News

Pre-order Time frame:
 
* 2017 June/July: Shipped & Completed.
* 2017 September (Pre-Order 2): Shipped & Completed.
* 2017 November (Pre-Order 3): Processing for Shipment.
* 2017 December (Pre-Order 4): Assembled and getting ready to ship.
* 2018 January (Pre-Order 5): Waiting to be assembled.
* 2018 March (Pre-Order 6): Waiting for parts to arrive...
* 2018 August (Pre-Order 1): Waiting for parts to arrive...
Public Release Goal:

The final public release (where pre-orders will no longer exist and PSIO Cartridges will be shipped without any assembly delay) will hopefully happen in 2 more pre-order phases. We will be ordering stock larger than what is required to fulfil this task. It has been a very long journey, but we've almost reached this goal, and we can't thank our loyal customers who have pre-ordered and have been extremely patient to help us get this far in PSIO's development. We hope you will enjoy using PSIO on your PlayStation and that it will bring many years of enjoyment and entertainment. Regards, Matt of Cybdyn Systems.

 

  • 11/SEPTEMBER/2018 – New Menu System (V2.6.3) and ARM (V2.5.4) Firmwares available. More information available here.

 

  • 13/AUGUST/2018 – New Menu System (V2.6.2) and ARM (V2.5.3) Firmwares available. More information available here.

 

  • 12/AUGUST/2018 – We have begun shipping the pre-orders from June/July 2017. If you are in a later pre-order phase and have not yet received an email saying that your PSIO Cartridge is being processed for shipment, please wait until we reach your order since there are a lot to process and get though. We of course plan to hit the January 2018 pre-orders at the end of August. As for the March 2018 pre-orders, they will be sent in October (not November).
  • We have pre-orders open. Get in while you can!
  • If you have an email or question that hasn’t been replied to yet, please understand that we’re extremely busy and we are slowly working our way though the massive amount in our inbox. The same goes for our Facebook, Skype and Twitter accounts.
  • We have some new features and goals lined up for PSIO which will be focusing on very soon. They include a Memory Card manager, PS-EXE uploading via the Systems Console, development libraries, a disassembler/debugger and Switch Board installation centres around the world to assist with the load of mainboards we get shipped and have to install ourselves.

 

  • 25/JULY/2018 – A bug in our system has been fixed which prevented customers from updating their ‘Billing Address’ and/or ‘Shipping Address’. Now, if you change either one and click ‘Save Changes’ from you account page, it actually forces the change in our database correctly.

 

  • 23/JULY/2018 – The required parts have arrived and assembly has begun on the orders marked 100% above. We are planning for a shipment date of mid to late August. As for the March pre-orders, they will be shipped in November.

 

  • 7/JUNE/2018 – The latest PCB samples have arrived and from the ten (10) samples we received, we have a 100% success rate. The final order has now been placed and we are waiting on them to arrive (which should be 4-5 weeks from now). Once they have arrived, assembly will begin of PSIO Cartridges and shipment will start.

 

  • 2/JUNE/2018 – ‘Quick Start Guide’ updated. New ‘Switch Board Installation Guides’ are also in the works and will be released soon.

 

  • 17/MAY/2018 – New ARM Firmware (V2.5.2) and Menu System (V2.6.1). These updates fix “Formula 1 98”, “Psychic Detective” and “Captain Commando”, as well as other generic bug fixes within the Menu System.
  • What’s going on with the pre-orders you ask? Well, we received our circuit board (PCB) samples over a week ago, but there was a problem with the SD Card connector not soldering well. So, we’ve re-ordered new samples with the adjusted solder pads (footprints) to ensure this doesn’t become a problem for us when we begin testing. Once these new sample pass verification however, we’ll get the real boards ordered. Once we receive the final real boards, we will finally start shipping cartridges! We expect to start shipping in late June or mid July. We can’t thank you enough for your patience!!

 

  • 27/MARCH/2018 – We have fixed an issue with our payment gateway where if the country “Republic of Ireland” was used, payment would fail when using a Credit/Debit Card.

 

  • 26/MARCH/2018 – Pre-orders for March are open. More information why here.

 

  • 25/MARCH/2018 – Systems Manual updated to R3.0 (addresses some issues such as incorrect grammar).

 

  • 18/MARCH/2018 – Systems Manual updated to R2.9. The PDF now explains how to use wallpapers/background images in the Menu System.

 

  • 08/MARCH/2018 – Switch Board Kits are back in stock.

 

  • 01/MARCH/2018 – New ARM Firmware (V2.5.1), FPGA Firmware (STY1 25/2/2018) and Menu System (V2.6.0). Information about these updates can be read here.
  • As for the pre-order shipments, we are currently waiting on our circuit boards to arrive from overseas.

 

  • 17/FEBRUARY/2018 – New Systems Console (V2.3) available. This update adds LibCrypt patch support. More information available here.

 

  • 12/FEBRUARY/2018 – Finally, we are pleased to release the new Menu System (V2.5.0) and ARM Firmware (V2.5.0) for all PSIO cartridges. This update adds some seriously cool stuff, with the most important being 256 GB+ SD Card support! More information available here.

