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Iris Manager v2.20 PS3 Backup Game Manager Updated By Estwald


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73w ago - Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 developer Estwald (with help from D_Skywalk) has updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.16 with the changes detailed below.

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To quote, roughly translated: v2.20 Changelog:

  • New payload v8 syscall eliminating the syscall 36 and used instead to 8 redirections. The syscall 8 works in a hidden in applications, thus respecting the other use that gives the syscall 8 in certain firmwares (LV1 Peek)
  • Added multiMAN method for disc-less from / APP_HOME (thanks for commenting DeanK how it works). This increases the compatibility.
  • Added patched explore_plugin.sprx method to launch the games from road / dev_bdvd when selecting / app_home/PS3_GAME. This method connects when “No Controller BDVD” and requires that each CFW patched module (see explore_plugin_notes.txt within patch_tools_libfs_exploreplugin.rar). Grid is a game thus far.
  • Fixed all (fcking) problems and other productions, as authentication based disks using CFW 3.41, 3.55, 4.21 and 4.31 (yes, I’ve been to them all)
  • Now HDD0 mounts are safer, both for the method how it can be accessed only “/ dev_bdvd” in reading.
  • Added ability to restart by pressing TRIANGLE on the main screen
  • Iris Manager now works in two ways, thinking about those who have BDVD operational unit and the voiceless.
  • New homelaunc1 (must be installed because the former will not work)

This is a summary of the disk operating modes: Available options are:

Requires Disc:

  • With controller, disk not only asks “Yes” if no blocking routes / APP_HOME. This may prevent it from interfering with games.
  • No Controller: obviously hard but never require it to “No” will be provided / APP_HOME (some games with trophies bug report, if this option is set to no). For riding HDD0 is protected.

BD Emu:

  • Mount BDVD: connects libfs_patched.sprx if present and mount the device as a unit / dev_bdvd. No controller is the most compatible option, especially with the “Required Disk” to “No”. With controller, disk required (but not cancel / APP_HOME itself)
  • LIBFS: simply connect the module and reroute the game / dev_bdvd and / APP_HOME if applicable. No controller is less compatible than “Mount BDVD”. With controller, disk required (but not cancel / APP_HOME itself)
  • Off: simply redirects the game to / dev_bdvd and / APP_HOME if applicable. It can work with or without disk, depending on the game

START-> Tools (Tools):

  • With BDVD controller: To work with or without disc. In mounting options using USB drives or in the case of a patch HDD0 / dev_ps2disc. When activated, it goes to the XMB (to be activated to reenter)
  • No controller BDVD: HDD1 is mounted in place. When activated, the unit is expelled if I had a disc inside.

NOTE: there should be no disk in this mode. No controller mode works well without reader (mine is unplugged right now) in 4.3 CFW bdemu Miralatijera with flag on). “No parent” when required disk mode, connect seeking explore_plugin.sprx that can be easily prepared by extracting from the flash, txt following notes:

The explore_plugin is used to launch games from /dev_bdvd in disc ausence. The CFW 4.31 Miralatijera includes the flag “bdemu” to work without BDVD controller, but you need also one path to launch the games: this is the path

  • Extract /dev_flash/vsh/module/explore_plugin.sprx using FTP or from PUP
  • Copy to the patch_explore_plugin.bat folder explore_plugin.sprx, scetool (scetool.exe, zlib1.dll and folder “data” with the appropriate key)
  • In the case of CFW 3.41 use patch_explore_plugin_for_3.41.bat because it patch the game category to debug too
  • Run patch_explore_plugin.bat or patch_explore_plugin_for_3.41.bat as the case
  • Rename explore_plugin_patched.sprx as explore_plugin_341.sprx, explore_plugin_355.sprx, explore_plugin_355dex.sprx, explore_plugin_421.sprx, explore_plugin_421dex.sprx, explore_plugin_430.sprx or explore_plugin_431.sprx to correspond with the firmware
  • Repeat: explore_plugin must to correspond with the firmware!!!
  • Copy the explore_plugin to Iris Manager folder (/dev_hdd0/game/IMANAGER4)
  • Enable BD-Emu options in Iris Manager “Without BDVD Controller” (press START, Tools) to work. With preference, uses “Mount BDVD” option because it moves the game to the root of the device (don't worry, the fake /dev_bdvd device is write protected)
  • Without explore_plugin patched you can not connect / app_home/PS3_GAME with / dev_bdvd and the mode is useles. Working on this





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#117 - bigvern1979 - 28w ago
how do i run ps3 iso games with iris manager?

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#116 - aldostools - 28w ago
bigvern1979 inside the RAR of the official Iris Manager, you will find the following archive: patch_tools_libfs_exploreplugin.rar

Follow the instructions found in libfs_notes.txt and explore_plugin_notes.txt

The gamesonic manager already includes these sprx already patched.

If you use Cobra/Mamba, the explore_plugin is not necessary. If you use ISOS or NTFS (that only can play ISOS), the libfs is not necessary either, except for games in JB folder format stored in dev_hdd0.

