Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Region X Universal Binary

Thanks to ben11, a member of the rpc1 forums, new RPC-1 firmware updates are available for Matshita drives. This is great, but something was missing: an universal binary version of Region X. An intel only version is available, but it's english only and well, an universal binary version is just better. Unfortunately, xvi — the author of Region X — retired several years ago. Fortunately, he made Region X sources publicly available. So I recompiled it as an universal binary and I updated the version number to 1.1.3. Feedback is welcome.

Region X

Version history (version 1.0.0 to 1.1.2 are actually from xvi)

Version 1.1.3 (2007-09-12)
* Recompiled as universal binary
Version 1.1.2 (2005-01-12)
* Corrected a case where settings were not properly stored
Version 1.1.1 (2004-05-09)
* Added RPC-1 drive warning
* Region not set and 5 changes left logic tuned
Version 1.1.0 (2004-04-25)
* Japanese localization added, by Satoshi Ash
* Chinese localization added, by 季娇
Version 1.0.9 (2004-03-21)
* Changes to the settings read/write system
* New icon
Version 1.0.8 (2004-02-07)
* Spanish localization added, by 宗次郎
Version 1.0.7 (2004-01-25)
* Greek localization added, by Alexandros Tr
* Drag and drop installation
Version 1.0.6 (2003-12-29)
* Enhanced current settings reading, now compatible with OS X on UFS partition
* Window position is now remembered across launches
Version 1.0.5 (2002-10-16)
* Added Region not set case handling
Version 1.0.4 (2002-06-25)
* For Mac OS X 10.1.5
Version 1.0.3 (2002-02-27)
* Added German localization (translation by Ralph and David)
* Added safety check for privileged attribute
Version 1.0.2 (2001-11-26)
* Changed handling of five changes left logic to be more user friendly
* Added Dutch localization (translation by iRob)
* Added Italian localization (translation by Michele)
* For DVD Player 3.0.1
Version 1.0.1 (2001-11-11)
* Improved region settings validity check
* Enhanced documentation now in Help menu
* Added my photo (that incredible feature was requested by my wife)
* Multilingual version, english and french
Version 1.0.0 (2001-10-18)
* First release for OS X, english only
* Full native Cocoa application