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MultiMAN PS3 Backup Manager v04.20.00 Arrives with New Payload


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73w ago - Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer deank has updated multiMAN PS3 Backup Manager to version 04.20.00 which introduces a new payload to allow for easier Firmware porting among the changes outlined below.

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multiMAN v04.20.00 BASE (20130220) is now available online. NOTE: It is a BASE version, which means that it can be installed over ANY previous version and is also suitable for first-time users.

Changelog:

  • Introducing the new mM payload which makes mM independent and easy to port for various firmwares
  • Supports only 3.55 CEX/DEX, 4.21 CEX/DEX, 4.30 CEX, 4.31 CEX
  • BD-ROM Emulator option in Settings can be set to "Enable / Disable" - no more "Hermes"/"Standard"
  • Compatibility-wise it is better than "Standard" and "Hermes".
  • This payload overwrites 252 bytes of strings in LV2 memory (and not 4000 bytes of code like other payloads), it doesn't use syscalls and doesn't rely on firmware functions, executes fast and improves performance
  • Added option in settings "Redirect /app_home":
  • Disable (/app_home will not be mounted at all)
  • Enable (/app_home as used in previous versions - points to the game - for disc-less)
  • Toolbox (on Rogero firmwares with pre-installed toolbox if you play from discs only - it allows you to return to stealthMAN without restart)
  • For 3.55DEX and 4.21DEX mM now supports split-games, adds better disc-less compatibility and also allows loading of PS1 backups in BIN+CUE format from internal/external.
  • IMPROVED DISC-LESS COMPATIBILITY: The new payload allows for some tweaks and there is 80% chance that games that didn't work disc-less will now work.

Includes:

  • multiMAN ver 04.20.00 BASE CEX (20130220).pkg (30 MB)
  • multiMAN ver 04.20.00 BASE DEX (20130220).pkg (37 MB)
  • multiMAN ver 04.20.00 BASE CEX STEALTH (20130220).zip (29 MB)

CEX, DEX and STEALTH versions include Showtime 4.3.21, ps1emu for 3.55/4.21/4.3x, ps1netemu for 3.55/4.21/4.3x, AIOMOD.BIN and mM's theme.

Additionally to the BASE version contents, the full one adds:

  • One motion background (4 MB)
  • 9 themes (125MB)
  • 5623 PS3 game covers (97 MB)
  • 3425 PS1/PS2 game covers (43 MB)

This is the ONLY difference between BASE and FULL (the additional content, which usually doesn't change a lot from one FULL to another).

FAQ:

I'm playing Assassins Creed III with an odd issue: With the disc in drive it runs as a BLES version. When running discless it runs as BLUS - it is not a major issue but it will double the install space (4,5 GB x 2 = 9 GB) and the BLES run does not use the BLUS savegame (and vice-verra). Will it be possible to look into this ?

The problem here is even though Aliens: Colonial Marines works on EXT (or INT) Disc-less you are still NOT getting the FULL game data install of 2711MB ,so this game to be 100% running NEEDS the disc in the drive to install the game data ,after which you can play it disc-less without problems.

Without a disc in the drive your install data (the game doesn't even prompt you to install a thing) is only 39KB (previous payloads it was 1KB). With the disc in the drive (which is the correct way to load this game even though it does run without a disc) your install data is much bigger, 2711MB. So tagging this game to run 100% without any problems down the road ,it simply needs a disc in the drive to install the data. At some point in the game the ps3 MAY look for that installed game data and it isn't there when you run the game first disc-less (or dont install the game data with the disc),this will cause you problems later on.

Another example of this is with RAGE. The game doesn't even prompt you at all to install any game data disc-less and will most likely cause problems later on. With a disc in the drive you get the full game data install. After the game data is installed the game can be ran disc-less with out problems

Discless (as you all call it) is a special boot mode and some games act in a very weird way (if they boot at all). There is nothing that can be done about that.

Users are VERY confused about the differences between starting a game from /app_home and from a disc icon (/dev_bdvd). You can't expect the game to act the same when using /app_home and certainly a lot of games require that you remove the old gamedata (which you intalled when you played from disc) and install it again. You should decide beforehand whether you're going to play a game from the disc icon or from app_home and keep that decision until you play/finish the whole game. If you mix both modes you'll run into problems.

