He's clearly a masochist that's why he hardwired it in etc. All joking aside tho, that takes some serious skill and patience loloh man, I think you took the hard road with this.
why no more swaptrick ?
why do you had not flashed the AR to pskai before hard-wiring it ?
why not taking the pretty simple modchip road ?
why do you choose a AR w/o PAR/LPT-port for hard-wiring into the saturn ?
I would say to desolder the eeproms and programming inside a eeprom programmer should work.
Inside the bigger iso is a FW-folder with the pure pskai256.bin for the eeprom's.
You may need to split this into even/odd-files for two eeproms.
Hi guys, i just bought a cartridge with pseudo saturn kai lite v6.036b already installed, but i can't manage to make it work... I have tried about every file format (mainly cue/iso/wav with TOC confirmed) in every writing speed, on different verbatim cd-r, and on different cd writer! (3) but it freeze right after i choose 0.831 or 0.832... :'( The disc spins for maybe 2 sec
Tried to burn the last version of ssk to upgrade but same. My saturn reads audio cd but i don't have an original game to try... Could it be the laser?
Getting desperate! Thanks for any idea/input!
If your Saturn can read audio CD but is having problems with data CD, then trying to adjust laser intensity of your Saturn CD unit may give some results.I tried with isopropanol, same :/
Congratulations, you solved your Saturn's largest security holeWondering, is it possible to flash a AR 4M Plus by directly programming one of the chips that is contained on the PCB via a programmer? I hard-wired in an AR 4M Plus, due to cart slot failing, and would like to flash it to Pseudo Saturn Kai...but swap trick is no longer an option and I'd like to avoid spending the money on a mod chip if possible.
Video of the hard-wired AR 4MP. It's not very elegant yet, but I'm excited it is working, and would be more excited if it contained PSK (hey, that's an old Schooly D song - considered by many to be the first gangsta rap song ).
No problem about that : I hijacked USB dev cart thread by myself, and except @vbt, this doesn't seems to concern anybodycafe-alpha, I started a new thread so as not to hijack this one:
Thank you ! I updated the "table of contents" second post on first pageI just wanted to post a link to my newly published "Ultimate Guide: Tape CD Switch & Flash Pseudo Saturn Kai to ARP on Model 1 (80000)". I couldn't find a guide like this for this specific model's switch, so I made my own. This is for the original N. American model.
I had also massive cart slot problems, but cleaning contacts (slot & cart) and like 20-50 or even more attempts to put the cart in the saturn did the job. but I picked up another saturn and no more of this stress.my cart slot stopped working. Couldn't get the cart to read, couldn't flash it.
I do confirm that it sometimes depends on Saturn itself : my main Saturn (on which I do dev stuff and I use to do firmware first install for each new cartridges) doesn't have connection problem. But another Saturn that I use from time to time for some tests is a bit picky in order to recognize a cartridge.I had also massive cart slot problems, but cleaning contacts (slot & cart) and like 20-50 or even more attempts to put the cart in the saturn did the job. but I picked up another saturn and no more of this stress.
I noticed the problem this morning (without having time to reply at that moment), and you were faster to reply ^^@cafe-alpha
I'm currently unable to use the MemCart Feature of the your USB-DevCart + SGC (FAT version).
According to status line at the bottom, MemCart is configured, SD-Card type/name displayed, Selftest etc. looks good.
With Sega's mem manager or the Save data manager from the pskai-cd the additional memory/device does not show up.
copy/move is not selectable
update: now it works, the biggest error is in front of the computer (or saturn in this case) speaking of me the user ... I flashed only the pskai lite version, now with full version memcart-feature works as expected.
This is the first time I see such error message, so I may be wrong, but did you changed the CR2032 battery located at the rear side of your Saturn, near VCD cartridge slot ?New member here. Was hoping you could help me sort out an issue I'm having with Panzer Dragoon Saga, the U.S. version. Basically, I get this message every time I start the game with the JHL 0.832 bootloader:
"The System Memory (Cartridge Memory) is not ready for use. Please clear all files using your Memory Manager. Go to the System Settings Screen by pressing the Reset Button while holding the L or R Button. From there, you can access your Memory Manager."
Here's a picture:
My Action Replay Plus is flashed with Pseudo Saturn Kai Lite 6.074. I'm using a North American Saturn Model 1 (bought it on June 3rd, 1995!). Pseudo Saturn Lite is working great otherwise.
The non-official cartridge protection in Panzer Dragoon Saga consists in verifying that "Action Replay" or "X-Terminator" aren't indicated in cartridge ROM header. Antime's patch bypasses this check, but it is unnecessary when using Pseudo Saturn Kai, because Pseudo Saturn Kai ROM header doesn't indicates "Action Replay" nor "X-Terminator"I found a reference on this very forum that PDS won't start with a cartridge in the slot, and found a patch that is supposed to get around it. The patch I used it antime's, found here: https://antime.kapsi.fi/sega/own.html
The problem is after I patch a disk image of the game with it, IMGburn won't burn it because it says something like "image over minutes."
I've tried methods with several different copies--Darkwater's from ISO Zone (which wouldn't load at all), the pre-patched copy I found in this YouTube video, and even a bin/cue I made from my own personal PDS N.A. copy (purchased on launch day in 1998). Nothing seems to work. My goal is to be able to have this game backed up rather than relaying on my N.A. copy, which is pristine.