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It looks like you can for all of this!
Check out this thread for more details: http://forum.retrode.org/index.php?topic=178.0
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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.

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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. ;)
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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?
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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?
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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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Support / Re: Using the Retrode2 with a 32X and a 32X game
« Last post by Wannado on 19/Feb/2017 12:29:46 PM »
Because the 32X was designed to fit onto a Mega Drive, and because the shapes of the Retrode's and Mega Drive's cases are different, plugging the 32X into the Retrode (with case) might fail. For example, if the 32X extends too far back, it will collide with the Retrode's lid. Or the Retrode's case might be too high for the 32X to reach the slot contacts.

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.

There are screws on the bottom of the Retrode that allow you to open the case without harm. I suggest that you handle the bare PCB carefully (avoid touching contacts/solder points with your fingers). Maybe you can leave the PCB in the bottom half of the case, only removing the top and lid. Of course, unplugging the 32X may not work without touching the PCB directly.
If the problem is only the lid, you can close the case again after removing the lid.

Another advice: 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.

When you're done dumping the 32X games, you can put all the Retrode's parts back together and it should be as great-working as before. ;)

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Support / Re: Using the Retrode2 with a 32X and a 32X game
« Last post by Knight of Time on 18/Feb/2017 01:35:50 PM »
Thanks for the input, but I'm not really planning on taking the Retrode apart in order to make it work with 32X games (I'm just not that much of a fan of taking things apart when they already work great, unless it was necessary to fix something that wasn't quite right).  What I actually want to know is, if a 32X system containing a 32X game is put into the Genesis slot of a Retrode2, will the Retrode2 be able to read both the game file and the save data file (if any) when it's all connected to a computer?
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General Discussion / Retron 5 Adapter in Retrode?
« Last post by hammer on 17/Feb/2017 04:06:04 PM »
So apparently the Retron guys released an adapter for the Retron 5 that plugs into the Genesis slot and allows the playing of SMS and GG carts, and also SMS cards. I realize that we already have an SMS adapter, but might it be a relatively easy task to update the Retrode firmware to recognize this adapter and allow the reading of GG carts and SMS cards as well? Just a thought...

Thanks all.
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