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Home update 1.55 out this week

Temporary downtime this week's as Home client is updated

Sony has confirmed that a new version of Home will be released tomorrow.

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The service will go offline tomorrow, September 29, at 8am UK time 'briefly' while maintenance is performed. And when all is back online you will have access to Home update version 1.55.

The update will make tweaks to the start up flow, wardrobe and furniture browsing, menu improvements, adds loading screen tips and the usual stability enhancements.

It's not quite the full overhaul Home users are looking forward to, but could this mystery trailer be teasing news on that coming next week?

The full change log is below:

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 1.55 patch please wait for the orange "Hard Drive activity" light to stop flashing on your PlayStation3 before commencing with the patching process.

New Features

Start-up
- Improved the layout, design, colour scheme and text of the start-up flow
- The start-up flow will now display a variety of information depending on how recently you last visited PlayStation Home.

Wardrobe and Furniture Browser
- When you are browsing through a category of items in the wardrobe or furniture browser we now display the name of the object you have highlighted.

- There is an option in the Menu Pad under "Options > Settings > Personal > Clothing / Furniture Names" to change this behaviour:
- Off: Switches the display of names off.
- Selected: Displays the name of the selected object only (default).
- All: Displays names for all objects.

- You can click [L3] to display more information about the highlighted object. This will pop up a menu showing: Name, Description, Image.
- Whether it is a purchase, reward or part of the default inventory.
- Date of acquisition (if relevant).
- In addition to the name changes the overall speed of the wardrobe and furniture browser has been significantly increased.

General
Added an option to manually clear the cache of data that Home creates on your HDD. This can sometimes resolve problems that you might be having. You can find it in the Menu Pad under "Options > Settings > Personal > Clear Cache".

Improvements

Menu Pad
- There is an option to view "Help" from the carousel on the Menu Pad. This is only available to new users.
- There is an option to "Redecorate" on the carousel on the Menu Pad. This is only available when you are in your Personal Space or a Clubhouse that you own (i.e. somewhere that you can place furniture).

Loading Screen Tips
- Different loading screen tips are now shown depending on how many times you have visited PlayStationHome.

General
- Continued working to improve stability.

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