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September 29, 2010 // 5:02 pm - Today jiXo at (linked above) has posted Open Manager v1.0 which is an open-source Backup Manager for PS3, febag92 has compiled it for those seeking the .PKG file, evilsperm has also shared a compiled version with a new/old icon and moh.sakhaii has made available Open Manager v1.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14 and 1.142 via with the changelogs below.

Download: Open Manager 1.0 PS3 Backup Manager / Open Manager 1.0 PS3 Backup Manager (Compiled) / Open Manager 1.0 PS3 Backup Manager (Compiled with New/Old Icon) / Open Manager 1.1 PS3 Backup Manager / Open Manager 1.12 (Compiled) / Open Manager 1.13 PS3 Backup Manager / Open Manager 1.13 (Compiled) / Open Manager 1.14 PS3 Backup Manager / Open Manager 1.14 (Compiled) / Open Manager 1.142 PS3 Backup Manager / Open Manager 1.142 (Compiled)

In addition, evilsperm has shared a PSGroove Hermes v2 Pack which includes most compatible boards.

v1.1 changelog:

• Added the controller fix with the help of hermes, but he didn't know that his fix could screw some other games.
• If you press R2, you will toggle the controller fix.

Important notice: You have to toggle into normal mode to load those games with EBOOT.BIN problem.
Important notice: Only games with controller issues should be played in patched mode
Important notice: A payload with peek/poke calls is mandatory. (hermesV1.0 or PSGroove v1.1)
Important notice: Hermes v2.0 will create compatibility problems, do not use it. It's confirmed that it's broken.
Important notice: Hermes v1.0 is recommended.

Known bugs:

• Game name may not show correctly, you can reporduce this by enabling patch mode and restarting Open Manager v1.1 (I will fix this shortly in v1.12)

Also an indicator for normal and patched mode will be available in version 1.12.

Games that are fixed with Open Manager v1.1.

1- Street fighter 4.
2- Super street fighter 4.
3- EyePet.
4- F1 2010 (I don't have it, but half the reports says it's working, others said not working)
5- NBA 2K11.

v1.12 changelog:

• Added "patched mode"/"Normal mode" labels to the top-right corner of the game-title screen.
• game names will always show correctly after switching to "Normal mode"

v1.13 changelog:

• The first state of the label is now corrected, as it was showing normal mode on start.

v1.14 changelog:

• Corrected the spelling and grammar problems of the first release thanks to DJLO
• Changed the icon to what is provided by Iroot
• The game termination will be done without crashing if user presses the PS button and selects the "Quit Game" menu.

v1.142 changelog:

• You can now use left arrow and right arrow for page-down and page-up functionality in game list.
• Free space will be shown below each device and notice that depending on the amount the unit will change to GB,MB,KB or B.

To quote: This application has been made by an anonymous person non seeking fame, profit or benefit.

I don't want to cause any damage to the video game industry, but it is not reasonable that these consoles (expensive cost) are constructed like butter and we can not do anything to preserve the health of the lens of our readers (my console model cannot be repaired).

While Sony is rubbing his hands when you send to repair a console and them are dedicated to eliminating original features of the console, as PS3 Other OS and Linux, relying on what they think best for your business and not caring a shit or the feelings of their users or their acquired rights as users and owners of their consoles.

The video-game industry only wants control, oligopoly, money, pursuit of anything that does not benefit their interests and if it is possible, force legal changes using their influence and power while we're just anonymous people we have to endure all the crap on hardware that is passed through a computer, just to avoid taxes.

So I decided to do an experiment: I decided to see if I can make a BACKUP and Homebrew purpose loader (legal in my country), release the source code and waits to see what happens. Maybe someone has the Sony SDK 1.92 and wants to compile, it but that's not my problem.

Obviously, is 'illegal' to build things with the SONY SDK unlicensed but this is only source code


Open Manager has the next features:

• Supports up to 512 items from two USB devices, internal hdd and bluray

• Ability to copy games from bdvd to hdd0 or USB's, from hdd0 to USB's or from USB's to hdd0. It is done asking to you the destination device. It use uses asynchronous reading and writing for fast copy.

