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From: Alan Randomdude <ahammond@ee...> - 2005-04-10 05:11:07
Lo, I'm Randomdude the owner of the GamesFairy site.
I got your mail [to gamesfairy] yesterday or the day before, Shaun, sorry
I didn't respond sooner. Damn real life is catching up with me ;)
Anyway, I'm not at my usual home right now, I've gone to stay with my
parents over the holiday, so I don't have all my stuff availiable to me,
or I'd etch a copy of your circuit and see if I could get it working. I've
compared it to the plans I have on my machine, and it looks alright.. I'm
not totally sure what to suggest.
Costis once sent me (a long time ago, pre-sdload) a .dol that would read
the ID (CID) of the sdcard inserted-it is really useful for debugging
because it doesn't mount a full filesystem. I still have it but I should
probably check with him before I send it to anyone.
I'm using a SanDisk card, too, so no problems there. Mine is 128 and my
brother uses a 512. I think my brother has his about, so I'll interrogate
its filesystem later on. I'd like to make some images of known-good
sdcards availiable on GamesFairy, I think that would be a good idea. I'll
get on it today.
Anyway, sorry I couldn't be much help here. :-/
> Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 10:39:57 -0700
> From: Shaun Jackman <sjackman@...>
> To: gc-linux-devel@...
> Subject: Re: [Gc-linux-devel] Building a SD card adapter
> Reply-To: gc-linux-devel@...
> Hi Rob,
> The mask  I sent you is reversed. The layout I just posted  is
> not reversed. The SD card is inserted upside down, so on the reversed
> mask pin 8 is to the left, and pins 1 and 9 are to the right. I've
> posted a photo of the adapter  with an SD card inserted. I can see
> scrape marks across the copper fingers where the GameCube's contacts
> have made connection, so it looks like the contacts are in the right
> place and at the right height.
> Is any specific type or size of SD card required? My SD card is
> labelled "SanDisk SD Card 32 MB".
> Thanks for your help! Cheers,
>  http://www.sfu.ca/~sdj/gcsd/gcsd-mask.png
>  http://www.sfu.ca/~sdj/gcsd/gcsd-layout.png
>  http://www.sfu.ca/~sdj/gcsd/gcsd-photo.jpg
From: Alan Randomdude <ahammond@ee...> - 2005-04-10 15:19:13
Yo, I suddenly remembered that functionality in the 'tool costis sent me'
I mentioned in my last post is already in libsdcard.
So, I've knocked up a really quick and dirty program to read the CID of
the card in slot B. This is useful because the card doesn't have to have a
filesystem on it for the test to work.
If you download it and run it (assuming PSOload/etc, of course) its fairly
It is on my sit http://www.gamesfairy.co.uk/ under 'SD tools'. Let me know
if you have any comments.
My apologies if we're going a bit offtopic from gc-linux here...
-Alan/ Randomdude the Gamesfairy