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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#640 - PS3 News - 22w ago
Tutorial: Easy Batch Generate ISO's (Script Included) / IRD ISO to non IRD ISO Script Tutorial by SDeath

Hi all, I've been busy creating a script and Tutorial that can batch convert iso to iso using the genps3iso tool. As most of you know using a IRD verified iso will cause a performance hit on the COBRA ODE., but will let you know what files are not original so you can replace them.

So after I verified my games I wanted to convert them back to non IRD iso's to keep performance to the max. So I wrote this script. So anybody who created IRD iso's to verify if all files are original and present, can now convert all iso's back to non IRD.

Update: And a whole new update of my tool came together with the 2.0 COBRA ODE update. To make sure you can convert all those games for the 4.55 bypass more easily. And also supports the merging of the games dumped by the new Manager.

Easy Batch Generate/Merge COBRA ISO's Tool (Including OFW 4.55 ISO's + Swap Disc)

This tool can be used to:

  • Easily batch create game ISO's from other ISO's or rip folders, with IRD support for both.
  • Easily batch generate the OFW 4.55 Bypass ISO's and OFW 4.55 Bypass SwapDisc. That you can then burn to a BD-R disc.
  • Easily batch merge game ISO's either dumped using the COBRA Manager, or split with genps3iso.

Make sure you read all the tips and instructions and make sure you understand them.

Changelog:

28-02-2014 (dd-mm-yyyy):

  • Updated to latest version support files released today by the COBRA Team.
  • Added support for OFW 4.55 Bypass batch ISO creation.
  • Added support to generate the OFW 4.55 Bypass SwapDisc.
  • Added support to batch merge game ISO's either dumped using the new 1.6 COBRA Manager, or split with genps3iso.
  • Added Check to see if source folders are empty.
  • Generated a exe from the script.

15-01-2014 (dd-mm-yyyy):

  • Updated to latest version support files released today by the COBRA Team.
  • Added support for dry run genps3ISO to check rip against IRD file.
  • Several improvements.
  • Output is now redirected to a txt file that will be created for each game so you can check the status in those files in the converted folder. You can delete these after that.
  • DON'T CLOSE THE CMD WINDOW, IT STAYS BLACK BUT IS STILL RUNNING, OUTPUT IS DIVERTED TO THE TXT FILE!!

17-11-2013 (dd-mm-yyyy):

  • Added folder-to-iso support
  • waitTime removed, the script now waits until the iso is mounted and then continues immediately.

16-11-2013 (dd-mm-yyyy):

  • Initial release iso-to-iso

Know Issues:

  • There is one bug but it's in the genps3iso (v2.3) tool and not my script when using a IRD and splitting the iso's the tool will give a output error. I contacted magneto about this issue.

Instruction Video:

Easy Batch Generate ISO's Instruction Movie / Instruction Video (OFW 4.55 Bypass not included but is self explanatory):





Update: Hi all, been busy a couple of days trying to make a script that will automate the iso creation (iso-to-iso), and I succeeded. The code is probably a big mess to the programmers among us but it works.

Know issues:

Update: None

There is one bug but it's in the genps3iso (v2.3) tool and not my script when using a IRD and splitting the iso's the tool will give a output error. I contacted magneto about this issue.

Tips:

  • DON'T PUT ANY EBOOTS FROM GAMES OR FROM THE VAULT INTO THE EBOOTS FOLDER, THESE FILES ARE GENERATED FROM THE SOURCE ISO'S AND ARE NOT THE SAME AS NORMAL EBOOTS!!
  • DON'T CLOSE THE CMD WINDOW, IT STAYS BLACK BUT IS STILL RUNNING, OUTPUT IS DIVERTED TO THE TXT FILE!!
  • MAKE SURE THERE IS ENOUGH DISK SPACE FOR THE SOURCE AND ALSO THE CONVERTED ISO'S, DO THEM IN MULTIPLE BATCHES IF YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE.
  • For ISO to OFW 4.55 Bypass ISO make sure you enter the correct Game ID of the original disc you use as bootdisc in the PS3, for example: BLES01060.
  • The Full version contains all IRD and EBOOT files released by the COBRA Team in the 2.0 update and the ones from my own game collection and DarkKitarist's. The light version contains none but if you downloaded the 2.0 firmware from the COBRA Website they should be included so just copy them to their respective folders.
  • You will only need to burn the SWAP.ISO when the tool informs you in the end of the process, if the message doesn't appear you don't have to burn it again.
  • When merging don't use spaces in file or folder names, remove them before using this tool.

