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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by idc » August 28th, 2012, 8:23 pm

Oh, the things I would do to that board. :ugeek:
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by MrSandman » August 28th, 2012, 9:29 pm

WOW, very cool find! Congrats!

Oh, this is so exciting :awe:

Wonder if it works with encrypted files?

I doubt though it could give new leads as to how to fix dead boards :cry: , but it would be great.

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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by jase » August 29th, 2012, 2:47 pm

Awesome find Richy! :awe:

Very interesting board, lookin forward to finding out more about it. :)
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by Spectre » August 29th, 2012, 4:25 pm

Cool, I bet razoola would be interested in this too 8-)

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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by idc » August 29th, 2012, 6:02 pm

Spectre wrote:Cool, I bet razoola would be interested in this too 8-)
I don't think Razoola gives much of a **** about CPS2 anymore. He's certainly not creating new Phoenix ROM sets, although I bet he'll still accept payment for games he's already done.

For the record, another user here (whom I won't name unless he wishes to come forward in this thread) and I are actively creating new "clean" decrypted sets - for free, I should add. We also have some interest in the security key programming protocol for the encryption keys so that dead games can be re-flashed with the with the security data rather than using hacked ROMs. This board might be useful.
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by MrSandman » August 29th, 2012, 6:36 pm

idc wrote:We also have some interest in the security key programming protocol for the encryption keys so that dead games can be re-flashed with the with the security data rather than using hacked ROMs.
Ah, thanks god - I thought with the phoenix fix available, nobody would care anymore.
Had I any idea about this stuff I'd be happy to help.
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by idc » August 29th, 2012, 7:14 pm

MrSandman wrote:
idc wrote:We also have some interest in the security key programming protocol for the encryption keys so that dead games can be re-flashed with the with the security data rather than using hacked ROMs.
Ah, thanks god - I thought with the phoenix fix available, nobody would care anymore.
Had I any idea about this stuff I'd be happy to help.
Yeah, it's not going to happen overnight; it may take a couple of years of on-and-off spare-time research/dicking around, and it may amount to nothing, but we certainly have a degree of intention.
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by crunchywasp » August 29th, 2012, 7:20 pm

:clap: a noble quest. Best of luck :awe:
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by Rossyra » August 29th, 2012, 8:30 pm

kernow wrote:Rossys back from the diablo 3 forums :awe:
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by baddy » August 29th, 2012, 9:33 pm

This is beyond awesome, I don't know if you're planning on it but dumping the eproms would be great :).

Guys over at assemblergames.com should also know about this if it isn't already the case.

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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by idc » August 29th, 2012, 10:32 pm

baddy wrote:This is beyond awesome, I don't know if you're planning on it but dumping the eproms would be great :).

Guys over at assemblergames.com should also know about this if it isn't already the case.
Seriously, **** that site. Keep it off there, or Capcom will likely want it back.
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by AeroCityMayor » August 29th, 2012, 10:38 pm

Meh!

It's OK!

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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by idc » August 29th, 2012, 10:39 pm

alienmame wrote:It's OK!
You're OK!
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by jepjepjep » August 30th, 2012, 12:41 am

idc wrote:For the record, another user here (whom I won't name unless he wishes to come forward in this thread) and I are actively creating new "clean" decrypted sets - for free, I should add. We also have some interest in the security key programming protocol for the encryption keys so that dead games can be re-flashed with the with the security data rather than using hacked ROMs. This board might be useful.
That's excellent what you guys are doing. For me, original is always preferred so if there was a way to reload the security keys to revive a board that would be awesome. The phoenix roms are better than a dead board, but I would greatly prefer a simple unencrypted revive rather than adding all of the extra splash screen, jukebox, etc.

Hey idc, is there any chance you have unencrypted roms for Mega Man Power Battle CPS2? I have a board that is still alive, but my friend has a dead board and Razoola never did a phoenix for that game since there were so few made.

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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by idc » August 30th, 2012, 1:28 am

jepjepjep wrote:Hey idc, is there any chance you have unencrypted roms for Mega Man Power Battle CPS2? I have a board that is still alive, but my friend has a dead board and Razoola never did a phoenix for that game since there were so few made.
Afraid not at present. I'd consider it a priority title however, but it almost certainly won't be an easy one to do. It might not be one I can do myself, but the mysterious "other guy" involved here may be willing to take a look. For now, consider it on the "tentative list". ;)
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by jepjepjep » August 30th, 2012, 3:26 am

Awesome! :awe:

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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by mainman » August 30th, 2012, 5:49 am

idc wrote:
jepjepjep wrote:Hey idc, is there any chance you have unencrypted roms for Mega Man Power Battle CPS2? I have a board that is still alive, but my friend has a dead board and Razoola never did a phoenix for that game since there were so few made.
Afraid not at present. I'd consider it a priority title however, but it almost certainly won't be an easy one to do. It might not be one I can do myself, but the mysterious "other guy" involved here may be willing to take a look. For now, consider it on the "tentative list". ;)

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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by KmanSweden » August 30th, 2012, 6:01 am

idc wrote:
Spectre wrote:Cool, I bet razoola would be interested in this too 8-)
I don't think Razoola gives much of a **** about CPS2 anymore. He's certainly not creating new Phoenix ROM sets, although I bet he'll still accept payment for games he's already done.

For the record, another user here (whom I won't name unless he wishes to come forward in this thread) and I are actively creating new "clean" decrypted sets - for free, I should add. We also have some interest in the security key programming protocol for the encryption keys so that dead games can be re-flashed with the with the security data rather than using hacked ROMs. This board might be useful.
Sweet. :awe:
I've found.. let's call it a remake of Razoolas hack.. with the "Phoenix" logo replaced with "Conversion" text. (The functions seem to all be there, music- and sfx-player and so on.)
But a cleaner set would be awesome. I wish I had the skills...
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by MrSandman » August 30th, 2012, 11:03 am

Wow, that's great !
Thanks for the work and effort you put in this project!

I wonder if and how the phoenixed files, Razoolas dead-battery check file and your cleaned files will work on Richy's board.

Also, I wonder if:
a) Capcom send a dev board, that could potentially fix dead boards, to developers - after all I'd assume they consider that their business and would want to be as secretive about it as possible, OR
b) Capcom sent decrypted program files to the developer - and risking someone re-engineering the encryption algorithm this way, if anybody was bothered to do so

Hmm...
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Re: CPS2 Development PCB - SFZ

Post by idc » August 30th, 2012, 11:52 am

MrSandman wrote:Also, I wonder if:
a) Capcom send a dev board, that could potentially fix dead boards, to developers - after all I'd assume they consider that their business and would want to be as secretive about it as possible, OR
b) Capcom sent decrypted program files to the developer - and risking someone re-engineering the encryption algorithm this way, if anybody was bothered to do so
All speculation at this point. Let's wait until Richy receives the board.
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