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by meneerbeer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

The button will indeed be for disc swap. But eventually Swiss will hopefully be able to automatically swap the discs. One DIP switch can be used to limit the speed of the ODE. We suspected that some games may run into issues due to too fast reads. However, at this point we have not heard any complai...
by meneerbeer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Indeed, things should go smoother and smoother each round. For the first round, the fab actually forgot to solder on a component. Citrus had to solder this on by hand for ~500 boards. If he had ordered more boards, the manual labor would have been even more intense.
by meneerbeer
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Hey meneerbeer, Thanks for your fast response! Really appreciate your plan and willingness to take care of the european customers, i am sure there are also others like me. In that case, would you advice me to wait a while (1-2 months maybe) and eventually order from you? Since the current import ta...
by meneerbeer
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

I live in Europe and I will start selling them eventually (hopefully next batch). It takes some time to set this up, so that is why Citrus took care of the first round. The idea will be that people based in US order from Citrus and people in EU order from me. That way people from EU do not have to p...
by meneerbeer
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Thanks for all the input on DVD pass-through. I will keep it in mind for the future. Maybe there will be a limited run, for instance.

Right now the consideration was to add most important features that still allow for a relatively easy installation.
by meneerbeer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

You can run a dol file from the SD Card to update it. :)
by meneerbeer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

The main reasons for not including the feature to keep the existing disc drive are because it makes the product more expensive, longer development time, and installation is rather tricky. This feature would only be used by a relatively low amount of people. It is not really worth it. I would recomme...
by meneerbeer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Sorry for what is probably a very ignorant question, but I am new to this forum and this topic. What's the difference between this optical disc emulator and the SD2SP2 that was also just recently announced? I understand that both can be used to load backups and homebrew software, but what are the d...
by meneerbeer
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

It is a nice idea and I have considered it. However, the amount of interested people for this seems so low that it is probably not worth it for us. Sorry.
by meneerbeer
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Wii support has been dropped. The FFC connector pinout had to be made slightly different to allow for simple installation using the Flex PCB. It should still be possible though to swap the board with a Wiikey/Wasp Fusion on an existing installation. I would, however, recommend to just use the flex P...
by meneerbeer
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

I am beyond excited for this, especially as my drive has started to gradually die, so this is perfect timing! Daniel, are you able to confirm whether this works region free? If I wanted to play NTSC games on my PAL system would I need to region mod my GC as well? Happy either way but would be handy...
by meneerbeer
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

On the website it says there will be a video on how to solder it but will they also cover the advanced installation if you want to make it plug and play, since I'd like to have it plug and play (have lots of spare connectors left)? There is no stock currently from what I see, hopefully it will get ...
by meneerbeer
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Info has been posted on Dan's website: https://shop.dansprojects.com/gc-loader.html Most important new info: - Installation is done using a flex cable. The soldering is very easy. It is also possible to make it plug and play, but you will have to salvage an existing drive connector. - Audiostreaming...
by meneerbeer
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Oh wow, that's really great! I wonder what the story is. Is Meneerbeer overwhelmed and encumbered with life things and Dan swooshed in and saved the day or is it still Meneerbeer's thing and Dan is helping him out? Either way I'm glad he's getting the help. Good luck to both of you! I am still acti...
by meneerbeer
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

I have already added support for my ODE to my local Swiss repository. I am actually very happy with Swiss. This saved me tons of time and it has many more features than I will be implemented myself. So far I have only added the basic functionality, such that you will be able to boot games. I haven't...
by meneerbeer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Project is not dead, just challenging to combine with life. There should be an update eventually.
by meneerbeer
Wed May 15, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

The amount of available test boards is probably going to depend on cost per board and total cost. I have not looked into that yet.
by meneerbeer
Wed May 15, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Thanks for all the interest. The project is certainly still ongoing.

Most of the essential features have been implemented, such as firmware updates, and I only have a few things left to implement. Once that is done I am thinking of doing a small production run so some other people can help test.
by meneerbeer
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: megadrive disc adapter PBC
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Re: megadrive disc adapter PBC

There is this . I can highly recommend using the DVD QSB if you are only going to install a WASP/WIIKEY FUSION and you do not want to keep the DVD drive. I used it for this purpose and it was very simple to install. You just need to make sure you add sufficient solder to the through hole vias. Also ...
by meneerbeer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

It is very close to being ready (which means that for any sort of release it is still going to take at least a few months). The redesigned board that I ordered works, but it had a few minor mistakes. I have already ordered a new revision, so hopefully then everything is all good. The firmware still ...
by meneerbeer
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

I am currently busy with cleaning up the code. Then, I will implement some important missing features, such as firmware updates.

I am also investigating different options to release the drive emulator.
by meneerbeer
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Project is not dead! Just a bit busy with other things. Still working on the hopefully final hardware.
by meneerbeer
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

I do not have a date in mind. Unfortunately, right now my job is consuming most of my time for the next two weeks. I should hopefully have the new board ready within a couple of weeks. Once that is all good, I am thinking of doing a small beta run.
by meneerbeer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 295
Views: 107324

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Thanks for all the input. I am planning to do the following: 1. FFC connector to connect to the GameCube 2. FFC connector to support drive pass-through. I have not tested anything, so I am not sure if my board design will get it right first try. 3. Add a footprint of the DVD connector, so people can...
by meneerbeer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hyperdrive
Replies: 18
Views: 6129

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 m...