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March 3, 2013 // 10:40 pm - Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 developer Estwald (with help from D_Skywalk) has updated the PS3 backup game manager known as Iris Manager to version 2.16 with the changes detailed below.

Download: Iris Manager v2.20 for v4.XX PS3 CFW / Iris Manager v2.20 for v4.XX PS3 CFW (Mirror) / Iris Manager v2.20 for v4.XX PS3 CFW (Mirror #2) / Iris Manager v2.20 for v4.XX PS3 CFW (Mirror #3) / Iris Manager v2.20 for v4.XX PS3 CFW (Animated Icon) / Iris Manager v2.20 for v4.XX PS3 CFW (USB Game Launcher - homelaunc1) / GIT

To quote, roughly translated: v2.20 Changelog:

  • New payload v8 syscall eliminating the syscall 36 and used instead to 8 redirections. The syscall 8 works in a hidden in applications, thus respecting the other use that gives the syscall 8 in certain firmwares (LV1 Peek)
  • Added multiMAN method for disc-less from / APP_HOME (thanks for commenting DeanK how it works). This increases the compatibility.
  • Added patched explore_plugin.sprx method to launch the games from road / dev_bdvd when selecting / app_home/PS3_GAME. This method connects when “No Controller BDVD” and requires that each CFW patched module (see explore_plugin_notes.txt within patch_tools_libfs_exploreplugin.rar). Grid is a game thus far.
  • Fixed all (fcking) problems and other productions, as authentication based disks using CFW 3.41, 3.55, 4.21 and 4.31 (yes, I’ve been to them all)
  • Now HDD0 mounts are safer, both for the method how it can be accessed only “/ dev_bdvd” in reading.
  • Added ability to restart by pressing TRIANGLE on the main screen
  • Iris Manager now works in two ways, thinking about those who have BDVD operational unit and the voiceless.
  • New homelaunc1 (must be installed because the former will not work)

This is a summary of the disk operating modes: Available options are:

Requires Disc:

  • With controller, disk not only asks “Yes” if no blocking routes / APP_HOME. This may prevent it from interfering with games.
  • No Controller: obviously hard but never require it to “No” will be provided / APP_HOME (some games with trophies bug report, if this option is set to no). For riding HDD0 is protected.

BD Emu:

  • Mount BDVD: connects libfs_patched.sprx if present and mount the device as a unit / dev_bdvd. No controller is the most compatible option, especially with the “Required Disk” to “No”. With controller, disk required (but not cancel / APP_HOME itself)
  • LIBFS: simply connect the module and reroute the game / dev_bdvd and / APP_HOME if applicable. No controller is less compatible than “Mount BDVD”. With controller, disk required (but not cancel / APP_HOME itself)
  • Off: simply redirects the game to / dev_bdvd and / APP_HOME if applicable. It can work with or without disk, depending on the game

START-> Tools (Tools):

  • With BDVD controller: To work with or without disc. In mounting options using USB drives or in the case of a patch HDD0 / dev_ps2disc. When activated, it goes to the XMB (to be activated to reenter)
  • No controller BDVD: HDD1 is mounted in place. When activated, the unit is expelled if I had a disc inside.

NOTE: there should be no disk in this mode. No controller mode works well without reader (mine is unplugged right now) in 4.3 CFW bdemu Miralatijera with flag on). “No parent” when required disk mode, connect seeking explore_plugin.sprx that can be easily prepared by extracting from the flash, txt following notes:

The explore_plugin is used to launch games from /dev_bdvd in disc ausence. The CFW 4.31 Miralatijera includes the flag “bdemu” to work without BDVD controller, but you need also one path to launch the games: this is the path

  • Extract /dev_flash/vsh/module/explore_plugin.sprx using FTP or from PUP
  • Copy to the patch_explore_plugin.bat folder explore_plugin.sprx, scetool (scetool.exe, zlib1.dll and folder “data” with the appropriate key)
  • In the case of CFW 3.41 use patch_explore_plugin_for_3.41.bat because it patch the game category to debug too
  • Run patch_explore_plugin.bat or patch_explore_plugin_for_3.41.bat as the case
  • Rename explore_plugin_patched.sprx as explore_plugin_341.sprx, explore_plugin_355.sprx, explore_plugin_355dex.sprx, explore_plugin_421.sprx, explore_plugin_421dex.sprx, explore_plugin_430.sprx or explore_plugin_431.sprx to correspond with the firmware
  • Repeat: explore_plugin must to correspond with the firmware!!!
  • Copy the explore_plugin to Iris Manager folder (/dev_hdd0/game/IMANAGER4)
  • Enable BD-Emu options in Iris Manager “Without BDVD Controller” (press START, Tools) to work. With preference, uses “Mount BDVD” option because it moves the game to the root of the device (don't worry, the fake /dev_bdvd device is write protected)
  • Without explore_plugin patched you can not connect / app_home/PS3_GAME with / dev_bdvd and the mode is useles. Working on this

