Iris Manager v2.80 PS3 Backup Game Manager by Estwald Updated

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12w ago - Following up on the previous revision, today PlayStation 3 developers Estwald and D_Skywalk have updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.80 followed by IrisMAN v2.80-1 and v2.80-2 Mod from aldostools with the changes detailed below.

Download: Iris Manager v2.80 for v4.XX PS3 CFW / GIT / IrisMAN v2.80-1 (Mod) / IrisMAN v2.80-1 (Source Code) / IrisMAN v2.80-2 (Mod) / IrisMAN v2.80-2 (Source Code)

To quote, roughly translated: What's New in version 2.80:

  • The ISOs now will take the title name from PARAM.SFO (so far took the file name) and also will show the background image of the game in the Options dialog.
  • New support for PSX Cobra / Mamba from "Disc-Less Payload" : works with the same versatility as the old, but adding PSX support PSX for NTFS/EXTx units, thanks to the...

 

SCEE Clarifies Naughty Dog Comments on 2.80 Firmware Secret

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247w ago - Yesterday Naughty Dog's Sam Thompson stated in a Comic-Con 2009 interview that the PS3 Firmware 2.80 update adds more memory.

Today, SCEE has clarified these comments explaining that the Naughty Dog rep apparently got confused due to the Comic-Con excitement.

To quote: "There's no secret in firmware 2.80. Naughty Dog were actually talking about their engine 2.0, but in the ComicCon rush they simply got confused and said 2.80 referring to the latest firmware," SCEE told Gamezine.

Additionally, Naughty Dog community manager Arne Meyer has stated the following on NeoGAF forums:

"This was just a typical blunder with all the info and people coming up to us constantly at the PS booth at San Diego ComicCon.

"He was actually referring to Naughty Dog Engine 2.0 updates we made. We had just been making sure at the event that all the PS3s brought in were on FW 2.80, since that is what that build needed to run on, so I have no doubt it was top of mind."
 

Naughty Dog: PS3 Firmware 2.80 Update Adds More Memory

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247w ago - Not long after PS3 Firmware 2.80 was available came the official changelog details.

However, since then hidden features were speculated, and today Naughty Dog's Sam Thompson has stated the following in a Comic-Con 2009 interview (video below), to quote:

"Naughty Dog is constantly working to improve every aspect of the gameplay; be it animation, lighting, sound, texture fidelity."





"You know if you look at the game itself with the 2.80 engine update, you know we're adding more memory, so we get a lot more utilization of the SPUs so we increase our optimization of the Cell processor as well.

So we've got from the engineering side all the way up to texture fidelity, artists adding in even more... I mean there's really not a singular aspect that's not been improved in the game," Thompson added.

A reduced OS memory...
 

Rumor: PS3 Firmware 2.80 Update is No Longer Optional?

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248w ago - I slapped the 'rumor' status on this one for now until others can confirm it... today TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) via CVG are claiming that Sony finally pushed the button marked "obligatory" on PS3 Firmware Update 2.80.

This comes after Sony's Director of Network Operations stated that with 2.8 it was an option to update as there wasn't any consumer-specific functionality.

According to both the US and EU Updaters, it still is showing only 2.76 is required to go online with the PS3, as follows:

Dest=84;CompatibleSystemSoftwareVersion=2.7600-;
Dest=85;CompatibleSystemSoftwareVersion=2.7600-;

If anyone can confirm otherwise, feel free to do so in the comments below!
 

Rumor: PS3 Firmware 2.80 Included Cinematic 21:9 TV Support?

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250w ago - According to TheSixthAxis.com (linked above), Sony's recent PS3 Firmware 2.80 Update may have included yet another 'hidden' feature that was not uncovered in the changelog compilation... specifically, Cinematic 21:9 TV support.

To quote: "The first 21:9 TV was unveiled this year and is now available if you've got the cash to splash, and whilst the 2560 x 1080p resolution set sounds like a blessing for movie fans not happy with black bars on their 'regular' widescreen TVs, game developers surely won't pick up the better-than-HD resolution for some time.

That won't stop Sony pushing the actual XMB display out further than 1920 pixels, though - as far as we know HDMI 1.3 - the format used in the PS3 firmware at the moment - can support the resolution just fine and hopefully there's no reason why the PS3's OS can't too."

That being said, Sony has made no comment on this yet so it's essentially speculation until someone with a new ultra wide-screen 21:9 TV can confirm it.
 











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