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Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« on: 04/Nov/2018 03:22:54 AM »
Hi guys, wondering if anyone can help me, have been attempting to dump a master system copy of Chuck Rock with no success. Am able to pull the ROM file across however it's not readable by my emulator, and it's only 32kb (rather than the 512kb it should be). No match on known Checksum info either (Although I've transferred it multiple times and each time files are identical). Have cleaned the cartridge also, but made no difference.

Is there anything else I can be doing to try and get this game across properly? Apologies if this is a really stupid/basic question, very new to Retrode.

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Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Reply #1 on: 05/Nov/2018 01:30:20 AM »
Have you tried changing the [forceSize] option in retrode.cfg to the size it should be?

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Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Reply #2 on: 05/Nov/2018 03:31:09 AM »
Try using FW v0.24a:  http://www.mediafire.com/file/uzij95yjx1kkmhr/Retrode-v0.24a.zip

Or FW v0.24b:  http://www.mediafire.com/file/9u4jb0bnfb7o843/Retrode-v0.24b.zip

If the cart is not detecting as SMS, then modify the .CFG file to "[forceSystem] sms".

If the cart is not detecting the proper size, then modify the .CFG file to "[forceSize] 4".

You need to forceSystem before forceSize will work.

EDIT:  I was running v0.25a and my SMS cart wasn't detecting.  I thought it might be the code changes but I was wrong.  The v0.25a works ok.  My test SMS cart and plugin needed to be reseated a few times and it works.
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Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Reply #3 on: 05/Nov/2018 05:16:19 AM »
Have you tried changing the [forceSize] option in retrode.cfg to the size it should be?

I did briefly, but wasn’t able to save the file. I’ll try it again this evening/tomorrow hopefully, have done some more digging and looks like there might be a workaround to that...

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Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Reply #4 on: 05/Nov/2018 08:24:16 AM »
Try using FW v0.24a:  http://www.mediafire.com/file/uzij95yjx1kkmhr/Retrode-v0.24a.zip

Or FW v0.24b:  http://www.mediafire.com/file/9u4jb0bnfb7o843/Retrode-v0.24b.zip

If the cart is not detecting as SMS, then modify the .CFG file to "[forceSystem] sms".

If the cart is not detecting the proper size, then modify the .CFG file to "[forceSize] 4".

You need to forceSystem before forceSize will work.

EDIT:  I was running v0.25a and my SMS cart wasn't detecting.  I thought it might be the code changes but I was wrong.  The v0.25a works ok.  My test SMS cart and plugin needed to be reseated a few times and it works.

I am on 0.25a, it works ok for other SMS carts, this is the first I've had issues with. Will try and see if I can get the forcesize thing working.

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Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Reply #5 on: 05/Nov/2018 08:56:36 AM »
Got it sorted, just took a bit of fiddling with the mac. Thanks for your help guys.