Simplicity v2.58.1 (Iris Manager) PS3 Backup Game Manager Arrives
Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer StevenCapes has unofficially updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.58.1 followed by v2.58.2 (DEX) and v2.58.3 dubbed Simplicity v2.58 with the changes outlined below.
To quote: Simplicity v2.58 - A Simple Kind of Loader - Brought to you by StephenCapes
Simplicity is a modified version of the well known backup loaded “Iris Manager”. The source version I started with is v2.58 by Estwald. The main reason for this fork was to simplify the GUI and make it look a little more polished. This is my first PS3 Homebrew release so go easy on me and let me know areas I could improve.
Changes from Iris Manager:
Background colors have been removed, leaving a simple black.
Music has been completely removed.
Date, Time, Temp, and Device Space has also been removed.
In cover flow mode game sorting by console has been removed.
FTP Icon’s color has been changed
Other minor GUI changes were made.
Navigation controls have been altered (“X” is accept, “O” is back, “Triangle” is game settings, “Square” is not used, “Select” is global settings “, “Start” is not used)
The rest stayed the same.
Changes for Simplicity v2.58.1:
added back the USB overlay
Other changes will be coming... Thanks you for your support!!
Changes for Simplicity v2.58.3:
removed game config*icons*(Direct Boot & Requires Disc) from game selection
made adjustments to the grammar throughout...
removed unnecessary notifications
removed the "Favorites" function
changed the font to the default PS3 font
added support for DEX versions 4.41, 4.46, and 4.50
cleaned up some of the coding and changed version to 2.58.3 (2.58.2 was a beta for DEX support)
Iris Manager v2.60 PS3 Backup Game Manager Updated By Estwald
Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developers Estwald and D_Skywalk have updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.60 followed by a v2.60B bug fix with the changes outlined below.
Improved the preview icon in Archive Manager (pre-displayed icon in / dev_hdd0/games without going into the folder)
Added Quick press START + L2 to enter the Archive Manager, you will now have a more frequent use. If parental control is enabled, only allows non-hazardous use Archive Manager (ISOS mount Cobra mode and so on)
What's New in version 2.60b:
Fixed issue where not submitted all ISOS, not show the internal icon that hung to list many games from NTFS (stupid fclose () forgotten, argh! )
Iris Manager v2.60B-1 PS3 Backup Game Manager Updated by Aldostools
Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer aldostools updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.60B-1 followed by some unofficial updates with the changes outlined below.
To quote: well, as everyone is creating his own fork... I decided to make my own fork.
It is not intended to be a competition entry nor a replacement of any manager. I made this fork just for FUN (and for educational purposes)... Do not expect any new fancy feature... it is basically the same 2.60B (with all the Cobra stuff added by Estwald) with IMHO a better button layout and a couple of cosmetic changes. For respect to the original dev, I didn't use a different name and just added the term "(mod)".
Holding L2 or R2 when the program starts you can go directly to File Manager. Some of the changes are:
Select + Start access the File Manager (like multiMAN)
L1 / L2 in File Manager scroll by page
Left Dir / Right Dir changes to focus to left/right (top/down) panel (formerly L1/R1)
Select + O prompt if you want to exit to XMB from File Manager
O on the Game List asks if you want to exit to XMB
Triangle is menu (like in XMB)
Select + O on the Game List asks if you want to reboot the PS3
Triangle is menu (like in XMB)
O is cancel (like in XMB)
L2 + Start switches between coverflow/game list
I was going to keep it for personal use, but I think someone could find it useful and use the changes that I made to improve the Manager.
Update: Ok, I changed the ID to IRISMAN00.... For the moment I "changed" the name to "Iris MANager (mod)". Obviously the "MAN" in uppercase is a direct allusion to multiMAN (most of the changes were made to resemble it). If someone can suggest a better name... I can change it....
PS. the version with the new name has now 3 GUI modes: grid 6x4 from PS3ITA, the original grid 4x3 and the recent coverflow.
