no$gba 2.7d

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  1. drwhojan

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    Martin Korth had finally released his new version of No$gba 2.7d

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    No$gba 2.7d Changelog: 10 Nov 2014

    Just uploaded no$gba version 2.7d,
    The main news is: non-functional DSi support.
    Yeah, that doesn't sound too great, but one must start somewhere.
    The supported DSi features are: Bigger main memory, additional WRAM mapping, handlingof new bios swi functions, preparations for handling the various new DSi I/O ports, interpreting DSi cartridge headers, and more info about DSi hardware/software. Ie. a lot of important basic stuff for DSi emulation.
    At the moment it's barely allowing to view DSi cartridges in the debugger - trying to run DSi games in the emulator doesn't really work yet (it might run for a few microseconds before hitting some unsupported I/O port).
    If somebody wants to give it a try: Change the "NDS Mode" option to "DSi/retail" to enable DSi emulation (it's disabled by default; that allows to DSi enhanced games in NDS mode, rather then running them in still incompletly supported DSi mode).
    And then, load a DSi cartridge... which might be problematic. Tools for dumping NDS cartridges are typically unable to dump DSi specific areas of the cartridges. There are a few homebrew DSi programs, but they don't appear to contain anything close to a valid DSi cart header, so no$gba won't even recognize them as DSi programs (minimum requirement for a DSi cartridge would be the DSi flag in cartheader[012h].bit1 being set).
    09 Nov 2014 - version 2.7d
    - nds-mode-option: added poppy nds-lite mode, and new (experimental) dsi mode
    - gba-mode-option: renamed poppy bright color option to poppy nds-lite colors
    - dsi/bios-clone: supports SHA1 swi functions via 80x86 code (swi 24h..29h)
    - cpu/swi: allows executing buggy System Flaw SWI number, when warnings disabled
    - dsi/help: added chipset pin-outs (cpu/ram/nand/snd/tsc/rtc/led/pwr/vol/etc)
    - dsi/help: added pin-outs for all internal connectors on DSi main+dpad boards
    - dsi/help: added dsi component lists for mainboard, wifi, battery, etc.
    - dsi/help: warning on AES little-endian (ctr,mac,key, and 16-byte-xor-blocks)
    - dsi/help: added details about modcrypt and AES special key_x/key_y feature
    - dsi/emu: supports new shared-ram mapping (wram-a,b,c) in emu and debugger
    - dsi/help: added sd/mmc pinouts, card shapes, and onboard NAND-solder pads
    - dsi/help: added notes on DSi memory map (with extra Main RAM and WRAM regions)
    - dsi/help: merged DSi7 and DSi9 BIOS chapters with overall BIOS descriptions
    - dsi/help: added notes on DSi7 and DSi9 IntrWait/VblankIntrWait BIOS bugs
    - dsi/help: added partial I/O maps for SD/NAND (based on linux "tmio_mmc" code)
    - dsi/debug: resolves DSi I/O area 4004xxxh in debugger's code/data windows
    - dsi/emu: added support for new I/O areas at 4004xxxh on ARM7 and ARM9 sides
    - dsi/boot: loads ARM7i and ARM9i areas as specified in DSi cartridge header
    - dsi/boot: loads DSi cartheader to 2FFE000h (instead of NDS header to 27FFE00h)
    - dsi/boot: cartloader resolves modcrypt areas (within @@load_block function)
    - dsi/emu: added provisions for new interrupt sources (IE2/IF2 registers)
    - dsi/debug: disassembler resolves swi names for DSi7/DSi9 bios functions
    - dsi/a22i: computes extended icon/title crc16's (on ".fix" and icon_version)
    - dsi/a22i: fixes sha1's and applies modcrypt (on ".dsi" plus ".fix" directive)
    - dsi/a22i: added ".dsi" directive (produces binary with .dsi extension)
    - dsi/emu: implemented AES in 8086 asm (not mounted to DSi I/O emulation yet)
    - dsi/help: added notes on extended icon/title (new unknown language, new icon)
    - dsi/help: added SHA1 and SHA1-HMAC pseudo code (in BIOS swi chapter)
    - dsi/help: added AES pseudo code (core, key, tables, and AES-CNT and AES-CTR)
    - poc/bios: avoids unsupported 8086-bios irq/fiq/swi emulation (always use bios)
    - dsi/help: added info on blowfish differences (cmd 3Dh, level=1, dsi-key)
    - dsi/help: added info on additional known/unknown dsi cartridge header entries
    - dsi/help: added BIOS dumping chapter (info on what is dumpable on gba/ds/dsi)
    - xboo: added dsi cartridge dumping function (requires dsi7bios and nds-xboo)
    - xboo: allows downloading NDS cart when GBA slot empty (txt_cartridge_missing)
    - mem: faster gba slot access right changes (faster exmemcnt with new memsystem)
    - web/donations: added bitcoin and classic bank details (instead of paypal)
    - web: released pixel-edited dsi mainboard photo with signal names; twl_core.jpg
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