• Special support for big files in FAT: it splits files >= 4GB using .666xx fragments (if the file is name.ext, the file splits as name.ext.66600, name.ext.66601,...). This file is not bootable and it is marked using '_' as folder prefix. The file is joining when you copy it to hdd0 device

• Automatically finds the path of the games and asks to you about it. In other case, if the Open Manager is installed in the hdd0 creates one. You can change it pressing L2+START later.

• Including checking game option (pressing L1). It displays information about the files, size, splits or big files, if it have one.

• Support for Homebrew: you can creates "homebrew" folder in root USB FAT device and put here others folders with an EBOOT.BIN (.self format) and one ICON0.PNG. Also you can use the internal hdd0. Homebrew is launched directly and receive the path in argv[0].

• FTP support to upload homebrew: open_manager uses "OMAN46756" as user, by default. I recommend flashfxp to use it, because FTP support is not very good...

NOTE: Open Manager works with Hermes payload update. So,if you return from game list, apps_home can launch games without one disc (some games don't work without any disc), but if you return from Homebrew, apps_home works from usb000.

NOTE 2: You can modify the program as you want, but please, make public the source code.

Open Manager 1.0 Open-Source Backup Manager for PS3 Arrives

Open Manager 1.0 Open-Source Backup Manager for PS3 Arrives

Open Manager 1.0 Open-Source Backup Manager for PS3 Arrives

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#948 - modmate - October 5, 2010 // 5:57 pm
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Well , could be . I dont say it doesnt. But for me and some others it should be GAMESZ on EXTERNAL to run.

So you updated from 1.3 to 1.42 hm, your gamefolder internal was "OMAN" folder? After the update to 1.42 you got no problems....? Be honest please.


#947 - TRib - October 5, 2010 // 5:48 pm
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Well I've got my games on PS3_GAMES folder and they work fine 2.

And I used to have OM 1.3, today updated to 1.42.

#946 - modmate - October 5, 2010 // 5:43 pm
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Not so true for me. I use Open BM in Version 1.3 and on my external HDD it has to be GAMEZ for sure, otherwise i cannot see any game. Tried others , trust me.

#945 - TRib - October 5, 2010 // 5:33 pm
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For Open Manager doesnt need to be on GAMEZ folder, can be on any folder That was for Backup Manager.

#944 - modmate - October 5, 2010 // 5:22 pm
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Will be seen by all BM`s out there... ENJOY!


#943 - lovenetuk - October 5, 2010 // 5:20 pm
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MODMATE YOU ARE A GOD! Thanks. Got it copying right now. Does this Directory "GAMEZ" apply to Backup Manager V2 by any chance?

#942 - modmate - October 5, 2010 // 5:09 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
Yes - it was - the same way as PAIN and one or two more I can't recall right now ...

Thats what i thought. Hope to see it on a retail disc someday, otherwise it wont work i guess. OOOORRRR some nice members get the missing debug patches... Like you see here:

...we got for the needed gamefolder the patches 1.20,1.21,1.30,2.0.
You see some missing and thats the problem for sure, cause i can load the game with the latest patch until start screen wich gives me a " installation bad"... So wait for the debug links...

Also lovenetuk: You need to make a folder named GAMEZ in the root of your external HDD. In there put your game folders Blesxxxx.

Greets Modmate

#941 - lovenetuk - October 5, 2010 // 5:07 pm
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That's the version I have. My USB is formatted in FAT32. I have the BLES##### root file in my USB. I tried to look for my USB using open manager but it just doesn't come up. Tried with having disc in the drive and without.

#940 - GrandpaHomer - October 5, 2010 // 4:58 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by modmate View Post
Wasnt that Bowling game out on PSN only??

Yes - it was - the same way as PAIN and one or two more I can't recall right now ...

#939 - TRib - October 5, 2010 // 4:52 pm
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The USB must be formated in FAT32 filesystem, and you can use any directory with Open Manager. Try Open Manager 1.142 (Compiled) . Its better than Backup Manager in many ways. From what i remember Backup Manager V2 had some bugs, if your going for BM I would go for V1.