PS2. Although the file name still says "IMANAGER4", the content ID is "UP0001-IRISMAN00_00-VER260BMOD000003"
Holding L2 or R2 when the program starts you can go directly to File Manager. Some of the changes are:
Buttons / Function
Start + Select: Access the File Manager (like multiMAN)
L1 L2: In File Manager scroll by page
Left / Right: Changes to focus to left/right (top/down) panel (formerly L1/R1)
Select + O: Prompt if you want to exit to XMB from File Manager
O: On the Game List asks if you want to exit to XMB
Triangle: On the Game List asks if you want to exit to XMB is menu (like in XMB)
Select + O: On the Game List asks if you want to reboot the PS3
Triangle: Is menu (like in XMB)
O: Is cancel (like in XMB)
L2 + Start: Switches between coverflow/game list
Added option to disable the integrated fan control utility (it does not try to load the payload)
This is an unofficial version of Iris Manager 2.60B. This version includes all the nice Cobra features added by Estwald. The changes that I made are mainly related to the user interface (buttons layout are more XMB-like, quick access to File Manager, progress bar when game list is scanned, colors, 3 gui modes, etc.).
It also includes the Payloads for 4.41DEX/4.46DEX/4.50DEX and the grid 6x4 from Rancid-O's PS3ITA Manager. The most notable feature is that unlike the official version, it scans GAMES/GAMEZ/GAMES_DUP/GAMES_BAD on the external drives.
Now scans for PS3 games in the following folders: /GAMEZ, /GAMES, /GAMES_DUP, /GAMES_BAD (external drive)
The Yes/No dialogs can be cancelled with CIRCLE
Added payloads for 4.41DEX, 4.46DEX, 4.50DEX from PS3ITA (all the credits to Rancid-o / Zz_SACRO_zZ)
In File Manager, the O now acts like multiMAN's mmOS (show file menu) (exit to Game List with Select + Start -> same as multiMAN)
Now there is a progress bar when games are being scanned
Quicker access to the File Manager with L2 or R2 when the program starts (now it does not scan the game list)
Exit from File Manager does not scan the game list unless there was a copy/delete/move activity (use R3 if you need to refresh the list)
Now it also has mode 6x4 from PS3ITA for a total of 3 modes (coverflow, 6x4, 4x3). (I had many freeze issues with the mode 8x6, so I didn't add it)
Changed the Tilte ID to "IRISMAN00" to avoid conflict with Iris (official version).
Auto preview images in FM (.png, .jpg)
Support to .ISO.0 (uppercase) in FM
Custom ftp commands (SITE SHUTDOWN, SITE REBOOT)
Added auto-launch of PSX ISO if found in /USRDIR/ps1_iso/ (now you can create your own bootable PSX isos on non-cobra CFW or replace the self+eboot in PS1toPS3's USRDIR folder to run it on CFW 4.46-4.50).
Fixed bug: ISOs were listed 4 times
Improved mount last game (holding L1 when the program starts)
Improved PSX ISO split list: now can be cancelled, use UP/DOWN to select
File Manager is more responsive, EBOOT and ISOs are listed in green
Fixed freeze accessing Game Option from grid 4x6.
Added GUI mode 8x6 from PS3ITA (now there are 4 GUI modes)
Added memory card configuration launching IRISMAN and holding L1/R1 when a PSX ISO exists in USRDIR/ps1_iso/
More bug fixes.
Fixed a bug that caused an exit to XMB while changing the settings in the GUI modes 6x4 and 8x6.
IrisMAN v2.60B-8 PS3 Backup Game Manager Updated by Aldostools
Following up on his previous revisions, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer aldostools updated the PS3 backup game manager known as IrisMAN (Iris Manager) to version 2.60B-8 followed by v2.65-1 and v2.65-2 Mod with the changes outlined below.
Iris Manager v2.65 PS3 Backup Game Manager Updated By Estwald
Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developers Estwald and D_Skywalk have updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.65 followed by IrisMAN 2.65-2 (Mod) by aldostools with the changes detailed below.
