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22w ago - Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developers Estwald and D_Skywalk updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.93 followed by v2.93-1, v2.93-2, v2.93-3, v2.93-4, v2.93-5, v2.93-6, v2.93-7, v2.93-8, v2.93-9, v2.93-10, v2.93-11 and v2.93-12 Mods by aldostools with the changes outlined below.

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To quote, roughly translated: What's New in version 2.93:

  • Updated the ISO tools (PC_ps3iso_utilities_with_src_v1.8.zip) to patch ISO games with required FW version up to 4.60 in patchps3iso
  • By request of Lustar ( GameTDB ) I have introduced a new system to update the covers (covers): Iris Manager now use the User Agent "IrisManager - v2.93" to access that server.
  • In the game updates, the User Agent was changed also to simulate a PC
  • Added support ( for Cobra / Mamba ) for Bluray movies, DVD Video and MKV (using "BluRay Drive" on Showtime).
  • In the "Homebrew" category the homebrews/PSN are listed first and in the new "Films" category (only the movies are listed)

NOTE 1: As a reminder, pressing R3 / L3 you access the various categories.

  • Supports internal (hdd0) and external hard drives in NTFS, EXTx or FAT format.
  • The bluray movies should be in the root folder /BDISO, the DVD movies in /DVDISO (as in multiMAN). Subfolders are allowed and a JPG with the same name as the ISO is supported as cover (e.g. my_film.iso -> my_film.jpg as cover). The display name is taken from the file itself, so it is recommended to edit it if it is too long or non descriptive.
  • The MKV should go in the root folder /MKV. Subfolders are allowed and a JPG with the same name as the ISO is supported as cover (e.g. my_film.mkv -> my_film.jpg as cover). The display name is taken from the file itself, so it is recommended to edit it if it is too long or non descriptive. After selecting a movie, an ISO is created dynamically to associate with the BDVD unit, then Showtime is launched to play it.

NOTE 2: For films the Options menu (accessed with SELECT) is not available.

NOTE 3: We have also made ​​other changes to the code level, such as inclusion in main.h of the tags that define the internal flags for the games / movies. Hope that I have not screwed it up in the translation of the code.

NOTE 4 In principle, the support for /BDISO and /DVDISO was included thinking on those who have a broken the Bluray drive. Since we were doing this, MKV support was added (creating a dynamically ISO) if someone wants to use such films using covers. Showtime can play perfectly these movies with its NTFS support and it also allows you to navigate freely between directories: this option is mainly for geeks.

IrisMAN v2.93-1 Mod Changelog:

This is an "unofficial" version of Iris Manager 2.93 by Estwald/D-Skywalk. This version includes all the new Cobra/Mamba payload and ISO 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 or file permissions are applied, colors, 15 gui modes, etc.).

It also includes the Payloads for 4.41DEX/4.46DEX/4.50DEX/4.53CEX/4.55CEX from Rancid-O's PS3ITA Manager. The most notable feature is that unlike the official version, it scans GAMES/GAMEZ on the external drives.

Changelog 2.93-1:

  • Added the features from official Iris Manager 2.93
  • Added support for Blu-ray and DVD ISOS and MKV videos on Cobra/Mamba (4.46, 4.53, 4.55)
  • Use separated icons for MKV and DVD ISO
  • Scan /VIDEO and /MOVIES folders.
  • /MKV path can be customized in settings.ini

Side note: The integration of these changes was very hard this time, due Estwald updated a lot of code in 2.93 documenting the internal flags. I had to analyze a lot of code that was already implemented in IRISMAN

Changelog 2.93-2:

  • Fixed a bug reading the path for covers from settings.ini
  • Moved settings.ini to USRDIR (to make it easier to update using a PKG)

Changelog 2.93-3:

  • Added more GUI customization options to settings.ini
  • Now the EBOOT in /dev_hdd0/game folder is checked first to know if the game needs to be patched
  • Added shortcut buttons for faster GUI selection in Global Settings menu.

Changelog 2.93-4:

  • Fixed a regression in the selection of background pictures
  • Added display of game version to more menu

Changelog 2.93-5:

  • Cached game list for faster start up; added patch for PSID; improved patch for IDPS; unmount /dev_rewrite and /dev_habib. (Added cached game list for fast start up of the manager, added option to patch the PSID and various improvements to the patch of the Console ID).

Changelog 2.93-6:

  • Fixed the patches of PSID and Console ID (idps) on 4.55.
  • Also fixed the broken feature that allows to auto launch a PS1 game stored in USRDIR/ps1_iso.
  • Added some tweaks to improve the load time of the manager.

