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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #680 on: August 26, 2020, 02:03:27 am »
The GC loader is amazing.
Runs really well and so easy to install.

Howard, OG is best!
I dont own any mini consoles.

The thing I like most about flash carts though is the ability to play indie games on them.
Some really great indie games for old consoles now :)

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #681 on: August 26, 2020, 08:08:36 am »
Been thinking of doing the rgbNES mod, but do I really want to spend all that time and money when I have a NES classic with all the games on it?  It's questions like that which haunt me.

I 100% agree on the NES. Its bam near perfectly emulate and the original hardware is a bit expensive to mod to RGB. You can say the same thing about the N64, it has S-video of a high quality and is a pain to mod to RGB.

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« Reply #682 on: August 26, 2020, 08:10:31 am »
Here is the PS1 I worked on last night. I hooked it up and turned it on this morning. Seemed to work fine but all my games are at my dad’s house. I’m going to buy a CD to confirm the CD drive works. Am hoping to get the SD card setup and games played this week.

I haven’t checked time see of it’s a working game yet, but I think I really want to try Kingdom hearts II. I played 1 in the 90’s and it was good, but I hear II is one of the best games ever made for the system.
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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #683 on: August 26, 2020, 08:21:47 am »
my kids play GC games on a wii with GC controllers. :)

My mom gave me my c64 she found in the basement while cleaning.
had no idea it was still around.
PSU is bad, (ripples on screen and no color).

also, it's telling me a rom chip is bad (or it could just be a bad PSU).
so i'm going to order a new after market PSU and see if that fixes me up.
if not, ram chips are cheap but annoying to desolder.

once it works I have to get a 1541 emulator for an sd card.
Or I can use a raspberry pi zero with some components as a 1541 emulator.
but I don't have to worry about that just yet.





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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #684 on: August 26, 2020, 02:34:20 pm »
Been thinking of doing the rgbNES mod, but do I really want to spend all that time and money when I have a NES classic with all the games on it?  It's questions like that which haunt me.

I 100% agree on the NES. Its bam near perfectly emulate and the original hardware is a bit expensive to mod to RGB. You can say the same thing about the N64, it has S-video of a high quality and is a pain to mod to RGB.

You know I did the n64 rgb mod a few years back and it wasn't that bad.  The only issue is there isn't a whole lot to hold those wires on mechanically so some kind of tape or glue is needed to keep them from working loose.  I like mods like that because I don't have to cut up the case.  If it were a destructive mod I would have probably skipped it.  That's the thing that worries me about the NES.  I'm thinking it might be possible to run the wires out the expansion slot in the bottom and then run a pigtail out the back, but I've never seen it done that way so I don't know.  I guess these modders for hire don't even flinch about cutting stuff up. 

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #685 on: August 26, 2020, 03:11:46 pm »
I agree there are a bunch of good games on the Wii.  My problem with it is mainly A. the menu is annoying to deal with. I'm not a fan of the "channel" style they have, and I feel the transitions are so slow between screens because they wanna animate that style.  B.  having being forced to hook up the sensor bar, use the wiimotes to navigate the menu is also annoying. C.  Every time someone mentions playing gamecube games, there always that guy who says "why not use a Wii to play Gamecube games".  It's 2020...you think we don't know you can play Gamecube games on a Wii?  If I wanted to do that I would.  No, I want to play on the original system, and there are still features of the GC that aren't present in the Wii.  Like the ability to play my GBA carts.

These 3 reasons have tainted the Wii for me. YMMV


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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #686 on: August 26, 2020, 04:03:59 pm »
Personally I absolutely love the channel system and wish more companies would have followed it.  Just use the maximum amount of space to show all my games that I can directly click on.  If you look at Microsoft's tile system on the xb1 it's actually very similar and that's probably why it's my favorite interface of the generation.  As for the sensor bar stuff yeah it's annoying but you don't need the sensor bar to navigate the menus.... a classic controller works just fine and I think they eventually released a custom firmware that allows the gamecube controller to be used. 


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« Reply #687 on: August 26, 2020, 06:57:40 pm »
I've hacked one wii and loved it. Going to do at least two more, from friends how know I love doing system hacking. My plan for one is to put two TB HD for GB/wii games.

