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  1. kuwanger

    Why do custom firmwares have weird names?

    For one, henkaku means many things, but overall they're related to a change/revolution in what a Vita can do. Enso is a Zen Buddhist symbol related to circle of togetherness, which looks something like a broken circle; I'd assume this relates to how Enso allows henkaku from boot (ie, always)...
  2. kuwanger

    US experiences two more mass shootings in less than 24 hours; 8chan's founder calls for site closure

    So, we should/do care about the normies and presume everyone else shot isn't an issue? I mean, if the argument is a lot of homicides are done involving crimes/gangs/drugs, then it's not a matter of "mental health". It's about criminals committing crimes. It's clear that most don't put up...
  3. kuwanger

    US experiences two more mass shootings in less than 24 hours; 8chan's founder calls for site closure

    Except that even though multiple shooters have had long rants on 8chan, they weren't preemptively caught. Why? Because the steps of defining things as illegal doesn't really seem to work. Smaller magazine sizes? Buy more. Stricter rules on guns? Keep shopping around until the background...
  4. kuwanger

    Bethesda will patch the new DOOM re-releases to make the mandatory login optional

    Meanwhile, DOOM 3 BFG which includes all three games is selling for $6.59 on Steam and as Memoir points out you can just grab the data files to play in a source port (I'm on Linux, so that's basically a necessity). Add to this the option to play with neural net enhanced graphics, different...
  5. kuwanger

    Hacking Regarding EZ Flash Omega's saving method...

    My saver folder had a lot of files. That included all sorts of things, though, from nes, gb, video, midi files, etc packaged as gba files. I don't recall if I had much if any actual save corruption as a result. I know for a while I pretty aggressively backed up my saves (at least once a...
  6. kuwanger

    Hacking Regarding EZ Flash Omega's saving method...

    The simple answer is no. The FPGA that copies the SRAM (and there still is SRAM on the EZ Omega, it's just not battery backed) runs concurrently and separately from the GBA CPU. To draw to the screen would require interrupting the CPU and attempting to interject code*. It would be possible to...
  7. kuwanger

    Hacking Regarding EZ Flash Omega's saving method...

    Given the nature of the GBA, I really do believe that would have been the better approach. There was only four real problems* with the EZ IV: the need to patch for saves, the requirement for a battery, the relative slow time to save if you had many games, and the general issue of corruption of...
  8. kuwanger

    Action RPG mobile game Mega Man X DiVE has been announced

    I'm cautiously cautious. I do tend to agree with the "stop milking MMX" thing, though. X5 was supposed to be the last one, and it's clear the Zero series would have been a lot better if they had let the X series die. The same problem with Star Wars, really. Other games (the original MM...
  9. kuwanger

    Hacking Patch database for EZ Flash IV 2.x

    Yes, the EZ IV has the keyset.cfg. EZ Omega has even more flexibility with the options. The fast patch engine for the EZ Omega most avoids the need for .PAT files by having a list of all patch addresses and save types for all games. I don't think the EZ IV has sufficient hardware save...
  10. kuwanger

    Hacking Patch database for EZ Flash IV 2.x

    I forget if anyone has actually created a patch collection. AFAIK, the EZ Omega uses the same .PAT format in its auto patcher so you could look at it if interested on what it's doing/how it works. The issue with number of files in a directory has to do with the kernel sorting filenames. It...
  11. kuwanger

    Why do you like GBAtemp?

    Well, there's two major areas I post in: technical stuff and more off-topic. For the former, it's nice to talk about technical subjects and help out when I can. For the off-topic stuff, it's nice to vent my opinion about things. :) Mostly news/developments. I used to be on Pocketheaven...
  12. kuwanger

    Hacking Updating to EZ Flash IV Kernel 2.x

    The bootloader (that includes the kernel updater) is a small program that never gets updated to avoid possible corruption issues on a kernel update. The kernel itself takes care of loading games so was updated at some point to support FAT32 and larger filesystems. There's at least a few...
  13. kuwanger

    Cucumber (P)risis in Japan

    Quite an old report, but no.
  14. kuwanger

    Hacking EZ-Flash Omega: Sega Master System/Game Gear emulation

    You can use this fork to get Pogoshell support which allows you to use things like SMSAdvance. The EZ Omega kernel is ~1.4MB. All the plugins supported are ~2.4MB. There's only enough room for a 2MB kernel, so it doesn't make a lot of sense trying to stuffing a select amount of them into the...
  15. kuwanger

    What game are you playing right now

    Shantae Half Genie Hero 'cause I'm a sucker for cute/metroidvanias.
  16. kuwanger

    A law firm has begun an investigation for a class action lawsuit on Nintendo over Joy-Con drift

    Microsoft ate a lot of cost to fix RROD in their push to get good PR as they wanted to expand into the video game space. I'm not sure what Sony's actual response to general issues of overheating for the PS3 or other issues Sony has had, but they're enough of a juggernaut to weather most things...
  17. kuwanger

    Gaming Mighty Gunvolt Burst on Steam

    Mighty Gunvolt Burst is coming to PC on Steam July 31. Anyone else excited?
  18. kuwanger

    Do we need 32 bit OSs anymore?

    Is that so? I was under the impression 32-bit Windows 7 still included 16-bit compatibility. One reason is if you have an installer designed to either (1) inform you you're using the wrong installer or (2) to choose to install the 16-bit or 32-bit version of a game. Regardless, the...
  19. kuwanger

    Do we need 32 bit OSs anymore?

    They tried and sort of gave up. There's good reason to keep around Win32 (and Win16) compatibility: legacy software that you need to integrate with other software. One can argue to use a VM/sandbox which intrinsically means using an unsupported 32-bit OS--since that's the topic at hand--, but...
  20. kuwanger

    Global Warming: The actual charts

    I'm pretty sure going back to an 1899 lifestyle would actually be just as bad. We've went from 1.6 billion to 7.7 billion people in ~120 years. The 1899 lifestyle of burning coal and wood for heat was terrible. Moving towards nuclear/renewables would be costly and it would undoubtedly cause a...
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