Conclusion - When you run a game discless for the first time, it may not install game data. It may look fine at first, but you may run into problems with the game. So a good practice, run the game with disc with. See if the game install the data. After that you may run the it discless.

multiMAN "payload" (which is not a payload)


That's it. Here are the offsets for other firmwares:

MAP_TABLE:


MAP_PATHS:


For the improved disc-less compatibility, here is the map-order (assuming /dev_hdd0/GAMES/POPTFS is the game backup):

The cool 252 bytes MM_FUNCTION which makes it happen:

You can find the updated versions of bdRESET and gameDATA in the Web column. Both updated to version 5.00 and support mM 04.20.00.

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p.s. These are only compatible with mM 04.20.00+ and its own payload and won't work with other payloads or redirections set by other tools/managers.

You can find the updated lastGAME 5.0 in the Web column. It now supports mM 04.20.00 and more. With the next update mM will pass information to lastGAME when you launch a PS1 backup. It means that the next time you want to load the same PS1 BIN/CUE you can do it from XMB. As you know it also supports mounting the last AVCHD movie you loaded from mM.

If you wish to test the lastGAME+latest mM you can install this minor update to 04.20.00. It requires that you have BASE or FULL 04.20.00 already installed. lastGAME now supports 3.55/4.21 DEX firmwares, too.

Update: With the next update mM will pass information to lastGAME when you launch a PS1 backup. It means that the next time you want to load the same PS1 BIN/CUE you can do it from XMB. As you know it also supports mounting the last AVCHD movie you loaded from mM.

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  • lastGAME now supports 3.55/4.21 DEX firmwares, too.
  • lastGAME now supports the improved disc-less game loading (regular non-bdmirror/non-extGameData games)
  • lastGAME now supports PS1 hdd/usb backup formats

If you wish to test the lastGAME+latest mM you can install this minor update to 04.20.00. It requires that you have BASE or FULL 04.20.00 already installed.

  • You can press [TRIANGLE] in the RETRO column and select the emulator type from a list
    menu
  • Fixed saving settings/last-state when loading "bd-mirror" or "ext. game data" games

It now supports selection of "Emulator type" in the side menu in the RETRO column, making it faster to switch grouping than pressing [SQUARE] multiple times. So press [TRIANGLE] in the Retro column (over Refresh or a Rom) and select: [Group Roms by Emulator]. Then you'll see a list menu.

p.s. Updated lastGAME5.pkg to support 4.31 CFW.

All three updated to support mM 04.20.00 and firmwares 3.55CEX/DEX, 4.21CEX/DEX, 4.30CEX, 4.31CEX. lastGAME updated to support PS1 backups for direct launch from XMB (of course requires mM installed) The updated version of all three (and showtime) are available in the WEB COLUMN.

Showtime 04.03.032 by Andreas Oman is now available online for mM and as standalone in the web column.

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sardine fish's Avatar
#219 - sardine fish - 107w ago
Hi wind rider, thanks for your reply where can i get the full 4.03 file to install? Yes i install with usb to the ps3.

Hi HRU, did not see your post thanks i will try it again.

hey man is it after installing the file you given then i install the new 4.04?

HeyManHRU's Avatar
#218 - HeyManHRU - 107w ago
Link for 4.03 mmCM full - [Register or Login to view links]

windrider42's Avatar
#217 - windrider42 - 108w ago
Do you have the Full 4.03 installed, then try installing the 4.04 file again. If your updating through mmCM on PS3, try downloading to pc first, then install from usb.

sardine fish's Avatar
#216 - sardine fish - 108w ago
Hi guys, can anyone help me please. I install the file but it give me error 80029563

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#215 - smokyyuwe - 108w ago
Hey Boss, a new version of multiMAN mmCM v4.04.00 is released (it came up via update option - pastie.org/4113718).

