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March 24, 2013 // 11:56 pm - Today PlayStation 3 developer deank has released multiMAN v04.30.00 which now includes support for loading PS2 Classics among the changes outlined below.

Download: multiMAN v04.30.00 Base (20130324).zip (115 MB) / multiMAN v04.30.00 Update (20130324).zip (Includes CEX, DEX and STEALTH updates - 19 MB) / multiMAN v04.30.00 Update (20130324).zip (Mirror) / Showtime 04.03.100 [CEX].pkg (5.67 MB) / Showtime 04.03.100 [DEX].pkg (5.74 MB) / LANG_CZ.TXT by varinek / LANG_DE.TXT by sinsizer

MultiMAN v04.30.00 Changelog:

  • Added support for various 4.40CFWs
  • Added support for loading PS2 Classics (from /dev_hdd0/PS2ISO) (thanks flatz & ing.pereira)

multiMAN ver 04.30.00 BASE (20130324) Includes:

  • multiMAN ver 04.30.00 BASE CEX (20130324).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.30.00 BASE DEX (20130324).pkg
  • multiMAN ver 04.30.00 BASE STEALTH (20130324).zip
  • Showtime 04.03.100 [CEX].pkg
  • Showtime 04.03.100 [DEX].pkg

Also available online and in the WEB column for those who want to test PS2 Classics. What I added to mM is just a simple function to link the iso.bin.enc files to the placeholder app. Whatever it requires is not changed. I don't have any ps2 classics to test anything. mM already has a PS1+PS2 database of almost 4000 covers (already available in the FULL version and online), hence few lines to link the encrypted isos to the placeholders. The haters are barking at the wrong tree.

You need PS2 Classics Placeholder R2 (PS2_Classics_Placeholder_R2.rar by CaptainCPS-X) installed and your ps2 classics in /dev_hdd0/PS2ISO as subfolders. It is also available for download in mM's WEB column.

If you don't have memory-cards, mM will create them for you under SAVEDATA subfolder in the game folder.

Use the following structure format:

/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/Test Game (simple naming format - no cover download)
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/Test Game/ISO.BIN.ENC
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/Test Game/COVER.JPG (not mandatory, but if present will have higher priority than downloaded covers)
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/Test Game/SAVEDATA/SCEVMC0.VME (mM will create it if missing)
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/Test Game/SAVEDATA/SCEVMC1.VME (mM will create it if missing)

or even better, the recommended format:

/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/[SCUS-97194] NFL GameDay 2003 (mM will use the gameID and will download the cover if available)
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/[SCUS-97194] NFL GameDay 2003/ISO.BIN.ENC
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/[SCUS-97194] NFL GameDay 2003/COVER.JPG (not mandatory, but if present will have higher priority than downloaded cover)
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/[SCUS-97194] NFL GameDay 2003/SAVEDATA/SCEVMC0.VME (mM will create it if missing)
/dev_hdd0/PS2ISO/[SCUS-97194] NFL GameDay 2003/SAVEDATA/SCEVMC1.VME (mM will create it if missing)

Basically you only need the ISO.BIN.ENC and nothing else:


and mM will show "MyPS2Classic" disc icon in the RETRO column. If you name your folder with the game-id, mM will download the cover. If you put "COVER.JPG" next to the iso, mM will use it instead. That's it.

MultiMAN v04.30.00 Arrives, Includes Support for Loading PS2 Classics

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#9 - Prince Valiant - March 24, 2011 // 9:13 pm
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Being able to play PSX games would be pretty nice.

#8 - Mbb - March 24, 2011 // 4:20 pm
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A little... lets say 5 months too late.

#7 - aamir007 - March 24, 2011 // 4:09 pm
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Looks pretty sweet but not worth buying.

#6 - boarder1042 - March 24, 2011 // 4:00 pm
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that's pretty sweet. Only 1 problem... I'm not going back to 3.41. I hate messing with eboots. Sorry cobra, you're a few months late.

#5 - teusjuh - March 24, 2011 // 3:45 pm
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can't wait for an free solution for this, region free bluray/dvd and psx support and psp mini is awsome.

#4 - PS4 News - March 24, 2011 // 3:33 pm
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With the PS3 already being wide open, why would people PAY for something that will end up being FREE like the rest of the PS JailBreak and PS Downgrade "exclusive" features anyway?

As always, once it gets into the hands of PS3 hackers these new features will end up being ported to existing JailBreak methods, CFW, etc.

#3 - B4rtj4h - March 24, 2011 // 3:31 pm
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OMG... why do they not use NTFS now the library has been released?

#2 - barrybarryk - March 24, 2011 // 3:28 pm
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there's no proof anywhere this thing even works let alone a single retailer or release date.

#1 - PS4 News - March 24, 2011 // 3:25 pm
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Today the next wave of PS3 dongles has started, enter the Cobra USB from Max Louarn of Divineo / Supreme Factory, which is being marketed by Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA) and features the ability to run Blu-ray, DVD and PS1 game iSOs and PSP Mini games from the PlayStation 3 hard drive.

The PS3 USB device is slated for release on April 11 and currently requires v3.41 PS3 Firmware, however, it can downgrade from PlayStation 3 Firmware v3.50 with the related PDF guides and files available HERE.

From their official site linked above, to quote:

Cobra USB - The Ultimate PS3 USB solution features:

- ** Blu Ray Movie region free functionality
- ** Allows you to play Blu Ray movie ISO's from HDD
- ** Allows you to play DVD movie ISO's from HDD
- ** Integrated support to play PS1 game ISO's from HDD
- ** Integrated support to play PSP mini games from HDD
- ** Enjoy PS3 games with files >4GB on external USB HDD

- Supports FAT and SLIM PS3 consoles any region
- Supports versions up to 3.50 (console must be running 3.41)
- Play PS3 games from internal HDD
- MCU firmware and flash firmware updatable using easy to use free PC updater
- First class customer support and free regular firmware upgrades
- No need to open your console, just plug and play
- High quality components and materials used throughout
- Unique and built from scratch Cobra USB manager featuring slick U.I. and customized options with easy navigation
- Actel based encryption engine onboard to prevent device cloning
- Fast onboard 2 Mbyte SPI flash for firmware storage
- High quality onboard MCU
- Easy mode selection via switch (PC update, PS3 downgrader, regular PS3 device mode)
- Downgrader functionality included free of charge, allowing users to upgrade firmware to and from 3.41 at will
- Multi lingual user interface (English, Spanish and French as standard with more languages to be supported later)

** = World's first implementation

Cobra USB - PS3 Dongle Runs Blu-ray & PS1 iSOs and PSP Minis

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