The other one will probably only get fitness, dance, and sports games. This will be as a station in some of my PE units. I was just at a thrift store that had at least two wii fit platforms, wishing I bought them. I already use Step Mania in my dance unit and have used WII sports at a batting station back in my baseball unit for students on the autism spectrum. Just to put things in perspective, I'm now back in as an Adaptive Phys Ed teacher, working with students with disability's in small groups.

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« Reply #688 on: August 26, 2020, 11:32:54 pm »
Holy cow there are a lot of screws in the Gamecube.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #689 on: August 26, 2020, 11:45:18 pm »
Why arent you streaming this?
This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #690 on: August 27, 2020, 12:49:28 am »
---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- that looks worse than the Wii.  Let us know how it goes. 

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« Reply #691 on: August 27, 2020, 02:07:39 am »
---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- that looks worse than the Wii.  Let us know how it goes.

They are easy to take apart, But there is like 20+ screws to strip it down to get the Drive out lol

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #692 on: August 27, 2020, 11:12:01 am »
Personally I absolutely love the channel system and wish more companies would have followed it.  Just use the maximum amount of space to show all my games that I can directly click on.  If you look at Microsoft's tile system on the xb1 it's actually very similar and that's probably why it's my favorite interface of the generation.  As for the sensor bar stuff yeah it's annoying but you don't need the sensor bar to navigate the menus.... a classic controller works just fine and I think they eventually released a custom firmware that allows the gamecube controller to be used.

Agreed, I liked the Wii system menu better than other interfaces of that generation, at least once I got past the confusion of why starting the disc was called a "channel." I can't argue with the simplicity of the GameCube, but that's another era and it's trying to do almost nothing beyond play disc games. Does the GC Loader add a menu? I guess I'll look it up eventually. I can't see going to the trouble of removing a disc drive unless it was faulty, but it's cool to see how you guys are upgrading your systems.

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« Reply #693 on: August 27, 2020, 11:21:16 am »
Soldering worked out. Booted to setup no problem but got a 8000004 error after the power of power on. Will try to get the software pare under control. So happy to be this fair along.

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« Reply #694 on: August 27, 2020, 01:39:16 pm »
I've enjoyed the psio over the last year.. Guess I don't play the games that have issues. I've had some games that don't boot in the K1V4 mode that should cover most, but you can try the other 3 modes and once you find the mode that works for that game, just drop in a file named that mode in the game folder and you'll be good from there.

Bravo to the xstation, install looks a bit invasive. But to each there own and nice to have options.

In the gamecube realm swiss has had some great updates in recent months for the sd2sp2. All the games that I'd have to have disk handy for all play from SD now.


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« Reply #695 on: August 27, 2020, 02:15:52 pm »
Why arent you streaming this?

It's a really easy install. Literally took me 15 mins to put in. Not worth a stream IMO. The hardest part is unscrewing all those damn screws. It's just over 20 screws to open the shell, remove the fan, remove the optical drive, and shield.
But once that's done, it pretty much just attach the GC Loader to the metal shield, then reassemble. I haven't ordered the 3D printed cover yet, but I'll do that once I can free up some more hobby funds.

Does the GC Loader add a menu?
You use Swiss for the menu, and it's fantastic.  You can force 480p (if you have the hardware for the video output), turn on Anisotropic filtering, adjust screen sizes, and a ton more.
Also, the GC loader has significantly lowered load times for a lot of games. Heavy load games like the Resident Evils or Soul Calibur 2 now load in a fraction of their original speeds.
It's crazy.

I really love this ODE. Simple install, simple software set-up: just copy the swiss file to root, then all the iso you want. No hoops to jump through.

The only downside, which is minor because they are going to update the firmware to fix, is the GC Loader doesn't have write-capability, so it doesn't save your settings to the sd card in the GC Loader. BUT, you can get around this right now by using a sd2sp2 or other sd card reader like Gecko or SD Launcher to save your settings to a secondary sd card.  The GC Loader guys are working on this fix now, and when the firmware is updated, there will be no need for that secondary card.
Other than that, this thing is fantastic! for $90 too, it's great a value.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #696 on: August 27, 2020, 03:32:46 pm »
Heres F-Zero GX being run at 480p RGB (not component), upscaled to 1080p, forced windscreen, with anisotropic filtering on. All running on the original system. Looks amazing and load times are non-existent.

My iphone pictures don't do it justice. I'll probably stream this in a couple weeks and show you guys the output, sans potato camera.

