DreamShell BootLoader 0.7.X Beta Released!

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Re: DreamShell BootLoader 0.7.X Beta Released!

Post#11 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:23 pm

Aleron Ives wrote:GDEMU has never had the problem, because it does not have any kind of menu system. GDMENU and BlueCrab's boot disc have had the problem, because homebrew made with KOS breaks PSO. PSO is very picky about the system state when you launch the game, and if the homebrew menu doesn't "clean up" after itself before launching the game, it breaks PSO.


Ah ok. That makes sense. Well I'm sure something can be figured out. Nothing's impossible. ;)

Aleron Ives wrote:Didn't you say that using adapters makes the speed even worse than using a GD-ROM?


No I said using an IDE-to-SATA adapter would be slower than using straight IDE. It's still much faster than the GD-ROM drive. As far as CF cards go, they're basically IDE so the conversion is very simple and doesn't slow things down like IDE-to-SATA would.
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Post#12 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:49 pm

Interesting, I've never even heard of CompactFlash before.
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Post#13 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:55 pm

Aleron Ives wrote:Interesting, I've never even heard of CompactFlash before.


It's the father of the SD card basically. They aren't used all that much anymore except for specialty applications. They're still pretty popular for use in high-end cameras. I think mainly because the transfer speed is much faster than a typical SD card which helps with writing large raw image files in rapid succession.
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Re: DreamShell BootLoader 0.7.X Beta Released!

Post#14 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:07 pm

I believe there were some Sega Naomi adapters made that used CF too which is kinda cool and a full circle thing. ;)

https://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/ ... -services/

But yeah, before I became a huge proponent of GDEMU, I was always wanting to get an IDE modded DC with Dreamshell, but that game compatibility stagnated for too many years I feel like. I know it was just a few people contributing to it, and Megavolt85 has singlehandedly added a lot of features to it. So it having such high compatibility now is a great thing to see.

Maybe some day I will be able to get one from somebody, but for now I got my GDEMU which is good enough for my use.

Dreamshell is just so feature rich that I wish we had similar with the ODE's.

But yeah, really happy for you guys! I knew one day it would eventually get there!
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Re: DreamShell BootLoader 0.7.X Beta Released!

Post#15 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:46 am

Could someone be a star and upload and share the bootloader please? I cant download it from swat, i registered but it doesnt send me the verification email (checked my spam folder etc), so im unverified and cant download attachments despite requesting a resend of the ver. email a gazzilion times in the last 6 months.

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Re: DreamShell BootLoader 0.7.X Beta Released!

Post#16 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:53 pm

wanos463 wrote:Could someone be a star and upload and share the bootloader please?.


Here ya go. This is new version that was just released today. Apparently fixes Re-Volt and Speed Devils Online. Haven't tried it yet though.

ide.zip
(17.5 KiB) Downloaded 64 times


Edit: Just tested it and it's even better than I thought! MagForce Racing, Re-Volt, Sega Worldwide Soccer 2000, Slave Zero, and Speed Devils Online all work now! That brings us up to 98% compatibility! :D
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Re: DreamShell BootLoader 0.7.X Beta Released!

Post#17 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:45 am

Thank you.

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Post#18 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:44 pm

98% NOW? Man really happy for you guys!
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Post#19 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:34 pm

Does this improve compatibility with the serial SD adapter?
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Post#20 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:49 pm

dave_van_damn wrote:Does this improve compatibility with the serial SD adapter?


No, it's for IDE only.
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