Qoob Chip

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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by toxic9 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:46 pm

Great! I will try it in a few hours and post here my feedback! ;)

Did you managed to compress everything without removing exFat support and other stuff?! :o

Thanks for your development Streetwalker, after all these years, keeping GC alive... this is really cool!
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by Streetwalker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:28 pm

toxic9 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Did you managed to compress everything without removing exFat support and other stuff?! :o
Yes, thanks to dolxz + enabling compiler optimizations for size, everything is in, and the compressed executable is actually functional (I've only tested USB loading but that means everything should work).
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Thanks for your development Streetwalker, after all these years, keeping GC alive... this is really cool!
Thanks for the support. I'm doing this for fun and I'm glad my work is useful to others... especially since this particular feature isn't useful to me at all. :P
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by toxic9 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:29 pm

IT WORKS PERFECTLY!

A huge < Thank You! > for all your effort on doing this!
I know most of people just don't care about these consoles nowadays... but the Big N is one of my passions, and the GC is my favourite console of all times.
I just want you to know that I really appreciate your work and all your contribution to the GC scene.

I just found a little issue: I can't boot >= 32Gb SD cards from slot A... but I think this is any hardware issue from the slot itself or from the card itself.
2Gb and 8Gb cards work on slot A. My 32Gb cards are not recognized!
I only have Sandisk cards here! Maybe it depends on the brand also.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by toxic9 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:28 pm

I hope you don't mind, I have just made a little change to your ELF! Now it shows the text "QOOB SX iplboot upgrade" instead of "QOOB SX upgrade to 1.3c" which it not true!
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I also build an ISO everyone can burn on DVD and upgrade:
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by Streetwalker » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:33 am

That's a good idea, I'll include it in the build script.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by toxic9 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:26 pm

The SX version you provided on github doesn't work. It freezes booting swiss, like the first test we made.
r5 work. r5.1 doesn't. both versions are different, not only on the "iplboot install" text...
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by toxic9 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:08 pm

iplboot.gcb version 55.1 for Pro doesn't work either...It freezes booting swiss
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by Streetwalker » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:27 pm

Maybe I need to do more testing then. All I've tried is loading a dol over USB and it worked. I didn't test SD loading nor flashing to the Qoob. The difference is r5.1 is actually compiled with optimizations for size, r5 wasn't due to an oversight.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by Streetwalker » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:32 am

toxic9, do you see something like this when it fails to boot?
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Do give r5.2 a try, I've tested it on my Qoob Pro this time and it works.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by toxic9 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:09 pm

Hi friend!
Yes, that's something like that!
r5.2 is perfect now. Pro and SX versions are OK.

You said you tested loading a dol from USB. On SX? How do you do that?
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by Streetwalker » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:18 pm

With a USB gecko and https://github.com/emukidid/gc-usb-load. iplboot includes part of the GC side of that program.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by toxic9 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:49 pm

I made a miniDVD cover layout for the Qoob update disc!
If anyone likes it, just print it =)
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