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Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« on: 01/Jun/2020 08:32:52 PM »
Hello,

Today I received my copy of Remute's new SNES music cartridge "The Cult of Remute".
I wanted to dump the rom so I can load it on my MiSTer. Voltage is set to 5v and firmware is .25a
Plugged in the Retrode and copy/pasted the sfc file. Problem is it is corrupt. It will not play on MiSTer or BSNES
I tried tinkering around with various CFG settings but can't get a working rom. Filesize is 1024KB

Any help to get a working dump would be GREATLY appreciated.
BSNES info page shows this:

game
  sha256:   f5fb04aa5b882706b9309e885f19477261336ef76a150c3b4d3489dfac3953ec
  label:    TheCultOfRemute).13AD
  name:     TheCultOfRemute).13AD
  title:   
  region:   PAL
  revision: 1.255
  board:    LOROM-RAM#A
    memory
      type: ROM
      size: 0x100000
      content: Program
    memory
      type: RAM
      size: 0x40000
      content: Save

board: LOROM-RAM#A
  memory
    type:ROM
    content:Program
    map
      address:00-3f,80-bf:8000-ffff
      mask:0x8000
  memory
    type:RAM
    content:Save
    map
      address:70-7d,f0-ff:0000-ffff
      mask:0x8000


Offline mario64

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #1 on: 03/Jun/2020 03:38:11 PM »
Update:
I was able to dump the cartridge via my Super NT. Retrode was way off in its detection.
The valid dump is HIROM not LOROM and is NTSC not PAL
Sadly I have yet to successfully dump any cart using my Retrode 2 :-(

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #2 on: 04/Jun/2020 12:52:15 AM »
Did you try any of the force settings (i.e., forcing hirom etc)?

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #3 on: 04/Jun/2020 02:38:37 PM »
Did you try any of the force settings (i.e., forcing hirom etc)?
As noted in the OP yes. "I tried tinkering around with various CFG settings but can't get a working rom"

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #4 on: 05/Jun/2020 10:09:44 AM »
What other carts have you tried to dump? I’d believe that one cart (since it is new) could be a problem, and certain carts (like sa1) need adapters, but if other carts aren’t working that is a different story.

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #5 on: 05/Jun/2020 01:19:05 PM »
What other carts have you tried to dump? I’d believe that one cart (since it is new) could be a problem, and certain carts (like sa1) need adapters, but if other carts aren’t working that is a different story.
The last one I tried was 40 Winks N64. Ended up having to purchase a N64 GameShark and an old Windows 98 PC to dump it.

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #6 on: 05/Jun/2020 10:59:33 PM »
Any examples of officially licensed games from nintendo or sega?

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #7 on: 05/Jun/2020 11:19:46 PM »
Any examples of officially licensed games from nintendo or sega?
All officially licensed games have been dumped already.
The main use for a device like Retrode is homebrew and other unlicensed carts, of which there are some terrific ones out nowadays

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #8 on: 06/Jun/2020 08:57:26 PM »
I was just trying to determine if your unit otherwise worked.

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #9 on: 06/Jun/2020 09:00:06 PM »
I was just trying to determine if your unit otherwise worked.
No problem. I appreciate the help. That’s a actually a good point. I should test with a licensed cart. Will do that. Thank you

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Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
« Reply #10 on: 08/Jun/2020 02:35:07 AM »
For what it is worth, two other newish games, unholy night and return of double dragon seem to be compatible with retried.