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

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I played through Paper mario 64 entirely, as much as i remember with the original ED Plus OS. I had no saving problems. just press the reset button 2-3 seconds after saving in the game. Should work.
 
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2 issues I have now with this device.

Anyone get the 240P test suite alpha to load (either ROM)?
(The fils are on twitter, can't link to it)

And the Puyo Puyo Sun English translation loads to a black screen
 

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Hello. Maybe i tend to buy this but got some question... If i got a PAL console and switch the cart to pal.. Does it play all Version? Even jp and ntsc games? Does this also work if i got a ntsc console and can play EU games?
 

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Hello. Maybe i tend to buy this but got some question... If i got a PAL console and switch the cart to pal.. Does it play all Version? Even jp and ntsc games? Does this also work if i got a ntsc console and can play EU games?
I can only answer your second question: I use it on a NTSC console and could play every game tested so far, including EU games.
 
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Hi, I just got the Super 64 which is running ED64plus with firmware 1.16 and OS 1.28a. Do I need to update the firmware? If so how? What does it add?

Is there a way to save all N64 games directly to the SD card or is it only controller pack?

How about NES games? In order to save an NES game, I need to push L and R together and use a controller pack and format it just for NEON64. EMU.NES on my SD card says the save is EEP4K. Is there a way to save NES games to the SD card?

Do I need to use a separate controller pack for N64 games, NES games and my real N64 carts? It seems like I keep getting controller pack is not formatted repair or format when I switch in between games. I only have 2 controller packs so do I need to buy a 3rd one?

NES games are not saving. For example, I am trying to save my created team in Baseball stars for NES and it asks me to name the save and I do and confirm and then when I load the game back up after hitting reset, the save is gone. What am I doing wrong? I also get the current controller pack is not formatted properly every time I try to save. I format it every time, save the game and the save is gone the next time I play it and the screen comes back that asks me to format. This happens for every NES game.

I thought I read somewhere that there is a setting that will make the games less blurry and more sharp and modern. Where is that setting?

What are some tips and tricks to make full use of it?

I am loving it so far but I'm hoping you can answer some of my questions. Thanks in advance.
 
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Does anyone use the Neon64 NES emulator? Have you been able to your progress on NES games with save data (e.g. LoZ)? What OS's work for saving NES data?
 

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That is my question. Read my post above yours. It's the exact problem I am having.

The 2020 release of Neon64 supports game saves in the SRAM save type format. I opened an issue on github since this doesn't work for the ED64p on both ed64p os and Alt64.

For the old neon64 version, game saves write to a controller pak, but have never tested this with the ED64P. Might give that a try.
 

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The 2020 release of Neon64 supports game saves in the SRAM save type format. I opened an issue on github since this doesn't work for the ED64p on both ed64p os and Alt64.

For the old neon64 version, game saves write to a controller pak, but have never tested this with the ED64P. Might give that a try.

Oh cool. So maybe the version on my SD card is the older one? Still curious as to why it's not saving to my controller pak, I will look for the new Neon64 version and try that out thanks.
 

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Oh cool. So maybe the version on my SD card is the older one? Still curious as to why it's not saving to my controller pak, I will look for the new Neon64 version and try that out thanks.
Yes, there was a new version released in 2020 that greatly improves the game performance and compatibly.

There are significant issues I would like to discuss.
Player 2 controls are broken in the current release. This has been fixed, but not compiled yet. If you want player 2 controls, you will need to compile it your self.

There are video interface issues present when using the RetroTink-2x. I modified the VI config and have color working now, but the fix is under review. If you need color for your RetroTINK in the meantime, message me.

OK, here's what I got working for game saves on the 2020 edition of Neon64 (v2.0 Release 3).
The Alt64 OS does not appropriately save the game save. It appears to work, but after a power cycle, the save is gone.

The stock ED64P game saves work, IF AND ONLY IF, you force SRAM with the R button before loading the NES rom. Once in the ROM, you must use the Neon64 menu with L+R and select save, then use the N64 reset to save the SRAM file.
 

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There appear to be some incompatibility issues with WWF No Mercy. I am new to this forum still so not able to post links yet, but this is something I am reviewing. I was able to at least get the ROM to run when setting16KBEEPROM with The 'R' button to force. This may not actually allow game saves to work and requires setting this every time.
 

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There appear to be some incompatibility issues with WWF No Mercy. I am new to this forum still so not able to post links yet, but this is something I am reviewing. I was able to at least get the ROM to run when setting16KBEEPROM with The 'R' button to force. This may not actually allow game saves to work and requires setting this every time.
Are you using the original rom or the rev a. I use rev a and never had any problems on default.
 

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Are you using the original rom or the rev a. I use rev a and never had any problems on default.
I found the rev a rom but it won't boot up unless I change the save to 16k. The game won't save any progress though. I followed the steps by the poster on page 15 in this thread but either I did something wrong or it won't work with Super 64. I suppose I can try a different rev a rom but aren't they all the same?
 
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