 

  • 02/FEBRUARY/2018 – Time for a small update as per what’s been happening in regards to the pre-orders. Currently, we are waiting for our Parallel Port’s that we had injection moulded to arrive at our PCB assemblers factory. Once they have arrived, we will begin production of the PCB’s. When the PCB’s are done and we have them in our hands, we will then place them into the new plastic cases, snap them together, pop on some labels, flash the firmwares, test each and every cartridge, package them up and finally ship them off! So to recap, everything is ready to go, but we are just waiting on the PCB’s to arrive.

 

  • 19/JANUARY/2018 – Happy New Year everyone! We’d like to give a new update from our latest forum post here and here. We also have pre-orders open on ‘Round 5’ which was done to further fund the assembly process. No password is required this time, so be sure to get in quick while pre-order stocks last!

 

  • 18/DECEMBER/2017 – Pre-Orders opened on ‘Round 4’ to notification list customers only. This has been done to assist with funding the final stage of the Parallel Port Injection Moulding process.

 

  • 05/DECEMBER/2017 – New parallel port samples on the way. We also have an Agilent 1683A Logic Analyser on the way which will be used to help debug PSIO in relation to exFAT support.

 

  • 02/DECEMBER/2017 – PHP updated to V5.5.19 and Transport Layer Security updated to V1.2 on the server.
  • We have been working very hard on multiple areas of development for PSIO. This includes focusing on the pre-order manufacturing, but we have also been working hard on getting 256 GB (and up) SD Card support working via the exFAT filesystem. The new firmwares we have been working on will also include integrated Fastboot support (so “FBOOT.BIN” is no longer required on the SD Card anymore), as well as a new ‘Search’ function for the ‘Menu System’. A new bootloader called the ‘System Loader’ will now also trigger when PSIO is powered up with no SD Card inserted. This ‘System Loader’ routine was implemented so that it doesn’t seem like PSIO isn’t working when an SD Card isn’t present or detected. We also have a small update coming for the ‘Systems Console’ program which provides the ability to patch LibCrypt games from PPF patches. Lastly, the ability to load backgrounds/wallpapers has been implemented so you will be able to have the ability to give the ‘Menu System’ a new splash of style and colour. We plan to have this update released in late December or early January after we have shipped the first wave of pre-orders which our extremely patient customers have been waiting for. We can’t thank you enough for your patience and support, and to show our appreciation, we have a new box design in the works which will be revealed in a few days time.

 

 

  • 22/NOVEMBER/2017 – The final and complete lot of plastic cases have arrived, and the samples of the parallel ports have arrived! The parallel ports need a little adjustment done to the pins to make the connection a little ‘tighter’, and so we have begun the process or fixing this issue. The timeframe has been extended by approximately 2 weeks now, but it has to be done to ensure that PSIO has a solid connection to the PlayStation console. Pictures available here.

 

  • 20/OCTOBER/2017 – The parallel port injection moulding cast has been completed, and the first test samples will be completed on the 25th of October. Pictures as well as more detailed information here.

 

  • 27/SEPTEMBER/2017 – The case injection moulding samples have arrived! A few tweaks are required (nothing major), but apart from that, it’s perfect and ready to go. We are just now waiting on the parallel ports since it’s the final step holding us back at the moment. We are working hard and the first wave of pre-orders from June will be shipped soon. We would like to thank you so much for your patience. It is immensely appreciated. Pictures as well as more detailed information here.

 

  • 19/SEPTEMBER/2017 – A second run of email notifications has been rolled out for more pre-ordering. This is to help us acquire funding to proceed with the PSIO ‘Parallel Port’ manufacturing. If you did not receive an email yet, do not worry. We will send more emails to the customers waiting on our email list once we are ready to do so.

 

  • 13/SEPTEMBER/2017 – Systems Console updated to V2.2. More information here.
  • The injection moulding cast for the PSIO case has been completed, and we assume to receive the samples for testing in a week or two. Images here.

 

  • 26/AUGUST/2017 – Injection Moulding DFM approved and completed. Everything for the pre-orders is going according to schedule. More updates along the way!

 

  • 14/AUGUST/2017 – New Systems Manual (R2.8) released. More information available here.

 

  • 06/AUGUST/2017 – New ARM (V2.4.8) and Menu System (V2.4.15) Firmwares available. More information available here.

 

  • 04/AUGUST/2017 – Injection Moulding DFM started on PSIO. Switch Board Kits are now back in stock, and their ‘Serial Numbers’ have been phased out.

 

  • 16/JULY/2017 – New ARM (V2.4.7) and Menu System (V2.3.2) Firmwares available. More information available here.

 

  • 14/JULY/2017 – New ARM (V2.4.6), Menu System (V2.3.1) and FPGA Firmwares available. More information available here.

 

  • 16/JUNE/2017 – We have begun rolling out pre-orders, but only to the selected few users that have been waiting longest in our subscription list. Don’t worry if you miss out however, this is just a first time production run, and we will have plenty of cartridges available afterwards once we have finalised everything from our first pre-order run.

 

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