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January 12, 2012 // 10:20 pm - Today MultiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) version 04.00.00 has been released, and those interested in updating multiMAN without the DRM-infected dongle can now do so as is it not required for non-Cobra multiMAN functionality on the PlayStation 3 console.

Download: multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Update (20120112) / multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) (184.72 MB) / multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) (Mirror - 184.72 MB)

Previously multiMAN developer deank stated to the PlayStation 3 scene that he was not in bed with Cobra (aka Max Louarn), however, some PS3 developers such as CrashSerious appear to think otherwise, to quote via Twitter:

"Huge thanks to deank for leaving the scene and selling out to Cobra [/satire]"

Below is the multiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00 Full (20120113) changelog, as follows:

13 - 01 - 2012

  • Added support for jpg/png covers for BD/DVD ISO files in "Coverflow" mode
  • Added PIC1.PNG/SND0.AT3 (background image and music) support to lastGAME and "PSP Launcher" for PSP ISO files
  • Improved performance when extracting CSO to ISO and when creating ISO files from folders
  • SIXAXIS gyroscope affects screensaver mode (wave/tilt the controller to navigate the starfield)
  • Improved "Coverflow" display mode
  • Added preparations for experimental support for multi-disc PSX games in CUE+BIN or ISO format for up to 4 discs. ("Required Cobra USB/FW update will be announced when PSX multidisc support is available")
  • mmCM 04.00.00 will work without CobraUSB dongle connected (click HERE for more information). New mmCM users will have to install mmCM 04.00.00 FULL version..

Changelog for non-Cobra users updating from multiMAN 02.09.02 to multiMAN/mmCM 04.00.00:

  • Added function "Create ISO from folder"
  • Support for *.0/.31, *.001/.032, *.66600/.66631 split file formats
  • Join split files in file manager (select and copy the first file to get the rest joined)
  • New display mode "XBDM" - XBOX Dash Clone
  • Added option "Detect Game Title in ISO Images" to allow using ISO filenames and *not* scan for game names in local database
  • Improved scanning for retro roms/iso and covers (populating the Retro column)
  • New THEME format (.thm). One theme - one file. Easy installation within multiMAN/mmCM without going to XMB to install theme pkg files.
  • mmTM - Easy to use PC application to create thm files from folders (separate download).
  • multiMAN/mmCM will try to read disc volume labels and display in VIDEO column (BD/DVD entry) and in other display modes.
  • Added indication (rotating refresh icon next to the column icon) when multiMAN/mmCM is loading/extracting title thumbnails (XMMB mode)
  • Added pop-up notifications when new versions of multiMAN/mmCM and Showtime are available for download
  • Added pop-up notification when running low on disc space (less than 1GB on internal HDD)
  • Added pop-up notification when multiMAN/mmCM successfully connects to nethost folders during startup (/net_host# in File Manager)
  • Added support for downloading themes in a background thread (pop-up messages will notify user when download starts and completes)
  • Added support for copying big (4+GB) files in File Manager to USB drives. multiMAN/mmCM will split source file when copying to USB.
  • Changed option "Link Video Library to Showtime" - it will only create links for XMB Video files, but will not start Showtime
  • Added shortcut (virtual folder) "XMB Video Files" when browsing HDD/USB drives in VIDEO column
  • Added "Showtime Font Preference" option to select 10 different fonts for SHOWTIME media player (GUI and Subtitles)
  • Added support to extract PSP CSO (compressed ISO) files in XMMB/XBDM display modes and File Manager (extracted image is saved in /dev_hdd0/PSPISO)
  • Added shortcut to ISO folder when browsing external USB devices (PSP connected with memory stick /ISO folder, containing CSO and ISO files)
  • Added music playback fade-out when leaving multiMAN/mmCM
  • Added download progress indication in XMMB/XBDM modes - Web column. An entry will show current download filename and percentage of completion.
  • Added TextViewer in File Manager (supported files colored in light blue). Supports viewing of ANSI/UTF plain text files.
  • TextViewer controls: L1/R1 - PageUp/PageDown, L2/R2 - zoom out/in (50%-250%), R3 - change font, UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT - scroll/pan, L1/R1+SELECT - skip to start/end of file
  • Added support for browsing Video, Games, Favorites and Retro (ROMS/PS1/PS2/PSP) in "Coverflow" display mode. Change content mode with UP/DOWN.
  • Improved performance when extracting CSO to ISO and when creating ISO files from folders
  • SIXAXIS gyroscope affects screensaver mode (wave/tilt the controller to navigate the starfield)
  • Improved "Coverflow" display mode

MultiMAN Cobra Manager (mmCM) v04.00.00, No Dongle Required

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#1229 - badguyz - January 3, 2015 // 8:20 am
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thanx a lot for the upload

#1228 - batesben - December 30, 2014 // 1:31 pm
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#1227 - AseD - December 30, 2014 // 1:26 pm
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thank you and merry christmas

#1226 - PS4 News - December 29, 2014 // 12:10 am
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27 - 12 - 2014 - Cobra ODE News - Update

We hope all our loyal supporters and users had a Merry Christmas!

