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MultiMAN
multiMAN
General
Author(s)deank
Version04.08.00
LicenseFreeware
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Here is a multifunctional tool, which includes 8 different display modes (for games, AVCHD and Blu-ray) and File Manager + background running FTP server.

Installation

English

  • Download multiMAN.
  • Download BDEMU.pkg
  • Install multiMAN.
  • Install BDEMU.pkg
  • Run multiMAN.

Português - Br

  • Download multiMAN.
  • Download BDEMU.pkg
  • Instalar multiMAN.
  • Instalar BDEMU.pkg
  • Execute multiMAN.

Ελληνικά

  • Κατεβάστε το MultiMAN.
  • Κατεβάστε BDEMU.pkg
  • Εγκαταστήστε το MultiMAN.
  • Εγκαταστήστε το BDEMU.pkg
  • Τρέξτε το MultiMAN.

Features

  • User defined options.ini (options_default.ini) to set various options
  • Copy/backup progress bar
  • Support and display for 7 devices (HDD/USB/BD/SDHC/MS/CF)
  • Support for REMOTE PLAY via PSP or other compatible peripherals
  • Animated icons and backgrounds
  • Update check/download feature with [R3] button
  • Support for COVER.PNG in AVCHD video folders
  • Support for AVCHD activation from external USB devices
  • Support for backup of AVCHD to internal HDD
  • Support for playback of AVCHD and Blu-ray content from internal HDD
  • Overscan support for DLP and CRT TV sets
  • MP3/AC3 playback (play songs using the File manager from local and network locations)
  • JPEG/PNG picture viewer (browse/view pictures using the File manager from local and network locations)
  • HEX file viewer
  • Support for at least 4 freetype fonts (user can change using [SELECT]+[R3] in game display modes)
  • Translated into 24 different languages

Firmware Payloads

Firmware 3.41:

  • PS3Jailbreak/PSGroove/PSFreedom (initial versions) = SYSCALL36
  • Later sticks/payload revisions = SYSCALL6 + SYSCALL7 (Peek/Poke)
  • Later payload revisions = SYSCALL8 (Hermes 4)
  • Later payload revisions = SYSCALL35 (PL3)

Firmware 3.55:

  • CFW GH: installing signed PKG files
  • CFW Wutang: SYSCALL6 + SYSCALL7 (Peek/Poke) + signed PKG
  • CFW Kmeaw: SYSCALL6 + SYSCALL7 (Peek/Poke) + signed + fake_signed PKG
  • CFW WNK: SYSCALL6 + SYSCALL7 + signed PKG + SYSCALL36 + smth else

Controls

In GAME display Modes

[X] - Load a title
[O] - Exit to XMB
[□] - Settings menu for selected title
[∆] - System Menu

[R1] - Switch to next game display mode
[L1] - Switch to prev game display mode

[R3] - change current FreeType font
[L3] - Switch Title Names font size / paths

[SELECT]+[O] - rename game title (changes PARAM.SFO)

[SELECT]+[L2]/[R2] - change overscan options
[SELECT]+[L3] - force content refresh from all devices
[SELECT]+[R1] - change content mode (GAMES/VIDEO/BOTH)

[SELECT]+[START] - launches File Manager
[START]+[SELECT] - restarts multiMAN
 
[START]+[∆] - enable PFS driver (for external USB NTFS HDDs)
[START]+[R2] - Screenshot to RAW RGB (saved in /dev_hdd0 or connected /dev_usb000 or /dev_usb001)

[START]+[left] - Previous MP3 song in the playlist
[START]+[right] - Next MP3 song in the playlist
[START]+[UP] - Increase playback volume
[START]+[DOWN] - Decrease playback volume

[START]+[□] - stop music playback (for mp3 and background theme audio)

In FILE MANAGER mode

[ANALOGUE STICKS] - Move mouse pointer
[D-PAD] - up/down/left/right moves mouse cursor 1 line up/down (left/right pane)

