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The 10th. NEO Project for N64 => The 10th. NEO Project for N64 Dev kit. => Topic started by: sanni on August 15, 2010, 09:28:00 PM

Title: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on August 15, 2010, 09:28:00 PM
Last Update: 05.09.2012
Note: I did not write everything myself,
most of it is just copy and paste of answers I found in the forum.
This is just a collection of these answers so it's easier to find them.

In case you can't see any pictures or just want an offline version you can download the whole FAQ here: http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6273.0;attach=2940

Quick Start Guide     ~sm-71.gif~.gif


This guide will teach you the very first things you need to do to get your Neo N64 Myth + Neo2 Pro up and running.
This guide is aimed at maximum compatibility.
Example: The Neo N64 Myth software works with many Windows versions, but Windows XP works best for most people. Therefore in this guide we will only use Windows XP.

1) Plug the Neo2 Pro into the Neo N64 Myth, don't use the little Slimloader IV:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/1.JPG)(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/2.JPG)

2) Search for a high quality usb cable and a PC with Windows XP SP3. Laptops also work great.
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/cablegnec.png)(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/7gumsgxx.jpeg)

3) Plug one end of your USB cable into the Neo N64 Myth and the other into the back of your PC, no usb hubs. This is to make sure that your usb connection is 100% ok and the Neo N64 Myth gets the needed power.
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/3.JPG)(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/4.jpg)

4a) Follow this video tutorial to flash the menu to the Neo N64 Myth:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2DNRSAjJ2s&hd=1

4b) If you already got a menu flashed there is an easier way to update it. All you need to do is to copy the file "NEON64SD.v64" from the latest NeoN64Menu-v*.*.zip onto your SD card into the directory /menu/n64/.

Here are the needed downloads:
http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,6228.0.html

5a) Copy some roms to a SD card and plug the sd card into your Neo2 Pro.

5b) If you want boxarts, then download them from here (http://neo-myth-menu.googlecode.com/files/n64-boxart-20110306.7z), then extract and copy them to your SD card /menu/n64/boxart/.

6) Plug a N64 cartridge into the back of the Neo N64 Myth, plug the Neo N64 Myth into your N64 console and power it on.
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/mythn642_800.jpg)

7) You should see the Myth menu now:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/N64_1024_corev3.JPG)


This will let you run all games that are not bigger than 32MB from your SD card. You still have to flash the 64MB games to the GBA cart.


Frequently Asked Questions    ~sm-41.gif~


Questions about buying the Neo N64 Myth:

Where can I buy the Neo N64 Myth?
You can buy the NEO N64 Myth + NEO2 Pro 1024M SD at your favorite retailer like ic2005.
Buy the NEO N64 Myth + NEO2 Pro 1024M SD (http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=115&cat=0&page=1)

What should I buy also?
The NEO N64 Myth + NEO2 Pro 1024M SD comes with everything you need to run games. To use the SD feature of the menu you also need to buy an SD card. Furthermore you need a PC to flash the menu to the NEO N64 Myth and to copy the games to the SD card.

Will the Neo N64 Myth cart ship with the newest firmware preinstalled?
Yes, all will come with updated firmware preinstalled.


Questions about how to run a game:

What boot cartridge do I need?
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/bootcartmqj2.jpg)
On a NTSC console you need a NTSC boot cartridge.
On a PAL console you need a PAL boot cartridge.
You can play roms from the opposed region by using paladin to region fix them.
E.g Super Mario 64 will work for all games besides Banjo Tooie.
Jet Force Gemini will work for all games including Banjo Tooie.

Does the Neo N64 Myth also work without a bootcart?
The Neo N64 Myth needs a so called CIC to boot games. These CIC's can be found in every N64 game cartridge. That's why you plug one of those to the back.
But you also have the option to desolder a CIC out of a game cart and solder it into the N64 Myth.
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/cicvl.jpg)

How do I run games from flash?

Update both your Neo2 Pro Manager and your Neo N64 Myth Menu to the latest versions (http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,6228.0.html).
Some people have better results with older versions of the Neo2 Pro Manager like 1.09 (http://www.neoflash.com/myth/Neo2_Pro_Manager_1.09_Setup.rar).

Burn the game like this:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/neo.PNG)
Link the BIOS Path A-2 to the NEON64.v64 you downloaded in the menu update.
You can also link BIOS Path A-1 to NEON64MF.v64 from the same download.

When you are in the n64 menu verify it actually says thats it's v2.6 or whatever version you just flashed.
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/DSC02526.JPG)

I have flashed a rom with Neo2 Pro Manager but the game does not run.
If you have a recent N64 Menu flashed the cic and save settings will be detected automaticly but if you don't use the menu you have to set the right cic and savetype in the Neo2 Pro Manager
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/cicsavet7vh.jpg)
You can get the right cic/save setting from this page: http://www.elitendo.com/n64/usa_boot_save_list.html
Also be sure to use the newest version of the Neo2 Pro Manager as older versions had problems flashing roms in z64 byteorder.

I can't flash bigger games with the newest Neo2 Pro Manager
Try an older version like http://www.neoflash.com/myth/Neo2_Pro_Manager_1.09_Setup.rar

How do I run games from SD card?
For the SD feature you need to flash the Neo N64 Myth menu to the Neo N64 Myth cart and insert an SD cart into the Neo2 Pro SD that was included in your order.
If you bought the N64 Myth Menu before the Neo2 Pro SD was included in the bundle you can still buy the Neo2 Pro SD here: http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=119&cat=0&page=1

Also if you bought your N64 Myth close to it's release back then you may also need to update to the newest firmware.


How to update the Neo N64 Myth Cart's firmware
To check the firmware version install and start the menu and look what is written after "CPLD:" at the bottom of the screen.

To update the firmware you need the Nero Dual Programmer: http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=98&cat=0&page=1

First unscrew the case of your Neo N64 Myth and check what version your PCB has.
The version will be printed in big white letters above the GBA slot e.g. "NEO_N64_MYTH_V4" indicates a V4 PCB.

