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by sickle
April 10th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340952

Re: UniROM

Hah yeah, sucks about the screen positioning. I've had a look at how IPLight does it - works quite well, but games like Croc 2 (multiple .exe files) don't work so well! I did have a *lot* of luck with PAL4U (which you apply to the actual ROMs but does a fantastic job) on real hardware... There's the...
by sickle
March 20th, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 39873

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

rama3 wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Edit:
Or your WiFi Serial project.. Both of those would be good options.
I think the only real issue here is the PSX connector :p
Yeah, I did buy a few cables, but it was easier just to solder some wires in and screw an arduino to the lid. Some actual cables would be great!
by sickle
March 20th, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340952

Re: UniROM

LMAO ffs... best thing was you played for like 11 mins. Thanks though, that's a great list! I've tried a few of these on the new Unirom8 loader and it seems to be doing a lot better. Rationing out CD's right now (my psx works with Tesco brand CDRs and nothing else) but I'll definitely get through th...
by sickle
March 11th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ
Replies: 13
Views: 12115

Re: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ

More notes for future people. There are some solid reasons to *not* use this approach (.EXE in memory, variables in RAM) 1: You'll need to know your entry point exactly. The ROM area doesn't boot from the start, but rather a pointer to somewhere after the header, and you need to work that out. Simpl...
by sickle
March 10th, 2020, 5:02 am
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 39873

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 now runs at 1036800bps. Silly fast, Ah! That's nuts. Both ways? You got it working with non-genuine FTDIs at tha...
by sickle
March 6th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340952

Re: UniROM

mistamontiel wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 7:39 am
Please sickle try to implement such function to force 60 in your UniROM! Boot discing ain't no fun o.0
LMAO send me the iso/exe and I'll take a look.
Am writing unirom8 atm (skipping 7 'cause it's jank and I want to move away from assembly)... no promises, but I'll definitely take a look =)
by sickle
March 5th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ
Replies: 13
Views: 12115

Re: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ

Ahh sweet, looking forward to it ^^
by sickle
March 4th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ
Replies: 13
Views: 12115

Re: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ

Hah, what you doing? :D I'm so intrigued?
by sickle
March 4th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ
Replies: 13
Views: 12115

Re: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ

rama3 wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 8:31 am
But neither of the 2 CD boot options work (you probably know this :p).
Lmao, now you mention it... I do seem to have removed the working one :lol:
Have a look at UniROM 6 if you need slightly more stable booting.
(I think it's also smaller 'cause stuff's decompressed from rom into ram)
by sickle
March 3rd, 2020, 2:10 am
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ
Replies: 13
Views: 12115

Re: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ

Cheers for the .exe! I've added it to the rom for you: This is a kinda pre-release testy version of Unirom7b, so it's not got all the features, but your bios tool is attached. Hit square and wait a few seconds. Seems to work :) unirom_caetla_plugin.rom unirom_caetlaNTSC_plugin.rom unirom_standalone_...
by sickle
March 1st, 2020, 11:15 pm
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ
Replies: 13
Views: 12115

Re: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ

can't make sense of it Oh man, it's not nearly as complex as it sounds. Basically just tweaking the compiler so the program part runs from ROM but the variables are in main memory. E.g. the code doesn't change, but the variables have to. Normally not a problem 'cause you can just extract an .exe fr...
by sickle
March 1st, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ
Replies: 13
Views: 12115

Re: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ

After a bit of debugging, I got it working :D Will leave some details since there's not much info on this. So the secret ingredient was disabling GP register optimisations. E.g. from this: ccpsx -c -DLINKED_STARTUP -O0 -ounirommain.obj main.c To this: ccpsx -c -DLINKED_STARTUP -O0 -G0 -ounirommain.o...
by sickle
March 1st, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: Loonies 8192 Port
Replies: 4
Views: 4157

Re: Loonies 8192 Port

How small have you managed to squeeze it on the PSX :p? For the original release of the game in 2018 the target was 8 KiB (hence the name) for DOS (compressed with aPACK), since then it grew bigger with every new release. Last year I ported it to PSP and 3DS, I didn't care much about the binary siz...
by sickle
February 26th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: Loonies 8192 Port
Replies: 4
Views: 4157

Re: Loonies 8192 Port

Hah nice!
How small have you managed to squeeze it on the PSX :p?
by sickle
February 25th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ
Replies: 13
Views: 12115

Re: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ

Might as well keep a running log of this for that one in case anyone ever runs into the same issue: First thing, you can org things like this: org $1F020710 text group obj($1F020710) section .text,text section .ctor,text section .dtors,text org $80010000 othertext group obj($80010000) section .rdata...
by sickle
February 24th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ
Replies: 13
Views: 12115

Trying to run a headerless PSYQ .exe from ROM in PSYQ

e.g. ROM @$1f800000 -> $1F020690 EXE @$1f020690 -> $something The .exe works fine normally (as in, with a header in the $8000 range) and is identical whether built with /P (binary output) or if you strip the $800 header out. Startup on the left (essentially replicating GCC's crt0) Linker on the righ...
by sickle
February 21st, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 67
Views: 39873

Re: Newer X-Flash Builds

Oh man, this is so cool! I've started doing a similar thing with UniROM (C rewrite, with some chunks from XFlash, dropping parallel support), but pacing myself... just taking it slowly. Got an absolute pile of carts sat in a box, so we should definitely compare notes at some point. Anyway this is gr...
by sickle
February 19th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: n00bDEMO - Demo made using my own SDK
Replies: 19
Views: 10759

Re: n00bDEMO - Demo made using my own SDK

Wow, that's a stunning demo, even completely ignoring the homebrew SDK!

Nice variety of effects btw!
Has there been much in the way of cel shading on the psx btw?
Cool to see it running with normal smoothing, etc.
by sickle
February 19th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Psy-Q SDK
Topic: Cpe2x for Win7
Replies: 21
Views: 26497

Re: Cpe2x for Win7

Edit: Thanks for CPE2X; it's great, it fixes everything. Just to be clear, I'm leaving this purely out of curiosity. I'm not advocating using dosbox over cpe2x, it's not a good idea if you can help it. Found a workaround for the time being using doxbox on the command line: Asuming your psyq is at c...
by sickle
February 19th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: i found a psx exe compressor
Replies: 3
Views: 4069

Re: i found a psx exe compressor

Thanks for sharing!
The original source is here for anyone's curious: http://hitmen.c02.at/html/psx_tools.html