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  1. After some extensive searching and a phonecall to Sony, I can answer some of my own questions: The number of devices that could do this was fairly impressive. 12 Sony Blu-ray players and a lot more of their Bravia TV's apparently offered this feature! Stream PS3 games, and play with your DualShock4 controller. What a brilliant idea. Sadly, Sony decided to kill this feature back in August 15th 2017 for some silly reason, leaving PS4 and PC as the only devices capable of streaming from PlayStation Now. The Blu-ray players, the Bravia TV's, and even the Vita was abandoned in regards of this service. So now there's a bunch of Bravia TV's and Blu-ray players that lets you connect a DualShock4 for no reason - except of course you can play Blu-Play games on the Blu-ray players. Continue here if that has any interest to you.
  2. This is rather interesting. Apparently there is a small list of normal standard Sony Blu-ray players that allows you connect a DualShock4 controller: BDP-BX350 BDP-BX370 BDP-BX650 BDP-S1500 BDP-S1700 BDP-S2500 BDP-S3500 BDP-S3700 BDP-S5500 BDP-S6500 BDP-S6700 UHP-H1 While this isn't interesting to anyone who owns a PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 (or Xbox One), it is interesting in relation to Blu-Play. Because it means that Blu-Play games should be playable on these normal Blu-ray players too! Blu-ray players nowadays are fairly fast, and very capable of running homebrew BD-J games. The only thing preventing a good experience, is the remote control. Because it is fiddly to use, and only allows one button to be pressed at a time. But with a DualShock4 controller that problem is gone. Naturally I gotta try to dig up one of these players and put it to the test. Then, when/if I manage to do that, I will come back and update this thread. (You're welcome to do so too of course, if you happen to have one of these players handy). Note: Only the CUH-ZCT1Uxx version of the DualShock4 controller works with these players. The CUH-ZCT2Uxx version does not work. Originally, the purpose of connecting a DualShock4 controller to these Blu-ray players (along with a long list of Sony Bravia TV's too) was to play PlayStation 3 games via PlayStation Now streaming service. But Sony decided to close this service on all devices except PS4 and PC back in August 15th 2017. Silly decision if you ask me - but it means that we (theoretically) now have these Blu-ray players suitable for Blu-Play games. (Of course, certain genres of games will also be fully playable using a plain remote control. But I'm of course talking about games that require more controls). To be continued!
  3. So it seems that the Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player lets you connect a Dual Shock gamepad, and then play PlayStation3 games by streaming from the PlayStation Now network. That sounds geeky to me! And a smart move from Sony to take over a bigger market of gamers. But does it work ok? Has anyone tried it? What other Blu-ray players offer this? When the Dual Shock is connected, can it also be used as a remote control for Blu-ray movie playback? (If so, then I imagine it could also be used for Blu-Play games, which would be rather awesome!) I'm having some trouble figuring out what status is though. This article seems to say that Sony cut support for PlayStation Now for basically all devices except PS4? Silly thing to change their minds so fast. But it would still be cool to be able to connect a gamepad to a Blu-ray player, for the sake of Blu-Play games.
  4. mr_lou

    Blu-Play: An introduction to developers

    We have registered channel #Blu-Play on Freenode, IRC. Feel free to drop by to talk about Blu-Play projects; ideas for games and share your experience and advice etc. http://www.blu-play.com/chat
  5. Well that would also be nice: Play Blu-ray from Switch via USB....... Maybe I can have a two-for-one?
  6. Right! Ok. Where are the master guru hackers? Name your price!
  7. That just doesn't make any sense to me, considering many other hacks. It's "just" a matter of tricking the PS3 / PS4 into thinking that it's reading from the optical drive. But yea, I don't know much (anything) about hacking, so I shouldn't pretend to know what's possible and what's not. I just think it sounds illogical that such a hack isn't possible.
  8. I already asked this in another forum, where I only got a single reply saying "No". But I can't believe that's true. With all these different hacks available, can it really be true that there's no hacks that allows us to play a Blu-ray folder structure from USB? Especially considered that it was possible on the PS3 on early firmwares.
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    let's make some nice bluray java homebrew :)

    I know there were a few people looking into it, and some getting pretty far too, but I don't think anyone ever completed anything. I guess there just wasn't enough interest.
  10. mr_lou

    8-bit Memoirs Issue #1 released!!!

    Small update: VLC is improving. A few weeks ago (or so), I tried the latest nightly build on a Windows machine, and playback had improved. Might be worth a try now. In other news, I learned about iboum.com; a site that contains a lot of info on various hardware media players, and lets you do a search specifically for players that supports full Blu-ray Java menus - and which therefor should be able to play 8-bit Memoirs from harddisk and/or USB. Click here to see a list of (supposedly) supported hardware media players. If you own one of those players and decide to give it a go, please do share your results. Thanks!
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    let's make some nice bluray java homebrew :)

    Gotta share this: Turns out, BD-J is also used by a Japanese adult animation company to produce adult animation games for Blu-ray Players and game consoles with Blu-ray drives. They call it "BD-GAME". :-) http://bd-game.product.co.jp/index2.html http://bd-game.product.co.jp/about.html I guess BD-J in general is used more than any of us knows. Not easy to know when no official label (other than "BD-J" of course) has been agreed upon.
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    Blu-Play: An introduction to developers

    It might be a good idea to update this thread with some links to useful sites for developers: Minimal BD-J DevKit with examples Minimal BD-J DevKit alternative download Happy BD-J Programming - Japanese site with translation options. Archived discussion forum at Markmail.org (Keep the [BD-J-DEV] tag in the search field when searching) HD Cook Book - Website of the HD Cook Book project. More links at http://www.blu-play.com/links
  13. mr_lou

    Merry Christmas From PlayStationHaX

    Merry Christmas from us at LuBlu Entertainment too. :-)
  14. mr_lou

    8-bit Memoirs Issue #1 released!!!

    And finally a torrent is also available: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:6c45beed4abf12d5be119d3e61b503e988f77548&dn=8bitMemoirs-Issue1-English.iso&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fpow7.com%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=http%3A%2F%2Ftracker.bittor.pw%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=http%3A%2F%2Fthetracker.org%3A80%2Fannounce&tr=http%3A%2F%2Ftracker.opentrackr.org%3A1337%2Fannounce&tr=http%3A%2F%2Ftracker.dutchtracking.nl%2Fannounce&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Fopen.stealth.si%3A80%2Fannounce or http://www.8bitmemoirs.com/8bitMemoirs-Issue1-English.torrent
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    8-bit Memoirs Issue #1 released!!!

    I have added an option to buy a budget version now for 7 Euro: A disc without print and without a case. Just plain white on a mat surface.
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