Then you need to download the firmware file corresponding to your PCB version from here: http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,7482.0.html

Now just follow this video tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXXOG5vbQWM&hd=1

How do I install the Neo N64 Myth Menu
Please follow this basic video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2DNRSAjJ2s&hd=1

Can I update the Neo N64 Myth Menu without reflashing it?
Yes, copy the file "NEON64SD.v64" from the NeoN64Menu-v*.*.zip onto your SD card into the directory /menu/n64/.

How is the compatibility?
To this date there wasn't one single game that we couldn't get to run. The compatibility is very close to 100%.
If you find a game that does not run please tell us and we'll try to make it run.

Do I have to manually select the save and boot type for each game like with other copiers?
No, the menu can automatically detect the savetype and load/save the save ram from/to the SD card or an internal saveslot in case you don't have an SD card.
It also supports the save formats used by most emulators, so that save file you used on the PC or got off the net to unlock something should work with the N64 Myth off the SD card as well.

Banjo Tooie does not boot, what can I do?
Banjo Tooie has some extra copy protection so you may need a N64 cartridge with a 6105 CIC plugged into the back of the Neo Myth.
You can use one of the following games:
Banjo-Tooie
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Donkey Kong 64
Jet Force Gemini
Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The
Mickey's Speedway USA
Perfect Dark

I can't shoot in Jet Force Gemini
see "Banjo Tooie does not boot, what can I do?" for solution.


Questions related to the SD card feature:

What is the difference between the Neo2 Pro and the Neo2 SD?
The Neo2 SD has only 16MB(128Mbit) Ram.
That means that roms that are over 16MB(128Mbit) will not load from SD if you are using a Neo2 SD.
You need a Neo2 Pro for that as the Neo2 Pro has 32MB(256Mbit) ram.

Where do I have to put the roms on the SD card?
You can copy the roms to the root of the SD card or even better you can create directories and copy the roms into these to sort them as you wish.
Examples:
SD:\Goldeneye.z64
SD:\G\Goldeneye.z64
SD:\ROMS\Goldeneye.z64
SD:\SHOOTERS\Goldeneye.z64

I'm trying to load a rom from SD but the game does not run.
Please check the size of the game you want to load.
Roms over 16MB(128Mbit) will not load from SD if you are using a Neo2 SD. You need a Neo2 Pro for that.
Roms over 32MB(256Mbit) generally don't work from SD because even the Neo2 Pro only has 32MB(256Mbit) ram.
You need to burn these games with Neo2 Pro Manager to the flash of your Neo2 cart.
See "How to flash a game" under Basic Video Tutorials.

Which games won't run from SD even with a Neo2 Pro and need to be burned to the flash memory in order to play?
Conkers Bad Fur Day(512Mbit)
Ogre Battle(320Mbit)
Paper Mario/Mario Story(J)(320Mbit)
Pokemon Stadium 2(512Mbit)
Resident Evil 2/Bio Hazard 2(J)(512Mbit)
See "How to flash a game" under Basic Video Tutorials.

How long does it take to load a game from SD?
It takes between 60seconds and about 1 min 20 sec to load a 32MByte game depending on your SD card and the menu version you are using.


Questions related to saving:

How does the Autosave to SD card feature work?
The sequence the automatic save handler uses is this:
- load the save file when the GAME is run
- save the game file when the MENU is run
For most games, that just means rebooting into the menu via the reset button.
Some games have trouble resetting to the menu properly, so they require a power cycle (power off -  power on).
To be sure just always do a full power cycle.

My Neo N64 Myth loses the savegames after some time
There are a few N64 game cartridges that when attached to the back of the N64 Myth drain the cap that provides the power to the save memory.
If you turn off your N64 and the save memory loses it's memory after an hour or two, you've got one of those carts connected to it.

My game does not save.
Please check what version the core of your Myth cart has. Older versions than V3 may experience some trouble saving with certain games when using the menu's autosave to sd card feature.
Start the menu and look what is written after "CPLD:" at the bottom of the screen. If it says V3 you don't need to upgrade.
If you do need an upgrade please watch the video tutorials under "How to update the Neo N64 Myth Cart's firmware".
If you do not want to upgrade you still can save if you either:
- don't use the menu at all and just burn the games with Neo2 Pro Manager to the flash of your Neo2 cart
- or if you want to use the menu, have the right cart with the same savetype as the rom you wanna play attached to the back of the Neo N64 Myth and set the savetype of the game you want to play to "cart".
The savegame will now be written onto the bootcart.

I heard there is a savebug present in older firmwares?
The save memory in the Myth is always SRAM, and the CPLD in the Myth emulates the selected type of save memory using it. For example, if the game wants EEPROM, the Myth will emulate the EPROM interface to the N64, but internally it's using SRAM.
That's where older versions of the firmware for the N64 have problems/bugs in that emulation. The newest firmware (V7) has no known bugs in the save emulation.

If you have an older firmware on your Myth with the bugs then you should upgrade it.
Or if you can't upgrade then you could set the save type to EXT CART and use a cart with the proper save memory to avoid the bugs.
So if you wanted to play a game that needs 4Kbit EEPROM, you would use a cart with 4Kbit EEPROM. If you wanted to play a game with 1Mbit FRAM, you'd use a cart with 1Mbit FRAM. Example - use EXT CART with Tigger's Honey Hunt connected to the pass through as save memory for Majora's Mask (both use 1Mbit FRAM).

Where do I have to put my savegames on the SD card?
If you're using a Neo2 Pro or SD and the latest menu the savefiles will be in /menu/n64/save/ on your SD card.
If you use savegames from an emulator make sure that the savefile is named after the rom it belongs to.
For example:
ROM:  Super Mario 64 (U) [!].z64
SAVE: Super Mario 64 (U) [!].eep

How can I extract my savegames?
If you're using a Neo2 Pro or SD and the latest menu the savefiles will be in /menu/n64/save/ on your SD card.

How can I use *.n64 save files?
The *.n64 save files were made with the Dexdrive.
Luckily most *.n64 saves are just the normal saves with a added header.
So you can try to convert them back with dex2save, see download section.
You could also use a hexeditor to archive the same, by deleting the header.


