Author Topic: Commands to read/write sectors, unlock RAM, and reset the cartridge?  (Read 4685 times)

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Offline Dwedit

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Hello, I didn't know this product even existed.
The classic flash cartridges such as the M3, EZ4, Supercard, G6 have commands that can be sent to the cartridge to perform actions:
* Reset the cartridge back to the boot bank so you can return to menu, or switch back to the 32MB of RAM
* Unlock the 32MB of RAM and make it writable, or even lock it again
* Read and write disk sectors on the inserted memory card
Is there any information about the commands for this cartridge?

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Re: Commands to read/write sectors, unlock RAM, and reset the cartridge?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 07:21 PM »
Hi Dwedit! It would be great if you and Krikzz could work together to enhance the capabilities here (like saving the display settings).

Thanks so much for developing the Goomba emulator - its amazing!
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Re: Commands to read/write sectors, unlock RAM, and reset the cartridge?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2016, 08:43 PM »
Thanks so much for developing the Goomba emulator - its amazing!
Thanks for pocketnes also!
Everdrives i own: EDN8, EDGB, EDGBx7, EDGBAx5, EDGG

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Re: Commands to read/write sectors, unlock RAM, and reset the cartridge?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 09:14 PM »
Oh man, thanks for the great emulators! Hopefully some updates coming soon, or working with Krikzz for new features.

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Re: Commands to read/write sectors, unlock RAM, and reset the cartridge?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 01:28 AM »
I going to release small gba-io lib for everdrive, this code will open full access to sd card and cartridge memory

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Re: Commands to read/write sectors, unlock RAM, and reset the cartridge?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 03:33 PM »
Here is small demo which is shows SD card access and reboot back to cart menu. Also it include full ed-gba bios file with fictions of memory control and other stuff. Look at bios.c for details
http://krikzz.com/pub/support/everdrive-gba/development/

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Re: Commands to read/write sectors, unlock RAM, and reset the cartridge?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 04:20 PM »
Here is small demo which is shows SD card access and reboot back to cart menu. Also it include full ed-gba bios file with fictions of memory control and other stuff. Look at bios.c for details
http://krikzz.com/pub/support/everdrive-gba/development/

What is the key combo to reboot back to cart menu?