Discussion in 'Sega Saturn Programming and Development' started by citrus3000psi, Jul 16, 2015.
Wowzers, a menu! Awesome. Now what's the largest SD card we can use? Lol
Ah OK, so Action Replay codes still work This is what I was worrying about.
While it can be run from a cart, it would just add an unnecessary additional
step, as the custom menu disc image itself, is an integral part in using the CDB
to communicate with the ODE. So it ends up being better to just load the menu
the way it is now and, leave the cart slot free for something else.
For anyone wondering about using AR or other carts - by pressing (A) button you
reset the system and start the boot process from the beginning, so you are taken
back to whatever cart you have inserted (I can later just add an option to go
back to the cart from the menu).
On the other hand if you want to skip the cart and boot the game directly, you
can do just that by using the (START) button instead, that way you go straight
to the SEGA licensing screen. The reason why this is not the default boot, is
simply because while it works well, the compatibility is not perfect. I'll try
to figure out if it can be improved (probably just a matter of reverting to a
state that some games expect) but for the time being I decided to just leave it
in as an option for future use, as I plan to use it in conjunction with the
Rhea's reset_goto option to return back to the menu.
Just tried this on my Saturn and it's working beautifully, great appreciation to neuroacid for taking the time to do this for all. What a great community here.
Great work !!! Thanks a lot !!!
Before I lay some cash down for one, are 128GB SDs working with it?
Or should I just stick to some 32GB themed ones?
Deunan posted a message about the RMENU :
It should work.
Thinking of this one
The actualy folder I have of all SS games is closer to 256, but I can slim down on the junk that only I will play
Amazing, just what I wanted for Christmas! Many thanks indeed.
For those interested, I use SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC I 10 30MB/s cards in my Rhea and GDEmu with no problems other than I need a smaller 4GB (as it's the only other I have to hand, not sure if size matters) to update FW on each system.
I believe that the only official advice Deunan will release is that 32GB cards are compatible, all else is pot luck. 64GB is way more room than you're likely to need in a Saturn I would reckon, and if your DC collection is fairly modest like mine, say twenty games or so, you'll still have quite a lot of room to spare with your 64 gigger there too.
Once again to the RMenu creator, many thanks; you are a genius.
One other thing I wonder if is possible: Can a tool be built to arrange the games on the Saturn SD card, as there is for the GDEmu? I tried the GDEmu tool thinking it might work but to no avail.
Anyone else have problems with RMENU.exe failing to execute? Running Windows 10 here and tried compatibility mode for XP SP3 as well. No errors are reported, it just hangs when starting.
Edit: Was able to get it working under a Windows XP SP3 VM. RMENU works great! Thanks again.
Looking at it, with titles of worth and a few joky titles it is about 50gb
My folder had Mega CD in it for some reason
This is also discounting the 4MB games
Got to have a big selection as its mostly for my games night, if its just for me im happy to have a small SD and swap about
How hard would it be to make skins and such for this? I know how ungrateful that sounds, but I just wondered...
Great work on the menu, Thanks!
Get a load of this
It is an adapter that lets you plug into a Micro SD slot, then reads info via USB. I assume there is circuitry that allows the device to act as a USB host but it apparently works. No longer manufactured. I wonder if it could have allowed us to use USB hard drives
Thank you neuroacid awesome work!!
Just tried with a 64GB card
It dont work, good job it was only a tenner when I got it, I got two both work on other things
Also ONE MORE THING is there a way of making it boot right into the menu if an Action Replay is plugged in?
Gonna use a smaller SD card for 4mb/1mb games as the official one ive got SNK games hate it
hi,can someone try in the hunt please,black screen here.
Yup also getting a black screen on it
My thourghts on the Menu, one werid thing is, it wont name some formats, it will just label them as "Empty folder", they still work
Separate names with a comma.