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Mega Everdrive Pro F1 Circus CD problem?
« on: August 24, 2021, 04:12 AM »
Hello everyone,

Just got an Everdrive Pro to go with my Mega Sg and so far I am loving it. I primarily bought it to play Sega CD games as I don't have the hardware, and so far all the games that I tried with it worked beautifully apart from one, even though it's a weird case?

I am trying to play the Sega CD version of F1 Circus MD - F1 Circus CD, but when I start it up it just takes me to a music CD player menu, where I can play various tracks from the game, but there doesn't seem to be a way to get to the actual game itself. It looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/1m1GfDl.jpg

It was never released outside Japan and the manual is in Japanese, so I can't really find any info on this - the Youtube videos I found seem to boot straight into the menu instead, so I was wondering if Everdrive is booting some kind of a music playback mode instead of the game itself? I tried a different ROM set, and it's the same thing (both are REDUMP). If anyone played the game and knows how to get to the game itself, I would greatly appreciate any advice.
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Re: Mega Everdrive Pro F1 Circus CD problem?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 04:30 PM »
Just tried out F1 Circus CD on my Mega EverDrive Pro (on an official Model 1 Sega Genesis), and the game appears to be working fine on my end. The dump of the game I have is multi-bin (Redump) with a total of 29 tracks. Firmware version used is v4.12 on the Mega EverDrive Pro.
I should mention that the Japanese BIOS version that I use is v2.00, wondering if maybe it's something to do with the BIOS you have, but if not... then perhaps it could be something to do with your game's .cue file?

My .cue file looks like this:
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 01).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 01 MODE1/2352
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 02).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 03).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 04).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 05).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 06).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 07).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 08).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 09).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 10).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 11).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 12).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 12 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 13).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 13 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 14).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 14 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 15).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 15 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 16).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 16 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 17).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 17 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 18).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 18 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 19).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 19 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 20).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 20 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 21).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 21 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 22).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 22 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 23).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 23 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 24).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 24 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 25).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 25 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 26).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 26 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 27).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 27 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 28).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 28 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00
FILE "F1 Circus CD (Japan) (Track 29).bin" BINARY
  TRACK 29 AUDIO
    INDEX 00 00:00:00
    INDEX 01 00:02:00

Does your game's .cue file match what's above?
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Re: Mega Everdrive Pro F1 Circus CD problem?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2021, 09:08 AM »
Thank you so much for taking the time to check it for me!
Changing the BIOS from NTSC-J Model 1 to NTSC-J Model 2 fixed the issue and the game booted into... the game! The re-dump game files are the exact match too.

Which is interesting, I haven't had this issue with any other game, be it NTSC-U, NTSC-J, or PAL, and I've been using Model 1 BIOSes throughout. I wonder what would it be like on actual hardware. The game came out in March of 1994, almost a year after Sega CD Model 2 came out in Japan, so I suppose that would kind of make sense?
 
Either way, if someone just happens to want to access the sounds and music from F1 Circus CD, that's the way to do I suppose.