[L1] - Switches back to 'game' display mode
[SELECT]+[L1] - Switch to the game mode before File Manager was launched

[L2] - Page up (current pane)
[R2] - Page down (current pane)

[R3] - Open file in HEX viewer / LV2 memory viewer / LV2 memory save
[R3] - (INTERNAL HDD) Create FOLDER hardlink
[R3] - (INTERNAL HDD) When PS3_GAME selected: Create special shadow copy
[R3] - (EXTERNAL HDD) When PS3_GAME selected: Create BD-ROM mirror to external USB

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[X] - Enters selected directory
[X] - Play selected AC3/MP3 file and loads remaining in playlist, view selected PNG/JPG picture (and enters PICTURE viewer)
[∆] - Exit to XMB
[□] - Delete file/folder (use with caution - disabled for PS3 root folders)
[O] - Copy file/folder

[SELECT]+[O] - Move file/folder
[SELECT]+[X] - Rename file/folder or refresh net_host# folder
[R1] - Create new folder

Bottom device icons:

[X] or [L3] - Loads device folders in LEFT pane
[O] or [R3] - Loads device folders in RIGHT pane

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[SELECT]+[L2]/[R2] - change overscan options
[SELECT]+[L1] - change cover mode

[START]+[LEFT] - Previous MP3 song in the playlist
[START]+[RIGHT] - Next MP3 song in the playlist
[START]+[UP] - Increase playback volume
[START]+[DOWN] - Decrease playback volume
[START]+[□] - stop music playback (for mp3 and background theme audio)

In PICTURE VIEWER

[X] - Next image
[L1]/[LEFT] - Previous image
[R1]/[RIGHT] - Next image
[L2] - Zoom In
[R2] - Zoom Out
[Left Stick] - Pan
[Right Stick] - Zoom
[L3]/[DOWN] - Zoom image to fit width
[R3]/[UP] - Zoom image to fit height
[SELECT] - Show file information
[START] - Starts picture slideshow
[∆] or [O] - Exit picture viewer

In HEX file viewer

[UP]/[DOWN] - Scroll in pages (512bytes)
[LEFT]/[RIGHT] - Scroll in blocks (8KB)
[L1] - Seek to start of file
[R1] - Seek to end of file
[L2] - Scroll up one line (16 bytes)
[R2] - scroll down one line (16 bytes)
[∆] or [O] - Exit HEX file viewer

Navigation When Using USB Mouse

LEFT BUTTON = [X]
RIGHT BUTTON = [O]
WHEEL UP = [UP]
WHEEL DOWN = [DOWN]
WHEEL BUTTON = [L1] (to switch display modes)

Navigation When Using USB Keyboard

In game display modes:
[F1] - [F6] - directly select display modes (1-5 and 6th is file manager)
[TAB] = [L1] (switch to next display mode)
ARROWS = UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT
[NUM+] - increase mp3 volume (select+UP)
[NUM-] - decrease mp3 volume (select+down)
[NUM /] - previous MP3 song
[NUM *] - next MP3 song
[PageUp]/[PageDn] - Scroll games in pages
[F7] or [CAPS LOCK] - switch title names size/paths (like L3)
[F8] - USB patch mode
[F9] - TEST source
[F10] - Check for updates (like R3)
[F11] - previous display mode
[F12] - next display mode
[C] - Copy [O]
ENTER = [X] Launch game
DEL = [ ] Delete game
[ESC] - Quit [/\]
In FILE MANAGER mode:
[F2] - rename current file/folder
[TAB] = [L1] (switch to next display mode)
ARROWS = UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT
[NUM+] - increase mp3 volume (select+UP)
[NUM-] - decrease mp3 volume (select+down)
[NUM /] - previous MP3 song
[NUM *] - next MP3 song
[PageUp]/[PageDn] - Scroll current pane
[F11] - previous display mode
[F12] - next display mode
[C] - Copy [O]
[X] - Move [select-O]
[V] - View file in HEX viewer
ENTER = enter folder or play mp3/ac3 or view jpg/png
DEL - Delete file 
INS - Create new folder 
[ESC] - Quit [/\]

