Creating your own PS3 themes
- Posted November 8th, 2007 at 06:01 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 38 Comments
Step 1: You will need to download the official PS3 Theme Tool by visiting Sony’s Japanese website, then clicking on the button in the bottom right.
Step 2: Extract the file to a folder on your computer
Step 3: Open command prompt and navigate to the folder.
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Step 4: The folder should contain a sample folder, a GrimConv folder, a p3tcompiler.exe and other assorted files. To create your theme you will need to run the p3tcompiler.exe passing in the sample.xml.
Example: If you are in the p3tcompiler_v101 folder, you run: p3tcompiler .sample�1sample.xml
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Step 5: This creates a number of .gim files and a sample.p3t files in the sample /01/ directory. Take the sample.p3t file and transfer it to a memory stick in the following location: PS3->THEME
Step 6: Plug the memory stick into your PS3 and select the theme setting, where you will be given an option to install; do so, and you will have your sample theme.
Step 7: To construct your own custom theme, it’s a case of editing all of the .png files in the sample directory, and re-run all of the above.
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Source: Gunlager blog
- 1:19am EST - November 8th, 2007
- 1:20am EST - November 8th, 2007
Alright people get busy now, I need some cool themes!
- 1:24am EST - November 8th, 2007
dont work tied a few times and it keep closing
- 1:41am EST - November 8th, 2007
Will have to give this a go later on! So it's not in Japanese, it's just from the Jap server?
- 1:53am EST - November 8th, 2007
Someone should create a PSU theme
- 2:43am EST - November 8th, 2007
Sweet.. cool that Sony are letting people do this to their system :P Customization baby! Woot!
- 3:31am EST - November 8th, 2007
I suck at these things, but I'm definately going to try. Get your theme on!...ok, that was a cheesy line.
- 3:43am EST - November 8th, 2007
This is a kool download but when i go to run p3tcompiler.exe it comes up for 1 sec then goes can anyone tell me whats going on lol
- 3:47am EST - November 8th, 2007
and when are they gonna post a proper PSP theme tutorial...
I have Photoshop n all, but I can't figure it out!!!
- 4:07am EST - November 8th, 2007
To those that can't get it to work: go to start->run (win+r) and enter "wherever you installed it/p3tcompiler.exe sample/01/sample.xml and it will compile and not instaclose. (exept use backslash, site wont let me post with them :/ )
- 4:48am EST - November 8th, 2007
do the themes move or are they just a background picture>?
Dave-The-Rave | Dave-The-Rave
- 5:21am EST - November 8th, 2007
to get it to work go into the p3tcompiler/sample/01/sample.xml (right click it go to open with and select p3tcompiler.exe) then copy the .p3t file onto amemory stick...
The sample theme is awesome !! way better than the one that came with the firmware !!
- 6:25am EST - November 8th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... this is awesome but i'm hoping we can download some from the store becasue this seems like a lot fo hassle
- 7:17am EST - November 8th, 2007
We have the English version of the compiler plus full instructions, and three themes for you - enjoy - http://www.ps3attitude.com/2007/11/selection-of-ps3-themes-for-your.html
- 9:00am EST - November 8th, 2007
That looks AWESOME!!!And just like ScretSquirrel said,get busy and create something cool.
- 10:35am EST - November 8th, 2007
I want a spiderman theme
- 10:46am EST - November 8th, 2007
i think someone should set a contest for a psu theme
- 10:56am EST - November 8th, 2007
plz help av done everything he says but when i try opening p3tcompiler.exe it comes on for 1 sec plz HELP!!! lol
- 11:38am EST - November 8th, 2007
damn they are really not running outta creative stuff!
unlike xbox 360 wich is boring nothing interesting there folks!
- 11:42am EST - November 8th, 2007
Nice I can't wait to get home from work tonight and download everything.
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