XenoGC and Panasonic Q

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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Streetwalker » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:39 am

If you're looking for the worst possible way to boot homebrew on the Q, PSO is the way to go. :P
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by andre104623 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:18 pm

PSO? isn't that like 12 years old
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Undead Sega » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:09 pm

Common guys, it's not like that! I'm not trying to let you lot do "all the hard work" I have stated here that I was willing to learn how to dump the firmware if instructed to help get things moving, I'm the kind of person to make the impossible possible or help push things of interest to happen :D Many projects that has seen the light of day have emerged to actually happening, usually it is those that no-one would never thought of doing simply because of "lack of interest", and ironically that becomes of interest to everyone!

So please please dont take it the wrong way, I have my Q and I'm willing to see if this is possible and I'm sure many of you would be quite delighted with the results :) I like to think that emu_kidid would like this too.
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by tueidj » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:50 pm

But the only "hard work" you seem to be doing is pestering people to do it for you.
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Undead Sega » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:56 pm

I dont find that amusing, I really am trying to not come across that way, and it's not like I have been posting here everyday, I have remained patience with emu_kidid, especially since he seemed to be the only one that did want to see this through.
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by theclaw » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:38 am

I suppose I can relate. If I thought this approach would get me a free Xbox to Saturn controller adapter, I'd be persistent too.
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Diminuendo » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:55 pm

Undead Sega wrote:Common guys.
"Come on"
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by andre104623 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:21 pm

Lets say Emu dumps the firmware of the Q's V8 drive and gets xenogc working. Then what will be the next topic "Can someone flash my xenogc to work on my Q?" How were you planning on flashing the Xeno? It's not that easy trust me I know I built a clone a few months ago. I had to make a JTAG cable and fix a old desktop computer to flash it. Just a complete waste of time and money but I wanted to see if i could build a xeno in the long run it was cheaper just to buy one from ebay.

Like I said just find a Qoob or leave that really rare collectors system alone and find a normal gamecube there problem solved. I'm not trying to say anything bad about the Xenogc but its a pain to use. Burn discs then for some reason they don't work tweak the pot still don't work tweak the pot again. Just a pain I had so much more luck with my Qoob reading discs then Xeno even with the same laser and at the same pot. On Qoob if it gets a DRE it will re-read the sector as many times as it needs or you set on the menu screen on Xeno you have 3-5 tries and thats it your getting a DRE your game freezes and you start dropping F-bombs because you forgot to save.

I'm sorry if I seem like a Xeno hater but I have had really bad luck with this chip homemade or china made doesn't matter it always finds a way to piss me off. The only thing I like about it is that it re-patches the drive every time the lid opens so action replay can be used with backups no problem till you hit a DRE
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:20 am

Progress is slow, but there's now a "System" device in Swiss (which I've always wanted), the next step is to add DVD drive firmware/memory dumping to it, then you can give us the necessary dumps.

https://github.com/emukidid/swiss-gc/commits/master to see the changes, you can thank Streetwalker for his work so far towards it.

The next step would be the hardest, to dissect a known compatible drive firmware and see what the equivalent functions look like on a Q drive firmware and then hook them up to the Xeno code. Once all that is done, the Xeno firmware needs to be compiled, flashed, tested.

Just as I'm writing all this I can see that it's really not going to happen in any time soon unless if someone is really really keen to get it done and puts the time in themselves.
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by megalomaniac » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:38 am

@Undead Sega
how do you use your panny Q?
as a GC only or do you actually play DVD movies from it?

did you region mod to NTSC-U?
did you unlock the drive to play out of region DVD movie titles?
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by emu_kidid » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:30 am

I can see the future...
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by andre104623 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:00 pm

megalomaniac wrote:@Undead Sega
how do you use your panny Q?
as a GC only or do you actually play DVD movies from it?

did you region mod to NTSC-U?
did you unlock the drive to play out of region DVD movie titles?
Correct me if I'm wrong but wasnt there a flaw in the system that would let you use out of region DVD's? If i remember correctly cant you also place burned gamecube games in the system and they would play normally just like they were real? I dont think the burned games are true though then why would people go through the trouble of installing a qoob.
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Streetwalker » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:14 pm

