October 07, 2004 Firmware V1.3 Released, Factory Expansion completed, more News. We released today V1.3 Firmware for the Infinity Modchip. You can Download it from HERE. New Features and additions: - ATAD auto patch. - HDD browser support. - PS2 color/videomode fix. - GameAccellerator function for PAL machines (beta). - Selectable default boot mode. - Default language selection for FastBoot/MC applications. - Selectable pad detect time. - DEV1 compatible mode for MC applications. - Infinity options configuration screen. Notes : ------- - ATAD auto patch will let you use your non-Sony hard disk like an original one (install HDD enabled games and updated browser software). - The new HDD browser is now supported by the Infinity (no more need to fastboot games with the official or non-official HDD). Owners of USA PS2 will be able to install and use the new official HDD Browser coming with the HDDTools disk. All discs will be recognized and autoboot. - GameAccellerator (PAL60) experimental support. This forces all games to run on NTSC with color correction applied. Games will run faster (60Hz) but screen could be not centered (some games support adjusting of screen position if needed). - You can now select a default boot mode. If no button is pressed on the pad this boot mode will be used. - You can now press R1 during boot to start DEV1 mode. This will launch applications on your memory card using the standard mc0:/BOOT/BOOT.ELF instead of the Infinity Manager. - A default language to use for games using FastBoot or memory card applications can now be selected. Previously all games default to Japanese. - On some PS2 versions if a pad was not connected on port1 the screen would stay black waiting for a pad for several seconds. This waiting time can now be configured (only useful if you usually boot your PS2 without any pad connected). See "V13README.TXT" file inside the V.13 zip folder for detailed specifications. Other news is that we finally completed the Factory Expansion and we are all back to work in our offices, so everyone is again able to concentrate on his work. It really took much more time than what was supposed to take, but we are going to run in the next weeks to release the new Firmware V1.4, some additions to the Infinity Manager and a restyling of the user interface. Also we have under development a nice new feature for NTSC users (actually working in Beta on our test system) that will make a lot of people happy More News: Due to general request from countries that do not allow the use of modchip for Back-Up purposes and or import games playback, we will start producing Infinity Modchip with Homebrew Firmware On-Board. These new Infinity will allow users to boot self-developed code and Homebrew Software that is available from many websites. It will boost an enhanced memory size and will be targeted to PS2 code developers and Homebrew supporters. More news in the coming weeks on our website, as we update the "Products" webpages. All other projects will be in stand-by in the coming monthes, or at least until we are able to recover all the delay we have on the development schedule of the actual products. If you have any suggestion, or would like us to add some special or particual option, feel free to mail your suggestions at: firstname.lastname@example.org And we will see if it will be possible to add it in the coming releases of the Infinity Firmware and of the Infinity Manager. Thanks again to everyone for supporting us, and we hope toghether to improve even more your experience with an original "MATRIX ENHANCED PS2".