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Offline VRViperII

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Knuckles Chaotix won't boot- Mega Everdrive x3
« on: August 19, 2018, 08:30 PM »
So I've got a us model 1 Genesis with a us 32x. Both work fine with real 32x games and have booted roms from the x3 like darxide and shadow squadron so I'm pretty sure it has to be either the chaotix roms I'm using or the ME x3's software. My OS is the latest, version 6 I believe.

I've downloaded several chaotix roms and none have worked. Some have turned out to be pal roms marked as US, which is frustrating. I've tried changing the hex value for region to 55 (U) and the everdrive reads them as US NTSC roms, but those go to a black screen and won't boot past that.

My question is this: Do I just have bad luck in finding good roms or is some other problem preventing the games that don't give me a region warning from booting past the black screen? Also, if anyone has a US rom for knuckles chaotix that has been proven to work, could they hook me up?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2018, 08:31 PM by VRViperII »

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Re: Knuckles Chaotix won't boot- Mega Everdrive x3
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 09:00 PM »
This ist the correct rom:

Chaotix ~ Knuckles' Chaotix (Japan, USA)

CRC32: D0B0B842

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Re: Knuckles Chaotix won't boot- Mega Everdrive x3
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2018, 10:02 PM »
Thanks, how do I get the rom from that? Sorry but I don't know much about hex code.

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Re: Knuckles Chaotix won't boot- Mega Everdrive x3
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 08:23 PM »
Thanks, how do I get the rom from that? Sorry but I don't know much about hex code.
Just use the filename and the CRC value and Google it. The first result is the rom you need.

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Re: Knuckles Chaotix won't boot- Mega Everdrive x3
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 01:34 AM »
I might as well point out that 7-Zip, a great freeware archiving and compression utility that no one should be without, has a checksum (that's what the CRC value is) tool built into it that you can access by simply right-clicking any file.

That's obviously not its primary purpose, but it also covers just about every archive format known to man (.rar, .zip, .7z, .iso, etc.) and even allows you to peruse self-extracting executables, so it's more than worth installing. In this context, you'd just use it to check your existing ROMs (right-click > CRC SHA > CRC32) and verify whether or not you have the right one.

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Re: Knuckles Chaotix won't boot- Mega Everdrive x3
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 05:08 AM »
Yep, 7-Zip is great. I don't like the icons though ::)
So I used something called 7-Zip theme manager.
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Re: Knuckles Chaotix won't boot- Mega Everdrive x3
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 12:14 PM »
Wow, I didn't even know about that theme manager, so thanks for that. The icons are definitely some Windows 3.1-looking shit.

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Re: Knuckles Chaotix won't boot- Mega Everdrive x3
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 12:19 AM »
Thanks, finally got it working! :)