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Support / Re: Certain GBA Titles Work while others dont...
« on: 15/Apr/2017 11:08:22 AM »
There are three very common issues you will need to ensure you have addressed.

1) The voltage switch inside the SNES slot needs to be set to 3.3V. This is likely the most common cause of data corruption/invalid names/checksums/etc.
2) If the above is correct, but you are still getting corruption, try cleaning the cart contacts. The Retrode can sometimes be more sensitive than a real GBA. Use a Q-Tip and rubbing alcohol.
3) For many games, the Retrode does not detect the correct size, and thus ends up missing game content. You should cross-check against an independent list (I recommend ), and use the force system/force size fields to correct this.

General Discussion / Re: Progress on N64/GBA save support?
« on: 28/Nov/2015 01:09:13 PM »
I hope this update becomes available soon, I have Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons I want to backup the save data on.

FYI: Those are both GBC games which are already supported. I should know, I've backed up my Oracle of Ages save AND transferred it back to the cartridge.

Not to mention most emulators will likely read the entire file to ram before they start.

Yeah, I'm aware of Visual Boy Advance's support, but the entire appeal of Kirby's Tilt 'n Tumble is the direct tactile tilting controls. I don't exactly have a gyroscope in my computer, and mapping it to a joystick doesn't quite feel the same.

Support / Re: Mega Man X2
« on: 14/Jul/2014 08:11:46 PM »
That's unfortunate. Let me know if you figure anything out, or if I can help in any way

It worked for me. I technically copied it and played it after, but if that gave me the correct data, it would work if you played it direct from the cart.

Support / Re: Retrode no longer responds after firmware update.
« on: 12/Jul/2014 09:25:12 PM »
I've actually found the Linux firmware update process to be pretty painless.

However useful that information is :)

Support / Mega Man X2
« on: 12/Jul/2014 12:27:36 PM »
Hey guys, has anyone gotten Mega Man X2 (or X3?) working with the Retrode? I didn't think the Cx4 chip would give the Retrode the same problem as the SA1 does, considering the Super FX works. However, when I try to run the game in an emulator, it displays the Capcom logo then... nothing.

I tried searching the forum (and cleaning several times) without success. The game, of course, works great on the SNES. It detects a 2 MB (16 Mbit) ROM, which appears to be the correct size.

Support / Re: A few Genesis games not reading
« on: 05/Jul/2014 01:30:57 PM »
KingMike, I would clean and try dumping Lightening Force again. The checksum matched for mine.

My Fire Shark checksum doesn't match either, and it appears to have the same zero block as yours. My MD5Sum is C00981929F3ECA882D123809E81185DF if you want to compare. When I google search this particular MD5 sum, I do see a few pages listing it as good dump of the game.

Also, I hacked up a Python 3 script a while ago to dump out a CSV listing for Genesis roms. It will list the contents of the headers, as well as automatically perform standard checksum algorithms on the files. This may be useful:

And the output for my collection as an example:

General Discussion / Re: Does retrode support NES cartridges?
« on: 07/Apr/2014 09:11:23 PM »
Yes, you can

General Discussion / Re: Does retrode support NES cartridges?
« on: 04/Apr/2014 09:05:10 PM »
Thankfully, you can grab a Kazzo as an alternative; it's not particularly expensive:

It is a bit fiddly to use, but I was able to successfully dump my entire NES library.

You need more Game Boy Games. At least treat yourself to Link's Awakening :).

Metal Gear Solid for GBC is also pretty excellent.

Support / Re: Retrode versions
« on: 09/Oct/2013 09:15:17 PM »
Remember that GBA games can have issues with size autodetection. Have you tried looking up the proper game size and using the force size feature?

Not a direct answer, but if you have the PS3 memory card reader, there is software available to use this with a PC and read PS1 memory cards this way. Doesn't help GameCube, mind you.

Support / Re: Mortal Kombat 2 Mega Drive odd ROM format
« on: 16/Jun/2013 12:21:21 PM »
Usually it just means the game didn't read properly. Try cleaning it and plugging it in again.

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