Sunday, October 5, 2014

Memory Card conversions

I still get a ton of requests for VMP conversions but I don't have a PSP anymore
so I'm unable to perform conversions for you guys.

But it's not that difficult to do it yourself.
User that goes by the name of Jaska made a great guide covering the topic, check it out

I have been getting bunch of requests lately for Memory Card conversions
from .mcr to PSP and PS Vita format (VMP).

There have been requests on ngemu, blog comments and emails and probably
on some other communities where I frequent.

To keep thing neatly organized I'll attach those saves to this post and maybe
we can even help someone else by using those converted saves.

So, consider this the official "ask Shendo to convert my save" post.

Just comment on this post with a link to your save and I'll convert
and attach saves when I get the chance.

Final Fantasy VIII (US) by Eric Vincent
Xenogears (US) by Eric Vincent
Final Fantasy IX (US) by Eric Vincent
Bushido Blade 2 (US) by Cjay2014
Final Fantasy VII/VIII (US) by Trapped
Xenogears (US) by David Tonka
Breath of Fire III (US) by Lt.Dan
Final Fantasy IX (US) by Romans5.8
Final Fantasy VII (EU) by Ex-SOLDIER
Final Fantasy VIII (EU) by Ex-SOLDIER
Final Fantasy IX (EU) by Zappyros
Final Fantasy IX (EU) by Kosaka
Legend of Mana (US) by Agsboy
Final Fantasy IX (US) by Knkma000
Final Fantasy VII/VIII (US) by Craig A O'Donnell-Vicente
Crash Team Racing / Final Fantasy IX (EU) by Ex-SOLDIER
Final Fantasy VIII (US) by Ddx92
Xenogears (US) by Michael1986
Tobal 2 / Saga Frontier / Front Mission 2 / Final Fantasy VII / Tactics / Einhander / Bushido Blade / Brave Fencer Mushashi by Fushigina
Chrono Cross (US) by J. Hampe
Final Fantasy IX / Digimon (EU) by VoiD3d
Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX (EU) / Resident Evil 1 / 2 (US) by Noctis_XV
Breath of Fire 4 (US) by Dustin Weith
Legend of Dragoon (US) by B-train
Arc the Lad 2 (US) by Ygna
Parasite Eve 1/2 (US) by Justin Chambers
Final Fantasy VIII (EU) by RehiiX
Wild Arms 2, FF9, Legend of Legaia (US) by Eric Taylor
Final Fantasy VII (US) by Thurac
Final Fantasy VIII (EU, US) by Havenbrook

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MemcardRex goes open source

I decided to release the source code for MemcardRex in a hope that community
will contribute to it and keep the project alive.

Due to some other ongoing projects of mine I'm unable to work on MemcardRex
as much as I want to and it would be a shame to let the project die.

I have set up a git repository page which can be reached by following this link:
MemcardRex Git repository

Also, if anyone is up for it a Gtk# port of the application would be much appreciated
as non Windows platform are lacking a serious PS1 Memory Card editor.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gtk# version of BIOSGet released.

Lately I have been using Linux and I noticed that my BIOSGet application
was not working properly with Mono.

That's why I decided to port the application to Gtk#.

So here it is. It should work properly on Linux and OS X if you have latest Mono runtime installed.

BIOSGet 0.1 Gtk#

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.

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).

PadTest 1.0

Thursday, January 30, 2014

MemcardRex 1.8 released

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

  • 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
SCPH-9002 running PS1CardLink