Xplorer carts

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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by Squaresoft74 » April 29th, 2019, 2:36 am

Many thanks for the dumps Nextria ! :)
As far as i can tell they both looks good.

You can now safely reflash your Xplorer using kHn's disc.
If you ever want to restore your original rom dump, get the attached file.

Until your rom dump is added to an updated X-Flash compilation disc you'll need to:
- Have an original Xplorer rom installed on your cart.
- Use no$psx-> "Utility" -> "Upload to PSX" to send the provided executable.
- Once booted on your console, just hit start to reflash/restore.
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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by PhyChris » July 26th, 2019, 3:37 pm

I know this has been asked before many times but why do cheat carts in general use 5v chips? I always thought the PSX parallel port used 3.5v logic, is that right?

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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by danhans42 » July 26th, 2019, 7:31 pm

No entirely sure.. it could be that they were cheaply available as they were in use in lots of other devices at the time.. CD-ROM drives/DVD players etc etc.. whereas 3.3v may not be as commonly used. Also, the PAL/GAL that is used on these devices is a 5v device, as was everything they interfaced with (xplorer parallel/AR commslink card).

But yes, the PSX uses 3.3v logic levels, but seem to be quite happy with 5v devices attached to them.
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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by PhyChris » July 27th, 2019, 2:47 pm

thanks for the reply. makes sense, never thought about the PC side of things (5v levels)

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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by szalay_1 » July 30th, 2019, 12:59 am

Nextria wrote:
April 28th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Hello,

So this morning after installing windows 98 for the 7th time (no joke)
I was ready to do some dumping.
X-killer worked like a charm and i dumped my rom 3 times as .bin and three times like .rom.

I hope the dumps are good, i did not flash my card yet.
I also tried to dump the gamars psx-003.
It says it dumped but x-killer can recognize the dump.

Can some check if they are okay :)
I've tried flash Gamer PSX-003.bins into Action Replay cartridge
who has (2 Mbit 29EE020) using Caeflash.com, but black screen.

Also tried
FCD release 1.095BP Dutch 07-10-1998 first.bin
works well.
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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by Squaresoft74 » July 30th, 2019, 3:43 am

szalay_1 wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 12:59 am
I've tried flash Gamer PSX-003.bins into Action Replay cartridge
who has (2 Mbit 29EE020) using Caeflash.com, but black screen.
This dump will only work properly/at all with Gamars Movie Card devices.

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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by szalay_1 » July 30th, 2019, 4:10 am

Squaresoft74 wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 3:43 am
szalay_1 wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 12:59 am
I've tried flash Gamer PSX-003.bins into Action Replay cartridge
who has (2 Mbit 29EE020) using Caeflash.com, but black screen.
This dump will only work properly/at all with Gamars Movie Card devices.
Hey Squaresoft74
Got it, and thank you the "hot swap step guide" for Xplorer
it saved my two FX cartridge :)

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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by Squaresoft74 » July 30th, 2019, 1:13 pm

Glad it's been useful to you. ;)

For now there's another solution to unbrick those dual banked Xplorer FX thanks to nocash.

Attached file contains :
Xplorer FX (England) r4.52 PRO 1999-11-05.EXE
Xplorer FX (England) r4.52 PRO 1999-11-22.EXE

They're nocash's flasher with the mentionned roms embedded.

Either have a way such as Danhans42's Siolader to upload the exe on your system, then follow on screen infos with the cartridge plugged in.

Or assuming you can boot CDR, make a boot disc with one of the exe using LameGuy64's MKPSXISO.
Once booted, follow on screen infos with the cartridge plugged in.
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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by szalay_1 » August 1st, 2019, 2:04 am

Kool Thank you.. i will try in weekend.

EDIT: I've tried and works like a charm.. thanks to nocash !
I used PSXloader via caetla and hot swap.
PSX_Loader.jpg
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done...
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Re: Xplorer carts

Post by Squaresoft74 » August 8th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Thanks for confirming it worked fine for you. :)

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