This tutorial is for the Everdrive V3 Krikzz or Chinese clone
BE CAREFUL, krikzz's OS V2 Firmware will brick ALL Chinese clones, even some Everdrive made in Krikzz

1 - Everdrive MD V3 bricked!

You tried to update your Everdrive MD V3 with OS V2 from krikzz and you had this red screen:

 

Here you are now with an Everdrive that no longer works! It is bricked!
Despite a return to OS V1 & access to the everdrive menu, just after loading the ROM of a game it is a black screen.
Your everdrive will be able to play master system games without any problem. But no more Megadrive / Genesis roms...

 

2 - Why my everdrive is bricked

Krikzz has put a security system on OS V2 for everdrive MD V3, which makes clones unusable!
Yes, it is krikzz's desire to destroy the clones!

Even some official Krikzz everdrive were affected!

Here is a snippet of the OS V2 source code:

 

 

Don't panic, we've found out how to fix your Everdrive!

3 - How to unbrick the Everdrive V3?

The krikzz OS V2 modifies the code contained in the flash memory of your Everdrive.
To be able to unbrick it, we will have to reflash the everdrive flash memory to restart the loading of the Megadrive ROMs.

 

4 - Reinstall OS V1 on your SD card

To re-install OS V1:

1 - Format your SD card in "FAT32" format
2 - Create a new folder named "EDMD" at the root of your SD card
3 - Copy the OS V1 "MSDOS.BIN" in the EDMD folder (available for download HERE)

 

5 - Reflash the flash memory of your everdrive

OS V1 is in your SD card, however your everdrive's flash memory is still bricked.

We will therefore have to reflash this flash memory.
To do this, open your cartridge to gain access to the circuit board.

Locate the flash memory which is named "M29W640".
Now you have to desolder it, we recommend that you use a hot air station to do this!

  

Once the operation is successful, we are going to need a programmer.

We recommend the "TL866 minipro" programmer, but any adapter taking into account the SST39VF040 chip will do.

To properly reflash your everdrive, you will need an uncorrupted dump:
You'll find it here

 

Then flash your memory using your programmer:

 

 

 Resolder the flash memory on the print circuit:

 

And enjoy the megadrive game library on your everdrive which has recovered all its functions!

Any questions ? Joint us at our forum :
Delta Island Forum

Many GamePark 32 fail one after the other for no apparent reason.
Here is a tutorial that will allow you to repair your GP32.

 

1 - Symptoms

The symptoms are always the same:
Many people have noticed that their GP32 does not start after a longtime of inactivity (Blackscreen and red LED on).

First check to do: New battery and no oxidation in the battery compartment!

2 - The problem

After appraising and repairing several GP32s, we decided to publicly share our discovery.
The problem with GP32 BLU, BLU + and FLU is the quality of flash memory.

Over time, flash memory will corrupt on its own until it has floating bits. This corruption appears when the organs power off.
The flash memory responsible for this problem is named: AT49BV040

This GP32 onboard flash memory was manufactured by Atmel and has a size of 512KB.
Its small specificity: it was developed to operate with a loss of voltage. We're on a portable console.

All the AT49BV040 flash memories that we have had in our hands have failed.
But SST compagnie a make a compatible flash memory which allows us to replace it with a reliable and functional series.
Manufactured by SST Electronic, it is called: SST39VF040 in TSOP32 format

3 - Repair the GP32

If you have made sure that the battery compartment is clean with no signs of oxidation and that your batteries are new, then you can begin to disassemble your GP32.
Here are photos showing all the parts of the GP32 once dismantled:

 

By turning over the motherboard of your GP32, you will discover the AT49BV040 flash memory which is faulty.

You need to remove the flash memory from your motherboard.
We strongly recommend that you use a hot air station to perform the operation.

 

 

 

Before marrying your new flash memory, we need to inject it with a bios.
We recommend that you install the GPBios bios. Thanks to the latter, you will be able to change bios without reflashing your console.

For more information on GPBios: http://spadework.utopia.free.fr/gpbios/

You will directly find the binary file ready to be written to your flash here:
Delta Island Forum - Download GPBios Ready to burn


Flash your memory using a programmer:

 We recommend the "TL866 minipro" programmer, but any programmer compatible with SST39VF040 chip will do.

 

Then solder your new flash memory previously programmed on your motherboard

 

Reassemble your console

 

One question ?
Joint us in our forum :
Delta-Island Forum - Repair GP32 GamePark

This tutorial is for the Everdrive V2 Krikzz or Chinese clone.

 

Everdrive megadrive/genesis V2 make black screen, Why ?

An everdrive V2 is capable of starting on a Sega Megadrive without SD card inserted and without battery (for the Chinese version). If your console is working properly with standard games and your Everdrive connector is clean, your EVMD is likely to be broken. How can my Everdrive MD VC2 be bricked? : The Everdrive MD V2 version of (krikzz or Chinese) reads roms on SD to write them on its Eeprom. But here, nobody thought about it but there is a risk of brick with each writing of a games on the eeprom. The everdrive (OS) boot program is on this same eeprom. The OS of Everdrive and the game loaded in memory share the same EEPROM but are stored at different memory addresses If there is a problem during the flash of a game => Everdrive HS.

