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by answerawake
November 28th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pound Technology PSX\PS2 HDMI adapter review + Teardown
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Pound Technology PSX\PS2 HDMI adapter review + Teardown

In short: The image is rock solid. It looks like what I assume to be a clean RGB image, no running lines, no color distortion, just perfect. My games have never looked so clear! Its like a whole new console. MetalJesusRock did a full review but I can confirm that it is a great Plug and Play solution...
by answerawake
April 19th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Content / Off Topic
Topic: Turbo/PCE CD?
Replies: 9
Views: 4342

Re: Turbo/PCE CD?

Matt wrote:
April 4th, 2017, 7:30 pm
Yeah. Ideally the Dreamcast and then the Saturn.
I'm not sure what will be after. Possibly the SEGA Mega CD.
Hasn't there been a recent complete reverse engineering of Saturn? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOyfZex7B3E
by answerawake
April 19th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 15182

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

Yes DCIO will replace the GD-ROM drive entirely since it's loud and slow. Ahh but that clunkly drive has charm! So many memories hearing the "CHHHHHH" sounds of the lens moving on its rail. :P DCIO will use it's own system which we are programming in-house, but we may also support the use of DreamS...
by answerawake
October 26th, 2016, 7:29 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Switch Board Kit in stock but can't go through checkout
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Re: Switch Board Kit in stock but can't go through checkout

I concur, Keep going Shadow and cybdyn we are all cheering for your success! :D
by answerawake
September 11th, 2016, 6:13 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: PU-18 Switch board install help
Replies: 11
Views: 3237

Re: PU-18 Switch board install help

That's the flux from the factory when the board was first soldered. It goes yellow and brittle like that because it's ~24 years old now. It's harmless to the solder joints, but it's a mess when re-heated with a soldering iron. Hexane cleans it off really well, but hexane is expensive and difficult ...
by answerawake
September 9th, 2016, 12:54 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: PU-18 Switch board install help
Replies: 11
Views: 3237

Re: PU-18 Switch board install help

Hi guys, Installed the switchboard, copied Menu.Sys to the root of the SD card (formatted FAT32). PSX can still boot and play cd games fine, but without a disc and the PSIO inserted, it just sits on the Sony screen and that's it. I'm wondering if my soldering is correct - my pins 65 and 31 seem dif...
by answerawake
September 9th, 2016, 12:46 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

Re: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card

Shadow wrote:Ah, glad that's sorted itself out now :)
I think people have said Spyro has funny audio. We'll look into it shortly.

Cool, thanks for all your help everyone!

:)
by answerawake
September 7th, 2016, 2:43 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

Re: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card

It sounds like a bad parallel port connection. Try plugging in PSIO in and out several times to help clean the connections. Also, I would try formatting your SD Card (as a full, non-quick format) and then copying only Spyro 2 and the MENU.SYS file and seeing if the problem persists in Spyro. Then, ...
by answerawake
September 4th, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

Re: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card

If the PSX doesn't work without PSIO plugged in, it'd be a Switch Board install issue. Nothing is wrong with PSIO. I test them well before shipment. CPU CS (pin 95) which goes to CE on the Switch Board looks bad. CD MECH INT (pin 117) which goes to XI on the Switch Board looks bad. Ok Shadow, So I ...
by answerawake
September 2nd, 2016, 6:10 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

Re: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card

If the PSX doesn't work without PSIO plugged in, it'd be a Switch Board install issue. Nothing is wrong with PSIO. I test them well before shipment. CPU CS (pin 95) which goes to CE on the Switch Board looks bad. CD MECH INT (pin 117) which goes to XI on the Switch Board looks bad. Ok I will re-do ...
by answerawake
September 2nd, 2016, 5:42 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

Re: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card

There's a few things you can do to try and trouble shoot. Try cleaning your I/O port for starters. Next up, double check your connections and apply some solder if needed, re-flowing them if anything. Finally, all of the connections that the I/O port is connected to the mainboard via factory solder-...
by answerawake
September 2nd, 2016, 5:38 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

Re: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card

Did you do anything to help repair the issue? Or did you replace the PSX?

I am thinking of maybe spraying DeOXit in the parallel port. I want to inspect the PSIO to make sure the soldering is done correctly but there is a warranty sticker :|
by answerawake
September 2nd, 2016, 5:14 pm
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

Weird boot failure when I add new titles to SD Card

Last week I installed PSIO switch board and loaded games onto an SD card. Worked perfectly but then after ejecting the card and adding more games when I boot the PSX, I got the following errors on boot. http://imgur.com/a/zp6uL This was very strange. I used an official Samsung card. I switched to a ...
by answerawake
December 3rd, 2013, 8:08 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: PSIO V1.1 Final Fantasy 7 Timing issues
Replies: 3
Views: 5485

Re: PSIO V1.1 Final Fantasy 7 Timing issues

Thank you for the clarification cybdyn! Hope you are doing well! Yea I assumed that this is probably something you guys have noticed. Still I guess it does not hurt to double check in your labs before you decide to ship. There are not too many games that rely on precise CD timing. This game just hap...
by answerawake
December 3rd, 2013, 5:04 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: PSIO V1.1 Final Fantasy 7 Timing issues
Replies: 3
Views: 5485

PSIO V1.1 Final Fantasy 7 Timing issues

Hi I just saw Shane McRetro's amazing collections of videos and I immediately jumped into a game I know all too well: Final Fantasy 7. Immediately I saw an issue. It appears the audio is lagging severely behind the video(enough to be a problem for this game). I don't know if this is because it is PS...
by answerawake
November 2nd, 2013, 4:42 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: preparing for psio
Replies: 81
Views: 55395

Re: preparing for psio

What are you going to do with 6 PSX systems?
by answerawake
May 21st, 2013, 4:18 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: psio and "read speed"
Replies: 12
Views: 8295

Re: psio and "read speed"

Yes!! This is a very good idea.
by answerawake
May 18th, 2013, 2:24 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: psio and "read speed"
Replies: 12
Views: 8295

Re: psio and "read speed"

Yes I don't think it is a big issue really. I think very few games like Final Fantasy 7(Maybe 8 & 9 as well) rely on precise disc timing. Can anyone else chime in to confirm or disprove this disc timing theory?
by answerawake
May 17th, 2013, 1:34 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: psio and "read speed"
Replies: 12
Views: 8295

Re: psio and "read speed"

Wait a second...will you be able to simulate the 1x\2x speed of the CD Drive? I ask this because I seem to recall reading that games like FInal Fantasy 7 rely on the timing of the disc drive to start the music during a battle sequence. This is why on some emulators when a random battle event occurs ...