Release: Custom Firmware for the Super-Retrocade

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  1. WD_GASTER2
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    UPDATE: VER 1.1 is out. Highly recommended upgrade. fixes some issues.
    -faster bootup
    - (CPS-2 emulation among other fixed)
    - Cave shooters such as Guwange and beat em ups such as Sailor moon (ARCADE) now works!
    - Samurai Showdown V special is now working thanks to the FBNEO core upgrade. These game make take up to 1 min to load (if they are HUUUUGGGEEE) please be patient!!!!!

    definitely a solid CFW now!

    https://1fichier.com/?vsiq0wf0w3pg5yva4jcj


    https://9xupload.xyz/f/qvixxh-1ihuwnt61p3j3






    great stuff.


    I will cut right to the chase here:
    all of the proprietary stuff has been scrubbed deleted and uninstalled. (proprietary launcher, roms, artwork etc)
    Its all now ran by regular retroarch (updated to 1.7.6) with lean android installation as a backbone and my homemade launcher as the intermediary(frontend).

    only default controllers have been tested. (try your luck with your own?)
    start + select exits game
    start + B savestate
    start + A loadstate
    works with 1.0 and 1.1 devices.

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    PRETTY SURE THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!

    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING WEIRD THAT HAPPENS THIS IS PRETTY UNTESTED!!!!!!!!


    DO NOT DISTRIBUTE THIS WITH ROMS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. IF PEOPLE NEED THE CFW LINK THEM HERE!!! THIS WILL BE SEEING PERIODIC UPDATES!!!

    CFW can be used in two modes:

    Emu-nand mode (easy and recommended method for most users!!!): just burn the provided .img on any 4gb or 8gb sd card with win32diskimager, hit cancel to all the nag screens that will come up after you are done burning the image. put it in the SD card slot and boot up the console. Once its booted up insert a usb stick (fat32 format, in one of the usb ports on the device) with the folder provided in the release and your games in each respective folder. simple, no UART! to go back to stock simply turn off and remove the SD card. Everything returns back to normal! to revert the sd card back to retail, just use SD Formatter.

    -copy the provided "Games" folder to a usb stick (no games are included, use your own).

    Sysnand mode (update 10/19 hard and not recommended as there are some cps-2 emualation issues and mame emulation issues with the cfw that i am working on): you will need to boot Lakka and flash it to the internal nand. To do that see post #136 here:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/super-retro-cade.519483/page-7 . Changes are permanent and you would need to backup your original firmware. Only recommended for adventurous people and well versed in tech. Main advantage being that you free up the SD card slot and your can put the game folder in your SD card as well as using the usb stick like in emu-nand mode (a bit more options)

    The "SEGACD" folder will require the following bioses:
    BIOS_CD_U.BIN
    BIOS_CD_J.BIN
    BIOS_CD_E.BIN
    dont ask me where to find them.
    "cue + bin" or "cue + iso" format required

    "PCECD" folder requires the following bioses:
    syscard3.pce again dont ask me where to find it.
    "cue + bin" or "cue + iso" format required

    "PSX" folder requires "scph1001.bin" dont ask me where to find it
    "cue + bin" or "cue + iso" format required

    "FBA2012" folder requires "neogeo.zip" for NeoGeo to work dont ask me where to find it. (LARGE NEO GEO TITLES ARE SUPPORTED!!!!!)
    .zip format is used here

    "GBA" folder requires "gba_bios.bin" dont ask me where to find it (different core is used for increased speed!!!)

    "SNES" folder requires .sfc

    "Genesis" requires .bin

    "GBC" will accept GB just renamed .gb to .gbc

    "Master System" is .sms

    "NGP" neo geo pocket must be in extension .ngp

    everything else should be pretty self explanatory.

    next version will have a homebrew app to update cores and backup savestates and saves. please be patient. :)

    for now, enjoy.

