UniROM 8.0.K - GDB Debugging, install/backup to/from memory card, homebrew from memcard, etc

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Post by sickle » September 11th, 2022, 8:27 am

Hello, that's 8.0.K out,
Cheers as always for all the help with it 😄

Highlights:
- GDB debugging via nops/vscode/etc (Thanks Skitchin)
- New ROMs including Tonyhax & nocash bios on the CD
(Thanks to Squaresoft74, no$, MottZilla & TonyHax peeps!)
- Can install FreePSXboot on 64k scam memory cards
- Can launch homebrew from memory card (tool included)
- Flash ROMs from memcard
- Backup ROMs to memcard
- Tetris game (to replace flappycredits)
- Switch to Caetla 0.38 by default
- Longer wait to fix MCPro boot issues

GDB instructions here: https://unirom.github.io/debug_gdb/

https://github.com/JonathanDotCel/uniro ... /tag/8.0.K
Octane wrote: May 5th, 2022, 3:54 am Bishi Bashi Special, both PAL and NTSC-J, still boots into a black screen.
All the bishis seem to be good now! (tested on 5k PAL/NTSC-J models)
mistamontiel wrote: August 19th, 2022, 4:42 am <lots of game reports>
Cheers again, there's a list of stuff confirmed working in the release notes :)

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Post by Octane » September 11th, 2022, 10:13 pm

sickle wrote: September 11th, 2022, 8:27 am Hello, that's 8.0.K out,
Cheers as always for all the help with it 😄

Highlights:
- GDB debugging via nops/vscode/etc (Thanks Skitchin)
- New ROMs including Tonyhax & nocash bios on the CD
(Thanks to Squaresoft74, no$, MottZilla & TonyHax peeps!)
- Can install FreePSXboot on 64k scam memory cards
- Can launch homebrew from memory card (tool included)
- Flash ROMs from memcard
- Backup ROMs to memcard
- Tetris game (to replace flappycredits)
- Switch to Caetla 0.38 by default
- Longer wait to fix MCPro boot issues

GDB instructions here: https://unirom.github.io/debug_gdb/

https://github.com/JonathanDotCel/uniro ... /tag/8.0.K
Octane wrote: May 5th, 2022, 3:54 am Bishi Bashi Special, both PAL and NTSC-J, still boots into a black screen.
All the bishis seem to be good now! (tested on 5k PAL/NTSC-J models)
mistamontiel wrote: August 19th, 2022, 4:42 am <lots of game reports>
Cheers again, there's a list of stuff confirmed working in the release notes :)
How do you convert a ROM to a memory card file though? The included tool is only for booting homebrew it seems.

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Post by mistamontiel » September 14th, 2022, 2:50 am

yippy! There a chance that can update UniROM to parallel port when booted from memory card freepsxboot? Save a CD-R even that honestly I've maaaany a fat load

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Post by deba5er » September 18th, 2022, 11:32 am

Nice, are there any links that show how to use cheats on Caetla 0.38? I don't even see Cheats as a menu item like on 0.34. Supposedly a memory card file is needed?

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Post by mistamontiel » September 21st, 2022, 5:22 am

My caetla turned all chinese/japanese too :crying Can't use

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Post by deba5er » September 21st, 2022, 11:51 am

You can use it in English. Go to the bottom menu item, and press O. Then go to the second menu item from the bottom (this is the configuration menu), press right arrow (or left arrow), then O. You should be using English instead of Japanese. Regardless, there is no Cheats item on the main menu, and that confuses me.

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Post by mistamontiel » September 22nd, 2022, 2:33 am

Cheers man! Me neither no cheat menu

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Post by Ichisuke » November 11th, 2022, 5:35 am

Octane wrote: September 11th, 2022, 10:13 pm How do you convert a ROM to a memory card file though? The included tool is only for booting homebrew it seems.
Yeah my same thought. Is there a way to convert the rom to multiple memory card images and flash the cartridge that way without writing a new cd everytime?

Example: I have UNIROM 8.0.K on memory card with Freepsxboot.
I have an action replay cartridge with an old version of UNIROM.
I want to update it but I can only burn a new cd but I think it's a bit of a waste.
Is there a way to just flash 1 or more memory card and use the "backup ROM to cartridge" option to flash the cartridge with a new version?
With a modded PS2 I could also just use only one memory card since I can just rewrite the difference "rom parts" to the same memory card while the flashing process is going on.

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Post by deba5er » November 16th, 2022, 2:42 pm

Would it be possible to include Caetla 0.37 instead of 0.38 on the 256K Unirom+Caetla version? It works with cheats loaded from a memory card. I think that 0.38 is incomplete (noting lack of plugin in the extended menu) and crashing when trying to select.

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Post by qkwyx » December 30th, 2022, 12:52 am

Octane wrote: May 5th, 2022, 3:54 am How do you convert a ROM to a memory card file though? The included tool is only for booting homebrew it seems.
What I did was using on PS2 console MC Annihilator v2 then press R2 search file the Unirom_s.rom file then restore to ps1 memcard. Go to your PS1 cosnole Unirom v8.0K go install and restore. Tried it also on my Gameshark cart using Datel_v2.rom split it equally by using HexEdit, restore MCA v2 prss R2 then restore to ps1 memcard the first half then repeat restore the 2nd half. Back to PS1 cosnole with Unirom v8.0K go install and restore then at the last choose 2 memcards.

Sorry am not good on explaining it hope you get it.

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Post by mistamontiel » February 8th, 2023, 9:40 am

More of a moan than issue since Syphon Filters 1+2+3 NTSC-U are flawless

But PAL-land I discovered they're all localized+translated into many languages! (except poor Japan I guess 1 alone was hardcore enough) So I found reason to re-play the trilogy again because Spanish

They all need PAL4U, hz force from UniROM chokes boots nothing ={ Only SF1 is bearable because has native screen positioning whilst the latter two do not (no codes neither checked GH tried PAL-E ones anyway no dice)

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Post by mistamontiel » Yesterday, 5:28 am

Overblood 1 SLUS-00464 sounds cut off (an hour in this stinker already I'm finishing this today+tomorrow anywho xP)

Voice recorder to save sometimes glitches screen although still works

EDIT: This is my laser being fucking weak :oops:

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