Iris Manager v2.20 PS3 Backup Game Manager Updated By Estwald

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#385 - PS4 News - June 11, 2015 // 10:49 pm
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Following the previous update and Ferrox v1.00 4.75 PS3 CFW release, today PlayStation 3 developer Alexander unofficially updated the IrisMAN PS3 backup game manager by aldostools to version 3.47 to support PS3 4.75 Custom Firmware followed by bugfix v3.47.1, v3.48 (which includes 4.75 DEX support), v3.49 (adds 4.76 CEX support) and v3.50 with details below.

Download: IRISMAN3_47-FINAL-by Alexander.pkg (4.5 MB) / (3.3 MB) / UP0001-IRISMAN3_47_1kk.pkg (4.5 MB) / UP0001-IRISMAN3_47_1kk.pkg (Mirror) / / (Mirror) / IrisMAN 3.48 Unofficial (4.75 DEX) by / IrisMAN 3.48 Unofficial (4.75 DEX) by (Mirror) / (Source Code) / IRISMAN_349.pkg / Joonie86 IrisMAN GIT / IRISMAN_Lite.v3.50.pkg / IRISMAN_350.rar (Source Code) / IRISMAN_Lite.pkg.154.v3.50.1.pkg

To quote, roughly translated: IRISMAN 3.47 by Alexander

IrisMAN 3.47 Changelog:

IrisMAN 3.47.1 Changelog: (via attempts to fix the following glitch:

From Charlie.bucket: freezing after starting any mounted game, forced to hold power button for 30 seconds, after 3 times of freezing/resetting i got caught in a restore database loop and had to re-install ferrox 4.75 v1.00.

  • Updated new MAMBA of _NzV_
  • Updated patches deank with those of M @ tsumoto

Special thanks to aldostools to his manager and I hope you come back soon on the scene. The boys MiZiO90 , SNK , REIZA72 (Beta Tester).

Without a valid DUMP you can not get IDPS, LV2MOUNTADDR .... For the rest of the lv2kernel.elf it has everything, or almost.

I'm working on porting the 4.75dex (IrisMan Unofficial). If you might be interested, to integrate them into webmanmod in a future release of 475 DREX.

[Register or Login to view code]

Coming Soon... Full support mamba, 475dex, control fan and much more...

From Joonie: Just in case you want to compare with my port, btw for MAMBA I suggest using the offsets on my COBRA source, I verified them 4 times already unless you want to double check for me

Download: payload_475dex.c

IrisMAN 3.48 Unofficial (4.75 DEX) Changelog:

  • Added support payload 4.75dex
  • Added support payload 4.75dex control fans
  • Porting mamba 4.75dex
  • Thanks to joonie for syscall unmount (reported on some games error 8001003D)

IrisMAN v3.48 Changelog:

  • Payload added to the Custom Firmware 4.75 DEX;
  • Added payload for the Fan Control for Custom Firmware 4.75 DEX
  • Full support for the payload mamba 4.75 DEX
  • Latest patches for deank 4.75DEX
  • API CORE 475DEX included in src.

I thank the guys for Dump LV2 and testing (SNK, MiZiO90)

Thanks to Joonie correction "UMOUNT SYSCAL" (Some games on the folder, reported the error 8001003D)

IrisMAN v3.49 Changelog:

  • Added 4.76 CEX support [although not needed]
  • Fixed 4.30 DEX payload , now MAMBA fully works without freezing

IrisMAN v3.50 Changelog:

  • Improved support for BD Mirror on Cobra/Mamba
  • Added support to unmount games mounted by webMAN
  • sk1e payload now uses syscall 38 to avoid conflicts with Mamba/Cobra syscall 8
  • Updated Mamba to add back the Cobra PSX emulation and extended lv1 peeks
  • Now the GUI can be controlled by multiple game pads (instead of the first connected)

IrisMAN v3.50.1 Changelog:

  • Backup game disc now ignores the whole PS3_UPDATE folder

Finally, from pinky: an even easier pkg install for that theme:

Download: EP0001-LOSTSPACE_00-LOSTINSPACETMEME.pkg (7.64 MB)

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#384 - LinearBitxh - June 7, 2015 // 10:03 pm
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#383 - ImAPineapple - June 7, 2015 // 7:36 pm
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#382 - dahummer - May 25, 2015 // 11:17 am
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nice work, thanks.

#381 - Microbox6 - May 20, 2015 // 12:13 pm
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Thanks for the pkg!

#380 - th3ch1ld - May 17, 2015 // 6:35 pm
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