Thanks emu_kidid, you're amazing. So far I've only tried Baten Kaitos (PAL) with the new beta. In the middle of the game I opened the lid and didn't get any error, then closed it and as soon as I moved the controller the disc started spinning again and after a few skips everything worked perfect. So I guess it works alright. I will post the results with other games too. Thanks again. Oh and my GC is a purple PAL with bios revision 1.0 and drive model 06.
thats what i think. there isn't anything this bios shouldn't be able to do when it is finished. kick ass!!!
i finally got to try this out last night. i like how the graphics are so much clearer. I tried open/close like in middle of video, worked like a charm.
enter the matrix asked for disk 1, i put it in, it started the game. Awesome
i tried action replay 1.14b on a disc. for the hell of it. when it asked to close lid, it said "ERR: NO DISK" but that doesn't surprise me considering its action replay and uses completely different code.
one thing i noticed. this version doesn't stop the motor when it starts up. i haven't purchased a full size disc gamecube cover yet. i will be getting one. i found that trying to hold the rubber band back with one hand, and then take out the one disc, putting it down and finding the next disc and putting it in was a little trying as my gamecube is in a tight spot. maybe for everyone else using a rubber band to hold lid sensors back it would be really handy to have an option: "Stop Motor on Startup" that could be saved.
and i'm not complaining. this is a public beta forum.
alright, i stuck my foot in my mouth previously, since once the drive "lid" is opened it will not spin up right away. so it isn't a hassle. it was just late at night.
i test all functions on my NTSC revision 1.1, Drive model 4
sd functions do not work so far. or at least with my setup. i am using an mmc card so not a big deal for me anyways.
iso dol loading. perfect!!
on the credits screen, the text wraps around over itself. on the two sides. and on the mounting screen text is cut off at the bottom, and i know for certain it is not my tv.
games i tried: (all WITHOUT memcard inserted in slot A)
Enter the Matrix - open/close ingame/FMV/swap to first disc working
Action replay for the hell of it. - not working
Need for Speed Most Wanted - open/close ingame/FMV working
SSX on Tour - open/close ingame/FMV working
Mutli-Boot disc, for the hell of it. -- not recognized
Mario Golf - Laser made a hell of a racket - open/close ingame/FMV working
Goblin Commander - I haven't got this game working, other than the first time after i burnt it. always DRE's. but with this, first time froze on loading screen, second time got past half way through loading screen, then froze.
Lord of the Rings - open/close ingame/FMV/swap to first disc working
GoldenEye: Rouge Agent - NOT working. this game is different. once booted the drive makes a sound like a DRE, slamming the laser. then when the lid is opened standard screen appears. But, the instant the lid is closed the game resumes. you can play while it tries to read. but the read only takes about 2 seconds and then fails, asking for the original disk.
Hey I don't know if this is a stupid thing or anything, but I got an idea of something you could put in the next version of gcos, don't know if you could do it but... I was thinking about something that made the gcos code remain in the ram when you load a dol (an emulator for example) and then recall it through the reset button or through a combination of keys on the joypad. It's just an idea, maybe you'll find it useful.