AldosTools Roundup: New Tools for Game Covers, Hard Drive Conservation, Backups and More - Aldo has a bunch of new small tools that PS3 hackers will love. Whether you want to conserve disc space, download game covers, or play backups, look here!
Aldo Vargas is constantly releasing new tools for our PS3 hacking pleasure. As part of his latest round we have CreateHardLink which creates external file links for your hard drive contents in an effort to save space. You'll also find a new XMB Cobra mod with embedded temperature displays as well. Should that information not be enough for you, PS3WebTemp offers a constantly open area to show CPU and RSX details too. For playing games rather than monitoring them, check out IRISMAN's new display settings and PSX package improvements! The full details for all tools and changes are listed below!
CreateHardLink 1.00 new 2013-11-25!
Do you need a copy of your giant ISO, virtual HDD, movies or any other file in a another folder (e.g. for network share) and don't want to waste the extra hard disk space? This Win32 tool (inspired tool on multiMAN's mmOS shadow copy feature) lets you create a "hard link copy" of your files stored on NTFS drives without expend the extra HDD space.
IMPORTANT: The "hard link copy" is the same original file just with another file name. Any modification made to one file will be reflected on all the other copies. It does not work on hard drives formatted in FAT32.
Usage: Run the program as "administrator" at least once to register the Shell integration. Use Ctrl+C or Ctrl+X to copy the selected files, then right click on any file and select Paste Hard Link. You can also use it in a batch file too.
PS3 Covers Uploader 1.01 updated 2013-11-24!
This is a specialized FTP client that auto-converts any image (PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, TIF) to the proper cover size of 260x300 used by multiMAN, and auto-upload it as JPG to the proper covers path. Supports: drag & drop of multiple files, browse dialog, copy & paste image or URL from clipboard.
XMB Manager+ 0.22.009 (mod) updated 2013-11-24!
This is my modified version of the XMB Manager+ originally released by Team XMBM+. It has some new or different features and a different order of the icons. This version of XMBM+ (mod) includes the files & instructions to have webMAN 1.16 and XMBM+ running on 4.46 COBRA 7.0.
Changes in 0.22.009: Added a quick link to monitor PS3 temperature of CPU and RSX and to restart PS3 (requires webMAN 1.16).
PS3WebTemp 1.0 new 2013-11-24!
This is a small semi-transparent web window that stays always on top. It can connect to your PS3 console to monitor the CPU and RSX information. Requires webMAN 1.16 running on a 4.46 COBRA 7.0 compatible CFW. The plugin and instructions are included in the XMB Manager+ (mod).
IRISMAN 2.60B-6 (mod) updated 2013-11-23!
This is an unofficial version of Iris Manager 2.60B by Estwald/D-Skywalk. This version includes all the nice Cobra features added by Estwald. The changes that I made are mainly related to the user interface (buttons layout are more XMB-like, quick access to File Manager, progress bar when game list is scanned, colors, 3 gui modes, etc.). It also includes the Payloads for 4.41DEX/4.46DEX/4.50DEX and the grids 8x6 and 6x4 from Rancid-O's PS3ITA Manager. The most notable feature is that unlike the official version, it scans GAMES/GAMEZ/GAMES_DUP/GAMES_BAD on the external drives.
2.60B-6: Added GUI mode 8x6 from PS3ITA (now there are 4 GUI modes), added memory card confuration with L1/R1 (for USRDIR/ps1_iso), more bug fixes
2.60B-5: auto-boot PSX ISO in USRDIR/ps1_iso/ (useful to create PS1 pkgs), improved mount last game (holding L1 when the app starts), fixed bug of ISOs repeated 4 times, File Manager is more responsive, EBOOT and ISOs are listed in green, fixed freeze accessing Game Option from grid 4x6.