Questions related to the Neo2 Pro Manager:

What's the difference between TypeA-1: GBA MENU and the "TypeA-2: N64 MENU" and "NEON64.v64", "NEON64SD.z64"  and "NEON64MF.v64"?
The Neo N64 Myth consists out of up to three parts, if I may say so:

1. The Neo N64 Myth cart itself:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/2r20wox.jpg)
The Neo N64 Myth cart has a flash memory chip for a menu on it's pcb.
If you want to flash the Neo N64 Menu into the menu flash memory of the Neo N64 Myth cart itself you would use the NEON64.v64 and select TypeA-2: N64 MENU in the Neo2 Pro Manager.
This would be my recommendation.

2. The GBA cart:
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/25s7hi8.jpg)
Every GBA cart also has an additional menu flash.
To flash the Neo N64 Menu into the menu flash memory of this GBA cart you would use the NEON64MF.v64 and select TypeA-1: GBA MENU in the Neo2 Pro Manager.
If there is a menu flashed to the Myth cart's menu area it will at startup look if there is a newer version flashed to the gba cart and if so load it from there.

3. The SD card (if you have a Neo2 SD or Pro)
You can also place a copy of the NEON64SD.z64 onto the SD card
Both the menu in the Myth and the GBA cart will look if there is a menu on the SD card and load it from there.
This can be used if you just want to quickly test an update of the menu by just copying the newer NEON64SD.z64 into the right directory on my sd card.

I burned the newest Menu with Neo2 Pro Manager but it still loads an older version when plugged into the N64.
If there is a menu flashed to the Myth cart's menu area(NEON64.v64/TypeA-2: N64 MENU) it will at startup look if there is a newer version present on the gba cart(NEON64MF.v64/TypeA-1: GBA MENU) or the SD(NEON64SD.z64) card and if so load it from there.
So lets say you flashed the Menu 2.2 to the Neo N64 Myth cart but on startup you get the Menu 1.9 MF. Then you have to either delete the menu you previously flashed to the Neo2 cart or just update it by putting the NEON64MF.v64 into the TypeA-1: GBA MENU field in Neo2 Pro Manager.

I get an error message everytime I try to burn some games to the flash
Using the right USB cable is very important. If it's to long you may experience write errors.
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/cablegnec.png)
Also USB hubs tend to make things very difficult. Best option is to plug the cable right into the USB ports at the back of the computer. The ones that are soldered to the mainboard of the pc, not the ones at the front. Jusr try different USB slot until you find one that provides enough power.
If you are using an USB Slim Loader IV please try to flash your Neo2 cart with the Neo N64 Myth directly.

After a computer crash while formating I am now unable to use or format the Neo N64 Myth in the Neo2 Pro Manager.
In the rare event that your computer crashes while you were formatting your Neo N64 Myth cart it can happen that the data on your Neo2 cart gets corrupted. In some cases the Neo2 Pro Manager will refuse to format or even detect your cart from now on.
To fix this you can use madmonkey neocmd to either erase the garbage data from your Neo2 cart or even flash the newest N64 Myth Menu to it.
You can download a complete package(neocmd_batch.zip, pay attention to the readme) with all needed files and preconfigured batch files in the download section below.
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20912715/html/neon64mythfaq/neon64mythfaq-Dateien/batchauf6.jpg)

Advanced Questions:

How can I change a boxart?

Basicly you can convert png's to sprites with this program: http://github.com/DragonMinded/libdragon/tree/master/tools/mksprite/
See also: http://www.dragonminded.com/n64dev/libdragon/
Pngs of the boxarts can be found here: http://daedalusx64.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/daedalusx64/data/Resources/Preview/
You can edit the png before converting them to sprite with your favorite image editing program like paint.net: http://www.getpaint.net/

