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by Aleron Ives
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mario Kart: Double Dash LAN (2 Wii's) HELP!!
Replies: 87
Views: 38932

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: 679

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: 679

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: 679

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: 48
Views: 21087

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: 1244

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: 1244

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: 41
Views: 8442

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: 41
Views: 8442

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: 2693

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: 1823

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: 7290

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: 4512

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: 4512

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: 4512

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: 4512

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: 4512

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: 4512

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: 4512

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 ...
by Aleron Ives
Mon May 06, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Is Swiss using WiiRD codes not AR codes?
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Re: Is Swiss using WiiRD codes not AR codes?

For one thing, WiiRD/Gecko codes do not require encryption/decryption. If you plug encrypted AR codes into Swiss, it would have to be able to decrypt them in order to use them.
by Aleron Ives
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.0.0
Replies: 73
Views: 42069

Re: CleanRip v2.0.0

In Windows, you'd use:

copy /b part1 + part2 + part3 full.iso

to combine 3 files into one file named full.iso.
by Aleron Ives
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: GameCube
Topic: PSUL / PSOLoad help?
Replies: 12
Views: 3609

Re: PSUL / PSOLoad help?

Thanks! People in the PSO community need a way to run GCMM to back up their saves, so those who play on a real cube might find this helpful.
by Aleron Ives
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Pokemon colosseum on swiss
Replies: 3
Views: 1985

Re: Pokemon colosseum on swiss

Pokemon games have a lot of anti-cheat measures similar to PSO Plus, so Swiss would need code specifically to deal with them. (PSO Plus is still not fully compatible with Swiss, either.)
by Aleron Ives
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Trouble read DVD-R disc on hardmod
Replies: 8
Views: 2859

Re: Trouble read DVD-R disc on hardmod

Well, how badly do you want to read DVD-Rs? Burned discs are at least 20% less reflective than pressed discs, so you need a stronger laser to read them. Your laser will die sooner if you crank it up so it can read burned media.