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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #60 on: 01/Feb/2016 10:02:57 PM »
I don't think dumping Satellaview carts separately via the BS-X cart is possible, based on the fact that other hardware-centric SNES adapters (such as the Super Game Boy and RetroPort adapters) don't work with the Retrode. The best solution would be to make an adapter for the Satellaview save carts.

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #61 on: 02/Feb/2016 02:19:55 AM »
I don't think dumping Satellaview carts separately via the BS-X cart is possible, based on the fact that other hardware-centric SNES adapters (such as the Super Game Boy and RetroPort adapters) don't work with the Retrode. The best solution would be to make an adapter for the Satellaview save carts.

I'm pretty sure it is. What makes the Super Game Boy and RetroPort adapters different is that they are essentially consoles that use the SNES power and I/O.

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #62 on: 02/Feb/2016 01:40:30 PM »
Well, the only way to find out is to test a Satellaview cart with the Retrode.
I don't have a BS-X, do you?

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #63 on: 05/Sep/2016 02:14:40 AM »
I'm one of the users requesting support for the Tales of Phantasia SNES cartridge. If there's anything I can do to help out, please let me know. I'm a programmer myself even though I'm not really familiar with writing embedded software. Additionally, I'd be willing to post a bounty for the feature if that would encourage development.
Assuming it doesn't have an SA-1 lockout chip and you cleaned the game very well, there is one other thing you can try. Check the voltage. Make sure it is set to 5V. Some SNES games are picky about that. I got Killer Instinct and F-Zero recently and they were like that for me.
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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #64 on: 15/Sep/2016 07:36:05 AM »
It's been four years since this was last discussed, and now that Wannado is working on the firmware again, is it possible that there might be an update to let the SMS Plugin read Japanese Master System / Mark III games? I assume you would have to have one of the JP -> US cart adapters to change the pinout, but it's my understanding that the existing firmware still only supports US carts, even if you have such an adapter.

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #65 on: 25/Sep/2016 04:25:39 PM »
Well, I cannot do that now. Someone else might try it after the open-source release (which is the top item on my to-do list now, but nevertheless far from completion).

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #66 on: 26/Sep/2016 09:31:04 PM »
Am I correct in thinking that the official Power Base Converter, as well as the Power Base Mini and Power Base Mini FM adapters would work for dumping Japanese carts once somebody has added firmware support for them?

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #67 on: 27/Sep/2016 07:34:27 PM »
Am I correct in thinking that the official Power Base Converter, as well as the Power Base Mini and Power Base Mini FM adapters would work for dumping Japanese carts once somebody has added firmware support for them?
No, otherwise there wouldn't be an official Retrode adapter for the Master System.

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #68 on: 27/Sep/2016 10:12:07 PM »
From reading the other thread about this, I got the impression that the SMS plugin won't work, because the Japanese pinout is different, and the SMS plugin only works with the Western pinout. If this isn't the case and a firmware update can enable Japanese cart support with the SMS plugin, then that would be great.

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #69 on: 28/Jan/2017 07:20:41 AM »
Would it be feasible to disable the locking of the ROM file? I know you can't write to it through the Retrode, but it's a pain to have to unlock every ROM I dump, as OpenEmu can't move locked files.

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #70 on: 05/Feb/2017 11:31:30 PM »
Note that "deleting" the ROM file from the Retrode's file system (e. g. by "moving" the file) may cause issues when trying to write the config or SRAM file afterwards.

Nevertheless, I'll consider adding a config option to control the ROM file's read-only attribute.

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Re: Feature suggestions
« Reply #71 on: 06/Feb/2017 12:23:13 AM »
I figured tampering with the filesystem would cause some problems. No worries though, "moving" the file in my experience just copies it, since it's on an external drive.