Thursday, April 21, 2005


I made the FlashMe web page (PHP, registration stuff... yay) to download Loopy's firmware patch. Currently located at It's currently in betatesting phase and it seems like it works allright.

Friday, April 15, 2005

CompactFlash adapter

I've made my own CompactFlash adapter by reusing a GBA cartridge (F-ZERO) and a CF connector of an old mainboard. Cut down the connector pins, prepare one side with wires and solder all pins to be grounded together onto the GBA edge connector. Connectors glued into the cartridge case and then started wiring the rest. It's a bit crampy and the cartridge doesn't go in the GBA slot all the way but it's barely visisble. Then I took some old Flash Advance Linker sourcecode and modified it for testing some IDE commands. So far, I could read a sector with it.
Anyway, it looks nicer and cheaper than getting a movie player cartridge. I hope I can use it with new DS firmware/software.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

My PassMe's arrived

The PassMe Natrium42 sent, have arrived. Now I finally don't have to program my FPGA each time :) I soldered my own connector on it. Also made a picture to compare against another PassMe version which someone else made. This one fits in an original cartridge case. The makers of this one might mold some cases for it.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Opened my PSP

Today, I opened my PSP. Turned it on with just the battery and button PCB with the power button on it. Wrote down some partnumbers and found two I/O pins for configuring the clockchip. Perhaps I'm going to capture that and then slow down the PSP or whatever.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

NDS tool v1.07

NDS tool allows you to unpack/pack both commercial and homebrew NDS files.
Binary: (not the latest version!)

New features:

  • add/extract header
  • create filesystem

Planned for next version:
  • Build-in icon converter

Costis is writing a NDS loader that allows you to put multiple games on one GBA cartridge!

Welcome PSP dev!

Yay! I received my PSP!
Although my main focus is the Nintendo DS, I might still give a small try... but I do not want to break it or anything. And PSP is so much more secure. (I think)

DS flash cartridge?

Will DS flash cartridges be a reality soon?
I think someone is making one. But how will it work? :)