Changelog

Read more: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f192/multiman-multifunctional-tool-your-ps3-game-manager-file-manager-ftp-avchd-bdmv-72826/

04.08.00

  • Added proper support for [Hermes] for 4.21CEX ROGERO (SC-8)
  • Fixed issue with loading split games from external USB HDD
  • Improved support in lastGAME, gameDATA and bdRESET applications

02.09.00

  • Improved performance in XMMB display mode
  • Backup from PS3 game discs now works as it should
  • You can still launch PSX games from XMMB Game Column
  • You can still launch PS3 game backups from DVD-R/RW / BD-R/RE
  • You cannot create ISO backups or access non-genuine PS3 game discs (unless Direct Disc Access is enabled)
  • You will see an animated icon in XMMB Game column, which you can use to launch your PSX backups.
  • To keep the same functionality as before you can turn on "Direct Disc Access" from XMMB Settings column.

>>> Press [TRIANGLE] -> Enable Direct Disc Access >>> When in Direct Disc Access mode you can rip BD movie discs, launch games, but you can't create backups of PS3 Game Discs. >>> Do not use "Direct Disc Access Mode" unless you really need it.

02.08.00

  • Added: "Create ISO" option in SIDE menu when BD/DVD is selected in VIDEO column or PLAYSTATION/PLAYSTATION2 is selected in Game column
  • Added: "Create ISO" option in File Manager's context menu when /dev_bdvd is selected
  • Added: Creating ISO files bigger than 4GB to USB HDD will result in splitting in segments .iso.0, .iso.1 ... .iso.31
  • Added: Advanced option in XMMB Settings: "Expand Contents of XMMB media columns"
  • Added: SD/SDHC, CF and MS/MSPRO devices to Photo/Music/Video columns
  • Added: Standalone Web-Browser application with FTP (BROWSER.SELF) to avoid all memory issues
  • Added: Support for launching PSX games from CD-R discs (XMMB Game Column and other display modes)
  • Added: Launching directly ps1_emu.self or ps1_netemu.self from file manager will make multiMAN assign your Memory Cards properly, too
  • Added: Options to set preferred Video Mode for PAL and NTSC PSX titles (default/480/576/720/1080)
  • Added: peeklv1 and pokelv1 commands to control console
  • Added: String printout for peekl and peeklv1 control console commands
  • Added: Prompt to dump Hypervisor/LV1 after creating GameOS/LV1 memory dump
  • Changed: Improved the looks of the old debug font, used in some dialogs and file manager
  • Changed: multiMAN starts faster now
  • Fixed: Unnecessary auto-refresh/scan for content on each startup
  • Fixed: Browsing for ROMS in ZIP format

02.07.00

  • Added: "Background Appearance" option in XMMB Settings to switch image/video background for XMMB and Coverflow modes
  • Added: Screensaver will display the motion background if enabled
  • Added: Option to select 9 different motion backgrounds wave.divx, wave2.divx... wave9.divx (restart may be required)
  • Added: Support for REBUG CFW 3.41.3
  • Added: Support for Cobra content folders: PSXISO, PS2ISO, PS3ISO, DVDISO and BDISO (WIP)
  • Added: System Auto-Off in settings column (60/120/240/360 min - 1/2/3/4 hours)
  • Added: Restart System and Shutdown System in Home/multiMAN column
  • Changed: When motion background is activated, multiMAN will stay in 5.1 audio mode when possible
  • Changed: Default display timing set to VSYNC = no tear
  • Changed: SIDE menu will 8x zoom current entry icon (in VSYNC mode)
  • Changed: Implemented OpenPS3FTP by jjolano and removed the old buggy FTP server (faster transfer speeds and no path/file length limitations). Login: anonymous | Password: <anything>
  • Fixed: All issues in coverflow mode (lock or motion video bg stop/break)
  • Fixed: "Key Repeat Delay" option
  • Added: LV2 access rights to use LV1 Storage Manager (syscall 864)
  • Added: LV1 patch for user access to sys_storage functions (syscalls 600 to 623)