Usage:

  • Download Daemon Tools Lite (disk-tools.com/download/daemon), and install it (use the green Download button below the table).
  • Setup Daemon tools and note down the drive letter assigned to the virtual drive.
  • Download (Easy Batch Generate ISO's Package 2.0 Full.rar / Easy Batch Generate ISO's Package 2.0 Light.rar) or the older version of my package / Easy Batch Generate ISOs Package (Updated).rar and copy it in the same directory as the iso's in a location on the drive with enough disk space for the source files/ISO's and the resulting ISO's.
  • If you want to use a IRD file to verify the iso then make sure it has the exact same name as the iso itself but with the ird extension and it is in the same folder as the iso's. (the script will use IRD verification if the .ird file is found if not it will use normal iso generation).
  • Run the script Generate.vbs / Run the Generate.exe (see updated instructions below).
  • Enter the drive letter that is assigned to the virtual drive (just the letter), for mine it is M:\ so I entered m.
  • Enter if you want to split the files, enter y for yes and n for no. Default is no if nothing is entered. (Read the known issues above)

The iso's will be generated from the bottom up so it will start with games starting with z and will end with a. The generated iso's will be placed in the Converted directory.

And now wait for any errors the genps3iso tool comes up with if you used verification, if it does find a error, note down the game and the error and press enter or close the window. The script will start working on the next game.

If the loading of the iso takes a bit longer than on my computer you can change the waitTime in the script on the 6th line, default is 6 seconds wait time. Also beware that creating a iso with IRD verification will cause a performance hit in the game. The code of the vbs file:

Updated Instructions:

  • Choose the generation type ISO-to-ISO, Folder-to-ISO,Extract Eboots and Create Swap Disc, ISO to OFW 4.55 Bypass ISO or Merge ISO's.
  • For ISO-to-ISO: Enter the drive letter that is assigned to the virtual drive (just the letter), for mine it is M:\ so I entered m.
  • Enter if you want to dryrun the rips to check them against IRD, see txt files in the converted folder for results.
  • Enter if you want to split the files, enter y for yes and n for no. Default is no if nothing is entered.
  • For ISO to OFW 4.55 Bypass use option 3 first and select you external HDD that contains all your games, this will add all those games to the swap disc and will create it for you, make sure you enter the correct Game ID of the original disc you use as bootdisc in the PS3, for example: BLES01060.
  • Then you burn the SWAP.ISO using imgBurn and use the image to disc option.
  • Now you can convert all your games in one go, make sure you have enough disc space! Or convert them in batches of 5 or 10 games. You won't have to re-create the swap disc.
  • Copy the converted iso's to your HDD and remove the old ones.
  • When merging see the screenshots below, make sure all split files for each game are in a separate folder, the folder name will be used for the output iso.

The generated ISO's will be placed in the Converted directory. Also beware that creating a ISO with IRD verification will cause a performance hit in the game of you run below CORBA ODE update 2.0.

Output is now redirected to a txt file that will be created for each game so you can check the status in those files in the converted folder. You can delete these after that. DON'T CLOSE THE CMD WINDOW, IT STAYS BLACK BUT IS STILL RUNNING, OUTPUT IS DIVERTED TO THE TXT FILE!!

Updated Instructions #2:

  • Download my Full package (recommended) or Light package and copy it in a location on the drive with enough disk space for the source files/ISO's and the resulting ISO's.

ISO-TO-ISO

  • Download Daemon Tools Lite, and install it (use the green Download button below the table).
  • Setup Daemon tools and note down the drive letter assigned to the virtual drive.
  • Copy ISO files to the ISO folder.
  • If you want to use a IRD file to verify the ISO then make sure it has the exact same name as the ISO itself but with the ird extension and it is in the same folder as the ISO's. (the script will use IRD verification if the .ird file is found if not it will use normal ISO generation).
  • Run the Generate.exe.
  • Select option 1.
  • Enter the drive letter of Daemon tools, just the letter, i.e.: m
  • Enter y if you want to ONLY CHECK the ISO with the IRD no new ISO will be made, this is just to check possible errors with the ISO, enter n if you want to create a ISO.
  • Enter if you want to split the final ISO, for FAT32 select y for NTFS select n.
  • The tool will now convert all ISO's to new ISO's, see the txt files in the Converted folder for possible errors, if none remove them.
  • DON'T CLOSE THE CMD WINDOW, IT STAYS BLACK BUT IS STILL RUNNING, OUTPUT IS DIVERTED TO THE TXT FILE!!
  • Copy the converted iso's to your HDD.

FOLDER-TO-ISO

  • Copy the source folders to the Folders directory.
  • If you want to use a IRD file to verify the game folder then make sure it has the exact same name as the folder itself but with the ird extension and it is in the same folder as the folders not in the game folder itself but in the root of the Folder directory. (the script will use IRD verification if the .ird file is found if not it will use normal ISO generation).
  • Run the Generate.exe.
  • Select option 2.
  • Enter y if you want to ONLY CHECK the ISO with the IRD no new ISO will be made, this is just to check possible errors with the ISO, enter n if you want to create a ISO.
  • Enter if you want to split the final ISO, for FAT32 select y for NTFS select n.
  • The tool will now convert all ISO's to new ISO's, see the txt files in the Converted folder for possible errors, if none remove them.
  • DON'T CLOSE THE CMD WINDOW, IT STAYS BLACK BUT IS STILL RUNNING, OUTPUT IS DIVERTED TO THE TXT FILE!!
  • Copy the converted iso's to your HDD.

