SIOCONS compatible USB Cable

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Punch
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Post by Punch » July 14th, 2022, 12:16 pm

Hey, I got one of those ultra common FTDI breakout boards for the FT232RL and of course it came with a fake chip. I found it easier, in my local context, to reuse the breakout board and install a legitimate FTDI FT232RL, and it seems to have worked pretty well as it committed the input inversion config to the chip.

The differences between the real and fake ICs are quite obvious side by side, you can see the embossing on the writing of the package and it's not hard to read at all unlike painted over fake ICs.

EDIT: Yep, it's good! I desoldered the headers and used all pins (except 3.3v) on the smaller side of the breakout board to make it a clean job for most wires. It's working great, now I just need to actually setup a toolchain to make games :lol:

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Post by masterg0r0 » November 24th, 2022, 2:01 pm

Here's a more up-to-date guide: https://unirom.github.io/serial_psx_cable/

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Post by masterg0r0 » November 24th, 2022, 2:05 pm

If you want to install your SIO adapter internally without replacing the SIO connector or soldering over the pins, then here's an alternative installation diagram that I have created to solder to the alternative pads instead. This is one for a SCPH-750X because that's the only PS1 I have on me atm, but do keep in mind that the pinouts may differ depending on the motherboard, so do check the proper connections first with a multimeter before proceeding.

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