02.06.00

  • Added: Support for 7 connected controllers to be used simultaneously
  • Added: Animation/slide effect when browsing USB/PS3HDD devices in XMMB mode
  • Added: BD Remote controller buttons: YELLOW BUTTON = Restart, RED BUTTON = QUIT
  • Added: Experimental motion/movie background support: If wave.divx is present in multiMAN's USRDIR folder you can enable motion background with SELECT+TRIANGLE.
  • Added: REFRESH option in SIDE menu for photo/music/video/retro columns when USB/PS3HDD entries are selected
  • Added: Quit and Restart options in SIDE menu for Settings column
  • Added: Quick access options in SIDE menu for XMMB Game and Favorites columns
  • Added: A small touch to the SIDE menu: it will ZOOM in the current entry much like the real XMB
  • Added: Increasing/Decreasing MP3 playback volume will make the pop-up box display in the lower left corner (thanks to chitalov for the reminder)
  • Added: If multiMAN is started via Remote Play, TV Overscan will be automatically set to 10%
  • Changed: Color labels when selecting the color for the SIDE menu
  • Changed: Browsing USB devices in XMMB will behave like real XMB (i.e. will first open /VIDEO or /MUSIC or /PICTURE folders to look for content)
  • Changed: If non-English GUI language is selected in conjunction with User Font, proper User Font will be restored after restart
  • Fixed: Setting wallpaper after PNG file was used as wallpaper
  • Fixed: Sorting order in XMMB for PS3 HDD and USB device icons.
  • Fixed: MP3 playback (when sometimes audio plays in wrong frequency)
  • Fixed: Freezing in coverflow when fast-browsing over 100 titles
  • Performance check: multiMAN does ~122fps @ 1920x1080p 59.94Hz
  • Showtime 3.1.241 available via online update and included in BASE/FULL versions

02.05.00

  • Added: SIDE menu in XMMB mode to access various functions (access the menu with [TRIANGLE])
  • Added: SIDE menu option for XMMB Settings column to switch between ADVANCED and STANDARD settings
  • Added: SIDE menu function "UPDATE" Showtime in XMMB Video column when "Start Showtime" is selected
  • Added: SIDE menu function "UPDATE" in XMMB RETRO column to check/download EMULATOR updates by squarepusher2
  • Added: Option in XMMB Settings to change SIDE menu background color
  • Changed: UPDATE function in GAME SETTINGS menu will not download updates for higher than your current PS3 firmware version
  • Changed: UPDATE function in GAME SETTINGS can now check/download updates for SNES/FCEU/VBA/FBA/GEN+ Emulators by squarepusher2
  • Changed: All options in the XMMB Settings column are now selectable via the SIDE menu (much like in the regular XMB mode)
  • Added: Option in XMMB Settings column: [Write access to /dev_flash via /dev_blind]
  • Added: Permissions check upon loading a title
  • Added: VP6 file extension to recognizable video formats
  • Added: Support for browsing USB devices and Internal HDD in XMMB Photo, Music, Video and Retro columns
  • Added: Larger icons when browsing devices in XMMB mode
  • Added: Indication in "browse mode" when playing music (a note sign will appear next to Device or Folder icon)

