Posted by Pirate
, on 04/02/2012
Some pretty cool updates from the Cobra team on their latest software/firmware update. The new update brings various bug features, and the ability to boot PS3 ISOs via network connection! Yes it is now possible to play your PS3 games from your PC.
Changelog of Cobra USB Fw 5.0:
- Added support to play isos from a PC using network connection. No more waste of time copying between PC and ps3, play directly from the files on your computer!
Requires to run the supplied ps3netsrv server application (it is inside mmCM 04.01.00 download) on the PC, a version for windows and linux is provided (mac users can use the windows version with wine
Note: when using wine, we recommend to run directly the command line ps3netsrv.exe and not the gui).
Currently the following items can be played from network:
* PS3 isos
* PSX cue+bin or isos
* Blu-Ray isos
* DVD isos
Currently the following items cannot be played from network:
* PS3 games in JB directory format (planned for 5.1 release)
* PSP isos (planned for 5.1 release)
* PS2 isos (planned, but we cannot estimate the version)
Although Cobra doesn’t restrict the isos from being loaded through wifi, wifi is too slow for most uses, we recommend to use a wired connection.
- Optimized a bit the read of PS3 isos (15-20% gain in external disk, not noticeable in internal disk)
- Added dynamic firmware version spoofer capabilities. You can set the spoof in mmCM settings. As Sony release new firmwares, the spoofer can be updated by updating mmCm, without
need of updating Cobra USB fw. No system files are modified by the version spoofer, all take place in ram.
Changelog of mmCM 04.01.00:
* Changed: Nethost PC server application “ps3serv” is replaced by new windows/linux application “ps3netsrv”
* Added support for playing PS3 and PSX games in ISO/CUE+BIN format from remote net_hosts (PCs connected to the LAN)
* Added support for playing Blu-ray and DVD-Video movie titles in ISO format from remote net_hosts
! NOTE: For best performance and compatibility of the new net_host interface, a WIRED network may be required (Wi-Fi is also supported)
! NOTE: Root folders served by remote hosts must contain /PS3ISO, /BDISO, /DVDISO and /PSXISO folders to enable remote content
* Added new option in SETTINGS column: “Network Servers” for setting up to 10 remote nethost IP:PORT values
* Removed: *nethost* settings from options[_default].ini are ignored and no longer supported
* Added new option in SETTINGS column: “System Firmware Version” for “spoofing” current FW version to 4.00 or higher
* Added support for thumbnail images for remote BD/DVD/PS3/PSX ISO/BIN+CUE files (*.jpg / *.png)
* Added support to copy files from one net_host to another
* Added support to delete folders from remote net_host
* Added support to view files in TextViewer from remote net_host folders
* Added support to copy games and ISO images to remote host from SIDE menu ([TRIANGLE] in XMMB/XBDM/BOARD display modes)
[Download Cobra FW 5.0]
[Download mmCM v04.00.01 BASE]
[VIA Cobra USB]