Saturday, March 15, 2014

PadTest (PS1 homebrew)




Every so often I get or buy a cheap broken PlayStation controller and I fix it.

With that I found myself in need for a controller test application
since that feature is pretty crude in standard games.

So I decided to write my own and upon completing it I'm sharing it with community.

Usage:
Burn a bin/cue image to CD and boot it on your console.
After that connect a controller of your choice to either port and test it's buttons.

Analog controllers should automatically switch to analog "red led mode".
To test rumble press L3 for big motor and R3 for small motor.

This software is intended to be ran on the actual PlayStation 1 or PSone console.
Since it's using direct memory access to SIO ports it may not work on emulators or other
consoles (PlayStation 2).

Download:
PadTest 1.0

Thursday, January 30, 2014

MemcardRex 1.8 released


A newest release of MemcardRex is here, grab it while it's hot.

Changelog:
  • Fixed a crash if "File->Quit" was selected after reading Memory Card from DexDrive.
  • Added "Restore window position at startup" option.
  • Added "Format card" option under "Hardware" menu per Carmax91's suggestion.
  • Added support for MemCARDuino, an Arduino based Memory Card reader with open source firmware.
  • Added support for PS1CardLink, a PS1 software which acts as a Memory Card reader.
        - Check out "Hardware" directory included with MemcardRex.
  • Extended support for Action Replay saves. Non standard saves can be imported now (codelist, e00-exe, etc...).
  • Bundled "BCLoader 0.1" plugin, a loader for Black Chocobo FF7 save editor.

Download link:
MemcardRex 1.8

MemcardRex 1.8
PS1CardLink
SCPH-9002 running PS1CardLink
MemCARDuino



Monday, November 25, 2013

Progress update (PS1CardLink)

Those who own a serial cable for their PS1s are in for a treat.

I made an application which enables transfer between a Memory Card
connected to PS1 and MemcardRex running on PC.

Screens:


Release of MemcardRex 1.8 version is very soon. :)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Progress update (MemCARDuino)

I added support for MemCARDuino reader in my MemcardRex.
If you don't know what MemCARDuino is you can visit this link for more info.

Here is a video of it in action:


I'm not really sure when MemcardRex 1.8 will be released but stay tuned for any updates.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

PSX BIOS Dumper 2.6 released

Recently I started programming for PSX once again so I decided to update my BIOS dumper.

I've added a serial cable support, so for those lucky ones who have a PSX serial cable
you don't have to use Memory Cards which makes the whole process a lot faster.

Changelog:
  • Fixed error which displayed incorrect version and date on SCPH-1000 consoles.
  • Added BIOS CRC-32 information.
  • Added option to use serial cable.
  • Updated BIOSmerge for Linux (x86 and x64).


If you need a guide for using this software visit this thread.

Download:
BIOS Dumper 2.6

Thursday, June 20, 2013

MemcardRex 1.7 released

  • DTR line is now used in DexDrive communication.
  • Adjusted timing for DexDrive communication.
    • Memory Cards that were not readable should work now.
  • Added import icon feature in the icon editor.
    • 16x16 pixel icons with no more than 16 colors are supported.
  • Added a complete set of new interface icons.
    • Silk icon set 1.3 by Mark James.
  • Added a "Compare with temp buffer" option.
  • Added Del shortcut for "Remove save" option.
  • Message box is now slightly larger for easier readability.
  • Save prompt now defaults to "Yes" instead of "No".
  • Menu options are now dynamic and items are enabled/disabled related to the currently selected save.
  • Bundled "CTREdit 0.1" plugin, a Crash Team Racing save editor.



Download link:
MemcardRex 1.7

Friday, May 24, 2013

Progress update

Wow,
I haven't made a new post in quite a while...

Anyway,
MemcardRex is still alive and kicking and the release date of version 1.7 is very soon.

Currently I'm busy adding some new features and updating the interface a bit
with the new icons set from famfamfam.com.

Also, I'm working on yet another plugin called "CTREdit", guess what game is it for...