Super Mario Game & Watch Hacking

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I did it! Raspberry Pi only. I got mario 3, tetris, marble madness and mega man 2 and still had 300kb free! Vendos guide works but has a typo or two and some steps aren't quite correct. All backups and flashes worked 100% first try. It was easy to get a good connection with common female to male dupont cables. Save states are working and the emu is smooth and 60fps. Sorry for the bad camera!
 

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I did it! Raspberry Pi only. I got mario 3, tetris, marble madness and mega man 2 and still had 300kb free! Vendos guide works but has a typo or two and some steps aren't quite correct. All backups and flashes worked 100% first try. It was easy to get a good connection with common female to male dupont cables. Save states are working and the emu is smooth and 60fps. Sorry for the bad camera!

Could you help me?

I didn't understand a thing.
I stucked on point 15. Do I have to connect the battery on G&W?

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On point 14:
14. cd game-and-watch-backup

The terminal open opt/game-and-watch-backup folder
 

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Don't connect the battery but do connect the usb c power adapter and have it on at the clock screen. Watch this video from 2:30 and do what he does but replace "jlink" with "rpi" and dont do ./5_restore. That will get you to step 19 in the guide.

I Guess I have a problem before.
i could not enter into G&W Memory.
I'm using a pi4 with raspbian. But I don't understand at which point I can open g&w folder.
 

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I upload my command line...

I can't understand what's wrong.
 

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I upload my command line...

I can't understand what's wrong.
My feeling tells me that your file isn't named " 1_sanity_check.sh" but "1_sanity_check.sh" (without the blank/space before the name)

type ./1_sanity_check.sh instead. Bash interprets your command as ./ and 1_sanity_check.sh as an argument for said command. But . refers to the current working directory and hence bash tells you "./ È una directory"
 
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My feeling tells me that your file isn't named " 1_sanity_check.sh" but "1_sanity_check.sh" (without the blank/space before the name)

type ./1_sanity_check.sh instead. Bash interprets your command as ./ and 1_sanity_check.sh as an argument for said command. But . refers to the current working directory and hence bash tells you "./ È una directory"

I can't believe that my problem's solution is so stupid!

now everythings works fine.

Now my only problem is that I thought the G&W roms was smaller. It's impossible to play with all roms without increase the memory.
 
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I can't believe that my problem's solution is so stupid!

now everythings works fine.

Now my only problem is that I thought the G&W roms was smaller. It's impossible to play with all roms without increase the memory.

Ciao thebeaver,
ti contatto direttamente e lo faccio in italiano, nella nostra lingua madre, così possiamo comprenderci meglio. Ho seguito il thread, mi trovo nella situazione in cui ti sei trovato tu quando hai iniziato. Ho tutto l'occorrente e la guida PDF linkata in questo thread.

Leggendo quanto hai scritto, hai avuto delle difficoltà che con un po' buona volontà e aiuto dalla community sei riuscito a superare. Mi chiedevo se te la sentissi di scrivere una guida step by step per neofiti, anche in italiano magari, per aiutare quanti come me vogliono aggiungere nuovi giochi su questo bel giocattolino Nintendo.

Pensi di poterlo fare? Oppure, se non proprio un'intera guida completa, almeno correggere "al volo" ciò che va corretto nella guida PDF che ho linkato sopra.

Grazie in ogni caso!
Cosimo
 

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Ciao thebeaver,
ti contatto direttamente e lo faccio in italiano, nella nostra lingua madre, così possiamo comprenderci meglio. Ho seguito il thread, mi trovo nella situazione in cui ti sei trovato tu quando hai iniziato. Ho tutto l'occorrente e la guida PDF linkata in questo thread.

Leggendo quanto hai scritto, hai avuto delle difficoltà che con un po' buona volontà e aiuto dalla community sei riuscito a superare. Mi chiedevo se te la sentissi di scrivere una guida step by step per neofiti, anche in italiano magari, per aiutare quanti come me vogliono aggiungere nuovi giochi su questo bel giocattolino Nintendo.

Pensi di poterlo fare? Oppure, se non proprio un'intera guida completa, almeno correggere "al volo" ciò che va corretto nella guida PDF che ho linkato sopra.

Grazie in ogni caso!
Cosimo
Un occhiata posso anche darla, ma c'è davvero poco da aggiungere alla guida postata per l'uso di Raspberry e senza saldature. Il grosso dei problemi (davvero pochi) sta nel fatto che ci sia qualche refuso qua e là (un sudo che manca o un errore di scrittura) in più le immagini più che risolvere creano problemi, nel punto di cui parlo sopra sembra che quando entra nella cartella di backup questa non sia all'interno del Raspberry come invece è.

Cmq al momento la prima prova è andata liscia come l'olio, ma quando ho provato a riconnettermi per caricare altre rom ho avuto dei problemi dovuto alla connessione (senza saldature) nel mio pi4.

Se ho tempo nei prossimi giorni mi segno i passaggi per bene in modo da averli come promemoria.
 

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Its very neat to look at. I would love to see Mega Man 1-6 on it. The problem is LCD screen. It is so small and I am not into outgoing with video game on the go at all. Many people buy those things on the go and missed everything going on outside. Those should be left at home to enjoy and enjoying outside with our own eyes. You will realize that you missed something. Nature is good for you and video games are meaning to be left at home. :)
 

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Getting ready to dump & flash...

Seemed smart to solder some wires for dumping and flashing (and reflashing etc). Needed some kind of reusable connection and chose mini-jack (salvaged the male from a monster-cord and a female from an old phone).

Got me a 10€ soldering iron and gave it a shot:
Hope it works (it should)...
 

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Hi,

Thanks for this guide, which works like a charm!

Is there a guide or tool with the Raspberry to have the hidden homebrew menu + keep the original system to go from G&W original system to retrogo?
I plan to put a 16MB memory but for the moment it is unavailable.

Best regards,

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Hello everyone, I love the game and watch
I am amazed at what was seen and exposed and I would love to be able to have all the games installed on the commercial console.
There is a tutorial that explains the whole process and being able to do it for truly newbies.
Thank you.
 
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