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by bender
Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Emulator Legality Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 1890

emulators technically should be illegal..for they are the means by which people bootleg and play many games without an original system and/or game. - An emulator, emulates the hardware (a lot of electronic components), nothing more. Is having the pirated software what is illegal. - A PC lets you to...
by bender
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

Forget what I said about the tolerances. I was thinking that we know the working limits for 57600 but is an stupid idea About setserial, I get: darkstar bender # setserial /dev/ttyUSB0 -a Cannot get serial info: Invalid argument darkstar bender # ls -ltr /dev/ttyUSB* crw-rw---- 1 root tty 188, 0 Feb...
by bender
Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

hmm. I'm thinking that perhaps I don't need the oscilloscope and I have never used one. I have studied computing science but my hardware knowledge is limited to theorical lessons :P I'm thinking that if there's a 4.1% tolerance and 57600 works, I could perhaps try to apply the tolerances to 56700bau...
by bender
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

I have tried the alternate 115200 but nothing and the coder's cable is the one from lik-sang, about 50cm. I don't have a digital sampling oscilloscope Is really a mistery. I'm thinking the problem is just dc-tool with this device but don't know why, lol . From the kernel driver I'm using, pl2303.c. ...
by bender
Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

I'm thinking that this only works for 57600 just because is an standar rate on both sides. Perhaps is a problem of the cable for being too standar or there's another way to make the correction so we can send the 115200 or 230400 and receive the good ones, don't know. ...having a look at the official...
by bender
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

Thanks. I have just tried for 115200 and 230400 but doesn't work for me. I don't know the reason. My kernel driver supports those rates and dctool should support them with the speed hack for the exact dreamcast values, I think . Perhaps the problems is just dctool working with this device and the /d...
by bender
Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

Thanks a lot. I will try the changing the formula on monday :-). I have also just fixed the problem I had and now the USB->Serial it's working perfectly. The reason was just that I had compiled : USB Serial Converter Support --> [*] USB Generic Serial Driver The USB Generic Serial Driver is just not...
by bender
Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

Thanks. I can't try it till monday because I don't have my dreamcast here, sigh. I'm at GMT+1

I will try to fix the speed for the cable then. The serial modem should work fine too ;-)
by bender
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

I have tried the -e but is not a problem related to the dreamcast<->pc connection. I changed the source code, it was just to add the 'case' option for the 230400, but nothing. The new baud rate is allowed but I have the same problem as with 115200. dc-tool starts but hangs after the 'Console enabled...
by bender
Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

It does run without rebooting!!!! yeah, I'm happy. I just discovered that unplugging the usb cable, typing 'dc-tool -t /dev/ttyUSB0' in the shell without the cable, pluging the cable and running dc-tool again, it works Now if I could make the thing work for 230kbps :D cheers Edit: Tried a lot and th...
by bender
Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

Nice. Tried the cvs version of dctool. It only lets me to choose between 57600 and 115200 bauds too but there are some changes Axlen made there for faster transfer rates. I'm also having the same problem as with the 1.0.3, needing to reboot everything to send the data again :? . I'm still using dclo...
by bender
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

The only version I seem to be able to find is the old one : http://adk.napalm-x.com/dc/dcload-serial/index.html :oops: I have also been at Axlen's site: http://www.geocities.com/pboese@sbcglobal.net/ , but there are not files there The old version of dcload does not compile for me :? : bender@darkst...
by bender
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

but dc-tool only lets me to choose 57600 and 115200 bauds, I think. How much is a baud in bytes? lol I'm still having that problem of needing to reboot everything to send the data again, weird. There are not processes I could kill I think On the other side, I have tried to upload many examples of di...
by bender
Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

If you can try it on a linux machine.... just in case. You need the driver but also some kind of a serial dispositive node, something like the /dev/ttys . I don't know how does this thing work on macs The driver for the device seems to work since last 2.4.x kernels but you also need the 'USB Serial ...
by bender
Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

There's one problem. I can send the data only once with dc-tool. Then I need to reboot the system to get it to work again. Looking at my processes, I don't see anything strange, perhaps unloading the module and loading it again. Don't know...this is probably a problem of dc-tool, but hey, it works :...
by bender
Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

Well. just bought an USB -> Serial adaptor an it works with dc-tool in linux :D
by bender
Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

Just a question. Has anyone tried an USB-> RS232 adaptor like http://www.micropik.com/provisional/images/BLUECABLE.gif ? Someone told me that this thing does not work for the dreamcast but I don't remember the reason. dc-tool-serial-1.0.3-linux has also an option to choose the port, and the linux ke...
by bender
Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

No. This is about a serial to parallel. Is just that seems a very cheap thing and that it could be interesting for all the people out there with a laptop, most of actual laptops (if not all) do not have an rs232, USB is just far better. Axlen was working on something but there was not much interest....
by bender
Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

I have really no idea, but that seems really better, lol. I have worked with some PICs a while ago but much better if one of you, hardware/software guys can have a look at something about this :-) It could be like a very cheap way to have perhaps something interesting and speaking with some people, ...
by bender
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: dc's serial <-> pc's parallel
Replies: 105
Views: 21118

dc's serial <-> pc's parallel

I'm just thinking that a circuit based on something like this would be very possible and cheap: http://www.pablin.com.ar/electron/circuito/mc/sertopar/index.htm . http://www.pablin.com.ar/electron/circuito/mc/sertopar/circuito.gif This works taking the serial data and converting it to parallel using...