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MultiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00, No Dongle Required


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145w ago - Today MultiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) version 04.00.00 has been released, and those interested in updating multiMAN without the DRM-infected dongle can now do so as is it not required for non-Cobra multiMAN functionality on the PlayStation 3 console.

Download: multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Update (20120112) / [Register or Login to view links] (184.72 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror - 184.72 MB)

Previously multiMAN developer deank stated to the PlayStation 3 scene that he was not in bed with Cobra (aka Max Louarn), however, some PS3 developers such as [Register or Login to view links] appear to think otherwise, to quote via Twitter:

"Huge thanks to deank for leaving the scene and selling out to Cobra [/satire]"

Below is the multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) changelog, as follows:

13 - 01 - 2012

  • Added support for jpg/png covers for BD/DVD ISO files in "Coverflow" mode
  • Added PIC1.PNG/SND0.AT3 (background image and music) support to lastGAME and "PSP Launcher" for PSP ISO files
  • Improved performance when extracting CSO to ISO and when creating ISO files from folders
  • SIXAXIS gyroscope affects screensaver mode (wave/tilt the controller to navigate the starfield)
  • Improved "Coverflow" display mode
  • Added preparations for experimental support for multi-disc PSX games in CUE+BIN or ISO format for up to 4 discs. ("Required Cobra USB/FW update will be announced when PSX multidisc support is available")
  • mmCM 04.00.00 will work without CobraUSB dongle connected (click [Register or Login to view links] for more information). New mmCM users will have to install mmCM 04.00.00 FULL version..

Changelog for non-Cobra users updating from multiMAN 02.09.02 to multiMAN/mmCM 04.00.00:

  • Added function "Create ISO from folder"
  • 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)
  • New display mode "XBDM" - XBOX Dash Clone
  • Added option "Detect Game Title in ISO Images" to allow using ISO filenames and *not* scan for game names in local database
  • Improved scanning for retro roms/iso and covers (populating the Retro column)
  • New THEME format (.thm). One theme - one file. Easy installation within multiMAN/mmCM without going to XMB to install theme pkg files.
  • mmTM - Easy to use PC application to create thm files from folders (separate download).
  • multiMAN/mmCM will try to read disc volume labels and display in VIDEO column (BD/DVD entry) and in other display modes.
  • Added indication (rotating refresh icon next to the column icon) when multiMAN/mmCM is loading/extracting title thumbnails (XMMB mode)
  • Added pop-up notifications when new versions of multiMAN/mmCM and Showtime are available for download
  • Added pop-up notification when running low on disc space (less than 1GB on internal HDD)
  • Added pop-up notification when multiMAN/mmCM successfully connects to nethost folders during startup (/net_host# in File Manager)
  • Added support for downloading themes in a background thread (pop-up messages will notify user when download starts and completes)
  • Added support for copying big (4+GB) files in File Manager to USB drives. multiMAN/mmCM will split source file when copying to USB.
  • Changed option "Link Video Library to Showtime" - it will only create links for XMB Video files, but will not start Showtime
  • Added shortcut (virtual folder) "XMB Video Files" when browsing HDD/USB drives in VIDEO column
  • Added "Showtime Font Preference" option to select 10 different fonts for SHOWTIME media player (GUI and Subtitles)
  • Added support to extract PSP CSO (compressed ISO) files in XMMB/XBDM display modes and File Manager (extracted image is saved in /dev_hdd0/PSPISO)
  • Added shortcut to ISO folder when browsing external USB devices (PSP connected with memory stick /ISO folder, containing CSO and ISO files)
  • Added music playback fade-out when leaving multiMAN/mmCM
  • Added download progress indication in XMMB/XBDM modes - Web column. An entry will show current download filename and percentage of completion.
  • Added TextViewer in File Manager (supported files colored in light blue). Supports viewing of ANSI/UTF plain text files.
  • TextViewer controls: L1/R1 - PageUp/PageDown, L2/R2 - zoom out/in (50%-250%), R3 - change font, UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT - scroll/pan, L1/R1+SELECT - skip to start/end of file
  • Added support for browsing Video, Games, Favorites and Retro (ROMS/PS1/PS2/PSP) in "Coverflow" display mode. Change content mode with UP/DOWN.
  • Improved performance when extracting CSO to ISO and when creating ISO files from folders
  • SIXAXIS gyroscope affects screensaver mode (wave/tilt the controller to navigate the starfield)
  • Improved "Coverflow" display mode





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smokyyuwe's Avatar
#196 - smokyyuwe - 125w ago
Just a quick note to people, the movement of the windows is super sensitive.

Over all though, amazing work. Can't wait to see what else he is able to add to the OS or mm itself.

jabberosx's Avatar
#195 - jabberosx - 125w ago
Don't know how i missed this. But isn't this more important than the mmOS release ?? Any dev's looking /working on this to release the free cfw version of cobra ?

SwordOfWar's Avatar
#194 - SwordOfWar - 125w ago
I just hope the new mmOS feature doesn't make transferring video files to my PS3's HDD more difficult (more steps) since that is my current main/only function for it during the past several months.

So, for that to happen, let's hope that currently open windows/directories get saved on exit and appear on next use.

