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General Discussion / Re: Desperate for a retrode
« Last post by Ice Man on 13/Mar/2017 01:54:06 PM »
I have one I can sell you. I bought it from Dragonbox, too. Rarely used. PM for more infos.

Sorry, I just checked. I thought I still had one. :(
Support / Re: Planning to purchase a GBx plugin in the good is it?
« Last post by Nori on 12/Mar/2017 04:40:57 PM »
The saves will be .srm, but you can copy them off the carts and rename them to .sav and I've tried once and doing the opposite and it works. In other words you can move them back by changing the .sav to .srm. All games I have backuped from the original carts and transferred back after changing batteries worked. I haven't encountered a game yet for gbc where saves didn't transfer properly, although in the past I had read that some Pokemon games (maybe it was Silver and Gold) may have had some issues with save transfering? Or was that a fixed problem now...
Support / Re: Retro Freak Gear Converter Compatibility
« Last post by blue22 on 12/Mar/2017 04:49:22 AM »
Got the Retron5 3-in-1 adapter ( ) and used it with the retrode and it sometimes blinks red when i insert or remove a game gear cart, so the retrode does so of senses it (i was using an older firmware). but unfortunately it only produces a "generic-rom-in-slot" that doesn't run. Is there anyway to update the retrode firmware to be compatible with this device?
It looks like you can for all of this!
Check out this thread for more details:
Hi guys,

I'm putting some serious thought into purchasing a GBx plugin to go with my Retrode2 someday (the Retrode2 has the latest firmware if anyone is curious), but before I do, I want to ask a few questions please.

Lately I bought another copy of Pokemon Silver (to replace a copy of the game I lost around 15 years ago) and a copy of Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, and my first question is, does the GBx plugin allow new saves of either game as well as my other GB/GBC games with save data (Kirby's Dream Land 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Yellow, Pokemon Gold, Pokemon Crystal, and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe) to be copied onto the cartridges as long as the save file matches the game name on the Retrode2 with the plugin in use, even if there is already a save file on the cartridge?

My second question is, are the GB/GBC cartridge saves shown with the .srm or .sav extension when the Retrode2 and GBx plugin successfully reads a cartridge?

And my third question is, can the GBx plugin allow new saves to be put on any of the games below?  They're games I plan to purchase at some point.

-the Donkey Kong Land trilogy
-Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
-Pokemon Red (I'm presuming that if a Pokemon Blue cartridge can accept a new save put on the Retrode2, so can a Pokemon Red cartridge)

Thanks in advance.

General Discussion / Re: Desperate for a retrode
« Last post by Aleron Ives on 22/Feb/2017 08:18:41 PM »
DragonBox is out of stock. ;)
General Discussion / Re: Retron 5 Adapter in Retrode?
« Last post by hammer on 21/Feb/2017 03:10:02 AM »
Even if it's not wired the same way, couldn't the firmware be updated to recognize the new wiring?
General Discussion / Re: Retron 5 Adapter in Retrode?
« Last post by JonY on 21/Feb/2017 12:45:14 AM »
We would need to see the PCB to check the traces, but it would make sense if it was wired the same as the Retrode SMS/GG adapter.

Who's going to buy one and open it up?
Support / Re: Using the Retrode2 with a 32X and a 32X game
« Last post by Aleron Ives on 19/Feb/2017 10:33:33 PM »
So you might be forced to take the Retrode's PCB out of its case in order to be able and plug the 32X in. I guess that's what Aleron Ives was trying to tell you.
Well, not quite. I have no idea how well the 32X system would fit into the Retrode, as I do not own a 32X system. You do not need a 32X system to dump 32X games with the Retrode, though. The problem is that 32X games have a different cartridge width than Megasis games do to prevent people from trying to play 32X games on a regular Megasis system, and the Retrode uses the regular Megasis cartridge slot size, so the 32X game won't fit into the Retrode's cartridge slot.

The pinout is the same as a Megasis cart, however, so all you have to do is remove the plastic shell from the Retrode, and then you can put the 32X cart directly onto the Retrode's Megasis slot. You don't need a 32X system at all if you're willing to do some simple disassembly.

Connect the 32X and cartridge to the Retrode before connecting the Retrode to the computer. Disconnect the Retrode from the computer before disconnecting the 32X or cartridge.
This is what I did, and it worked fine. I had trouble getting the Retrode to read my Chaotix cart, but after two or three cleanings, it finally worked. I think one pin in particular was extra dirty and causing the problem.
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