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by Undead Sega
Wed May 27, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Tmbinc's modchip ideal for swiss
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

Re: Tmbinc's modchip ideal for swiss

None of the modchips are still being produced or sold on a bigger scale afaik. Sometimes people find boxes of 10+ units and sell them on this or other forums NinjaMod is dead, same as the others. I might still have a sealed one, but it's not a good modchip anymore - in comparison. If there's a poin...
by Undead Sega
Tue May 26, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: NinjaMod
Replies: 3
Views: 10266

Re: NinjaMod

Hi guys, Sorry for bumping this thread up, I kinda have the feeling there is some salty feelings behind this. But it got me really intrigued, what is this tmbinc IPL replacement/mod chip? I tried searching around and there doesn't seem to be any documentation of it. Can someone possibly enlighten me...
by Undead Sega
Tue May 26, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Tmbinc's modchip ideal for swiss
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

Re: Tmbinc's modchip ideal for swiss

Hi guys, Sorry for bumping this thread up, but I was kinda thinking the same thing. Because the Qoob is no longer manufactured and pretty much out of circulation, can there still be a point to this? :D Also does anyone know about the status of the NinjaMod chip? Hope you're all staying safe and sou...
by Undead Sega
Tue May 26, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Tmbinc's modchip ideal for swiss
Replies: 12
Views: 3542

Re: Tmbinc's modchip ideal for swiss

Hi guys, Sorry for bumping this thread up, but I was kinda thinking the same thing. Because the Qoob is no longer manufactured and pretty much out of circulation, can there still be a point to this? :D Also does anyone know about the status of the NinjaMod chip? Hope you're all staying safe and soun...
by Undead Sega
Mon May 25, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Nintendo
Topic: UltraHDMI question
Replies: 8
Views: 9162

Re: UltraHDMI question

Hi guys, Sorry for bumping this thread up, but it was the closest to a UltraHDMI question that I would like to ask. The firmware is upgradeable and downloadable from its website. I was wondering, does anyone know if it is encrypted (thus decryption takes place within the board it sits on)? Or can on...
by Undead Sega
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

May I ask, why would it be slow? Is it to do with the IC, hence why you suggest a high speed 8051 IC? You need a µC that has enough IO ports, and can handle SPI communications in a sort of background thanks to an integrated peripheral, (mainly clock generator, serial and buffers, kinda USART), and ...
by Undead Sega
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

I said that it may be slow, if even it is feasible, to add external Flash to a Xeno GC, and if we manage to add SPI memory, it would be worth to go the extra mile to get SD support as well. For this kind of application, you have better start with high-speed 8051 core µC who will be able to handle t...
by Undead Sega
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

The 8051 is a very versatile µC, quite impressive for its time (second generation of intel's "single-chip Microcomputer", back at the beginning of the 80's), and to begin, it can run programs off its internal memory, off an external one, or from both, if you don't know how it is done on the design ...
by Undead Sega
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

While you suggest swapping the chip as a feasibility, can't the board be "cloned" or redesigned from scratch to accommodate SWISS? Besides, why does it have to be a Qoob mod chip, can't SWISS be but on any chip perhaps? You need to stop, this seems to be far beyond your understanding. Swiss can be ...
by Undead Sega
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

What part of this chip is the flash memory? It is quite obvious, you have three big chips on this board, a µC in the MCS-51 family, an Asic, and a Flash memory. And is that chip where the Qoob bios is contained? That depends on what you mean by Qoob bios. The way the "chip" behaves is dictated by t...
by Undead Sega
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

And is that chip where the Qoob bios is contained?
by Undead Sega
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

What part of this chip is the flash memory?

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by Undead Sega
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

I don't know if many (if one ever) chips have enough memory to put SWISS in its current version/release. Burning an update disc to flash each release may be quite useless if you can flash straight from an SD card as well. There again you'd better just launch SWISS off this very SD. Well couldn't re...
by Undead Sega
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

All the IPL mod chips they are mostly unavailable. Whenever mega is shipping Hyperboot that would be your best friend: https://www.badassconsoles.com/gamecube/ Well I so happen to have a IPL mod chip being the Qoob Pro, it took me a while to obtain one at a bit of a price too (however that's becaus...
by Undead Sega
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: IPLBoot on XenoGC
Replies: 3
Views: 3153

Re: IPLBoot on XenoGC

But a DIY build XenoGC with a bigger flash memory, would that work then??
by Undead Sega
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

No, current alternatives boot: - from a disc first then off the SD - from a chip to boot off the SD - from an optical drive replacement's SD This one got me thinking, especially the second point you've made. Are you saying that you can put Swiss on a modchip (i.e. boots straight to Swiss OS) and pl...
by Undead Sega
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

That's a shame I would've thought someone by now would've decrypted it and make modifications (probably to have stuff that Swiss is doing), probably that was the idea if that was possible all those years back? Swiss and other tools have long superseded the functionality of the Qoob BIOS hence no in...
by Undead Sega
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

@emu_kidid So sorry for not replying sooner! Things got pretty busy during that time and didn't manage to get back here...Apologies! I'm sooo confused, so you made your own Qoob files? That of is identical to the original and not encrypted?? I'm saying their specific BIOS (.GCB) is encrypted beyond ...
by Undead Sega
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

Ah so it is the ProASIC that does the decrypting. I think you might mean the .gcb file. IF this file was decrypted or reversed engineered, it could then be placed into other IC chip I suppose? You imply that people has made their own .gcb files and placed it into the Qoob Pro?? Not interested in Sw...
by Undead Sega
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

You can run Swiss on hyperboot and it should work on the Q just fine since Swiss supports the Q drive Well it's also because I now own a Qoob Pro (broke the bank a bit) and would like to work with it. About the bios again, it is encrypted? And is it the ProASIC chip that does the decrypting? Or the...
by Undead Sega
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

You can run Swiss on hyperboot and it should work on the Q just fine since Swiss supports the Q drive Well it's also because I now own a Qoob Pro (broke the bank a bit) and would like to work with it. About the bios again, it is encrypted? And is it the ProASIC chip that does the decrypting? Or the...
by Undead Sega
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

So if I am correct guys, I'm guessing that this is the very latest version of the Qoob bios? And like I asked previously, really out of curiosity, could this be theoretically flashed onto another IC chip and work? Or is there more to the bios in the ProASIC FPGA chip than meets the eye perhaps?? Th...
by Undead Sega
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

Qoob (1.3c).rar So if I am correct guys, I'm guessing that this is the very latest version of the Qoob bios? And like I asked previously, really out of curiosity, could this be theoretically flashed onto another IC chip and work? Or is there more to the bios in the ProASIC FPGA chip than meets the ...
by Undead Sega
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

DJPWeb wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:54 am
I'm pretty sure there is a safe/security area that isn't included in the firmware file you'd miss.
What do you mean by that exactly? I don't quite understand :(
by Undead Sega
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 292
Views: 126280

Re: Qoob Chip

In other words, can the bios be theoretically flashed onto another IC chip and work perhaps??