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by Aleron Ives
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mario Kart: Double Dash LAN (2 Wii's) HELP!!
Replies: 92
Views: 44685

Re: Mario Kart: Double Dash LAN (2 Wii's) HELP!!

What I gathered from FIX94 was that the GC and BBA can operate faster than a Wii, which has to use software to mimic what the GC and BBA accomplish in hardware. The Starlet can only handle so much at once.
by Aleron Ives
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.1.1
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: CleanRip v2.1.0

Considering the skills and work involved to get a chip installed and working, I won't consider using a Xeno is the easiest way to use any homebrew. For people who regularly play GC, using a game exploit every time you boot the system so you can access Swiss is a huge pain. It's much easier to use X...
by Aleron Ives
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.1.1
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: CleanRip v2.1.0

Considering the easiest way to run CleanRip is with Xeno, it certainly would be nice if you could get perfect rips that way.
by Aleron Ives
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.1.1
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: CleanRip v2.1.0

You never get the correct checksum when you dump with Xeno installed. You have to remove the modchip if you want perfect dumps.
by Aleron Ives
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mario Kart: Double Dash LAN (2 Wii's) HELP!!
Replies: 92
Views: 44685

Re: Mario Kart: Double Dash LAN (2 Wii's) HELP!!

You can connect more than one Wii, but the FPS will start to tank as you add more of them. You still need real cubes to max out the number of players.
by Aleron Ives
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mario Kart: Double Dash LAN (2 Wii's) HELP!!
Replies: 92
Views: 44685

Re: Mario Kart: Double Dash LAN (2 Wii's) HELP!!

The LAN games have no concept of what an IP address is, as they presumably operate at layer 2 only. Each NIC needs its own MAC address, or the LAN will not function properly. Apparently Devolution uses a hardcoded MAC address for its virtual BBA rather than selecting one randomly or allowing you to ...
by Aleron Ives
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Game Hacking
Topic: Question about GameCube game file replacement
Replies: 34
Views: 1769

Re: Question about GameCube game file replacement

I've never seen that error before and don't know what it means, so I can't help. It appears what you want to do is currently impossible. Maybe you should contact GCR's author to see if he knows what to do. Perhaps GCR 1.2 is in our future.
by Aleron Ives
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Game Hacking
Topic: Question about GameCube game file replacement
Replies: 34
Views: 1769

Re: Question about GameCube game file replacement

How many files are you replacing, and how big are they compared to the originals? Did you change the names of the new files to match the names of the old files?
by Aleron Ives
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Game Hacking
Topic: Question about GameCube game file replacement
Replies: 34
Views: 1769

Re: Question about GameCube game file replacement

GCRebuilder allows you to extract a game image to a folder, replace whichever files you want, and then build a new image. This is the only way to import files that are bigger than the original. Keep in mind, however, that an ISO built by GCR uses 2048 byte alignment, rather than 32768 byte alignment...
by Aleron Ives
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Game Hacking
Topic: Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (GCN/AR/PAL)
Replies: 50
Views: 23053

Re: Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II (GCN/AR/PAL)

Use one of the full Dressing Room codes. Depending on which one you use, your Section ID will either stay the same (regular full Dressing Room) or change to match your new name (extended Dressing Room).
by Aleron Ives
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Patching AR Codes into ISO
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: Patching AR Codes into ISO

Look at the Readme linked on that page. It has the actual patch data in it: In case you want to hex edit yourself: Original New Offsets Values Values 2A384 38 C0 00 10 -> 38 C0 00 00 AC60C 7F E3 FB 78 -> 38 60 00 05 Since the offsets are so small, they're probably relative to the dol. Use GCRebuilde...
by Aleron Ives
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Patching AR Codes into ISO
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: Patching AR Codes into ISO

How easy it is to do depends on the type of code. If it's a simple assembly patch such as noping one instruction, you just need to find the right offset in the dol file by searching for that area in a memory dump and then searching for that code block in the dol. If you're adding new code, then you ...
by Aleron Ives
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hi, about Serial port 2 USB for Swiss, any chance?
Replies: 50
Views: 12683

Re: Hi, about Serial port 2 USB for Swiss, any chance?

