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by Greg2600
February 12th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

zePeido wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Does anyone know what are the remaining bugs in USB-GDROM?
I don't believe there are any. Remember he is literally using the chipset pulled from OEM GD drives, so it's as close as you can get. Also one of the reasons his device is so expensive.
by Greg2600
February 11th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

The end of the USB GD-ROM appears in sight. MNEMO just updated his page that what appears to be the drive cable headers he uses are no longer in production so he can only make 85 more of them. Obviously this seems totally bizarre but par the course, and yet another reason the DCIO is truly needed! ...
by Greg2600
February 11th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

The end of the USB GD-ROM appears in sight. MNEMO just updated his page that what appears to be the drive cable headers he uses are no longer in production so he can only make 85 more of them. Obviously this seems totally bizarre but par the course, and yet another reason the DCIO is truly needed! F...
by Greg2600
February 10th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

USB GD-ROM and GDEMU are basically stagnant devices. They're still being made, but there's next to no improvement on either. There can't be, though. They are supposed to offer 100% compatibility and their hardware design doesn't allow for any fancy menus. The creators consider them finalized. Well ...
by Greg2600
February 10th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

We'll announce all the details of DCIO when we are close to showing the prototype to the public. Ideally we are designing it so you can use the original GD-ROM + DCIO (exactly like how PSIO can use the CD-ROM drive too) and the Menu System for it will be highly polished with a beautiful design taki...
by Greg2600
January 22nd, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

Matt wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 1:19 pm
We're starting development again on DCIO. It will be a very high quality and much cheaper product that is easily available :)
Good to hear! I would also consider offering 3D-printed options to secure/house the board in the DC, and one that replaces the drive space under the lid.
by Greg2600
January 15th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

The expansion port is almost certainly not going to work. The Dreamcast G2 bus that the expansion port is attached to is specifically designed not to be able to read or write to the bus the GD-ROM is on, nor does it have DMA access to the memory mapped to the game execution. Well, that's lousy to h...
by Greg2600
October 15th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

The Dreamcast serial port is extremely slow. I remember back in the DC scene days it would take hours to rip one GD rom via the serial port. If you’re talking about the expansion port the modem plugs into, that would definitely be fast enough. Not sure how it would work though. Correct, I was sugge...
by Greg2600
August 29th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

With DC, you actually need something that plugs to where GD-ROM normally is. Other solutions will suck in regards to speed and compatibility. Well, I'm not sure if anyone has actually tried the expansion slot interface, but I feel like it would work. Most of those optical-media based systems offere...
by Greg2600
August 26th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

PS1 had so many board revisions, doing a drive replacement could be messy. As for the Dreamcast, as with any system, you have to consider the bandwidth (transfer rate) for each interface. The serial port on the back is 2mbps ~ 0.25 MB/s, which as we saw with the SD Card Adapters, does work, but it's...
by Greg2600
August 7th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Content / Off Topic
Topic: Mega CD
Replies: 152
Views: 133391

Re: Mega CD

No it's only emulating the cartridge mappers. The FPGA emulates the CD's 68000 chip in hardware. Also emulates the Master System FM core.
by Greg2600
July 31st, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Content / Off Topic
Topic: Mega CD
Replies: 152
Views: 133391

Re: Mega CD

Virtua Racing (Genesis) now runs, so they have 100% compatibility on 16-bit games. 32X CD games will eventually be possibly once they produce a slot adapter to be able to plug the cartridge into the expansion slot on the side. I'm an OEM original hardware guy through and through, but I draw the line...
by Greg2600
July 10th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Content / Off Topic
Topic: Mega CD
Replies: 152
Views: 133391

Re: Mega CD

They have a ton of R&D into this product, so it's going to be priced accordingly. Plus it will be a full retail product with professional box and whatnot. They're also I believe licensing a X68000 FPGA core to mimic the original CD CPU, not sure how cheap that is. As for the Ever Drive, Krikzz has s...
by Greg2600
July 7th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

Well, both USBGDROM and GDEMU are difficult to procure, and both use FAT32 so memory card size is hampered.
by Greg2600
January 30th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compatibility with 1001 unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Compatibility with 1001 unit?

I actually went with the SCPH-7501 a few years ago, because it was the smallest MB revision that still had the parallel port. Made it much cheaper (literally HALF the size of older ones) to ship to Australia for the switchboard installation!
by Greg2600
January 6th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Content / Off Topic
Topic: Mega CD
Replies: 152
Views: 133391

Re: Mega CD

Nope. Never received a Mega CD so prototype work on it never started. D'OH! Wish I had one to send, but I do not. One issue you may have though is that the CD had tons of hardware revisions internally that people don't realize. I'm afraid the only sensible method would be something ilke the SSD3 fr...
by Greg2600
January 6th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Tool] PS-IO toolset - a tool that merges bins and copies CU2/image files
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: [Tool] PS-IO toolset - a tool that merges bins and copies CU2/image files

Hmmm, very handy toolset it sounds like. Anyone willing to make a how-to video on YouTube for the dolts like me? :)
by Greg2600
January 6th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 27270

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

GDEMU (and RHEA/PHOEBE) production remain absurdly slow/low. Deunen's work was bootlegged in China specifically because he has refused any sort of 3rd party mass production, which still boggles the mind. The 3rd party menu was designed and is okay, but the originator I heard has gone AWOL. Frankly, ...
by Greg2600
January 6th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Help and Support
Topic: PSIO Stone Age Gamer Firmware
Replies: 14
Views: 7306

Re: PSIO Stone Age Gamer Firmware

You can add AtGames (yes them) to the mix for those requiring authentication for downloading.
by Greg2600
July 25th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's talk about the PocketStation
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Re: Let's talk about the PocketStation

So until there's a direct Memory Manager, I found this old Pocketstation Transfer Tool, and it works perfectly. It was created back then to be burned to CD. Follow it's directions on how to load PocketStation files and whatnot, but you just copy the zip contents to the SD card, and PSIO will run it ...