Changelog 2.93-7:

  • Fixed a freeze issue when the NTFS device is mounted and the cached list already contained NTFS games.
  • Fixed the display of ICON0 when browsing dev_hdd0/GAMES folder in File Manager
  • Added support to display ICON0 when browsing the /dev_hdd0/home folder in File Manager
  • Added shortcut SELECT+L3 / SELECT+R3 to refresh the game list (L3 / R3 alone were mapped to select the game list mode: Favorite/Homebrew/Films)

Changelog 2.93-8:

  • Added support for .VM1 / .cfg saved in the same folder of the PSX isos stored in /PSXISO and /ps1_iso folders (previously they were using a common file for all isos)
  • Removed the annoying "PSX Options Saved" message when saving a memory card option.
  • More bug fixes for the cached game list.
  • Fixed display of covers for PSXISOs.

Changelog 2.93-9:

  • New background mode that auto-displays the PIC1.PNG of the selected game.
  • The settings.ini now is not replaced when the manager is updated. The default settings are now stored in settings_default.ini
  • Added option to hide the Sort Mode label displayed at the bottom of the Coverflow

In this version, the PIC1.PNG is allowed to be displayed for NTFS (ISO) games. If you experience any freeze issue, change the ShowPIC1 to 2 in settings.ini (e.g ShowPIC1 = 2) Please report back if I have to revert the option to the previous default: ShowPIC1 = 1

Changelog 2.93-10: (Update - MAR/31/14)

  • Added support to display covers from multiMAN's covers_retro folder (PS1/PS2).
  • Added display of TITLE ID for PS1/PS2 in Game Options menu (TRIANGLE)
  • Fixed issue that closed the Global Settings menu when NTFS was refreshed.

Changelog 2.93-11: (Update - APR/8/14)

  • Added PSP ISO support on Cobra CFW (thanks to master deank for webMAN's source code)
  • Added fix game option to File Manager menu (fix error 80010009 on games that require a higher fw version)
  • Added "Refresh Game List" option to Global Menu (SELECT+R3)
  • Minor tweaks to the GUI

Changelog 2.93-12: (Update - APR/13/14)

  • Some bugs fixed.
  • Some new features.








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#142 - PS3 News - 3w ago
Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer Aldo Vargas (aka Aldostools) made available IrisMAN PS3 Backup Game Manager v3.09 followed by v3.10, v3.11, v3.12, v3.13, v3.14 and 3.15 (Popcorn Edition) with the changes outlined below.

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To quote: What's New in 3.15 (Popcorn Edition):

  • Small update to version 3.15 - Popcorn Edition
  • New icon.
  • The "Scanning games" message is now displayed everytime the game list is refreshed.
  • Fixed a couple of minor regressions.
  • The menus options are now more transparent.
  • Changed the label "Mount BDVD" to "BD Mirror" (to standardize the terms)
  • Updated SHOWTIME.SELF from 4.5.328 to 4.7.95 (mod by deank)

What's New in 3.15:

  • Faster list of games and movies stored on ntfs devices (almost instant vs. +10 seconds in earlier versions)
  • Better support for direct play of movies stored on ntfs/ext (now all audio/video can be played directly, instead of only *mount* MKV or ISO as dev_bdvd)
  • New filter by name (e.g list only all games or movies that start with 'M')
  • Create ISO from File Manager
  • Faster creation of ISOs (removed some unnecessary code)
  • Added new ftp SITE COPY/PASTE to the FTP Server protocol
  • Improved Hex Editor (e.g. select bytes to copy with [ ])
  • And other things that I may have forgotten

BONUS TIP: While testing the movies on NTFS I noticed that some movies played fine while for others Showtime returned an error about invalid content. It was a weird error due, while a movie stored in a folder played fine from IRISMAN, another copy *of the same movie* returned the error. So definitively it was not an encoding bug.

The solution that I found is: make a COPY the "corrupted" movie to another folder with the File Manager and the new copy will start playing fine Then you can delete the one with problems. I hope this tip help some users that prefer watch movies

What's New in 3.14:

  • Fix in File Manager for the "0.00 MB free" space left reported after copy.
  • Fixed incorrect status returned in read_from_registry function.

What's New in 3.13:

  • Updated code with mamba 1.35 released by Joonie (This release adds mamba support for 4.41DEX and fixes some wrong symbols on 4.46DEX)
  • Updated UMOUNT_SYSCAL_OFFSET in payload_460.c with fixed offset found by zar
  • Fixed issue displaying the free space on multiple devices in the File Manager
  • Added option to jump to root pressing SELECT+/\ if the cursor is over

What's New in 3.12:

  • Added display of free disk space for all devices on File Manager.
  • Fixed issue creating LV1 / LV2 in File Manager: Dumps will be created on the selected device.
  • Fixed issue that limited some functions on File Manager by Parental Control.
  • Added French & Spanish translation to some labels on Global menu. (Thanks to littlebalup)

What's New in 3.11:

  • Merged mamba with updates by Joonie for 4.46DEX (Rebug).
  • Added fix ATTRIBUTE for games with PS3_EXTRA.
  • Fixed bug in prxloader.self

What's New in 3.10:

  • Fixed a regression from 3.09 in the BD Emu functions (aka BD Mirror).

