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November 28, 2012 // 5:30 pm - Today PlayStation 3 developer deank has released MultiMAN v04.14.00 Base and Full updates for both CEX and DEX consoles which now includes instant plug-and-play NTFS-formatted HDDs, enhanced BD-mirror support and more with details below followed by multiMAN v04.14.01, multiMAN v04.14.02 and multiMAN v04.14.03.

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Changelog: mM 04.14.00

Changes related only to 4.20-4.30 CEX/DEX CFWs:

BD-Mirror:

  • BD-Mirror option now supports USB HDDs mounted as /dev_usb000 to /dev_usb127
  • BD-Mirror option uses different approach now and doesn't move the PS3_GAME folder of USB games and doesn't modify the mount table
  • After using BD-Mirror for USB games, the usb drive is still accessible in XMB (Video/Music/Photo/Saves)
  • Improved disc-less support with BD-Mirror option enabled

USB Ports issues:

  • When using more than one USB device mM will disconnect/reconnect them from/to the USB bus in the proper order
  • This fixes games that crash when started from USB when multiple devices are connected

NTFS/PFS usage:

  • It is now possible to use any NTFS usb drive without configuring its Vendor/Device IDs in USB.CFG
  • When switching to NTFS/PFS mode use only one USB HDD connected (mM supports up to 2 partitions: FAT32+NTFS, NTFS+NTFS, FAT32+FAT32)
  • To access the contents of NTFS drives use mmOS and /pvd_usb000 /pvd_usb001 (games from NTFS drives won't show in other display modes)

Other:

  • Better support for data CD/DVD/BD discs and improved "Enable Direct Disc Access" function
  • Improved BD-Mirror function for games on internal HDD
  • Games started from mmOS icons/shortcuts handle BD-Mirror/Ext.Game Data options properly
  • Online update server updated (5320 PS3 game covers and 3420 PS1/PS2 game covers)
  • Updated showTIME media player (for mM) to version 04.01.264
  • Updated 8 translation files

Install Package Files (standalone application):

  • Supports split pkg files named in the following format: filename.pkg.0 -> filename.pkg.63, filename.pkg.001 -> filename.pkg.064, filename.pkg.66600 -> filename.pkg.66663
  • Upon launch/refresh the following folders are scanned: /dev_usb***/, /dev_usb***/PKG, /dev_usb***/packages, /dev_hdd0/PKG, /dev_hdd0/packages
  • Updated stDISC application (better drive reset timing and support for 4.30CFW)
  • Updated gameDATA, bdRESET and lastGAME applications to support 4.30CFW
  • Updated showTIME media player (standalone) to version 04.01.264 (CEX/DEX)

The showtime version provided with mM as standalone acts as the build-in one so it returns to mM. If you wish to quit to XMB either use the official build or use {PS} button -> Quit to XMB.

About NTFS - if you previously configured usb.cfg just stick to it. Without USB.CFG only two partitions will be available - that's it.


MultiMAN v04.14.00 Base and Full (CEX and DEX) PS3 Update Arrives

MultiMAN v04.14.00 Base and Full (CEX and DEX) PS3 Update Arrives

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#36 - ConsoleDev - June 20, 2011 // 5:42 pm
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Jaicrab is working on something about the COBRA USB dongle from what I've read his blog.

#35 - daveshooter - June 20, 2011 // 5:12 pm
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Thanks for that Boss, this is what got my attention tho, "PS3, PSX, DVD and BluRay ISO's can now be played without a real disc inserted in the PS3" as I have no interest with playing old games at the moment, just what I can add to it for my own gains, as like many here I have broken BDVD drives in almost all the ps3's I have.

And the ability to mount Iso images for movies is a great way to have dvd/bdvd backups. well I think so.

So once again its very interesting to me, I have no intentions of using there dongle tho. Nor am I even thinking of hacking their software, just a little look if I can to see if its safe or not. lol

#34 - PS4 News - June 20, 2011 // 4:48 pm
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Well, the Cobra was posted on the main page before HERE. As far as I can tell, all that is being hyped up is PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility (old stuff) so until they hack 3.56+ Firmware or something newsworthy for a 'pay' product I will post related updates in this ongoing thread.