    Note: I did this to share love with the community and there is no intention to step on anybodies toe's. if there is an issue with this release please let me know. No need to be confrontational. I will be happy to take it down if there is any issue.

    FAQ's:

    Q:I dont like your frontend
    A:Sorry best i can do. You can always keep it stock :) (also that was not even a question)
     
    Last edited by WD_GASTER2, Oct 28, 2019
  2. Covkid50

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    Thanks for putting in the effort to do this for the community. Much appreciated.
     
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  3. WD_GASTER2
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    glad to hear that. hopefully it will help out a few people.
     
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    I am going to give it a try, for sure, when I get a chance. It is taking a long time to download, so I will be in bed before it finishes
    Cheers!
     
  5. WD_GASTER2
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    btw i recommend just doing the emunand method:

    just burn the provided .img on any 4gb or 8gb sd card with win32diskimager, hit cancel to all the nag screens that will come up after you are done burning the image. put it in the SD card slot and boot up the console. Once its booted up insert a usb stick (fat32 format, in one of the usb ports on the device) with the folder provided in the release and your games in each respective folder. simple, no UART! to go back to stock simply turn off and remove the SD card. Everything returns back to normal! to revert the sd card back to retail, just use SD Formatter.

    you should be up and running within 5 minutes of doing the mod. just make sure you download win32diskimager and sdformatter :)
     
  6. Covkid50

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    Thanks. I have one question:does the SD card need to be that small? Might sound like a dumb question, but I doubt that I have anything smaller than 16GB. I know that the Retrocade reads a 16GB as I use one in it right now.
    Cheers,
    Colin
     
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    you can use 16gb. problem being a lot of space will go to waste. The "image" does not see itself as anything bigger than 4gb. you will probably get like 1.2gb of "free space" on the emunand regardless (what you would normally get) I just recommend 4 and 8 so you dont end up with wasted space. remember that all of your games need to be ran from the usb stick while in emunand mode so the little space matters very little.
     
  8. Covkid50

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    Thanks!
     
  9. Covkid50

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    Unfortunately I haven't been able to download the file. In Chrome, when I click on the link I get a warning from Norton that www.deloplen.com is a malicious site. If I ignore the warning then I get a "site not found" error. If I try to use jdownloader it tells me the file is offline. I tried Chrome in anonymous mode, and it started the download, telling me that it would take 6 hours, then eventually failed with network failure error (twice). Any suggestions?
     
  10. WD_GASTER2
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    try this link:

    (new links posted in OP)

    should start a direct dl for the file. will upload to mirror this evening if there are still issues
     
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  11. Covkid50

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    It starts the download, but after 6MB I get Failed-Network Error
     
  12. WD_GASTER2
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    Ok I will upload mirrors this evening around 8 pm pst once I am home
     
  13. WD_GASTER2
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    more mirrors are up! check original post!
     
    Last edited by WD_GASTER2, Oct 17, 2019
  14. Covkid50

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    Excellent. The 1Fichier link worked like a charm.
     
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  15. WD_GASTER2
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    Let me know how it goes
     
  16. Covkid50

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    Sorry about the delayed reply. My PC decided it didn't want to write to SD card any more, so I had to resurrect a laptop. Got the image burned, and loaded a few games to try out the system. So far, so good. I happen to like the front end. Next task is to change the format of some of my ROMS, and find the files that are needed for some of the systems. If I was brave (which I am not), I would try the sysnand mode, to free up the USB port. Anyway, nice work!
     
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  17. WD_GASTER2
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    version 1.1 is out check original post for details
     
  18. retrofan_k

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    Great achievement, look forward to trying this soon. I assume this is compatible with both 1.0 and 1.1 Retrocade's?
     
  19. WD_GASTER2
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    yes it is :)
     
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  20. allodoxaphobe

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    seems like the 9xupload link is dead and 1fichier keeps telling me to disable adblock, can you upload to mega or something, thanks
     
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