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Mega Drive games not dumping correctly
« on: 16/Mar/2014 05:19:20 PM »
Update: Not sure what fixed it, but it seems to be working again. Don't know if using the Beta2 Firmware, I wasn't inserting the carts properly or a good old fashioned blow in the cart/slot but it seems fine now.

I managed to dump Phantasy Star III, IV and Sonic & Knuckles successfully a couple of days ago. Went to backup some more Mega Drive games today and tried loading them in GENS but they are getting stuck on a black screen.

I've tried re-dump Sonic & Knuckles and it isn't working even though it did previously.

Volt switch is set to 5V. I updated the firmware to .18d then downgraded to test if it was the firmware to .18c.

Here's my retrode.cfg if it help.

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; Retrode .18c - Config
; Remove any line to revert setting to factory default

[HIDMode] 3 ; 0: Off; 1: 4Joy+Mouse; 2: 2Joy; 3: KB; 4: iCade
[blinkControllers] 1


[nesMode] 0          ; 1: NES gamepads; 0: SNES

[filenameChksum] 1   ; checksum in filename? 0,1
[detectionDelay] 5   ; how long to wait after cart insertion/removal
[sramReadonly] 1     ; write protect SRAM?
[segaSram16bit] 1    ; use 16bit words for SRAM?
[sramExt] srm
[snesRomExt] sfc
[segaRomExt] bin
; Override autodetect:
[forceSystem] auto
[forceSize] 0
[forceMapper] 0
; Optional plug-ins:
[n64RomExt] n64
[gbRomExt] gb
[gbaRomExt] gba
[smsRomExt] sms
[ggRomExt] gg

The working .bin is named Sonic&Knuckles.DFB3.bin while the broken one is named Sonic&Knuckles1111DFB3.bin for some reason. File sizes are the same.

I can provide the working .bin and non working .bin files if needed.

Update: Not sure what fixed it, but it seems to be working again. Don't know if using the Beta2 Firmware, I wasn't inserting the carts properly or a good old fashioned blow in the cart/slot but it seems fine now.
« Last Edit: 16/Mar/2014 09:41:17 PM by Link »

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Re: Mega Drive games not dumping correctly
« Reply #1 on: 17/Mar/2014 07:38:28 AM »
Maybe you cleaned the carts in between? That fixes things in about 99% of all situations.
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Re: Mega Drive games not dumping correctly
« Reply #2 on: 22/Mar/2014 09:51:56 PM »
Possibly. :) Got a bit confused when S&K stopped working when it had previously. Must have got some dirt in the Retrode or something.