29w ago - Following up on the Rebug 3.55.3 / 4.21.1 PS3 CFW REX Editions, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer deank has updated multiMAN to v04.10.00 which includes PS3 Rebug (REX) support alongside the changes outlined below.
Added support for 4.21REX in DEX full mode (DEX flash + DEX lv2 kernel)
Added support for PS1 disc backups for 4.21REX CFW in DEX/DEX mode
Added support for direct-disc-access for 4.21REX CFW in DEX/DEX mode (data CD/DVD/BD discs)
Added support for flashing 256MB NAND *.EID0.NANDBIN backups
Users with broken BD drives can use 4.21REX in DEX mode with fake BDEMU stick/image for 100% game compatibility
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you're using DEX mode in 4.21REX, use this CEX version of mM (do not install the reguar DEX mM which is only for official dex firmwares).
This package also includes:
Rebug Toolbox 02.00.00
c2d + openssl
It is to help users with broken BD-ROM drives (which have a working logic board and married to the PS3). A lot of games have issues when started from /app_home or using "Direct Boot", that's why this is the BEST solution for such users. You will have to be on 4.21CFW REBUG (REX) with DEX Target ID flash and DEX LV2 Kernel (full DEX MODE).
From the ReadMe file: If you do not want to waste a whole USB HDD you can use a small 512MB USB STICK to emulate your broken BD-ROM.
PC and PS3
USB stick/drive (512MB minimum size)
Disc Image Generator Software (ps3gen)
PLAYSTATION3.iso Dummy BDEMU image
4.21CFW REBUG (REX) operating in DEX mode with DEX lv2_kernel (FULL DEX MODE)
Connect a USB HDD to be used for BDEMU
Start "Disc Image Generator for Playstation3" (ps3gen)
Click "Show" button in the top right-hand corner
Click "Select File..." button
Locate and select "PLAYSTATION3.iso" provided in this archive
Click "Save / Emu ..." button
Select "Write Image to BD Emulator HDD"
Select your BDEMU USB HDD
Pick a slot from the list and click "Write Image"
On your PS3 with 4.21REX CFW and multiMAN 04.10.00 installed:
Install "Rebug Toolbox 02.00.00" and launch it
In SELECTOR: REBUG MODE / DEBUG XMB / DEBUG MENU
In DEX/CEX: Flash your DEX EID0 NOR/NAND file (DEX-FLASH.EID0.NORBIN or DEX-FLASH.EID0.NANDBIN file on /dev_usb000 stick)
Quit Toolbox and reboot your PS3
In XMB "Settings" go to "Debug Settings" and set "Blu-ray Disc Access" option to "BD Emulator (USB)"
Turn off your PS3
Connect the BDEMU USB HDD drive/stick to the right-most port (/dev_usb000) - the port closest to the BD-ROM drive
Turn on your PS3
You should see "PLAYSTATION(R)3" Game Disc mounted in XMB Game column
Start multiMAN 04.10.00+, load a game from internal HDD or external USB HDD connected to another port. Do not unplug the BDEMU USB drive.
Start your game from the Disc Icon in XMB.
Done. In the pictures below you can see how it looks when you boot your PS3 with the dummy disc game, if you start it and if you mount a game with mM (Assassin's Creed III used as example) and check XMB
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Fixed loading of PSP ISO files when no disc is inserted
Added option "Detect Game Title in ISO Images" to allow using ISO filenames and *not* scan for game names in local database
Improved scanning for retro roms/iso and covers (populating the Retro column)
Support for ICON0.PNG for PSP ISO in Retro column
Support for cover art for PS2 ISO/CUE+BIN in Retro column
Support for cover art for PSX CUE+BIN in Retro column and for PSX discs
mmCM 03.00.03 with Theme Packer Changelog:
New THEME format (.thm). One theme - one file. Easy installation within mmCM without going to XMB to install theme pkg files.
mmTM - Easy to use PC application to create thm files from folders (separate download).
mmCM will try to read disc volume labels and display in VIDEO column (BD/DVD entry) and in other display modes.
ISO images created from such discs (BD/DVD/AVCHD) will get the disc volume label as file name for the ISO.
Fixed extracting ICON0.PNG from PSP ISO images saved on external USB drives
Added indication (rotating refresh icon next to the column icon) when mmCM is loading/extracting title thumbnails (XMMB mode)
Added support for PSX/PS2/PSP covers when browsing drives/folders in Retro column
Beginner's mmCM Theme Packer guide:
1) Modify/Create Images (refer to the images in the ORIGINAL MMCM THEME folder)
2) When you're done, drag & drop your theme folder to mmTM.exe (name the folder properly - the theme will get the same name in mmCM when installed)
3) You will get a ".thm" file - transfer it to your PS3 in /dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/themes folder and test it (activate the theme in mmCM column -> Themes)
He used to be called deanrr here so some people still use that name... for the most part he's known as deank though. Also, he replied stating the following, so it appears condorstrike was correct and he's fine with Cobra using it, etc for those following:
However, not all PS3 developers think he's on the level... some feel despite telling the public otherwise he's still on Cobra's payroll it appears: twitter.com/#!/CrashSerious/status/156446073739673600
CrashSerious: Huge thanks to deank for leaving the scene and selling out to Cobra