Is Retrocade only way to dump MD ROM ?

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  1. dj898

    dj898 Site Supporter 2015

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    Is the Retrocade only way to dump the Mega Drive cartridge?
    I have 1994 build Panorama Cotton about 4(?) months earlier build. From what I gather the method to dump the ROM is using the Retrocade which is pretty much always out of stock and last time it was back in stock I missed the chance to get one - mind you it's not a cheap device to buy on the whim.
    If someone knows other way to dump I'd love to find out. (no I can't send away the cartridge since it's reserved already)

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    1. Pull eproms and dump (probably not recommended)
    2. Use a sega/mega cd transfer cable to dump it.
    3. Build your own reader, as they are pretty basic to read.
    4. Sanni's card reader works for mega drive.
    5. Buy the retrode or other retail card readers.

    In order of cheapness. If you have the required pc etc, the transfer cable is probably best in easiest/cheapest.
     
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    dj898 Site Supporter 2015

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    huh? Transfer cable?
    Not aware of it myself.
    Let me check on that one...
     
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    Hmm... that transfer cable, i wonder if it works with Genesis CDX
     
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    eke already mentioned, I also have a krikzz kit and I have had success with it. (few cartridges were not read, but I think the problem was in the cartridge and not in the reader) The mask_of_destiny cable kit works fine, but you need to disconnect a pin from the cartridge to work, plus a functional parallel port. I have a video teaching to use (but it is in Portuguese) I think it will not help you. I have been successful with this cable, but I believe that there is no option to work without the sega / mega CD because you need to run a soft one in each part of the system (one on the sega CD and another on the PC. Check the order of execution of the programs to succeed.


     
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  9. dj898

    dj898 Site Supporter 2015

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    given that this build was about 6 months before the release it didn't look that different from what little I played.

     
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