This thread has become too big and cumbersome, so CG4E will be released in this [thread=107103]new thread[/thread].
CodeGuys CG3E Firmware for 451S, 851S, 812S and 832S
Well here it is at last. I have achieved what I wanted to do with the patch, but I don’t really know if I have achieved what I wanted with the quality. I suppose it’s early days yet and I already have ideas for the next version. I’ll let you good people tell me what you think.
This release is for all 51S and 2S drives. To slow it’s release a bit, this firmware will only be released here and not on my website, to start with. This firmware does not require cross flash enabled. This option will be greyed in OmniPatcher. Just run the firmware with your drives model number in the file name.
This patch is now aimed at improving 4x, 6x and 8x +R media. Yes 4x. Hooray, I hear you say.
In the process of creating this patch I also figured out the whole fallback mechanism, so it’s now possible to move the fallback point. As many have requested an earlier fallback, I have also implemented this, in this version, as well.
This version also works with all of the OmniPatcher patches but for test purposes let’s limit the patches to auto bitsetting, force fallback and cross flash.
PLEASE don’t rush out and try your worst media overclocked to the max. Let’s start off by displaying scans of media at it’s rated speed, Ricoh R01 being the exception. Remember the NEC is getting a good reputation at the moment because the media speeds are locked and nobody can figure out how to unlock it. Most of the strategy swaps have not produced good results. When they finally do unlock it, the results may be like the Pioneer, which was pretty bad. I’m not saying just quality media but if it’s cheap media like AML, or the likes, then show it burned at it’s rated speed.
The drives light will blink orange more often during the burn and some additional PIF spikes are inevitable on some drives, due to the relinking after the recalibrate.
I have stopped the recalibrate at 3GB on 8x burns to avoid read errors on some drives that don’t relink as well as other past this point. There could possible be an OP option in the future to allow 8x stepped recalibrate to the end of the disc or I might release one on request. For the moment use force fallback if your media has a “large” error mountain at the end.
I’ve just released the new quality patched firmware CG3E, based on the new official VS0E firmware. Hopefully there are some improvements, in this release, that will help with quality as well.
1/ Now based on official VS0E.
2/ Two new media codes.
3/ Uses the new crossflash patch, so there is only a single flasher file for both 51S and 2S drives.
Note: There are no changes to the +R quality patch. It is the same as CG3B. Just the base firmware has changed.