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The 14th. NEO Project for SEGA MK III => The 14th. NEO Project for SEGA MK III => Topic started by: ChillyWilly on October 17, 2011, 12:42:15 AM

Title: Neo SEGA4 Menu
Post by: ChillyWilly on October 17, 2011, 12:42:15 AM
New menu for the MKIII/SMS Myth flash cart. Supports running games from SD card on Neo2-SD and Neo2-Pro carts. Also supports running SG-1000 games and playing PSG-only VGM music files.

Use the Neo2 Pro Manager client for the PC to format a Neo2-SD or Neo2-Pro cart - select MD format and change the menu file to the file in the archive, NEOSEGA4.BIN. If you wish to run any games from the flash, add the NEOSEGA4_Return-Menu.SMS rom file FIRST. Without that, you cannot reset to the menu from flash games. Note that this menu cannot yet reset to menu from games loaded from SD - we are working on that; in the meantime, just power off the console, then power back on to go back to the menu. After adding the Return-Menu, you can add any other SMS/SG-1000 games to the flash. You don't need to add any if you are going to use an SD card.

When you boot your SMS with an SD card in place, the menu will automatically go to the SD browser. If you boot without an SD card in place, it will automatically go to the flash browser. In the SD card browser, directories are shown with the name in brackets like this: [Master System]. The browser starts at the root of the SD card; to go into a directory, use up/down/left/right to high-light the directory and press button 1. The menu then loads the directory listing and shows the new list. High-light ".." and press 1 to go back one level. When high-lighted, the menu also shows you the long version of the file name, if it has one.

Select a game and press 1 to run the game. Press 2 to go to the options display. If the file is a VGM music file, then it will be loaded and the VGM player started. You can currently only play PSG-only VGM files. Press 2 to exit the VGM player back to the menu.

The menu automatically handles the most common type of header found on SMS rom images, so you don't need to strip your images. If you find a rom that doesn't run, please contact us. Note that there are still things to be added to the menu, like playing FM VGMs and handling cheats. If you have any suggestions, please post them.

Note - mic did the bulk of the work on this menu... everybody thank mic for his tremendous efforts! :D
Title: Re: Neo SEGA4 Menu v1.0
Post by: mic_ on October 21, 2011, 08:14:49 PM
You can see what the enhanced menu is like in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfKKSuZSZv8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfKKSuZSZv8)

That's actually version 1.10 of the menu (which will be released soon), but is more or less the same as 1.00 feature-wise, except for improved SD reading speeds and some additions to the built-in VGM player.
Title: Re: Neo SEGA4 Menu v1.0
Post by: mic_ on October 23, 2011, 10:13:21 PM
Version 1.10 of the menu is now available for download.

Changelog:
* Faster loading of files from SD cards (about 50% faster compared to v1.00).
* FM-chip (YM2413) support in the VGM player.
* GD3 tag support in the VGM player.
* Various small fixes and improvements.
Title: Re: Neo SEGA4 Menu
Post by: Dr.neo on January 04, 2012, 05:17:41 PM
great job mate  ::sm-18.gif::
Title: Re: Neo SEGA4 Menu
Post by: mic_ on January 04, 2012, 05:38:41 PM
There's a version that should be released soon with even more improvements. I've optimized the SD reading to reach 50 kB/s speeds. And Conle added SD card writing support and some other stuff .
Title: Re: Neo SEGA4 Menu
Post by: robneal81 on November 29, 2012, 03:43:19 AM
I'm sorry if this is a dumb question, but I just bought my first NeoFlash product and am pretty new to this....

I'm glad I bought it and it works great, but I don't like how it only lists one game at a time in the menu.  Can I use an enhanced menu with the basic memory cart it came with, or only an SD card? 
Title: Re: Neo SEGA4 Menu
Post by: Sektor on November 29, 2012, 08:33:21 AM
I think the enhanced menu also supports loading from flash. Just try it.
Title: Re: Neo SEGA4 Menu
Post by: mic_ on November 29, 2012, 07:04:37 PM
The enhanced menu works with flash-only carts as well.
Title: Re: Neo SEGA4 Menu
Post by: robneal81 on November 29, 2012, 09:26:01 PM
I just tried it and it works great!!!  Seriously it's so much better than the stock menu.  Thank you guys so much!