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Cobra PS3 Firmware v4.2, MultiMAN Cobra Manager v03.00.00 Out


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144w ago - Today Cobra PS3 Firmware v4.2 is released for those who own the USB dongle alongside MultiMAN PlayStation 3 Backup Cobra USB Manager v03.00.00 below.

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Package contains:

  • mmCM 03.00.00 (3108 PS3 Covers, 2020 PS2 Covers) (showTIME, ps3SERV)
  • PS3SERV PC app: To be used with mmCM file manager /net_host# network folders.
  • SHOWTIME PLAYER: Included as SHOWTIME.SELF in mmCM USRDIR/sys folder to enable playback of video files
  • BROWSER.SELF: Standalone WWW/FTP application

Condorstrike from [Register or Login to view links] believes deank is not working for the Cobra USB Team and has stated the following on the IRC logs below discussing it:

"We don't have confirmation on that, truth be told... we haven't spoken to Dean in a while, he did tell me a while back that he was going away for a while.

So from my understanding as far as I know, this is Team Cobra's app using Multiman's open source project... so for now, I'd say it's not Dean."

Update: The man himself deank has now made an official statement on the merging of multiMAN and Cobra.

Also, Team Cobra have released a quick update to mmCM to fix a minor bug that was present in mounting PSP ISOs without a disc in the drive. mmCM v03.00.01 update is available now ONLINE ONLY to Cobra USB users via the intergrated update system.

From IRC:

[Abkarino] deank had joind cobra team?
[flash67] LOL
[TehRuler] YEP
[TehRuler] LOL
[eussNL] Cobra ~=~ TrueBlue
[eussNL] so if it supports the replaced sub_28fe30 and new section 0x80000000007f0000 that Cobra uses, it means Trueblue support is around the corner...
[flash67] exactly
[middleman] i see deank sold out eh, that mustve been the big news tortuga was talking about
[TehRuler] no wonder he's been hiding
[middleman] yeah, went in hiding to make multiman for cobra, blah

Finally, below are the changes, as follows:

  • Added MultiMan for Cobra in the download section.
  • Support for games with split files.
  • Bugfix: special keys of bdremote weren't working in showtime.

Multiman for Cobra changelog:

  • Full ISO and CUE+BIN support (incl. create ISO from folder)
  • Full Cobra support (PSX, PS2, PSP, PS3, ISO, BIN, CUE, BDM, DVD)
  • PSP UMD game support when PSP connected in USB+UMD mode
  • Support for *.0/.31, *.001/.032, *.66600/.66631 split file formats
  • Join split files in file manager (select and copy the first file to get the rest joined)
  • Mount ISO files in File Manager (to browse/copy contents)
  • New display mode "XBDM" - XBOX Dash Clone
  • Support for games with split big files (from external hdd)
  • BD/DVD Region options in SETTINGS column
  • Support for PS2 game covers (OPL format, i.e. SLES_123.45_COV.JPG) in /covers_retro/psx (over 2000 covers included)
  • Integrated Dongle Updater (in mmCM XMMB column)
  • Option to turn on blue/green dongle leds or turn them off completely
  • Integrated PSX, PS2 and PSP database for names and IDs (over 13000 entries) (for PSX/PS2 discs and PSP ISO/UMD files)








Finally, [Register or Login to view links] has made available a [Register or Login to view links] based on the [Register or Login to view links] and details on how it was done below, as follows:

Unself the vsh.self (try using MAGIC PKG 1.0), then HexEdit the vsh.ELF and replace the 8 bytes at the following addresses:


Then use self_rebuilder (also available in Make PKG 1.0), to rebuild the vsh.self
Drag and drop the original vsh.self and the edited vsh.elf

I take no responsibility for any damage or brick of your console... I'm just passing the info.






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Zackandjon's Avatar
#86 - Zackandjon - 144w ago
I would like to hear directly from dean as well not just speculation... I have followed his MM program for a long time and loved the updates, then the updates just stopped coming, does that mean without the dongle their will be no more updates?

Sad, but understandable in the POV of Dean, I don't know his job, place of residence, if he has a family to provide for, or his living standards so yeah if you understand that he is a human being there is no reason to be angry with him, unless he publicly says screw everyone that supported him or others accrediting to his program.

In short I really don't want to buy a freakin dongle I spend enough money, MILKING COWS DOESN'T PAY FOR EVERYTHING.

1Panic's Avatar
#85 - 1Panic - 144w ago
There is no PSP support on the new update (4.2) It basically took away support from what I tested. I used the new Multiman (Cobra Edition) and I plugged in my PSP like it said I could... but nothing happens. Leading me to believe it has no support anymore.

It lied about allowing you to boot games from the PSP. Unless someone can confirm and tell me how the hell you do it. Because I just spent like 12 minutes trying to get it to work. And when I tested a PSP game off a usb.. it errored telling me to "install" the PSP launcher... again? I already have it installed but I get that error every time.

niwakun's Avatar
#84 - niwakun - 144w ago
can't blame deank for that since there's even no or barely donors on his manager right now. Afaik, there are only 5 for every 100k downloaders/users of his manager.

anyway, if this is the only way to keep multiman alive, i don't even bother if it is ported to a commercial product.

PS3 News's Avatar
#83 - PS3 News - 144w ago
I know a month or so back Tortuga-Cove announced a Cobra dongle giveaway (tortuga-cove.com/general/1043-tortuga-cove-cobra-usb-dongle-promotional-give-away) so it appears they are on good terms with the Cobra Team, meaning I don't think Cobra would do anything to upset the developers there.

That said, I too think until deank actually comments on the multiMAN Cobra version the jury is out on it. If Cobra did it on their own using the multiMAN source code and deank doesn't mind (assuming the multiMAN license allows for commercial use, etc) then all could go on as normal.

Perhaps condorstrike can give us some inside scoop if he's around.

HeyManHRU's Avatar
#82 - HeyManHRU - 144w ago
By looking at the update list does it mean you can play PS2 games on the PS3 slim?

I'm thinking of getting either the True Blue or the Cobra dongles. If the Cobra can play PSP and PS2 games on a slim then I'll get that one.
I'd get the Cobra USB if it implements the TB dongle in it.

From the boss's post:

[eussNL] so if it supports the replaced sub_28fe30 and new section 0x80000000007f0000 that Cobra uses, it means Trueblue support is around the corner...
[flash67] exactly

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