34w ago - Following up on their previous updates, PlayStation 3 developers Estwald and D_Skywalk (with help from Miralatijera) have updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.35 with the changes detailed below.
Ported all console presentation to support UTF8 instead of ANSI
Added improvements to "Archive Manager": ability to edit LV2, RAM, select a piece of code, copy it (max 1MB), paste it on other place(file/memory), use it to find matches (max 512 bytes) or create a new file with that content.
Added procedure Write HTAB (thanks to Miralatijera for the assembly code) to make LV2 executable and other stuff [+ laughs]
Added Disc-less mode that runs games from a simulated disc in XMB, using BD EMU, patched explore_plugin and patched libfs, has successfully launched all the games I've tried, without addressing /APP_HOME in CFW 4.40 Miralatijera. This mode doesn't work for those who have a broken BD-Drive or don't have a working lector
Modules explore_plugin and libfs must be patched.
A USB flash drive, memory card or USB storage device connected (recommended method)
On Iris Manager, press START to "Global Options", go to "Tools" and select where it says " With/Without BDVD Controller" the "Disc - Less payload" option.
Restart Iris Manager and select a game: to have a better compatibility, use BD EMU with patched libfs.sprx or patched explore_plugin.sprx.
Virtual mounting system:
There are three ways to get the disc mounted:
On Iris Manager or XMB, insert a USB flash drive, USB storage device, or memory card, and then launch the game.
Before to run Iris Manager, insert a USB flash drive, USB storage device or memory card, then run Iris Manager, select a game and the disc will be mounted on XMB automatically.
Without a USB device or memory card: Run Iris Manager, select a game and on XMB, run another application, such as "Homelaunc1", that get in and get out quickly. With that, the game will be mounted on XMB.
This has been tested in CFW 4.40 Miralatijera: in theory, It should work on other CFW, since the code was created considering the portability (ability to locate the code on any place and re-define the necessary calls).
Notice again that there is no support for those who have a broken BD-Drive or simply do not have a working lector. (I'm really sorry, but I have no technical resources to find out what's wrong and it's an achievement that I have made this in that way [+ laughs])
Obviously, this is a full disc-less mode: you can't pretend to insert a real disc with the syscalls simulating another, so you must restart the PS3. It's compatible with the PSX ISOS from Iris Manager.
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I waited for months for a better GUI to have more games on screen at once and they never delivered. PS3ITA Manager did so I went there. It looks and acts the same as this but it has a better GUI, exactly like I was asking for. And its got a few more really good features.
Following up on the his previous revision, today Italian PlayStation 3 developer Alexander has updated Iris Manager to Iris Manager 2.68U (Unofficial OpenModding) PS3Mod followed by a final version that supports PS3 Firmware 4.50 with the changes below.
To quote, roughly translated: Version 2.68u in beta testing for all of our users on the forum. Although being in beta, the version in question works very well, so do not be afraid to get crash or otherwise. We decided to put in downloads this "beta" version, because we still have much work to do and time is very short. For now, enjoy this slice of homebrew.
Sincere Thanks to the PS3 scene Spanish, having read so many positive reviews both on our Homebrew on Ferrox. Thank you again! The homebrew obviously is in testing (beta), shown here in the thread the various problems related to improper startup and or any other kind of problem.
Iris Manager Unofficial v2.68u Changelog:
Arabic language has been added (Thanks to Haider Kiara)
Persian language has been removed (Due to poor translation, it was unnecessary to include it. Will be added back later if some users kindly got the result)
Automatic recognition of language (beta)
PAYLOAD mode DISCLESS pre-activated (Fake BD) for CFW's 3.55 / 4.30 / 4.46
New background color: Deep Ruby, Color Ocean, Razzmic Berry and Rich Electric Blue
Fixed minor bugs for better stability
Iris Manager 2.68u Unofficial (Final Version):
Added Arabic Language (Thanks to Haider Kiara)
Added Polish Language (Thanks to Roman5566)
Automatic recognition of the language
Archive Manager (Italian translation) Included in the "Version 2.68ui"
ControlFan Utility (Italian translation) Included in the "Version 2.68ui"
Removed the Persian language (Due to poor translation, it was unnecessary to include it. Will be readjusted later if some users kindly got the result.)
Mode DISCLESS PAYLOAD pre-activated also on Custom Firmware 4.50! (Fake BD) for CFW's 430/446/450
New Colors System (Background Style) (Deep Ruby) (Color Ocean) (Razzmic Berry) (Rich Electric Blue)
Payload 4.50 (Thanks to REIZA72 for the DUMP LV1/2, IDA PRO & Kakarotoks for lv2_dump_analyser)
Fixed minor bugs for better stability
Compatible with Habib/FERROX 4.50
Q: I can not start some games, giving me a black screen, why?
A: Iris Unofficial Manager has integrated the modalia DISC-LESS ON CFW 430/446/450. Enable it and solve the start of all games.
Q: The source code will be released when?
A: The source code will be released with version 2.70u onwards.