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by rama3
July 1st, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: 17 blocks on memory card
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: 17 blocks on memory card

The card is legit, you can see the typical Sony parts inside (and they're expensive, so cloners didn't use them). I imagine there is some corruption in one of the saves, possibly that Abe's Odyssey one and possibly with the block link feature. The Sony kernel libraries should prevent any memory card...
by rama3
June 21st, 2019, 1:32 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 51
Views: 4286

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

That sounds great, the name is really good as well!

I have a soft bricked Datel card here to try this out on. The original xflash didn't support the EEPROM, but xflash might.
I suppose it'd be best to build and use a serial cable to go with it.
by rama3
May 16th, 2019, 2:13 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: Looking for ASSEMblergames members
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Looking for ASSEMblergames members

Who do you want to contact?
I can pm them and link to this thread here.
by rama3
May 10th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: NO$PSX Emulator
Topic: NOCASH PSX-BIOS SWAP
Replies: 17
Views: 13653

Re: NOCASH PSX-BIOS SWAP

There is an oversight/bug with the BIOS that prevents the controls from working when the lid is open.
Close the lid and it should work :)
by rama3
April 23rd, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Seeking service manuals/hardware information
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Seeking service manuals/hardware information

Best if you find yourself an SCPH-7000 or later and the "SCPH_9000_3RD_ED" service manual, then use the video encoder section. It has great quality and detail and all your signals will be there. Once you have something, it will be just a matter of mechanically adapting it to the older PU-18 or earli...
by rama3
April 18th, 2019, 1:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PlayStation PAL Series Colour/Color Modification (PAL60)
Replies: 69
Views: 55879

Re: PlayStation PAL Series Colour/Color Modification (PAL60)

Is the picture also noisy and unsharp?
If so, the TV probably expects a signal that the cable doesn't provide (RGB switch signal).
This is rare, even with cheap cables, so idk.
by rama3
April 17th, 2019, 2:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PlayStation PAL Series Colour/Color Modification (PAL60)
Replies: 69
Views: 55879

Re: PlayStation PAL Series Colour/Color Modification (PAL60)

Well, as I warned in the other thread: This mod will give you color, but it will look very bad. Moving dot crawl all over the screen bad. If you want to sell the console, it's better to just include an RGB cable. As far as I know, these mods aren't being made anymore. You'd have to build it yourself...
by rama3
April 15th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSNee further development
Replies: 522
Views: 282619

Re: PSNee further development

Nextria: Search this forum or Google for PSX color oscillator mod. This is what your board needs. But it is a difficult mod and the result looks pretty bad. I recommend you use a later revision PSX. postal2201: The code uses direct port control where speed is required, and can use Arduino functions ...
by rama3
April 15th, 2019, 12:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSNee further development
Replies: 522
Views: 282619

Re: PSNee further development

postal2201: Some ideas are good, just need to implement them :p - The oscillator mod won't fit onto ATtiny: No pins left. - Automatic region detect sounds doable. Not sure how reliable it'll be in practice, but doable. - Removing Arduino functions: Why? They're nice and useful. Using Arduino is, imh...
by rama3
April 9th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: japanese PU-20 with psnee only plays NTSC-J backups
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: japanese PU-20 with psnee only plays NTSC-J backups

The PAL PSOne check may be the same as they use for Japan, not sure. The Japan BIOS is largely different from the other regions, so I guess the check is a little different as well. In any case, the Onechip code is able to work around the protection by luck :p It turns out that there is one region co...
by rama3
April 9th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: japanese PU-20 with psnee only plays NTSC-J backups
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: japanese PU-20 with psnee only plays NTSC-J backups

Import Player Light (Google) is a good boot disk. It just has to have a Japan license sector. If you can't find an .iso with the correct license sector, another tool "setregion" can change it.

Yep, Gameshark, Xploder, any clone device, they'll all work for this.
by rama3
April 8th, 2019, 11:45 pm
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: japanese PU-20 with psnee only plays NTSC-J backups
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: japanese PU-20 with psnee only plays NTSC-J backups

This gets asked a lot, so I think I should include some info in the PsNee sketch. The BIOS shell code in Japanese machines produced early 1995 and after has a region check in it. It will not run out of region (PAL, NTSC-U) disks, even if they have been authorized by the modchip. There are only worka...
by rama3
April 8th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 51
Views: 4286

Re: Compiling X-Flash

Awesome work here, can't believe the old xflash seeing some nice updates! :)
by rama3
April 5th, 2019, 12:36 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 229207

Re: UniROM

A 60Hz patcher would be so awesome. PAL users usually have much better access to those titles, but no one really wants to endure 50Hz gameplay ... I think one of the best working patchers is actually Import Player Light (a further developed Import Player CD): ImportPlayer Light is an utility that al...
by rama3
March 28th, 2019, 2:40 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSNee further development
Replies: 522
Views: 282619

Re: PSNee further development

The problem might be from Arduino, so don't worry too much. I get errors regarding the usage of pins in that function, which means the compiler is looking at it when it should not. Surrounding NTSC_fix() with "#ifdef APPLY_PSONE_PAL_BIOS_PATCH" fixes the issue. Applying this fix produced a working b...
by rama3
March 27th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSNee further development
Replies: 522
Views: 282619

Re: PSNee further development

superg:
Do you have an updated code base for your version?
Using your current git master branch just complains about errors in NTSC_fix(), even though I disabled the function per #define.

Just in case you don't have time, I can take over from here, but I'll have to make assumptions :p
by rama3
March 18th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: ESP8266 Wifi Experiments
Replies: 27
Views: 4729

Re: ESP8266 Wifi Experiments

Following your progress closely here :) You mentioned using an oldcrow modchip in the PSOne. I'm not sure if that's possible with the old code, but maybe it'll work if you use the "link wire" method. Since you already have a microcontroller in there, maybe it's feasable to use it as the modchip in s...
by rama3
March 18th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: PSone - two modchips simultaneously?
Replies: 15
Views: 1972

Re: PSone - two modchips simultaneously?

damiank94: The matter of signal quality has many aspects to it, so it is hard to give a definite answer to your questions. As the quote from William Quade says, it isn't even fully understood with veteran modders (probably for lack of time / interest, they haven't looked into it more). I can give yo...
by rama3
March 8th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: PSone - two modchips simultaneously?
Replies: 15
Views: 1972

Re: PSone - two modchips simultaneously?

Yep, the chirping noise is a problem of injecting the unlock code into the CD controller.
Every modchip has to do this to work.
So the fix to the issue would be to find a better injection point to solder to, or to use different components to try and reduce the issue.
by rama3
March 1st, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous / Off Topic
Topic: Can't Get VM Image Working
Replies: 5
Views: 3344

Re: Can't Get VM Image Working

Regarding XP activation: I just build another retro PC and installed an old XP SP3 on it. Since I'll never connect it to the Internet, I had to try some alternatives. Most fixes only work briefly, or the system locks you out unexpectedly at some point. Only one solution seems to work reliably: Find ...