I´ve just released the VMU CD version that won the first place in the 2nd Annual Dream On Contest.
This new VMU CD includes my latest VMU Backup CD and VMZip in one single disc, with a nice menu interface to select between the two applications.
Quoting from the included README file… :
This VMU CD is my entry for the Second Annual Dream On Contest (4th category)
( http://dreamon.cyberdogcastle.com/Main/DreamOnContest2 )
It contains 2 of my VMU utilities included: VMU Backup CD & VMZip.
Stand-alone versions of those tools and source code are available at my Web
site: https://www.bucanero.com.ar/ and at SourceForge.
VMU Backup CD
I guess you´re asking “and what is it?”… in short, its the greatest VMU save
collection ever made! (what a humble definition, uh?)
But its not just +3200 vmu saves for over 350 DC games, because everything is
packed with this pretty neat VMU app that I´ve coded specially for this disc,
so you can browse all the games, see all the saves and read the description of
The VMU Backup CD also implements the VMU emulator SoftVMS by Marcus Comstedt
(ported to KallistiOS by DirtySanchez).
The controls are:
- (UP) / (DOWN) Moves trough items
- (TRIGGERS) Scroll item pages
- (A) Confirm selection
- (B) Cancel
- (Y) Display credits screen
- (X) Exits the VMU emulator
Based on RockinB´s idea, I´ve created this new Dreamcast tool called VMZip.
The idea behind VMZip is simple but powerful: compress & decompress VMU save
files using BZip2 compression, and save the result file on a target VMU.
For example: you have a Quake 3 Arena save that takes 25 blocks, but you don´t
want to erase it to have free blocks for another game save. You can use VMZip
to compress the Q3A file, and the result will be a 3 blocks file. Now you´ve
22 free blocks, provided that you erase the original Q3A save and keep the
- (A) selects
- (B) cancel
- (X) calculate compressed/decompressed file size
- (Y) credits