02.04.00

  • Added: Display of embedded JPEG images in MP3 files for XMMB Music column
  • Added: Pulsing of selected entry/title in XMMB display mode
  • Added: Czech, Hungarian, Catalan, Galician and Indonesian languages
  • Added: Other various tweaks and changes
  • Added: Option in XMMB Settings column: [Write access to /dev_flash via /dev_blind]
  • multiMAN LOGO Contest Winner: TheForce
  • Cover server updated with latest 2644 game covers
  • Changed "Download Themes" server back to my primary one
  • "Set as Wallpaper" and "Restore Wallpaper" options when you press [TRIANGLE] in photo column.
  • UPDATE (Showtime) when "Start Showtime" is selected in VIDEO column (initiates download of SHOWTIME.SELF)
  • REFRESH: to refresh content for PHOTO, MUSIC and RETRO columns
  • FILE MANAGER: to open the folder of the selected entry (picture, music, video, rom) in File Manager

02.03.00

  • Changed Font properties/functions for all modes
  • Max number of games+AVCHD in game modes 960(was 640)
  • Max number of entries per XMMB column 3200
  • Changed character limit for XMMB Settings column [selected option] to 36 (was 32 – now German/French fit)
  • Moved [selected option] to the far right
  • Freed more than 20MB of RAM (and reallocated some of it to increase max number of games/xmmb entries)
  • This update should fix “Not enough memory for web browser” which some users experienced. If it doesn’t – use the Original Theme.
  • Added check for downloaded multiMAN updates (to avoid installing broken/incomplete PKG files)
  • Added check for downloaded covers (to avoid accepting broken/incomplete downloaded files)
  • Command menu in File manager changed a bit
  • Legend in most display modes will use current localization setting
  • Pad vibration added as warning for “Delete” game/folder prompts
  • Included all languages (with latest versions posted by translators)
  • Added back Dutch
  • Added back Portuguese BR
  • Added back Arabian

02.02.00

  • Added: Multilingual Support (22 languages)
  • Changed: 2304 entries per XMMB column
  • Added: Caching of XMMB Video column to speed up boot process
  • Added: MP3 pop-up info box in XMMB and File Manager
  • Added: "Motion Sensor" setting in XMMB SETTINGS column
  • Added: Motion sensitivity (waving left/right the dualshock controller changes display modes)
  • Added: Debug mode (hold L2+R2 during boot). It will allow downloading official update, even if you're on the same version.
  • Fixed: Issues with coverflow display mode
  • Fixed: Lock when too many AVCHD or Video titles present
  • Fixed: Retro column not sorted after returning from emulator
  • Changed: Behavior of "Refresh" buttons in XMMB multiMAN column and "System Settings" menu

02.01.00

  • Grouping by Genre for Game/Favorite Columns (SQUARE)
  • Grouping by Emulator Type for Retro column (SQUARE)
  • Grouping by title name (alphabetically) for Music (SQUARE), Game, Favorites, Retro columns (SELECT+SQUARE)
  • Info pop-up during music playback
  • Removed duplicate entries (by name) in Photo and Music XMMB columns
  • BD Remote: [SLOW<<]/[SLOW>>] will change playback volume
  • BD Remote: [BLUE] will switch to File Manager and back
  • BD Remote: [GREEN] will turn on the Screensaver
  • SELECT+START will switch to File Manager and back

02.00.05

  • Changed: Coverflow mode completely rewritten to use XMMB engine
  • Changed: Coverflow shows covers in perspective
  • Changed: Better memory management
  • Changed: XMMB display mode visualization
  • Changed: Caching only of Photo, Music and Retro XMMB columns with their actual size (faster boot and exit/restart) (16MB HDD space freed)
  • Added: Option in XMMB Settings column “XMMB Game Icon Swap” to select mode for covers/icons for Game column
  • Added: Options in XMMB Settings column “Key Repeat Delay” and “Key Repeat Speed”
  • Added: Launch .zip ROMs from File Manager (from emulator folders or dev_hdd0 or dev_usb00* ./ROMS/[emulator])
  • Added: Support for FBA Next emulator (port mods by squarepusher2)
  • Fixed: PPU crashreport about MultiStream on exit (thanks to an0nymous for the backtrace log)
  • Fixed: Minor issues when applying themes
  • Fixed: Minor issues/garbage with boot screen on rare occasions
  • Removed: Use of virtual memory