To quote, roughly translated: What's new in version 2.65:
Added supports for CFW 4.50 DEX and 4.53.
Added tools to create, extract and patch ISOs (Error 0x80010009) from PC (with source code and can be compiled at least from MinGW and Cygwin).
Added the ability to create, copy, delete ISOs (except in EXTx ) and extract ISOs from Iris Manager.
Added Error 0x80010009 fix for updates and ISOs (except EXTx) from the "Check Files" option.
New rawseciso (source code included in the. rar) with some bugs fixes and improvements against errors (even allows disconnect/reconnect the device), and includes support for HDD0, USB00X through a new mode (see launch_iso_game () in Iris Manager source code) and a mixed mode file/list of sectors for the Build ISO (see launch_iso_build () in Iris Manager source code).
In Archive Manager now supports Build ISO in all devices (FAT32/NTFS/EXTx) and detects extensions .mkv, .avi, .mp4, .ogm, .mpg as multimedia video files to launch "Showtime".
Now the current game is saved to return to that game during the game refresh and the last game launched to show when connect the device that contains it.
Added exception in the Archive Manager to detect if an ISO launched from a "BD ISO" folder is taken as Bluray Video.
Fixed several bugs like filenames too long in Archive Manager and added other small details and optimizations (such as now when a device with NTFS/EXTx partitions is detected, the USB icon appears blue during the waiting time before mounting.
Cobra mode only activates when Iris Manager is configured in *Payload without Disk* and syscall 8 de cobra in 4.46 is detected. In the mode is not necessary to patch explore_plugin.srpx but could be neccesary to patch libfs.sprx.
From NTFS, EXTx, /dev_hdd0, /dev_usb00x. drive:
PS3 games ISOS:
You can find them in folder "/PS3ISO". ICON.PNG you wil see it from the ISO itself but you can use a .PNG (wide) image or .JPG (stretched) with the same name of the ISO like a external caratule. That same caratule (i will have to fix this...) (The ones from Multiman with Titled ID). You could use splitted ISOS (if you need it) with the following extension: name.iso.0, name.iso.1,... name.iso.9 (2048 bytes/sector). ISOS can be inside /PS3ISO.
ISOS from DVD:
You can perform this only from "Archive Manager" (default mode). ISOS could be splited (if you need this) with the following extension: name.iso.0, name.iso.1,... name.iso.9 (2048 bytes/sector)
ISOS from Blu-ray:
Only from "Archive Manager" (Autodected of UDF by default, all in the same folder BDISO). ISOS could be splitted (if you need this) with the following extensions: name.iso.0, name.iso.1,... name.iso.9 (2048 bytes/sector)
From /dev_hdd0, /dev_usb00x drive:
PS3 games with scrambled files: Same mode with, Cobra's mount.
PS1 ISOS: Uses Iris manager support.
From /dev_hdd0 drive:
CD (without audio tracks and only ISO of 2048 bytes/sector) and DVD (2048 bytes/sector). Not supported USB flashdrives in this mode. ISOS could be inside /PS2ISO folder.
From any NTFS and EXTx drive and in Archive Manager:
From ANY device:
PS3 ISOS, BD and DVD from any folder. Using Autodetect.
Dinamic creation of ISOS:
Select one file, push SELECT and use "Build ISO from file" option to go back to XMB with Data DVD, ISO.
Dinamic creation of ISOS, with Showtime launch:
Select and push X over a file extension .avi, mp4 or .mkv (I created a DVD ISO of 32 GB). If Showtime is already installed this will execute automatically, select Bluray drive and done. (Showtime is slow to recognize and then play that file, but then plays faster)
Note about dinamic creation:
The trick is to create a small file in HDD0 with the name "iris_manager.biso" which contains ISO information and then add data sectos from the file.
Note on ISOS: It's VERY IMPORTANT that those files not be FRAGMENTED to avoid problems.
