I feel like some people like to claim that it is impossible when they fail to overcome problems. Fortunately, their vision has a limited influence. If I listened to all the negative comments about my projects, I would probably end up being like their authors, spreading my frustration over the Internet.
Anyway, that is not the point I want to talk about. Today, I am happy to report my progress. Let’s start with the bad news. In its current state, my next bios version cannot boot cheat discs like Action Replay/Gameshark/Code breaker and GDMenu. I know why and there are solutions to this. The good point is even though some people state that it is not possible, the beta-bootstrap I slightly modified works flawlessly with MIL-CD/backup, including the system reset. I can even add that I knew it would pass the holly protection before testing it on the real hardware. Pretty cool isn’t it? But to be honest, my moves are limited but I hope that in a near future I will be more free.
In short, I could release my bios right now, and release the “patched” cheat disc later. But I am not sure yet that this would be the best solution to introduce the custom cheat-disc for my bios, specially as there is a chance that I will overcome this issue. Booting custom bios is already a difficult task for users and I don’t want to bother them with a “special version” of games/applications. Anyway, whatever solution I come up with, the compatibility is not going to be impacted.