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by GizmoTheGreen
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Can you keep your console alive forever?
Replies: 16
Views: 5133

Re: Can you keep your console alive forever?

as for controllers there -sort of- are arduino/esp32 projects that will let you make your own controllers.
by GizmoTheGreen
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GCPlug Information - Inc firmware updates
Replies: 42
Views: 3858

Re: GCPlug Information - Inc firmware updates

I have one of them AliExpress GCplugs as there were a lot cheaper for me. £31 including shipping and no customs charge. Although I do have a few questions about updating its firmware. Is this the usb programmer I need to buy to be able to update the firmware? https://a.aliexpress.com/_sqxYAe What c...
by GizmoTheGreen
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss and In-Game-Reset
Replies: 21
Views: 9821

Re: Swiss and In-Game-Reset

Extrems wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:38 am
I personally don't have Swiss as igr.dol and I put the most work into that feature. So, uh, yeah.

I probably also use it more than anyone, and if you think otherwise, you need to settle down and play a damn game already.
out of curiosity what -do- you have as igr.dol?
by GizmoTheGreen
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss and In-Game-Reset
Replies: 21
Views: 9821

Re: Swiss and In-Game-Reset

You need to put swiss.dol named as igr.dol on your SD card, then navigate to the settings in Swiss and set In Game Reset to igr.dol. The button combo is D-PAD down + Right Trigger + Z + B Why not Swiss.dol or boot.dol(for gcloader)? Is there any time you'd want something other than Swiss as igr? Th...
by GizmoTheGreen
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Minimal ipl boot Viper GC
Replies: 31
Views: 3202

Re: Minimal ipl boot Viper GC

is it really not possible to lessen the bloat? disable video output?

accessing SD and booting a boot.dol shouldn't take that much code afaik.
I mean the zelda exploit for wii was kilobytes (~100kb including the hacked save)
what is making it megabyte at minimum now? :S
by GizmoTheGreen
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: New Plug 'n Play Drive Replacement (GC Loader PNP)
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Re: New Plug 'n Play Drive Replacement (GC Loader PNP)

I do like the built in stands as well!
by GizmoTheGreen
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GCPlug Information - Inc firmware updates
Replies: 42
Views: 3858

Re: GCPlug Information - Inc firmware updates

Don't be fooled, JTAG is way easier and doesn't involve soldering. depends though. The carby has JTAG on pins, so yeah the Pluto IIx doesn't have pinheaders on them, so need soldering (thought just temp.) or you can just sorta, told them in place I guess but it took a few minutes so you might get c...
by GizmoTheGreen
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GCPlug Information - Inc firmware updates
Replies: 42
Views: 3858

Re: GCPlug Information - Inc firmware updates

odd, the ones I saw when searching gcplug on aliexpress was $50 at the cheapest. weakness of the plastic plug is if the cable gets pulles it could short out a 12v line in the connector and fry your cube. it's been mitigated but I don't think it's perfectly safe unless you get a metal connector. insu...
by GizmoTheGreen
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GCPlug Information - Inc firmware updates
Replies: 42
Views: 3858

Re: GCPlug Information - Inc firmware updates

looking at prices the Carby with metal plug is only like $15 more so I'd stick to that... gives you full size hdmi as well.
by GizmoTheGreen
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GCVideo DVI PLuto board reprogramming
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

Re: GCVideo DVI PLuto board reprogramming

ended up getting an xilinx jtag compatible box (DLC10) which I needed to run on XP (I had an xp laptop at hand, all other machines have win10 and xilinx impact 11.1 won't even run installer on that) with some mucking around I got impact to see the fpga and attached spi rom, told it to use the gc-vid...
by GizmoTheGreen
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GCVideo DVI PLuto board reprogramming
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

Re: GCVideo DVI PLuto board reprogramming

Thanks for your advice! Since I am on holiday I do not have access to an oscilloscope. For now I bought the official programming adapter from knjn. When it is delivered and I am back at work I will compare the signals of the official adapter to my FTDI chip with an oscilloscope. I will let you guys...
by GizmoTheGreen
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Latest high quality GC video output options
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Latest high quality GC video output options

