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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 19th, 2018, 10:12 am
by zredgemz
I got to install the update today and i played around with it for a little bit. I like the opening video.

Can't wait for the memory card feature. Things seem smoother too.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 19th, 2018, 10:57 am
by eric90000
There's a memory card feature coming?! Writing save files to the SD card instead of the memory card?

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 19th, 2018, 1:10 pm
by Matt
eric90000 wrote:
February 19th, 2018, 10:57 am
There's a memory card feature coming?! Writing save files to the SD card instead of the memory card?
Maybe :roll:

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 20th, 2018, 4:47 am
by Relikk
Just curious, I haven't tested all the settings etc., but is anyone else having problems with games not working since the update? My WipeOut XL freezes on the race load screen like it used to, except it freezes earlier now.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 20th, 2018, 6:03 am
by fille1976
Seems like Relikks problem is also here,freezed also.
Gona try other with other XA/CDDA mode.
Tryed all 3modes,same result.
Its a redump ntsc dump.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 20th, 2018, 1:49 pm
by Matt
We'll take another look at Wipeout and the other game issues later. At the moment, I'm working flat out on this Fastboot issue. I've managed to finally find the reason why 'Disruptor' and 'Lifeforce TENKA' freezes. Something strange happening in the VSync routines which is handled though the controller logic (Sony's design, not ours). I've disabled it for now which is okay since we don't need VSync for rending a single frame (the PSIO logo) :)

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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 21st, 2018, 2:15 am
by zredgemz
Awesome.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 21st, 2018, 6:29 am
by Matt
Relikk wrote:
February 20th, 2018, 4:47 am
Just curious, I haven't tested all the settings etc., but is anyone else having problems with games not working since the update? My WipeOut XL freezes on the race load screen like it used to, except it freezes earlier now.
Looks like it freezes on the loading screen at "0.17%" no matter what XA/CDDA mode is selected. We'll look into this again, but I remember Wipeout was always a painfully hard game to get working (Psygnosis programmers used to touch the K1 register a lot which was very naughty of them, and they would also do very tricky low-level logic things with the hardware itself, so if PSIO doesn't replicate these in the CD-ROM logic we wrote, then the games they made have issues).

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 21st, 2018, 12:58 pm
by Matt
Okay! "SaGa Frontier" now works with Menu System V2.5.1. I'll get this new update released shortly :)

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 21st, 2018, 2:27 pm
by zredgemz
That's a big one.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 21st, 2018, 8:43 pm
by MeteK
Adidas Power Soccer PAL is still freezing at the first loading screen...

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 22nd, 2018, 2:12 am
by Matt
MeteK wrote:
February 21st, 2018, 8:43 pm
Adidas Power Soccer PAL is still freezing at the first loading screen...
Confirmed. It's a Psygnosis game, so it's doing something naughty with the hardware. Probably the same issue why Wipeout doesn't work. Do you remember if this ever used to work on previous firmwares?

Also, can you submit it here please so we can import it into JIRA easily :)

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 12:41 am
by MeteK
No it never worked :(

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 2:49 am
by Relikk
So yeah, Psygnosis... Colony Wars is giving me trouble now too. Black screening when I load the second disc after loading my game from the memory card.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 4:38 am
by Matt
Hmm. It's hard to fix those issues because we need the Memory Card save so we can try it ourselves. I'll try to get the 'Memory Card Manager' finished off so we can give customers the ability to at least copy their saved data and send it to us.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 9:44 am
by zredgemz
Matt wrote:
February 23rd, 2018, 4:38 am
Hmm. It's hard to fix those issues because we need the Memory Card save so we can try it ourselves. I'll try to get the 'Memory Card Manager' finished off so we can give customers the ability to at least copy their saved data and send it to us.
That will make testing alot easier when it comes to certain issues.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 1:48 pm
by MateriaMind
I agree with the memory card manager making things easier to test and forward saves etc. These "New 'n' Tasty" ;) features are getting better and better!!!

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: March 1st, 2018, 9:08 am
by Matt
Adidas Power Soccer [PAL] seems to now be working on the latest ARM (V2.5.1), Menu System (V2.6.0) and FPGA (STY1 25/2/2018) firmwares. I will try to get these firmwares released today.

Wipeout XL [NTSC] or Wipeout 2096 [PAL] is still freezing however, so we'll need to take a look into them closer.

Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: March 1st, 2018, 11:28 am
by Matt
New ARM Firmware:

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         PSIO ARM Firmware - Version 2.5, Build 1.
  Copyright 2010-2018 Cybdyn Systems. All Rights Reserved.

                      http://ps-io.com/
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  2.5.1
	- Timing Improvements.
	- "Driver 2" and "Crusaders of Might and Magic" fixed.
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New FPGA Firmware:

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______________________________________________________________
            PSIO FPGA Firmware - STY1 25/2/2018.
  Copyright 2010-2018 Cybdyn Systems. All Rights Reserved.

                      http://ps-io.com/
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  [STY1] 25/2/2018
	- TTY buffering added.
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New Menu System:

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   PSIO Menu System - Version 2.6, Build 0 (01/MARCH/2018)
  Copyright 2010-2018 Cybdyn Systems. All Rights Reserved.

                      http://ps-io.com/
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  ======================================
  |~[Recent Changes from 2.5.0->2.6.0]~|
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   - [Bug Fix] "SaGa Frontier" now works.
   - [Bug Fix] New Fastboot logic (V2.0). This fixes "Disruptor" and "Lifeforce TENKA", as well as some users reporting Fastboot hanging on the PSIO logo.
   - [Feature] Changing the username is now enabled in the options menu.
   - [Improvement] Incorrect text in the [System Information] dialog window (whilst in PAL mode) has been fixed.
   - [Improvement] The 'System Loader' version numbering has been fixed. It is now '1.0' instead of the previously incorrect '3.6' version.
		   The text has also been replaced to say "No Menu System" instead of "No SD Card Detected".
   - [Improvement] Whilst in USB mode, the 'Search' button does not show a popup error message. Instead, it is now blanked out.
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Re: Official PSIO News and Development Thread

Posted: March 2nd, 2018, 12:59 am
by keropi
I've been away for some time, nice work on the updates! any of these move the XA decoding to the ARM in order to improve quality?