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General Discussion / Game Gear SMS Plugin Question
« Last post by newbie2 on 17/Nov/2018 11:42:23 AM »
I am working on soldering the game gear cartridge slot (the type sold from eBay) to the SMS plugin and was wondering how the slot should be positioned on the plugin board. If the cartridge slot is flush with the board (see picture linked below) the pins extend pretty far in the back and there is not very much space between the slot and the pins from the SMS slot.

https://i.imgur.com/LgvjfTL.jpg

Is that the right position for the slot? Do those pins then need to get shortened after the slot is soldered? Or should the slot not be flush to the board so that the pins don't stick out? Any pictures from other folks who have done the mod would be appreciated!
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General Discussion / Re: What is Going on With the Kazzo NES Dumper?
« Last post by mistermorcus on 15/Nov/2018 09:21:41 PM »
The last time I was using it to dump carts I was using the old firmware which uses scripts depending on the mapper that the given game is using.  It was not very straightforward and I never got save files to work with it.  They are working on new firmware for it to make the mapper selection easier but who knows how well it will work.

I was able to transfer some save files using my RetroUSB AVS however for Crystalis. It has a tool that connects it to your PC and can transfer save files to and from carts. I have heard other people not having as much luck as I did though so do this at your own risk.
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Support / Re: Retrode 2 not recognising N64 plugin
« Last post by Land95 on 14/Nov/2018 07:54:06 PM »
In my limited time, I have found 2 issues triggering this.

1 - dirty contacts.  Pull the n64 board out of the cartridge case, wash the contacts in high concentration rubbing alchol and let dry.  Polish with white hi-poly art eraser.
2 - garage sale finds that ended up being hacked rom clones.  They play on original n64, but nothing else.  No joy on these.
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General Discussion / Re: What is Going on With the Kazzo NES Dumper?
« Last post by Nori on 10/Nov/2018 07:58:44 PM »
How is the save transfers from and back to carts on that thing?
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Support / Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Last post by SufferUM 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.
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Support / Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Last post by SufferUM 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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Support / Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Last post by SufferUM 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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Support / Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Last post by skaman 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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Support / Re: Issues Dumping Chuck Rock (SMS)
« Last post by newbie2 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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General Discussion / Re: SEGA SMS/GG Firmware (FW v0.24)
« Last post by newbie2 on 04/Nov/2018 03:56:29 AM »
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