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


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164w ago - 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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#368 - PS4 News - 118w ago
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Today deank has updated multiMAN once again to version 04.14.03 with the changes below, as follows:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121201) (3 MB) / multiMAN ver 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121201) (Mirror) / multiMAN ver 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121201) (Mirror #2)

Changelog:

  • Totally reworked 8x4 display mode (compatible with all themes)
  • Added "Reset USB" option to "Settings" to disable USB bus scan/reset
  • Added new translation labels
  • Included latest installPKG standalone application

Update: Shortly following, deank updated multiMAN once more to version 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121202) fixing a bug in the game list view present when moving up/down (it just toggles between the top and bottom entry) stating:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.14.03 UPD CEX (20121202).rar / multiMAN ver 04.14.03a UPD CEX (20121202).rar

You can take screenshots... Press the {PS} button, go to [Photo] column in real XMB -> Take Screenshot. I see that is wrong and got it fixed, thanks!

All fixed (both 8x4 and the list mode). The link in the post above is updated with the new one. Let me know how it works. You can also update online by starting mM while holding L2+R2 and update from the Home column.

Also when using 4x2, 8x4, 5x4x5 and XBDM modes and if you leave mM while in dash/home/settings it will return you to your games list on next launch External Game Data function is not to be used with all the games out there. Some work, some doesn't. I know exactly what the issue is, but it is impossible to overcome. Same goes for games with caching split files and/or using BD-Mirror function. I can give you the technical explanation if you wish but that won't solve anything.

Delete all installed game data, use a game disc, disable 'ext.game data' if enabled, disable direct-boot, and try again... Enable bd-mirror and try again... I have TFU (not the sith edition) but it works... It gives a black screen if you don't use game disc or without bdmirror.

#367 - Shorteee - 118w ago
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NTFS (Thumbs Up)

#366 - PS4 News - 118w ago
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Today deank has updated multiMAN to version 04.14.02 with the changes below, as follows:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (2.98 MB) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror #2) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror #3) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror #4) / multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121130).rar (Mirror #5)

v04.14.02 Changelog:

  • Changed: Do not scan/reset USB devices on DEX firmwares
  • NTFS/PFS driver works properly with and without USB.CFG (only ONE active NTFS HDD supported)
  • Game and Firmware version display in "Game Settings" menu will reflect data found in GAMEI folder if "Ext. Game Data" is enabled
  • mM is now available in XMB after "Ext. Game Data" or gameDATA (USB mode) is used
  • Improved support for data CD/DVD/BD discs (Blu-ray Movie Discs, AVCHD discs, other data discs)
  • Upon mM launch if such disc is in the tray it will be accessible right away
  • If a data disc (non-genuine PS3 BD Game Disc) is inserted during mM operation it will be also accessible
  • These changes negate the use of "Enable Direct Disc Access" option in "Settings"
  • Included standalone [* Install Package Files] application with queue/color/sorting support

Update: multiMAN version 04.14.02 (20121201) for December 1st is now available below as well with the changes from above:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.14.02 UPD CEX (20121201).rar

v04.14.02 (20121201) Changelog:

  • Added "Reset USB" option in "Settings" to disable usb scan/reset
  • Added 6 new lines in the LANG_DEFAULT

#365 - sorg - 118w ago
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How to turn off USB drive rearranging introduced in v4.14? Now i cannot set any games in MM

MM tells about disconnecting and reconnecting, then leave to XMB without game in disk and /app_home.. USB remains inaccessible till i turn PS3 off... I'm using Rebug 4.21 in DEX mode with BD emulation on USB stick. Before v4.14 everything was worked just fine...

so, how to turn this very bad new feature OFF??

btw, BD emulator on USB stick also disappears till i switch PS3 off. This is really bad bad bad feature!

#364 - hiphop78 - 118w ago
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Thanks!!

#363 - PS4 News - 118w ago
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Today deank has updated multiMAN to version 04.14.01 for those already on MultiMAN v04.14.00 Base and Full (CEX and DEX) with the changes below, as follows:

Download: multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (2.44 MB) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #2) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #3) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #4) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #5) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #6) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #7) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #8) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #9) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #10) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #11) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #12) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #13) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #14) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121129).rar (Mirror #15)

v04.14.01 Changelog:

  • Online mM update file is down to 2.5MB and from now on will require prior BASE/FULL installation (as of now 04.14.00)
  • DO NOT UPDATE UNLESS YOU HAVE 04.14.00 INSTALLED
  • Checking for game updates will also check GAMEI folder on external USB drives for installed game data
  • Using NTFS/PFS driver with configured USB.CFG allows for any number of partitions
  • If a broken cover is detected it is re-downloaded from the update server
  • Fixed cover issues in 8x4 (and other display modes) when cover is missing or broken
  • Added 300 new covers to the update server (over 5600 PS3 game covers available now)
  • [* Install Package Files] function in mM supports:


  • up to 256 pkg files
  • split pkg files
  • sorting
  • queued PKG indication (in red)
  • multipart (split) PKG indication (in yellow)
  • copy/transfer progress
  • Scanned locations: /dev_usb*** /dev_hdd0 /dev_bdvd in /PKG /packages and root folders
  • Split files format: .0 - .63 / .66600 - .66663 / .001 - .064
  • Supports both "PSN (Bubble)" and "Standard" install methods

Update: multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121130).pkg (2.44 MB) / multiMAN ver 04.14.01 UPD CEX (20121130).pkg (Mirror)

Here it is - please test and report back. It should allow for any number of NTFS partitions if properly set in USB.CFG (otherwise 2 partitons only). It should allow detecting multiple hdds with same vendor/device ids (for resetting usb bus).

The issue is that mM can't reconnect them in the proper order because both have the same IDs and it can't distinguish them. Your only workaround is to connect only the drive you want to play from. Do you see both drives disconnect/reconnect when doing the usb bus reset (if they have lights and are unpowered you can see).

It is not related to multiMAN. Last week I tried to replace the libusbd.sprx, libio.sprx and other .sprx files - I used these from 3.55 and replaced the ones on 4.21 with ABSOLUTELY no result... I got the same issue so it must be something else.

After a lot of tests my final conclusion was that the drive connect order is what's important. When the PS3 boots it usually initializes /dev_usb000 first and that's why games from it work if you don't touch anything. The solution for now is:

1) Disconnect all drives
2) Connect the drive which has the game
3) Connect the remaining drives

The connect/disconnect is only possible by specifying the vendor/device IDs and as in your case - both disconnect and both reconnect at the same time which breaks the procedure. If it was working properly they'll be reconnected with 5 seconds delay from each.

#362 - kombat75 - 118w ago
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Thanx guys for the info... I was about to ask about which Multiman should I download and after read this then i know for normal we should download the CEX Version and not DEX Version which is for DEBUG or testing Set..

#361 - Tek9 - 118w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by sharks View Post
Hi, i am using Kmeaw CFW 3.55 and i have Multiman (regular?) edition 4.09. Is this version compatible with my CFW? I do not understand what CEX and DEX mean. Can i just download this 4.14 version and replace the one that i already have?

Sorry for being outdated on the PS3 scene developments, but i'm just back home after several months and only now switching on my fat PS3.

Yes as long as you use the CEX version you should be fine i have the same 3.55 kmeaw you have and i am currently running multiman 4.12 hope this helps

#360 - GrandpaHomer - 118w ago
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2 sharks: use the CEX version (this is for normal console), DEX is for Debug / test consoles.

#359 - stingray1059 - 118w ago
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Improved disc-less support with BD-Mirror option enabled

god of war 3 still won't work discless.

 

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