If you wonder which sprite belongs to which game have a look at this list:
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007_The_World_Is_Not_Enough.png O7
1080_Snowboarding.png TE
40_Winks.png 4W
64_Hanafuda_-_Tenshi_no_Yakusoku.png HF
A_Bugs_Life.png BY
Aero_Gauge.png AG
AeroFighters_Assault.png SA
AeroFighters_Assault.png ER
AI_Shogi_3.png S3
Aidyn_Chronicles_The_First_Mage.png AY
Airboarder_64.png AB
All_Star_Baseball_2000.png BE
All_Star_Baseball_2001.png AS
All_Star_Baseball_99.png BS
All_Star_Tennis_99.png TN
Armorines_Project_SWARM.png AR
Army_Men_Air_Combat.png AC
Army_Men_Sarges_Heroes_2.png 32
Army_Men_Sarges_Heroes.png AM
Asteroids_Hyper_64.png AH
Automobili_Lamborghini.png LC
Bakuretsu_Muteki_Bangaioh.png BN
Bakushou_Jinsei_64_Mezase!_Resort_Ou.png BJ
Banjo_Kazooie.png BK
Banjo_Tooie.png B7
Bass_Hunter_64.png FH
Bass_Masters_2000.png B4
Batman_Beyond.png JQ
BattleTanx_Global_Assualt.png BQ
BattleTanx.png BX
Battlezone_Rise_Of_The_Black_Dogs.png ZO
Beetle_Adventure_Racing.png B8
Beetle_Adventure_Racing.png NS
Big_Mountain_2000.png MU
Bio_Freaks.png BF
Blast_Corps.png BC
Blues_Brothers2000.png BP
Body_Harvest.png BH
Bomberman_64_The_Second_Attack.png BV
Bomberman_64.png HA
Bomberman_64.png BM
Bomberman_Hero.png BD
Bottom_Of_The_9th.png BO
Brunswick_Circuit_Pro_Bowling.png OW
Buck_Bumble.png BL
Bust_A_Move_2.png BU
Bust_A_Move_3_DX.png B3
California_Speed.png CL
Carmageddon_64.png CD
Castlevania_Legacy_Of_Darkness.png D4
Castlevania.png D3
Centrecourt_Tennis.png TS
Chameleon_Twist.png CT
Chameleon_Twist2.png V2
Charlies_Blast_Territory.png CB
Chopper_Attack.png CH
Choro_Q_64_2.png CG
ChouKuukanNightProYakyuuKing2.png P2
City-Tour_GP.png GT
Clay_Fighter_Sculptors_Cut.png C2
ClayFighter_63.png CF
Command_&_Conquer.png CC
Conkers_Bad_Fur_Day.png FU
Crusin_Exotica.png XO
Crusin_Usa.png CU
Crusin_World.png CW
Custom_Robo_V2.png CZ
Custom_Robo.png CX
Cyber_Tiger.png T4
Daikatana.png DW
DanceDanceRevolutionDisneyGrooves.png DF
Dark_Rift.png DK
Deadly_Arts.png GA
Densha_de_Go_64.png D6
Derby_Stallion_64.png DA
Destruction_Derby_64.png DE
Dezaemon_3D.png DZ
Diddy_Kong_Racing.png DY
Donald_Duck_Goin_Quackers.png DQ
Donkey_Kong_64.png DP
Donkey_Kong_64.png DO
Doom_64.png DM
Doraemon_2_Hikari_no_Shinden.png D2
Doraemon_3_-_Nobita_no_Machi_SOS!.png 3D
Doraemon_Mittsu_no_Seireiseki.png DR
Dr.Mario64.png N6
Dual_Heroes.png DH
Duck_Dodgers_Starring_Daffy_Duck.png DU
Duke_Nukem_64.png DN
Duke_Nukem_Zero_Hour.png DZ
Earth_Worm_Jim_3D.png JM
ECW_Hardcore_Revolution.png WI
Elmos_Letter_Adventure.png EL
Elmos_Number_Journey.png EN
Excite_Bike_64.png NX
Excite_Bike_64.png MX
Exteme_G_XG2.png G2
Exteme_G.png EG
F-Zero_X.png FZ
F1_Pole_Position_64.png HG
F1_racing_championship.png FR
F1_World_Gran_Prix_2.png F2
F1_World_Gran_Prix.png FW
Famista_64.png FS
Fifa_99.png 9F
Fifa_Road_To_World_Cup_98.png 8I
Fifa_Soccer_64.png 7I
Fighters_Destiny_2.png FG
Fighters_Destiny.png KA
Fighting_Force_64.png FF
Flying_Dragon.png FD
Forsaken_64.png FO
Fox_Sports_College_Hoops_99.png F9
Frogger_2.png GV
Fushigi_no_Dungeon_-_Furai_no_Siren_2.png SI
G.A.S.P._Fighters'_NEXTream.png GA
Gauntlet_Legends.png GD
Gauntlet_Legends.png GX
Getter_Love!!_Cho_Renai_Party_Game.png GL
Gex_3.png X3
Gex_64.png X2
Glover.png GV
Goemans_Great_Adventure.png GM
Goemon_Mononoke_Sugoroku.png GP
Golden_Nugget_64.png GN
Goldeneye_007.png GE
GT_64_Championship_Edition.png GC
Hamster_Monogatari_64.png HS
Harvest_Moon_64.png YW
Heiwa_Pachinko_World_64.png HP
Hercules_64.png HC
Hexen_64.png HX
Hey_You_Pikachu.png PG
Holy_Magic_Century.png ET
Hot_Wheels_Turbo_Racing.png HW
HSVAdventureRacing.png NS
Hybrid_Heaven.png HY
Hybrid_Heaven.png HV
Hyrdro_Thunder.png HT
Iggys_Reckin_Balls.png WB
Indiana_Jones_And_The_Infernal_Machine.png IJ
Indy_Racing_2000.png IC
International_Track_&_Field_2000.png 3H
ISS_2000.png IS
ISS_64.png JP
ISS_98.png WS
J.League_Tactics_Soccer.png SJ
Jangou_Simulation_Mahjong.png MA
Jeopardy.png JO
Jeremy_McGrath_Supercross_2000.png CO
Jet_Force_Gemini.png JF
Jet_Force_Gemini.png JD
Jikkyou_G1_Stable-1.png GS
Jikkyou_J._League_1999_Perfect_Striker_2.png PS
Jikkyou_J._League_Perfect_Striker.png JP
Jinsei_Game_64.png JG
Ken_Griffey_Jr.'s_Slugfest.png KJ
Killer_Instinct_Gold.png KI
Kiratto_Kaiketsu!_64_Tanteidan.png 64
Kirby_The_Crystal_Shards.png K4
Knife_Edge_Nose_Gunner.png KE
Knockout_Kings_2000.png KK
Last_Legion.png LL
Legend_Of_Zelda_Majoras_Mask.png ZS
Legend_Of_Zelda_Majoras_Mask.png DL
Legend_Of_Zelda_Ocarina_Of_Time.png ZL
Lego_Racers.png LG
Lode_Runner_3d.png LR
Lylat_Wars.png FX
Mace_The_Dark_Age.png ME
Madden_Football_64.png 8M
Madden_Nfl_2000.png MD
Madden_Nfl_2001.png FL
Madden_Nfl_2002.png 2M
Madden_Nfl_99.png 9M
Magical_Tetris_Challenge.png MT
Mahjong_Hourouki_Classic.png MH
Mahjong_Master.png MM
Mahjong64.png MJ
Major_League_Baseball_Feat_Ken_GriffeyJR.png KG
Mario_Golf_64.png MF
Mario_Kart_64.png KT
Mario_No_Photopie.png MP
Mario_Party_2.png MW
Mario_Party_3.png MV
Mario_Party.png LB
Mario_Tennis.png M8
Mega_Man_64.png M6
Mia_Ham_Soccer_64.png HM
Michael_Owens_Wls_2000.png WK
Mickeys_Speedway_Usa.png ML
Micro_Machines_64_Turbo.png V3
Midways_Greatest_Arcade_Hits.png AI
Mike_Piazzas_Strikezone.png MB
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Links  ~sm-54.gif~.gif