With the advent of PS3 Custom Firmware replacing dongle devices things like this should be free to the PS3 scene... of course if someone hacks the Cobra USB files that too would be news.

I read awhile back that a Spanish developer (elotrolado.net/hilo_3-55-iris-manager-v1-2_1581883_s1400#p1725224455) was working on a PS1 emulator with the Cobra USB files and was planning to add the feature to Irish Manager, but sadly haven't seen any updates on it since.

#33 - daveshooter - June 20, 2011 // 11:39 am
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This needs to be on the main page boss I almost mist this one. Thanks.

Our device has an advanced integrated Actel encryption engine to prevent device cloning. We also have several other hidden features which will prevent others from cloning our device. lol.

#32 - barrybarryk - June 19, 2011 // 1:11 am
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Nice, at least we now know their ISO format is standard so it'll make playing large backups from external a lot easier, and I won't have to re-rip all my old PS1 & 2 games. I'll still wait for an opensource (and hence free) solution for 3.55 CFW but playing PS1 & 2 backups is something my old fat PS3 needs and could get me through the summer games drought

#31 - PS4 News - June 19, 2011 // 1:01 am
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Here is another update from their page with Cobra USB Firmware v2.0 and PS2 Support: cobra-usb.com/index.html
We have released Cobra Firmware v2.0 and Cobra USB Manager v2.0, which are both available from the downloads page. Changes in this release include:

  • Added the ability to play PS2 ISO backups from CECHC and CECHE backwards compatible consoles. Support for the remaining backwards compatible models, CECHA and CECHB, will come in a future update

  • PS3, PSX, DVD and BluRay ISO's can now be played without a real disc inserted in the PS3. Support for discless PS2 backups will come in a future update

  • Added an option for those users without a PS2 backwards compatible PS3 (including Slims) to test PS2 original games and ISO backups using the PS2 software only emulator which is by default included with all PS3's. Please note however that as the software only emulator is slow and very buggy, this feature is disabled by default and is only intended as a gimmick

  • Cobra USB manager can now make PS3 ISO's from backups in the standard "Jailbreak" directory format, using the copy function

  • Cobra USB manager is now less strict with cue/bin filenames

  • Bugfix: Cobra USB Manager was unable to get the PSX CD-ROM/CD-R title, and displayed "PSX-CDROM" instead

  • Bugfix: Under rare circumstances, Cobra USB Manager could dump invalid PS3 discs

The user manuals have been updated to reflect the changes in the v2.0 release. In addition, we have released a PC-side genps3iso tool which can convert backups dumped in the standard "Jailbreak" directory format to the ISO format supported by Cobra. As mentioned above, this is also supported directly within Cobra USB Manager however the process is faster and in our opinion easier to perform on the PC.

#30 - lightake - June 18, 2011 // 8:04 am
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Thanks for the report, I also want to know when the cobra usb supports CFW3.55, who knows ?

#29 - PS4 News - May 19, 2011 // 11:26 pm
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There is a video in the first post HERE of it in action, but I still can't see paying for something that will end up being free (like the PS JailBreak and Downgrade) so here it to hoping it makes it into the hands of some sceners.

#28 - barrybarryk - May 19, 2011 // 10:34 pm
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lol has there even been a single review proving their existence let alone if they work or not?

#27 - PS4 News - May 19, 2011 // 10:18 pm
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Another update on the Cobra USB from their site:
We are pleased to announce that we are currently working on a solution to enable Cobra USB on PS3 firmware 3.55, with the release expected to take place a few weeks from now.

This will bring all of Cobra USB's ground breaking features to the more up-to-date firmware, with the added bonus of removing the need to perform the power/eject cycle to enable the dongle - this will become totally automated.

Support for 3.55 will be provided simply as a Cobra USB firmware update, meaning ALL Cobra USB dongles will be supported without the need for a new hardware revision. We will make further details available as the release draws near, keep an eye on this website for updates!