Made an account just to post how impressed I am with the Alternate Read update.

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ebj777
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Made an account just to post how impressed I am with the Alternate Read update.

Post by ebj777 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:14 pm

How did you do it? I just got into GC modding a few weeks ago and was happy with Swiss. I didn't realize though that it has issues with stuttering due to memory card slot speeds. I thought it was destined to always have these issues and so I burned some of my back ups to avoid this.

This new update is magic, almost all stuttering has disappeared and it all seems to front-end at the beginning and them smooth out. I have to ask, I'm not technical in a hardware programming sense, but what wizardy allows this to be pulled off, whats different compared to the read method before.

Looking forward to this being my main back up solution!
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Re: Made an account just to post how impressed I am with the Alternate Read update.

Post by emu_kidid » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:06 am

The old read method would prevent interrupts by performing the reads inside the interrupt handler routine (bad). Extrems has found a nicer way to attach into the idle time each game has without blocking interrupts.
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