Latest N64 Myth Software (http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,6228.0.html)
Download Neo N64 Myth cart firmware v7 (http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,7482.0.html)
Buy the NEO N64 Myth Cart (http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=115&cat=0&page=1)
Buy a NEO2 Pro 1024M Flash Cart + SL4 (http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=119&cat=0&page=1)
Buy a Nero Dual Programmer (http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=98&cat=0&page=1)



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Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: Conle on August 15, 2010, 09:57:50 PM
Thanks for the video tutorials sanni --but why you didn't make it sticky?   ::sm-29.gif::
I'll sticky it and post it on news also  ~sm-42.gif~
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: ChillyWilly on August 16, 2010, 01:04:15 AM
Great job, sanni! Just the thing some people need to get started. A picture is worth a thousand words, so you've got a couple of books worth of instructions there.
  ~sm-82.gif~.gif

You might make one more tutorial showing basic usage of the menu itself, but you covered everything else nicely.
 8)
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: Aleomark on August 16, 2010, 01:11:33 AM
I add one more:

How to update Neo N64 Myth Cart's Core in other words how to update the firmware

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAE1WIy2Uuk

sanni if you want put it on your first post, in order to keep all the videos at the beginning of this topic
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: Conle on August 16, 2010, 01:26:39 AM
Cool , that's actually one of the most useful tutorials  :)
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on August 16, 2010, 01:48:28 AM
Thats a great video aleomark, thank you  :-*
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: Narann on August 16, 2010, 08:40:19 AM
Amazing work! Very clear! This vids should be put in the wiki! :D  ~sm-76.gif~.gif
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: ronaldo_76 on August 18, 2010, 09:15:38 PM
good work guys. the neo beginners will love this. :)
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: amptor on August 19, 2010, 02:20:34 AM
the core update video isn't working for me. says 0:00 maybe you put in some music that they filtered out and they messed up the video.
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: Aleomark on August 19, 2010, 02:32:12 AM
it's working for me, maybe when you tried they were given maintenance or something, try again
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials
Post by: ChillyWilly on August 19, 2010, 03:03:22 AM
it's working for me, maybe when you tried they were given maintenance or something, try again

Works here as well. I suggest waiting a bit and trying again.
 ::sm-01::
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials and FAQs
Post by: sanni on August 28, 2010, 03:26:30 PM
Added a small faq, mostly based on a very resourceful thread on that matter  :-X

If you know anything I could add please speak  ~sm-35.gif~
Title: Re: Basic Video Tutorials and FAQs
Post by: Aleomark on September 23, 2010, 09:35:07 PM
Another FAQ, it's ok to add to first post:

Witch games I can't play from SD -even with a Neo2 Pro- and need to burn in flash memory in order to play?

N64 games larger than 256 megabits (the largest "normal size" used)

320mb: Paper Mario, Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Calibur

512mb: Pokemon Stadium 2, Resident Evil 2, Conker's Bad Fur Day

I'm pretty sure that that's it.
Title: Re: Video Tutorials and FAQs *UPDATE*
Post by: sepi on March 06, 2011, 01:25:12 AM
Does n64 myth cart upgrade use SPI protocoll? i have SPI programmer with pod connectors, maybe i could use that instead spening 49$ just to buy a programmer.
Title: Re: Video Tutorials and FAQs *UPDATE*
Post by: Conle on March 07, 2011, 02:35:59 AM
Does n64 myth cart upgrade use SPI protocoll? i have SPI programmer with pod connectors, maybe i could use that instead spening 49$ just to buy a programmer.

No , you can't just do that.Unless the source of the client was available , plus the actual firmware binary in decrypted form.
So , you'll pretty much have to trace the protocol and fetch off the decrypted fw binary .............And you're going to need a neo programmer to do that anyway ~sm-80.gif~.gif
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials *UPDATE*
Post by: sanni on March 12, 2011, 04:43:46 PM
Uploaded an updated version of the ubuntu vm that compiles the 2.2 menu and also added a few more questions to the FAQ.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: ChillyWilly on March 13, 2011, 04:05:08 AM
That is the best manual/FAQ possible. Great work!  ;D

We need something similar for all the Myth carts.
Title: Re: Video Tutorials and FAQs *UPDATE*
Post by: sepi on March 24, 2011, 09:58:02 PM
No , you can't just do that.Unless the source of the client was available , plus the actual firmware binary in decrypted form.
So , you'll pretty much have to trace the protocol and fetch off the decrypted fw binary .............And you're going to need a neo programmer to do that anyway ~sm-80.gif~.gif

that sucks :( i wish neoflash would have made firmware updating easier, and cheaper too. Too bad that the v2.00 was kinda unfinished product.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: ChillyWilly on March 25, 2011, 02:45:17 AM
The Nero programmer is actually pretty cheap compared to some CPLD updaters, and is pretty easy to use (comparatively speaking) as well. For example, the Everdrive requires a ByteBlaster cable, which is generally much more expensive unless you get a clone cable off ebay; then it uses a header instead of the ribbon cable, but the header is missing on the Everdrive, so you have to stick the header in the end of the ByteBlaster cable and hold it against the holes in the Everdrive PCB just right to program the board... then you swear at it for an hour for not working until you realize the board ALSO needs to be plugged into a turned on MD to provide the power. None of that is needed to update the NeoMyth CPLD... just plug the ribbon between the Nero programmer and the board, plug the Nero into the USB, and run the app.
 8)
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sepi on March 26, 2011, 02:32:40 AM
cheap or not i think all these additional programmers are somewhat obnoxius...
As for manuals, mythcart lacks them almost completely! well, surely you can some help from here, but i really hoped that the developers had made a written manual for operating mythcart. Game regions, bootcarts and gamesaves! so much stuff to learn!

Well, enough with this negative rant! i'm fine with my mythcart as it is, i don't really need to update it anyway.
At least we have a n64 flashcart available, better than nothing i suppose.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: ChillyWilly on March 26, 2011, 07:47:42 AM
At least they can be updated. Just imagine a flash cart that couldn't be updated.   :'(

As for manuals, remember that this is a Chinese product... I would hate to see the manual as written by the manufacturer.  ???   ~sm-79.gif~.gif

That's why the forum is nice - we have threads on using the various carts (videos in some cases), and anything that doesn't seem to be answered can be asked. It's the community of folks here that have the Myth products that really makes them stand out.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: Evotistical on April 21, 2011, 01:53:45 PM
So if I solder on the 6105 CIC chip, I will not need to plug in any carts in the back? Even 6105 CIC type carts?
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: Conle on April 21, 2011, 03:37:37 PM
So if I solder on the 6105 CIC chip, I will not need to plug in any carts in the back? Even 6105 CIC type carts?

