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[2019-08-13 15:49:16] <ppan> hm
[2019-08-13 03:08:17] <TheAwesom> into a .ISO
[2019-08-13 03:08:12] <TheAwesom> anyone help with compiling a c game in psy-q
[2019-08-13 03:02:16] <TheAwesom> aw crap my name's cutoff
[2019-08-13 03:02:07] <TheAwesom> hi
[2019-08-10 07:21:14] <ppan> er
[2019-08-09 07:22:11] <celophi> hello, does anyone have the dates when psy-q sdk versions were released?
[2019-08-08 23:44:13] <Ligmark> Anyone alive here?
[2019-08-08 08:31:59] <LoJo> Thanks!
[2019-08-08 08:30:57] <ppan>
[2019-08-08 08:30:40] <LoJo> Is there one?
[2019-08-08 08:29:54] <LoJo> Yeah. I never read anywhere on the forums that there was a discord server!
[2019-08-08 08:29:02] <ppan> they may have more people there that are active
[2019-08-08 08:28:42] <ppan> do u go to discord?
[2019-08-08 08:27:57] <LoJo> I understand. I'm just an 18 year old kid.
[2019-08-08 08:27:05] <ppan> its business hours, ppl work.
[2019-08-08 08:26:09] <LoJo> Are you still there?
[2019-08-08 08:25:10] <LoJo> I'm so confused!
[2019-08-08 08:25:00] <LoJo> In the forums it is the "no$cash BIOS" that must be cloned. Is that just the burned EXPAN.EXE file?
[2019-08-08 08:20:13] <LoJo> Then you create the currently loaded expansion rom installer: "EXPAND.EXE"
[2019-08-08 08:19:33] <LoJo> You load the 95kb ROM into the emulator's virtual cdrom and that automatically allocates 20000 bytes to it.
[2019-08-08 08:18:06] <LoJo> The first file you create in the No$psx emulator is called PSX-EXP.ROM and it is 95 kb.
[2019-08-08 08:17:08] <LoJo> no... 138kb! My mistake...
[2019-08-08 08:16:37] <krom> ah o.k
[2019-08-08 08:16:23] <LoJo> Well, the ROM before it is converted to a flashable iso is a 95kb file called EXPAND.EXE...
[2019-08-08 08:15:51] <ppan> just use CloneCD
[2019-08-08 08:15:23] <krom> yep kinda, do you know howto open a command prompt & navigate to the directory with the rom!
[2019-08-08 08:14:50] <LoJo> Oh yeah... like "mount c C:\"?
[2019-08-08 08:14:23] <krom> in windows
[2019-08-08 08:14:18] <krom> you know dos type commands!
[2019-08-08 08:13:57] <krom> command line
[2019-08-08 08:13:56] <LoJo> Imgburn?
[2019-08-08 08:13:51] <LoJo> Which program is this?
[2019-08-08 08:13:48] <krom> do you know howto use windows command prompt?
[2019-08-08 08:13:27] <krom> well make sure it is exactly 262144 bytes in length, then use "copy /b rom.bin+rom.bin rom512.bin" then the rom512.bin file should be 524288 bytes
[2019-08-08 08:11:32] <LoJo> Okay then. I'll try it. How do I double the size of the No$ file to work on a 512kb chip?
[2019-08-08 08:10:44] <krom> I've pretty much told you everything I know on this subject, apart from hex editing part!
[2019-08-08 08:09:49] <krom> heh best research on the interenet people who have done exactly what you are trying todo, if any =D
[2019-08-08 08:09:16] <LoJo> ...I think...
[2019-08-08 08:08:46] <LoJo> But you know what I'm talking about? THe EXPAND.EXE file? Before it is flashed or "installed" to the XFX it is 95kb. Once flashed, it is 256kb in weight.
[2019-08-08 08:08:13] <krom> then prepare the sofware to be written to your device, which has been tested etc.
[2019-08-08 08:07:49] <krom> these CD's do a check, & see what expansion HW you have & what ROM chip size it has
[2019-08-08 08:07:08] <krom> but if you get a bootable CD it will sort out that prob on the fly
[2019-08-08 08:06:52] <krom> hmm I have no idea, it does sound right to make a 512kb rom to me...
[2019-08-08 08:05:42] <LoJo> Firstly, I want to know if I am supposed to do this on double-banked 256kb chips or one 512kb chip... Will the results be different even though both scenarios add up to 512kb anyway??
[2019-08-08 08:05:37] <krom> in the command prompt you can just navigate to the directory with the 2 file & say "copy /b file1.bin+file2.bin" to copy/concat the files
[2019-08-08 08:04:41] <ppan> CloneCD + ccd/sub/img
[2019-08-08 08:04:29] <krom> *copy 2 binary files together
[2019-08-08 08:04:13] <krom> yep I do, but what are you trying todo, if you just want to concat to binary 256kb files together, there are easier ways than using a hex editor...
