New CPS2 Multigame Firmware with Key Writing!!!!!!

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    • Darksoft wrote:

      what is the name of the firmware file? Flash.img? It should also be deleted

      Repeat the process again only with the new Firmware and see if the file is deleted. If that's the case then you can install the wires.

      The only problem comes if you upgrade firmware WITH the cables installed. If there is no firmware files in the microSD, then nothing will be updated and you'll be OK.
      I'm about to lose my shit today. For some reason with nothing changed, I now get no video. The LCD displays that a game is playing but there is nothing on screen. Only wire that's ever been connected in this whole process has been the SDW5.

      Tried booting it a few times and flash.img is still sitting in the folder.

      Should I blank the card and start over? This was a fully working multi before adding the two files.
    • XianXi wrote:

      Only wire that's ever been connected in this whole process has been the SDW5.
      Usually, the only thing that you changed is what is giving you trouble. What happens if you remove it? IIRC SWD5 was with the old firmware. With the new one, it was SWD6. It's all in the instructions.
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    • XianXi wrote:

      I'm about to lose my shit today. For some reason with nothing changed, I now get no video. The LCD displays that a game is playing but there is nothing on screen. Only wire that's ever been connected in this whole process has been the SDW5.
      Tried booting it a few times and flash.img is still sitting in the folder.

      Should I blank the card and start over? This was a fully working multi before adding the two files.
      If you update the firmware you have to update the wiring too because the pin assignments changed. If the wires are connected wrong the CPS2 board may not reset during flash load or key programming. If the key wires are not set up correctly the encrypted roms also won't boot since the CPU won't receive the key.
    • l_oliveira wrote:

      XianXi wrote:

      I'm about to lose my shit today. For some reason with nothing changed, I now get no video. The LCD displays that a game is playing but there is nothing on screen. Only wire that's ever been connected in this whole process has been the SDW5.
      Tried booting it a few times and flash.img is still sitting in the folder.

      Should I blank the card and start over? This was a fully working multi before adding the two files.
      If you update the firmware you have to update the wiring too because the pin assignments changed. If the wires are connected wrong the CPS2 board may not reset during flash load or key programming. If the key wires are not set up correctly the encrypted roms also won't boot since the CPU won't receive the key.
      The update instructions weren’t crystal clear. It said to not connect the wires until you updated the firmware so I still had the old single wire connection then after the update would finish I would then connect the 4 wires.

      So I was supposed to connect the 4 wires after placing the new firmware on the SD then power it on?
    • xodaraP wrote:

      No, you remove ALL wires, then update firmware then connect new wires.

      If you had the old reset wire connected during the flash you may have corrupted the bootloader and will need the discovery programmer to reload it
      That's exactly what I mean, it's the way it's worded. Saying "It's not used anymore" just sounds like "after the update, just use the 4 new wires only".

      It should read: "Remove SWD5 before updating as no wires are to be connected during the update. Once the firmware has been updated, you'll only be using the 4 wires and no longer will be using SWD5 for key writing. If any wires are connected during the update, it will corrupt the bootlader and will need a discovery programmer to reload it".

      I've requested to borrow a programmer from @ShootTheCore as the old reset wire was still connected while trying to update.

      Thanks for everyone's help with the update. Sorry if I came off as an asshole, too much stuff happening and sadly I'm still the only man in the house (Wife plus 3 girls) ;(
    • xodaraP wrote:

      No, you remove ALL wires, then update firmware then connect new wires.

      If you had the old reset wire connected during the flash you may have corrupted the bootloader and will need the discovery programmer to reload it
      You don't need to remove the wires to update when using a SD card. Only if you're updating the bootloader using the discovery board (because the testpoint pins are the same ones used by the discovery to connect to the STM32).