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by webhdx
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: IDE-EXI
Topic: IDE-EXI "v2" source
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: IDE-EXI "v2" source

Yes, it's finally happening! Almost 10 years in the "making" :D I've asked emu_kidid to release it recently because I have an idea for it. I always liked IDE-EXI but I remember it was painful to use back in a day. IDE-EXI in current state is not interesting at all, no one is going to bother with IDE...
by webhdx
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 153
Views: 111501

Re: Viper GC

If you ever go for it @emu_kidid then I can test sub 128kB versions for both Viper GC and Qoob SX.
by webhdx
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 153
Views: 111501

Re: Viper GC

Honestly the best thing is IPLBoot. It makes your GC boot almost instantly to Swiss (or any other homebrew of choice). Sadly version supporting SD2SP2 is too big to fit in the flash. I doubt anyone managed to compile smaller version, it's not as straight forward as it may seem. I haven't seen anyone...
by webhdx
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Gamecube with QooB SX + SD Gecko ¿Flashing QooB with iplboot?
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: Gamecube with QooB SX + SD Gecko ¿Flashing QooB with iplboot?

Yes you need to boot a disc to flash QoobSX with iplboot. I highly recommend installing iplboot but keep in mind only the older version is compatible with QoobSX. It doesn't support SD2SP2 which means you need memory card SD adapter to load Swiss.
by webhdx
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Best way to connect GC to HDMI?
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: Best way to connect GC to HDMI?

Cheapest GCPlug for AliExpress is all you need. No need for any fancy adapters as they are basically the same thing. I also don't think you need to invest money in metal shielded connector. It may be sturdier but you don't move GC constantly so 3d printed connector is enough. I produced GCPlugs myse...
by webhdx
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper + SD2SP2
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Re: Viper + SD2SP2

I've never heard about Dolaunch. Is it possible to make IPL version out of it? I was able to compile iplboot with SD2SP2 support myself but of course it's >128kB so it won't fit into ViperGC/QoobSX. I don't have enough knowledge to make it smaller tho. Also using older libogc is not possible out of ...
by webhdx
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper + SD2SP2
Replies: 7
Views: 2088

Re: Viper + SD2SP2

I highly recommend using iplboot as Viper bios. It needs memcard adapter in order to load Swiss. You won't need DVD drive anymore. Maybe someone will eventually successfully compile iplboot with sd2sp2 support to fit <128kB. I'm still working on a project to replace ViperGC flash chip with bigger on...
by webhdx
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Dumping Datel unlicensed discs?
Replies: 44
Views: 22264

Re: Dumping Datel unlicensed discs?

No you can't. You need modded console to run burned discs.
by webhdx
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: GameCube
Topic: 1019 memory cards, really good fakes or nintendo went cheap?
Replies: 9
Views: 3026

Re: 1019 memory cards, really good fakes or nintendo went cheap?

Yeah I think they did cheap out. "The blob" is commonly used in cheap electronics but it doesn't mean it's bad and will break. It's just another way to reduce IC manufacturing cost.
by webhdx
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: About starting the game ISO with GCLoader
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: About starting the game ISO with GCLoader

Well... this is whole idea of GCLoader to store your ISOs. Only this way you are able to achieve fastest read speeds and compatibility. If you have GCLoader just put Swiss and ISOs on it. You only need SD2SP2/SD Gecko for storing Swiss configuration.
by webhdx
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: copy GameCube save data to SD card ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Re: copy GameCube save data to SD card ?

Yes it's always good to backup your data. I do save backups regularly. I have 15 years worth of playing GC games backed up :D
by webhdx
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: copy GameCube save data to SD card ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Re: copy GameCube save data to SD card ?