MP3/Audio related

  • Changed: MP3 playback requires 384KB of RAM (was 24MB before) and now MP3 file size is unlimited (4MB ram freed)
  • Added: Fade-in / fade-out for mp3 playback
  • Added: Indication of which mp3 title is currently playing/paused in XMMB mode
  • Added: multiMAN mp3 playback will pause if you play music from PS3 XMB Music column

Extended support for BD Remote Controller:

  • BD Remote: [ENTER] and [PLAY] keys will act as [X] (much easier to navigate)
  • BD Remote: [PAUSE] will pause music playback
  • BD Remote: [PREV]/[NEXT] will skip to previous/next audio track
  • BD Remote: [STOP] will stop music playback

02.00.04

  • Added: Threaded processing for various tasks (downloading covers, scanning, etc) (no more GUI interruptions)
  • Added: XMMB mode will invoke download of missing covers, too
  • Added: Support for Genesis+ GX retro emulator (port by squarepusher2)
  • Added: Support for FCEUltra (NES/ULTRA) PS3 retro emulator (port by squarepusher2)
  • Added: Support for VBA PS3 retro emulator (GameBoy/GameBoy Advanced)
  • Added: Support for PNG covers for Retro column (408x408 max resolution) (408x180 for best results)
  • Added: L2+R2 will turn on screensaver mode (or put the PAD on a table/coach/sofa and press it down gently)
  • Added: Caching of the whole XMMB mode
  • Improved: XMMB Photo column display and navigation (no more image buffers release when full - a lot seamless now)
  • Improved: Navigation in XMMB is completely rewritten - now smooth and faster than original PS3 XMB
  • Improved: Increased image buffers (50 icons/covers) in XMMB (30 in prev versions)
  • Added: Unfolding effect up/down while loading XMMB columns
  • Added: Indication in XMMB mode when FTP service is used or background download is active
  • Added: Warning prompt when user leaves multiMAN with active FTP connections
  • Added: Screensaver Timeout option in XMMB Settings column (1-10 mins)
  • Added: Link to GBATemp website with Online User Manual by Cyan in XMMB WEB column
  • Added: FF/REW for Picture Viewer in XMMB mode (holding left/right or L1/R1)
  • Added: Support for 2048 entries per XMMB column
  • Added: Virtual memory used for certain tasks (like mp3 playback) to save real memory
  • Added: Asnynchroious loading of MP3 files for playback
  • Added: A bit more memory allocated to webbrowser and put it in separate container
  • Added: MP3 playlist support for 2048 entries (was 128)

02.00.03

  • Fixed: Launching games with cached files right after they're cached
  • Fixed: GAMEI folder won't appear on USB unless "Ext Game Data" option is used
  • Fixed: Double entries in VIDEO column when thumbnail is named for example video.avi.jpg and not video.jpg
  • Improved: Scrolling left/right in XMMB mode (faster and won't load columns)
  • Improved: Scrolling up/down. Scroll will pause for ~1 second before looping.
  • Added: Option "Hide BD-ROM disc from game list" in XMMB Settings
  • Added: L2/R2 switch pages in 4x2 and 8x4 game list modes
  • Added: "Save Screenshot" option in PS3 XMB Photo column to capture multiMAN screens in PNG (multiMAN Screenshots album) (10x to squarepusher2 for the hint)
  • Improved: multiMAN will return from emulators and showtime much faster (~1-2 seconds boot screen)
  • Improved: Last XMMB column and selection/entry restored upon restart/respawn
  • Improved: JPG and PNG loading and decoding is performed faster (via SPU with fallback to PPU when header-decoding fails)
  • Added: "Retro" column for emulators (WIP)
  • Added: "Genre" option in "Game Settings" submenu to select categories for albums/grouping
  • (WIP) Added: Support for latest SNES9x port for PS3
  • (WIP) Added: Support for SNES9x ROMS: SMC/smc, FIG/fig, SFC/sfc, GD3/gd3, GD7/gd7, DX2/dx2, BSX/bsx, SWC/swc, JMA/jma
  • (WIP) Added: New options in options.ini:
  • Added: Support for playing music/playlists from PS3 XMB Music column (thanks to squarepusher2)
  • Improved: TVs with 480p/576p resolution will show XMMB and slide-coverflow modes a bit better

MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved: Added threaded processing for photo/music/video/game/favorites/retro columns
  • Improved: Added threaded processing for loading jpg/png images in XMMB mode
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  • Fixed PS3 reset when exiting with {PS} button
  • Fixed returning to XMB
  • Fixed returning to multiMAN
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  • Greatly improved loading of all columns in XMMB mode
  • Progress icons added in the top right corner (next to the clock)

02.00.02

  • Fixed: handling of themes_dir and covers_dir options in options.ini (broken in .01)
  • Fixed: handling of NETHOST definitions in options.ini (broken in .01)
  • Changed: Remember user font selection on exit (prevents reverting to theme font at each startup)

File Manager related

  • Added: Context menu in File Manager (similar to right-click) with CIRCLE button (all other shortcuts are removed)
  • Changed: Removed File Manager from mode list (L1/R1 skips it)
  • Changed: File size in File Manager shown with 2 decimal precision
  • Added: "File Manager Access" option in SETTINGS XMMB column - PIN protected - to disable FileManager mode
  • Changed: Key to select multiple files/folders: [SQUARE] (was [select])
  • Left pane shows up to 60 characters and right up to 55 for file/folder names (was 26/22)

XMMB related

  • Added: "Poster and Cover Alteration" option in XMMB Settings column
  • Added: "Button Assignment" option in XMMB Settings column
  • Added: Current selection in Settings column remembered
  • Fixed: Applying themes now changes text colors immediately in XMMB mode (clock, option names, game column title)
  • Added: Video thumbnails for XMMB VIDEO column (3264x3264 max res):

- for external (non-XMB) video files: Example: --- movie name: my_video.avi --- thumbnail : my_video.avi.jpg, my_video.avi.JPG, my_video.jpg, my_video.JPG - for internal (XMB) videos - .STH thumbnail generated by the PS3 is used

  • Added thumbnail support for AVCHD, BDMV and DVD video structures (POSTER.JPG, COVER.JPG)
  • Added thumbnail support for AVCHD, BDMV (multiAVCHD compatible /HDAVCTN/BDMT_O1.jpg, /BDMV/META/DL/HDAVCTN_O1.jpg)
  • Added thumbnail support for PHOTO column (for JPEG images with resolution up to 3264x3264)
  • Added: Last game selection is remembered in XMMB mode after restart and after switching to other display modes
  • Improved: No more reloading of XMMB columns each time you leave/enter XMMB mode or game/system submenu
  • Changed: Scanning for content while in XMMB doesn't show the ugly "Scanning..." screen
  • Removed: File extensions for known media files in MUSIC/PHOTO/VIDEO XMMB columns
  • Added: Download Themes application in WEB XMMB column (thanks to S4BRE and condorstrike for hosting)
  • Added: Visit multiMAN forum link in WEB XMMB column
  • Graphics fixed: Downloading files via web browser while in XMMB mode
  • New option in options.ini/options_default.ini: themes_web_dir (to store downloaded themes)
  • Option: Directory to store downloaded multiMAN themes

themes_web_dir=/dev_hdd0/game/BLES80608/USRDIR/themes_web

  • Visualization improvement (good news for users with 720p/576p/480p TVs, too):
  • No more jagged edges of the textures (ICONS) during enlargement/shrinking
  • 576p looks good now, not to speak of 720p
  • Smoothing also applied to OVERSCAN modes
  • Added: Support for srt/ssa/ass subtitles when caching video for Showtime from NTFS drive
  • Removed: AC3 playback from file manager
  • Optimized memory management (90MB free during mM operation)
  • More optimizations: multiMAN executable (RELOAD.SELF) size down to 496KB

