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


118w 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) / multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) (184.72 MB) / multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) (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 CrashSerious 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 HERE 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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#650 - PS3 News - 20w ago
Cobra CFW Tools v1.18: WebMAN XMB Install, Custom Coldboot, In-Game Screenshot & 4.50 Certs are now available via bitsbubba with details below, as follows:

Download: Cobra CFW Tools.pkg / Cobra CFW Tools v1.18.pkg / Cobra CFW Tools v1.18a.pkg / PlayStationHome~IconSwap.pkg

To quote: I little something I whipped up: Cobra CFW Tools. with this you can install webMAN XMB v1.17 based on XMBM+ (aldostools' webMAN links) and concept from multiMAN XMB Integrated) with ★Install Package Files, REBUG's ★Package Manager or XMBM+ support, 4.50 certs (for ?safer? PSN), Ingame ScreenShots and custom coldboots by atreyu187 that I helped design. It's been tested on both Rogero (Cobra 7- Unofficial) and HABIB Cobra edition (any version). Choose what suits you.

Update: To keep up with Dean and his forever improving webMAN, I bring you v1.18 (the initial release was v1.17) only difference is this includes Dean's latest release of webMAN. Cobra CFW Tools v1.18.pkg- it's perfectly fine to install this over v1.17

Note: this app installs the plugins to folder "plugins" on dev_hdd0 which included boot_plugins.txt points to (good idea aldostools)

-Bitsbubba

Features:

  • 4.50 certs
  • Custom Coldboot
  • Cobra [Center]
  • Cobra [Full]
  • Cobra [Right]
  • In-Game ScreenShot
  • webMAN XMB v1.17
  • With Install Package Files
  • With Rebug's Package Manager
  • With XMBM+ Support

Tested On:

  • Rogero 4.46 (Cobra 7- Unofficial)
  • HABIB 4.46 Cobra edition (any version)

Cobra CFW Tools v1.18a

Update Cobra CFW Tools v1.18a.pkg to add Dean's latest updated webMAN sprx.

One thing that was pointed out to me was if Playstation Home isn't installed then the eject icon will replace it's icon. So I bring you the PlayStationHome~IconSwap.pkg which will take the PlayStation Home listing out of the PSN column and put it in GameData with the PlayStation Home GameData icon

Note: if you have PlayStation Home already installed on your PS3 there is no need for you to install the PlayStationHome~IconSwap.pkg as you have the correct icon.

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#649 - jojo1000 - 20w ago
It's still not showing up though ...

And you're recommending a USB Flash Drive to load up games that have files more than 2GB in them? I don't know how that is done. But I am getting filezilla since flash FXP seems to have a problem. Let's see what happens.

OK, I did it! I had put all the games inside the dev_hdd0/game folder. I should have CREATED a separate folder called "GAMEZ" and then added the games.

All the games are showing up ... Thank you Misiozol for trying to help me! You're awesome absolutely!

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#648 - misiozol - 20w ago
Instead of ftp them , try to use flash drive sometimes on ftp they get corrupted sometimes or attributes missing.

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#647 - jojo1000 - 20w ago
Hi Bro, Good to hear from you.

I tried that. It didn't work. In fact, all the games showed up within the XMB as "corrupted data" and I had to delete them.

I think it's because of the way I transferred files to the PS3 (not in PASV mode). I am trying that now and shall report back with any findings.

Thanks a ton

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#646 - misiozol - 20w ago
Use rebuild database in safe mode , and triangle > rescan in multiman , should help













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