Don't know how to setup/use/whatever your Saturn cartridge with Pseudo Saturn Kai ? This is the right place for you
This page contains tutorials for Pseudo Saturn Kai usage and maintenance. I hope it will be as useful as possible.
Many thanks to Darius, for preparing the tutorials on this page
If you're using a Gamer's Cartridge, SD card is mandatory in order to make your cartridge working.
Recommended SD card :
- SDHC type (SDXC is untested)
- 4 GB (or more) capacity.
- APPS folder contains some homebrew applications that can be executed from "Start Homebrew" feature in main menu.
- SAVES folder contains save data dumps that can be copied to your Virtual Memory Cartridge from "Save Data Manager" → "Save Data Import" feature.
Gamer's Cartridge can play homebrew games or applications from SD card if the following conditions are met :
- CD-ROM is not used.
- Game or application start address is 0x06004000.
This section will only describe how to backup saves from your Saturn's internal memory to your SD card.
From Pseudo Saturn Kai main menu, please select "Save Data Manager" → "Save Data Export/Dump" feature, then select "Dump Internal BRAM" item.
Then select "SDcard" in "Select Device" menu and wait until Data dump finishes.
Note : Internal backup memory is dumped in SAVES → YYYYMMDD folder → DMP_BRAM.BIN file. So please don't forget to setup your Saturn's clock before dumping your internal backup memory
Want to restore saves from the internal backup memory you dumped a while ago ? No problem, that's simple to do
From Pseudo Saturn Kai main menu please select "Save Data Manager" → "Save Data Import" → dump date folder (YYYYMMDD format) → DMP_BRAM.BIN file.
More information can be found in Save Data Import section.
First, let's answer a question you're probably wondering about : Why do I need to import save data before using them ?
Basically, that's because save data for a given game may exist in several versions from several contributors, hence it's not possible to import them all under the same save file name.
So before importing save data, please be sure you copied some save data to import in your SD card, as described in SD card setup section above.
Then, from Pseudo Saturn Kai main menu please select "Save Data Manager" → "Save Data Import" feature, and select a save data dump file.
After a save data dump file is selected, please select one or several save data within this file. (Multiple selection is possible with X button, and selecting all saves is possible with Y button)
Finally, please confirm and wait until your save data are imported to your SD card.
This section describes how to install or update Pseudo Saturn Kai on your Saturn cartridge : Action Replay (and their clones), USB dev cart, Gamer's Cartridge.
Firmware installation is performed directly from your Saturn and consequently requires a blank CD-R in order to burn firmware flasher utility.
(If your cartridge's previous firmware doesn't supports Pseudo Saturn features, you may need to perform swap trick in order to boot firmware flasher utility.)
Note #1 : If you want to see what installation looks like in video, then Youtube is the best place for this
Note #2 : installation steps (but without screenshots) can be found somewhere in Pseudo Saturn Kai readme file.
Note #3 : Version française disponible sur le forum à Darius
Disclaimer : Please flash your cartridge at your own risks ! I'm NOT responsible to any damage caused to your cartridge and your Saturn !
Step 1 : download and burn latest firmware flasher utility.
If you're using a Gamer's Cartridge, please insert a SD card correctly set up.
When everything is ready, turn on your Saturn.
Step 2 : push A button in order to select "Start Game" entry.
Step 3 : push A button in order to select "CWX (PS 0.831)" loader.
Step 4 : push A button in order to disable ROM hacks.
If your CD-R is correctly burned, following menu is displayed :
Step 5 : push R shoulder button in order to display sub menu.
Step 6 : select "Firmware Flasher" entry and
push A button in order to confirm.
Step 7 : Choose "Pseudo Saturn Kai" if you're using
Gamer's Cartridge, "Pseudo Saturn Kai lite" else.
("beta" is removed from firmwares name in latest installer)
After selecting firmware with A button,
following confirmation screen is displayed :
Step 8 : push A+B+C buttons in order to start cartridge flashing.
Just after that, flashing progress is displayed : please
wait patiently until following screen is displayed.
(IMPORTANT : DON'T TURN OFF YOUR SATURN UNTIL FLASHING FINISHES.)
Step 9 : If "write verification success" is displayed
in green color, then everything was OK and you can
push Start button in order to show the following menu :
Step 10 : Select "System Reset" with A button
in order to return to firmware main menu.
Step 11 : After inserting a CD-R game, you can
push A button in order to start playing