It have just passed about 10 days since BlackFin v1.1 software released, cobra black fin team aslo released v1.11 in succession, and today, the Blackfin software have updated to v1.12. The below is the original from cobra blackfin official website:
News Update! Cobra Team have been hard at work again with further improvements to the BlackFin software. We have uploaded a new BlackFin 1.12 application pack which improves stability for using multiple BlackFin readers on a single PC. Especially useful for those who want to set up their own server networks! BlackFin 1.12 is available here:
BlackFin software v1.12 (includes Reader firmware update)
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After wait some time, Cobra BlackFin new software application v1.1 have been released by Cobra team. This updating includes BlackFin reader hardware update and add a preferences dropdown menu. The below is the original from Cobra BlackFin official webste:
News Update! We are pleased to announce that we have been hard at work on the BlackFin 1.1 software application, which further improves stability and robustness of the authentication system across networks. The 1.1 release also includes a BlackFin reader hardware update which ensures stability on pc’s when running multiple readers. Furthermore, and most importantly, we have added a preferences dropdown menu which allows you with a couple mouse clicks to define the server location closest to you to ensure lowest latency possible, which is important for stable authentication of games. Americas, Asia and Europe are now covered with our server locations, ensuring global reach for users and fast authentication times. Check out the updated user manual for details which includes screengrabs of the settings configuration menu:
BlackFin setup and user guide v1.1 (applicable to BlackFin 1.1 application)
BlackFin software v1.1 (includes Reader firmware update)
Team Cobra has many, many more features plannned which will continue to bolster the power of the BlackFin product and bring flexibility to users.
After a period of slience, Cobra Black Fin are start perked up in the market. This p2p Vita game sharing device implicitly promises to be Vita pirates’ wet dream, allowing people to share games with their “friends” worldwide. The Cobra Black Fin team, behind the dongle, have updated their official website recently.
There have 7 slots on Cobra BlackFin Reader, maybe many player are very curious about what’s inside the Cobra BlackFin. Here i’d like to share a few screenshots of the inside of the cobra blackfin. The screenshots reveal what kind of hardware architecture is powering the piracy dongle.
Quite a number of people on the scene are expecting to get their hands on the device in order to reverse engineer it. Although such a thing is pretty typical (the scene is always keen on reverse engineering the likes of TrueBlue, Gateway, etc…), in the case of the BlackFin I’m wondering if there’s even an incentive to do so. The concept sounds pretty “simple” and non-magical to me: the device uses actual, legit games at the authentication step, getting just enough data for the PS Vita to then accept to run the iso. I’m of course over simplifying things here, but the rest is mostly glue for all the software components to work together.
The screenshots show that the blackfin uses an Actel A3P250-VQG100 (FPGA) as its main CPU and an FTDI FT2232HL for USB communication. And of course, there have another slot is available for a microcontroller, but that one appears empty on the screenshots.
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Recently, PSVita Cobra BlackFin is very active on currently market. And the BlackFin official website is continuously updated news. Here is the original post.
News Update! Cobra BlackFin team is adding server coverage for Asia and the Americas which should help to ensure that you can authenticate games over the severs in those regions without any possible time out errors which you could experience using current European server.
Cobra BlackFin can be used on your own PC (localhost) to play any of your own game cards, over the BlackFin servers for maximum number of titles, or on a friend’s private network by setting the IP address in the config to that of your friend’s PC IP address. We will be adding an easier config drop down to the BlackFin PC software in the next week or so to allow easily swapping between localhost, Asia, Americas or European server or input IP address of your friends server. Should sites decide to review BlackFin before the additional server coverage is in place, we would emphasize the importance of testing the device over a private
network (such as between two pc’s on the same IP address or a friend’s PC in the same region. Please ensure you open respective ports on the LAN or wifi routers.) in order to properly test the BlackFin hardware. Of course we will post an additional
news over the next few days when additional server coverage is in place. The process is already underway, so it will be very soon.
We have heard that close to 100 different titles have been acquired by contributors for use by all on the the Asian servers and similar will follow on the European and Americas servers shortly after.
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