Has certain capacity to detect ISOS to mount them from any folder (avoid using PS1 ISOS), Creating ISOS dynamically, having only one file (SELECT and "Build ISO from files) or just executing from Showtime with files .avi, .mp4, .mpg, .ogm y .mkv. ISOS must be 2048bytes/sector and have .ISO extension or if it's fragmented in many parts, use extensions like: .iso.0, .iso.1.... .iso.9...
Options of ISOS in the GUI:
If you push SELECT we can select an ISO as favourite or unmount if it's NTFS or EXTx.
PS3 favorites are taken as preference to show them/execute them to /dev_hdd0, then ISOS and last /dex_usb00x
We can create, copy, delete and extact ISOS, we can patch them (except in EXTx) via "Checking files" depends disposible options for each game.
PSP games: No support.
Creating PS3 games ISOS:
From Iris manager, the last new tool *makeps3iso* (included in the .RAR files as PC ps3iso utilities (with src).zip or with Cobra ODE tool. You can do this from scrambled files: [Register or Login to view links]
NOTE: Is recommended to use patchps3iso with the latest version of your CFW, then create the ISO in your PC. This will modity PARAM.SFO and SELF/SPRX in case of this you need it.
patchps3iso my_iso.iso 4.46 -> Just for one file.
patchps3iso my_iso.iso.0 4.46 -> for split ISOS
Finally, from aldostools:
New in 2.65-1:
Added most (if not all) the features of Iris Manager 2.65, not annoying ads,
Display of file sizes in File Manager,
Added support for SITE MMQUIT in FTP to quit to XMB using my FTP Client,
Cobra plugins are not unloaded unless you hold X when the manager starts.
New in 2.65-2:
Fixed label for Build ISO menu.
Menu now use for: O = Cancel, X = Accept, /\ = No.
Added ability to abort in the “calc_entries” stage of the build ISO process
Iris Manager v2.70 PS3 Backup Game Manager Updated By Estwald
Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developers Estwald and D_Skywalk have updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.70 followed by v2.70-1 and v2.70-2 and v2.70-3 by aldostools with the changes detailed below.
To quote, roughly translated: What's new in version 2.70:
Added 'Mamba' support for CFW 4.46 (non Cobra) and 4.53 (Habib)
'Mamba' is a version of the Cobra payload (stage2) that can be launched from the Iris Manager itself to support ISOs, PS3 games and some of the features of Cobra payload (load plugins internally, it ignores the list) but does not support the PSP and PS2 emulators.
'Mamba' is not exclusive to a possible CFW + Cobra: Cobra detects f there is a Cobra payload loaded and is inhibited in that case. It can also be differentiated by sys8_mamba ( ) (if returned 0x666, is Mamba).
Fixed some minor bugs (file sizes shown on Archive Manager and a forgotten BDVD unmounting /mounting).
The 'Mamba ' source code adapted with a minimal compiler for PS3 (Everything else, use my PSL1GHT build environment, well known), can be downloaded from this link: mods.elotrolado.net/~hermes/ps3/mamba_v1.0.rar
Please remember to publish the changes and/or additions you make, so that everyone can work from that base.
From aldostools on IrisMAN v2.70-1: Changelog 2.70-1:
Added all the changes from Iris Manager 2.70, including the 'Mamba' payload from Iris Manager 2.70 to support ISOs on CFW 4.53 & 4.46 non-cobra and the fixes for PS2 games
Added option to game scanning on /host_root and /dev_hdd0/video (for users using m@tsumoto's stealth version of multiMAN)
Fixed display of JPG/PNG on File Manager when grid 4x6 or 6x8 is selected.
Fixed the auto-mount of NTFS drives on File Manager
Changed file icons in File Manager.
Fixed icon display for ISOs in grid 4x6 and 6x8.
Minor changes in hex editor.
Moved blinking FTP icon.
Changed icons for PSX isos & PS2 isos
Fixed error when the launching mounted PS2 isos on Cobra
Added scan of /PSXISO to the game list.
Added option to launch ISOs stored in /PSXISO from File Manager