I've been playing with this idea for awhile, mostly because of nerg343's great job on pitou. Anyway, what I'm wondering is why couldn't we use a newer generation ASIC with an older emulator? My F, H, and HU all still work perfectly emulating, just no video of course. From what I understand, the stream is encrypted, but IRD does the decryption, so why couldn't the software be modified to take the seed byte, send it to a p4 asic and recieve video on a p2/p3 emulator system?
This thread gave me some input, but It still didn't convice me this wasn't completely impossible.
2 reasons why I think this might work:
1. I had a document with pictures where an h-card was made an aux only card. The pad was removed from the card, some wire(s) cut and others moved. The result was an h-card that only worked as an aux card. It of course didn't get booted up the same way the classic pgm aux card did. If I can find this document, I will upload it to the files section. Being that the p4 isn't h@cked and thinking the asic is a seperate die, then this would probably be the best solution at the moment to try and create an aux.
2. The cmd94 is something never implimented on the p2 series card, yet it was written into pitou to be used with the p2. I don't know the stream like some of you, the only reason I'm guessing this worked and my idea wouldn't is because this packet header didn't direct it to a certain series of cards.
Sorry if I missed something obvious that makes this totally impossible, but we're all here to learn right?