You can't play burnt games on the Q but apparently it has a better laser and it accepts full size discs which makes it superior for DVD backups (which are still the best way to load backups until we get a nicer drive emulator than the WASS).
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by megalomaniac » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:38 am

Streetwalker do you know of a ready replacement for the Q DVD drive or laser?
doesnt matter how damn good it is compared to the GC drive...at least with a GC its easy to find a replacement laser/drive
try finding a replacement for the Q...


the best way to load titles is any method which does not use the Q DVD drive to save/extend its lifespan...
this is one drawback of a xeno hacked firmware for Q, it will still always need to use a disc even for booting into swiss
....and what about the Qs that have a broken DVD drive? xeno wont do anything to help and the Q would be nothing more than an ornament...
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Undead Sega » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:37 pm

Hey guys, long time no speak, how you all doing?? :)

emu_kidid, how is things going with the Swiss project by any chance??? I too can see the future :D
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Undead Sega » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:15 pm

Hello emu_kidid? or anyone here?

Any updates by any chance??
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by megalomaniac » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:55 pm

Undead Sega wrote:Hello emu_kidid? or anyone here?

Any updates by any chance??
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=991&start=48#p31940

im still waiting for your reply
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Undead Sega » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:02 pm

Ohhh damn man! I'm really sorry!!

I plan to use my Panasonic Q very much like a Gamecube that can play all regions and backups, also with the ability to play DVD without having to switch to a different machine all the time :D

Also I don't think I'm able to do the NTSC-U mod, I cant even get my console to have everything in english! :(

I know you're probably going to say to go ahead and use a Qoob modchip (let alone by one), but I still really really want to see if the XenoGC is capable of (and I'm sure of that too, just a matter for it to recognize the slightly different DVD drive it's soldered on) :)
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Undead Sega » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:35 pm

Heeey guys, it's been awhile!

How is everything going???

To megalomaniac, I hope you got my much delayed reply to your post here! :D
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by megalomaniac » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:41 am

yea i got your message and i also got caught up with other projects but i did not forget Q...
this is something i really want to make happen because i have a Q that needs some repairing....
im sure others will benefit from my Q mod project when its completed...
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Undead Sega » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:57 pm

Ahhh okay then, sorry for my late reply here too!

But yeah, Im really hoping there is some news on the XenoGC being able to recognize the Panasonic Q drive!

Is there any updates on that by any chance gentlemen??? :D
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Undead Sega » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:08 am

Hi again guys! How are you all doing?

Just wondering emu_kidid, is there any updates on the prject you're doing by any chance?? :)

Or anyone at all may I ask??? :D
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by TPSNT » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:53 pm

This is what I have so far:

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FwDbgstate                  0x8188
FwBSS_Size                  0x01ae
FwTimer2                    0x8078
FwIdleTimeout               0x8192
FwErrByte                   0x8190
FwCmdState1                 0x81a6
FwCmdState2                 0x818a
FwReadLBA                   0x80f8
FwCDB0                      0x80aa
FwMediaOpt                  0x8084
FwFastBootMask              0xfff7
FwReadCfg                   0x8082

FwMemcpy                    0x082f7a
FwMemset                    0x082f9c
FwOrgDiskCheckAddr          0x08867f
FwReset                     0x08d640
FwData1_Source              0x08ebf6
FwDriveState                0x40ed02
FwSetReadOptions            0x0839bb
FwSendCtrlCommand           0x08b2e3
FwDiv512                    0x082f2e

FwInitSpinup                0x083bf1
FwStartDrive                0x0879b6
FwSetInitState              0x08b3c2

FwBP0Addr_ReadECMA          0x08b302
FwBP0Addr_ReadECMA_Exit     0x08b30d
FwBP1Addr_AuthPlusR         0x089ec9
FwBP1Addr_AuthPlusR_Exit    0x089ec9
FwBP1Addr_AuthDMI           0x08aca1
Maybe someone can verify this because I am not sure about some of these.
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by Undead Sega » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:48 am

Sorry again for my late reply TPSNT, but that looks pretty remarkable!

May I ask what might've have you done? I'm trying to understand it, hahaha :D
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Re: XenoGC and Panasonic Q

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:36 am

I'll check them over TPSNT
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