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Offline sanni

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2016, 03:04:19 AM »
First you need to check if your Neo Myth came already pre-loaded with the menu.
To do so insert a game into the back of the Neo Myth and plug the Neo Myth into your N64 and switch it on.

If you are greeted with the menu then press the start button to switch to the sd card.
Then load the N64 Save R/W rom from the sd card and switch to Flashram Type 2 to backup the Pokemon Stadium save by selecting "read cart save" followed by "write to sd".
Don't use the other menu entries since they will erase your game's save.

If after switching the N64 on instead of the menu you only see a black screen then you need to install the menu to the Neo Myth first.

Links:
You can get the newest version of the Neo2 Pro Manager here: http://www.neoflash.com/download/Neo2_Pro_Manager_1.32A_Setup.exe
And a install guide for Windows 8/10 here: https://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,7830.0.html
And the newest N64 menu here: https://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7222.0;attach=2942
The  N64 Save R/W rom to put on the sd card you find here: https://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7512.0;attach=3121

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2016, 11:58:13 PM »
First you need to check if your Neo Myth came already pre-loaded with the menu.
To do so insert a game into the back of the Neo Myth and plug the Neo Myth into your N64 and switch it on.

If you are greeted with the menu then press the start button to switch to the sd card.
Then load the N64 Save R/W rom from the sd card and switch to Flashram Type 2 to backup the Pokemon Stadium save by selecting "read cart save" followed by "write to sd".
Don't use the other menu entries since they will erase your game's save.

If after switching the N64 on instead of the menu you only see a black screen then you need to install the menu to the Neo Myth first.

Links:
You can get the newest version of the Neo2 Pro Manager here: http://www.neoflash.com/download/Neo2_Pro_Manager_1.32A_Setup.exe
And a install guide for Windows 8/10 here: https://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,7830.0.html
And the newest N64 menu here: https://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7222.0;attach=2942
The  N64 Save R/W rom to put on the sd card you find here: https://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7512.0;attach=3121

Thank you very, very, much!   ~sm-42.gif~

EDIT: BTW, just double checking, you can backup Stadium 2 saves and not just Stadium 1 saves, right?
« Last Edit: October 09, 2016, 12:11:05 AM by MASTER260 »

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2016, 08:12:29 PM »
I only ever tested my program with Pokemon Stadium 1 but it should also work with Pokemon Stadium 2 since according to these images http://imgur.com/gallery/KteOi both should have the same save chip.

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2016, 02:58:40 AM »
I only ever tested my program with Pokemon Stadium 1 but it should also work with Pokemon Stadium 2 since according to these images http://imgur.com/gallery/KteOi both should have the same save chip.
Thank you! :)

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #49 on: December 15, 2016, 08:47:18 PM »
Did you find the time to try it out? If you did run into any problems please let me know.

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2017, 11:24:16 AM »
Did you find the time to try it out? If you did run into any problems please let me know.
Well, I'm currently waiting for my new N64, (since my old one broke,) but I was wondering if I could get some other things clarified:  So, the video tutorial hasn't been on YouTube for a while and I was just wondering, if I need to install the menu, how I would actually do that.  I would need to plug the cartridge into the N64 and turn the N64 on while it's connected to the PC, right?  Also, when I tried installing the software on my now-no-longer-functional tablet, (not because of this, don't worry,) it was asking for a MagicKey file in the D: drive, I assume that would be on the miniDisc that cart came with, right?  Also, if I install the menu with a laptop, I assume a dual USB cable, (you know, the kind that has two plugs on one if the side and one plug on the other,) that I use in my Wii U would be okay, right?

Anyways, thanks for all your help!  ~sm-42.gif~

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2017, 08:18:28 AM »
I do not know if they come with the menu preflashed or not.

If there is no menu on the Neo Myth you would unplug the Neo Myth from the N64 and bring it over to your laptop. Before you plug it into the laptop you would download/install the newest Neo software.

Then plug it in and it should install some drivers. Then open the Neo software and flash the menu. You can download the latest menu from here.

I have reuploaded the video about flashing the menu for you here.

Finally I have developed my N64 save game read/write program into a standalone device that does not need a PC nor a N64 to function and can backup save games from a game cartridge to an SD card and also restore them from the SD card to a game cartridge. It's open source and can be found here.
It can also do SNES save games.

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2017, 03:38:52 PM »
I do not know if they come with the menu preflashed or not.

If there is no menu on the Neo Myth you would unplug the Neo Myth from the N64 and bring it over to your laptop. Before you plug it into the laptop you would download/install the newest Neo software.

Then plug it in and it should install some drivers. Then open the Neo software and flash the menu. You can download the latest menu from here.

I have reuploaded the video about flashing the menu for you here.

Finally I have developed my N64 save game read/write program into a standalone device that does not need a PC nor a N64 to function and can backup save games from a game cartridge to an SD card and also restore them from the SD card to a game cartridge. It's open source and can be found here.
It can also do SNES save games.

Thank you!

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #53 on: February 21, 2017, 12:09:31 AM »
EDIT: nvm, dumped Stadium 2 save file seems to work after using saveswap.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2017, 12:32:42 AM by MASTER260 »

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2017, 02:57:48 AM »
Hello,

I've recently adquired a neo myth 64 (v4 on the board) with the "RTC/DMA/AD/FLASH/SD/MMC" neo 2 cart (8k cache, 2 M save, 16M menu, 128M zip, 256 rom as per label indications) and I've been playing with it a little and I've backed up some carts, but I have some questions:

1.- The 2.6 beta 3 menu has a save dumper, is that any different from your program? It does not take into account if flash is type 1 or type 2, does that make any difference?

2.- I backed up Stadium 1, Mario Kart 64 and SW Shadows of the Empire with no problem, but my Pokémon Snap cartridge got its save erased! I did read it as Flashram type 1, then realized it should use type 2, but both dumps were already empty (checked with hex editor, after seeing them empty I boot the cart to find the save was no longer there). Is there any chance the Neo Myth 64 has deleted the save prior to trying to dump because I used Snap as the boot cartridge attached to the back?

Thansk

EDIT: also, since the pins for the cart slot in the Neo Myth 64 are quite accessible, I guess I could use it with some jumper cables and an arduino to read/dump carts with your program
« Last Edit: March 05, 2017, 04:08:01 PM by suloku »

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Re: Flash save type Save Manager
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2017, 05:55:09 PM »
I never used the internal dumper for flashram because at least from the source code it looks like it's unfinished.

Yes using a cartridge as boot cart can erase the save especially if you select EXT CARD as save location.

I actually already turned this into an standalone Arduino project that reads N64 roms/saves and also SNES, Game Boy and Game Boy Advance.



You can find more about it here: https://github.com/sanni/cartreader
« Last Edit: May 24, 2017, 02:38:01 PM by sanni »