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Hi. Would you recommend Windows 95, 98 or 98SE for Xplorer stuff and for the Sony DTL-xxxx ISA card's?
Sony recommended just Windows 98 wasn't it (not SE)??
Just confused if I should put Win 98 or Win 98 SE...
Last edited by H360; 06-07-2011 at 08:29 AM.
Win 3.1 / 95 or 98.
For dev with Caetla I use XP 32bit for sending/editing and DOSBOX for running the compiler.
I also have a setup with my USB PSone that I use with dosbox on my netbook.
I keep meaning to get tails92's setup running but cygwin seems to muck up partway through downloading.
Last edited by danhans115; 06-07-2011 at 08:29 AM.
So straight up Windows 98.
Not Windows 98 Second Edition?
Its a pain to install Windows 98.
So, many. DRIVER ISSUES!
95 /98SE / ME?
Dont think it matters so long as its not NT based so you can have direct access to hardware.
A lot of this info is on other sites already, hitmen-console etc. Just think of hardware/software that was available when the tools where made, cannot go wrong then.
Last edited by danhans115; 06-07-2011 at 08:50 AM.
OK I got Windows ME installed...
At least that support my USB stick so I don't have to waste all my CD ROM discs ;-)
All hardware was installed perfectly...
Still cant communicate with the xplorer, but I am going to try your file now...
Thank you :rolleyes:
Last edited by H360; 06-07-2011 at 10:21 AM.
Look on hitmen-console.org .. all files/tools are there. there is a Faq too check under playstation/tools. Compilers are available elsewhere, Google is your friend.
That CD I made was just to boot DOS from CD with the required tools thats all, no use to you.
Last edited by danhans115; 06-07-2011 at 09:58 AM.
Oh ok. Thanks for the hint.
I tried to initiate the comms with the code 'catflap reset -p0x378' and it still does not work.
I am running CAETLA 0.34.
Any ideas? Or just go and download that stuff from that link via hitmen?
If you are talking about this software,
'English CAETLA Tools (win32)'
I already have it. Loser translated most of it from Japanese to English.
Last edited by H360; 06-07-2011 at 10:08 AM.
type catflap and look at the help pages regarding environment variables and set these up in you
then its just a matter of CATFLAP reset.. CATFLAP run.. etc etc.
If you are running ME you dont need to use catflap, get the caetla tools and use those.
Last edited by danhans115; 06-07-2011 at 10:15 AM.
OK I tried CHKCOMMS.com,
But it is using port 0x320.
My LPT1 (in device manager) is on port 0x378.
How can I change it using code (IE: as stated above with -p0x378)?
*EDIT* re-flashed to CAETLA 0.35
Last edited by H360; 06-07-2011 at 10:26 AM.
It is set on SPP...
Originally Posted by KH2K4
CHKCOMMS if for AR Comms cards (its version no being 0.7), hence it looking at 0x320.
look for the command link params for PSEXE.EXE thats what you should be using... See
PSEXE.COM for caetla version 2.15E (c)1997-99 K-Comm.
usage : psexe [switch] <ExecFileName [parameter...]>
psexe [switch] <ExecFileName [parameter...] [-C switch...]>
psexe -D<addres> [switch] <DataFileName>
switch: -P<[mode] num> PC port type to use (def.= mode:A num:2)
CommsLink 0:300 1:310 2:320 3:330
ExStand 4:LPT1 5:LPT2 6:LPT3
FreeWing 7:LPT1 8:LPT2 9:LPT3
XLink 10:LPT1 11:LPT2 12:LPT3
XLink(JP)13:LPT1 14:LPT2 15:LPT3
PC9821 LPT Ports should use mode: B
-N Execute without hooks
-K Pause before execution
-T<num(hex)> Set # of tasks (def=4)
-E<num(hex)> Set # of events (def=10)
-S<num(hex)> Set SP initial value (def specified in PS-EXE header)
-C Console mode (unnecessary when using PS-EXE files)
-D,adr(hex)> Upload data to address
-X Load PS-EXE file without executing
-Y Execute ECOFF files without patching first
-L Load LIBPS to PSX memory
func. : Load and execute PS-EXE and ECOFF program files to PSX.
No offence, but I would have thought if you are struggling with this, you will struggle with PS development.
Last edited by danhans115; 06-07-2011 at 10:34 AM.
Hi Haunted, i would personally go for whichever one Sony recommended at the time, purely because it was designed with that OS in mind, even tho WinME is not an NT-based operating system (making you think it would be 100% compatible) it may cause problems later down the line that you may not be able to diagnose correctly due to the underlying architecture of the Operating System (which you A) Cant see B) Cant change)
just some friendly advice mate
i have read your thread about the Playstation HDD and i do admire you setting your sights so high but if your this new to PSX development i think you should start alot smaller and get comfortable with how the PSX works etc. before announcing you would be making this HDD, not having a go and i do wish you the best of luck
Nope. Not working.
What about using XKiller.exe > Speed Test...
That does not work either. Any ideas why?
lol @'just some friendly advice mate' Haha, im not going to jump at you :)
Originally Posted by Mystical
Yea, I said I was going to TRY and make one. ME StiLl learnding xD
Haha. Yea, I may switch back to Windows 98. But I like Windows ME. I will chuck it on a spare HDD...
What isnt working? What exactly have you tried?
Grab an intro from hitmen site,
stick in in the same folder as caetla tools
PSEXE -P:10 DEMO.EXE
Have a looksy here about setting environment variables, saves on command switches.
If not, sure your parallel cable is wired up correctly/working?
Have you tried ECP, EPP and Normal? been a while since i've used but I remember having to set it to a specific one before it recongnised it.
Originally Posted by Haunted360
Last edited by KH2K4; 06-07-2011 at 10:54 AM.
I can't do any of that stuff yet.
It is not linked at all. No data can be sent.
Cable works. I used it on a printer. I also removed the plastic 'shell' that covers all the wires. This is because the plastic stopped it form plugging all the way into the Xplorer. But, no cables are de-soldered and its all plugged in correctly.
I have only tried SPP and Normal.
I will try Normal (again), ECP, EPP and ECP+EPP. Someone on the Yahoo forums said to use SPP so I dunno. I will try. And if it works, that guy is a moron :dammit:
Will let you know how it goes :-)
*EDIT* My PS is a SCPH-5502 (02 = PAL) and I have mod chipped it.
*EDIT* I am going to try EPP 1.9. Or what 1.x should I use?
*EDIT* When I try in Xkiller to do a speed test, the PS freezes. IE: can not navigate the menu. Still times out however...
Last edited by H360; 06-07-2011 at 11:09 PM.
OK it did not work using Xlink or the .com programs...
Tried all of them...
I am running now CAETLA 0.34 (tried 0.35).
Any particular program I should be focusing on?
IE: Xkiller or a .COM file?
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