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LA Noire Now Working with Patch on PS3 Custom Firmware

PS3News reports that LA Noire now has a retail update patch v1.01 built with Sony’s 3.5 SDK that allows users to run the PlayStation 3 game on PS3 Custom Firmware including Kmeaw and Rebug CFW via MultiMAN.

Download: LA Noire (BLES-00933) PS3 Patch Update


Finally, some notes on getting the title to run on PS3 Custom Firmware are below, as follows:

The patch was designed for the EUR version of the game. Use the param.sfo to change the USA version before installing the patch.

How to:

Change the PARAM.sfo of LA Noire to BLES00933 instead of that orginal BLUS.
Change the PARAM.sfo of LA Noire required fw to 3.55 (or let MM do it).
Save the file.
Overwrite the original param.sfo with the one provided.
Install the pkg update patch.
Run LA Noire on multiman! Then play the game.
Tested on 3.55 Kmeaw’s from internal, the game can be started discless.

Note: If your PS3 controller isn’t working after you get to play, exit game and run it without sel+x on multiman. Select+x is only needed for it to install. Now your controller should work.

News Source: PS3News

Cobra-USB 3.55 Compatability Soon

The Cobra USB Team have announced that they are currently working on a solution to enable Cobra USB on PS3 firmware 3.55.


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!

News Source: Official Site

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CD-MAN Emulator Proof-Of-Concept Released

PSX-SCENE member Mr.GoodFrag has released a proof-of-concept port of CD-MAN for the PS3.

Check out the official release thread which is located right here on PSX-SCENE!…Bpoc%5D-86989/


Today I am releasing a proof of concept [POC] version of DosBox that comes bundled with a shareware release called CD-MAN that autoloads (no keyboard or DOS know-how needed)!

What is this?
This is a ready-to-go preinstalled DOS shareware game.

Does this require DosBox to be installed on my PS3?
No, DosBox binaries/config-files are included

I already have DosBox installed, will this conflict with or overwrite it?
[this PKG installs to //dev_hdd0/game/CDMAN1234]

Why do I have to press the right thumbstick before my controls will work?
This switches your controller into joystick mode.

How do I use this?
Install the PKG file
Run the game from your XMB
TRIANGLE will get you past the initial screen
Set the game up to your liking, SQUARE selects.

Thats it! When you’re all done, close via the PS-Button.

Major props to Robo-Hobo, who ported DosBox to the PS3!
Without him none of this would be possible!!!

Feel free to make requests – I’ll only release shareware or legally free titles in this manner.
(I’ve got a few gems up my sleeve that I’ll be releasing soon)

Grab the PKG here: CD-MAN_Shareware.pkg


Note: 2 Player support not tested or configured – keep to single player.

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PSN is Hacked Again: Password Reset Site Compromised!

It sure did not take long, just days after Sony turns back on the PSN network, they were quickly forced to shutdown the very thing that was designed to “resecure” your priceless personal information.


According to reports on, Eurogamer, and NeoGAF, Sony’s PlayStation Network password reset system-the one just put in place after the PSN hack-has been compromised, allowing hackers to change a PSN password if they know your email and date of birth. Exactly the sort of information that was released in the original hack.

Sony has taken the password reset system offline. Kotaku has reached out to Sony for comment.



Update 1: The good news (as pointed out by NeoGAF’s “Metalmurphy”) is that if your account was compromised, you should have gotten an email from PSN that says your password has been reset.

Update 2: An official community moderator on the EU PlayStation forums notes the following services are offline:
PlayStation forums
PlayStation Blog
Music Unlimited via the web client
All PlayStation game title websites

Update 3: This is the purported exploit as provided to Kotaku. As PlayStation services are now offline, this exploit is no longer able to be executed:

The prodecure WAS as follows:
1) Navigate to :…rd.action?token (this is normally, via email,…YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY with the y’s being a unique token) – do not enter the code at this point.
2) Open a new tab in firefox, and go to (other pages will work too most likely), and click Login (Connexion)
3) Click Recover password
4) Enter the email and date of birth of the target account
5) Click continue, then on the confirmation page, click “Reset using E-mail”
6) Switch back to the original tab, and enter the code, then click continue
7) You will now be asked to enter a new password for the target account

Well Sony maybe this time you will hire some REAL security experts! :facepalm:

Reports are that Sony has fixed this new hacker “exploit”, but how many of you will still continue to worship and trust Sony that their new “system” is now really secure, and your priceless personal information is now safe! :lol:

No wonder the Japan government would not let Sony turn back on PSN in their own home country! :facepalm:

News Source: Report: Sony PlayStation Network Password Reset Page Exploited, Customer Accounts Potentially Compromised – Kotaku

Thanks to our valued PSX-SCENE members Sergster1 and headswim for bringing us up-to-date!

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REBUG Release: Boot OtherOS++ & OtherOS Prep Tool

Our amazing ‘scene’ developers over at REBUG have done it again. This time they have released a simple tool to get your Other OS back on your Jailbroken PS3 console, after Sony so rudely took it away for everyone just over a year ago!

This new REBUG release along with of course their already world famous REBUG custom firmware, makes your PS3 now really a true all-in-one powerful blackbox, and guess what you can still play your PS3 GAMES and watch Blu-Ray movies, unlike Sony forcing you to stay on the old v3.15 firmware if you wanted to use your Linux brains, not to mention all those PS3 Slims that never had the Other OS feature, but now can finally enjoy the Linux side of CELL processing thanks to original ground-breaking work by the undisputed master of the PS3 Hypervisor (graf_chokolo)!