Most of us are well aware
by GizmoTheGreen
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: Game Boy Interface
Replies: 1633
Views: 827101

Re: Game Boy Interface

What is hd60?
by GizmoTheGreen
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GAMECUBE CONTROLLER GIVEAWAY
Replies: 2
Views: 3889

Re: GAMECUBE CONTROLLER GIVEAWAY

Snapback capacitor?
by GizmoTheGreen
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: Game Boy Interface
Replies: 1633
Views: 827101

Re: Game Boy Interface

:ugeek: You don't download special ROMs. All of the features are described in the wiki. Which wiki exactly? I'm new to the GBI and Goomba Color... Do you have a link? use google or your favorite search engine. "gameboy interface wiki" - First result "goomba color" first 3-4 result look quite releva...
by GizmoTheGreen
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: Game Boy Interface
Replies: 1633
Views: 827101

Re: Game Boy Interface

I'm a bit confused about video modes and how to set them... I wanted to try 240p on GCVideo 2.4b but it gives no image at all. 240p works fine in gamecube games if I force it in Swiss. edit: my gamecube is PAL. by default I get 720x576p50 if I choose 480p60 I get the same if I set video type to NTSC...
by GizmoTheGreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Gamecube Service Disc
Replies: 9
Views: 12706

Re: Gamecube Service Disc

trying to bood with modern Swiss from burned disc it only gives a long list of .dols to load... it can't fins the default? You should be able to just use the top entry and boot that? Can you post a picture? I went to take pictures just now and I chose the top entry as in "boot the disc". then it st...
by GizmoTheGreen
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Updating from GCOS 1.X to Cobra 2.1
Replies: 3
Views: 3521

Re: Updating from GCOS 1.X to Cobra 2.1

Sorry I'm pretty sure flashing with a flasher is your only option since you already left Cobra BIOS (only software that supports flashing I know of). I'm not sure if anyone has tried extracting the cobra OS as DOL... maybe that could be used to allow flashing from GC? since you got GC OS already can...
by GizmoTheGreen
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Research & Development
Topic: Gamecube Service Disc
Replies: 9
Views: 12706

Re: Gamecube Service Disc

trying to bood with modern Swiss from burned disc it only gives a long list of .dols to load... it can't fins the default?
by GizmoTheGreen
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 132
Views: 81814

Re: Viper GC

Is the FFC in correct orientation?
by GizmoTheGreen
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 132
Views: 81814

Re: Viper GC

Yeah no doubt it's required, but I think you need to have both. the FFC cable if for hardware programmer. (dip switch setting, change from viper comm/programmer, you must set dip switch back to use viper normally after programming) Serial port on gamecube is only needed for the tools, like taking s...
by GizmoTheGreen
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 132
Views: 81814

Re: Viper GC

Hey, I just found out about IPLBoot and because SDLoad doesn't work for me with none of my SD cards, I'm thinking of flashing it to my Viper (not Extreme). One question: When I have flashed IPLBoot is it then possible to flash the Cobra BIOS again without the USB programmer? I don't own one so I ha...
by GizmoTheGreen
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 132
Views: 81814

Re: Viper GC

Yeah I flashed mine afew weeks ago. If you're using the programming cable and not the GameCubes expansion port make sure you use the right program and the dip switches are in correct position on the USB adapter.
by GizmoTheGreen
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 132
Views: 81814

Re: Viper GC

Virtualbox worked great for me and was much simpler than disabling driver signing
by GizmoTheGreen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: Memory Card Tools
Replies: 56
Views: 39681

Re: Memory Card Tools

Streetwalker wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:43 pm
It looks like freetype uses those for whatever reason, so you'll have to install the portlibs for them as well.
yup and they are.
... but they weren't mentioned in the makefile... after some googling to find how ot add them it now compiles. hallelujah!