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MultiMAN v04.06.00 is Released, Adds Support for PS3 4.21 CFW


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96w ago - While everyone is awaiting further details on PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware 4.21 from the Red Power Team, today multiMAN was updated to version 04.06.00 followed by v04.06.01 adding PS3 4.21 CFW support among the changes outlined below.

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What's new in multiMAN 04.06.00:

  • multiMAN celebrates 2 years. CONGRATULATIONS!
  • Added support for 4.21CFW (CEX) (syscall 6-10 required):
  • "Standard" BD-Emulator option (sc36) (Hermes not supported yet)
  • Direct Disc Access (LV1&LV2 patched for Storage Manager access)
  • Raw access to optical media (PS1 backups & Showtime access to BD/DVD/CDs)
  • BD-Movie Region Changer
  • BD-Mirror for INT/EXT games

! Not fully tested with Red Power's 4.21CFW (Hermes payload used and syscall 1021 required)

What's new in multiMAN 04.06.01:

  • Added support for 4.21CFW (DEX) (syscalls 6-7 required):
  • "Standard" BD-Emulator option (sc36)
  • BD-Mirror for external / USB games

Finally, below are some related comments on the multiMAN v04.06.00 update as follows:

From Lightyear: multiMAN has supported 4.21 for a LONG time. now it's just CEX 4.21 support... it's really not that different. and deank releasing mm that supports 4.21 does NOT mean a completely 3rd party scene group is working on a new 4.21 CFW! they are not even working with dean... they have their own backup manager, according to their posts. *facepalm*

FWIW, multiman automatically worked on 4.21... dean didn't change anything to make that happen. someone just tested it out and realized it worked. just like PSX support. that was just a native thing that someone just "discovered" was working one day.

From deank: I see no mentions of DEX in the "What's new"/change log, quite the contrary. And - no - the mM update server is not hacked.

I just woke up and read some posts about some chinese shtty dongle for 4.21... Just to make it clear - the mM update has nothing to do with it and doesn't need a dongle if used with 4.21cfw. It is a pure speculation I guess, because there are a lot of people around who won't allow another dongle to surface anyway. I don't believe that their dongle (which I doubt it exists at all) will see the light of any day!

Why do you ask me about their stuff? I don't know any of them nor do I know what they're going to do. Someone leaked a file from their 'promo system' (the eboot.bin they use to launch that old multiMAN version), I took a look at it, I saw what patches they use for 4.21 and implemented some of them in mM and added syscall36. As simple as that - that way nothing is hidden in 'their system/manager' and is available in the regular public mM version. I know for sure that their firmware uses hermes because I saw how the payload and stuff is loaded in that leaked eboot.bin, hence I mentioned it in mM's changelog.

I already posted what I think few pages back. In addition to that - I think it will be a huge mistake if they decide to sell dongles.

I added some additional checks to make mM recognize when it is running on peek/poke-enabled 4.21CFW. Then it adds syscall36 just like it does on 3.55, which means that games should work without patching.

When asked why update MM to a hypothetical 4.21 his reply was quite arrogantly: Because I can, no other reason.

Also from deank when asked why 4.21 CFW support was listed if not fully tested yet: Ah, just don't tell me what and where I should put.

Finally a few weeks later he partially comes clean, revealing what used to be open source code and making the following statement for those interested.








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#115 - PS3 News - 134w ago
Below are some Cobra updates for those with the dongle:

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To quote from their page: 03 - 01 - 2012

Update of Cobra USB firmware, Cobra PSP Launcher and mmCM focused on improving the compatibility of the psp emulator.

Changelog of Cobra USB 4.4 and Cobra PSP Launcher 2.0:

  • Added specific support for the following 15 psp games that either crashed or had critical gameplay issues:

BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT II
DJMAX PORTABLE 3
EXIT
Fate/EXTRA
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Video Game
LUNAR: SILVER STAR HARMONY
Resistance: Retribution
SMT: Persona 2: Innocent Sin
SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny
STAR OCEAN: First Departure
TEKKEN 6 (fixed random crashes)
The 3rd Birthday ((if you see a black screen at beginning, press buttons, it will work after that)
VALHALLAKNIGHTS
White Knight Chronicles: Origins
Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman

  • Added support to load prometheus patched psp isos.
  • Added an option for psp emulation. You can set it per game in multiman using "Game settings".