What's New in 3.09:

  • Added mamba support for 4.21 CEX, 4.40 CEX, 4.41 CEX. Thanks to Joonie.
  • Added Habib’s fixes for errors 80010017 and 8001002b when running ISO with updates with disc inside.
  • Added the patches for errors 8001003C, 8001003D, 8001003E from webMAN (by DeanK).
  • Fixed an issue listing NTFS games only and listing NTFS devices on FTP.

In related PlayStation 3 homebrew news aldostools also released PS3 Get CFW Symbols 1.4 with the changes detailed below.

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About: This new tool is for DEVELOPERS only!! It helps to find the memory offsets of the CFW functions (aka symbols). Although the tool cannot find all the symbols, it's able to find up to 80% of them, leaving more time to the developer to focus on other more productive tasks.

This tool helped me and Joonie to port the mamba payload to 3.55, 4.21, 4.30, 4.31, 4.40, 4.41, 4.50. This means that now you can play ISOs on these versions of CFW using IRISMAN and even on other Iris forks.

Changelog:

Version 1.4:

  • Now can find the RTOC offsets thanks to a new method provided to me by Joonie. THANKS to him!!!

Version 1.3:

  • Added a new interactive mode to search an entered symbol and display the found symbol and values in hex viewer format.

Finally, PlayStation 3 developer aldostools made available some updates to WebMAN below, as follows:

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The webMAN in Both packages include the Habib’s fixes that solve the errors 80010017 and 8001002b when running ISO with updates with disc inside.

They can be loaded on 4.60 using PRX Loader 1.05 (unofficial) or the upcoming 4.60 Habib Cobra. They work also on the existing Cobra and non-Cobra CFW previously supported.

Credits to DeanK who helped me to figure some syscall addresses (he's also the original creator of this masterpiece). Matsumot0 who helped me to fix some bugs that I had in his awesome mod. Joonie, EvilNat & Habib for the symbols for 4.60. Also Orion90 & checcolin for the tests and reports.

The WebMAN 1.29.5U4 now fixes the SELECT+R3 not working and I also changed the combo to disable CTRLFAN from R2+L3+Triangle to R2+L3+SELECT (to prevent a conflict with PSNPatch that also uses R2+L3+Triangle for Safe mode).

If you have webMAN already running:

1. Download this file: deanbg.com/category_game.zip
2. Extract the category_game.xml included in the zip to a folder on the PC
3. Go to the setup page of webMAN on the browser e.g.: [Register or Login to view links]
4. Put a check mark on: Enable /dev_blind (writable /dev_flash) on startup and save the options.
5. Restart the PS3 (Only needed if the option was unchecked!!)
6. Open an FTP Client and access your ps3 at [Register or Login to view links]
7. Browse to /dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/xmb
8. Upload and replace the category_game.xml with the one extracted on step 2.
9. Reboot. Enjoy!

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#141 - kalberto - 3w ago
when it is not using Discless, and want to use bd drive with disc, it'll error on 4.60 or not ?

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#140 - PS3 News - 4w ago
Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer Aldo Vargas (aka Aldostools) made available IrisMAN v3.08 PS3 Backup Game Manager which adds the Mamba Payload for 3.55, 4.30, 4.50 and 4.60 CFW alongside 4.60 Mamba support for Iris Manager v2.93 (Unofficial) and 4.60 Protections Patched from Habib with details below.

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To quote: What’s new in IrisMAN v3.08?

Changelog 3.08: (Jul 7/2014)

  • Added mamba support for 4.50 & 4.60 by Joonie (Thanks to Habib, EvilNat, Orion90 for their contributions).
  • Added mamba support for 3.55 & 4.30 by aldostools.
  • Added detection of buttons layout and auto-swap buttons if it’s an asian console (O=Enter). The swap can be forced adding “SwapButtons = 1″ to the settings.ini

Note: To prevent errors on 4.60, remove any disc from the BD drive when using Discless/Mamba!

Also from aldostools comes an update to Retro XMB Creator 1.6.5 with the changes below, as follows:

Changelog for v1.6.5:

  • Now pressing [F1] will open the ICON1.PAM and Manuals Repository created by Redemp on [Register or Login to view links] for Retro XMB Creator. or alternately you can access in [Preview] mode by right-clicking as seen in the screenshot below.

