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by gwald
November 6th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Examples (Psy-Q)
Topic: 3D FPS Example
Replies: 43
Views: 53985

Re: 3D FPS Example

That looks cool! Like I said, TMD is ok if used in few draw calls, but it's not really good for fast/action games, IMO anyway. I don't know much about PSY-Q but I think there's a primitive library? ie it doesn't start with GS. Ie: addPrim mentioned in above ZIP file Which looks like it uses the TMD'...
by gwald
November 6th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: Nu, pogodi! [HOMEBREW]
Replies: 17
Views: 17442

Re: [PS1] "Ну, погоди!" (G&W clone)

Nice!
Congrats!

I see you're using mipsgcc.. which libs you using?
by gwald
November 6th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Programming/CPU
Topic: SERIOUS TOPIC : What about a full tutorial ?
Replies: 28
Views: 29139

Re: SERIOUS TOPIC : What about a full tutorial ?

+1 Lamb_of_senpai comments. PSX isn't the easiest thing to learn, Net Yaroze subset, is a lot easier, but it's still pretty low level stuff (RAM access etc.). You're not just learning C and really old and useless libraries :lol: , but also a toolchain! Starting with 2D SDL is good advice, I'd add do...
by gwald
November 6th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Examples (Psy-Q)
Topic: 3D FPS Example
Replies: 43
Views: 53985

Re: 3D FPS Example

So, i think a TMD format is perfect for basic 3D objects (characters, decorations, etc), but not for level geometry, right? TMD is a dirty word around here :lol: It's not really perfect for anything apart from a menu or non playable screens, it's way to big of a format! But if you like using it, th...
by gwald
November 1st, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Programming/CPU
Topic: How to make a menu
Replies: 7
Views: 9857

Re: How to make a menu

-c on gcc (unix/linux/etc compiler) give you not an exacutable but a binary 'object' windows uses .obj instead of .o (unix/linux). Look at makefiles, you'll see -c producing .o (.obj) files then the last command links main, libraries and the obj's to create a executable. You should read up on the to...
by gwald
November 1st, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Programming/CPU
Topic: How to make a menu
Replies: 7
Views: 9857

Re: How to make a menu

Looks good, simple yet functional. I would look at moving the functions from the headers though, maybe into a constants.c (building it with -c, getting the .o (or .obj), then linking it to the exe), leaving the declaration prototypes. or keep it as is and define them as inline? ie: https://stackover...
by gwald
October 31st, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Programming/CPU
Topic: How to make a menu
Replies: 7
Views: 9857

Re: How to make a menu

no problem, there's easier ways to do a menu actually. Just generate the list in an image and displaying it would be easier then using a font (but font's are need in games! :) ) Then just move something (another image or a coloured RECT etc) on screen. But the basics are rendering and moving somethi...
by gwald
October 30th, 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: Programming/CPU
Topic: How to make a menu
Replies: 7
Views: 9857

Re: How to make a menu

Yup ! I need some help ! I need to know how to make a menu. Something basic, with a choice (like 1 player/2player), but I don't know how to make a cursor for highlighting the choice. Can someone help me out ? :) Sounds easy to do, a good exercise for a beginner. Get text rendering on screen first, ...
by gwald
October 29th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable
Replies: 59
Views: 68133

Re: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable

That will do the job perfectly :-). It has all the pins needed broken out and more, and seems very cheap too. Also, it mentions the eeprom which is the bit the fakes don't copy.. which we need for the above. I"m still looking for my cable and don't have the SparkFun FTDI board yet. But just th...
by gwald
October 28th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Programming/CPU
Topic: How to call another application
Replies: 13
Views: 15667

Re: How to call another application

your call to the exe is wrong, it's should be like orion's
Orion_ wrote: June 8th, 2013, 2:24 am "cdrom:\\HI.EXE;1"
I assume your making an iso and HI.EXE is in root.
by gwald
October 28th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable
Replies: 59
Views: 68133

Re: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable

sweet!
Ordered one, and I'll have a play with it next weekend :)
Again, thanks for the help!
by gwald
October 27th, 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: Programming/CPU
Topic: How to call another application
Replies: 13
Views: 15667

Re: How to call another application

Might help if you post code, but I would look at what the exe needs in RAM and where and obliviously where you're loading the exe.
by gwald
October 27th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable
Replies: 59
Views: 68133

Re: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable

Adafruit should be genuine, but that is missing DTR/DSR signals broken out to pins so wouldnt work - unless you dont mind soldering directly to the pins on the IC itself which I wouldn't recommend. With that pin layout they are mainly designed for programming Arduino Pro Micro and that kind of thin...
by gwald
October 27th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable
Replies: 59
Views: 68133

Re: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable

Thanks for that, I missed that!
Cool, well I'll keep looking.
by gwald
October 26th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable
Replies: 59
Views: 68133

Re: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable

Basically, avoid eBay and anything that is cheap. Amazon have a few - see attached picture (depends on your location, not sure about Australia) - this model says that it is genuine. To check if you have a genuine, try changing some of the values in FTprog, you will find that the changes are always ...
by gwald
October 26th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable
Replies: 59
Views: 68133

Re: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable

Basically, avoid eBay and anything that is cheap. Amazon have a few - see attached picture (depends on your location, not sure about Australia) - this model says that it is genuine. To check if you have a genuine, try changing some of the values in FTprog, you will find that the changes are always ...
by gwald
October 26th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: Hello All!
Replies: 5
Views: 5312

Re: Hello All!

Hi and welcome!
Good to see you got it going :clap
by gwald
October 26th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable
Replies: 59
Views: 68133

Re: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable

Basically, avoid eBay and anything that is cheap. Amazon have a few - see attached picture (depends on your location, not sure about Australia) - this model says that it is genuine. To check if you have a genuine, try changing some of the values in FTprog, you will find that the changes are always ...
by gwald
October 25th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat / Messaging
Topic: Hi folks!
Replies: 9
Views: 6913

Re: Hi folks!

Honestly, I'm trying to learn much more about programming. I have a very basic grip of C at the moment and I'm trying to learn more, so I wanted to take a shot at PSX homebrew, specifically demos; I like new challenges and I love working with older platforms :) Cool, there's a big learning curve, a...
by gwald
October 25th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Work Logs / Projects
Topic: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable
Replies: 59
Views: 68133

Re: SIOCONS compatible USB Cable

I didn't want to spam that PSXERIAL USB cable thread, so replying here. no problem. I did write a guide on here. If you struggle following it let me know I will help you build one then edit the guide. The hardest part of the whole build is just working out which pin in the connector belongs to which...