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thexodus
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July 9, 2010 - 2:02 am
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Is anyone aware or familiar with any XML tags for PS3 themes that can be used to override how often the system changes the backgrounds in the theme packages?

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What? You would to bypass somehow the routine which allows the PS3 to change backgrounds...?

Sorry, Thexodus, but I don't think there's a way, mainly because the XML file of a theme is just a "set of informations" that PS3 needs to recognize, assemble and reproduce the parts of that theme.

Secondly, I suppose the function that changes the backgrounds is an integral part of the PS3's OS: in this case, you should be a hacker to modify it (provided this can be done)...

Well, I don't understand why you want to change this parameter, but at this point I think there are only 2 options:

  1. if you simply want less backgrounds, you just need a theme with only 2 or 3 of them
  2. if you want to modify the "displaying time" of a background before it is changed to another, well... I think there's nothing to do. Cry
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A long time ago, a few of us over at phunkee forums tested and proved that you can set a specific background to be displayed at a specific time, date or month by using the newest 1.5.0.0 compiler, which unfortunately doesn't work with sounds because you have to compile the theme with Sony's own compiler using the raw XML file.

 

http://www.forums.phunkee.co.u.....#038;t=377

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Yep, it's true!

But if I remember correctly (besides the fact you have to use Sony 1.5.0.0 compiler) there's to compile a lot of stuff - correct me if I'm wrong, F-Rott Laugh - to get that result, right?

Well, if this needs to be done for each theme... pheeeew! I think it's quite boring... Laugh

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Well, there's not a lot to compile. You just complete your XML file, Backgrounds and Icons, then drop the XML file onto the compiler. If you have an XML template and name your Icons the same for every Theme, it goes about as fast as using the Theme Builder.

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Too eeeaaasyyy... Cool

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Anyone know of a way to extract a theme downloaded from the sony playstation store?

the s-mobile premium theme "40's WWII Premium Pinups Theme" has 3 different backgrounds, but it changes them every 7 seconds!  I had also thought, for a while, that it was randomized, but after watching again, it hasn't moved the order around for the last 2 minutes, so the randomness I thought I saw coulda just been me.  This could then still be the time/date feature, but that'd be a very long xml file to have the pics change every 7 seconds in explicit order.  That'd be over 500 entries per hour, over 12000 entries for a day's worth of background changes.  There must be another way.

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I use "p3textractor", a very simple tool that allows you to extract every single component of a theme.

The first time you use it, you just need to associate the p3t file, then just click on the file to extract the theme.

Give it a try.

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Perhaps extract was the wrong word.  I want to get a *.p3t file that i purchased on my PS3 from my console into my PC so that I can then use p3textractor(which I already have).

Ideas?

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Oh, ok...

Well, sorry Thexodus, but once a theme has been installed in the PS3, there's no way to get it back (you cannot even copy the p3t file onto a USB stick, because there's no option to do that)...

For this reason, better to download a theme directly on your PC: this way, you can make a copy of the theme and install it on your PS3, but the original file remains on your PC, so that you can extract it or do whatever you want.

So, since you already have p3textractor, I suggest you to download again the theme on your PC (assuming it is possible). 

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