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by sickle
February 21st, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Homebrew (General)
Topic: Newer X-Flash Builds
Replies: 146
Views: 120459

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: 21
Views: 26085

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: 39371

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: 8598

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
by sickle
February 19th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: Backup of Gamars Internal VCD Card
Replies: 3
Views: 7286

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: 20058

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: 23015

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: 14380

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.J - Optional Autoboot, Settings Menu + Saving, Faster Boot, Memcard Hex Editor, Memcard scam detection...
Replies: 595
Views: 674155

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: 12806

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.J - Optional Autoboot, Settings Menu + Saving, Faster Boot, Memcard Hex Editor, Memcard scam detection...
Replies: 595
Views: 674155

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.J - Optional Autoboot, Settings Menu + Saving, Faster Boot, Memcard Hex Editor, Memcard scam detection...
Replies: 595
Views: 674155

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.J - Optional Autoboot, Settings Menu + Saving, Faster Boot, Memcard Hex Editor, Memcard scam detection...
Replies: 595
Views: 674155

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.J - Optional Autoboot, Settings Menu + Saving, Faster Boot, Memcard Hex Editor, Memcard scam detection...
Replies: 595
Views: 674155

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.J - Optional Autoboot, Settings Menu + Saving, Faster Boot, Memcard Hex Editor, Memcard scam detection...
Replies: 595
Views: 674155

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.J - Optional Autoboot, Settings Menu + Saving, Faster Boot, Memcard Hex Editor, Memcard scam detection...
Replies: 595
Views: 674155

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/explo...
by sickle
January 30th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Members Downloads
Topic: UniROM 8.0.J - Optional Autoboot, Settings Menu + Saving, Faster Boot, Memcard Hex Editor, Memcard scam detection...
Replies: 595
Views: 674155

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 takin...
by sickle
January 5th, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: PSX->PC via Arduino Uno R3 (
Replies: 15
Views: 21971

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: 15
Views: 21971

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.J - Optional Autoboot, Settings Menu + Saving, Faster Boot, Memcard Hex Editor, Memcard scam detection...
Replies: 595
Views: 674155

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 ...