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by dilav
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Softmod GameCube software?
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Softmod GameCube software?

No permanent softmod as Papy.G mentioned. Another option if you are swapping SD cards in swiss-gc for larger ones and have a Serial Port 2 slot is to buy a SD2SP2 adapter which are super cheap from china, this would save you the hassle of swapping.
by dilav
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Concerns About Recently Acquired Pre-Modded DOL-001
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: Concerns About Recently Acquired Pre-Modded DOL-001

The clock should maintain time correctly for a few minutes after shutdown, but a dying battery can cause the dates to be incorrectly retained. I assume you don't have a multi-meter to check voltages? See if you can find controller port module with new battery installed, it's probably easier than to ...
by dilav
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Yet another USB Gecko clone
Replies: 74
Views: 92000

Re: Yet another USB Gecko clone

I have a some extra parts for clones here too with 3D printed cases. I'm in California, USA if anyone in the US is looking for one. Most likely not worth shipping internationally.
by dilav
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Xeno GC only works on reboot
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: Xeno GC only works on reboot

It most likely struggling to read the disc. Trial and error by adjusting the potentiometer, or try a different brand of media disc and possibly burner.
by dilav
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Wii
Topic: WII open source modchip Hex files
Replies: 4
Views: 4957

Re: WII open source modchip Hex files

IIRC a lot of downloads were in forums requiring logins so I'm not sure how much the wayback machine has. The wayback does have sksapps archived though, and there is a active torrent of sksapps downloads section available as well. https://web.archive.org/web/20100102003949/http://sksapps.com/index.p...
by dilav
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GCHD Mk2 - upgrading firmware
Replies: 6
Views: 6313

Re: GCHD Mk2 - upgrading firmware

Make sure the driver is installed and try different versions of the software. I have heard some software doesn't seem to work as well for some. Also note to use the pin header on the CH341A programmer, as some of the software will have the chip orientation flipped on the socket due to (probably diff...
by dilav
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Wii
Topic: WII open source modchip Hex files
Replies: 4
Views: 4957

Re: WII open source modchip Hex files

Check sksapps archives, they mirrored a bunch of files including a few open source Wii chip codes.
by dilav
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: IPL settings (language and clock) are not getting saved. Battery already replaced
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

Re: IPL settings (language and clock) are not getting saved. Battery already replaced

Clean the areas with isopropyl alcohol before trying to take measurements. The battery is connected to Pin 1 of the front panel socket. Ensure you are getting battery voltage on the circle test point under R16 (might be R15?, it's left of C74). R16 looks dodgy. It should have low resistance, a few h...
by dilav
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GCHD Mk2 - upgrading firmware
Replies: 6
Views: 6313

Re: GCHD Mk2 - upgrading firmware

Bridge JP1 to disable.
J2 header is SPI.
In the following order (Parentheses = Silk Screen):
(J2) MOSI CLK MISO CS 3V3 GND (CON2)
by dilav
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: New IPL replacement modchip: HyperBoot
Replies: 27
Views: 19191

Re: New IPL replacement modchip: HyperBoot

I had a email from him the other day. Firmware 1.1 supports SD2SP2. There's also a version 2 of the chip that has some extra storage space for dol storage. I haven't played with it or know much about it though.
by dilav
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: IPLBoot on XenoGC
Replies: 3
Views: 5192

Re: IPLBoot on XenoGC

But a DIY build XenoGC with a bigger flash memory, would that work then?? It's source code is release so you could, but there's not much point as it's a drive chip so it probably can't boot anything unless there's a disc in the drive. You're better off developing a IPL replacement chip or just wait...
by dilav
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: GameCube
Topic: I can launch SWISS but can't launch any games. What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 12
Views: 4720

Re: I can launch SWISS but can't launch any games. What am I doing wrong?

That's hilarious, glad you figured it out.
by dilav
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GCPlug Information - Inc firmware updates
Replies: 42
Views: 15387

Re: GCVideo 3.0a for Chinese GCPlug ?

