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by danhans42
Today, 4:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PlayStation 1 controller combo reset mod
Replies: 9
Views: 3401

Re: PlayStation 1 controller combo reset mod

@Xrider - look at pickit2 plus . Think its supported in that
by danhans42
Yesterday, 3:42 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: Can Visual Studio Code be used to write code for the PocketStation on Windows 10?
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Can Visual Studio Code be used to write code for the PocketStation on Windows 10?

I use some open libraries that are called nugget, with that I can use an off the shelf gcc-mips and all that comes with it. https://github.com/JonathanDotCel/helloworld_and_flappycredits if you want to use the official tools, you are stuck back in DOS/Windows Also, there is the psyqparser solution, ...
by danhans42
August 28th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: Can Visual Studio Code be used to write code for the PocketStation on Windows 10?
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Can Visual Studio Code be used to write code for the PocketStation on Windows 10?

Depends on the definition of SDK. Pocketstation aside, there has been work on converting the PsyQ libs for use with a modern GCC, which would then allow the use of VScode, which is what I am using at the moment. The original project was psyq2elf - here http://www.psxdev.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&...
by danhans42
August 25th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Trading
Topic: PSXSERIAL USB Cables
Replies: 17
Views: 10581

Re: PSXSERIAL USB Cables

Thanks @trimesh. I think I still have one left, they are roughly as pictured in the first post. I just go for cheap and functional hence the heatshrink approach. Drop me a DM on here, or via my page (see link in my signature). Its more expensive than when I first started doing them. Looking at aroun...
by danhans42
August 24th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: TTY output with real hardware (how ?)
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: TTY output with real hardware (how ?)

You have a few options.. so if you are using caetla as trimesh suggested, you can use either catflap or the MSDOS Caetla tools to use console mode. You just do printfs etc and they are redirected to the PC without using SIO. However, if you want to use the serial port (and have the hardware) you hav...
by danhans42
July 20th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Input/Output
Topic: Can anyone tell me how the Xploder works?
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Can anyone tell me how the Xploder works?

SO, your assumptions about the eeprom are correct. You can do away with the GAL, and just use a ROM. However, the GAL handles more than just PC communication, its an address decoder and also provides 2 1bit inputs. The GAL allows the memory space to be divided up and provides the chip selects to the...
by danhans42
March 13th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 42116

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

The notorious device bricking is down to counterfeit devices.. buy genuine its never ever an issue.

Glad to hear you have sucess with it, I don wonder how many people use it.
by danhans42
March 12th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 42116

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

I still stand by FTDI, especially for Yaroze purposes, there isnt anything else available currently that offers the same handshaking flexibility, For non handshaking i find siliconlabs or the ch340 work perfectly fine. The CH340 is like around $2. Espressif dont make anything USB currently, but yes ...
by danhans42
March 11th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 42116

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Yes works fine at 1,036,800bps with a 1.5metre link cable. USB cable length makes no difference whatsoever in my tests. Most USB UART ve found will work absolutely fine up to 2,000,000bps. Using RS232 voltage levels you are kind of stuck at 345,000bps. I made the decision to keep nxflash at 115,200b...
by danhans42
March 10th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 42116

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Sorry typo - I meant sioload not siocons.

I actually need to check that haha. I left all the flashing upload/download functions at 115,200 in nxflash just to be safe.
by danhans42
March 9th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 42116

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Yeah definitely. Keep in touch.

After talking with Squaresoft74 over on the discord, I am currently adding PAR2 detection and dumping/flashing so it correctly changes bank.

Also, siocons sioload now runs at 1036800bps. Silly fast,
by danhans42
January 19th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Compiling RUNIX (PSXLinux)
Replies: 46
Views: 37519

Re: Compiling RUNIX (PSXLinux)

You need the missing tool to build a rootfs on a memory card. I suppose you could look through the code to see how it's mounted and try and to understand the format. I tried this years ago with a pre-built image, and that was always the stumbling block. It didn't output and video from memory, just s...
by danhans42
January 9th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: Adding PIO to a PSOne
Replies: 15
Views: 18720

Re: Adding PIO to a PSOne

Necroposting to say that this won't work as-is on the PSOne. The BIOS prior to PSOne contains code that is responsible for executing the PIO port's ROM(the AR ROM). That's gone as of the PSOne. You'd need to replace the BIOS with flash and hack the PSOne ROM to add code for comparable entry points ...
by danhans42
January 2nd, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: Poorman's Usbloader
Replies: 6
Views: 9480

Re: Poorman's Usbloader

Either! You just need a +3.3v UART. They both do the same thing..
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: 11597

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: 10126

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: 10126

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: 77
Views: 71608

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: 10126

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: 10126

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