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Title: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: mario64 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

Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: mario64 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 :-(
Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: newbie2 on 04/Jun/2020 12:52:15 AM
Did you try any of the force settings (i.e., forcing hirom etc)?
Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: mario64 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"
Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: newbie2 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.
Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: mario64 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.
Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: newbie2 on 05/Jun/2020 10:59:33 PM
Any examples of officially licensed games from nintendo or sega?
Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: mario64 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
Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: newbie2 on 06/Jun/2020 08:57:26 PM
I was just trying to determine if your unit otherwise worked.
Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: mario64 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
Title: Re: Brand new SNES cartridge - cannot dump with Retrode 2
Post by: newbie2 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.