02.00.01

XMMB mode

  • Game poster/background loads/shows 2x faster now
  • Game poster is crisp and unaltered
  • All texts in XMMB are smooth and easy to read with bright backgrounds
  • All texts got small shadow to improve visibility
  • Favorites column shows game icons
  • Fave star applied to game icons in Favorites column
  • Clock and column title more visible and better looking
  • Cover overlay image (GLC.PNG) applied to cover in XMMB mode, too
  • Added image background for theme selection (10x to condor) (pop up can be moved with analogue sticks)
  • Fixed: time/date format changes immediately (not after 30 seconds)
  • Fixed 'favorites' column (showing stuff when no faves selected)
  • Added option in SETTINGS column to disable "Theme Audio"
  • "Title Details" option in SETTINGS column to change 4x2, 8x4, cover flow and Box-art modes (title/+id/+title count/none)
  • Fixed Mouse X/Y deadzone setting
  • Fixed PHOTO column populates properly from USB storage (/PICTURE folder)
  • Changed: "Verifying USB Games" option: [Always/Auto/Never]
  • Added new function in SETTINGS column "Clean Game Cache"
  • Added selection list menu to clear Game Data for specific Game
  • Favorites selection remembered when going out of game-settings submenu
  • Added support for SDHC/MemoryStick/CompactFlash storage for MUSIC/PHOTO/VIDEO columns in XMMB mode
  • Added: SDHC, CF and MS icons in PHOTO/VIDEO/MUSIC XMMB mode
  • Added: multiple strategies for mounting titles using all available methods

Other

  • Changed: options are saved on exit (not each time you change a setting in SETTINGS column)
  • Changed boot procedure (EBOOT.BIN is just 50KB and it launches main multiMAN app RELOAD.SELF)
  • "Mouse X/Y deadzone" can go up to 90%
  • "Dim titles" setting can go up to 10 seconds
  • Changed top-menu in File Manager
  • Fixed "DIRECT BOOT" from external USB HDD
  • Changed: "Overscan" application (much better than before)
  • All texts in FileMan mode look better now
  • Added support for SND0.AT3 in themes
  • Added option BD-Emulator (to switch between Standard (syscall36) / Hermes (syscall8) / None)
  • Added support for MFW 3.41 (BD-Emulator option: Hermes (syscall8)
  • Added support for playing games with split big files from USB HDD (up to 10 BIG 4+GB files supported):
  • - Caching split files to internal HDD for unlimited number of titles
  • - Playing games with split files works with "Direct Boot" and "BD Mirror" options, too.
  • - Launching games with split files works from Disc Icon and /app_home
  • Added new option in "Game Settings" submenu: "Ext Game Data" (install game data on external USB)
  • Fixed: garbled screen in File Manager when Help/About selected while coming from another display mode
  • Fixed: changing current game for game modes while browsing XMMB display mode
  • Removed: sparks/stars from slide-coverflow mode
  • File Manager top menu text color is defined by COLOR.INI FMFILE setting
  • Added: Vertical alignment for title/title+id in some modes when "Title Details" option requires it

02.00.00

  • Fully working XMMB display mode (XMB clone)
  • Editable options in "Settings" column of XMMB mode
  • Game Covers and Game Poster in XMMB Game column
  • Improved XMMB scrolling, speed and reliability
  • "Themes" option in "multiMAN/Home" XMMB column
  • Changed options/options_default.ini
  • Direct Boot method changed
  • SELECT+X auto-sets BD-Mirror option and is remembered
  • A lot of other stuff

01.xx.xx

multiMAN 01.xx.xx Changelog