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by danhans42
Yesterday, 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: USB replacement instead of parallel port for Caetla
Replies: 5
Views: 184

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: 359

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 49823

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: 331

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: 49823

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...
by danhans42
October 22nd, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 136
Views: 49823

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

If you are flashing anything other than an xplorer I would flash from CD, as you can't use the port on those for PC connection.

Alternatively, you might be able to send the ROM using an xplorer and then hot swap and flash it.
by danhans42
October 22nd, 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: Abandonware Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Abandonware Thread

Any source is always good for people to learn from.

I remember someone else working on a project with the same name, have you taken it over ?
by danhans42
October 1st, 2020, 4:17 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PlayStation 1 controller combo reset mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4844

Re: PlayStation 1 controller combo reset mod

@Xrider - look at pickit2 plus . Think its supported in that
by danhans42
September 30th, 2020, 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: 1205

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: 1205

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&...