That is correct.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 27, 2011, 04:48:00 AM
Will the Neo N64 Myth cart ship with the newest firmware (V3) preinstalled?
Yes, all will come with the V3 firmware preinstalled.


i got mine the other day but it did not come with V3 it came with V0 am i entitled to a free upgrade? mario kart 64 keeps crashing when trying to save, im very dissapointed with the cart if im totally honest...
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 27, 2011, 10:30:32 PM
just a bump on my previous msg..im on V0 firmware and mario kart 64 crashes while accessing save..what rom settings do i need to fix this? and NO i dont want to spend another $49 for ndp
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: Conle on September 28, 2011, 01:18:33 AM
just a bump on my previous msg..im on V0 firmware and mario kart 64 crashes while accessing save..what rom settings do i need to fix this? and NO i dont want to spend another $49 for ndp

There is nothing you can do.EEPROM emulation is completely broken in early core firmware versions.Just wait until you get a reply from ic2005 support team ...

Btw , Its little things like these that make users angry , which is a shame because the cart is really great once you set it up(the compatibility goes up to 100% if you plug in a cart with 6105 cic on the back , and you can do things that are impossible on other carts).Hopefully they will sort issues like these soon.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 28, 2011, 06:38:25 AM
i have tried different combos in booting mk64 iv tried all save types (flash,eep,sram) and it still fails, i installed a menu (NEON64MF.v64) it worked ONCE then froze on save game and now it freezes on the white neo team splash screen so now i cant even browse roms anymore!, iv formated the cart (standard) and reinstalled the menu but it still freezes on splash screen, i did a sram battery test and it failed! im not happy with the cart at all, im giving up on neo myth and im looking towards everdrive 64..sorry but the neo myth n64 cart is not as good as it sounds..
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: Conle on September 28, 2011, 11:52:27 AM
i have tried different combos in booting mk64 iv tried all save types (flash,eep,sram) and it still fails, i installed a menu (NEON64MF.v64) it worked ONCE then froze on save game and now it freezes on the white neo team splash screen so now i cant even browse roms anymore!, iv formated the cart (standard) and reinstalled the menu but it still freezes on splash screen, i did a sram battery test and it failed! im not happy with the cart at all, im giving up on neo myth and im looking towards everdrive 64..sorry but the neo myth n64 cart is not as good as it sounds..

Wait .. This sounds like a  defective board. Also , incompatible games shouldn't crash on v0 core...
Make a thread about it on ic2005 private forum and ask them to replace the cart , and also make sure to state that the cart had v0 FW which has many bugs when handling eeprom games.

edit : You can also pm Dr.Neo about it. 
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 28, 2011, 12:42:28 PM
am i using the correct menu? there is 3 different types (neon64MF,neon64SD,neon64) i didnt install the SD version because i only have neo2 256mb cart, also a step by step guide would be handy at this point in time because im really lost, what does the psram detect feature do? can some one give me a guide to try and sort my cart out? atleast then i can be certain that its a faulty cart..
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on September 28, 2011, 04:52:00 PM
Your first priority is to get to the V3 core by buying the Neo Dual Programmer and updating the firmware. I'm not sure if the latest menu was even tested on the V0 core. 
If you are from Germany you can also send me the cart and I will update it for you at no cost. ~sm-36.gif~

As for a step-by-step guide to install the menu please follow this video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2DNRSAjJ2s&hd=1

Remember:
neon64 -> flash this file to your Neo N64 Myth (Bios Path A-2) and set the boot type to Type A-2: N64 menu (recommended)
neon64MF -> you can flash this file into your Neo2 cart (Bios Path A-1) (optional)
neon64SD -> you can copy this to your sd card (optional)

Don't mix these up, don't flash neon64MF to Bios Path A-2 or the other way round. :P

The menu you can download here: http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php/topic,7142.0.html
The Neo2 Pro Manager (current version 1.11) here: http://www.neoflash.com/myth/
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: slothette64 on September 28, 2011, 05:50:24 PM
Quote
Don't mix these up, don't flash neon64MF to Bios Path A-2 or the other way round.
i think i did this to my NEO2  >:(

but i didnt try again for a few weeks
will try to "unbrick" again soon
a warning to others with their NEO2

Quote
If you are from Germany you can also send me the cart and I will update it for you at no cost.
replace germany with australia
and ditto from me
if ic2005 dont help ya
we will!!
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 28, 2011, 07:59:08 PM
i did exactly what you said i used the NeoN64Menu-v2.4b1-PAL set (im in united kingdom) but it still freezes on the white neo team splash screen, if i load mario kart 64 using boot type B n64 game it works but freezes after i finish the 4th race on the leaderboard screen, i have formatted the cart and input all your settings but still no joy..i think im bricked so my next question is gonna be..how do i unbrick?

EDIT:

ideally i only want to boot games using the boot type b n64 game method because i only have the 256mb version and im happy just to install 2 games and use the switch on top of the cart to select between the 2 games (in time i might purchase a 1 gb card so i can run bigger games like resident evil 2) but my main concern at this time is booting mario kart 64 and saving the game succesfully, can anyone verify that they have mario kart 64 running flawlessly using the boot type b n64 game method??

EDIT 2:

by the way if it helps this is the package i bought from ic2005:

NEO N64 Myth flash cart + 256M

Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on September 29, 2011, 12:48:24 AM
Are you using a PAL N64?
What bootcart are you using?
What is the exact name of the Mario Kart 64 rom, also what extension does it have? Is it PAL too?

