genplus-gx with Pier Solar support

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by bootsector, Aug 27, 2012.

Aug 27, 2012
  1. bootsector
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    Hi guys!

    First of all, I would like to say that I'm NOT the mind behind this custom ROM mapper. MetalliC, from a very known russian emulation forum, is the original author of this, I just patched genplus-gx wii sources with his original patch (with some changes) and compiled it.

    Secondly, I have no intention to harm WaterMelon sales with this. Actually, this is targeted at people that, like me, has the original cartridge (I have two!) but don't want (or can't) to play it on the old and dusty Sega Genesis. So if you like this game, please support WM guys by purchasing the original game, so more gems like this can be released in the future. Furthermore, they are indie developers, so they pretty much rely on the cartridge sales in order to stay alive.

    Third, ROM requests are not allowed.

    AFAIK, this has NO enhanced audio CD support, but from a quick test here, game runs fine and SRAM works.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/tvv3kd

    bootsector
     
  2. G0dLiKe

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    this will for sure be used by ppl who dont have the original game :)

    Edit: but hey thanks a lot, I do have a cart and the rom.
    Edit2: Anyone knows when or if retroarch for Xbox360 will also updated in order to play PS?
     
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    I am a little butthurt by this news. I do own the cart but the lack of an emulator option forced me to open the packaging in order to play it on my old Genesis (which I had to clean extensively due to mold getting on it somehow in storage) and of course to get it to not look like arse on my hdtv, I bought av cables. Now just four days after all this I find out I could have avoided all this extra cost and a weeks worth of breathing problems.

    on the other side people can pirate this now so I hope it doesn't hurt the devs enough for them to stop making new games like their upcoming beat-em up.
     
  4. LibretroRetroArc

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    Give me a patch of what changed in the source and I'll add it.
     
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    src is in mess and mame plus! 0.146u5 src ^^
     
  6. G0dLiKe

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    you got pm :)

    thanks
     
  7. LibretroRetroArc

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    Eeeke says that the ROM dump is incomplete -

    https://code.google.com/p/genplus-gx/issues/detail?id=264

    Not sure if I should merge this or not.
     
  8. bootsector
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    Yep! That specific ROM is incomplete. However, I was able to dump my PS cartridge and tested with MettaliC patch, and it works.
     
  9. G0dLiKe

    Member G0dLiKe who needs a title ;)

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    Both roms I sent you are full dumps, got em from a russian emulator forum, so a merge should be fine.
     
  10. MetalliC

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    That was written about half year old incomplete dump.

    That game have several integrity checks, at first run when game says something like "64 meg cart init " it is actually calculates checksum of the whole cart, and if it will be wrong game wont start.
    TBH game checks just simple 16bit data summ, so even if it runs that not means dump is 100% valid.
     
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    so did this ever get merged with genplus-gx, or genplus-gx in retroarch ?
     
  12. Vague Rant

    Member Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    Short answer is no.

    Eke-Eke hasn't decided how/whether to proceed publicly with Pier Solar support given its only-recent commercial release and the potential harm to the developers' profits, so mainline genplus-gx may never run it, and if it does, it likely won't be with this code specifically.

    RetroArch hasn't had a binary update since this release, and the source hasn't changed either.
     

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