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Support / Re: N64 with SRAM lose save files after disconnecting.
« Last post by Whiteboy on 16/Nov/2019 08:17:47 AM »
Ok I was about to backup the saves for Ocarina and Smash Bros. and more like Mario 64 and Goldeneye. So from what I understand, I SHOULD NOT do this for Ocarina and Smash because it will always delete the saves on the cart? I wonder if there is a fix for this?
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Support / Help with N64 roms
« Last post by gen_shingar on 13/Nov/2019 07:45:42 AM »
I just used the Retrode to back up my N64 games and am having issues with 2 ROMS.

Destruction Derby 64 which essentially crashes Project64 and Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 which seems to load up (audio) but Project64 stays black screen.

Any ideas on how to solve these issues?
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General Discussion / Re: SNES cart slot missing 2 side sockets?
« Last post by ssokolow on 11/Nov/2019 08:16:34 AM »
As I understand it, in the wild, the outer segments of the SNES cartridge connector are used for communicating with coprocessors on the cartridge, which is unnecessary when dumping the ROM.

(Aside from the handful of games like Super Mario RPG and Kirby Super Star which interpose the SA-1 chip between you and the ROM, but you need an extended dumping adapter for those anyway because the Retrode's microcontroller is too busy to successfully fake a CIC sync so the SA-1 will let you in. If you build an extended dumping adapter, it will talk to the SA-1 on the Retrode's behalf using a couple of dedicated timer chips and a PIC programmed to act as a fake CIC host chip.)

...at least, that's what I remember being in the extended dumping adapter. I just beta-tested one I didn't build.
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General Discussion / Re: SNES cart slot missing 2 side sockets?
« Last post by Whiteboy on 08/Nov/2019 10:34:13 AM »
lol ok, thanks guys :)
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General Discussion / Re: SNES cart slot missing 2 side sockets?
« Last post by Matthias_H on 08/Nov/2019 10:04:36 AM »
Those side pins are not being used, so at some point we dropped them in an effort to save material and, therefore, the planet ;)
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General Discussion / Re: SNES cart slot missing 2 side sockets?
« Last post by newbie2 on 08/Nov/2019 01:43:27 AM »
That was the case with the ones Matthias sold directly (or at least some of them, including mine). I’m not aware of any games that you need them for dumping.
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General Discussion / SNES cart slot missing 2 side sockets?
« Last post by Whiteboy on 06/Nov/2019 09:00:05 AM »
Hi there, I received my new Retrode from Dragonbox the other day. I noticed my SNES cart slot is only the basic main socket, and is missing the 2 side sockets (not sure what they are called)?

The instruction manual shows the 2 side sockets, so I was wondering if they are shipping now only with the mains socket and why? I still managed to dump most of my saves, I am just curious. Thanks!
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Support / Re: N64 with SRAM lose save files after disconnecting.
« Last post by Nori on 27/Oct/2019 05:20:44 AM »
Can't argue with that lol.

I meant more as a friendly reminder that this has been tested and doesn't work. I mean most people are going to try Ocarina of Time or Smash Bros I would think, but I guess this thread serves that purpose now.
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Support / Re: N64 with SRAM lose save files after disconnecting.
« Last post by Matthias_H on 20/Sep/2019 11:45:18 AM »
Maybe there should be a warning to users to avoid putting in games like Ocarina of Time then, or some will flip when they lose their save.
You mean, like:
Quote
(1) This device offers an interface to extremely old hardware that may
already be near (or past) the end of its lifetime. Using the Retrode,
preexisting damage or data loss may become apparent. On the
other hand, it is not totally out of the possible that such damage may
be triggered by proper or improper use of the Retrode. As the user,
you (“You”) acknowledge that you are operating the device on your
own full risk
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Support / Re: N64 with SRAM lose save files after disconnecting.
« Last post by Nori on 19/Sep/2019 05:45:50 AM »
my smash bros the other day and found the save wiped when I inserted it back into the N64, which made me think the battery had died on me.

Does saving still work, though?

I have also tried things out with some GBA games, and the same issue has happened to me when using a GBA games with SRAM. I'm wondering if the problem is due to SRAM and the 3.3V setting on the Retrode.

I haven't tried since I thought I had to change battery first. The save was still there before connecting it to the Retrode, so now having read your post I'd be inclined to believe the save was wiped similarly to how yours were.

GBA save backups aren't supported yet as far as I know.
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