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#115 - bigvern1979 - 28w ago
i use this manager and think its great no problems at all just a quick question when its mounted game i get something about 4.50 sprx plugin not found may reduce game compatibility how do i get this plugin? many thanks

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#114 - PS3 News - 28w ago
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 2.73 followed by IrisMAN 2.73-1 by aldostools with the changes detailed below.

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To quote, roughly translated: What's New in version 2.73:

  • Fixed bugs in makeps3iso and its equivalent in Iris Manager.
  • Removed plugin download from Iris Manager (I am not responsible for any interference that provoke with Iris Manager to have plugins in the background, playing things )

IrisMAN (Mod) v2.73-1 by aldostools

Yet another fork of Iris Manager 2.73. This version integrates also some features from Racind-O's PS3ITA Manager, payloads from HABIB and the new Cobra/Mamba payload features from Estwald/D-Skywalk.

IrisMAN Changelog 2.73-1:

  • Added changes from official Iris Manager 2.73

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#113 - PS3 News - 30w ago
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 2.72 followed by v2.72-1, v2.72-2, v2.72-3 and v2.72-4 by aldostools with the changes detailed below.

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To quote, roughly translated: IMPORTANT: After installing the PKG, restart the PS3, if Iris Manager was loaded before.

What’s New in version 2.72:

  • Fixed bugs found in makeps3iso, patchps3iso and extractps3iso tools and their equivalents in Iris Manager.
  • Fixed bug date
  • Added support for game updates (Game Update):
  • You will find it in the game Options. First it will let you choose the updates that it finds (considering if the .PKG is already downloaded in the directory and the current version of the game) and then it will proceed to download them all (in the /PKG directory of Iris, i.e /dev_hdd0/game/IMANAGER4/PKG). Finally, it will open the Archive Manager in the directory to give you option to install them.
  • For developers: you needs my http and ssl changes to compile it (github.com/Estwald/PSDK3v2)
  • Added some other things [LOL]

IrisMAN Version 2.72-1 by Aldo Vargas

  • Added all the features, bug fixes from official Iris Manager 2.72
  • More app speed

Major features:

  • Most (if not all) the features from Iris Manager 2.65 (including ISO features for Cobra CFW)
  • Added scanning of games on /GAMES, /GAMEZ, /GAMES_DUP, /GAMES_BAD on external drive
  • Added new GUI mode: grid 6x4 and 8x6 from PS3ITA Manager (for a total of 4 GUI modes with/without covers)
  • Added payloads for 4.41DEX, 4.46DEX, 4.50DEX from PS3ITA Manager and 4.53CEX from HABIB
  • New buttons layout to resemble multiMAN / XMB buttons layout
  • Hold R2 or L2 while the program is starting to enter directly into File Manager mode without scan games
  • Added progress bar while games are being scanned and when file permissions are applied
  • Prevents re-scan of games when exiting from File Manager
  • Added option to disable the loading of the Fan Control Utility payload
  • Added auto-preview and full screen preview of images (.jpg/.png)
  • Changed colors, default temperature table, some labels, etc.
  • Auto-boot PSX ISO placed in USRDIR/ps1_iso/ (useful to create PS1 pkgs). Hold L1/R1 for memory card configuration.

New Button mapping:

In game list:

  • X = Select/Mount game
  • O = Cancel / Exit to XMB
  • Triangle = Menu
  • Start = Global config
  • Select + Start = File Manager
  • Select + O = Prompt for reboot the PS3
  • L2 + Start = Change GUI mode
  • L1 / R1 = Scroll game list by page
  • R3 = Re-scan the games

In File Manager:

  • X = View in Hex Editor / Launch file
  • O or Triangle = File Menu
  • Square = Select file/folder
  • Select + Triangle = Select/Unselect all files/folder
  • Select + Start = Exit File Manager
  • Select + O = Exit to XMB
  • Select + X = View in Hex Editor (PKG, .self) / on .. go to root
  • L1 / R1 = Scroll up/down by page
  • Left / Right / Switch panel
  • L2 / R2 = Switch vertical/horizontal screen layout
  • L3 / R3 = Quick jump to paths (root, self path, other panel path)

About:

Xmas gift: Added option to spoof console id on LV2. The option is found in Tools menu.

Based on the code from Rancid-O's PS3ITA 1.51 with some fixes and added support for 4.53

Changes in 2.72-1:

  • Added all the features & bug fixes from official Iris Manager 2.72 (Splash screen and holidays greetings were omitted)

Changes in 2.72-2:

  • Added option to auto-spoof Console ID (Added option to spoof console id on LV2).
  • Use [Start] button > Tools > Spoof Console ID.
  • Removed the redundant "Return" menu options from menus.
  • Changed default to Disc-less payload.
  • Changed order of options in global and tools menus.
  • Improved selection of GUI mode option in Global menu.

Changelog 2.72-3:

  • Now remembers the last launched game
  • Minor fixes

Changelog 2.72-4:

  • Fixed bug that caused to return to the previous menu trying to create an ISO
  • Hex Editor now asks to exit only if there was change
  • Fixed the focus for last game after a NTFS drive is mounted
  • Improved save config dialog

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