PSN Download Manager 3.80 is Released with Turbo Server Guide

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151w ago - Just another few updates to PSN Download Manager, prior to recovery of the PlayStation Store. Today, I've released version 3.80 containing some of the following changes:

  • Added a premium membership option, which offers access to a huge feature called Turbo Servers and also removes the advertisement shown on startup.
  • Several minor changes to the code in attempt to patch errors for some users

Here is a quick guide to hosting your own Turbo Server:

Create a FTP or HTTP server using a relevant program like apache or filezilla,

1) Create a folder called DATA this will hold your shared files
2) Make sure to copy the exact file structure of your Downloads folder
3) For each file you want the clients to see, create a text document with the exact same filename, and add to the extension .ready (Include the word ready as text inside the file as well) | Example: 2782hsh7ggogpoyl.pkg would have a ready file of 2782hsh7ggogpoyl.pkg.ready

And then share your link to the rest of the world, who can now access them files from your server.

As for the clients to enjoy this feature, they just need to login as a premium member and add the server ip into there Servers.txt on a new line. (A small fee of £1.00 a month, to cover the cost of our...
 

Sony Unveils Limited Edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle

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151w ago - Today Sony's PlayStation 3 Associate Marketing Manager Ami Sheth has unveiled a new Limited Edition PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops bundle that is scheduled to hit retailers soon.

To quote: With all of the gaming and entertainment features the PlayStation 3 offers - from 3D gaming to a built-in Blu-ray player - there are plenty of things to entice those looking for the best entertainment experience on the market.

Today we're giving you one more reason to join the PlayStation family. On May 31, we will be releasing the Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle.

Not only will you get a 160 GB PS3 system and a copy of Activision Publishing Inc. and Treyarch's critically acclaimed Call of Duty: Black Ops, you'll also be treated to the First Strike Content Pack - for free. This DLC features five diverse globe-spanning multiplayer maps, one of which is a new Zombie experience.

Packed with exceptional value, the Limited Edition PlayStation 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle will be available at retailers nationwide for $299.99.
 

PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2 Arrives, PS3 CFW Downloader

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152w ago - Today PlayStation 3 hacker SvenGDK has released PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2, which allows users to manage their PS3 games, download the latest PS3 CFW, sign packages, format HDDs to FAT32, copy games and more.

Download: PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2 / PS3 Multi Tools for Windows v2 (Mirror)

To quote: What is PS3 Multi Tools for Windows?
"PS3 Multi Tools for Windows" is the new version of "Multi Tools for PS3".

With this tool you can:

• Manage your games
• NEW: Work faster with the new execution box (Execute commands like "copy" or "format")
• Easily copy games to other HDDs
• Format a HDD to FAT32 (over 32GB)
• Sign Package files (.pkg)
• Easy report bugs with the Reporter (Under settings)
• NEW: Download the newest Custom Firmwares like DualBoot CFW
• NEW: Get always the latest of your PS3 CFW Backup Manager like Multiman
• Easy select your HDD for games on the menu (NEW: If not found, you can enter it manually)

Other changes:

• New Design
• Improved copy speed
• Added a clock

Requirements:
 

Sony Announces Scheduled Maintenance Today, No PSN Update

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152w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has announced news of scheduled PlayStation Network maintenance and confirmed that there will be no PSN Store update today as well.

To quote: PlayStation Network is scheduled to undergo maintenance today, from about 8am until approximately 5pm Pacific time. During this time, registration and Account Management will be inaccessible, including the password reset process.

While some users may experience difficulty signing in to PSN, the majority of consumers will be able to play online as well as sign in to external sites that require PSN authentication (like this one).

For those asking about the PlayStation Store, we're still targeting restoration of all services by the end of this month. Contrary to reports, the Store will not be publishing today.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
 

Video: PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dumping Demo By uf6667 Arrives

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152w ago - Today a PlayStation 3 hardware and software developer by the nickname uf6667 (aka Uberfry) has shared a demo of the PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dumping for other PS3 hackers to enjoy!

Download: PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dump (finaldump.bin) / PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dump (nor-defyboy.bin) / PS3 16MB NOR Flash Dump (Graf Chokolo)

To quote: It all started with posting of this twitter image, with the simple title of Soon...

Now we bring you a full video from our PSX-SCENE Youtube channel:

This is great progress in the PS3 world, first some talk about dual-nand's, now REAL progress in dumping the actual NOR flash!

We can only imagine what will be next! Stay Tuned!




 







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