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by Streetwalker
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hyperdrive
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Hyperdrive

Every year is a good year. :P Thanks for your support, I appreciate it.
by Streetwalker
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 54
Views: 24828

Re: Viper GC

>but probably possible to make your own app with the SDK?
Yes, but I don't have a Viper so I can't really help you with that.
I'm not sure why it fails randomly either.
by Streetwalker
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 109
Views: 14609

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Yeah, that was the case for the WASP because it didn't support audio streaming. It shouldn't be an issue with this one.
by Streetwalker
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 109
Views: 14609

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

One thing people liked to do with the wasp is gutting the original drive, gluing the plastic shell to the top shell and installing the SD slot in the laser slot. I think SD extenders should be enough to enable this setup.
by Streetwalker
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 54
Views: 24828

Re: Viper GC

It's probably possible as long as you have the flashing cable, using cobra manager.
by Streetwalker
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 109
Views: 14609

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Mega just harvests the connectors from broken consoles.
by Streetwalker
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hyperdrive
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Hyperdrive

I could get away with a very cheap FPGA indeed. I'm currently using a spartan 6, but I'm not sure if it's worth downgrading to something like a lattice, considering how cheap they can be from china. I'm personally fine with a 32GB SD card, I can store any extra games on my PC and rotate them as need...
by Streetwalker
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hyperdrive
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Hyperdrive

Yeah right now it's an ftdi pushing the data over SPI. It's a little faster than the real DVD drive (constant speed, almost 3MB/s), but I'm planning to use a microcontroller to handle SD access. It could also do USB drives like the wode (the chip in question supports high speed USB), but it's too mu...
by Streetwalker
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hyperdrive
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Hyperdrive

With meneerbeer nearing completion of his, I guess it's time for me to put this out there for the curious. It's currently far from being as polished, but I'll get there eventually. I got it booting games over a year ago, and it's kind of been on hold ever since. Currently waiting on various pieces o...
by Streetwalker
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Mod chips available in 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

It's not just about soldering, the CPLD has to be programmed and a bit of software needs to be written. And then it needs to be documented.
by Streetwalker
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 109
Views: 14609

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

The Q uses a small board similar to the megadrive v3, with an FFC that goes to the drive. The best way to support it would be to have an extra set of FFC connectors to connect to it + pass through to the DVD drive.
by Streetwalker
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Mod chips available in 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

There is one open source design but it's not friendly for end-users and I disapprove of the design so I won't link it here. I am interested in providing an option in the future, but I haven't really started working on a friendly solution yet.
by Streetwalker
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Mod chips available in 2018?
Replies: 12
Views: 1064

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

It's not feasible with arduino, but it can be done with really cheap hardware.
For your viper, just install iplboot on it and you're set.
by Streetwalker
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 109
Views: 14609

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Keeping the DVD drive isn't very useful since you have audio streaming support. That was the number one reason for wanting to keep both with Wii ODEs. Some people might want to rip their own games, but you can hotswap the drive for that if you really want to. If you want to support the Wii without a...
by Streetwalker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Fixing/Modding Gamecube
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Fixing/Modding Gamecube

If you take the DVD drive out and use a wasp or similar, you will have enough room to fit whatever in there with minimal case modding. Surely you can run the heater off the 12V from the power brick.
by Streetwalker
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 109
Views: 14609

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

My guess is your fpga is too slow to boot, so the GameCube behaves just like the real drive with the lid open. This is also a problem with some wasps and some SD cards.
by Streetwalker
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 109
Views: 14609

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Nice job. :) You might want to find a solution for the lack of autoboot. I believe a pull down resistor in DICOVER should help.
by Streetwalker
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: PAL vs NTSC motherboard
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: PAL vs NTSC motherboard

The video encoder should read AVE-N-DOL or AVE-P-DOL for NTSC and PAL respectively. There are other visual cues that I don't remember, but this is a sure fire way to know.
by Streetwalker
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: GameCube
Topic: the most recomended way to shrink games?
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: the most recomended way to shrink games?

As far as I know, they should work as long as the tracks are aligned properly on the disc.
by Streetwalker
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: XenoGC Can't read backups.
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: XenoGC Can't read backups.

Don't bother too much with burning DVDs. As long as you can load Swiss, you can use an SD adapter and boot your games from there. Much less effort.
by Streetwalker
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Mod Questions ( fan n thermal paste/pad )
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Mod Questions ( fan n thermal paste/pad )

Thermal paste is meant to be used when the heatsink's cold surface is pressure-mounted directly on top of the IC. Any other case requires a thermal pad or thermal glue (only if that is also the mounting method) instead.
by Streetwalker
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Mod Questions ( fan n thermal paste/pad )
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Mod Questions ( fan n thermal paste/pad )

Don't use thermal paste in the gamecube, the gap between the chips and the heatsink is way too big. You need thermal pads, 1.5 to 2mm thick if I recall correctly.
by Streetwalker
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: the most recomended way to shrink games?
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: the most recomended way to shrink games?

I guess the best thing you could do is try for yourself and see what works well with each game. I've never actually tried to scrub games myself so I don't really know.
by Streetwalker
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: the most recomended way to shrink games?
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: the most recomended way to shrink games?

For archival you should definitely not be scrubbing those games. I hope you have full copies on a few other hard drives.
by Streetwalker
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: GameCube
Topic: the most recomended way to shrink games?
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: the most recomended way to shrink games?

That sounds like an awful lot of effort for so little benefit, and it really should be handled by the shrinking tool.