Swiss has this feature built in :) Just enable File Manager in Settings and navigate to your SD card. There would be *.gci files that you can copy over to an SD Card via SDGecko/SD2SP2 adapter. I believe once GCLoader write functionality is figured out it will be also possible to copy onto it.
by webhdx
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: ViperGC/QoobSX with bigger flash memory
Replies: 0
Views: 2369

ViperGC/QoobSX with bigger flash memory

I spend whole evening fighting with old devkitPPC and libogc to compile iplboot with SD2SP2 support and it wasn't really working out. I'm able to compile it with newest DKP/libogc but of course the filesize is too big to fit into QoobSX/ViperGC memory. I thought fuck it, the technology is more avail...
by webhdx
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: copy GameCube save data to SD card ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Re: copy GameCube save data to SD card ?

Yes you can use Swiss to backup your save data from memory card to SD.
by webhdx
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Sp2sata
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: Sp2sata

I doubt it is worth further development. Let's be honest, EXI bus has its limitations. Any EXI based device won't be able to surpass GCLoader in performance. I'd love to see someone start developing an open hardware GC Loader. GCVideo is open source, FlippyBoot (IPL replacement) is no the way and it...
by webhdx
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: SD2SP2 and using an external HDD
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: SD2SP2 and using an external HDD

Not worth even trying... Anything connected to EXI bus will be slow. Better save money and buy GCLoader :) I still hope someone is already working on an open source version of drive emulator.
by webhdx
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CMake compatible project
Replies: 2
Views: 2440

CMake compatible project

Hello
I'm making another attempt at GC/Wii development. Does anyone have CMake setup working with devkitpro with all build targets ported? I'm done with Makefile and its lack of support in any modern IDE.
by webhdx
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Yet another USB Gecko clone
Replies: 68
Views: 65069

Re: Yet another USB Gecko clone

Hello StarkNebula. I've created USB Gecko clones a week ago using http://retro-system.com/shuriken_usb.htm design. Here I'd like to thank Shuriken USB's author for the brilliant effort put into documenting and releasing everything. I ordered CPLDs from AliExpress: https://aliexpress.com/item/3292162...
by webhdx
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 308
Views: 183592

Re: Qoob Chip

The part labelled AM29LB160DB.
by webhdx
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Qoob Chip
Replies: 308
Views: 183592

Re: Qoob Chip

Papy.G: Qoob SX has dedicated parallel flash memory chip. It's possible to replace it but I'm not sure if it will be usable. I bet flashing tool is checking the file size so it might be required to use external flash programmer. Same story goes for Viper GC, if I'm not mistaken two use the same flas...
by webhdx
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 339
Views: 166472

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

ok, now you have my attention. I have a gamecube that for some reason, has gone through 3 lenses. Until meneerbeer starts selling the device, is there a way to play my games? Have been using Swiss from a boot disc until now Don't wanna spam this thread but your best bet is Hyperboot which can boot ...
by webhdx
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Viper GC Dev API
Replies: 1
Views: 1897

Viper GC Dev API

Hello I've recently started looking into developing homebrew stuff for GameCube. I really like it even though it's tough to get into C programming when you are used to writting in modern languages. Anyway, straight to the point - I'd like to write a simple software to dump ViperGC (standard one, not...
by webhdx
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Minimal ipl boot Viper GC
Replies: 31
Views: 7241

Re: Minimal ipl boot Viper GC

Weird. Viper and GCOS both have GUI and it's possible to flash them to ViperGC. Looks like there is a lot of garbage compiled in. I will try it myself once I find my LPT programmer.
by webhdx
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Minimal ipl boot Viper GC
Replies: 31
Views: 7241

Re: Minimal ipl boot Viper GC

Did you manage to get it working on standard ViperGC not Extreme? I will give it a try once I find my LPT programmer.
by webhdx
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Gamecube lens and potentiometer
Replies: 16
Views: 7407

Re: Gamecube lens and potentiometer

Definitely try various media and burners. My gamecube works best with Esperanza miniDVD's burned on laptop's built in DVD burner. None of my Ritek's discs burned on some recommended BenQ burner works.