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« Reply #697 on: August 27, 2020, 06:51:10 pm »
I added GC loader to the list. If anything is missing from the list or changes I should make please let me know.


70s
Atari 2600
      Harmony SD cart
      UNO cart


Intellivision
      LTO

80s
Atari 5200
          5200 SD

ColecoVision
      https://www.atarimax.com/colecosd/documentation/

NES/Famicon
         Ever Drive   
         PowerPak          

90s (early)

Neo Geo both the AES & MVS
       Terraonion makes a few SD carts and are listed on there page

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
       Another Ever drive
       Terraonion Mega SD (also Sega CD)

Sega CD
       Terraonion Mega SD (also Genesis/Mega Drive)

SNES
       Another Ever drive. Three ever drives actually see chart

TurboGrafx-16/PC engine
       Another Ever drive
      Super SD System 3 *Also adds CD expansion SD replacement, arcade card, and RGB out.

TurboGrafx-16/PC engine CD expansion
           SUPER SD SYSTEM 3. *Sports card games, CD, games, Arcade card sport, and added RGB out.

90s (mid to late)
3DO
      http://3do-renovation.ru/How_to_buy.htm

Dream cast
      https://gdemu.wordpress.com
      http://3do-renovation.ru/How_to_buy.htm

N64
       Another Ever drive

PSX
      http://ps-io.com

Sega Saturn
      https://gdemu.wordpress.com
      Alternative in development

2000s
Game Cube (Pleas note that the Wii is also a better native game cube. You should look at the Wii options below)
       SD-Media-Launcher
      MEGADRIVE

PS2 (Please note this mod doesn't allow you to natively play PS1 games. PS1 games can only be played natively on a PS2 via disk) 
      Per hacked SD cards suports up to 2TB HD
      SATA hard drive mount]
      HDD replacement mod



Wii
      GC loader (This one seems to be a better options)
      WiiBrew soft mod configurable-usb-loader



Xbox (Original)
       Soft mod
      CoinOPS (Your going to have to find your own links. All the ones I found seem to also point to Roms)

Hand Helds

Game boy
      Another Ever drive   

Game Gear
      Another Ever drive

Game boy advanse
      Another Ever drive   
      EZ-Flash

3DS
      3DS games

NeoGeo color
      NeoGeo color

PSP
      homebrew

Links to out side lists on the same topic

      Retro collect's list

      Atariage's list

 

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #698 on: August 27, 2020, 07:09:56 pm »
Mega Everdrive Pro can play Genesis, Master System, and Sega CD

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« Reply #699 on: August 27, 2020, 07:31:19 pm »
so, you can play psone games off the hard drive on a modded ps2 now?
I have 2 ps2's.
a slim with a working cd-rom I use for light gun games I thought for ps2 and psone but after realizing the guncon guns I bought won't work for a lot of psone games and I needed to buy some hybrid guns...i lost steam on the psone stuff and just got a psone mini to load up.
it looks like crap on an hdtv btw.

the fat ps2 with the dead optical drive is a future project.
I have the network adapter with the sata.

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« Reply #700 on: August 28, 2020, 03:21:35 am »
so, you can play psone games off the hard drive on a modded ps2 now?
I have 2 ps2's.
a slim with a working cd-rom I use for light gun games I thought for ps2 and psone but after realizing the guncon guns I bought won't work for a lot of psone games and I needed to buy some hybrid guns...i lost steam on the psone stuff and just got a psone mini to load up.
it looks like crap on an hdtv btw.

the fat ps2 with the dead optical drive is a future project.
I have the network adapter with the sata.

You have been able to play PS1 from PS2 HDD for a while but its a bit hit n miss not 100% compatible or reliable.

Hence why I still have the PS1 to lol

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« Reply #701 on: August 28, 2020, 06:36:21 am »
I think the PS2 cant run PS1 games off the hard drive natively and has to emulate at least part of the system, I dont know why. As the PS2 can run PS1 CD natively.

If you have a Fat PS2 the upgrade is the simplest you can do. And onces you setup a HD, you literally can just clone it, plug in a modded SD (that are cheep online), a PS2 HD adapter, and your good to go. I had 4 Fat PS2s that were bought cheep or given to me, that I just cloned a HD for, plunged in, and added an SD card and gave way to friends and family as gifts. So so simple.