EXTRACT EBOOTS AND CREATE SWAP DISC

  • If you downloaded the light version of this tool you need to make sure you copy the EBOOTS and the IRD's from the COBRA release in their respective folder in the TOOLS directory.
  • Run the Generate.exe.
  • Select option 3.
  • Select the PS3_GAMES folder on your external HDD or any other folder that will hold all your games.
  • If it's the first time you run this tool it will create the first Swap Disc for you, if new EBOOTs are added from your games it will create a new Swap Disc and overwrite the other, the tool will let you know if you need to burn a new one. It will ask you for the game ID of the original supported bootdisc you will use, enter the correct game ID, i.e. BLES01060.
  • Follow the instructions if the tool created a new Swap Disc.
  • Run the tool again and now choose option 4, see the steps below.

ISO TO OFW 4.55 BYPASS ISO

  • Copy ISO files to the ISO folder.
  • Run the Generate.exe.
  • Select option 4.
  • If you didn't create a first Swap Disc in the previous step then the tool will quit and ask you to run again with option 3.
  • If you created Swap Disc before the tool will start converting the ISO's to 4.55 Bypass ISO's, see the txt files in the Converted folder for possible errors, if none remove them.
  • DON'T CLOSE THE CMD WINDOW, IT STAYS BLACK BUT IS STILL RUNNING, OUTPUT IS DIVERTED TO THE TXT FILE!!
  • Copy the converted iso's to your HDD and remove the old ones.

MERGE ISO'S

  • Create a new subfolder (without spaces!!) in the folder SPLIT_ISO.
  • In the folder you just created cop the split iso files.
  • Run the Generate.exe.
  • Select option 5.
  • The tool will now convert all split ISO's to new full ISO's, see the txt files in the Converted folder for possible errors, if none remove them.
  • DON'T CLOSE THE CMD WINDOW, IT STAYS BLACK BUT IS STILL RUNNING, OUTPUT IS DIVERTED TO THE TXT FILE!!
  • Copy the converted iso's to your HDD.

Know issues: None

Merge folder structure screenshot:
s3nint3!
Source Code:

I included the source code in the bottom of the post. I's a vbs file converted to a exe so that's probably why it flags it. But the code contains nothing strange, I can replace the exe with a vbs file if that makes you feel safe.

Finally, from Vic comes a PS3 Game (Rip-to-iSO) Mass Converter for those interested.

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#639 - PS3 News - 23w ago
11 - 11 - 2013 Cobra ODE News - Update

We are pleased to present the 1.7 release which adds IRD support for generating ISO's which have improved stealth.

GenPS3iso:

  • Add IRD support

GenPS3extra:

  • Fix adding more than 100 games in the video category.

We have also updated the user manual to reflect change concerning creation of ISO's.

The installation manual will be also updated soon to reflect change concerning newer PCB revision 4.20 or higher.

Enjoy







Download:


16 - 11 - 2013 Cobra ODE News - Update

The waiting is finally over and we are pleased to present the 1.8 release which fix issue from the last release.

MCU 1.8:

  • Increase version number and recompiled 1.7 to avoid a compiler bug which caused MCU to crash

GenPS3iso v2.3:

  • Fix crash when application finishes
  • Less strict IRD verification that caused valid IRD files to appear as invalid
  • Added support for IRD file format version 8
  • Added support for files bigger than 4GB in IRD generated iso

We have also updated the user manual to 1.8 to reflect the MCU version and change concerning creation of ISO's. Enjoy

Download:


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#638 - misiozol - 23w ago
Well it seems that server REQUIRES to have javascript enabled other wise will not work , good DL but would be nice if there would more info on files included.

BTW you tube link is dead account closed.

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#637 - osama9921 - 23w ago
Thanks a lot.. also an update from the Cobra Team:

Current status is that IRD support for genps3iso is finished and has been sent to webmaster and should be online in the next couple of days. This will go online with the fixed genps3extra for the more than 100 games in video category, and firmware 1.7 which increases stealth for IRD generated iso.

We are now currently handling ps1 disc support, but there is no ETA for the moment for that feature. The disc dumping bug is also being worked on in parallel. It will require an update to the FPGA images as the bug is in the FPGA so it is being handled by other members of the team. I do not have an estimate on when the fix will be available but I know it is currently being worked on.

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#636 - seeman - 23w ago
i just created a whole mod pack... everything you need is inside! with easy to install zip files and a easy guide!!!

download contains these files... CFW, multiman, webman, system manager with fan utility, custom game tab with multiman, xmbm+ and my games, flag files for faster usb booting tools for pc (fan utility, retroxmb for ps2 psp and rom pkg, netsrv for nethosting) and a how to install txt file!

Download: MCLOW_COBRA_MOD_PACK.rar (321.36 MB)





Also below is PS3WebTemp 1.0 (aldostools.org/temp/PS3WebTemp.rar) by aldostools, who states:

This is a small semi-transparent web window that stays always on top. It can connect to your PS3 console to monitor the CPU and RSX information. Requires webMAN 1.16 running on a 4.46 COBRA 7.0 compatible CFW. The plugin and instructions are included in the XMB Manager+ (mod).













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