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by danhans42
March 13th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 39773

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: 39773

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: 39773

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: 39773

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: 39773

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: 42
Views: 35155

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: 17979

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: 9147

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: 10895

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: 8981

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: 8981

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: 68595

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: 8981

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: 8981

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: 8981

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: 8981

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: 8981

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: 8981

Re: sioloader

So,

Have just found the following in the library reference..
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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: 8981

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: 8981

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 ...