BimboBoop wrote:if I found a way to have both memory card ports free in order to use them with actual memory cards or microphone according my needs
Ah, OK, people just want the second memory card slot back. I thought serial port 2 had some extra benefit over putting the SD card into the memory card port.
by Aleron Ives
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hi, about Serial port 2 USB for Swiss, any chance?
Replies: 50
Views: 12683

Re: Hi, about Serial port 2 USB for Swiss, any chance?

If I might ask a dumb question, what's the point of using that port when SD adapters already exist for memory card port B? Is serial port 2 faster or going to give you a way to launch Swiss without needing to use a game exploit every time you boot the system (or Xeno + Swiss DVD-R)? It seems like a ...
by Aleron Ives
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Softmods
Topic: Swiss AR Loader issues
Replies: 8
Views: 3441

Re: Swiss AR Loader issues

What's the most recent version of Windows that lets you format with FAT16? XP? IIRC Windows 8/10 won't even let you format with FAT32 natively, only exFAT/NTFS; you have to use third-party software for traditional FAT.
by Aleron Ives
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: How do I compile DOL files?
Replies: 7
Views: 2271

Re: How do I compile DOL files?

The releases option is not shown on all project pages, for whatever reason. You have to type /releases into your browser URL bar manually to see if there are any binaries fairly often.
by Aleron Ives
Sat May 25, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: PSO I&II Plus and Swiss Black Screen
Replies: 23
Views: 8218

Re: PSO I&II Plus and Swiss Black Screen

It already boots; you just can't go online.
by Aleron Ives
Fri May 24, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dreampi to cubepi?
Replies: 22
Views: 5340

Re: dreampi to cubepi?

Hopefully he has MAC address filtering enabled to go with WEP. ;)
by Aleron Ives
Thu May 23, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dreampi to cubepi?
Replies: 22
Views: 5340

Re: dreampi to cubepi?

I've also been curious if using WEP instead of WPA(2) would improve the situation, but nobody has tried it yet. Changing the wireless channel is a good idea if you can scan to see which channels are most in use already.
by Aleron Ives
Wed May 22, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dreampi to cubepi?
Replies: 22
Views: 5340

Re: dreampi to cubepi?

For whatever reason, it doesn't matter if you have good signal strength. People will have their Wii and router right next to each other, and they still get disconnected without warning. Something about PSO dislikes using Wi-Fi on Wii for like 80% of people.
by Aleron Ives
Tue May 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dreampi to cubepi?
Replies: 22
Views: 5340

Re: dreampi to cubepi?

The Wii's Wi-Fi antenna is terrible, though, so almost everybody has to buy a USB Ethernet adapter, or they get randomly disconnected for no reason while playing. Thankfully they only cost 10 USD, unlike the GC BBA.
by Aleron Ives
Fri May 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dreampi to cubepi?
Replies: 22
Views: 5340

Re: dreampi to cubepi?

I did say it was a small benefit. ;) Sylverant already supports the DC PSO trial, so it'll support the GC trial eventually.
by Aleron Ives
Fri May 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dreampi to cubepi?
Replies: 22
Views: 5340

Re: dreampi to cubepi?

The biggest benefit of using the modem is that you can go online with the PSO Trial Edition, which doesn't support the BBA. It isn't currently supported by any servers, though, and even when it is, it'll be a pretty small benefit of modem ownership.
by Aleron Ives
Thu May 09, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dreampi to cubepi?
Replies: 22
Views: 5340

Re: dreampi to cubepi?

In theory, the DreamPi method would work for GC, assuming you have a GC modem already. The reason DreamPi is so popular is that 3/4 of online DC games require the modem, so the DC BBA isn't super useful outside of PSO and Quake. The DC BBA is also way more expensive than the GC one, although the GC ...