Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Something different for a change


I know it has been a long time since last post!  Busy with all kinds of projects.. Here is just one.. a complete set of Vtech V.Smile consoles, addons and games (well, the cyber pocket glared too much and the dance pad was too big for the table).  I hope the picture is available full size once I post it. 

I don't know how to dump the BIOS out of each console.. but left to right on center row is the original V.smile (no microphone) V.Smile (with microphone) V.Smile Baby (with the pretty rare bailey bear controller) and the V.Smile Motion with the wireless controller and V.Link port.

If you are not in the USA and have a big pile of V.Smile games, please let me know.. They are easy to dump once you make the dumper out of a donor console. V.Smiles were sold in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France and the UK.

The complete list of games that I have been working on is at

https://github.com/mamedev/mame/blob/master/hash/vsmile_cart.xml

and i'll update it this week for my latest finds.

...Yes, still working on other GoodTools!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, April 25, 2014

New GoodSNES and GoodNES

It's been a long long time, but here is a new GoodSNES!  I am positive I forgot to add some translations that were emailed to me by a few groups. I'll get those added after I sort all the ^@*$ Mario hacks

GoodNES also is fixed for 'fixnes' command for some users of 32bit CPUS/OS combos.


GoodTools April 25th 2014 Pack

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Does anyone have email for...

Just a shot in the dark. Does anyone have a working email for 'BoboPJ64'? He was active until a few years ago and I need to ask him about some of his dumps.

Much appreciate any info!!

Cow

P.S.  Yes, I know about the 'fixnes' problem some of you are having with certain Windows configs and GoodNES. I've fixed it and will release a new one ASAP.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

YAY, New GoodGBA and GoodNES

Finally!

I got rid of that f*cking DropBox POS.  I'm using copy.com for now.  Seems to work the same for end users and I don't have to install an app like with DropBox just to get files synced from one PC to the cloud.

If you want to help me with some more storage space, use this to login to copy.com :


copy.com referral


If I get enough space, I'm seriously considering backing up all my scans that I have not had time to pretty up. People can then help me with them, and I can look at them while on the road looking for undumped carts. The scans are much too large for even a 64GB SD card on my tablet :(


Now to the news most people care about!

New GoodGBA and GoodNES.  These are the two that most people ask about (GoodSNES being almost a tie)
GBA and NES also have the largest number of hacks coming out of China right now, and I want to test the new UTF-8 ability.  Let me know if you encounter anything 'strange' while renaming or scanning.

Oh, and RAR support is gone for now.


Here is the link for the complete set of GoodTools.  For now I'm going to just keep one file with everything in it. It is only 15meg and everyone will have latest files.  If no bugs are found in these two tools, I'll release loads more right after New Years Day.

Have fun

Cow

Da Link :  GoodTools Suite Dec 29, 2013 Version

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wow.. thanks a lot!

Nice move.. some asswipe is constantly downloading the suite of tools. Now I'm over my dropbox limit (which should NEVER happen normally).  So much for a pre-New Years release.

I'll upload the suite somewhere else if someone provides a good service. I don't like Box, nor anything with anonymous links since I can't track the number of downloads.

Cow


Thursday, November 21, 2013

To RAR or not to RAR?

Well, here it is another six months later and I still have no release.  Besides being very busy, I can't get unrar5 to work with unicode/utf8 properly.

Do you guys even give a crap about RAR?   If I could decode all the C++ wrappers in 7zip to just add its unrar to the existing LZMA stuff, I'd try that, but I'm quite bad at following that code for some reason and have never figured it out :(