PS3 News's Avatar
#193 - PS3 News - 125w ago
Following up on the previous Cobra mmOS multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) updates, today condorstrike has made available the mmCM v04.03.00 changelog alongside mmOS PS3 File Manager functions detailed below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (24.63MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (293.93MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

To quote from Tortuga-Cove.com (linked above) and via pastie.org/4004077 on the changes:

04.03.00 -

  • [Register or Login to view links]
  • Added support to launch DVD-Video titles (disc/folder format) from mmOS and other display modes (Showtime Media Player required)
  • Added support to load DVD-Video movies in ISO format from DVDISO folder (Showtime Media Player Required) (for non-Cobra Firmwares)
  • Added option to override SBS/TB modes in stereo player for .avi3d video titles (with L3/R3)
  • Changed: File Manager is replaced by a new powerful and memory efficient engine (mmOS) to resemble desktop environment

mmOS features:

  • Uses just 1-2MB of RAM (about 10-15 times less than the old File Manager mode), intuitive and faster
  • Desktop + Taskbar + 7 Windows + Desktop Shortcuts + Clock + Tray + Clipboard
  • Clipboard and each window support up to 4096 entries
  • Window properties: minimize, restore, close, move, sort contents by name/size/date (asc/desc), fast scroll in rows and pages
  • Window history: 16 path levels deep (forward and backward), window state and current scroll/cursor position
  • Window contents: content icons/names/size/date, status bar, header, scrollbar
  • Window actions (single click/tap): single/multiple entry selection
  • Window actions (double click/tap): start music playback, image viewer, hex/text viewer, launch executable files (.self/EBOOT.BIN), play video titles (standard 2D and AVI3D), play DVD folders/ISO, direct-boot or load "folder/jb" games, load Blu-ray/DVD-Video/PS3/PSP/PS2 ISO files and BIN+CUE PSX images, load AVCHD video folders, mount folders to install PKG files, install themes and launch PSX games from CD-R discs (when DDA mode is enabled: PSX.EXE/SYSTEM.CNF/ps1_*emu.self)
  • Taskbar actions: minimize/restore a window, minimize all, change active window
  • Context/command menu functions: Copy (copy selected entries to clipboard), Cut (copy selected entries to clipboard; entries will be deleted after "Paste"), Paste (paste clipboard contents), Paste as ISO (create an ISO file from a single folder selected with "Copy"), Delete, Rename, Properties, Create New Folder, Create Shortcut, Shadow for PKG game (when a PS3_GAME folder is selected from a game under /dev_hdd0/GAMES), Activate BD-Mirror (when a PS3_GAME folder is selected from a game under /dev_usb***/GAMES), Eject Disc, Open in HEX Viewer, Refresh Net Host
  • Added option in "Settings" - "Swap Sticks In mmOS - Change actions of Left and Right Sticks in mmOS."

Navigation:

  • Right Stick - Move mouse pointer (can be changed to Left Stick in Settings "Swap Sticks in mmOS")
  • Left Stick - Move active window (can be changed to Right Stick in Settings "Swap Sticks in mmOS")
  • LEFT/RIGHT - One directory level back (history) / forward
  • UP/DOWN - Scroll up/down window contents
  • L2/R2 - (PgUp/PgDn) Scroll window contents in pages
  • CROSS - (single tap) Select/Deselect entry
  • CROSS - (double tap) Execute/View/Play/Open folder
  • CIRCLE - (right click) Open command/context menu
  • SQUARE - (ALT-TAB) Switch active window
  • SELECT+(CROSS double tap) - Open folder in new window
  • SELECT+(CIRCLE) - (ALT-F4) Close active window
  • SELECT+(SQUARE) - (F5) Refresh active window
  • SELECT+(UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT) - Move mouse pointer (useful with BD-Remote Controller)

Finally, below is how to launch PSN games via multiMAN for those interested from sealhealy (via psx-scene.com/forums/content/tutorial-2280/):

Launch PSN Games from multiMAN like any other PS3 backup:

1. Install your PSN package game like you normally would
2. In multiman go into file manager and navigate to /dev_hdd0/game
3. Find the corresponding game folder to the game you just installed eg. 'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell HD' = NPEB00527
4. Copy this folder to your USB game folder /dev_usb000/GAMES
5. Now rename the copied folder to something meaningful eg./dev_usb000/GAMES/NPEB00527 becomes /dev_usb000/GAMES/[Splinter Cell HD]-NPEB00527
6. Inside the [Splinter Cell HD]-NPEB00527 folder create a new folder called PS3_GAME eg. /dev_usb000/GAMES/[Splinter Cell HD]-NPEB00527/PS3_GAME
7. Now move all files inside /dev_usb000/GAMES/[Splinter Cell HD]-NPEB00527/ into the PS3_GAME folder.
8. Go back to your Game list and refresh it, the new game will appear
9. Mount the game
10. When kicked back to XMB start the game from App_home not the disc icon

Notes:

  • You don't always need to copy all files sometimes just creating the file structure and copying the eboot.bin and param.sfo is enough.
  • I also think the reverse maybe true for some other games that don't work copying only eboot.bin eg. leave behind only eboot.bin param.sfo TROPDIR in the /dev_hdd0/game folder.
  • Creating a shadow copy of the USRDIR may also work? Nope

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HeyManHRU's Avatar
#192 - HeyManHRU - 126w ago
It's about time MultiMan Manager become it's own OS. I wonder if it will have an inbuilt browser in the near future though, never like the PS3 one.

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