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From the crystal chip news page on 10-21-04.
Some of the features BootManager:
- Application Browser which allows you to add, remove and execute homebrew software from memory card.
- DVD Video Enhancements (Region-Free, configurable "RCE Region" for advanced "Region Control Enhancement" fixing, "Green Screen" Fix, Color Correction (PAL/NTSC))
- PS1 Software Enhancements (Force VSync (50/60Hz), Force Color (PAL/NTSC), X and Y position modifier)
- PS2 Software Enhancements (Force VSync (50/60Hz), Force Color (PAL/NTSC), Automatic ATAD Patcher)
- Automatic detection of disc type(PS1/PS2 homebrew and DVD Video)
The new firmware and bootman have been released at crystal-chips.com
the bootman is an initial release to show some of the potential that it has and will have for support behind this product.
please make sure that you read the readme file.
*DO the firmware upgrade first, it might take some time, but wait patiently...
then reset and do the install of bootman.. and you are done, press reset once more and enjoy your new boot manager.
I compiled a new hacked cue/bin release of cc firmware and BootManager v0.0.3. This time the changes had to be made in validator.s. Haven't tested the release myself but it has been downloaded a lot the past hours.
You can find the untested cue/bin and FIRMWARE.CCI at my homepage (www.E u r A s i a.nu), my site is still banned here so forget about working links.
It wouldnt be that much of a problem if you didnt have all of that other warez on your site.
I havent played around with the "hacked" version for more than a few minutes, but it appears that the Boootman validates disks separately from the way the ps2 does...so the chip bypasses the ps2's validation but does not bypass the bootmans.
Hum... it rather seems there are some bugs left in bman
I couldn't boot anything using bman... Otherwise the firmware just work fine.
Here's a cleaned-up version of FW 0.3, please try it out and let me know if it works, especially PS1 booting.
Unfortunately there are no sources released for the BootManager, at least none I could find. Have to patch the bm.elf file directly, that could take some time, especially without a Crystal PS2 to test the stuff.
Do you mean the BootManager don't even load homebrew? I'm innocent here, didn't even touch bm.elf.
Originally Posted by Pixel
Did you patch bm.elf in your attachment?
BM is apparently N2E compressed.
@modrobert: nope, I was just trying to figure that out.
ikari: dude what did you do to your validator.s file. you removed a tonne of code.
Ho well, working fine for me now... had to fix a couple of things :P
It was me doing things wrong though.
Seems bm is using the firmware to validate. Well, I am using this validator.s file. I've attached it, for those who wonder. This one works with both "with" and 'without bm" boots.
Ok. Thanks for the info Pixel.
I based the source changes on ikari_01's first hack (diff) on the v0.0.2 version. My "quick and dirty" logic failed (not the first time). Here's the diff:
< bnez v0, _done
> b _done
< beqz v0, _noAuth
Ill give it a try in a couple of hours...
v 0.4 is out now, fixing a couple of hangup bugs, see the main page and crystals site for more info.
Replace validator.s file (edited by ikari) in v0.04 package.
PS1 (backup and original)
PS2 (backup and original)
DVD Movies (backup and original)
Boot Manager Looks Nice.
Dont like the Fact that I can not Manage saves yet (only allows you to Format)
Now, Is it possible to Add Macrovision Remove?