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NinjaMod

Post by emu_kidid » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:59 am

Background:
NinjaMod was a rip off of the original tmbinc IPL replacement. It was poorly manufactured and known to have a high failure rate.
It used GCOS 1.4 with a modified background image and modified menu layout - which was later expanded on by paying a developer to add in ISO9660 browsing support to keep up with other IPL replacement features of the time. No source was released even though the NinjaMod was sold with GPL code flashed on it.

Feature List:
* Direct No-Swap Boot of All Media
* Support for all regions (PAL, USA and Japan).
* 16Mbit flash memory for application storage.
* DVD +-R Compatible
* Create Backups to PC via network connection (Requires BBA adapter)
* Boot Homebrew via network connection (Requires BBA adapter)
* Supports BIOS Update via DVD or via network connection (Requires BBA adapter)
* Only 7 wires to solder
* Includes 2 different BIOS Banks ( Bank 1 = Ninja Shell, Bank 2 = User Programmable )
* Based on tmbinc's IPL replacement with modified GCOS as base (no GPL code released, shame on them... )

Ninja Shell Versions:
* 1.01 (Correct bug making ISO in Backup)
* 1.02 NONSWAP DVD-R ,Autoboot Enabled for BIOS 1,New Look,AutoVideoMode *FIXED*
* 1.02 NONSWAP DVD-R ,Autoboot Disabled for BIOS 2,New Look
* 1.4 NONSWAP DVD-R/DVD+R ,Autoboot Enabled for BIOS 1,IP RTime,Video RTime
* 1.4 NONSWAP DVD-R/DVD+R ,Autoboot Disabled for BIOS 2,IP RTime,Video RTime
* 2.0 NONSWAP DVD-R/DVD+R ,AudioFix,Multigames,NO DRE,IP RTime,Video RTime
* 2.0 'Players' NONSWAP DVD-R/DVD+R ,No Menu,Autorun BACKUP ,Audiofix,Multigames,NO DRE
* 2.02 NONSWAP DVD-R/DVD+R ,AudioFix,Multigames,NO DRE,DVDLOADER,IP RTime,Video RTime,*ESPA袿L*
* 2.03 NONSWAP DVD-R/DVD+R ,AudioFix,Multigames,NO DRE,DVDLOADER,IP RTime,Video RTime,PAL/NTSC,Big Font
* 2.1 NONSWAP DVD-R/DVD+R ,AudioFix,Multigames,NO DRE,DVDLOADER,IP RTime,Video RTime,PAL/NTSC,Big Font,MemCard Manager,GCOM 2.3,GCOS 1.5,SDLOADER

Pictures:
Original Ninja Shell BIOS
ninjashell.jpg
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Ninja Shell updated look
ninjashell1.02.jpg
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The chip itself:
NinjaMod.jpg
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Installation required that a pin was lifted (something that all ipl replacements worked around apart from this one because it's nothing more than a tmbinc IPL replacement ripoff running GPL code that was never released)
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Re: NinjaMod

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Re: NinjaMod

Post by boozezela » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:15 am

Ninjashell 2.1a .dol and .dolZ
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Gamecube DOL-001 (EUR)
Viper GC Extreme + Cobra 2.1
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Re: NinjaMod

Post by Undead Sega » Tue May 26, 2020 7:07 pm

Hi guys,

Sorry for bumping this thread up, I kinda have the feeling there is some salty feelings behind this.

But it got me really intrigued, what is this tmbinc IPL replacement/mod chip? I tried searching around and there doesn't seem to be any documentation of it.

Can someone possibly enlighten me perhaps? :)
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Re: NinjaMod

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:18 am

Yes there were salty feelings behind this that I still have to this day. It's a tmbinc modchip clone.

It was bad quality and they used GCOS (with minor UI changes) on it without any permission. It's the same as trying to release a mod now with Swiss on it as the main bios and claiming it's yours :P
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Re: NinjaMod

Post by Undead Sega » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:46 am

emu_kidid wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:18 am
Yes there were salty feelings behind this that I still have to this day. It's a tmbinc modchip clone.

It was bad quality and they used GCOS (with minor UI changes) on it without any permission. It's the same as trying to release a mod now with Swiss on it as the main bios and claiming it's yours :P
Thanks very much for the response emu_kidid, that was quite informative indeed!

As I've stated before, I tried searching around and there doesn't seem to be any documentation of this tmbinc mod chip. Might someone enlighten me? Or Pics of it by any chance? :)
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Re: NinjaMod

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:15 am

Undead Sega wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:46 am
Might someone enlighten me? Or Pics of it by any chance? :)
This isn't the right thread to be doing so in. Please create another.
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Re: NinjaMod

Post by Undead Sega » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:16 am

emu_kidid wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:15 am
Undead Sega wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:46 am
Might someone enlighten me? Or Pics of it by any chance? :)
This isn't the right thread to be doing so in. Please create another.
Okay, will do for that topic.

However, just a quick question for this chip, do you know if it's like the Qoob where it is using an ASIC chip, enabling it to be encrypted? Or is it completely open for tinkering?
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Re: NinjaMod

Post by emu_kidid » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:02 pm

It had some form of obfuscation and a check at boot time, but it was easily reversed and someone kept leaking the bios in .dol format.
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Re: NinjaMod

Post by Undead Sega » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:32 am

emu_kidid wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:02 pm
It had some form of obfuscation and a check at boot time, but it was easily reversed and someone kept leaking the bios in .dol format.
Ohhh right, so it wasn't like an ASIC fortress I suppose :D

Therefore was it just a standard flash chip on a board? And was it flashable compared to the later chips perhaps??
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