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So you want to change those game backgrounds, do ya?



So, some of you might be wondering why those crazy screenshots pop up whenever you highlight a game on your XMB (that's Cross Media Bar for the uninitiated). You know, where the music plays or whatever? Seems like somebody had a little fun with their PS3, hacking into those backgrounds and giving them a little more... substance. But how did he do it? Linux? Some clever manipulation of the controls? A trick of the trade, no doubt. Check out the video, tell us what you think. Perhaps you could even take a humorous picture of yourself in a bathtub, playing with a large amount of rubber ducks and use that as the image that pops up. That would be funlarious.

[Good work, Adam!]

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1. Well sorry for everyone, its currently being ironed out, ive been having some troubles...My PS3 has een rejecting the hack so im gonna hopefully have it up for everyone to have a custom background....Now i also do want to tell you i is NOT for regular "backgrounding" when you pop it in but for saved games, sorry if thats not what you were hoping for

Posted at 1:34PM on Apr 29th 2007 by Adam Skubowius

2. Woah! Photobucket now does video?

Posted at 1:42PM on Apr 29th 2007 by Moe

3. IS this just the same way you do it on the PSP saved game files? If it is then its actually really easy cus there's just a PNG file sitting in the gamesave's folder that you can edit freely

Posted at 2:49PM on Apr 29th 2007 by Reever

4. I don't understand why Sony doesn't let PS3 owners customize their backgrounds...for anything they want.

I love the wave in the background and how the color dims as the days goes on, but some people would rather put what they want back their, I don't see why they can't do it.

They know how just do it like PSP did it...maybe a few people might buy a PS3 just for that (yeah right, but its at least more reason to buy it)

Posted at 2:51PM on Apr 29th 2007 by Gamble20

5. I can't beleive that you guys are posting about this. Next your going to show the AMAZING videos of people "hacking" the game save file pic/videos. I beleive everyone, and there granny's have done this on there PSP, and for you to include a video with the word "GAY" is extreemly stupid. All you are doing is congratulating some retard on his ability to be cool and call everything "Gay"...

Posted at 4:16AM on Apr 30th 2007 by punkuhr

6. I thought we, as a gaming community, were trying to get passed all the "childish" gamers, and trying to show that everything relating to games is not slandered with ghey/gay/fag/general racist remarks, etc.

Thanks for promoting retard-ism guys!

Posted at 4:20AM on Apr 30th 2007 by PUNKUHR

7. I think someone is offended by a word!

Posted at 8:00AM on Apr 30th 2007 by Andir3.0

8. It works with Photoshop cs2!!,just tried it and it works fine...thx for the idea,If I didnt see this vid I would have thought about it :)

Posted at 5:59PM on Apr 30th 2007 by Wormmm

9. Yes im sorry to those ive offended, i really dont hate gays or anything to do with them....it was very late (12am) and i wasnt thinking the best

Posted at 10:25PM on May 1st 2007 by Adam

10. What's so big about this? Anyone can add an image to the game saves. Just place a PNG called PIC1 in the games SAVEDATA folder and it will appear.

Posted at 6:16PM on May 23rd 2007 by Macrike

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