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by sicklebrick
April 5th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM

Also, sorry for the double post, but I was laughin my ass off at this a few mins ago:

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by sicklebrick
April 5th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM

boot cd! That is fucking fantastic! Been working on this from scratch (hooking vblank, and using a secondary hook to reissue the first hook when some games overwrite it), and it's fairly easy to make something that works nicely for one group of games, but then things will start to break in another ...
by sicklebrick
April 3rd, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM

@dannyboyswe Hmm, I can't remember how the swap trick works with XFX stock, but yeah, essentially jam the sensor down, start with a black disk, enter the file explorer, back out, put in the CDR, start the game. That should do it. Might have to put the switch to the off position right before hitting ...
by sicklebrick
August 3rd, 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM

Hah, thanks guys. I was using DSCaler with a PCI cap card on my old rig, but the new one only has PCIe. Shame - the cap card reacts more like a real analogue CRT and supported a bunch of video modes. I still have a PAL60/NTSC crt, but yeah, space concerns. Is there any real problem with trying a PCI...
by sicklebrick
August 2nd, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

'Allo, sorry about the download issue; it seems my the DNS settings got a little mixed up but the site/files should be in tact. I'll make sure all of the links are up and working as soon as it starts resolving again. (just reset it). Despite the lack of updates I've actually made some progress in th...
by sicklebrick
January 31st, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

I am starting to think maybe I have too many PlayStations, though... That's not a thing, be more sensibles. Please elaborate a little more on the swap issue. Okie, so like Trimesh explained, you can't just "unlock" the jap consoles via code. You can however (and this works in caetla/explorer and ot...
by sicklebrick
January 30th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

I just flashed my gameshark with unirom V6, every game works except for SOTN. It doesn’t load up at all. I hope it becomes playable at some point. Great program in spite of this. Thanks so much for creating it. Working on SOTN, but gotta do a few fixes for the PSIO fastboot first and that's taking ...
by sicklebrick
January 5th, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSX->PC via Arduino Uno R3 (
Replies: 13
Views: 10398

Re: PSX->PC via Arduino Uno R3 (

My open-source tools OpenSend and QPSXSerial ... Neat! I missed this being released! FWIW I have unirom uploading arbitrary binary chunks and (optionally) executing them too. When I find the time I'll have to make it compatible with the pc/CLI part of your tools ^^ If I ever find enough time, I int...
by sicklebrick
January 5th, 2018, 1:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSX->PC via Arduino Uno R3 (
Replies: 13
Views: 10398

Re: PSX->PC via Arduino Uno R3 (

Wow, sorry, took like 2 years to get back to you there. My bad. So there's really no point using SIOCONS nowadays; you're better with PSXSerial.psx (from this forum), it's also built into UniROM (from this forum). The advantages are: -simple protocol -decompilable (it's in C# .NET so... that's your ...
by sicklebrick
May 10th, 2017, 5:02 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

Aergan: That's something I've been working on actually. In my head I remembered the XPlorer FX carts being able to do that when you flick the switch - e.g. there'd be an onscreen menu and you could switch video modes. Works for some things, but games which change/set video mode every frame or every ...
by sicklebrick
April 29th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

'Ello. Been a while. Development's been slow recently (no PC with LPT port, favourite PSX PSU blew, need for SIO flashing, too much work, etc lol). Cheers people who were answering questions :) brunolloko: If it doesn't recognize the cart: A- Make sure it's plugged in properly, sometimes putting it ...
by sicklebrick
December 3rd, 2016, 2:07 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

Hi, sorry for the silence recently - work's been fuckin' nuts :D Teaser though: there's a reasonable chance the next version will have a NTSC->PAL coverter built in (Though not PAL->NTSC, one thing at a time, eh?). I've had it working with SOTN, Kurushi, Gran Turismo, Destruction Derby 3 but it's pr...
by sicklebrick
November 14th, 2016, 5:42 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: Caetla/Ahoy from CD?
Replies: 6
Views: 5441

Re: Caetla/Ahoy from CD?

From a technical point of view, the cart runs from an external ROM starting at address 1f000000. This chunk of memory doesn't exist when the cart isn't plugged in... so an awful lot of the code would have to be patched by hand to account for it being shifted to run elsewhere (e.g. main memory @ 8000...
by sicklebrick
October 18th, 2016, 9:21 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Gothic Menu 1.0
Replies: 2
Views: 3865

Re: Gothic Menu 1.0

Nice ^^
Kinda reminds me of the intro/cracktro hitmen based this site on:
http://hitmen.c02.at/index.html
by sicklebrick
October 5th, 2016, 11:05 am
Forum: Documentation
Topic: SPASM Assembler
Replies: 7
Views: 10913

Re: SPASM Assembler

Myself and others still use it occasionally. It has a few cranky little bugs but one or two things were written in spasm and it's standalone and tiny in a way that gcc/psyq just isn't :p
by sicklebrick
October 5th, 2016, 10:17 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

"Fastboot" is the piece of text that says "Fastboot" :p (Below the R2 option. It has a little more info) You might have some luck finding the original ROM here: http://xianaix.net/museum.htm XFlash (if it can recognise the chip) will say how much space you have, just compare it to the file you downl...
by sicklebrick
October 4th, 2016, 11:16 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

That's a bit of a bugger, huh :-Solid advice from likeabaus there (maplin still sell verbatim CDRs in the UK btw, failing that Tesco brand work crazy well). -I've tested everything on 1002->5552 models too, so that shouldn't be a problem. There must be something else at play here - maybe something G...
by sicklebrick
September 22nd, 2016, 9:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSX Thingy
Replies: 4
Views: 3530

Re: PSX Thingy

I get the software side of things, but I've never really looked into the hardware. Does it need much glue logic or anything? Or does each pin on the p.port just kinda map to the EEPROM? Like the XPlorer FX has 512k, 384k of which is actually wired to the PSX, and PSIO has 32k or something can you ge...
by sicklebrick
September 21st, 2016, 3:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous / Off Topic
Topic: Question regarding "shaders" on Psx ( TR2 )
Replies: 16
Views: 26801

Re: Question regarding "shaders" on Psx ( TR2 )

I think gwald's onto something here. I just tested on actual hardware. Here's the VRAM as it is normally: http://i.imgur.com/s6P0RDs.jpg To the left we see both frames in the VRAM... Essentially one is drawn while the other is being created, then it's 'flipped' and the process continues (Double buff...
by sicklebrick
September 20th, 2016, 6:55 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM
Replies: 299
Views: 234956

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

@vxbinaca Aaah, I knew that games as Kurushi! Can you post the exact .ISO somewhere and I'll take a wee look at it? @danhans42 Cool, glad to know it works! At least all the menu shortcuts and stuff work behind the intro, hahah :p (P.s. wrong forum but I had a look for a 5552 psx for you the other da...