You can choose between auto, mode 1 and mode 2. By default, all games are set to auto, what causes mmCM to choose the apropiated setting from a database, but you can set the option manually.

Mode 1 and Mode 2 have different compatibility, some games that work in one of them won't work in the other one. Mode 2 is usually more compatible.

Changelog of mmCM 03.01.02:

  • Added support for three different modes to load PSP ISO files (Auto, Mode 1, Mode 2): "Game Settings" in XMMB/XBDM SIDE menu
  • Added support for lastGAME application - it will load the last game you played, without entering mmCM
  • lastGAME: Application which loads the last played PS1/PS2/PS3/PSP game (folder and ISO format) (separate application)
  • bdRESET : Application which resets all redirections and unmounts loaded ISO images (separate application)
  • Note: When you use "Last Played Game" application you will have to launch the PS1/PS2/PS3 game from the disc icon and the PSP game from the "PSP Launcher" icon

Related news from the Cobra Team: 05 - 01 - 2012

About the problems some users are having in 4.4... Some users have notified us that after update to cobra 4.4, their system freezes when starting the system with cobra inserted. In cobra 4.4, some internal changes were made, and cobra 4.4 is not longer compatible with some modified system files.

Users that have this issue likely flashed some unsupported modules in the system, either by themselves or done automatically by some program. In addition to cobra CFW 3.55 modules, Cobra firmware 4.4 officially give supports to the following commonly used modifications:

  • the modifications done by bitsbubba in bitsbubba NFW v3
  • replacement of vsh.self by reactpsn 2.0 one (only the one in the 3.55k folder)

Any other alteration to system modules may cause a hang since cobra 4.4. To fix this problem, access recovery menu in the ps3, without cobra inserted, and reflash Cobra USB CFW or the modificied CFW by bitsbubba NFW v3.

If you wish that we give support to some more modified modules, send us a message about it and we'll give support to them in next version.

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#114 - cfwprophet - 135w ago
Shame on the coder for patched games. I'm not a skilled programmer but i know that this is just a offset thing to add. And i doubt that he is really working on that, just adding new code but it seems that dean himself is not really interested in. I think that he only implemented the usage of the psp/ps1 emulator and doesn't try to improve the hole thing.

Also we get no information on that kind meaning why this or that don't work. Looks like he still try to put a mass of things into the app without thinking on other things.

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#113 - 1Panic - 135w ago
I doubt it would help. The last update did nothing to improve capability for PSP games. And I highly doubt this will. If I update and test the games I tested before and if they blackscreen... then it proves me right. Not just that but there is no game covers... I never was able to download game covers in it. So I doubt this would fix that.

Reporting back, what a surprise... it still can't play patched games.

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#112 - PS3 News - 135w ago
Below is MultiMAN Cobra Manager - mmCM v03.01.01 update for those with the dongle, with the changes as follows:

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27 - 12 - 2011

Multiman Cobra-USB Manager v03.01.01 UPD

  • Added support to extract PSP CSO (compressed ISO) files in File Manager (extracted image is saved in /dev_hdd0/PSPISO)
  • Added support to show and extract PSP CSO files in XMMB/XBDM display modes (Retro column)
  • Added support for loading PSP ISO and extracting PSP CSO from USB connected PSP (MemoryStick MS:/ISO folder)
  • Added shortcut to ISO folder when browsing external USB devices (PSP connected with memory stick /ISO folder, containing CSO and ISO files)
  • Added support for loading PSP CSO (CSO will be extracted to ISO and saved in /dev_hdd0/PSPISO before loading)
  • Added music playback fade-out when leaving mmCM
  • Added couple of themes in the Web/Download themes menu
  • Changed displaying of PSP game titles in Retro column when game name match is found in local database
  • Added new PSP game names to local database (now over 700)
  • Updated online PS1/PS2/PS3 covers to 6558 total: 3147 PS3 covers and 3411 PS1/PS2 covers

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#111 - HeyManHRU - 137w ago
My guess is that they only support PSP mini games, you can try contacting them on their website (in the "source" of the second link I gave you - [Register or Login to view links]) and make sure of this though or if anybody knows the answer please do tell us .

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