Originally Posted by cyberskunk
(Post 819440)

Boot OtherOS++ does what it says. One click easy.

OtherOS Prep Tool is used to prepare your system vflash and install petitboot ready to install Linux.

IT DOES NOT INSTALL LINUX. For tutorials and videos on how to install Linux head over to OtherOS Prep Tool is based off of graf_chokolo’s and glevand’s source and is a one or two step solution to getting petitboot up and running and on your way to installing Linux on to USB or PS3 Hard Disk. At the moment it only supports 3.55 but we will add support for lower firmware soon.

16MB NOR PS3 (Model CECHH or Higher)
3.55 OtherOS++ enabled firmware installed

(If you want to use REBUG 3.55.1 grab PS3MFW Builder 0.2 Portable
from here with the tasks pre-selected to add OtherOS++ support)


One Step Prep if installing OtherOS to USB Hard Disk

Two Step Prep if installing OtherOS to PS3 Hard Disk

Resize vflash to 6 different sizes

(Original, 11GB, 22,GB, 43GB, 65GB and 83GB)

Create or Delete vflash region 5, 6 and 7 separately

Create or Delete ALL vflash regions at once

dtbImage.ps3.bin included in pkg (no need to have it ready on USB)

Install different dtbImage.ps3.bin from USB

Checks that vflash region 7 create matches vflash size

Detects and displays current vflash size on start up

Auto matches new size to current size on start up

Enjoy.. Cyberskunk.. :)

Codename: REBUG would like to thank:
The undisputed Hypervisor Master graf_chokolo and also glevand and

For Downloads visit their site at: Codename: REBUG

For more information and support discussion please see their release thread right here on PSX-SCENE!

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Project Multi Mayhem v0.3 – multiMAN Theme

Our good friend hitman43 of ModControl has released a multiMAN port of the XBMC PM3.HD skin “Project Mayhem”

For more information, download and discussion check the official release thread……n-theme-86507/



– added XBMC credits.mod converted to SOUND.BIN (thx doctormord)
– added XMMB multiMAN 2.00.00+ support (Icons & Background)
– changed PKG File instead of Fileformat for easier theme installing
– changed backgrounds for all supported multiMAN display modes
– changed PICBG & PICPA backgrounds

– support for all multiMAN display modes
– switched from PM3 to PM3.HD
– changed some Backgrounds
– changed ICON0

– ported PM3 Skin to a MultiMAN Theme

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PS3 System Software Update v3.61

The official “mandatory” firmware update v3.61 is now live on Sony’s system. PSN is being re-initialized in waves and should be available soon.


We have been working on a new PS3 system software update that requires all PSN users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored. The update (v3.61) is mandatory and is available now.

If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN. This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.

We strongly recommend that all PSN account holders with PS3s update their systems to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online. The release of this update is a critical step as we work to make PlayStation Network significantly more secure. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

News Source: Sony Playstation

Thanks to akveli47 and mrgreaper for the news submission!

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The Media Cabinet & Construction Kit v1.0 Release

PSX-SCENE member shagratt71 has released his much anticipated Media Cabinet & Construction Kit v1.0


Originally Posted by shagratt71

Here is The Media Cabinet v1.0. Included in the package is a single PSD file which can be used in any version of Photoshop or similar program to move and manipulate the multitude of specially designed shelf items, more item packs will be released in future updates.The actions palette is still not fully functional and will be released in v1.01. I would just like to thank Dean for all the hard work he puts into his multiMAN and I look forward to releasing more themes for it in the future.

All artwork within The Media Cabinet is copyrighted Wades Engineering and Graphic Design and is all totally original. The Media Cabinet Construction PSD is permitted for personal use only.

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Cobra-USB Update

Nearly two months ago, we reported on an upcoming new dongle called Cobra-USB. The manufacturer has confirmed that samples are on the way to review sites and initial pre-orders have been shipped to retailers.

In addition, they have shed some light on PS2 game support…


Support to load ps2 backups in iso format without the need of any other product will be added in revision 2.0 of the firmware and Cobra USB Manager. We’re in the process of implementing this feature and expect to release 2.0 in 10-14 days. This feature applies only to models with backwards compatibility: CECHB01, CECHA01 and CECHE01.

For more information, check the official site HERE.

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multiMAN 2.0 Themes

PSX-SCENE member opium2k has updated all of his popular MultiMAN themes to be compatible with v2.00.00


Originally Posted by opium2k

I have updated all 14 of my themes to include sound and be fully compatible with version 2.00.00 of multiMAN and it’s new XMMB display mode as well as adding a few tweaks and alterations to most of them.

Rather than post a bunch of screenshots and slow down page loading I’ve created a little video to show them off.
YouTube – PS3 multiMAN 2.0 Themes

For those who have never installed a theme for multiMAN before, here are some easy to follow steps on how to do so:

1. Download the theme and unzip the archive if necessary.
2. Move the theme.pkg file to a USB drive and then plug it into your PS3
3. Install the theme.pkg file like you would with any homebrew program
4. Load up multiMAN
5. Press select+start to get to the file manager mode in MultiMAN
6. Select THEMES from the top of the screen
7. Select your theme from the right column and open the folder
8. Highlight the theme.mmt file and press X – multiMAN should then say “applying new theme”
9. If needed, press start+select to restart multiMAN
10. Enjoy your new theme!

All themes can be found here: SpiffyPS3 – multiMAN themes – opium2k

Backup Manager Themes (Gaia, Rogero & Multiman)
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