Author Topic: StarFlight (Sega Genesis) missing RAM file. ROM file ok.  (Read 249 times)

Offline bluegrassjedi

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ALCON,

Setup= Retrode2 + .023e BETA FW

My Starflight (Sega Genesis) cart is missing the RAM file, but can get the a ROM file with the Retrode2.
My other Sega Genesis carts read both RAM and ROM files just fine. (Sonic 3)
The Cart read fine on my actual hardware. It can still save games :)
I have a feeling it has a special RAM type. EEPROM? SRAM? FLASH?
BTW Starflight is an EA game with a yellow tab. (does the yellow tab do something or just cosmetic?)

I'm hoping skaman or this community could add support for this or be able to troubleshoot.
This is not critical, but it would awesome if it was fixed. if I could have my old STARFLIGHT save again.
When I loaded the cart on actual hardware, there were two saved games called "Jeff" uhh... where's my old save? LOL

There was a very old post about this that was 4 years ago. I hate necro-posting.
If I am allowed to upload the ROM file, Please let me know.
Please advise. Thanks.
« Last Edit: 14/Oct/2017 10:21:13 AM by bluegrassjedi »

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Re: StarFlight (Sega Genesis) missing RAM file. ROM file ok.
« Reply #1 on: 21/Nov/2017 06:40:23 PM »
Starflight uses SRAM but the ROM header lacks the SRAM data.  Because the SRAM start and end data is missing, the Retrode firmware assumes that there is no save game.

I'm not sure how many games have this problem.  I'll have to go through the save cart list and check each ROM.

I'll try to fix this in a firmware update sometime.




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Re: StarFlight (Sega Genesis) missing RAM file. ROM file ok.
« Reply #2 on: 24/Nov/2017 08:06:29 AM »
Fixed the Starflight SRAM identification.  I also added identification for a bunch of other SRAM games that were missing the SRAM data in the header.

The fix will be rolled into the next v0.24 BETA whenever it gets released to the test group.

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Re: StarFlight (Sega Genesis) missing RAM file. ROM file ok.
« Reply #3 on: 03/Dec/2017 07:03:02 AM »
Can't wait for that next .24 FW release.  8)

Just for confirmation:
FW .24a-beta will not read the RAM file for Starflight, only the ROM file.
That's ok though. You said the next FW .24 release should.