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by danhans42
August 1st, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Psy-Q on x64 system? [Arch Linux/Windows 8.1]
Replies: 16
Views: 7113

Re: Psy-Q on x64 system? [Arch Linux/Windows 8.1]

I was too lazy to do the above so went old school and use the full 16bit compilers etc all in dosbox. It isnt pretty but works well and I have external scripts to open dosbox and compile and exit again. Nowhere near as elegant as running it natively on a modern machine, but I work on Linux so was th...
by danhans42
July 28th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

Will look to add an option to the client so you can pack the EXE with UPX prior to transmission. Only tried it for the first time with trancetro and it worked great. It will rely on it being installed however Thank you for mentioning it Squaresoft74.. it squashed over 700kb into under 150 with no no...
by danhans42
July 27th, 2019, 1:15 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

Many thanks Dan for the NTSC build, it covers my needs perfectly ! :) very little software would be 1.5 megs, right? :) As far as i'm concerned i'm mainly testing PSF files converted back to exe so they're usually quite big files. Not sure if that could be considered/possible, but how about adding ...
by danhans42
July 26th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Xplorer carts
Replies: 69
Views: 48591

Re: Xplorer carts

No entirely sure.. it could be that they were cheaply available as they were in use in lots of other devices at the time.. CD-ROM drives/DVD players etc etc.. whereas 3.3v may not be as commonly used. Also, the PAL/GAL that is used on these devices is a 5v device, as was everything they interfaced w...
by danhans42
July 26th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

It may be a little off topic, but I wonder if it isn't possible to use some other video mode detection hint than the "E/A/I" char of the BIOS. One reason for this is that BIOS swaps are becoming more popular. Especially NTSC-J consoles really benefit from a PAL BIOS. ... Might be best in a new topi...
by danhans42
July 26th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

Squaresoft74 wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 4:20 am
A forced NTSC build would be very appreciated. :)
There you go mate.

Hope it does what you need it to!

Thanks
by danhans42
July 26th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

Works like a charm with Xrider's STU . :clap Any chance to make PAL/NTSC videomode selectable ? Excellent, thanks again Squaresoft for testing. I'm trying not to have any pad routines at the moment, so not at this minute but definitely will do it the future. That being said I can compile a version ...
by danhans42
July 26th, 2019, 3:44 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

😀😀

Yeah not much at all that large really. NXFLASH loads so quick I can't even time it lol.

Saying that, loading a 1.5mb EXE using psexe & caetla on an xplorer isn't exactly fast either
by danhans42
July 26th, 2019, 2:26 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ8b6LGZ-XA Video here.. I used Hitmen/Skywalkers Mahjongg - 1.5Mb (1,456,128 bytes) in the video. Very fast! I have attached a PAL ISO. Also made some changes.. do not see the point in the speed option. If you want to stick at 115,2k you can use always use PSXSERIAL...
by danhans42
July 26th, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

So,

Have just found the following in the library reference..
Capture.JPG
So trie 518400... works perfectly,

and then tried 1036800.. also works perfectly!!
by danhans42
July 25th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

This enables the serial port _sio_control(1, 2, MR_SB_01|MR_CHLEN_8|0x02); _sio_control(1, 3, 115200); _sio_control(1, 1, CR_RXEN|CR_RXIEN|CR_TXEN); // serial interrupt Thats used everywhere pretty much, from hitserial, to nxflash etc.. i was referring to comb.. if you look in the PsyQ samples fold...
by danhans42
July 25th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

Wipeout used a link cable. It might be worth looking at libcomb which is the PsyQ library for using the 'combat' or link cable as there will be some games that used it. There are some examples of it in use in the PsyQ samples (look for libcomb).. never really looked at it though so unsure as to how ...
by danhans42
July 25th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

Just tested my PSone at 345600 using an ESP8266 as a uart/TCP bridge and worked fine too

So the issue lies elsewhere it seems?
by danhans42
July 24th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

Inversion step? If I understand you correctly, the only part of SIO that is inverted is the handshaking lines.. which arent in use for this application. If I am honest, I do not think the issue is with the USB UART but it is easy to exclude from the investigation. I have had issues with the counterf...
by danhans42
July 24th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

I need to do more testing at my end with other UARTs. I have also only tested the fast speeds for uploading to the PSX, not downloading from it. In both instances my test setup is using half a link cable.. so the connection between the FTDI and the PSX is around 80cm long. Also, Squaresoft74 has tes...
by danhans42
July 19th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 54
Views: 8955

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

My thoughts exactly which is why I went that way. I had a similar issue years ago on an STM32 I was targetting. 430600 definitely doesn't work on the Playstation reliably.
by danhans42
July 19th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

Re: sioloader

It's a PSX-EXE... So you would need to make an ISO of it.

If I find time I will try and build one and upload it at some points.
by danhans42
July 19th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 54
Views: 8955

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

I have put the changes I made to hitmen serial into a standalone EXE. The source is embarrassing but it does the job :-).

https://github.com/danhans42/sioload/

Selectable baud rate 115,200 or 345,600. Simple Python3 client included.

Source included.

Enjoy
by danhans42
July 19th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: sioloader
Replies: 32
Views: 2996

sioloader

SIO Loader for Sony PlayStation Consoles Basically its the source of Serial v1.3 by Hitmen but with selectabe serial speed. Uses a very simple serial cable (rxd/txd/gnd) that is easy to build. The client is written in Python 3, and has been tested on Python 3.7 on both Windows and Linux. It requires...
by danhans42
July 18th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: [DEV] - Flash Boot Rom PS1
Replies: 23
Views: 3292

Re: [DEV] - Flash Boot Rom PS1

Hi xrider.

Great work. Look forward to testing! If you can drop me a PM with the details and I can send you payment for the module, and see if we can get it flashed in the console using the software from obscuregamers in the link.