SynaPS3 is a simple library for people using the Sony PS3 Cell SDK, primarily made for making applications
universally compatible with payloads, to help extend and improve existing functions for homebrew, and to add new functions.
Documentation for SynaPS3 is on github. Some of the most notable features of SynaPS3 included syscall36 compatibility on ALL PL3 payloads, and syscall35 compatibility on Hermes v3 and Hermes v4 payloads. To integrate these compatibility fixes it's as simple as opening the source of an existing program, removing the syscall35/syscall36 functions, and including SynaPS3!
SynaPS3 also has functions to help save you time while coding, such as ReadFirmwareVersion, IsBlurayGame, Firmware342Fix, and more.
SynaPS3 is nowhere near where we want it to be yet. This is only the beginning. SynaPS3 aims to become a full library, with PS3 dialogs and full PNG output.
A decent chunk of our code was inspired by Open Manager
and we'd like to thank all the coders who worked on it.
SynaPS3 is released under this license, with the following additions:
While you are free to use SynaPS3 in your programs, please DO NOT modify the library itself in any way. This includes synaps3.h. Also, please DO NOT copy synaps3 code outside of the file itself, use the original distributed file from github in your programs. Essentially, if there is something critically wrong with SynaPS3, don't use it or revert to an earlier version, do not attempt to fix it yourself unless you plan on submitting it directly to us.
If you have a bug or see problems with SynaPS3, notify us immediately or push your fix to our github! We'll add it ASAP if it works. DO NOT use your fix in your program releases until it is on github. You will receive credit for your fix.
The one feature we feel we could have included in this initial SynaPS3 release was GetPayloadCaps(), designed to return payload capabilities. While the functions included in SynaPS3 do check before running functions that may not be supported, GetPayloadCaps() was designed for use in homebrew. We plan to include this in our next update.
The next update will also include minimal syscall35/Mount support for PSGroove1.1, Hermesv1, and Hermesv2.
You can find SynaPS3 here. We will try and ALWAYS have only stable commits that work up on github. If you find one that isn't stable or something not working, notify us!
Enjoy, and let us know what you think!
- n4ru, methionine_