[2019-08-08 08:03:22] <LoJo> Do you no how to use a hex editor? cuz I sure don't.
[2019-08-08 08:02:50] <krom> ah o.k, maybe explore that way of doing it, as it is idiot proof
[2019-08-08 08:02:17] <LoJo> You can actually boot burned CD-Rs through the XFX menu!
[2019-08-08 08:01:40] <krom> can you boot a RW CD, using any techniques?
[2019-08-08 08:01:20] <krom> well the only time I've tried flashing a expansion cart, I used my hard moded PS1, & a bootable disc that had various flash files & expansion compatibility, making it really easy
[2019-08-08 08:00:39] <LoJo> Sorry about that.
[2019-08-08 08:00:21] <krom> yep I follow
[2019-08-08 08:00:07] <LoJo> Have you been following our conversation?
[2019-08-08 07:59:48] <ppan> hm
[2019-08-08 07:58:08] <LoJo> Hello?
[2019-08-08 07:55:52] <LoJo> You follow me?
[2019-08-08 07:54:25] <LoJo> The XFX always has 512kb, either two 256kb chips, or one 512kb chip.
[2019-08-08 07:53:31] <LoJo> I'm just preparing for any potential scenario so I won't brick my cart.
[2019-08-08 07:53:01] <LoJo> My XFX hasn't arrived yet.
[2019-08-08 07:52:36] <LoJo> --through a hex editor.
[2019-08-08 07:52:24] <LoJo> I read on the forums that you have to "clone" the BIOS in the No$ file to double the size or something for it to work on a 512kb XPLODER FX cart.
[2019-08-08 07:51:25] <krom> how many KB does your Xpolder FX have?
[2019-08-08 07:51:09] <LoJo> Awesome! But here's the problem...
[2019-08-08 07:50:50] <krom> o.k, well I know Martin Korth the no$psx author, so his stuff is def good, also his ROM I heard runs some stuff faster too!
[2019-08-08 07:50:38] <LoJo> Unirom standalone is less than 128kb, while the No$ ROM is around 256 kb.
[2019-08-08 07:50:01] <LoJo> But then I read somewhere of another PSXdev member having better compatability flashing the No$psx kernel clone instead.
[2019-08-08 07:49:05] <LoJo> At first I wanted to flash Unirom to it...
[2019-08-08 07:48:57] <krom> o.k, yep I have heard of that one
[2019-08-08 07:48:36] <LoJo> Ok, I've an expansion cart arriving in the mail soon for the ps1's parallel port: an Xpolder FX!...
[2019-08-08 07:48:05] <krom> yep tell me your situation =D
[2019-08-08 07:47:57] <LoJo> May I describe it to you?
[2019-08-08 07:47:37] <krom> well I am more of a software guy, rather than HW, but I'll do my best to try to help, if I can
[2019-08-08 07:46:48] <LoJo> My situation is specific, however. I was wondering if you could help me.
[2019-08-08 07:46:22] <krom> nice, yep a cool way todo it
[2019-08-08 07:46:11] <LoJo> flashing Unirom or No$PSX to an expansion ROM cart.
[2019-08-08 07:46:02] <krom> ah nice!
[2019-08-08 07:45:22] <LoJo> I joined the forum because I want to properly softmod my ps1...
[2019-08-08 07:44:47] <LoJo> However...
[2019-08-08 07:44:22] <LoJo> Plus I don't know how to type.
[2019-08-08 07:44:03] <krom> oh coding can be easy once you start getting into it!
[2019-08-08 07:43:41] <LoJo> Sorta. I don't know anything about coding unfortuantely.
[2019-08-08 07:43:30] <krom> yep lots of bots & quiet people about atm!
[2019-08-08 07:43:05] <krom> LoJo: are you interested in PS1 development?
[2019-08-08 07:42:53] <LoJo> I swear to God there is nobody expect me logged into the forums right now. The others are either guests or bots.
[2019-08-08 07:42:26] <krom> yep!
[2019-08-08 07:42:17] <LoJo> A human being!
[2019-08-08 07:36:56] <krom> hi =D
[2019-08-08 07:35:50] <LoJo> Hello out there!
[2019-08-07 03:10:31] <ppan> hey chek
[2019-08-07 00:10:40] <chek> ok good luck
[2019-08-07 00:10:28] <LoJo> Oh well. Thanks for helping me out!
[2019-08-07 00:09:56] <LoJo> Huh
[2019-08-07 00:08:53] <chek> actually I don't remember how I got here
[2019-08-07 00:08:53] <LoJo> !
[2019-08-07 00:08:48] <chek> not sure never used the forums either
[2019-08-07 00:08:41] <LoJo> Thanks! BTW, where is the best place on the forums to ask it?


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