Gameshark v2.1 for homebrew

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Gameshark v2.1 for homebrew

Post by stvincent » January 24th, 2015, 5:13 am

I found a GS 2.1 at a local pawn shop, but not sure if I can use it for anything.

Can GS 2.1 be used to upload homebrew without the CommsLink ISA card? If not, then what is the issue? Is it a software issue - or truly a hardware problem?

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Re: Gameshark v2.1 for homebrew

Post by Shadow » January 24th, 2015, 5:55 pm

GameShark requires a commslink such as the DATEL based ISA one, or a FreeWing (homebrew hardware).
It's easier to just use an Xplorer.
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Re: Gameshark v2.1 for homebrew

Post by stvincent » May 9th, 2015, 11:55 am

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So I finally got Xplorer, looks like a V1? And its a PAL, so I get a nice B&W video with static audio noise when its activated :clap

So anyhow, is Xplorer supposed to boot backups?

And also, any regular DB25 Male-Female cable will work to connect it to the PC ?
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Re: Gameshark v2.1 for homebrew

Post by Gradius » May 10th, 2015, 5:49 am

With GameShark PRO I always used just a regular Parallel port.

Works fine.

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Re: Gameshark v2.1 for homebrew

Post by Greg » May 10th, 2015, 6:01 am

Gradius wrote:With GameShark PRO I always used just a regular Parallel port.

Works fine.
Yes, but only the GameShark PRO use Parallel port, the regular GameShark use the CommLink interface from Datel.
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1 x Pro Action Replay with "Dual Rom Mod", ROM 1: Caetla, ROM 2: UNIROM
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Re: Gameshark v2.1 for homebrew

Post by Gradius » May 10th, 2015, 1:08 pm

Oh right!

I have forgot that... so many years passed (18y), easy to forget.

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