63w 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.
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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multiMAN v4.04.00 (available through the update option in multiMAN) / http://code.google.com/p/multiman/source/list
Fixed something that annoyed some users of 5x4x5, 4×2 and XBDM display modes: After restart (or going to mmOS and back) game modes 5x4x5, 4×2 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
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:
http://pastie.org/pastes/4115732/text (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: Brotherhood
Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII
Blitz: The League II
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
Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars
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
NBA Ballers: Choosen One
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Prison Break: The Conspiracy
Rapala Fishing Frenzy
Rock Band Song Pack 2
Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2
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
The Godfather The Don's Edition
The Lord of The Rings: Conquest
The Tomb Raider Trilogy
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Tom Clancy's SplinterCell Double Agent\
Tomb Raider: Underworld
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.