Iris Manager v2.93 (Unofficial) with 4.60 Mamba Support

Following up on his previous release in related PS3 homebrew news today, from Habib (aka smhabib) comes Iris Manager v2.93 (Unofficial) with 4.60 Mamba Support who states:

Hey Everyone! Sorry for the delay of this release. I was so stupid that I didn't checked that iso works without disc in PS3, if i was smart enough to check it without disc 2 days before, you would have seen this release.

How to Run ISOs:

1. Change to discless payload
2. Remove disc
3. Choose iso and play

Iris Manager (Unofficial) with 4.60 Protections Patched

Finally, from Habib (aka smhabib): Sample which does the patching necessary for 4.60 cfw.

Changelog (since my last unofficial version):

1. removed splash screen of iris
2. fvcked sonys new drm mechanism (80010017 when running iso with disc inside and 8001002b when running iso with updates with disc inside)

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#139 - PS3 News - 4w ago
Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer Aldo Vargas (aka Aldostools) made available IrisMAN v3.06 PS3 Backup Game Manager which fixes regression launching retro games followed by v3.07 with more changes as outlined below.

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To quote: What’s new in IrisMAN v3.06?

Changelog 3.06: (Jul 1/2014)

  • Fixed regression launching retro games (broken in 3.04-3.05)
  • Added scan of roms in alternate path (multiMAN default path for roms)
  • Addressed a flickering issue in the game list.

Updates (Jul 1/2014)

  • Discless Addons now includes a fixed explore_plugin_460.sprx by Orion90
  • Added a smaller Discless Addon package for 4.60 CEX only. (If you already downloaded the Addons Pack install this PKG to fix the corrupted explore_plugin_460.sprx)

What’s new in IrisMAN v3.07?

Changelog 3.07: (Jul 2/2014)

  • PS3 ISOs display ICON0 again when covers are disabled.
  • Re-added the "Event ID" option on non-Cobra CFW in Global Menu (press SELECT on Tools)

Note: If you use WebMAN on Cobra CFW, unmount any mounted game before launch IrisMAN.

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#138 - PS3 News - 5w ago
Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer Aldo Vargas (aka Aldostools) made available IrisMAN v3.04 which includes PS3 4.60 CFW CEX support and more followed by v3.05 with bugfixes and more details below.

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To quote: What’s new in IrisMAN v3.04?

  • Added support for 4.60 CEX (Thanks to smhabib for the payloads + fix + source code)
  • Added mamba for 4.50 DEX (Thanks to Rancid-O for port & files)
  • Added offset for PSID/IDPS on 4.60 CEX (Thanks to Orion90 for offsets & ErMaK86 for the LV2 dump)
  • Improved the speed and provide more feedback of progress on Build ISO function
  • Added support to launch additional homebrews (PRXLoader, CDGPlayer, GamePad Test, multiMAN, etc.)
  • PRX-Loader now can be auto-launched when the manager is closed. (The option may need to enabled in settings.ini. It is launched only if /dev_hdd0/boot_plugins.txt exists and running on a non-Cobra CFW 4.21 to 4.55)
  • Fixed freeze issue when the Game Options was accessed for PS1 games stored on /PSXGAMES folder.
  • Changed behavior of L1/R1 in “XMB-like” GUI to jump 10 games forward/backward.
  • Fixed some issues listing games with Game List filters.
  • Limited use of background on large grids (85 and above)
  • Replaced grid 66 with grid 76
  • Restructured & optimized the source code in several parts.
  • Added back & up/down buttons to the Select Disc Order menu where a PS1 multi-disc is selected to launch
  • Available: a new Discless Addon-PKG with libs_patched.sprx and patched explore_plugins for 3.55 and 4.21 to 4.60. Required to play games in disc-less mode on non-Cobra CFW.

Previous Changelog: What’s new in IrisMAN 3.03?

  • Added Mamba payloads for 4.55DEX PS3ITA (thanks to Rancid-O)
  • Added offset for spoofing psid/idps on 4.55DEX (thanks to Rancid-O)
  • Added spoof to 4.60 when spoof version is enabled in settings.ini (tested only on 4.46 CEX Cobra 7.0)
  • Display of covers in File Manager for files that start with a content id (pkg, rap, edat, etc.)

What’s new in IrisMAN v3.05?

  • Fixed bug in "Test & Fix Game" when the game don't have an update. It caused a black screen on games that require a higher firmware.
  • Added shortcut to save and turn off the PS3 (R2+O)
  • Now SELECT+START will open the File Manager in the folder of the selected game/ISO
  • Current version of CFW is now displayed on Global menu

BTW the bug not fixing the games in folder format that don't have updates is also present on Orion90's Gamesonic 3.0 and Iris Manager 2.93 (and probably the other forks released this weekend). See test_game function = Source Code: github.com/aldostools/IRISMAN

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