 

So there are two ways to debunk your Everdrive MD 2:

1 -Use the backup firmware (very rarely useful):
Hold down the A + B + C buttons on controller # 1 and turn on the system. The reserve OS should start.

2 - Manually reflash the eeprom with a dump of a functional cartridge:
We start by opening the cartridge to discover the PCB, here we end up with a Chinese clone PCB equipped with an Altera MAX2 and an EEPROM M29W640 (identical component to krikzz's v2):

We must remove the ST M29W640 eeprom, it is in this chip that the OS is stored as well as your games recently flashed. Let's start by protecting our pcb with high temperature tape Then proceed to remove the M29W640 eeprom.

Proceed with setting up your EEPROM in your programmer to read the M29W640 chip and save the corrupt binary file, this will eventually allow you to recover information on the brick.

 

Now proceed to write a non corrumpus binary file (dumper on a functional cartridge) available in the download section HERE

Reposition your eeprom using a powerful LED torch under the PCB:

 

Perform the welds :

 

 Enjoy !

 

 

PS1 to NEOGEO (or JAMMA) Controller Open Source

 

Introduction

 

This projet allow you to use playstation 1 controller (gamepad or joystick) on Neogeo AES or MVS This projet is under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
You can build it by yourself for less than 15$ for MVS consolized

You can show the beta test and final result on our channel youtube :

Step 1 : Buy the components

Step 2 : Assembly it

It's just very simply solder, easy to make it

Step 3 : Program your Arduino Nano

Download Arduino IDE :
https://www.arduino.cc/en/main/software

Download the sketch on our GitHub :
https://github.com/Delta-island/PS1-to-Neogeo-Adaptor

And upload it on your Arduino nano !

Step 4 : Done, Enjoy it !

TUTORIEL : Serial TUsb Net Yaroze
 
Présentation du Serial to Usb Net yaroze Playstation
 
The objective of this tutorial is to connect the Playstation or Net Yaroze to your PC using the "Serial To USB Net Yaroze".
 

It replaces the original communication cable "DTL-H3050".

Serial to Usb

 

1 - Prerequisites


- Playstation or Net Yaroze that has the ability to play CD-Rs (ModChip, Swap or Action Replay)

- CD "Net Yaroze boot disc" DTL-S3035 Cracked Download

- CD "Net Yaroze software development disc" DTL-S3045 Download

- "Serial to USB Net Yaroze" adaoter or playstation with STU Int

- An PlayStation Link cable ou china clone

- DosBox software Download

- DosBox patch 5n1 Download

if you have the original Net Yaroze boot CD + Net Yaroze + Access Card, you do not need the Cracked CD, no need to have a console that reads the CD-Rs either because you have the original

More download available for Net Yaroze in our section "Download: Net Yaroze and PlayStation"

 

2 - Connection


 Connect your PS1 to your PC with the "Serial to USB Net Yaroze" as follows:

 Raccordement du Serial to USB Net Yaroze entre votre Playstation et votre PC

 

 

3 - PC Configuration


Dans un premier temps nous allons connecter le « Serial To Usb Net YarozeAt first we will connect the "Serial to USB Net Yaroze" to the PC via a USB cable. Windows will detect it and install the drivers automatically.

Once completed, we must go to identify the number of the Com port assigned by Windows. For that we will go in:

 >>Start > control panel > Device Manager

We go down the list and there should be the "Serial to Usb Net Yaroze" visible as a COM port with in parentheses the port number assigned.

Note it, it will be useful for the next step.

Now we'll unzip the "Net Yaroze Yaroze software development disc" archive on your hard disc at the following location :

C:\net-yaroze-sdk\

We will now install "DosBox".

As a reminder this small utility allows us to launch Dos applications on our recent systems.

It has a very interesting function that allows us to return a real serial port in its emulated system. We install DoxBox.

To apply the DosBox patch, copy the "dosbox.exe" and "SDL.dll" files found in the "dosbox-0-74-5n1patch" archive into your DosBox installation folder, by default "C: / Program Files (X86) /DosBox-0.74/ ":

Application patch DosBox 5 in 1 pour STU

Then we will configure DosBox to map the "Serial to USB Net Yaroze" and give it its operating speed (9600 Bps at first).

We will go to the DosBox installation folder (default C: / Program Files (X86) /DosBox-0.74/) and we will run "DOSBOX 0.74 Options.bat:

Configuration des options DosBox

Here we are in the presence of the DosBox configuration file opened with your favorite text editor.

Modify the "Serial" section as below and replace the "X" with the number of your previously recovered COM port:

[serial]

serial1=directserial realport:COMX 
serial2=disabled 
serial3=disabled 
serial4=disabled

Configuration port serie DosBox

Then modify the "autoexec" section as below:

[autoexec]

# Lines in this section will be run at startup.

# You can put your MOUNT lines here.

mount c: c:\net-yaroze-sdk c:\psx\djsetup.bat c:

 Configuration Autoexec DosBox

 

4 - Power ON


 Insert the "Net Yaroze Boot Disc" CD (cracker if you do not have the access card in slot 1 of your PS1 / Net Yaroze).

