WebMAN 1.07: XMB Launching of Backups Made Simple - Want to launch game backups from the XMB? The help we receive from this plugin might be the closest we ever get!
As previously discussed, deank's WebMAN is a popular web server plugin for custom firmware PS3. In the past it was just used to launch games on external devices with web browsers. Now, it can be used to boot your games directly from the XMB. What happens is an XML page of your games library is auto-generated by the plugin, then when you select each game, the PS3 web browser is instantly used to mount it. Alongside this feature you will also find full ISO support for games, BD movies, and DVDs. Check out the full changelog below!
Added native support for cobra functions on COBRA7-Rogero firmware
Added support for PS3 ISO files
Added auto-generation of fb.xml (/dev_hdd0/xmlhost/game_plugin/fb.xml)
Completely discless on COBRA7-Rogero (both with JB/folder games and with PS3 ISO games)
Added support for icons for ISO files if the icon is named after the iso file in the same folder (my_ps3_game.iso -> my_ps3_game.png) - usually generated by mM/mmCM
Last played game (ISO/folder) will be loaded on next system startup (COBRA7-ROGERO firmware only). You can use "Eject Disc" from "My Games" menu to unmount the game and it will not be mounted at next startup.
Added support for Blu-ray movies in ISO format (/dev_hdd0/BDISO, /dev_usb000-1-2-3-6-7/BDISO)
Added support for DVD movies in ISO format (/dev_hdd0/DVDISO, /dev_usb000-1-2-3-6-7/DVDISO)
Added subtitle lines to entries in "My Games" folder. Subtitle line shows the location of the entry.
Added support for split ISO files (up to 16 segmens - my_title.iso.0 -> my_title.iso.15) for PS3 ISO, BD ISO and DVD ISO titles.
For best results you will have to make the plugin load at COBRA7 system boot:
Copy webftp_server.sprx to /dev_hdd0
Create a text file boot_plugins.txt and upload it to your PS3 in /dev_hdd0
Edit your category_game.xml (/dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/category_game.xml) - the only change in this xml is to add one line. If you're scared to do that, here is my category_game.xml - this is from COBRA7-ROGERO with only added "My Game" folder in the "GAME" column
What You Will Need(Included)
1) webftp_server.sprx (in /dev_hdd0) 2) boot_plugins.txt (in /dev_hdd0) 3) category_game.xml 4) COBRA7-Rogero firmware 5) PS3 browser set in Tools -> Confirmation on Browser Close -> "OFF"
Loading games in folder/iso format takes only 1-2 seconds, completely discless, child-proof.
If you add/remove games or attach new usb hdds you will have to use the "Refresh Game List" option in "My Games" or simply restart the system. A restart is actually required for the PS3 to re-read the regenerated fb.xml.
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