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Scritch, scritch ...

Written by cafealpha 3 comments
Today was a coding-free recreation day
Instead of coding, I used my brand new rasp (file) on a Saturn memory cartridge shell :
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SD card on Memory Cartridge ?

Yeah, I know, it's "homemade"

Request : I only have a limited stock of cartridge shell, so is there somebody with a 3D printer/whatever ready to produce shells ? If you have the skillz, hardware, time and motivation to produce Saturn cartridge shells, please contact me via my homepage's contact form .
I can offer one cartridge (without shell) if you fulfill my needs

Edit : I forgot to put a picture of the cartridge itself :
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Cartridges Rev 3.1, Rev 2f, Rev 1b

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Yeah !!! It work ! (when it doesn't bug)

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This afternoon was a very intense debugging session
Nah, I joke, I just played Sonic R and Virtua Fighter Kids with my debug cartridge plugged on my Saturn

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I unlocked Sarah's movie

Unfortunately, I lost against Dural during last (bonus) stage, but at least I was stronger than Saturn BIOS Backup Library

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Debug session using my good old SatLink tool.
Virtua Fighter Kids save file is read from/saved to SD card.
And as a bonus, backup related functions send debug messages
 to my dev laptop while the game is running

There's still a lot to do before getting something good, but today's debug session showed that current hardware (cartridge's PCB, CPLD firmware) and software (SH2 firmware) are working (more or less) fine

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