Turn on your PS1 / Net Yaroze. You must have the following image on your screen:

Boot CD NetYaroze

CIP Version 2.0 Startup

Access Card Checking...OK

Memory card Checking...Not found

Terminal Speed 9600 BPS

Access Card Checking...OK : Cracked CD, No need Access card.

Memory card Checking...Not found : the program of the "Net Yaroze CD boot disc" check if a memory card has been inserted in slot 2  and if a backup configuration is available inside them.

Le cas échéant, même avec une carte mémoire insérée nous avons le message « Memory card Checking...Not found ».

Terminal Speed 9600 BPS: see "chapter 6 : Communication speed" to increase the transmission speed.

Your PS1 / Net Yaroze is now ready to receive code via its serial I / O.

 

5 - Hello World


We move on to serious things, we will now execute code. To do this we will use the program "SIOCONS" translate «Serial Input Output CoNnectionS ».

Start DosBox and type the following commands:

C:

cd C:\PSX\QUICK\

siocons batch0

You should have the screen of your Net Yaroze / PS1 which will have evolved to confirm the good reception and storage of the program, followed by the execution of the code:

 Envoi programme par STU vers Playstation

In folder C:\PSX\ on DosBox, you have several small test programs available, I let you discover them by navigating in your directories and executing the command "siocons auto"

 

6 - Communication speed


You are currently at a default speed of 9600bps, your Net Yaroze / PS1 has the capacity to mount at 115200bps and your "Serial to USB Net Yaroze" too!

We will increase the transmission speed to 115200bps.

Turn on your Net Yaroze / PS1 with the "Net Yaroze boot disc" CD and a memory card insert into slot 2.

 Boot CD Net Yaroze Memory Card Not found

It is normal for the message "Memory Card CHECKING...Not Found" appear.

Now run "DosBox" and type the following command:

siocons

Wait 2 sec and press the "Enter" key on your keyboard to regain control of the prompt "siocons".

Type the following command and validated by "Enter":

BAUD 115200

Modification vitesse de transmission a 115200Bps

STU Net Yaroze 115200Bps

Your Net Yaroze or PlayStation is now at 115200 Bps, but your DosBox is still at 9600Bps.

Now press the "F10" and "F2" keys on your keyboard to recover the "DOS" prompt.

Now we will restart "Siocons" with an additional argument, for that type the following command:

siocons -B115200

After a few seconds, siocons asks you the following: "Save the new baud rate into the memory card ? ( y/n )"

Answer "y" with your keyboard.

"Siocons" will answer you "Completed".

 Engistrement vitesse de transmission sur memory card PS1

"Siocons" has just confirmed the writing of the configutation speed to 115200 bps (Baud Rate) in the memory card slot 2 of your Net Yaroze or PlayStation.

Make a reset on your playstation. It now shows you the following screen:

CIP Version 2.0 Startup

Access Card Checking...OK

Memory card Checking...OK

Terminal Speed 115200 BPS

 Confirmation vitesse 115200Bps

We still have to configure the transmission speed PC-side on DoxBox..

To do this, close dosbox and edit the file "DJSETUP.BAT" which must be here :

C:\net-yaroze-sdk\PSX\DJSETUP.BAT

In line 4, you must have:

set DTLH3000=0x3f8,4,9600

Replace 9600 by 115200, now you must have :

set DTLH3000=0x3f8,4,115200

Save and relaunch DosBox.

Your PlayStation and DosBox are now set to the maximum transmission rate of 115200 bps.

 

7 - STU Configuration


You can reconfigure your STU Net to make it compatible with other applications or homebrew.

In first time, download FT_Prog Download

Proceed to FT_PRog installation and start it.

Connect your STU Net Yaroze.

In the top menu, do : "Devices" > "Scan and Parse" :

Scan FT Prog

Your STU Net Yaroze will be recognized and will appear under "Device Tree" in the FT_Prog application:

Arbre FT PRog

We will now modify the configuration of our STU.

For that we will go in the left panel:

"Device:X" > "Hardware Specific" > "Invert RS232 Signals"

Invertion signaux Serial to USB

 

Here are the two possible configurations for your STU:

 

 Configuration 1 (Net Yaroze) Configuration 2 (Homebrew)
Configuration STU 1 Configuration STU 1


Now go to : :

"Device:X" > "USB String Descriptors"

In the right pane, uncheck "Auto generate serial" to keep the serial number :

Modification SN STU

This step is important, if you reconfigure your STU by skipping this step, your STU will have a new Serial number and Windows will detect a new device and assign a new COM port.

The consequence of this and you will have to reconfigure your complete DoxBox or manually change the COM port number in the Windows Device Manager.

 

Now we will write the new configuration in the STU eeprom.

In the top menu, do:

"Devices" > "Program"

Programmation STU

Then click on "Program" to program your STU. Once finished, unplug your STU from your PS1 and your PC and reconnect it. Enjoy !