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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by kikujade » January 25th, 2018, 7:44 am

Its like a work of art. Am I the only one who feels this way about electronics?
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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by Matt » January 25th, 2018, 1:07 pm

I guess you could say it is a work of art, but the hard part is it's not just grabbing paper and splashing on paint from the creative mind, but rather taking into the physics side of it. That being for example, where integrated circuits should be placed to help with heat dissipation but reduce noise and interference. Another is how long and wide traces should be and where decoupling capacitors should be placed. Another example is at the moment, I'm just checking the USB traces are length matched because they run at very high speeds and can cause serious problems if they are not :)

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by RedMagician » January 25th, 2018, 10:28 pm

Matt wrote:
January 24th, 2018, 7:58 pm
For the past week, we've been busy re-designing the PCB from scratch. This new board has a better layout which improves the heat dissipation, noise, signalling, cross-talk, trace capacitance (better signal rise and fall times), impedance and integrity. The old boards which are present in existing PSIO's are perfectly fine of course, so these are just mostly cosmetic for mass production to ensure even higher stability and reliability in extreme conditions (EG: better RF/interference handling).
Hi Matt, I like the new design of the PCB. It has a beautiful layout. I read your post of update in which the latest version of PSIO PCB still keep the old layout. Just curious, are you going to use the re-designed PCB for all the pre-orders? Or only for the pre-orders in 2018, such as "Round 5".

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Post by Matt » January 25th, 2018, 11:03 pm

All the pre-orders.

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by RedMagician » January 25th, 2018, 11:15 pm

Matt wrote:
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All the pre-orders.
Thank you for the reply! That's awesome! keep up the great work :clap

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by MacGyver » February 3rd, 2018, 9:40 pm

Any ETA for the announced firmware update?

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by Matt » February 4th, 2018, 5:30 pm

Just tweaking the System Loader a little before release :)

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by Matt » February 13th, 2018, 6:31 am

New Menu System available:

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______________________________________________________________
   PSIO Menu System - Version 2.5, Build 0 (12/FEBRUARY/2018)
  Copyright 2010-2018 Cybdyn Systems. All Rights Reserved.

                      http://ps-io.com/
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  =======================================
  |~[Recent Changes from 2.4.15->2.5.0]~|
  =======================================
   - [Bug Fix] An buffer-overflow issue in the CNF parser routines has been fixed.
   - [Bug Fix] An issue where directories after selection 255 would loop back to the first directory has been fixed.
   - [Bug Fix] An issue where "NAMCO Museum Volume 3" wouldn't boot has been fixed.
   - [Bug Fix] Vibration timing has been adjusted on some menu dialog windows.
   - [Bug Fix] During the firstboot procedure, the 'Underwater Theme' now has sound effects.
   - [Feature] The firstboot procedure now has a name input section.
   - [Feature] The Menu System now has a search function. Press [SQUARE] to bring up the keyboard to initiate the search.
   - [Feature] PSIO now has a built in boot manager called the 'System Loader'. The cartridge will boot into it when an issue happens on power on of the PlayStation console.
   - [Feature] The file 'FBOOT.BIN' is no longer required on the SD Card. It is now built into PSIO's Flash ROM. Delete it from your SD Card if prompted.
   - [Feature] Background/wallpaper images can now be applied. Read the 'Systems Manual' for more information.
   - [Feature] MULTI-DISC titles now have the ability to manually select what disc to boot.
   - [Improvement] All "DUAL-SHOCK" references renamed to "DUAL SHOCK" for legality of Sony's registered trademark.
   - [Improvement] 'Reboot the PlayStation?' popup menu dialog changed to 'Restart the PlayStation?'.
   - [Improvement] 'About PSIO' in the options menu changed to 'Legal Information'.
   - [Improvement] 'Reset to Default' in the options menu changed to 'Reset Options to Default'.
   - [Improvement] 'Restart' selection changed to 'Search'.
   - [Improvement] 'Restart' selection moved to the options menu as a seperate element (listed as "Restart the PlayStation").
   - [Improvement] The 'System Information' window now has two pages.
   - [Improvement] GPU speed optimisation.
   - [Improvement] Some loaders which stream data into memory have been adjusted to use dynamic memory instead of fixed pointers.
   - [Improvement] When resetting PSIO (by using [START + SELECT] on power on), the logo now displays.
   - [Improvement] Text scroller updated slightly.
   - [Improvement] Under the 'Screen Adjustment' stage of the setup procedure, the text scroller can now be sped up or frozen with the R1 and L1 buttons.
   - [Improvement] If more than 256 items exist in the root directory, PSIO will now say "Please Wait!" whilst the PlayStation is processing data.
   - [Improvement] When scrolling right on a filename that has been truncated by an elipsis, the scroll indicators now hide if the string has extended over the top of them.
   - [Improvement] Credits Video Updated.
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New ARM Firmware:

