Jenesis help

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  1. Patatosoupa
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    I have been trying to run jenesis on a dstwo so far and have been unsuccessfull
    while the actual emulator runs fine it does not seem to be able to detect the roms no matter where i put them
    i installed both files from the dstwo plugs wiki page but still no luck
    any idea what i could be missing? except a brain
     
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    I usually throw mine in /Genesis Roms/ and let that be that. You'll have to manually browse to them, as I don't think jEnesisDS ever had a default directory, and your roms should end with *.bin or *.smd
     
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    my roms are *.md instead of bin/smd perharps renaming will do the trick thanks a lot
     
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    Yeah I can't say I have any in my collection that are *.md

    I take that back, I have one that is *.md, and I don't know if I've tried it in jEnesisDS. A good 30 of them are *.smd, and the rest (~5,270) are *.bin

    Keep in mind that there is also a size limitation on what jEnesisDS will open. If memory serves, it won't open any rom over 2MB. Whether or not it will -see- the rom is a different story, that I do not remember. However, I do particularly remember that docked games like Sonic 3 & Knuckles don't work (4MB), Sonic 2 & Knuckles (3.5MB), but the standalone games (Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic 2, Sonic 3) do work.

    Edit - given that my rom collection (which should be near every game ever dumped for the Genesis and Mega Drive, 5,303 files with a few duplicates and RTS information) like I said a good 30 of them are *.smd. I'd probably try renaming to *.bin, or, failing that, just redownload the roms from another website (don't ask where, that's on you). I likely torrented that rom collection a while back (again, don't ask where), and it weighs in at 6.84GB, so that might be another thing to consider.
     
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    seems like renaming them did work problem as you allready mentioned though the sad thing is that 4+mb games do not work
    any idea if it is possible to trim the rom to fall under the 4mb cap?
     
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    From what I've looked into, it's not possible, at least without some pretty heavy experience in that kind of stuff and some tools to do it, neither of which I have/know how to use.

    I had heard that there was a mod of jEnesisDS that did support roms greater than that, but I had never been able to find it, it was an older version, and it broke other things like sound.
     
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    fair enough i guess
    only way to play s3&knuckles on the ds/3ds seems to be on those classics collection or whatever but they are horrible from what i remember
    oh well beggars cant be choosers thanks for your insight on the subject
     
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