Dark_alex left the Building.

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Neko, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Neko
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    Neko Been a while.

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    Dark_alex has left the scene.
    We won't seen a new OE.
    That sure is bad.

    Source :
    Dark-Alex.org

    Is this the end of the PSP homebrew ?
     
  2. VVoltz

    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

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    OMG.

    Dark_AleX is a genious. I truly wish him the best.
    Let's hope the scene stands strong and united now.
     
  3. Strag0

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    No one truly LEAVES any scene. He'll lurk and watch the advancements, and when something comes up that peeks his interest he'll return. Maybe as someone else or himself.

    Even if he leaves now to 'avoid' the wrath of Sony he's still done some decent damage to their firmwares. So chances are if Sony wanted to get him, they can even without him putting anything else out.

    None the less, he's not gone for good. =D
     
  4. IxthusTiger

    IxthusTiger Cruddy's Buddy

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    He had such a cool name [​IMG]

    However, the impression I get is that the PSP is forever hacked thanks to the new Lumines exploit. I looked it up in my gut.
     
  5. ShadowXP

    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    there goes the psp's life support machine

    edit: don't really know what's going on, 3.51 OE was announced only yesterday, wtf is this shit.

    edit again: the lumines exploit was "patched" in 3.51, apparently (though it's doubtful)
     
  6. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    How is it doubtful? It didn't take them long to patch the GTA exploit (Even though they did it wrong the first time)
     
  7. skullstatue

    skullstatue Banned

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    Man, this sucks, I hope they keep finding exploits so that I will be able to hack my PSP (when I buy one).
     
  8. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Maybe sony paid to stop him writing new firmware.
     
  9. Bowser128

    Bowser128 King Koopa

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    I wouldn't think they paid him, I'd guess they threatened him.


    3.51 is just 'security fixes'. It was made to render the Lumines exploit useless, and nothing more.
     
  10. Vapourstreak

    Vapourstreak GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah, Maybe. I don't think so though. I'm pretty sure there are more personal reasons for his leaving but doesn't want to share it. I hope he comes back, though.
     
  11. KMC

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    Making firmware takes serious time out of your life. he probably did it 'cause he wasn't getting enough from his gf.
     
  12. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    It's pretty crappy news.

    Oh well the current firmwares out should suit the scene for a while yet and when new games are dumped that require new firmwares I'm sure somebody in the scene will make an effort to get them working.

    Didn't DAX quit the scene once before...
     
  13. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    lol at PSP!!! [​IMG]

    sorry PSP lovers...

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. PuyoDead

    PuyoDead Hey! Hey! Oh!

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    They probably want to hire him. Hell, he has certainly beat their programmers to the punch every time. Nothing they have put out yet has stopped him.
     
  15. bolton2

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    Everywhere and Nowhere :P

    normally that would be an anoying post, but being that most of us who have psp's already have a psone emulator to compliment our ds and everything else, it doesnt really mean much. i got psone on my psp, no more updates are needed as far as im concerned anyway.

    ive got what i wanted, so hey the guy can take a break and live life. i thank him for everything hes done for the scene.
     
  16. dohclude

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    The Patch Walks!
    Sounds like sony scared him a little, they kind of have a habit of doing things like that to sceners. Especially ones that can stir up as much trouble as DA. Well good luck out there Dark_Alex!
     
  17. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    Why doesn't he leave the source code to the OE firmwares? That way someone can continue on with it and his great work will live on.

    This really sucks, Dark_alex's hard work and OE firmwares are what make the PSP worth owning. I hope someone will continue where he left off, if only we had that source code.
     
  18. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I thought some other guys help out dark alex maybe they will continue the project.
     
  19. shakirmoledina

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    well alex don't think we are gonna a good programmer as u back but it's good to give yerself some time. let's hope he comes back or else PSP gamers are gonna be really upset
    Sony threatening ... unlikely since it isn't illegal is it?
     
  20. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

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    Same thoughts exactly. While it's really sad to see him go, it's quite understandable somehow. It's always better to stop before it's too late. [​IMG]