We are happy to present Cobra 2.3 fw which adds DMC support across all version of Cobra ODE.

Installation instructions will follow over the next few days.

Download: Cobra_ODE_Firmware_v2.3.rar

In addition we are releasing a new accessory for 4.30A, 5.10B and 5.30A users. Instead of using the external clip on pcb to connect a USB storage device, you can now solder the Emu USB QSB to the second port of your PS3, which allows you to use your second USB port to connect USB storage for Cobra ODE.

If the USB storage is not present at boot of PS3, the port can be used for PS3 controller or normal XMB usb access. Check out the pictures below of the Emu USB QSB:

Also below is multiMAN ver 04.66.08 BASE CEX (20150104) PKG from deank with the following changes:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.66.08 BASE CEX (20150104).pkg (39.82 MB) / Showtime 04.09.021 [CEX].pkg (7.50 MB) / Latest multiMAN Cover Packs by ZOMBIEKILLAH

Also available online (and from the WEB column).


  • Fixed issues when using more than one external USB HDD on Cobra CFWs (4.46-4.66+)
  • Fixed issues with homebrew locks/blackscreen/invalid-discs and other weird errors (CFW 4.65CEX/DEX and 4.66CEX)
  • Removed habib's patches and added two different ones to improve compatibility
  • JB games from FAT32 USB HDDs will be mounted as /dev_usb (and not as /dev_usb***) - this issue appeared in CFW 4.20. /dev_usb is always the first usb hdd which the ps3 manages to mount. When it happens that your game is not on the first/fastest usb hdd it caused problems. "Reset USB Bus" was introduced to multiMAN more than a year ago, but it is now added to mmCM, too, without actual reset of the bus.

If you're running pre-patched CFW (4.65/4.66) I suggest that you use a clean one. wM/mM try to restore lv2 to original state, but sometimes it may not be possible.

I already posted about the 1st change, and the second (for now) is to ignore PARAM.SFO and a faulty LIC.DAT processing when launching a homebrew (the PS3 tries to check these files from /dev_bdvd). I don't like this patch, but all the tests I performed are positive and all games worked.

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This was all I can do for this weekend. When I find more time I may try to make it more robust and nice, but it will do for now. Please post back with your results.

IMPORTANT: if you are using webMAN and multiMAN/mmCM - UPDATE BOTH to the latest versions and restart your PS3 to start clean.

multiMAN ver 04.66.09 BASE CEX (20150107) PKG:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.66.09 BASE CEX (20150107).pkg (39.82 MB) / MultiMAN.CEX.Full.MEGA.RePacK.04.66.09.Plus.12,216.Covers.v6.8-ZMK.pkg by ZOMBIEKILLAH

multiMAN 04.66.09 is now available, too (online within mM and from the WEB column).

  • Fixed minor issue (mmCM) (regression from 04.66.07)
  • Added prompt to launch multiMAN if mmCM finds itself in non-cobra mode (fixes tiefputin1 issue)

multiMAN ver 04.66.10 BASE CEX (20150110) PKG:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.66.10 BASE CEX (20150110).pkg (39.82 MB) / multiMAN ver 04.66.10 BASE CEX (20150110).pkg (Mirror) / MultiMAN.FULL.12688.PS3.PSN.PS2.PSX.Covers.v7.0.(01.17.2015)-ZMK.pkg / MultiMAN.SMALL.x134.PS3.PSN.Covers.v7.1.Update.(02.01.2015)-ZMK.pkg

Changes in 04.66.09-10:

  • Fixed game covers for split ISO games
  • Fixed game backgrounds for ISO games
  • Fixed few issues introduced in .08


#1225 - jdim2006 - December 28, 2014 // 7:23 am
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thanks a lot

#1224 - PS4 News - December 27, 2014 // 10:22 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by gundush View Post
Came to the party a little late. Is there a mirror for Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0.pkg? Original host is no longer providing...

I merged your post in our ongoing Cobra support thread... there are related attachments in it here that may be of use:

#1223 - nukls - December 27, 2014 // 6:07 pm
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#1222 - gundush - December 27, 2014 // 11:40 am
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Came to the party a little late. Is there a mirror for Cobra-USB_PS3_Updater_v1_0.pkg? Original host is no longer providing...

#1221 - bealzbub - December 27, 2014 // 10:44 am
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Great thread.

#1220 - parham62 - December 27, 2014 // 10:14 am
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Good Job