PSN Download Manager 3.97 is Now Ad-Free with Improved Code

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146w ago - Today I have released PSN Download Manager 3.97 which is now ad-free and features improved code among the changes outlined below.

Download: PSN Download Manager 3.97 (Under products, PlayStation Download Manager or link on homepage)

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)...
 

Sony PSN Pass Uncovered on Resistance 3 PS3 Bundle Box

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146w ago - Update: Sony has now confirmed PSN Pass to IGN, stating the program requires customers to input a one-time use code to access a game's online capabilities similar to EA's Online Pass.

Today Darko on German site Konsolentreff.net (linked above) has shared an image uncovering Sony's PSN Pass on a Resistance 3 PS3 bundle box.

The text in the image reads as following: "PSN Pass. Network features only available in countries that have PlayStation Store."

While there is currently no official announcement on what PSN Pass is from Sony, Kotaku reports that it may be similar to EA's Online Pass which provides online access to those who either purchase a new copy of a game or those who pay the extra ten bucks to buy their way into networked features.

To quote: "Sony has employed the practice before, selling "Online Entitlement" passes for PSP games SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 and ModNation Racers.

We don't yet know if PSN Pass is real, whether...
 

PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 is Released, Fixes iTunes Library Bug

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146w ago - Today PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 is released, which fixes an iTunes library bug among the changes:

Download: PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 (Windows) / PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 (Linux) / PS3 Media Server 1.30.1 (Mac)

Changelog 1.30.1:

  • Fixed bug that caused very slow iTunes library parsing

Changelog 1.30.0:

  • Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers/packagers) - see ps3mediaserver.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11283 for more details
  • Updated OS X binaries (FFmpeg, MEncoder and MPlayer) to fix an AC3 bug and improve internal VOBsub display quality
  • Optional GUI to allow profile to be selected when PMS starts
  • Better UPnP spec compliance
  • Logging improvements
  • ASS/SSA subtitles disabled by default on Linux and OS X
  • Multithreaded MEncoder enabled by default on multithreaded CPUs
  • Subtitles stay within confines of original frame when using overscan compensation
  • Made transcoding tab resizing consistent for all sizes
  • Fixed DTS...

 

Cobra USB 2.0 PS3 Boot Traffic Scanned, TDC File Available

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146w ago - Following up on his previous work, today Hansi has scanned the Cobra USB 2.0 USB traffic with his Beagle USB 480 Protocol Analyzer v1.00 and shared the resulting dump in total phase data center format.

Download: Cobra USB 2.0 Boot Scan TDC File / Cobra USB 2.0 Boot Scan TDC File (Mirror) / PSGrooPIC Cobra v2.00

To quote: Cobra USB dongle arrived today, thank you VERY much goes to span who donated a dongle to me! (let me know if you need it back, or I'll keep it if there is a need to scan again if there is any updates)

We upgraded the Cobra to v2.0 and booted a 3.41 phat PS3 with the Beagle 480 USB protocol analyzer attached between the Cobra and the PS3. The resulting data file is attached.

I hope the developers in the community have some use for this. Cobra usb dongle med PS1 support!!

Also, from an0nym0us on IRC...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSP Updates for July 5, 2011

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146w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:

Happy day after 4th of July! Calling all Ape Escape and PlayStation Move fans be sure to check out the latest addition to the franchise - PlayStation Move Escape.

Other games releasing today include (2) Japanese PS one Imports - Rapid Angel and Yakiniku Bugyou. Also, the Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer Beta is now available for all. Add-ons to note include Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Challengers Pack, Dirt 3: Horn Pack & the LittleBigPlanet 2 inFAMOUS 2 minipack.

On the PlayStation Plus side, the free games include the PS3 game Bomberman ULTRA, (2) minis: Alien Zombie Death and Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar! & the PS one title MediEvil. In addition, Qore Episode 38: July 2011 is free. Download today!

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

New Release Games & DLC

• Bomberman ULTRA (Free with Plus, a $9.99 value)
• Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar (Free and Exclusive Plus)
• Medievil PS one title (Free with Plus, a $5.99 value)
• Alien Zombie Death mini (Free with Plus, $3.99 value)
• MotorStorm Apocalypse Outlaw Vehicle Pack (PlayStation Plus price $1.99; a 20%...
 











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