The PlayStation Download Manager 3.97 has been released with something you've all been wanting
It no longer displays the annoying advert however for anyone copying this, please don't hotlink or post as attachments. Use the provided adf.ly link as this help's fund web hosting and cover the cost of resource's like bandwidth which is costly in the UK (Rural Areas).
The issue with the application not starting has also been resolved, and seemed to be people missing the latest, Java, .NET and IE.
so make sure you've got the latest versions or follow the troubleshooting instructions; this should run better than older versions
1) The advertisement shown on start-up has been removed
2) The premium membership has been discontinued as it serves no purpose any more (It's ad free)
3) Further improvement to the code as the premium account check has been removed
4) Adjustments to the threading to prevent the application from freezing when checking for new versions (Very rare glitch)
5) Definitely working on firmware 3.66 (Older PS Download Managers may not due to changes in the PSN)
Have a good day,
(Pixolia Solutions LTD)
PS: blazr, you need the latest version from our official site linked above.. and it can install PKG file's without any errors
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Last update, for the next two or three weeks as I'm pretty sure the bug's have been reduced to a point in which it should be useable without any major problems; and I'm out of improvements at the moment; I could make it slightly faster but it glitches and goes wrong, might be possible with faster CPU's I don't know
Version: 3.62: http://playstationdm.zapto.org/
[3.60 - 3.62]
>> Fixed duplicate download issue from Playstation Store
>> Patched glitch when clearing cache folder, which deleted the main folder.
>> Slightly Enhanced the Latency Reduction, but don't know how; lol.
[Automatic Update Notification System will go online in about 10 minutes, for the next 48 hours]
Another update, due to some major bug's in the design which would caused a Major performance issue, in terms of loading speed when caching items.
This was fixed with constant flow url's which fixes the bug of it only loading one item everytime you load an menu like "Whats New".
[3.57 - 3.60]
>> Added constant url flow, to fix several bugs and enhance performance.
>> Url detectection rate is now 100ms from 750ms for faster loading on high performance networks.
>> New option on bottom menu bar, right to display options (added Restart Server)
>> Support for temporary files, like an image for Content being cached.
>> Patched bug where client would freeze for a long period of time when checking for updates
>> Solved first time login issue, but disabling .TXT in ext.txt
>> Disabled .XML in ext.txt as it caused me to loose my iPlayer Icon, and cannot get it back.
>> More reliable url parsing to the download manager, to prevent files skipping the manager.
My experience since improvements of 3.57:
Vidzone now gains a massive performance boost, since it's data is now run through the booster.
Modern Warfare 2 showed signs of improvement in area's such as latency, my PS3 never finds a lobby of a ping < 90ms, and since using the PS DM 3.57 / .60 the lobbys are much better and have a latency reduction of around 10ms - 15ms.
Friends List seems to load slightly faster, and the Online XMB Content seems a lot smoother (In 3.60 / 3.57 had a bug - lack of constant url flow)
It caches most media in used in Playstation Home, and can save up to several Megabytes of data during the connection to the Playstation Network.
All users of the 3.57 and the version before that, will get a notification for a new update.
Download V3.60: at http://playstationdm.zapto.org/ and make sure to overwrite all files, you will not loose any downloads, or progress on current downloads. (Unless you break something)