Neo Geo Mini

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by shinrukus, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Chindogg

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    Can someone post some instructions on how to add games to the home screen?

    Right now it fails every time I try to flash it.
     
  2. neopo242

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    Over and over again
    Can I flush it with an image file
    Is it possible to flush only once?
     
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  3. Tootyuk

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    Hi All

    Ive managed to hack my JPN version but ive now got the weirdest issue, the control stick seems faulty, the directions are moving all over the place without me touching the stick, the buttons arent doing anything just the directions? id not removed the control PCB or anything, but if i remove it from the mainboard then the unit powers up and just sits at the main screen, have i just been unlucky and the control panel has a fault?
     
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  4. TheSnke

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    This exact joystick problem has happened to mine as well. I only have to barely touch it to make it read as if I'm holding it completely to the left.

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    Apparently I need your Discord # to message you!

    Which NGP emulator did you download? I can't get mine to show up.
     
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  5. Tootyuk

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    Cheers Mate, ok i guess we need to wait for a revised firmware?
     
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  6. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

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    Just wanted to add my intl version joystick is also off calibration after flashing.
     
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  7. Samus12345

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    Looks like it's a known issue with the firmware. I'd recommend that nobody flashes theirs until a fixed version is released.
     
  8. Tootyuk

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    Thats me :)
     
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  9. MrTea

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    Bad times some of you are getting joystick issues (and it's not a one off?). Have you tried to reflash again to see if it fixes it?

    Do we know yet who actually released the hack?... Is it being actively developed as I couldn't find any info on the Web apart from the original YouTube vid that was posted? I know quite a few people that have done it without issues?

    Regarding using external controllers (non official neo geo mini ones) it only works in-game for the hacked games and not for the game selection. The official, but not great, pads are only £16 now on amazon, but that's still shit that your mini is playing up. :(
     
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  10. Samus12345

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    Oh, I missed the user name! Thanks for posting footage of it online and warning us about it!

    From my scouring of the internet for info, the hack is thought to be a Chinese dev leak of some sort. There are people working on it, but it appears to either be very secretive or low priority (or both). I'm not expecting an improved version any time soon.
     
  11. Tootyuk

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    I've got an official pad coming (courtesy of CEX credit) so ill give it a whirl and maybe try a re-flash too, i was too pissed off with it after the first time so it went back in its box hahaha

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    Yeah ive not found any "official" source either, im just hoping the chap on here is still looking at it with madmonkey, my assumption would be there are looking to extract the keys from the hack and use them to create their own custom firmware, or re-engineer the current one?
     
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  12. Glyptofane

    Glyptofane Death Dealer

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    Christ, me a few years ago would have flashed this bitch as soon as I discovered this. I really hope this gets sorted out for everyone.

    This is a pretty cool mini despite being kind of shit through HDMI and all the common complaints.
     
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  13. WD_GASTER2

    WD_GASTER2 I tinker and code.

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    to all affected users: is this only happening when using the japanese version?
     
  14. Samus12345

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    Yeah, the reason I got one is the mini arcade cabinet look. I can play Neo Geo games on my Pi, so I don't care about the NG mini's HDMI out. I'd really like to be able to remap the buttons in all games, though.

    subcon959 said above that his International version has the issue, but this guy's Japanese version seems fine:



    Apparently it's not limited to one version or the other.
     
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  15. alkar

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    I was that close to flash mine but the joystick issue scares me off... :(
     
  16. alkar

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    you said "JPN" version but the video shows the INTERNATIONAL one... ?
     
  17. Samus12345

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    No, it's the Japanese one. Notice the power light on the bottom right.
     
  18. alkar

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    My mistake I was mistaken with another video. So I guess it affects JAP units too :/ but seems random or appearing over time cuz for sure some videos on youtube doesnt have this issue after flashing.. Really weird?
     
  19. Samus12345

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    Yeah, it seems like only certain units get the issue after flashing, even if it's re-flashed. No idea what the pattern is!
     
  20. alkar

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    I guess until we can do our own backups it's risky and playing with fire.. Oh well I wish I could hack mine but would really suck to kill the joystick... That being said I guess whenever our own backups are possible, someone will prolly share a fix...

    Should be also related to a file / a config from the config.xml maybe? could be fixed messing with it maybe