I’m starting to feel as if this project is becoming my own personal Bandersnatch. The hardware that I’m also developing is definitely setting that kind of a bar. Understanding the G2 bus' way of handling expansion devices as well as if the method I’m thinking of using will even work with the official broadband adapter is a concern. I haven’t touched the hardware side of things for a while and I really need to get back on it to not allow that skillset to dull.
Out of curiousity, I did decide to see if the Zip drive was at all referenced in the R11 SDK and found this interesting little thing:
_sygExtChkConnectLAN _sygExtChkConnectMMBUSB _sygExtChkConnectMMBZip _sygExtChkConnectModem
I’m currently looking at a suitable file system for the external storage device that would be lightweight enough for the Dreamcast. Most that were available at the time are a little too heavy to be feasible.
I’ve still not connected a logic analyser to the dismantled modem I prepared about a year ago, either. There’s a lot still left to do on the hardware front.
It will be very satisfying in 30+ years, when I finally finish this project.