PS2Dev.org: Is Sony blocking 3D access?
Posted by XanTium | 19-12-2007 23:57 EST
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PS2Dev.org: Is Sony blocking 3D access?
Posted 20 December 2007 - 05:57 AM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:32 AM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:54 AM
First, PS3 was launched as a computer.
Now high ranks of sony are pulling out techies from command chains and dream of a ps3 turned into a plastic toy in order to earn as much money as nintendo does.
So these API's are in some incomplete state and won't be documented because policy has changed midway.
Personally I think this change will turn PS3 into another console not allowing homebrew and thus, heavily hacked and pirated. However there is a pretty impressive stock of PS3 not yet at fw 2.10.
Maybe after 4 or 5 generations of the same errors, techies will be given a chance to do what they know what must be done to prevent hardware hacks.
It seems the opportunity is lost again for this generation.
Note that I hear more and more rumours about hacked PS3's in China, maybe it's also a part of the decision made by Sony. It may be logical to stop any cooperation with homebrewers if the invisible deal was to avoid piracy and piracy appeared nevertheless... But it may be just rumours and I hope Sony didn't believe into them without verifying.
Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:20 PM
"If you let us run homebrew the way we want, then we accept lastest firmwares, we connect to online services and we purchase your videos on demand."
In order to activate such pressure, we just have to create nice free homebrew games, so more and more people won't connect and keep older firmware.
Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:39 PM
It just happens to affect consoles more than anything else, because when developing cutting edge technology, companies like Sony and MS are willing to take a loss on the hardware with the hope that they sell enough software to recoup the losses. They can't do this if you're using your console to play Linux based games, or emulators and the like, instead of playing Warhawk and Drake's Fortune.
Everyone seems to take offense to this, but business is business. Sony and MS both offer development kits if you are so inclined and would like to develop new games for their current hardware platforms.
Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:41 PM
Or at least purchase it to develope an exploit, boot disc, or something.
Anyways, I'm sure their is a way around this. The graphics would still work if it werent for the update and nothing like that is done on accident.
Anyways, Just use a chip to boot into the new version or the exploitable version.
Easy as that for now.
I really want to see the first NES emulator for the PS3 soon.
Emulation is the only way the PS3 is going to kick the X360's Arse.
And XBMC on PS3 as well.
Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:22 AM
The policy changed midway.
I agree, that, now, there is a backward move. Highest ranks of Sony probably wish Linux compatibility was never given at first.
What you talk about is the "razor blade model" (razor sold at loss, blades sold for profit).
Who said it was something absolutely required?
Nintendo earns money on each wii or nds sold (because tech level is low).
Even if attachment rate on the wii is very low (usually people are just happy with wii sports), they will earn money.
The initial policy was to present ps3 as a super computer and have customers accept its high price.
They should have dropped the "razor blade model" and get profit from sales.
I wish, if they absolutely wanted to have something going through "razer blade model", they had created a secondary product, maybe named "PS3 Light", cheaper, not allowing Linux, completely oriented toward licensed games and licensed movies (I means they should have even prevented movie watching of non Sony movies).
Instead they just roam randomly between the two models, not giving the impression they know what they want...
One day they close rsx accelerated linux to go closer to "razor model"
One day they give DivX and Xvid support that makes ps3 more distant from that model...
It's a mess because highest ranks of Sony are lacking some "brain".
Get out Kutagari and his first lieutenant from golden closets and things will go better.
For now, sell Sony shares (only way to prove Sonly leaders they are doing wrong) because this silly internal war leads to non logical decisions... Even developpers are asking officialy that PS3 gets clearly defined.
I repeat, Sony, slice product into two branches :
Expensive PS3 as computer+console (not razor blade model)
Cheap PS3 Light as console only (razor blade model)
Otherwise it will be messy more and more...
But remember the extraordinaty things initiated with the computer way : folder@home, scientists putting ps3 as clusters for enormous calculation power, cheapest cell based machine with stable unified hardware, etc...
So I hope another console manufacturer will remember it and retry it again.
Edited by openxdkman, 21 December 2007 - 09:24 AM.
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