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by BlueCrab
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: DreamSDK R2 is now available
Replies: 29
Views: 3251

Re: DreamSDK R2 is now available

If you update KOS to the most recent revision from the git repository, that should no longer be a problem.

I've never used DreamSDK, so I can't exactly tell you how you would do it, but I'm sure a reinstall of it would do it.
by BlueCrab
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Official Sylverant PSO Server Forum
Topic: Dreamcast character backup to Sylverant Server issue
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Dreamcast character backup to Sylverant Server issue

The /tlogin command is an alternative to the /login command, using a one-time password generated on the website. There's actually a full list of commands on the Sylverant site here, with descriptions: https://sylverant.net/server-commands/ The backup is taken every time you join or create a team fro...
by BlueCrab
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Official Sylverant PSO Server Forum
Topic: Dreamcast character backup to Sylverant Server issue
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Dreamcast character backup to Sylverant Server issue

The /enablebk command only works if you have registered your serial number/access key to your account (which means you need to be using a real unique serial/access key, not a shared one -- by the way) and you are logged in on the server with the /tlogin or /login command. You won't see anything when...
by BlueCrab
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Official Sylverant PSO Server Forum
Topic: PSO Questions & Answers
Replies: 618
Views: 61098

Re: PSO Questions & Answers

I'm surprised there were people opposed to it, especially as many people use Ives "enhanced" version of PSO that does just that for ULT mode. I am guessing most people just don't know that PSO drops are essentially broken and mathematically impossible in many cases. There have been a lot of people ...
by BlueCrab
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Official Sylverant PSO Server Forum
Topic: PSO Questions & Answers
Replies: 618
Views: 61098

Re: PSO Questions & Answers

Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification. So going back to the original question, since the server can control drops is there a possibility of events or event rewards involving increased drop rates? In theory, yes. But, such increased drops would only affect users who use /sdrops, as I will not fo...
by BlueCrab
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Official Sylverant PSO Server Forum
Topic: PSO Questions & Answers
Replies: 618
Views: 61098

Re: PSO Questions & Answers

No. The server never asks the leader for the drop when server drops are on, thus everything is under the server's control in the case of server drops being on. Here's the whole process, normally: You kill a Booma Your client sends a packet to say you killed the Booma Your client sends a packet to th...
by BlueCrab
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Official Sylverant PSO Server Forum
Topic: PSO Questions & Answers
Replies: 618
Views: 61098

Re: PSO Questions & Answers

Outside of doing some hackery inside a quest (which would only apply to that quest) or with the server-side patching functionality, there's no way to modify experience on any version of PSO other than Blue Burst (at least that I'm aware of). Server side drops only work because of the way that Sega s...
by BlueCrab
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Have 2 HKT-01 Dev kits. Need help
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Have 2 HKT-01 Dev kits. Need help

In theory, if you set the device IDs and such correctly, you should be able to read the hard drives without too much trouble with what you have already. It really should only involve getting your PC set up with the SCSI cards and drivers, setting the device IDs properly for the hard drives, and just...
by BlueCrab
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Japanese Dreamcast Question
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Japanese Dreamcast Question

It depends... Different hardware revisions used different voltage levels for the disc drive, and swapping a drive between a lower voltage board and a higher one could fry the drive. I believe that the drives should have a voltage stamped on them. If the voltages match, then you should be able to swa...
by BlueCrab
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Official Sylverant PSO Server Forum
Topic: PSO Questions & Answers
Replies: 618
Views: 61098

Re: PSO Questions & Answers

Here's a tool that can erase your flash rom from your Dreamcast: https://dreamcast.wiki/Flash_Memory_Eraser . This will erase everything in the writable portion of the flash memory, so you will need a way to re-set your network information to connect to the game again (a web browser disc or somethin...
by BlueCrab
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Bug in sem_init
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Bug in sem_init

Change committed in commit a2964c.
by BlueCrab
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Bug in sem_init
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Bug in sem_init

Welp, that would be a bug I wrote. Thanks for finding it, I'll patch it as soon as I get a chance.

That said, usually things such as that that initialize structures don't modify them if they fail. That's why it doesn't do that now... That said, it probably isn't a bad idea to do so either.
by BlueCrab
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Modification and Repair
Topic: Japanese Dreamcast Question
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: Japanese Dreamcast Question

Unless the game itself is dirty, it is probably the disc drive laser, yes. You can try to use a bit of Isopropyl Alcohol on a cotton swab to to clean the laser off and see if that helps at all (you can do the same to the side of the disc that the laser reads too, of course). Just dab a cotton swab o...
by BlueCrab
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Official Sylverant PSO Server Forum
Topic: PSO Questions & Answers
Replies: 618
Views: 61098

Re: PSO Questions & Answers

The easiest way to get up and running with a modem on the Dreamcast version is to use a DreamPi setup. Basically, you can rig your modem up to a Raspberry Pi computer with a specific (modified) USB modem and use that to connect to online games. Basically, google for "DreamPi", and you should find mo...
by BlueCrab
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: libparallax and special characters
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: libparallax and special characters

PrOfUnD Darkness wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:33 am
I can confirm it works using the plx_fcxt_draw_wide and fat_utf8_to_ucs2 from ucs.c! Thank you so much!
Thanks for letting me know. I'll add it to libparallax. :)
by BlueCrab
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: VVVVVV Dreamcast port
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: VVVVVV Dreamcast port

I wondered if someone would end up porting this when I saw the source released. I'm glad to see that someone took it up! :)
by BlueCrab
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: kmg vs dtex vs png
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: kmg vs dtex vs png

One advantage .dtex has is argb1555 encoding, which can be useful if you prefer to preserve color over alpha accuracy. IIRC libpng will squash your cute png to argb4444, which cause banding in color gradiant and other visual artifacts. You can specify to libpng to use ARGB1555 as well by using PNG_...
by BlueCrab
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Debugging on an emulator
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Debugging on an emulator

Frist off, moved to the programming forum. To answer your question, I've always recommended that people not do their debugging in an emulator. Simply put, when you run into issues with your code, you never really know if its your code or the emulator causing the problem. Plus, there are plenty of in...
by BlueCrab
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: libparallax and special characters
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: libparallax and special characters

Ah, yeah, it's not in 2.0.0... I'm so used to most people using the current source in the Git repository. Here's the file with the function in question in the current git version: https://sourceforge.net/p/cadcdev/kallistios/ci/master/tree/addons/libkosfat/ucs.c Most txf fonts that I've ever seen ou...
by BlueCrab
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What does everyone do for work?
Replies: 21
Views: 943

Re: What does everyone do for work?

I guess I could update my earlier post... I'm still working on my PhD, but I also accepted a software engineering position working with a company called Science Systems and Applications, Inc. My position is actually at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, working in the Terrestrial Information Systems ...