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by bucanero
Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Dream Explorer (VMU Tool) v0.8.5 released !
Replies: 23
Views: 5242

I didn't realize speud purposly made that image like that. Anyway thanks, I guess. IMHO this whole "copy-protection" stuff its just plain bad for the DC community... not cool at all. I could understand it if it was a commercial software (like bleemcast discs), but if its freeware, then it does not ...
by bucanero
Sat May 20, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: GameShark/ActionReplay CDX Code Database
Replies: 2
Views: 351

I wonder if it would be possible to create a homebrew version of the Action Replay or Gameshark using Gamesharks own codes... First of all, GameShark codes would need to be decrypted to plain memory addresses. IIRC there's a gameshark code decrypter available. (Edit: I've found it here, with source...
by bucanero
Sat May 20, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: GameShark/ActionReplay CDX Code Database
Replies: 2
Views: 351

GameShark/ActionReplay CDX Code Database

So... yesterday I was messing around with some html files I had with tons of GameShark codes, and I decided to build a Dreamcast cheat code database. :wink: Right now there's 3500+ GameShark/ActionReplay CDX cheat codes for 254 dreamcast games, but I'll keep adding more games and codes I've around. ...
by bucanero
Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Double Power Unit OR Memory Card That Can Link to Computer?
Replies: 18
Views: 815

Hmm, I know that the BBA is really expensive, but where could I get a Coders-Cable? If it's illegal or something of the sort then nevermind. You can get the coders-cable at Lik-Sang and many other places like Play-Asia.com. The coders cable is not illegal, it's very handy and you can use it to run ...
by bucanero
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Double Power Unit OR Memory Card That Can Link to Computer?
Replies: 18
Views: 815

you can also transfer vmu saves to your computer using a coders-cable or a BBA.
by bucanero
Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Games and Software Hacking, Prototypes, and Devkits Discussion
Topic: Hex Hacking Samba De Amigo savefile?
Replies: 3
Views: 370

About Samba VMU files, you can check out here:

http://www.bucanero.com.ar/vmu.php?game ... a+de+Amigo

There are many "all unlocked" saves, I can't tell if they will have the song you're looking, but well, you don't have nothing to lose, right? :P
by bucanero
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: DC Save Converter v1.0 released
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Looks neat. Too bad I don't have a VMU to PC cable to test it out with. :( Well, actually this tool does not require any kind of cable, you can upload the converted saves to any webspace and then use a Dreamcast browser like PlanetWeb or DreamPassport to download them. (And it will work just fine w...
by bucanero
Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: DC Save Converter v1.0 released
Replies: 8
Views: 993

DC Save Converter v1.0 released

This new Win32 GUI tool I?ve just released will help those who want to easily convert Dreamcast savefiles from .DCI, .VMI/VMS or plain raw saves to PlanetWeb?s .VMI/VMS format or Nexus .DCI format. You're also allowed to edit the file's attributes like name, date, copy protected flag, etc. As an add...
by bucanero
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: Vmzip problems
Replies: 3
Views: 383

Download the VMU CD DreamOn Edition .CDI file and burn: you'll get VMZip running without problems, and as an added bonus you'll have my VMU Backup CD too.

Check my website for download links ( http://www.bucanero.com.ar )
by bucanero
Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Trying to write a VMI-writer DLL. (C++)
Replies: 5
Views: 383

check the source code of any of my latest two released tools (DCI4VMI & VMU2GIF), because I coded some specific C++ classes to read/write data from VMI/VMS and DCI files. :D
So everything you're wanting to do should be explained clearly enough in my code. :mrgreen:
by bucanero
Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: VMU2GIF v1.0 released
Replies: 1
Views: 443

VMU2GIF v1.0 released

Today I've released another command-line tool for handling Dreamcast VMU save files. :D This tool is called VMU2GIF and allows you to extract the animated icons from save files (either in .DCI or .VMI/VMS format) and save them as .GIF files. Here are some VMU2GIF examples, taken from some well known...
by bucanero
Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: DCI4VMI v1.0 Released
Replies: 2
Views: 437

As I promised earlier, I did some small updates on my DCI4VMI command-line tool, and now everything it's available at my SourceForge.net page, including Win32 exe, Linux binaries and source code.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfile ... _id=381702
by bucanero
Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: DCI4VMI v1.0 Released
Replies: 2
Views: 437

DCI4VMI v1.0 Released

I?ve coded a simple tool to convert Dreamcast savegames between Nexus .DCI format and .VMI/.VMS format. I know there are other tools to do this same job, but I think this is the first tool to handle both-way conversions without any other parameter than source file and destination file (for .DCI targ...
by bucanero
Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: VMU CD Dream On Edition Released
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Neat, but what's new? Well, basically: VMU CD = VMU Backup CD v1.3.0 + VMZip v1.0.0 + some more new saves + some vmu minigames and animations. I guess the equation gives a good result for those who haven't burned any previous versions of my VMU discs... but if you already have'em burned then you ca...
by bucanero
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: VMU CD Dream On Edition Released
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Damon Plus wrote:Your work is awesome, but I have a question: It is possible to download the minigames to the VMU from the CD?
Right now the vmu minigames cannot be transfered to a SEGA VMU, they only load into Marcus' vmu emulator.
by bucanero
Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: VMU CD Dream On Edition Released
Replies: 4
Views: 475

VMU CD Dream On Edition Released

I?ve just released the VMU CD version that won the first place in the 2nd Annual Dream On Contest. :D This new VMU CD includes my latest VMU Backup CD and VMZip in one single disc, with a nice menu interface to select between the two applications. 8-) You're invited to visit my page for more info, s...
by bucanero
Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: Looking for sample code
Replies: 23
Views: 1156

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think that Dan Potter released parts of the source code of Feet of Fury, so you might want to check out Cryptic Allusion's web site and see around there.
by bucanero
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: Homebrew Software and Indie Games Discussion
Topic: 2nd Annual Dream On Contest (Results Are In)
Replies: 47
Views: 2757

WOW! :o I won! :mrgreen: :D
I'm so happy! :P

Thanks to MetaFox and all the crew behind the DreamOn contest! :kiss)

I also want to congratulate the other DC coders who joined the competition with their fine work. We all keep the DC scene alive! :wink:

greetz!
by bucanero
Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: dc-tool-ip 1.0.4
Replies: 20
Views: 1426

if you want to easily build a selfboot image with any homebrew follow these steps:

MKISOFS -V CD_LABEL -l -o data.iso your_dir

(be sure to have IP.BIN and scrambled 1ST_READ.BIN in "your_dir")

then just use: BIN2BOOT data.iso /nohack

burn the .cdi and enjoy! :)
by bucanero
Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: Programming Discussion
Topic: VMU icons
Replies: 18
Views: 5179

talking about VMU icons, I had no problems including VMU icons in my VMZip tool. check VMzip source code (available at my site & at sourceforge) to see how I used KOS vmu_pkg functions. Also, for creating the icon arrays I used "BMP2ASM" that converts 16 colours bmp's to ASM includes, that can be ea...