Monday, December 30, 2013

The truth about Atomiswave to Naomi Project

I have heard some rumours that arcademodbios.com (AMB) says that he is the one converting the games and that this is all his work. THIS IS FALSE!

AMB converted the first games, that means the games that had NO PROTECTION, ZERO PROTECTION, LITLLE COMPLEXITY. When he noticed that newer games had lots of protections and were more complex then he didn't like the project so much, but the real reason why he left the project is another one.


To start with, I agreed with him on helping him on the project to make sure it will become a reality. We discussed how to publish the converted games and get some reward for it. We decided to go for donation mode.
I wanted to make sure this project will become a reality and here is shocking news, I agreed on giving him ALL the donations that we achived. All for him. Zero for me. Even with that when he saw that the level of donations was not the one he expected, well, he just quitted and let me alone with this. How do you like it? Obviously he won't get a cent.

It is true that when we started this project, AMB had already done some code that will read the game content from DIMM instead of AW cartridge and will translate JVS Input to Maple Input. The trasnfer routine uses some lame PIO mode that is quite slow and is the reason why some games still lag.
These parts of code were created by him and I'll be using them until I have succesfully converted all games, so I can concentrate on the conversions itself and avoid introducing new bugs. This will be replaced by real DMA transfers, once I finished converting the games as this code is not the best and I had problems with it as it changes too many registers which are later on used.

I have spent hundreds of hours (literally) in this project and  removed a lot of protections related to HW differences between AW and Naomi like:
* Checking for the Content of the BIOS
* Use the BIOS code for calculations.
* Flashing areas of memory that in Naomi aren't there and checking if they are really flashed.
* Trying to read from the programm code again, once the program has been loaded into RAM
* Etc.

The worst of all is that I forwarded him all the contacts of people who wanted to get their CPS 3 BIOS updated with MY Cps3 BIOS (maybe now it's also his Bios :) and when people complained that they don't have the latest ISO, you know what he did, he said he couldn't help and he forwarded them to me!

If he has done all conversions already, I challenge him first of all to prove it and second to release here and before the end of the year Metal Slug 6, KOFNW, KOF XI and all the driving games. I know he won't do it, because it won't bring him any money.

Happy 2014!

37 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I trust you and am glad to see you have many things coming. Keep up the good work, you have my full support!
    Happy 2014!

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  2. I wish to donate for project.what is your wester union code ? Seems 50 euro.

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  3. Or is there any way ? I dont know paypal and living in turkey.please help thanks...

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  4. snkcapcom1,

    you can make a donation from this blog. Check the upper right icon of donate. You don't need to have a paypal account to donate. Thanks for your support.

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  5. im glad your doing these and im sorry.

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  6. Ok on february i donate you 40 /50 dolar and i want these ---cps3 sh2 dvd all games with bios ---all converted atomiswave isos... are you ok alex ? Please wait and thanks...

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  7. Hmmmm i have a question for you.Seems you will send CPS3 CD image (all in one )

    After burning ,
    using Mame emulator how can i play games ? Please give info about setup.
    İ know to use only makaron now.

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  8. You are mixing concepts.

    CPS3 will work on latest version of MAME under the name cps3boot and cps3boota.

    Makaron is for Atomiswave. There is a special version that supports Naomi, the standard one doesnt. Just google "Makaron Naomi"

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  9. Woww your conversions work perfectly man.When will you release atomiswave DVD (all in one) , really i cant wait to try it.as i said , i donate you on february but what will you send , dvd image to my mail ? DVD to my adress turkey ? please info....wish you success...

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  10. Reply please...donating coming soon
    ..

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  11. Snkcapcom1, if you donate 40EUR or more, you'll get a DVD once all games have been converted. Until all games have been converted you'll get a link to the converted games so you can play them.
    If you donate between 15EUR and 40EUR you won't get the DVD but you'll get the links before anyone else.

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  12. Hell, I don't do EURO so I sent $20.00US... expecting to get that link to the other games... it seems that comes to 14.66 EU... do I really have to send another .44 EU to get that link?

    :)

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  13. I'll tell you what... $5.00 US coming... that should cover the 15EU if you add up the two... right? Thanks!

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  14. OK... $4EU more sent... making it I believe $18.50EU based on the exchange rate... more to come when I have it... I'd love the links to the other two games. >grin< Thanks!

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    1. Thanks PapaFrizArcade. Sending the links right now.

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    2. FWIW ... I did not get an email from you at any of my email addresses... ?

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  15. I think the project is going to leave out, because you challenged to http://arcademodbios.com/ to get the games before year end. Osea can not get even the metal slug, nor Neowave and KOF xi?.

    Greetings I hope you not an idiot problem desaparesca this excellent project.

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  16. Gracias Matias. Escribe en Español que tambien te entendemos :)

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  17. Ok but i must send you 50 dolar and i wish to get dvd.after donating for 50 dolar will you send dvd to my adress ? If you accept , i will send 50 dolar on february. Waiting for your reply post.

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  18. That sucks that you're having to deal with drama in addition to the conversion issues you're already dealing with. Sorry to hear it, but at the end of the day, we can all see who is and who isn't making the effort to release the games to us.
    Just out of curiosity, are you same guy that did the mvc2 a long time back?

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    1. Thanks CS. Don't know what you mean by MVC2. That was always a Naomi game, right?

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    2. yeah it was a Naomi game...a guy a while back decrypted it, made it netboot and released it for everyone so I was just curious if you were the same person(it seems not). The guy just disappeared after that and I always wondered what happened to him. His notes had mentioned there was a method to make any Naomi game netboot if you patched it properly. So that's the reason I asked...I was just curious if you were him or knew anything about all that. :)

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  19. Shut up sally and please look yourself job.hey dark what do you think about dvd price? Seems 50 dolars are a enough money.please reply for this thanks...

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    1. Yes that would be OK. Please notice DVD will be sent when all games are converted. NOT earlier.

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    2. @snkcapcom1...I was not insulting him or saying bad things. You need to study your English better before acting like a jerk.

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  20. Jaja ok. Pero me quedo una duda el proyecto seguira o lo abandonas??

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    1. Abandonar? Quien ha dicho nada de abandonar? Solo he puesto los puntos sobre las ies.

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  22. Entendi mal jaja. Gracias por tu trabajo y voy haber si me acuerdo la cuenta de paypal para donar. Saludos y suerte con los juegos

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  23. I am not the least bit surprised, the majority of what AMB sells on his site is other peoples work.

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  24. when will you release the next 2 games ? :D please ? :D

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  25. Not a surprise for me neither. ArcadeMo(ney)dBio$ ahah.
    It's why i've waited him to quit the project to give you a donation.
    Don't wnated my money to go to this greedy person.

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  27. Hola felicitaciones por el gran trabajo, en un futuro proximo espero conseguir Una naomi (Ahora solo tengo una dreamcast) y tambien hacer una donacion a su proyecto..
    Una pregunta se podria convertir Juegos de dreamcast como el kof99 evolución a sega Naomi? saludos

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