What settings did you flash under cic and save?
(http://h6.abload.de/img/cicsavet7vh.jpg)

Have you tried flashing Mario Kart 64 two times to see if it works okay in the second "slot"?
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: Conle on September 29, 2011, 12:49:02 AM
i did exactly what you said i used the NeoN64Menu-v2.4b1-PAL set (im in united kingdom) but it still freezes on the white neo team splash screen, if i load mario kart 64 using boot type B n64 game it works but freezes after i finish the 4th race on the leaderboard screen, i have formatted the cart and input all your settings but still no joy..i think im bricked so my next question is gonna be..how do i unbrick?

2 things come to my mind:
1.Problematic GAME FLASH on the gba cart
2.Defective board

So , do what i told you earlier : contact with ic2005 to get your item replaced/fixed.

But before you do so , make sure to try a low level format (just in case...).

Don't get your hopes up though , since a low level format will only fix the hang during the menu init(when it fetches the FLASH entries which might be reading corrupted data due to bad flash) and hangs in games (assuming that its a software issue , but most likely its not).The save emulation will still be limited without core upgrade.

(in time i might purchase a 1 gb card so i can run bigger games like resident evil 2)

Make sure to get the one that has 256Mb zipram + SD slot so that you can load games from SD cards.
(this one : http://www.ic2005.com/shop/product.php?productid=119  , and yes it will work with other neo2 flashcarts(snes/md/sms) and GBA ...)
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 29, 2011, 02:30:57 AM
@sanni
i have a pal n64, pal jet force gemini, im using this rom Mario Kart 64 (Europe).n64

im going to change the extension of the rom from .n64 to .v64 then il format then il flash the rom and return with some results..
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 29, 2011, 02:36:00 AM
@conle

hopefully with the different file extension and the format im keeping my fingers crossed :)
just waiting on the format its taking sooo long lol
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 29, 2011, 03:54:48 AM
right..still bad news :( .. i burnt Mario Kart 64 (Europe).v64 and also Mario Kart 64 (Europe) (Rev A).v64 booted neo myth (green light mode) still freezes, turned off the n64 and flipped switch booted neo myth (red light mode) still freezes, im really unhappy :(
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 29, 2011, 04:54:39 AM
i tested another game Super Mario 64 (Europe) (En,Fr,De).v64 i did the 1st level saved it then turned n64 off then back on again but my save file wasnt there..what does that mean? definitely old core?
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 29, 2011, 05:39:39 AM
thanks to everyone helping me, in the end it was my stupid fault lol i selected 16kb eeprom...BUT i found a boot/save list while i was googleing...it wasnt 16kb it was 4kb lol i feel so stupid :( wanna thank the mods for putting up with my moaning...im new to neo myth n64 but retro gaming is a BIG passion of mine, il post some pics of my retro collection soon to show it off :) but getting back to the topic the save problem i had is SOLVED :) thx again :)
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on September 29, 2011, 06:54:33 AM
Now that this works it's time to give the menu another try because it will select the right save type automaticly.

Just flash the neon64 to Bios Path A2, the neon64mf to Bios Path A1, set the boottype to Type A-2: N64 menu and select mario kart 64 as the rom you want to flash.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 29, 2011, 07:29:22 PM
il give the menu another go :)
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 29, 2011, 08:00:51 PM
this is what i have flashed, but it still freezes on white neo team splash screen..strange
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on September 29, 2011, 08:04:59 PM
i think im gonna stick to boot type b n64 game as its working for me..
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on September 30, 2011, 05:24:35 PM
Did you only add the Neon64 to the gameflash when you took the picture or all of the time? Because that's not where you should put it ;P
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 01, 2011, 12:38:01 AM
i flashed it exactly the way i did it on my pic..have i messed up? :(
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 01, 2011, 12:43:50 AM
i put neon64 with the game rom and i sorted out the path of the bios flashes A1 and A2 and chose A2  then i flashed..
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 01, 2011, 01:03:27 AM
btw i did it everytime..
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on October 01, 2011, 05:16:14 AM
Don't put it where the game rom is. Because that is only for games. ~sm-37.gif~
Could be the cause of the freeze at startup.

Pointing to Neo2 Pro Manager to the right files in the A1/A2 section is enough for the menu to run.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 01, 2011, 06:05:00 AM
i found this in a read me file in menu version 1.9...

Installation: Copy NEON64.v64 and NEON64MF.v64 to where your N64 rom
images are. In the Neo2 Pro Manager on your PC, set the boot type to
"TypeA-2: N64 U2", set the BIOS Path A-2 to the NEON64.v64 image, then
click "Burn" to set the menu in the N64 Myth menu flash.

so reading that i guess i forgot to flash neon64mf with neon64 and mario kart, so i was kinda right 1st time around lol
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 02, 2011, 03:07:55 AM
the menu just wont run for me.. i give up on it, im gonna stick to booting games via type b, anyway.. how do i back up save games and restore save games using pro manager 1.11? i cant find a tutorial about it..
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on October 02, 2011, 09:58:53 AM
You make a backup of the save ram in Neo 2 Pro Manager.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 02, 2011, 04:34:16 PM
You make a backup of the save ram in Neo 2 Pro Manager.

i kno what i have to do but the program aint clear enough lol i click on memory tab then what do i do next?

sram>sram read or sram write
or
n64 u2>sram read or sram write

im using neo2 pro manager v1.11
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 02, 2011, 05:13:03 PM
iv backed up save ram via neo2 ultra menu v2.95 works flawlessly for me so il stick with that..
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: Conle on October 02, 2011, 05:35:13 PM
the menu just wont run for me.. i give up on it

Like i said : It sounds like broken (menu)flash...
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on October 02, 2011, 07:18:15 PM
"n64 u2>sram read" would be the right thing
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: ChillyWilly on October 03, 2011, 01:56:49 AM
NEON64.v64 is for the N64 Myth menu flash while NEON64MF.v64 is for the GBA cart menu flash. While you can write both, it's a waste as only one or the other is needed. Using both simply makes you wait longer on boot up as one runs the other.