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« Reply #702 on: August 28, 2020, 06:43:35 am »
Mega Everdrive Pro can play Genesis, Master System, and Sega CD

Wow, Thanks added.

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« Reply #703 on: August 28, 2020, 08:29:21 am »
I think the PS2 cant run PS1 games off the hard drive natively and has to emulate at least part of the system, I dont know why. As the PS2 can run PS1 CD natively.

If you have a Fat PS2 the upgrade is the simplest you can do. And onces you setup a HD, you literally can just clone it, plug in a modded SD (that are cheep online), a PS2 HD adapter, and your good to go. I had 4 Fat PS2s that were bought cheep or given to me, that I just cloned a HD for, plunged in, and added an SD card and gave way to friends and family as gifts. So so simple.

Correct, That is why its a bit iffy if it works or not.

But yeah phat ps2 modin is probably the easiest mod out there to do and costs bugger all.

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« Reply #704 on: August 29, 2020, 10:24:25 am »
I think the PS2 cant run PS1 games off the hard drive natively and has to emulate at least part of the system, I dont know why. As the PS2 can run PS1 CD natively.

If you have a Fat PS2 the upgrade is the simplest you can do. And onces you setup a HD, you literally can just clone it, plug in a modded SD (that are cheep online), a PS2 HD adapter, and your good to go. I had 4 Fat PS2s that were bought cheep or given to me, that I just cloned a HD for, plunged in, and added an SD card and gave way to friends and family as gifts. So so simple.

got it.
I must of missed the part with the sdcard when I was looking to see if I could do that.

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« Reply #705 on: August 29, 2020, 02:41:17 pm »
PS2 soft mod with the sd card adapter is the way to go.  I've had zero problems. 

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« Reply #706 on: September 10, 2020, 04:26:57 pm »
So I think I'll hold off on some Siri driver placement for a while. There seems to be lots of people release an interest in stuff right now. It may be better to hold off for improvements.

https://stoneagegamer.com/terraonion-mode-dreamcast-saturn-ode.html?afmc=retrorgb



it ant cheep.

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« Reply #707 on: September 11, 2020, 10:41:20 am »
I mean, like what you like, but I splashed out on the Fenrir because Saturn is still an emulation train wreck.  Im still chewing on buying an N64 and one of those multicarts.  Had a Z64 back in the day.   

There's really no point in a multicart for the N64.  I got a everdrive clone for it for like 40 bucks.... plays every title.  It's even fancy enough to support thumbnails and stuff.  I didn't mean I preferred emulation... I've got a everdrive (or equivalent) for everything but my NES and 2600 at this point, I just meant putting things in perspective none of what we are doing is at all practical.  Somehow you guys sucked me down this rabbit hole and I'm playing most games on original hardware now.  I'm not complaining, but it's good practice to take a step back every once in a while. 

Been thinking of doing the rgbNES mod, but do I really want to spend all that time and money when I have a NES classic with all the games on it?  It's questions like that which haunt me.
Which clone n64 ed did you get for $40?  I checked the usual places but maybe I am not doing the right search.

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« Reply #708 on: September 13, 2020, 06:05:49 pm »
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« Reply #709 on: January 13, 2021, 11:03:37 am »
My 1001 model playstation started having laser issues, so I went ahead and ordered an Xstation after confirming that the mainboard revision was compatible.

The install seemed to go smoothly, but the Xstation doesn't boot from power on into the menu. It gives me the insert Playstation CD message. However, the Xstation boots up and works perfectly from reset. I posted a thread on the support forum for the device, but this is almost better than perfect for me, as it means that my kids or their friends are less likely to accidentally boot into a menu full of inappropriate games. Also, apparently, I have the somewhat rare version of the 1001 that grounds out PAL video signals, although I doubt that it's related to my issues with the Xstation not power cycling directly into the menu.

As for the Xstation itself, I am amazed. I have had zero issues with it after testing over a dozen games and several hacked games. It's almost eerie playing PSX games on the old gray box without the sounds of the laser assembly spinning up and down. It's completely silent with no moving parts. The occassional loading delays and laser read errors are completely gone. It's almost like playing a cartridge-based system.

It's also super easy to add and remove disc images and upgrade the firmware. For $100 this thing is highly recommended, assuming you can find one of the supported Playstation models.