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SuperDeadite wrote:Finally switched my XVI over to compact flash, meaning I could finally dump some lost games. See here to download. I may have a few more coming soon.
SuperDeadite wrote:Haven't tried it on my Towns yet. But now I certainly will as I was planning to buy another for my Towns later on. I have to open my system again anyways as I'm still tweaking my XVI's new HDD image.
I can tell you that weird stuff happens when the Town's battery starts to go. I had ear splitting sound effects in Chase HQ, Mahou Daisakusen would randomly stop reading the disk, and other weird stuff, but once the battery died completely and i left it unplugged for a week, everything was fixed.
SuperDeadite wrote:No issues at all. Just yesterday I used Phalanx's self-installer. It recognized both partitions and installed itself perfectly. Only issue with this thing is the HD Busy light is on 100% of the time. I think this is fixed if you directly plug the HD Busy LED into the CF board itself and not the mobo. But being a TwinTower, this will be a pain in the ass, so I haven't bothered with it.
If you are using a different board some things to think about.
1. Parity. The X68k SCSI Controller does not have parity, if your CF adapter requires parity, then you will need to build a parity generation circuit. (The AztecMonster does not need it).
2. DMA. The X68k does not like DMA. Disable this if you can.
3. Always use ID0 for booting, and enable termination.
Ever tried to boot your Towns from PCMCIA card? A PCMCIA->CF adapter card is like 500yen. Think I'm gonna try that first as my Fresh has the card reader built in and then I don't even have to open the beast.
SuperDeadite wrote:I'm not positive if the Towns can boot from PCMCIA hence I asked, but I think it's worth a try for the cheap price it will cost me.
I don't have a fancy SCSI board in my machine, no room for one unless I ever find a loose XpanderIV... I just use the normal XVI's SCSI ports. Internal for my CF, and external for my CD-ROM.
With all that hooked up at once it might be your issue. I have my CF setup for dual-boot. Primary partition for LHES and launching games, secondary partition for SX-Window 3.1. Originally I wanted a triple-boot setup, but it appeared to be impossible. I could make as many partitions as I wanted, but if more then 2 were mounted, the system wouldn't boot without a floppy (didn't matter if they were non-system partitions).
So I can confirm 2 partitions is the most for a single device. I've never messed with an external HDD/MO. Not sure how you want your setup to be, but if I ever get a Xellent30, I'd stick with the dual-boot setup. Primary for LHES and normal games, Secondary for Xellent30. I have SX setup to not auto boot, so when I load off that partition it goes to Human prompt, then i run sx.bat to boot sx. I only really use SX for mass transfer via CD-ROM as dragging and dropping is so much faster.
SuperDeadite wrote:Space Soldier II
I'm stunned, I seriously can't believe this actually exists. And there is no record of it anywhere until this point. The original SS is garbage tier, but this game rocks. Interestingly this is either a Sion 2 rippoff, or possibly a beta version of the long lost Sion 3? Talk about a weird find...
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