I normally write NEON64.v64 to the N64 Myth menu flash, and MDEBIOS.BIN to the GBA cart menu flash. Note that the path names (A-1 and A-2) changed depending on the version of the PC client software (NeoFlash Pro Manager). Set them according to the description of the path, not the A-1/A-2 name. NEON64.v64 goes in whichever one refers to the U2 menu flash as the U2 menu flash is on the N64 Myth. The other path will be for the GBA flash cart.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 03, 2011, 03:59:59 AM
NEON64.v64 is for the N64 Myth menu flash while NEON64MF.v64 is for the GBA cart menu flash. While you can write both, it's a waste as only one or the other is needed. Using both simply makes you wait longer on boot up as one runs the other.

I normally write NEON64.v64 to the N64 Myth menu flash, and MDEBIOS.BIN to the GBA cart menu flash. Note that the path names (A-1 and A-2) changed depending on the version of the PC client software (NeoFlash Pro Manager). Set them according to the description of the path, not the A-1/A-2 name. NEON64.v64 goes in whichever one refers to the U2 menu flash as the U2 menu flash is on the N64 Myth. The other path will be for the GBA flash cart.

thanks for the detailed info, much appreciated :)
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 04, 2011, 03:46:10 AM
i think i have bricked the "N64 Myth menu flash" im guessin its on the actual myth cart and not the gba white card (256mb) because i still cant get it to run, still freezes on neo team splash screen, but like i said in previous posts the "boot type b" works fine for me including saving games and backup and restore etc, just curious if i can fix the menu using the NDP? i saw a unbrick.bat was mentioned on the forums..
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on October 04, 2011, 05:24:29 AM
You can't brick anything. That unbrick.bat was created for an early neo 2 pro manager, where it could happen that it didn't find the neo2 cart at all after a crash while flashing.
This is not the case for you.

Try it as Chilly Willy suggested and flash the mdbios.bin to the gba cart to clear out any previous N64 menu that might be there and then flash the neon64.v64 to the U2(U2 means the chip inside the Neo N64 Myth) menu flash. This way the N64 menu won't load the second menu from the Neo2 cart.
Also burn one 256Mbit game to the gameflash to overwrite the menu you flashed to the gameflash accidently.

Also make a screenshot of the Neo2 Pro Manager before you flash so we can see what you did.

A clever thing to do would be to read back the menu flash and do a checksum compare to the original file to see if the menu flash is maybe broken.
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 04, 2011, 05:42:04 AM
heyy sanni, heres my screener...
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on October 04, 2011, 09:08:34 AM
Yes that is defently the right way to flash it.
And my guess is it still doesn't work?

If it still freezes then try one last time the normal N64 Myth menu, not the PAL one. If that also fails then I think Conle is right and you have to get the N64 Myth replaced :(
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: ChillyWilly on October 04, 2011, 11:55:40 AM
Did you format the cart? After selecting the bios files, format the cart... use quick format unless you want it to spend a few hours trying to detect bad sectors in the flash. Sometimes just switching the bios file and burning is not enough - it takes a format to get things going.

Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 04, 2011, 12:34:02 PM
@sanni,
yes it still froze  :(

@chillywilly,
i did a standard format (complete) then i flashed bios with rom together, i will try flashing the bios files, then format, then add a big rom to fill the gba card, then flash again to see how that does, if that doesnt work then im all outta ideas :(
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: dvd2vcd on October 04, 2011, 07:35:16 PM
ok...its still not working for me :( but its not all bad news...im still able to play games using type b and i know how to backup and restore saved games so im satisfied :)
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: wockes on February 17, 2012, 11:22:52 PM
So I got myself an "NEO N64 Myth + NEO2 Pro 1024M SD" and spent 4 hours just to get the menu to boot from my n64. It said "failed to burn N64 menu" or USB desync bla bla". And when I finally got it to work I found out that the only games I get to even boot from my SD card is Goldeneye, Mario 64(jap and EU) and Doom 64 of the games I have. It can't even boot Super Smash Brothers. Some times when I try booting a game it hangs on 100%, the lamp on the flash cart blinks 1 time and in the rare event something actually happens the screen goes black. I also tried burning the roms directly into flash but it always fails on validate or desyncs. I tried 3 different computers too.

The game I'm using to boot with is Goldeneye Europe and I'm using a n64 black edition Europe. Am I doing it wrong?
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: slothette64 on February 18, 2012, 04:15:23 AM
make sure your files are byteswapped correctly
and they are .V64 format
(use RTool to do this)
also make sure they are unpatched (may or may not matter)
and the same region as your N64 in this case (E) like me

to me it sounds like
if a few files work and few others dont
its your files and not the problem of flashcart
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: sanni on February 20, 2012, 12:37:05 AM
Have you tried this:

Sounds like defective GBA cart to me,although you might want to give a try to HW tests that we have added in the latest versions of the n64 myth menu.

How to use it :
-Make sure to reflash everything (U2,MF)
-Power on your console while holding L+R+Z to get into HW test mode
-Press A -> A to do the zipram test and see if it detected a memory aliasing issue
-Power off/on the console
-Go again into HW test mode and test the ONBOARD(only) SRAM.
This test works in 2 passes : First you write the seed and power off/on your console and then you do the reading test.

One note : If you're running an 64BIT OS then parts of the U2 menu binary might not be written properly due to bugs in the driver.
I recommend to burn the menu just ONE time under 32BIT OS and when menu upgrades are available , just place them on the SD...

Edit : You could also play with the speed settings , although i don't think that it could be an issue.
Look in : /menu/n64 for a file named either .quick or .fast and replace it with .slow and see if it helps.

n64_myth_menu_2_5_b_7.zip: http://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7341.0;attach=2861
Title: Re: Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Post by: ChillyWilly on February 20, 2012, 09:00:36 AM
make sure your files are byteswapped correctly
and they are .V64 format

You only need .v64 files for the PC client if burning to flash. When loading from SD, all known formats are supported.

Quote
(use RTool to do this)
also make sure they are unpatched (may or may not matter)
and the same region as your N64 in this case (E) like me

Now this advice is sound - avoid patched or hacked roms, and you either need to match the region of your n64, or use something known to make good patches for the region code, like Paladin.