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by danhans42
May 3rd, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Have now added progress bar in the SIO send functions, which works perfectly and looks much better. Started looking at building a client in VS... gave up after 15 minutes. Will stick with Python3 and look at using QT, Tkinter or something to get a GUI. Also tried running at higher speeds, only tried...
by danhans42
May 3rd, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: Post your dev setup
Replies: 5
Views: 7382

Re: Post your dev setup

Thought I would bring this post back from the dead :-) IMG_20190313_210421.jpg Here is my setup from left to right - PS2/Lan Adapter/200gb HDD SCPH-7502 - My normal go to machine, Some 4 wire chip, Xplorer flashed with Unirom v6. SCPH-101 - Has built in ESP8266 for Wifi code upload - ongoing project...
by danhans42
May 2nd, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Thanks Dan, worked like a charm so far (dumped a few bioses and carts). Sure it's slower than LPT but it's a really nice addition you brought there ! :) Any possibility to add a progress bar on psx side while transfer occurs ? Thanks for testing, and for the feedback. Glad it worked for well you. I...
by danhans42
April 30th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Seems the Python serial module (pyserial) is not installed by default. Forgot about that ooops - I will add that in the readme. On Windows, go to a command prompt and type 'pip install pyserial' on a command line. You will need to ensure you have Python and PIP in your path.. this is usually done on...
by danhans42
April 29th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

What's new in X-Flash v1.2 - Beta 8 Serial Download Support - uses a standard simple serial cable IMG_28042019_231455_(640_x_480_pixel).jpg Serial Download Xflash now supports download over SIO(serial). It runs at 115.2k reliably using a simple standard serial cable as you would use for psxserial e...
by danhans42
April 26th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Xplorer carts
Replies: 77
Views: 69878

Re: Xplorer carts

I have added BIOS and ROM dumping functionality into a multi purpose serial tool I am working on that is built on the xflash sources, and it works perfectly. Currently has no CRC checks in place but every ROM dump so far has 100% verified against the original (verified with a flash programmer). Ill ...
by danhans42
April 24th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [Hardware Mod] 8MB in (PU-18) Retail PSX
Replies: 49
Views: 59112

Re: [Hardware Mod] 8MB in (PU-18) Retail PSX

They are based in China, so completely different time zone to where I am in England, so replies often came overnight. That being said, they were very helpful and often followed up with emails post sale to make sure the parts I purchased were okay. No need to apologise.. your translated English is co...
by danhans42
April 24th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [Hardware Mod] 8MB in (PU-18) Retail PSX
Replies: 49
Views: 59112

Re: [Hardware Mod] 8MB in (PU-18) Retail PSX

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, check alibaba.com as I managed to source some through there fairly easily. https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/ic-km48v2104aj-6.html I used Winsource... https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/KM48V2104AJ-6-IC-Supply-Chain-_728402815.html?spm=a2700.7724857.normalLis...
by danhans42
April 23rd, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: PSone Internal Cheat Cart / Flash ROM
Replies: 17
Views: 5777

Re: PSone Internal Cheat Cart / Flash ROM

Tested this weekend. I only had AMD 29LV040's on hand so flashed one with unirom standalone and filled with FF's up to 256k and mirrored that into the second 256k. Then pulled A18 low and works perfectly which is suprising given my wiring is horrific. Next step, work out how to replicate the functio...
by danhans42
April 13th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

Excellent,

Well get involved then? I had no idea that anyone else was working on this as couldnt find anything public.

Back to the datasheets then to see if there is any differences in the commands/address used to pull the ID..
by danhans42
April 13th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

Changes now on github, thanks for the PM Squaresoft... What's new in X-Flash v1.2 - Beta 7 ----------------------------------- - Added *untested* support for AMD 29F010 128k Flash (Manufacturer ID=0x10, DeviceID=0x20) - Renamed Sanyo.. to GENERIC 128k as this Man/Dev ID pair seem to be used on vario...
by danhans42
April 12th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

Yes they can, but I wouldnt try modding the powerplay iii, youd need to replace it with another PLCC, and they are so fragile its not worth the risk.. the other carts just disable the onboard chip and solder in a DIP32 socket and off you go. As for what to recommend... I dont know what advantages a ...
by danhans42
April 12th, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

Hi Squaresoft, I have added AMD to the code, but I do not have any of those parts to test it - so use at your own risk. I have checked the datasheet and the flash protocol looks pretty much standard from the addressing and unlock code perspective, so it *should* work, but use at your own risk! Xflas...
by danhans42
April 11th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

That would be great, then we can hopefully get the flash support more complete. On the name, I kind of wanted to lose "flash" from the name, as my idea is to make it more of a toolbox. The working title for my Wifi client is pstool, so might just name it the same. This is more to further my own lear...
by danhans42
April 11th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Programming/CPU
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 1
Views: 2202

Fonts

Does anyone have an example of how to use different fonts in your PsyQ projects?

I wanted to look at using other fonts but all the examples I can find just use the built in stuff.

Thanks
by danhans42
April 11th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

Hi Squaresoft, thanks for the info.. The two cartridges that are detected as D0 01 should be supported in the last version on GitHub, as its the same ID's as the clone Sanyo I have already added in(see on Github) - so I would say its a counterfeit Intel flash part. Assume CSI is just some generic br...
by danhans42
April 10th, 2019, 1:44 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

Bit more research.. Looks like the 28SF040 uses the same software chip protection and commands as the 39Sxxx series.. The lock/unlock command sequence seems the same so will hit the sources this evening and see what I can fathom. Might be a simple case of detecting the chip and making it use the dif...
by danhans42
April 10th, 2019, 1:27 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: n00bDEMO - Demo made using my own SDK
Replies: 19
Views: 11016

Re: n00bDEMO - Demo made using my own SDK

This is an absolutely impressive work you made here, and I am expecting to see how far you can bring it. I really want this project to grow and become the new standard for PSX programming, so we all finally have a robust open-source SDK built by enthusiasts to enthusiasts and forget about closed-so...
by danhans42
April 9th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

Now I understand, sorry for the misunderstanding. That makes sense now, that will be down to the fact that the cart is constantly in use as its a replacement for the on board BIOS. I used to find a similar issue with my cart that I use for development.. if you remove a EEPROM/Cart whilst the PlaySta...
by danhans42
April 9th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 40734

Re: Compiling X-Flash

Thanks for the feedback. Interesting regarding the hotswap.. which version of xflash were you using when the hotswap worked okay? Also, when you say hotswap are you hot swapping the ROM or the whole cartridge? I haven't actually changed any of the core code, just added some flash part in and an extr...