Improved console font rendering on Screen based on Scognito's sconsole
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Version 1.1

Author: Juan Sebastian Munnoz


Twitter: @jmunozar

PS3Print is based on Scognito's sconsole. (

PS3Print is a simple class written in C++ and it helps you out visualizing strings on the PS3 screen. This library works with PSL1GHT but its not tied to it.

This library only has 3 main files.

  • PS3Printer.h
  • PS3Printer.cpp
  • Fonts/* (a folder with the fonts)

Just place the PS3Printer.h and the Fonts folder under the include folder and PS3Printer.cpp under the source folder.


#include "PS3Printer.h"

//Make sure to init the PS3Printer class.
//by default it uses a black font with a transparent background.
PS3Printer::Init(screenWidth, screenHeight);

//And just feel free to call any of the functions.
PS3Printer::SetFont(PS3Printer::ARIAL, 8);
PS3Printer::Print(0.025, 0.025, "This is a normal string!", *buffer);

PS3Printer::SetFont(PS3Printer::SEGOESCRIPT, 16);
PS3Printer::Print(0.25, 0.25, "This is another green string!" + str, *buffer);

PS3Printer::SetFontColor(0x50ff00ff); //purple; Colors have the syntax 0xAARRGGBB (This color is semi transparent, check the 50 in the alpha channel)
PS3Printer::SetFont(PS3Printer::SEGOESCRIPT, 16);
PS3Printer::Print(0.5, 0.5, "Frame: " + LongToString(frame), *buffer);

PS3Printer::Print(0.5, 0.6, "This is an Arial 8 test!", *buffer);

//Draws the error message on a Red Background with Yellow Letters.
PS3Printer::PrintError(0.75, 0.75, "This is an error message!!!", *buffer);

// Draws the warning message with a transparent background and yellow Letters
PS3Printer::PrintWarning(0.8, 0.95, "This is a warning message :O", *buffer);

Note: Warning messages and Error messages are printed with Arial 14.

Supported Fonts

  • PS3Printer::ARIAL 8,9,10,11,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,36,48,72
  • PS3Printer::BITSTREAMVERASANSMONO 8,9,10,11,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28,36,48,72
  • PS3Printer::SEGOESCRIPT 16

Additional Notes

Alpha channel goes from 0x00 to 0xFF where `FF is no transparency at all.

Position values (x,y) go from 0 to 1 where 0,0 is the top left corner of the screen and 1,1 is the botom right side of the screen.


Check the "example" folder for a ready to compile example; just type make pkg.