GDI Explorer v1.4 and what next

So far, I have been working on a newer version of GDI Explorer. At first, I had said that I would fix bugs related to the gdi files which contain some tabulation caracters. Little by little, I saw that many had to be fixed up, especially in the code in charge of reading the path table of an iso file. Since I have a lot to do for my other project (GDLAN Loader), I have decided to fix as many bugs as I can in this release so that the next version can focus entirely on the application core improvement.

GDI Explorer changelog:

  • Added: Now support reading compressed GDI archives (ZIP) but it can still not extract data from them.
  • Fixed: Cannot parse GDI file with tabulation chars.
  • Fixed: Unable to extract directories when their relative name is like another ones in an highest path.
  • Fixed: The 2 seconds pause at the end of each CD-DA tracks is not well removed.
  • Fixed: An extracted directory datetime do not match with iso datetime.
  • Fixed: File association does not support long filenames.
  • Fixed: The UI does not clean some fields when a loading error occures.
  • Fixed: The right-click menu option “Convert all GDDA” appears even if there is no GDDA track.
  • Cleanup: UI’s code and debugging information

At this point, I can continue my work on an GDRom-drive debugging tool. This tool simply hooks the Dreamcast syscalls, sends the syscall information over the LAN interface. In doing so, on the PC side, a logger keeps the trace of all syscalls sent to the GDRom drive while playing a game. I want to release a first version which enables you to send your own logs in a database. That way, it would be easier to emulate the GDRom drive (and to know which games may raise issues).


Download: GDI Explorer v1.4b (Fixed) (Fix GDI file parsing issue)

Update: no more dead link!

8 replies on “GDI Explorer v1.4 and what next”

well done

very nice job batman ^^ 🙂
I may use this tool one day, happy to see you’re always involved in your project

I know that that code was really unstable/buggy. I’ve work on it recently so I guess the upcomming version will no more complain about some GDI files. But for testing purpose, would you please post here the content of your gdi file you got from redump? thanks

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