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19 Apr 2012
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PlayStatio​n Home 1.65 Patch Notes

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Application of the patch

If you are upgrading from an old version of Home (1.40 or earlier) then when you attempt to apply the 1.65 patch please wait for the orange “hard drive activity” light to stop flashing on your PS3 before commencing the patching process.

New Features

Menu Screen

  • The new Menu Screen replaces the old Menu Pad.
  • It functions in a very similar way to the old Menu Pad but we have made many improvements to its speed and ease of use.
    • It starts faster and responds better making it quicker and more satisfying to navigate around.
    • There is an updated graphical design.
    • And a much better layout.
      • Key options are more readily accessible.
      • All options are in more logical places and easier to find.
    • Everything is clearer because there is room to lay things out properly when using the full size of the screen.
    • Options to globally disable voice or text chat have been removed from the Menu Screen as these already exist in the Home Safe Screen (accessed with [SELECT]).
  • Browsing your inventory from the Menu Screen now uses the same system as the Wardrobe and Furniture Browser.  This means:
    • It is much quicker to open and view your inventory.
    • You can sort and filter your items.
    • You can move Portable items, such as companions, that you do not use very often into Portable item Storage.
      • This will allow much faster access to your favourite Portables.
      • If you can’t find a particular Portable check in Storage first.

Personal Voice Chat

  • The new Personal Voice Chat system replaces the old Telephone Call system.
    • A Personal Voice Chat behaves in a similar manner to a Telephone call and can be initiated in the same way (from the Friends list, from the Chat Log or by targeting someone).
    • The major benefit of this new system is that a Personal Voice Chat is treated as another voice channel by the chat log.
      • This means all communication is now managed from one place: the Chat Log.
      • You can switch between voice channels while remaining in a Personal Voice Chat without having to end the conversation.

Alerts

  • Alerts have been integrated into a new, third tab in the Chat Log.
    • The Alerts that pop up on screen have a new graphical design.
    • Pressing [START] with an alert on screen now opens the Alert tab in the Chat Log.
      • And when you are viewing the Alerts tab pressing [START] opens the Menu Screen regardless of any Alerts that might be arriving at the time.
    • Much like the original Alerts menu you can view a list of active Alerts and interact with them from this tab.
    • The tab also indicates how many Alerts are available to view.

Furniture slots

  • Each apartment or clubhouse can hold up to 100 items of furniture measured in slots. Prior to patch 1.65 a Normal Furniture Item always took up 1 slot and an Active Furniture Item always took up 22 slots.
  • With patch 1.65 developers will now be able to create Normal and Active Furniture Items of different slot sizes. Therefore Active Furniture Items can be created that take up fewer slots and you will be able to place as many Active Furniture Items in your personal space as will fit.
  • Please note that all existing furniture items created prior to patch 1.65 will still be either 1 or 22 slots in size.
  • To make it easier to organise, the furniture placement menus now display a new bar that provides a visual representation of the furniture slots in use.
    • This shows the number of slots used, the number of slots free and how many slots the currently selected item of furniture uses.
    • It warns you if placing the selected item would exceed the capacity of your Personal Space.
    • It shows how the slot usage will change if you remove multiple items.
    • The furniture detail menu (accessed by clicking the left stick [L3]) shows how many furniture slots a specific item occupies.

·          How many slots a piece of furniture will use is also displayed on the detail page of each item when you are viewing it in the store.Grief Reporting

  • The Grief Reporting interface has been updated.
    • The process of submitting a report is a lot simpler and requires fewer button presses.
    • The whole system is a lot more robust.
    • More feedback is provided if there is a problem.
    • A new graphical design brings the interface more in line with the rest of PlayStation®Home including reflecting your chosen pop-up colour.

Improvements

Video screen interface

  • The interface on all of the video screens around PlayStation®Home has been improved.  This includes:
    • An updated graphical design when loading videos.
    • More information about what is happening.

General

  • Improved the stability of real time games making it more likely that you will be able to consistently and reliably join one.
  • Optimised the start up flow by combining some of the configuration files into a single download.  This may reduce the log in time by a small amount and will help reduce the chance of an error during log in.
  • Changed the general download system that PlayStation®Home uses to increase responsiveness and potentially provide a small improvement to download speeds.
  • Made some general improvements to networking that should increase reliability.
  • Smoothed out the loading of images for display on either side of the message of the day.
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Re: PlayStatio​n Home 1.65 Patch Notes

After seeing the video I'm not too fussed about this update, I like the menu we have now. Also why was Retro's thread on this deleted?
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Re: PlayStatio​n Home 1.65 Patch Notes


KloudShun wrote:

Furniture slots
  • Each apartment or clubhouse can hold up to 100 items of furniture measured in slots. Prior to patch 1.65 a Normal Furniture Item always took up 1 slot and an Active Furniture Item always took up 22 slots.
  • With patch 1.65 developers will now be able to create Normal and Active Furniture Items of different slot sizes. Therefore Active Furniture Items can be created that take up fewer slots and you will be able to place as many Active Furniture Items in your personal space as will fit.
  • Please note that all existing furniture items created prior to patch 1.65 will still be either 1 or 22 slots in size.
  • To make it easier to organise, the furniture placement menus now display a new bar that provides a visual representation of the furniture slots in use.
    • This shows the number of slots used, the number of slots free and how many slots the currently selected item of furniture uses.
    • It warns you if placing the selected item would exceed the capacity of your Personal Space.
    • It shows how the slot usage will change if you remove multiple items.
    • The furniture detail menu (accessed by clicking the left stick [L3]) shows how many furniture slots a specific item occupies.
·          How many slots a piece of furniture will use is also displayed on the detail page of each item when you are viewing it in the store.

 

Well it's kinda close I'd say :smileywink:

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Home-General/Home-needs-an-update-to-allow-more-a...

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Fritches wrote:
...why was Retro's thread on this deleted?


It's a conspiracy! :smileysurprised:


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Re: PlayStatio​n Home 1.65 Patch Notes

The portable item storage and the active item changes sound great. :smileyvery-happy:

But i have to agree with fritches, im really not a fan of the new navigator shown in that leaked video.
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Re: PlayStatio​n Home 1.65 Patch Notes

But the US love the looks of the new home client update....

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So if Inventory items will now use the same system as the wardrobe does this mean we will experience the horrendous lag when we exit the wardrobe each time we use something in our inventory?

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Re: PlayStatio​n Home 1.65 Patch Notes

good evening: I'm all in favour of core client update patches that add things but you didn't say also in wardrobe you can shop in there treat it as a short-cut.

 

but on SCEA-blog someone asked when we be able to use music & tv equipment for our own content. come now SCEE please tell maybe you hold on to announce that at E3 this june 4th. [june 5th 2am BST]. :smileyhappy:


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Re: PlayStatio​n Home 1.65 Patch Notes

I didn't come across lag for the inventory but I hope not!

A nice updated none the less
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Retro_1973 wrote:

Fritches wrote:
...why was Retro's thread on this deleted?


It's a conspiracy! :smileysurprised:



lol you have to laugh dont you, they deleted it because your not part of the offcial home team and you stole there thunder by posting it before they could,so they deleted to repost it (so childish) 

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