In that case, the options_default.ini is not used by multiman? I mean for example, I have my options.ini, and let say there comes a new version which have new keys in options_default.ini, but since I already have old options.ini, the new feature will not get picked up by multiman?
randomusername, see my comments below...
>I'm currently on 3.41 JB. If i update using R3 in multiMan, thisd isn't going to do anything "nasty" in terms of usability with my current FW ?
It will overwrite your existing multiMan program, so it will not mess with your FW technically.
>Secondly, if i go onto the kmeaw FW (via whatever method, although going straight to it seems to have worked for dean!), i'm right in thinking i need to install a NEW version of multiMan ? Will that delete any existing games i already have on my internal HDD ?
No you don't need to install latest (although it is recommended since new features, etc.) but even though you install new one, it will not overwrite your games. IF your games are in multiman, the games are only gone when you remove multiman by pressing Triangle and delete in ps3. Installing on top will not delete games.
>Am i right in thinking that i would have to re-transfer any games that I've patched/fiddled with EBOOT.bin before ?
Yes you are right.