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Flex Manager PS3 Netflix Style Backup Manager is Released!

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220w ago - Today a PS3 Netflix style Backup Manager dubbed Flex Manager is available, courtesy of khaosjimena, 0o_shelak_o0, Cuberata and Charlo at Elotrolado.net (linked above) and dogie721 and Jurai2 here as well, which comes in several versions that have been added below.

Download: Flex Manager v1.0 / Flex Manager v1.0.1

Version 1.0.1 Changelog:
•add some bottom temporary on front
•waiting for option over the games selected

For those curious, it allows you to select from PS3 games on your HDD similar to how you would choose a Netflix movie, and covers should be 348x400 in size and placed in the following directory:


Finally, the titles need to match their respective PlayStation 3 game ID counterparts and currently PNG image names must be in CAPS to work.

Here are other revisions that led to Flex Manager:

Pretty Manager - functionally it is the same as the BG mod, but uses a nicer interface. Interface provided by neversun.
Pretty Manager r2 - very minor speed improvement on the png stuff, not enough though.. paths displayed below game title.
Pretty Manager r3 - added drizzt84's ansi workaround, regressed the png changes. PNG's should now display while in Hermes mode (requires deleting cache2 folder).
Pretty Manager r4 - changes to support Hermes v3 since everyone seems to agree it works fine. UI corrections, FTP status currently doesn't display. Direct boot dialog removed. FTP toggle remapped to L3
R3 toggles attempting to direct-boot.
Sexy Manager r1 - initial release.
Sexy Manager r2 - fixed the page jumps on left/right, were set incorrectly.
Sexy Manager SRC (Oct 6 2:45pm)
Sexy Manager SRC (Oct 6 4:45pm) - updated source with w4r10cks fixes.

Pretty Manager r4 Skin Mod

Open Manager New GUI - uses the "dev_hdd0/GAMES" folder to copy/store backups.
Open Manager Type S - Changed the OM background. Changed the ICON. Added PIC1. Added PIC2 and Added SND0.AT3 from Split Second.

Sexy Drizzt - FTP ON/OFF. Game title is not truncated at 37 bytes but at 65 (you have more space than the original implementation). Use "HOMEBREW" string instead of "HOMEBREW MODE". Startup audio is not working.
Open Manager v2.0 Gaia Beta 1 - Hermes v3 patching enabled (L1). Graphic / Background changed (thanks to klush) to allow safe area. Buttons remapped (exit key removed, use menu to exit). Direct loading removed (it works with only 10% of games). All my old patches.
Open Manager v2.0 Gaia Beta 2 - Fixed the highlight alignment (thanks klutsh). New BG file with IP: aligned (thanks klutsh) and bottom size bar expanded.
Open Manager v2.0 Gaia Beta 2 SRC
Open Manager v2.0 Gaia Beta 3 - Added "Direct Boot" mode (L2). Changed the key combo to change the internal game dir to SELECT+HOME. Fixed square button to backup from bdvd. Removed "Put games from BR-DISC" and "Put the homebrew in USBXXX:/homebrew" strings. Reduced the gap between one device and his size and the next device, in the bottom bar.

CB Manager v2 - UTF-8 Fix. Re-worked the gui. Peek Fix. XMB Start removed. Cleaned some code. Buttons re-mapped. Atrac AT3 removed. Fixed Permissions not working properly. Fixing Permissions will start in "/dev_hdd0/game/" and changes ALL directorys and files to chmod777/666. Asking YES/NO somehow broke it for PS3 Slim.

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#29 - Koneesha - 220w ago
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So out of the list of managers on the first page the Open Manager is the best? Would that be the one by Fahrenheit, Drizzt84, or the one in the Hermes v.3 thread?

#28 - costocart - 220w ago
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I will be releasing a new backup manager...BM Bangang v1.1

*update* BM Bangan v1.1.0001

Version 1.1.0001 Changelog:
- remap exit button from /\ to X
- changed the FTP......to ftp
- change background which shows how sucks my photoshop skill is

this started to look like the PS3Jailbreak clone wars. people changing a few useless things and renaming it with cheesy names so that it would look like a new advance version of the original OBM for the sake of fame. these all should fall into the same category....'Jurai2 OBM themes/skin'. dont get me wrong.. .i like what you guys are doing by adding and improving the OBM. but for the sake of the scene please name them properly.

name them Open BM v3/4/5...etc. instead of [your name] Backup Manager v1. Or else....we going to see in the future lots of people asking the same question over and over: "which one should i use?" At the end the forum is going to look very ugly and messy with stupid question like this.

Keep up the good work.

#27 - PS3 News - 220w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
Exactly - few seconds in BUM comparing to endless hours in the game itself ... for me - the (flawless) functionality is more important than nice looks.

I guess they call it "BUM" for a reason, eh?

#26 - GrandpaHomer - 220w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by dragonsan View Post
Nice and shiny stuffs but USELESS! we gonna spend more time looking at our back ups in the manager or we gonna play the actuall games. I dont spend more then 5 second in the bm while i choose the game. So i don't really care about how the cover come up while i browse within them.

Exactly - few seconds in BUM comparing to endless hours in the game itself ... for me - the (flawless) functionality is more important than nice looks.

#25 - PSPSwampy - 220w ago
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@Jurai2: We all know who deserves the credit for this, it's you and the original OM (from Elotrolado). I think someone (but can't for the life of me think who) once said "Copying is the greatest form of flattery".
Quote Originally Posted by symonds View Post
Time should of been put to work out a simple way of implementing skins rather than installing different backup managers.

Erm i think you'll find that it's pretty easy to change the look/feel of OM - simply turn on the FTP feature, connect your PC and copy over your replacement BG.PNG (or the boot sound / highlight) into the /dev_hdd0/games/OMAN46756/USRDIR/ folder

You can also change the icon shown on the XMB and the background XMB pic by looking in the OMAN46756 folder.


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