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Offline Conle

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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2015, 05:00:13 PM »
Assuming you did the manual driver installation correctly,  run the app as administrator and try again...

Edit :
Also did you unistalled the default driver before installing the 64bit driver manually ?
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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2020, 04:21:42 AM »
I have found a bug in the software where it is written ROMs that should be written to bank 512 to bank 12 instead. This is resulting in ROM located before bank 512 being overwritten.

Can someone please fix this issue so I can used all 1024Mb of my cart instead of only 512Mb because of this bug that has an offset of -500.

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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2020, 04:55:08 AM »
Here are some screen shot where I used 16MB and smaller ROMs.

You can see how the Manager was loaded then you can see how they ended up in the flash from the menu

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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2020, 05:09:10 AM »
Based on the manager the ROMs should have been loaded every 128 banks. So Bank 0, 128, 256, 384, 512, 640, 768, 896. Instead you see ROMs loaded at 0, 2, 4, 8, 384, 640, 768, 896. Note ROM at 512 again is not where it is supposed to be.

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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2020, 05:54:51 AM »
These are the screenshots if you stay below bank 512.

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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2020, 07:01:38 AM »
I loaded 13 32Mb ROMs which should have been under the 512Mb threshold for things getting over written, however, it appear the smallest allocation unit is 64Mb so instead of loading 416Mb of ROM it ended up being 832Mb resulting in 5 banks getting over written.

The bank were loaded in the following order: 0, 1, 2, 192, 4, 320, 384, 448, 8, 576, 640, 704, 768,
Banks 0, 1, 2, 192, and 4 were over written. Bank 512 continues to show up as Bank 8.

The same ROM was written to bank 0 and 8.
The same ROM was written to bank 1 and 576.
The same ROM was written to bank 2 and 640.
The same ROM was written to bank 192 and 704.
The same ROM was written to bank 4 and 768.
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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2020, 04:36:53 AM »
Have you tried this madmonkey's myth programmer? I still use it. You can use zadig instead of the old libusb as a driver for the Myth. It is very unlikely they will update the official programmer.

https://www.neoflash.com/forum/index.php?topic=6088.msg45115
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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2020, 05:15:54 AM »
Yes. Chilly had advised me to try the programmer, however with libusb I got the same result if I crossed the 512Mb boundary. I am not familiar with the other library.

If I remember correctly, I believe I had also contacted madmonkey.

I believe Chilly said there might be a black box issue with how the cart is accessed, and no one is able to see inside the box.

It is sad that the 1024Mb Neo2 Pro was hyped, and then can not be fully utilized.
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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2020, 02:52:20 AM »
I tested my Neo Myth MD 256Mb using the official NEO Programmer. I could flash exactly 32 SMS roms of different sizes (1Mb to 4Mb roms).

The programmer shows the correct free space, it even calculates correctly the total of space when adding roms to the list (without burning), but displays an error when trying to flash the 33rd rom, as if the Neo Myth was disconnected. Clicking OK makes the list empty again (like everything flashed has been erased). I think it displays the error because the memory is already full. So maybe it is using 8Mb/rom no matter their individual size (8Mb * 32=256Mb).

Madmonkey's programmer improves this situation, because I am able to write twice the amount each "slot" (64 roms). I guess this programmer reads each slot 4Mb.

It is a shame we don't have updates anymore, even when the IC2005 store still offers these products. The official programmer link is offline and the forums are spammed all over.

Chilly was working a new Menu for the MD Myth in 2014, but then he was gone, and we still have a somewhat bugged Flash Cart (I have reported a lot of issues not solved). This "black box issue" you mentioned could be a reason for his departure from Neo forums and products.

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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2020, 06:59:02 AM »
You check the menu updates at https://code.google.com/archive/p/neo-myth-menu/downloads?page=1 to see if there is a newer version for your MD.

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Re: The Neo2 Pro Manager v1.32 released [23th.July 2013]
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2020, 07:36:31 AM »
Thank you, but it seems this Google Code is out of date, since there is a newer version posted somewhere in this forums, 2.9.3. The Google repository has 2.8 as the latest update.