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by alexfree
November 26th, 2023, 2:20 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flasher
Replies: 153
Views: 256339

Re: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flas

tonyhax-international-v1.4.5 Changes: Changed toolchain from mips-linux-gnu to mipsel-none-elf. Redone build system. Upgraded to GCC v12.2.0/Binutils v2.40. Better code size/speed optimizations. Made CD_REGS address more correct by using the correct memory region (thanks Nicholas Noble!). There is ...
by alexfree
November 16th, 2023, 11:58 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flasher
Replies: 153
Views: 256339

Re: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flas

tonyhax international v1.4.4 Changes: Implemented PS1 Packer decompression technique (massive thanks to nicholas noble for helping to get this to work)! The Tonyhax International now starts much faster and take up significantly less space. The memory card HAX and FF9 loader files now only takes up ...
by alexfree
October 28th, 2023, 6:08 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Spyro Year Of The Dragon USA's Infamous Anti-Piracy Detection Destroyed In 2023 By GameShark Codes Thanks To MottZilla
Replies: 8
Views: 20533

Re: Spyro Year Of The Dragon USA's Infamous Anti-Piracy Detection Destroyed In 2023 By GameShark Codes Thanks To MottZil

wafflewizard1 wrote: October 3rd, 2023, 9:45 pm Where abouts can I find the protection fix? I tried looking everywhere haha
Tonyhax International automatically applies the gameshark codes/bypass.

MottZilla's Patch (needed if not using Tonyhax International) is at https://thegaminguniverse.org/ninjagaid ... o3u_mz.zip
by alexfree
October 22nd, 2023, 1:27 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flasher
Replies: 153
Views: 256339

Re: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flas

Version 1.4.3 (10/21/2023) https://github.com/alex-free/tonyhax/releases/download/v1.4.3i/tonyhax-international-v1.4.3.zip Changes: Added APv1 bypasses (allowing play of said game on non-stealth mod-chip consoles when booted with Tonyhax International) for Dancing Blade Katte ni Momotenshi II: Tears...
by alexfree
October 11th, 2023, 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat & Messaging
Topic: Sony Discman with PS1 laser
Replies: 14
Views: 25982

Re: Sony Discman with PS1 laser

I had no idea the chinese drives were that bad other then the press down spindles that didn't spin. What we need is a all metal disc drive for the PSX similar to the Sega Saturn. That's where that $100 discount from Sega Saturn USA launch price ($399) went https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExaAYIKsDB...
by alexfree
October 10th, 2023, 6:00 am
Forum: General Chat & Messaging
Topic: Sony Discman with PS1 laser
Replies: 14
Views: 25982

Re: Sony Discman with PS1 laser

Just tested the PSOne slim 440BAM laser in the CD player and it does indeed work. Thanks for confirming that is hilarious. There are a finite amount of PSX CDROM drives in the world, even though millions were sold it is my understanding from one of @shadow 's posts that the 'new' chinese drives are...
by alexfree
October 9th, 2023, 3:45 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Stealth Unlocker ~ Plug n Play MOD
Replies: 58
Views: 68282

Re: Stealth Unlocker ~ Plug n Play MOD

hmm adding PAL/NTSC selector or the button combo usually on cheat carts (L1+R1+Sel) or remove libcrypt (PAL) & action replay (NTSC) protection. Really, I don't know if you enable maybe it will not be Stealthy Plug and Play modchip as like before. Anyways I really appreciate your hardwork thanks...
by alexfree
October 9th, 2023, 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat & Messaging
Topic: Sony Discman with PS1 laser
Replies: 14
Views: 25982

Re: Sony Discman with PS1 laser

Just tested the PSOne slim 440BAM laser in the CD player and it does indeed work. Thanks for confirming that is hilarious. There are a finite amount of PSX CDROM drives in the world, even though millions were sold it is my understanding from one of @shadow 's posts that the 'new' chinese drives are...
by alexfree
October 5th, 2023, 3:44 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Open Source GameShark Engine Written In No $ PSX ASM
Replies: 0
Views: 10680

Open Source GameShark Engine Written In No $ PSX ASM

@mottzilla wrote this originally for his Stealth Unlocker soft-mod (which is super cool, please check that out ) but in the end he settled on a different method to address anti-piracy games, and this never actually got into stealth unlocker by the release date. I was the beta tester for stealth unlo...
by alexfree
October 3rd, 2023, 9:17 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flasher
Replies: 153
Views: 256339

