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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by gtmtnbiker » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:06 pm

emu_kidid wrote:Bluechip v9. I bought two and one turned out to be a clone which had different components placed randomly on connections - hence the delays I've been having..
Which website did you buy it from? I see that Eurasia.nu has some for sale for $9.

http://www.eurasia.nu/shop/product_info ... 2d3ac21342
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Post by emu_kidid » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:18 pm

Yeah I bought it from eurasia. I bought two and the two I bought were not the same, one was a clone with different connections, so you have to be careful.
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Post by liquitt » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:43 pm

aaaahhh emu there we go! had quite some time off the internet, including vacation etc. and now i'm back - and find this. awesome!
as i said, i'd gladly be your beta tester....and i'm also looking into building this baby. we'll see!
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Post by liquitt » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:13 pm

btw,
Go to the Xilinx web site and register so you can download their free ISE WebPACK software to program the CPLD

http://www.xilinx.com/products/design_r ... /index.htm
is the now called ISE DesignSuite 12.3 ?
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by liquitt » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:14 pm

liquitt wrote:btw,
Go to the Xilinx web site and register so you can download their free ISE WebPACK software to program the CPLD

http://www.xilinx.com/products/design_r ... /index.htm
is the now called ISE DesignSuite 12.3 ?

nevermind, it says
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* ISE WebPACK (Free)
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:31 pm

I didn't get the whole 3GB package, just grab the Lab Tools by themselves.
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Post by liquitt » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:44 pm

too late :D

have to wait for my blue modchips first though :P
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Post by emu_kidid » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:10 pm

I managed to get it working with my own code, got about 910kb/s from an old 10GB hdd. I'm still yet to develop code for ingame read replacements so I'm not entirely sure how it's looking.
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Post by emu_kidid » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:08 pm

Some further progress (disregard 0.5 version identifier and the GUI, it's all being re-written):

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I am going to be away for the next week, but after that I'll implement the ability to actually boot up games.
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Post by liquitt » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:54 pm

nice!
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Post by liquitt » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:42 pm

i'll be using one of these for powering the hdd btw:
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no need for a computer power supply and you can switch to usb mode to your computer easily by switching the ide cable :)
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:53 pm

Almost got it working with my code in-game.. speeds are quite nice after I used a newer 7200rpm hdd :)
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Post by linkerm » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:55 am

hello my friends very tanks for you answers and sorry for not reply. Thanks to dampro an the others for reply my question about the chips. :lol: . Have another question. Is possible upgrade this proyect with a sata interface? The ide hdd is discontinued and is very easy buy a sata hdd. O using and hdd ide-sata adaptor. Other question, what is the maximun capacity of hdd suport? Is unlimited? Or limited? Thanks an excuse me for my poor english. :roll:
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:56 am

I have IDE to SATA I will try. Right now it's limited to 137GB but this should soon be fixed.
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by linkerm » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:04 am

thanks so much emu_kidid i have the nice idea to use a 2.5 hdd sata (notebook hdd) 120gb (is very easy to buy) but i not sure may works. Maybe can be tray with a sata to ide adaptor. What do you think bro?

Others: Is the motion video of games displayed correctly? or not? and the loads of games is much better and fast to normal? or not? Elfs and dols can be launch? all gc games are compatible? and last: is the lens works anytime or stop? need a original disc how the sd boot? Thanks :D
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by emu_kidid » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:35 am

Got it working with my own code, ingame. Cutscene speeds are a bit worse than sd-boot, but there's A LOT of room for improvement which is what I'll be working on over the next week or so. I also plan to add LBA48 support so that there can be up to 2TB hdd's supported.
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Post by liquitt » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:20 am

i can totally see myself setting up a gamecube RAID :D
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by yamaharacer » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:09 pm

hi
is there any release of the dvd-emulator in near future or is it better to build such a hdd adapter and wait for new sd-boot? what do you mean?

emu kidid how is the statud for a sd-card version that supports this adapter?
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by antalpromille » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:38 pm

i finnaly got the one i made working, both the harddrive and the ide-cable was faulty. so now my custom made hdd adapter made to fit inside the external harddrive case works. when do you think we´ll se the new software for the cube?
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Post by liquitt » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:56 pm

photos? <3
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by antalpromille » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:53 pm

here is some pictures of the adapter i made. built to fit and replace the usb to ide pcb inside an external hdd closure. the chip itself is on the bottomside of my pcb just to make it fit inside, and its using power from the closure to the harddrive and it also uses the original activity led from the closure. atm its running a beta from emukidid.

i had my own doubts about this since i had alot of problems making it work, but now you can se for your self :)

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Post by liquitt » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:05 pm

nice! good job!!
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by yamaharacer » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:23 pm

dies anyone have shematics for this device? its very difficult to understand how I have to solder anything.
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by emu_kidid » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:10 pm

I will have to make a newer guide.. if you follow the first guide, I can help you out along the way.
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Re: Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube Tutorial

Post by yamaharacer » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:23 am

the main problem is that there is nowhere a partlist with things that I need to build this device.

I think its better when I wait for your new guid. hope that it will be released soon.
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