I’ve prepared 5.20.0 FW for GDEMU, this one has fix for Skies of Arcadia and Resident Evil: Code Veronica. It’s been tested but there’s a lot of small changes to the code base so some new bugs might be present.
There’s a catch though. This FW is only compatible with GDEMUs that have the new improved bootloader installed. How can you tell if you have it? If your GDEMU was shipped in 2020 then it is compatible, anything earlier is not. For the earlier devices I will prepare an upgrade FW to be installed first, but this is not yet finished. It won’t be too long but it needs a lot of testing and that takes time.
DO NOT attempt to flash this FW on an older GDEMU.
The fix for SoA and RE:CV requires GDEMU to be slowed down – because these are actually game code bugs that are triggered by loading data too fast. I didn’t want this to affect other games as well (since there’s no need) so there’s auto-detection code added. But in case that doesn’t work, or if you want to slow things down manually, there’s a new INI option:
read_limit = N
Where N is a value between 600 and 1250 (kB/s), or 0 to disable the limiter. The default is -1 which means “automatic”.
Now, the exact speed I’ve picked for automatic setting might still need some tweaking, especially for RE:CV and/or 60Hz regions. So report back any issues.
I will move the FW download link to the correct page once the upgrader is ready – for now you can get the file here.