Re: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flas

tonyhax international v1.4.2 Changes: Upgraded all APv2 bypasses to support non-stealth mod-chips! International now supports playing every known protected game which triggers protection on both non-stealth mod-chip consoles and stock consoles (APv2). Stock consoles without non-stealth mod-chips ca...
by alexfree
September 30th, 2023, 9:49 pm
Forum: Input/Output
Topic: I mode cable/software
Replies: 27
Views: 97921

Re: I mode cable/software

Your work always amazes me! :praise Do we know which games were compatible with i-mode technology? Because I haven't found much beyond the game you mentioned and: Motto Trump Shiyouyo! - I-Mode no Grand Prix Imode mo issho - doko demo issyo tsuika disc Thanks! I do not have a list, I only found out...
by alexfree
September 30th, 2023, 2:54 pm
Forum: Input/Output
Topic: I mode cable/software
Replies: 27
Views: 97921

Re: I mode cable/software

So this exact game that dan had didn't have any bypass codes/patch ever made for it. So for Tonyhax International (the next update will now support non-stealth mod-chips, before only stock consoles were supported) has a bypass implemented that allows this game to be played even though it is protecte...
by alexfree
September 27th, 2023, 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat & Messaging
Topic: Sony Discman with PS1 laser
Replies: 14
Views: 25982

Re: Sony Discman with PS1 laser

Yes the drive does in fact work on a PSX unfortunately its the all plastic drive. That is insane. It does make sense that is all plastic... the AAM model was the all plastic PS1 laser found in all of the early launch consoles. The ACM model was the 'all metal redesign' that was also designated the ...
by alexfree
September 23rd, 2023, 7:26 am
Forum: NO$PSX Emulator
Topic: NO$PSX V2.1 Released (20th Aug 2022)
Replies: 58
Views: 89883

Re: NO$PSX V2.1 Released (20th Aug 2022)

Interesting. I don't remember where the 72 minute number came from, it's probably one of the many theories about the exact capacity of the original CDs. As for CDRs, the existing sizes listed on german wikipedia are 21, 23, 63, 71 , 74, 80, 90, 99, and 100 minutes, http://web.archive.org/web/2/http...
by alexfree
September 20th, 2023, 3:51 pm
Forum: NO$PSX Emulator
Topic: NO$PSX V2.2 Released (16th Dec 2022)
Replies: 17
Views: 31488

Re: NO$PSX V2.2 Released (16th Dec 2022)

Not sure when this was added, but it has been invaluable in rapidly testing/developing non-stealth mod-chip anti-piracy bypasses for Tonyhax International, thank you.
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by alexfree
September 16th, 2023, 4:54 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: TOCPerfect - Modify PSX Games To Have Perfect TOC/CD Audio And Multi-Disc Game Support After Audio Menu Swap Trick
Replies: 11
Views: 21490

Re: TOCPerfect - Modify PSX Games To Have Perfect TOC/CD Audio And Multi-Disc Game Support After Audio Menu Swap Trick

Version 1.1.3 (9/15/2023)
Linux
Windows

Changes:

Updated MKPSXISO to latest commit (for Linux build).

Updated Tonyhax International to version 1.4.1.
by alexfree
September 16th, 2023, 4:49 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flasher
Replies: 153
Views: 256339

Re: Tonyhax International: Backup Loader For All Japanese, USA, and PAL PS1 Consoles/Early PS2 Consoles + GameShark Flas

Tonyhax International v1.4.1 (9/15/2023) Changes: Implemented a small wait period between open() and read() for memory card reading as per PSX specs to prevent any other possible rare fail to read memory card issues involving the user supplied GameShark codes feature. Removed a redundant exitcritca...
by alexfree
September 12th, 2023, 3:31 pm
Forum: Programming/CPU
Topic: How Is Spyro YOTD USA Detecting PAL?
Replies: 3
Views: 7895

Re: How Is Spyro YOTD USA Detecting PAL?

This is literally amazing. I just tested every single known protected USA game, and with the exception of Spyro YOTD, Vandal Hearts II and Dino Crisis every single game is patchable by faking the BIOS region byte read using my and MottZilla's new automated method (not yet released). Those exceptions...
by alexfree
September 12th, 2023, 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat & Messaging
Topic: Sony Discman with PS1 laser
Replies: 14
Views: 25982

Re: Sony Discman with PS1 laser

As i was disassembling the discman I was hoping that the CDROM drive would be more robust but unfortunately it's was just the crappy all plastic disc drive that the ps1 scph-1001 launched with. Just curious, did you actually test this in a PSX? I had a Sony discman from February 95 that was very si...