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Support / Retrode 2 not displaying ROM or dummy file [SOLVED]
« Last post by billy.wade on 19/Dec/2018 11:51:39 PM »
I upgraded to the 25a firmware, and at first it was running fine. However, for some reason, it stopped displaying a ROM file entirely. This wouldn't be abnormal if it was showing a romimage.dat file still, but it's showing no file instead, only showing the config file. I figure it's an easy fix I just don't know about. What should I do?

[EDIT]
I tried opening the Retrode folder as an administrator, and the games started showing up. From there I set the permissions to editable for all users and now I can access from lower level user privileges.

My guess is that what happened is that because I had to write firmware to it as a superuser, it just wouldn't display to lower users, but I have no concrete reasons why I couldn't use it until now.
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General Discussion / Re: SEGA SMS/GG Firmware (FW v0.24)
« Last post by Nori on 12/Dec/2018 05:15:59 PM »
Is anyone ever going to consider making a few GG plugins and selling them at a profit for the less technical of us out there?

Realize this isn't a perfect solution for you, but the dragonbox.de SMS plugins (https://www.dragonbox.de/en/137-retrode2-sms-plugin-cart-reader.html) do still contain the gamegear cart slot holes. So you could get that, buy the gamegear connector from ebay that skaman linked and then make one yourself, or pay someone online to do it for you.



Thanks for sharing the idea.
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Support / Re: Connecting official N64 controllers to Retrode 2
« Last post by ssokolow on 10/Dec/2018 12:17:52 AM »
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you and thank you for responding to my forum thread, I don't know why I didn't get a notification email in my inbox as I set up the forum thread to send email notifications as soon as new posts are  uploaded.

Huh. I have the opposite problem. It sends me a weekly digest whether or not there's actually anything to report in the threads I'm watching.
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General Discussion / Sega CD backup cartridge compatibility
« Last post by Nori on 06/Dec/2018 10:37:06 PM »
Probably a long shot but is there any chance someday we will be able to backup our Sega CD backup cartridge save data?
When trying it in the Retrode currently it gives a GenericRomInSegaSlot.dat file, which is about 4mb but seems to serve no purpose.
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Support / Re: Retrode 2 not recognising N64 plugin
« Last post by Land95 on 03/Dec/2018 09:45:16 PM »
Do other n64 carts work with the exact same config (same usb cable, pc, usb port on the pc, etc)?

What version firmware are you on? 
I believe the latest is v.25a
http://forum.retrode.org/index.php/topic,392.0.html
http://forum.retrode.org/index.php/topic,382.45.html


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Support / Re: Connecting official N64 controllers to Retrode 2
« Last post by RocknRollTim on 03/Dec/2018 09:14:11 PM »
Hi ssokolow,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you and thank you for responding to my forum thread, I don't know why I didn't get a notification email in my inbox as I set up the forum thread to send email notifications as soon as new posts are  uploaded.

In the end I took your advice and bought the Mayflash N64 Controller Adapter you advised but off Amazon.

Thank you for all your help.

Regards,

RocknRollTim
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Support / Re: Retrode 2 not recognising N64 plugin
« Last post by RocknRollTim on 03/Dec/2018 09:06:56 PM »
Hi Land95,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you and thank you for responding to my forum thread, I don't know why I didn't get a notification email in my inbox as I set up the forum thread to send email notifications as soon as new posts are  uploaded.

I will consider taking your advice with regards to troubleshooting cartridges, however I bought my cartridge sealed in its original box and paid quite a bit for it. I will try again to see whether I can get it to work with my Retrode.

Thank you for all your help.

Regards,

RocknRollTim
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The second monitor program runs on a Master System derivative. Any idea whether it's possible to read that using the Retrode2 without an adapter?
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FYI: Retrode2 was able to read the game ROM from Sega Mega-Tech Tetris. The game ROM contents are bit-for-bit identical to those of the barely-released (recalled?) Japanese Mega Drive Tetris cartridge.

Sega Mega-Tech cartridges appear physically identical to Japanese Mega Drive cartridges but with a partly different pinout (they apparently have a second ROM for the second screen and side B of the cartridge is wired differently from Mega Drive) and much less exciting labels, and are intended for use inside a Mega Drive-like arcade machine with extra hardware for coin mechanisms, instructions display, etc.

Somehow Retrode2 can read the game ROM though, so this allows use of the original cartridge's game data in an emulator-based modern system.

Thanks yet again for the awesome hardware and firmware!

P.S. Maybe someone knows a way to dump the extra ROM for the second screen? The pinout is at least mostly known

https://assemblergames.com/threads/sega-mega-tech-adapter.45818/
https://segaretro.org/Mega-Tech_System
https://wiki.arcadeotaku.com/w/Sega_Mega-Tech
https://segaretro.org/Tetris
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General Discussion / Re: Game Gear SMS Plugin Question
« Last post by mistermorcus on 21/Nov/2018 04:17:49 PM »
I don't have it with me to do any measuring, but based on what I can see it looks like the ends of the pins and front of the connector for yours and mine are the same distance. It looks like the base of the plastic is shorter on yours though than mine.  The pins just barely poke out of the back of the board, use the SMS pins on yours as a comparison because they are the same distance.

As far as whether or not cutting your pins shorter and having it closer to the board I could not say. I don't think cutting the pins shorter would cause any issue, I'm just not sure if you may have any issues with certain games not fitting in either of the slots for some reason. It may not matter, but I will let someone else that knows more add to the discussion.
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