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Lili-Chan Software releases new PS3 Theme Builder

Submitted by on Wednesday, 25 February 20094 Comments

PlayStation 3 Theme BuilderWhat theme have you got rocking your PS3? If you’re like us, you prefer the old school aesthetics of the default theme or maybe the artistic flair of some “Air Paint”.

But we’re probably just old. Or unhip. Or simply don’t find the prospect of turning on our PS3s to be assaulted by the leering breasts of [insert pop starlet name here] to be in any way appealing.

We know that themes are something that people like however and the creation of tailored renditions is a thriving area among the creative out there.

Well, this one’s for you as there’s a new version of Lili-Chan’s PS3 Theme Builder out now.

Check after the jump for news of all the updates and tweaks.

PS3 Theme Builder 3.0 contains numerous updates, including but not limited to the following.

  • The application now opens / extracts P3T files automatically, when selecting one using the File > Open command or clicking on the Open button.
  • There is a new companion application “Icon Manager”.  The Icon manager allows users to define new icons definitions as they are released by Sony, eliminating the need for an incremental updates to the application when Sony releases new Icons.
  • The application detects if JPG files are saved in non-standard formats (e.g. progressive, or Huffman encoding) and informs the user that the image is not valid.
  • After a successful compile, the application cleans up all the .GIM files. The developers of the software have implemented checks that will prevent users from saving / building themes that have “Junk” names (e.g.  Blank, undefined, sample, etc…).
  • The Genre field has been changed into a combo box with several pre-defined selections available; however users can still enter custom text.
  • The application will now automatically convert uncompressed .WAV files to .VAG (Sony PlayStation ADPCM Sound).
  • You can also preview your .VAG files in the application. (Note: if you hear a static when playing the file, then you need to ensure the .WAV file you converted from is uncompressed).
  • The notification window is now supported.
  • Users can now create their own preview image and associate it with the theme rather than forcing them to use the inbuilt preview tools.

First reader to create a PS3 Attitude theme wins a prize.

[Thanks Ronald]