It's really clever, you can put the device into update mode from the OSD. Then you run the updater.dol - this homebrew actually encodes the new firmware into the video signal. The FPGA grabs the new code and updates the firmware. I think I recall some very early component to HDMI adapter dongles fo...
by dilav
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Could someone help me convert mcs to bin
Replies: 2
Views: 1879

Re: Could someone help me convert mcs to bin

HDMy Cube regular/Pro are both gcplug PCBs but with different casing. The pin def are available on citrus' github. HDMy Cube worked with insurrection industry on their component cable and are still somewhat active on twitter. You're going to have to build or ask someone with the build environment se...
by dilav
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hi, about Serial port 2 USB for Swiss, any chance?
Replies: 106
Views: 53854

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

BimboBoop wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:25 am
Sorry guys, I didnt knew about IPLboot, so this version can boot SWISS using just the new SDSP2 board?
No, you need IPL modchip like Qoob, Viper, Hyperboot (If it gets updated for SP2)
by dilav
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: GameCube Memory Card & SD Gecko Diagrams
Replies: 56
Views: 104928

Re: GameCube Memory Card & SD Gecko Diagrams

Hi, i'm looking for the pads where to solder a SD2SP2 on a DOL-101, but to begin, I'm not able to find somebody that did it for a DOL-001. Nor can I find the bare motherboard and inside layers pics in hires to track the routing by myself. Maybe somebody already figured out where the SP2 port is at ...
by dilav
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Homebrew & Utilities
Topic: CleanRip v2.1.1
Replies: 20
Views: 16746

Re: CleanRip v2.1.0

Thanks everyone involved. I wonder what practical use dumping Datel discs has, though. There was a thread a while back where someone was trying to dump Datel Advance Game Port disc, a boot disc for Datel's accessory to play GBA game carts through emulation instead of hardware like the official Game...
by dilav
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Disc Backup causing disc read error.
Replies: 11
Views: 7120

Re: Disc Backup causing disc read error.

There's a new problem these days with capacitors needing replacement on the DVD PCB, have run into 2 where even a laser from a new GameCube swapped over wouldn't work, but when the caps were replaced it worked fine Any specific capacitor that is causing the issue or do you just replace all electrol...
by dilav
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: received this the other day
Replies: 6
Views: 4306

Re: received this the other day

Print quality looks meh, it is very cheap though especially for all the work in assembling that.
by dilav
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: How do I update the Pluto 2 HDMi Board?
Replies: 1
Views: 2223

Re: How do I update the Pluto 2 HDMi Board?

You need KNJN's TXDI programming board or a JTAG programmer. Take a look at KNJN's documentation and gcvideo's documentation.
by dilav
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Lost USB programmer board for Qoob Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 4740

Re: Lost USB programmer board for Qoob Pro

EDIT: Also, am I right in thinking that with the USB board attached to the main board (as in your pictures), the LED on the USB board doesn't function? It only works with the FFC attached? I believe you are correct. I did not see any other traces besides the 4 usb points that snakes their way acros...
by dilav
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Lost USB programmer board for Qoob Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 4740

Re: Lost USB programmer board for Qoob Pro

I uploaded photos here:
https://imgur.com/a/tMTxcRh

You are going to have to trace the chip side yourself.
by dilav
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hi, about Serial port 2 USB for Swiss, any chance?
Replies: 106
Views: 53854

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

I didn't mean to imply anyone is saying the design is bad. I just mean to say that I think the design choice is good and just voicing my opinion. Assembling two boards together isn't exactly hard, but I was thinking in terms of a design that is made for sale. Having two boards will require some hand...
by dilav
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Hi, about Serial port 2 USB for Swiss, any chance?
Replies: 106
Views: 53854

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

The form factor doesn't suit me, neither the extenders, as you stated, so i'm gonna try to make a home-made one, to try at first, until an angled one is available (if I'm too slow to design one myself). I think it is a good design, but of course others will have different opinion. The microSD slot ...
by dilav
Fri May 24, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Where to buy WASP Fusion flex ribbon cables ?
Replies: 5
Views: 5671

Re: Where to buy WASP Fusion flex ribbon cables ?

Wii Drive / Fusion ODEs are the same spec 0.5mm pitch, same side contact, but with 32 connectors.