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112w ago - 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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#332 - darklestard - 12w ago
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Thanks. I cant wait to install it.

#331 - coolbobo67 - 12w ago
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If you have the ofw (official firmware from Sony) you can forget to jailbreak yours. The only options is a hardware flasher but that's too expensive sadly.

#330 - PS4 News - 12w ago
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Following up on his previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer Aldo Vargas (aka Aldostools) made available IrisMAN PS3 Backup Game Manager v3.40 followed by v3.41, v3.42, v3.43 and PS3 Tools Collection 2.7.35 with the changes outlined below.

Download: IRISMAN.v3.40.pkg / IRISMAN.v3.41.pkg / IRISMAN_Lite.v3.42.pkg / IRISMAN_Lite.v3.43.pkg / IRISMAN_3.44_BETA_TEST_ON_CFW470.pkg (8001003D error) / PS3 Tools Collection v2.7.35

Changelog 3.40 (Jan 28/2015)

  • Fixed issue scanning /PSXGAMES
  • Fixed pad response when the game list is empty.
  • Added support to load .sprx on slot 6 from File Manager

Changelog 3.41 (Jan 31/2015)

  • File Manager: Press triangle over a PKG on NTFs and mount it as /dev_bdvd.
  • Use Install Package Files from XMB to install the game without have to copy the pkg to HDD, saving time and space on hdd (no needing the double of free space to install games)
  • Any NTFS file can be mounted as /dev_bdvd (e.g. large pkg files, movies, iso, etc.)
  • Added quick fix mode (checking only the SFO to know if the game needs to be fixed)
  • Hold SELECT when selecting Test and Fix Games for full test/fix

Thanks to: Estwald, Joonie, Habib, deank, u$er, _NzV_, Cobra Team.

Changelog 3.42 (Feb 4/2015)

  • File Manager: Added support to create Fake ISOs of NTFS files on "My Games" (XMB).
  • The feature requires webMAN MOD 1.41.17
  • .ntfs[BDFILE] is created on /dev_hdd0/tmp/wmtmp for each selected file (use Square to select the files)
  • To access the option: Make Fake ISO, select one or multiple PKG, video or non-ISO file on a NTFS drive in File Manager, press triangle and go to the last option (Mount + Exit to XMB), press LEFT/RIGHT until it. shows "Make Fake ISO" and exit to XMB and the files should be listed under "Blu-ray and DVD".

This picture (below) shows some MP4 stored on NTFS and converted to Fake ISO to display them on XMB.

The file will be mounted as /dev_bdvd and played from Data Disk icon on video column. Packages files will be installed from "Standard Package Location".

Credits to Estwald for the fake ISO on Iris, ntfs library and raw_iso.sprx. Thanks also to deank and Cobra Team. Thanks to Joonie for his feedback and tests!

Changelog 3.43 (Feb 6/2015)

  • Fixed regression mounting of ISO.
  • Added support to make BDISO for non PS3 game folders.

PS3 Tools Collection 2.7.35 Changelog:

  • PS3 Covers Uploader 1.03: Added support for PS2/PSX retro covers (220x300 and 200x200 respectively). Title ids are auto-formatted for retro covers.
  • PKG ContentID: Added support to Make PKG on multiple selected folders.
  • PS3 Games Database 1.7.1: Added support to read the "db" from PSNDL
  • IRISMAN 3.40-3.41: Support added.
  • webMAN-MOD 1.41.16: Support added.
  • XMB Manager+ 0.23.001 (mod) for COBRA 7.0: webMAN.xml, web links, package manager and game manager.
  • lastGAME Customizer 1.5.1: Added lastGAME 12.0.

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#329 - jthebigman1 - 13w ago
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Thanks. This website is so cool!

#328 - maxintr75 - 13w ago
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thanks very much

#327 - themchim - 14w ago
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nice..

thanks!

#326 - jenedi - 14w ago
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gracias

#325 - DaChilli - 14w ago
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thx, i hope that works ^^

#324 - thachad098 - 14w ago
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thank you!

#323 - juice3041 - 15w ago
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thanks, works great