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (25.34 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

multiMAN v4.04.00 (available through the update option in multiMAN) / [Register or Login to view links]

What's New:

04.04.00 -

  • Fixed something that annoyed some users of 5x4x5, 42 and XBDM display modes: After restart (or going to mmOS and back) game modes 5x4x5, 42 and XBDM will display the last selected entry (game/video/music/photo) and will *not* reset to dash mode
  • Added option to "Default Display Mode" setting: [Disable]; If there is no display-mode-lock it will make mM start in the last used display mode
  • FTP session timeout set to 1 minute

mmOS related:

  • Added context menu when desktop is selected (to Refresh, Create New Folder, Show Desktop, Reset mmOS, Restore Wallpaper)
  • Added "Permissions" to context menu when single folder is selected (to reset folder access permissions)
  • Double clicking on .p3t (PS3 theme) will copy/install the file/theme to PS3 XMB themes system folder (/dev_hdd0/theme); user can later install it from XMB
  • Added support for creating shortcuts to /net_host PC shares
  • Folders created on the desktop now open properly
  • Desktop shortcuts to /ps3_home/video, music and photo now have proper icons and open the virtual folder and not the /dev_hdd0/* one
  • Desktop shortucts to games/executables (EBOOT.BIN/.SELF) can be used to boot external apps or mount games

Game Compatibility / CFW Related (KMEAW/REBUG/ROGERO 3.55CFWs):

  • Improved compatibility for the so-called "Black-Screen-Games" (BSG) which *until now* required the "BD-Mirror" option and worked ONLY from external usb HDD (otherwise game would lock/loop/error during load).
  • Now users of the listed firmwares can use the "BD-Mirror" option for game backups stored in the INTERNAL HDD. It may improve the compatibility of over 100 games (some older titles, some newer), for example AC1 / Colin Dirt 1 / Prince Of Persia / CoD / MW / Tomb Raider, incl. titles which had sound issues.
  • A partial list of some games that may gain from the new option can be found here:
    [Register or Login to view links] (by GotIt4Free / tortuga-cove.com)
  • It is now possible to set "BD-Mirror" option for games in Internal HDD and it enables the new functionality. The option works both with PS3 Game Disc in the tray and in discless mode from /app_home.
  • The option is available in the "Game Settings" menu for each game in the list

Some of the games that have been tested by Tortuga-Cove member GotIt4Free which are now working on Internal HDD are:


  • AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band
  • Apache: Air Assault
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII
  • Blitz: The League II
  • Brain Challenge
  • Brunswick Pro Bowling
  • Cabela's Dangerous Adventures
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Colin McRae: DiRT
  • Colin McRae: DiRT 2
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Eat Lead: Return Of Matt Hazard
  • ENCHANTED ARMS
  • Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars
  • ETERNAL SONATA
  • Everybody's Golf: World Tour
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  • FAMILY GAME NIGHT 3
  • Fit in Six
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider
  • Green Day: Rock Band
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
  • Iron Man 2
  • James Bond 007 Quantum of Solace
  • Man vs Wild
  • Medal of Honor Airborne
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Nail'd
  • NBA Ballers: Choosen One
  • Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
  • Prince of Persia
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Prison Break: The Conspiracy
  • Pure
  • Racquet Sports
  • Rapala Fishing Frenzy
  • Rock Band
  • Rock Band Song Pack 2
  • Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
  • Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2
  • Rock Revolution
  • Rorona No Atelier Arland No Renkinjutsushi
  • Saints Row 2
  • SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
  • SEGA Superstars Tennis
  • Shaun White Skateboarding
  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
  • Sonics Ultimate Genesis Collection
  • Summer Challenge
  • Surf's Up
  • The Godfather The Don's Edition
  • The Lord of The Rings: Conquest
  • The Tomb Raider Trilogy
  • TNA iMPACT!
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Tom Clancy's SplinterCell Double Agent\
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • Tornado Outbreak
  • Venetica
  • We Dare
  • Williams Pinball Classics
  • Winter Sports: The Great Tournament 2010
  • Winter Sports: Go for Gold 2011
  • World Series of Poker 2008
  • WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011
  • Zumba Fitness Join The Party

Most of the games listed above used to only work from Ext. HDD and with problems, but with this new release, they should work fine from Internal HDD now and without errors.

Finally for Rebug CFW support deank has made available a quick update: Start multiMAN by holding L2+R2 and then go to the UPDATE menu and re-download the update.

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