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Hi - I'm hoping someone can help me out here as it's been driving me mad.

I have a Mega Drive and Mega-CD and with my Mega EverDrive X7 I can launch Road Rash II with the MSU-MD patch applied and it fires up the Mega-CD and plays CD tracks with the game as it should. I paid for the Dean Harris soundtrack and have that burnt to a CD - all works good.

I have now got a Mega EverDrive Pro and I am having trouble setting this up to work without the need for the Mega-CD. Following the instructions, I've created a folder with the Road Rash II ROM as well as the CD .bin and .cue files, each named the same as the ROM with the added postfix of '_cd'. I have also put the patch file into the MEGA folder where the instructions say to place the patch file renamed to the ROM ID.

When I run the game it just plays the original music. Does anyone have any pointers for where I'm going wrong? I've tried the patched and unpatched ROM and the patch ID of both the ROM and the CD files. Nothing works. If I run the CD files it takes me to the Mega-CD CD player and plays the Dean Harris soundtrack just fine.
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Re: Mega EverDrive Pro - Road Rash II MSU-MD - Set up help
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 05:54 PM »
When you changed the name of the audio BIN file, did you also edit the name of that file inside the CUE so it correctly points to it? It's probably still looking for the old name without the "_cd" suffix you added.

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Re: Mega EverDrive Pro - Road Rash II MSU-MD - Set up help
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 05:51 PM »
Thanks for the reply @Relikk - I hadn't actually done this but have now and still no joy :-\

I saw in the readme file that you can also put the IPS file in the ROM folder as long as the name matches the ROM file so I now have a folder that looks like this:

Road Rash II (USA, Europe).ips
Road Rash II (USA, Europe).md
Road Rash II (USA, Europe)_cd.bin
Road Rash II (USA, Europe)_cd.cue

I've tried both the patched and unpatched version of the Road Rash II ROM as not sure it needs to be patched as the IPS file is here too(?).

When I select 'run' on the folder, or 'run' on the cue file, it loads the Sega CD BIOS and goes to the CD player, playing the Dean Harris soundtrack. If I launch the .md file the game plays with the original soundtrack :'(

Attaching a Mega-CD, if I run the .md file, the Mega-CD turns on and plays physical CD soundtrack with the game - so the patched ROM is definitely working.

It feels like there is some pairing between the ROM and the _cd files that I need to do somewhere but I can't find any instructions.

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Re: Mega EverDrive Pro - Road Rash II MSU-MD - Set up help
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 05:56 PM »
You don't need to patch the ROM if you have the IPS file with it. It will auto patch on the fly using that method, but the CUE file has to be named the same as the ROM as well. The audio BIN file can be called anything as long as the file name inside the CUE file matches it. What you should have is...

Road Rash II (USA, Europe).ips
Road Rash II (USA, Europe).md
Road Rash II (USA, Europe)_cd.bin
Road Rash II (USA, Europe).cue (with the file name inside the CUE file as "Road Rash II (USA, Europe)_cd.bin"

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Re: Mega EverDrive Pro - Road Rash II MSU-MD - Set up help
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 11:05 AM »
@Relikk you nailed it! Thank you so much for helping me out. Now I can happily listen to the new soundtrack with engine noise :D

After I tried your suggestion and it worked, I also tried removing the '_cd' from the .bin filename, also updating it in the .cue file, and that also worked. Now everything has the same filename but I suppose the '_cd' would be helpful if you had a .bin file of the game ROM (I have a .md file).

In case you're wondering how I got this so wrong, the booklet I got with the EverDrive stated:

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To play such games CD image should be placed in the same folder with the game and named as the game but with "_cd" suffix in the end. Example: game.bin + game_cd.bin + game_cd.cue

Anyway, I'll mark this as solved, have a blast on Road Rash II then see what other MSU-MD delights are out there.

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Re: [SOLVED] Mega EverDrive Pro - Road Rash II MSU-MD - Set up help
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 12:00 PM »
because paper booklet is out of date

in changelog
OS 4.01 or higher
*CD images storing rules changed. Please refer to online manual for details: http://krikzz.com/pub/support/mega-everdrive/pro-series/mega-ed-pro-manual.pdf
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