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Russian Megadrive Cart shows as NGP extension
« on: 08/Feb/2012 11:52:53 PM »
Hi,

  Just received my  Retrode and loving it.

Was just wondering though, I have a Russian "bootleg" cart of  Alladin 2 when plugged into the Retrode it show up with the ext of NGP rather than a bin ext. Cant play it in  KEGA or  Gens.

Just wondering if anyone has come across this before?

Thanks,

260z

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Re: Russian Megadrive Cart shows as NGP extension
« Reply #1 on: 09/Feb/2012 12:40:00 AM »
Seeing that it is a bootleg it may have some copy protection on it or may read differently. I assume you cleaned the pins entirely though first?

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Re: Russian Megadrive Cart shows as NGP extension
« Reply #2 on: 09/Feb/2012 12:46:05 AM »
Looks as if the Retrode failed to detect a valid header, probably because of missing or broken title field.

You can try to override the autodetection using RETRODE.CFG settings, and force the Retrode to interpret the cart as Mega Drive:

Code: [Select]
[forceSystem] mdrv
[forceSize] 32   ; this one is optional: overdump the game to 32 Mbit

Please let us know how it works.

Edit: Of course, don't bother to try the above as long as the card edge contacts are not 100% clean.
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Re: Russian Megadrive Cart shows as NGP extension
« Reply #3 on: 09/Feb/2012 07:49:22 PM »
[forceSystem] mdrv
[forceSize] 32


Did the above and it  gave a bin and Srm file ( with different name to the NGP file it gaveout before )

Tried it in  GENs and it failed but then realised  that it was called GNEGPPNF.7F7F.bin - removed the first "full stop" or "period" and it works a treat  ;D



port of the snes game for the Megadrive :)

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Re: Russian Megadrive Cart shows as NGP extension
« Reply #4 on: 09/Feb/2012 10:10:58 PM »
What, Gens can't deal with multiple periods in a filename? Seems that when they try to recreate that early-nineties feeling, they really mean it ;-)
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