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Offline Matalog

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In game menu, or exit game button combination?
« on: May 30, 2020, 02:03 AM »
Does the Everdrive 64 x7 have an In game menu, or exit game button combination, to exit the current game without having to go and press the reset button?

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Re: In game menu, or exit game button combination?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 02:18 AM »
As of version 3.02, neither of those things.

The N64 has to be modded in order to have a button combo reset.
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Re: In game menu, or exit game button combination?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 02:38 AM »
I don't think it's possible.

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Re: In game menu, or exit game button combination?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 05:39 PM »
This topic comes up regularly, and it would be great to see a working method implemented.

As of version 3.02, neither of those things.

The N64 has to be modded in order to have a button combo reset.

Not necessarily. Since the Everdrive 64 emulates a Gameshark, then you could use a Gameshark code to test for the given button combination of joypad buttons, and then reset if those buttons are all pressed at once. But since the Gameshark codes are stored in the N64's RAM then you'd need numerous different codes, or rather the same button test codes but stored at different places in the N64's RAM, to prevent any given game overwriting the area of memory where the button test and reset codes are stored.

I've never written any gameshark codes, so I don't know how difficult it would be to find a safe area in any game's code, but logically I'd have thought that any N64 game that doesn't use the expansion pak's 4MB of RAM (such as Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Doom 64, Goldeneye, etc) would be OK if the Gameshark's codes were placed in that extra 4MB of RAM, since those games never touch that RAM anyway. It might even be that just one single Gameshark code (i.e. check if all of the buttons in the required combo were pressed at once, and if so then reset the N64) would work for every game that didn't make use of the expansion pak.

Is there anyone on these forums who is knowledgeable about such matters?

There are other ways to remotely reset an N64, have a look at:

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=9631.0

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Re: In game menu, or exit game button combination?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2020, 08:46 PM »
There are at least a few current solutions to this...

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth...

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Re: In game menu, or exit game button combination?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 01:29 PM »
There is another option, which is what I’ve used to add remote reset functionality to my N64. I ordered one of these, and installed it to my console. It works like a charm.
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Re: In game menu, or exit game button combination?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2020, 01:29 AM »
There is another option, which is what I’ve used to add remote reset functionality to my N64. I ordered one of these, and installed it to my console. It works like a charm.

I have some of those!  Good idea.  In fact I thought of this myself in the past for the NES, but I suppose it's not what I was asking here.  I assumed there would have been a button combo.