ED64 Plus... my impressions. Any Owners around here?

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Bonny, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Maniac

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    alt64 uses different save types to ed64p
     
  2. mountainflaw

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    Just purchased one of these :)
     
  3. bbsan2k

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    Hey everybody. Just FYI:
    I just tried myself, and the altra64 build linked above does indeed work with my (new) ed64+

    Steps:
    1. Get current ALT64 release
    2. Copy all files from the release to SD card
    3. Create folder "ED64P" on SD card
    4. Copy my "OS64P.v64" to USB:/ED64P
    5. Copy my "OS64P.v64" to USB:/ED64/OS64.v64
     
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  4. VKLink

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    @bbsan2k Just did it and it works :D

    I too got this ed64 plus (with the "N" and "P" switch above)

    I'll try it this days and report here later
     
  5. valcrist

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    Hello i have a ed64+ with the Pal/Ntsc switch, I tried that build and it booted renamed to OS64P.v64 in the folder ED64P, idk if the games saves, for now i am interested in playing pal games in ntsc console.
    In a few hours I'll try the other two builds
     
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  6. VKLink

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    @bbsan2k is really working great!

    The 64DD and the Aleck64 games works fine but are not "configured" by default.

    I mean:
    *when playing a 64DD game make sure that you press before C-Right and select CIC 5167 and save type SRAM32
    *when playing an Aleck64 game make sure that you press before C-Right and select CIC 5101 and save type Eeprom 4k

    Hope this help anyone :D
     
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  7. bbsan2k

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    This sounds good!
    Has anybody tried with a PAL TV and N64? It seems mind cannot Display the menu properly in PAL, but I‘m not sure if this is because of my TV or altra64.
    Strangely, the original ed64p menu displays fine as PAL...
     
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    Come on. No idea what I did wrong on my previous tries, but now it works on my old ED64P! I manually created SDSAVE and CFG in ED64 and ED64P and manually created alt64.ini from the example config in the alt64 release thread, now it works...

    As for the PAL question, I don't have a working PAL system around at the moment, sorry.
     
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  9. Airain

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    Thanks for your work bbsan2k, but i'm facing a problem with your release (and nwfusion's one): the cheats are not loading : "Cheats not found".

    I've tested those cheats with the "normal" alt64 release by saturnu and they work without problem.

    I don't know what to do, can you please help ?

    Thanks

    EDIT:
    I can't see the boxart in your version when I can see it in the "normal" version

    Oh, BTW, I'm using it on a PAL console without trouble, I think your TV is the culprit in this case
     
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  10. Xalusc

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    There's also this other fork:
    https://github.com/gameblabla/altra64/releases/tag/2.0

    It also removes ED64P protection, but has a couple issues, as stated in the release notes:
    Is this any better than @bbsan2k's release? Did anyone try it out?
     
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  11. MrCokeacola

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    I'll give it a go when I hook up the N64 again.
     
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  12. Xalusc

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    I've also got a couple questions about Alt64 (and Altra64) on an ED64P:
    1. How do I use save files from stock ED64P firmware on the Alt(ra)64?
    2. How do I change the wallpaper?

    EDIT:
    I found the answers by myself. Both can be achieved by editing Alt64.ini, in the ED64P folder.
    1. ext_type=0
      save_path=SDSAVE

      Replace the 0 with a 1 so that Alt(ra)64 will use .sra files, just like ED64P stock and Krikzz's original firmware, instead of .srm files.
      You can also replace SDSAVE with SAVE to use the same save folder ED64P stock uses.

      EDIT: By the way, this will make EEPROM saves (.eep) NOT work on Alt64 and the original Altra64. Gameblabla's fork fixes this. Not sure about bbsan2k's.

    2. background_image=bg_02.png
      Just replace bg_02.png with the name of whatever image you want to use. It must be in the ED64P\WALLPAPER folder.
     
    Last edited by Xalusc, Dec 6, 2019
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