30w ago - Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer deank has updated multiMAN PS3 game backup manager to version 04.09.00 Base and Full (20121030) with the changes outlined below.
Updated gameDATA3, lastGAME3 and bdRESET3 to support 4.30CFW
Updated showTIME to 04.01.208 (standalone PKG and showTIME for mM)
Added hidden option in options.bin "kid_protection" (to control access to settings/mmos)
For 3.41-4.30 CFW (CEX)
multiMAN ver 04.09.00 BASE
For 3.41-4.30 CFW
multiMAN ver 04.09.00 FULL (CEX) (8700 PSX/PS2/PS3 game covers, 2 motion backgrounds)
multiMAN ver 04.09.00 BASE (DEX)
Showtime 4.1.208 (CEX/DEX)
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Some people on IRC are speculating that he won't keep updating the free (no dongle) multiMAN, but others say he will and it may just be a Cobra fork in the multiMAN source code: http://code.google.com/p/multiman/source/checkout
I guess time will tell for sure... here is to hoping he continues to keep the PS3 homebrew scene free and open-source though.
Let's just hope with the Cobra financial assets don't come their liabilities for deank... Max Louarn of Cobra, aka MAXiMiLiEN of Paradox and owner of Divineo, Supreme Factory and Max Console (that GaryOPA currently runs) was involved in some nasty schemes before, for example:
Supreme Factory / Divineo was also raided not long ago with Max Louarn named in the legal action initiated by Nintendo, and before that he was busted after a federal court judge found that they had violated the DMCA by selling mod-chips for consoles.
mmCM 03.00.00 (3108 PS3 Covers, 2020 PS2 Covers) (showTIME, ps3SERV)
PS3SERV PC app: To be used with mmCM file manager /net_host# network folders.
SHOWTIME PLAYER: Included as SHOWTIME.SELF in mmCM USRDIR/sys folder to enable playback of video files
BROWSER.SELF: Standalone WWW/FTP application
Condorstrike from http://tortuga-cove.com/ps3/1189-exclusive-two-great-forces-collidemultiman-and-cobra believes deank is not working for the Cobra USB Team and has stated the following on the IRC logs below discussing it:
"We don't have confirmation on that, truth be told... we haven't spoken to Dean in a while, he did tell me a while back that he was going away for a while.
So from my understanding as far as I know, this is Team Cobra's app using Multiman's open source project... so for now, I'd say it's not Dean."
Update: The man himself deank has now made an official statement on the merging of multiMAN and Cobra.
Also, Team Cobra have released a quick update to mmCM to fix a minor bug that was present in mounting PSP ISOs without a disc in the drive. mmCM v03.00.01 update is available now ONLINE ONLY to Cobra USB users via the intergrated update system.
[Abkarino] deank had joind cobra team?
[eussNL] Cobra ~=~ TrueBlue
[eussNL] so if it supports the replaced sub_28fe30 and new section 0x80000000007f0000 that Cobra uses, it means Trueblue support is around the corner...
[middleman] i see deank sold out eh, that mustve been the big news tortuga was talking about
[TehRuler] no wonder he's been hiding
[middleman] yeah, went in hiding to make multiman for cobra, blah
Finally, below are the changes, as follows:
Added MultiMan for Cobra in the download section.
Support for games with split files.
Bugfix: special keys of bdremote weren't working in showtime.
Multiman for Cobra changelog:
Full ISO and CUE+BIN support (incl. create ISO from folder)
Full Cobra support (PSX, PS2, PSP, PS3, ISO, BIN, CUE, BDM, DVD)
PSP UMD game support when PSP connected in USB+UMD mode
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)
Mount ISO files in File Manager (to browse/copy contents)
New display mode "XBDM" - XBOX Dash Clone
Support for games with split big files (from external hdd)
BD/DVD Region options in SETTINGS column
Support for PS2 game covers (OPL format, i.e. SLES_123.45_COV.JPG) in /covers_retro/psx (over 2000 covers included)
Integrated Dongle Updater (in mmCM XMMB column)
Option to turn on blue/green dongle leds or turn them off completely
Integrated PSX, PS2 and PSP database for names and IDs (over 13000 entries) (for PSX/PS2 discs and PSP ISO/UMD files)
Finally, http://www.ps3iso.com/psn-uploads/93782-reactpsn.html#post471885 has made available a http://www.multiupload.com/02SJME58PG based on the http://www.fileserve.com/file/QfxsVDt/Cobra and details on how it was done below, as follows:
Unself the vsh.self (try using MAGIC PKG 1.0), then HexEdit the vsh.ELF and replace the 8 bytes at the following addresses:
=====patch 8byte in vsh.self for reActPSN=====
version addr old data new data function
3.55retail 0x30b230 4b cf 5b 45 -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed allow unsigned act.dat *.rif
3.55retail 0x30ac90 48 31 b4 65 -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed act.dat missing after reboot
=====patch vsh.self by youself for new CFW=====
Then use self_rebuilder (also available in Make PKG 1.0), to rebuild the vsh.self
Drag and drop the original vsh.self and the edited vsh.elf
I take no responsibility for any damage or brick of your console... I'm just passing the info.