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


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105w 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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itwalksamongus's Avatar
#102 - itwalksamongus - 148w ago
Quote Originally Posted by alwayshungry View Post
Those fooked dongle. Another great dev gone to the dark side. Again freaking dongles! Now i'm officially pissed off. Nice job deanr.

deanr?

Which manager do you use to play your PS3 games off HDD?

joffe's Avatar
#101 - joffe - 148w ago
You can get PS2 emulator working on non-BC hardware, have tried it with a CECHK, which is quite near to slim hardware.

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Probably they found a way to launch the emulater and grabbed the best working one from any official FW.

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#100 - mgkmgk - 148w ago
Quote Originally Posted by condorstrike View Post
ok, so there it is... btw, big props to this manager, as I've tested it thoroughly and works perfectly on my slim PS3, even PS2 games run, not all perfect, but close enough.

caw!

Surely not?

There hasn't been a sniff of PS2 emulation on the slim - we all know it doesn't have the hardware - but some suggested that it may be possible to get the flaky emulator working... are we really saying Cobra has cracked it?

Frago's Avatar
#99 - Frago - 148w ago
ok now i understand it, thanks

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#98 - PS3 News - 148w ago
Not correct, at the moment people who own the Cobra dongle can use the multiMAN Cobra Manager v03.00.00 with it... those without the dongle can only use the previous multiMAN v02.09.02.

Once deank clarifies if the Cobra build is official or not it should shed some light on things though... if it is then hopefully he will also keep the non-dongle version updated, but if not I imagine Cobra would have to release their source code to keep it open-source unless that gets changed too.

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