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by danhans42
December 25th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: XlinkUSB
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: XlinkUSB

Sorry my reply was a bit curt. Yeah xlinkusb only works with Caetla from what I've tried. Also it was quite limited in what it could do as not all Caetla functions were implemented. Unfortunately the only route is with a parallel port for xlink use currently. You can do it with a modern machine you ...
by danhans42
December 25th, 2020, 3:47 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: XlinkUSB
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: XlinkUSB

No it was designed to be used with Caetla, that's it.
by danhans42
December 19th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB replacement instead of parallel port for Caetla
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

Re: USB replacement instead of parallel port for Caetla

The WCH372/5/6 devices are excellent for the price and offer fairly quick communication however they are bus interface so require a few modifications to an Xplorer to get working.. That's what I am currently working with and have had great results so far, with speeds way beyond what an Xplorer or ev...
by danhans42
December 19th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: Serial cable adaptor
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Serial cable adaptor

Hey nice work. Looks really tidy
by danhans42
December 11th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB replacement instead of parallel port for Caetla
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

Re: USB replacement instead of parallel port for Caetla

If there were usb options available for n00brom I would agree.

However for a solution that is able to use usb simply, again I would stand by unirom as it stands
by danhans42
December 1st, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB replacement instead of parallel port for Caetla
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

Re: USB replacement instead of parallel port for Caetla

Unirom is probably the best option at the moment.

Yes it's serial but it does high speed transfers (around 500kbit/s) and has exception handling etc. Also it's open source
by danhans42
November 14th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: Looking for this PlayStation Production Ispection DISK (PUPX-93001)
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Re: Looking for this PlayStation Production Ispection DISK (PUPX-93001)

That's the aging disk test.

See here viewtopic.php?t=995

Edit: apologies.. no its not. There is some info on that disc on redump though
by danhans42
November 10th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

It's s command line application, you run it from the command prompt.

If you run it without any switches it explains what the options are with a bit of help
by danhans42
November 7th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Run at 3.3v where possible :-)
by danhans42
November 3rd, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

If you mean psxserial yes it is. However it's very limited and slow

You can boot the unirom disc and have more functionality and faster transfers with the unirom disc and Nops.
by danhans42
November 3rd, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

That link just looks like a USB plug? That wouldn't have any use in this case.

Either the first one you mentoned or I tend to personally recommend the spankfun ftdi breakout but it's more expensive.
by danhans42
November 3rd, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

It should work okay it's compatible.

WCH stuff is normally alright too, fairly reliable.
by danhans42
November 3rd, 2020, 12:36 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Look on here, lots of threads in the hardware section.

Essentially you need a link cable and a USB UART, chop the plug off one end, work out which colour wires are Rx/tx and gnd using a multimeter.

Then connext Rx to tx on the UART, tx to RX and gnd to gnd. That's it.
by danhans42
November 2nd, 2020, 1:05 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Depends on your definition of expensive, I think uneconomical would be more apt. You could go to a guy in the US that makes them and pay $80 or buy a link cable and make it yourself.
by danhans42
November 1st, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

I used to sell them a while ago, someone contacted me recently and I am building them one.

If you are UK I may have a spare half link lead and could build you one although would need to check if I have the requisite parts. You are looking at around £21 delivered in the UK
by danhans42
October 31st, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

You need a serial cable. The port on those carts is not parallel compatible.
by danhans42
October 31st, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

i have another gold finger cart on the way, how would i dump the rom? You need to make or buy a serial cable. You can use unirom or nxflash to dump the carts contents over the serial port. Have a look on here for serial cables, lots of posts. @Squaresoft74 2megabits is 256kilobytes. They often use ...
by danhans42
October 23rd, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Hi,

Yeah the CAT EEPROM has a separate Vpp pin so can't be flashed.

On xtlash.. erm I really don't know. I no longer use PsyQ and given how good unirom is now it's almost redundant

If I can move it all over easily to GCC/Nicolas toolchain I may.. however that would then exclude CD support
by danhans42
October 23rd, 2020, 3:50 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: PSX USB Host/Device Experiments
Replies: 0
Views: 1142

PSX USB Host/Device Experiments

Its been a while since ive posted here, so thought I would update on something I have been working on. Nicolas over on the discord mentioned a device that he had looked at that, that could provide USB device/host functions and was bus compatible with the PlayStation. The device is the CH-376. There ...
by danhans42
October 23rd, 2020, 3:01 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 57101

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

If I am honest, I would just look at using UniROM to flash your cart. Its more recently updated and handles everything a lot better. Its not just a matter of burning a ROM to a CD, it needs to be packaged into a romfile for xflash to read it, same with IniROM.. However, the unirom downloads have the...