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         PSIO ARM Firmware - Version 2.5, Build 0.
  Copyright 2010-2018 Cybdyn Systems. All Rights Reserved.

                      http://ps-io.com/
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  2.5.0
	- Added SPI reading and writing support.
	- An SD Card detection bug was fixed.
	- A bug where USB mode was not working anymore has been fixed.
	- New SDXC support via the exFAT filesystem (32+ GB cards now work officially).
	- New 'System Loader' routines introduced.
	- CMD16 calls 'loc_update' ('Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2' and '3' fix).
	- INT1 now waits for a clear (timing adjustment fix).
	- Flag handling for CMD6/1B ('Kula world' fix).
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Following these new updates, a new Systems Manual will be released shortly, as well as a new Systems Console which adds LibCrypt patching. Thanks for your patience! Any issues, please let us know so we can address them immediately.

If you'd like to add a wallpaper to the Menu System use a 320x256 BMP file called "wallpaper.bmp" and place it in the root of the SD Card. There is then an option in the Menu System to toggle it on or off.

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by chrisvg » February 13th, 2018, 9:10 am

Just installed the new firmware and migrated over to an exFat formatted 256gb SDCard and it all looks to be working flawlessly so far. Will give it a solid bash over the next couple of days, but looking great so far!

Thanks for all of the hard work Matt and crew :)

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by Matt » February 13th, 2018, 9:12 am

Thanks! If you or anyone does indeed find anything, be sure to let us know so we can fix it up right away :)

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by MacGyver » February 13th, 2018, 9:49 am

Great the update arrived, thanks a lot! The update process worked fine.
Now I gonna buy a new 256 GB SD card. Any brands or/and card specs you'd recommend?
Or any brands or/and card specs I should avoid?

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by chrisvg » February 13th, 2018, 10:28 am

FWIW, I'm using a Samsung card here.
MacGyver wrote:
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Great the update arrived, thanks a lot! The update process worked fine.
Now I gonna buy a new 256 GB SD card. Any brands or/and card specs you'd recommend?
Or any brands or/and card specs I should avoid?

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by Matt » February 13th, 2018, 11:51 am

We recommend genuine SanDisk SD Cards. Avoid Lexar at the moment as we've had problems with the 256 GB version of it and are still trying to figure out why it isn't functioning correctly.

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by slymelanie » February 13th, 2018, 5:01 pm

Hi. What about the problem in game "Vampire Hunter D"? Maybe you forget?

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by Matt » February 13th, 2018, 7:11 pm

It still doesn't work on ARM V2.5.0?

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by eric90000 » February 13th, 2018, 9:04 pm

Brilliant work guys! All we need now is a wallpaper pack :D. Seems darker backgrounds work better with the menu text.

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by Matt » February 13th, 2018, 9:25 pm

Yeah, just run them in image processing software (Photoshop, Gimp, Paint.NET, etc) and darken your image up a little until it looks okay. It also helps if you add a blur to it :)

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by slymelanie » February 13th, 2018, 10:14 pm

My apologies, after the update there are no problems ) Can you add a quick jump from A to Z and from Z to A in game list?

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by shawn » February 14th, 2018, 1:42 am

Just installed the Menu and ARM firmware updates and it seemed to work fine. Updated the menu system settings and turned the device off. Once I turned the Playstation on again, I seem to be just stuck on the intro screen that says "PSIO" and won't boot into the menu.

Tried a different SD card and same results. Any suggestions?

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Post by Matt » February 14th, 2018, 2:25 am

slymelanie wrote:
February 13th, 2018, 10:14 pm
My apologies, after the update there are no problems ) Can you add a quick jump from A to Z and from Z to A in game list?
So "Vampire Hunter D" works on ARM V2.5.0?
This already exists. Whilst using a DUAL SHOCK controller, click L3 or R3 (the analog sticks) :)

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February 14th, 2018, 1:42 am
Just installed the Menu and ARM firmware updates and it seemed to work fine. Updated the menu system settings and turned the device off. Once I turned the Playstation on again, I seem to be just stuck on the intro screen that says "PSIO" and won't boot into the menu.

Tried a different SD card and same results. Any suggestions?
You're the second to have this problem now. Was fastboot enabled in the Menu System options?

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