megalomaniac wrote:swiss_r296 posted, adds support for PAL-M
also included file "SWISS_FILE_DESCRIPTIONS.txt" to hopefully clear up any confusion over the various versions of swiss contained within the distribution package...
Gonna test it on real hardware to see what happens!
I booted r296 from SD, using my r294 Swiss DVD.
It recognized the config file of my older Swiss and aplied these settings to itself, so it booted in NTSC (video mode I left the older version was "480i").
Info page showed PAL-M, but my TV still detected the signal as NTSC.
So I changed the config file, video mode to "Auto", and rebooted Swiss.
This time, my TV detected a PAL-M signal. So it's a success!
Gotta be careful with the config file though... The video mode option only shows "480i", but not at what color system. Changing from "Auto" to this option makes Swiss go into NTSC mode automatically.
The "System Info" page still shows my Gamecube as a DOL-001. Everything else seems correct.
Booting NTSC games still makes them show a NTSC format signal. I wonder if Swiss could force NTSC games to be displayed in PAL-M, that would be something REALLY usefull, as some older CRT TVs only accept PAL-M signal.
I think I understand what's happening now.
Gradiente made this Gamecube to run PAL-M games, so they would boot and generate a PAL-M signal. Thus, we would have PAL-M menus and PAL-M games.
But PAL-M games were never released (I've never seen one, at least), probably because of finantial problems with Gradiente were starting to show up, so this ability unique to the DOL-002 never saw the light of day.
They made it able to run NTSC games, so that those could be used while pure PAL-M games didn't reach the market.