 640×480 and instead of forcing the screen resolution down to that or being stretched to fill the screen its just drawn in the center of the screen with black borders filling the unused space. So the higher your resolution the less of the screen is actually used. If you are using a low resolution with component cables then part of the screen will flicker (I’m not completely sure why but it seems although double buffering is behaving differently then it does when using HDMI). Your score and high score are not displayed on screen and your high score is not saved. Like I said, it is a really bad port but it is playable and I don’t intend to spend any time trying to correct its flaws in the near future so I figured I would just post it as is.

PS3 controls:
Directional pad = Move

Links:
Download the PS3 version

Avoidance v1.1 – Wii & Windows

Here is an update to Avoidance.

I added support for nunchuck and classic controllers, added music (GET OUT OF MY ROOM!! by VideoJames), modified your motion blur/trail to not show your black outline and improved the games performance. I decreased the movement speeds per frame but with the higher frame rate I think it still works out to being a slightly faster game then it was previously. Its still manageable though especially if you play using an analog stick and the real difficulty still comes more from the crazy number of things on screen to avoid and less from how quickly they move at you. Your score increases faster now also.

Download Links for Wii version
Download Links for Windows PC version