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.
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
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.