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by sickle
February 19th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: Backup of Gamars Internal VCD Card
Replies: 3
Views: 3211

Re: Backup of Gamars Internal VCD Card

Oh wow, I used to have one of those and often wondered if you could dump it!
by sickle
February 19th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: PSn00b Debugger - Homebrew debugger for retail consoles
Replies: 15
Views: 8989

Re: PSn00b Debugger - Homebrew debugger for retail consoles

This is kinda amazing, can't wait to use it.
Fantastic work!
by sickle
February 19th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: Xlink 95 (v1.1) patched (Update: Region Free)
Replies: 12
Views: 12706

Re: Xlink 95 (v1.1) patched (Update: Region Free)

Hah yeah, pain in the ass that it's missing, but we must be the last percent of a percent of people who care.

I don't really have a machine capable of testing the PIO stuff so I've slowly been converting things to C/C# for use with serial comms (Including UniRom).
by sickle
February 10th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: Abe's Exoddus (decompile)
Replies: 8
Views: 7052

Re: Abe's Exoddus (decompile)

Oh, nice job!

I unpacked the PC .exe a while back to have a poke around but lost all of it - great to see work still being done :D

Haven't had a proper look around the repo, but did you find all the debug menus?
by sickle
December 30th, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

Re: UniROM V6 - New stuff and things.

Hi, i just created a profile to say this, beware of the PS Hacker Cartridge (The one that only accepts unirom standalone version, i am using V6 and tested previous versions). I just wasted over 10 good CDR's thinking they were bad burns or rips, and turns out they were not... I am not supporting pi...
by sickle
December 29th, 2019, 11:59 pm
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: Force NTSC output mod?
Replies: 5
Views: 7579

Re: Force NTSC output mod?

Yeah, there are modchips that handle that automagically. (Well it's more like a tiny board with a crystal on it for timing). I have the opposite which splits out a PAL60 signal when it detects NTSC - pretty useful. Failing that I guess the opposite of the NPAL convertors might be useful with them b...
by sickle
April 5th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
April 5th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
April 3rd, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
August 3rd, 2018, 3:56 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
August 2nd, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
January 31st, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
January 30th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
January 5th, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSX->PC via Arduino Uno R3 (
Replies: 14
Views: 12756

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 sickle
January 5th, 2018, 1:53 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSX->PC via Arduino Uno R3 (
Replies: 14
Views: 12756

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 sickle
May 10th, 2017, 5:02 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
April 29th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
December 3rd, 2016, 2:07 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.7bx - Added CD file browser for ROMs + .EXE
Replies: 447
Views: 340964

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 sickle
November 14th, 2016, 5:42 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: Caetla/Ahoy from CD?
Replies: 6
Views: 7697

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 sickle
October 18th, 2016, 9:21 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Gothic Menu 1.0
Replies: 2
Views: 5622

Re: Gothic Menu 1.0

Nice ^^
Kinda reminds me of the intro/cracktro hitmen based this site on:
http://hitmen.c02.at/index.html