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General => EverDrive GG => Topic started by: opossum on February 26, 2020, 12:14 PM

Title: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: opossum on February 26, 2020, 12:14 PM
Does it support Gunstar Heroes (J) ? Can't find a simple answer anywhere!
Thanks
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: mario64 on February 27, 2020, 03:44 AM
Does it support Gunstar Heroes (J) ? Can't find a simple answer anywhere!
Thanks
The lack of response from KRIKzz makes me suspect that Gunstar and Shining Force still don’t work right with the new rev
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: opossum on February 27, 2020, 08:47 AM
Yes, and it's a clamorous turndown...
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: Sarge on March 06, 2020, 11:22 PM
@krikzz: Any word on this? Does Shining Force: Final Conflict save, and does Gunstar Heroes work?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: mario64 on March 08, 2020, 12:03 AM
@krikzz: Any word on this? Does Shining Force: Final Conflict save, and does Gunstar Heroes work?

Thanks!
Looks like we’re gonna have to wait until someone actually purchases it to find out
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: mario64 on March 08, 2020, 09:47 PM
I was just noticing that the X7 uses the exact same OS as the previous model. Given that, I highly doubt there is any difference at all in game compatibility. Looks like it’s just a newer/faster FPGA. Nothing more. This is probably why KRIKzz has remained silent.
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: WilsonCQB1911 on March 09, 2020, 04:11 PM
Some individuals have received review units. Reports are that Gunstar runs and the Shining Force translation saves (the reviewer didn't have the Japanese version to try).  Additionally, loading times to start the game are much lower and save states work.

So this looks to be a good unit and a great upgrade.

Check YouTube in a few days for the review.
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: Sarge on March 10, 2020, 02:53 AM
Good news, indeed!
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: brianvgplayer on March 10, 2020, 03:45 AM
Thanks for the info. Good to hear that Gunstar and Shining Force work. I was under the mistaken impression that the carts were already out.
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: RetroRGB on March 10, 2020, 02:37 PM
The x7 I purchased arrived last weekend and I can also confirm Gunstar Hero's works, as well as the English translation of Shining Force: Final Conflict. 

Check out the review here...I like them both, but the x7 is definitely superior:  https://youtu.be/3jUAL-kwgbk
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: Sarge on March 10, 2020, 05:42 PM
The x7 I purchased arrived last weekend and I can also confirm Gunstar Hero's works, as well as the English translation of Shining Force: Final Conflict. 

Check out the review here...I like them both, but the x7 is definitely superior:  https://youtu.be/3jUAL-kwgbk
Thanks for the rundown! Fantastic that it works with both of these.

Speaking of recapping Game Gears, though, do the Majesco units have the same issues as the original ones?
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: chopsticksamurai on March 10, 2020, 09:47 PM
I got mine yesterday, and can confirm it working with Gunstar Heroes and both Shining Forces as well.  I'm also pleased to see that SG-1000 games are working too.  But it seems that Chase HQ is still not working.  Has anyone else tried this one? 
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: brianvgplayer on March 10, 2020, 11:41 PM
SMS or GG Chase HQ? Not sure if it makes a difference for GG, but the SMS version doesn't run properly in 60 Hz.
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: opossum on March 14, 2020, 10:40 AM
Can anyone confirm Chase HQ doesn't work?
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: chopsticksamurai on March 26, 2020, 08:48 PM
Can anyone confirm Chase HQ doesn't work?

  But it seems that Chase HQ is still not working. 

Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: yoshi41 on April 02, 2020, 11:27 AM
Chase HQ is one of the GG games in SMS format. Change the file extension from gg to sms.

The SMS version of the game does not work properly on my GG. The GG version runs fine.
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: chopsticksamurai on April 03, 2020, 11:43 AM
Chase HQ is one of the GG games in SMS format. Change the file extension from gg to sms.

The SMS version of the game does not work properly on my GG. The GG version runs fine.

Thanks for the suggestion, but changing the file extension didn't have any change on the Game Gear game.  However the SMS version runs fine on my Everdrive X7 where the GG version does not.  Sounds like we're having the opposite problem.  :) 
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: yoshi41 on April 03, 2020, 06:16 PM
That's strange.

I have 3 GG EDs (1st version OS v5, 2nd version OS v9 and X7 OS 1.04) and the GG version of Chase HQ works fine on all of them.

There was a problem with the very 1st ED GG cart. Those GG games in SMS format did not work with SMS headered ROMs ("TMR SEGA" at 0x7ff0). I had to manually remove the header, in order to be recognized properly. But this has been solved since version 2.

However, all those GG/SMS games still must have the .sms file extension:

Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Chase HQ (Taito Chase HQ)
Fantastic Dizzy
Olympic Gold
Out Run Europa
Predator 2
Prince of Persia
R.C. Grand Prix
Rastan Saga
Super Kick Off
WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge

Are those games working for you?

And what exactly is the problem with the Chase HQ GG version?

PS: Chase HQ SMS version can be played, but it has graphical glitches (when the road splits).
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: chopsticksamurai on April 06, 2020, 06:16 AM

And what exactly is the problem with the Chase HQ GG version?

PS: Chase HQ SMS version can be played, but it has graphical glitches (when the road splits).

So here is what I'm getting with my Everdrive-GG X7.  Crappy phone pics incoming, but I think they'll give you the general idea.  ;D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200406/5a9035e41a57e40f3e332a6a370f7c60.jpg)

     This is what I get when I load up the Game Gear ROM on my X7.  Before it freezes on this screen I get a weird discolored Sega splash logo.  Even though it's frozen the music still plays.  I also tested this on my Mega SG with the Game Gear adapter and got the same exact thing.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200406/5eba2bcbaf0c3c1f03dbed4fa434d46c.jpg)

     Here's what an original Chase HQ Game Gear cartridge looks like on my Game Gear.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200406/db9b1a41c1123f7fede4cd7d8a2bcfb7.jpg)

     And here's the SMS ROM playing on my ED GG X7.  I get the same graphical glitches you get when the road splits.

Hope this sheds some light on what's happening on my end.  Perhaps I need to try a different ROM?  I'm using an old Smokemonster pack if that's any help.




Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: yoshi41 on April 06, 2020, 09:33 AM
This is what I get when I load up the Game Gear ROM on my X7.  Before it freezes on this screen I get a weird discolored Sega splash logo.  Even though it's frozen the music still plays.  I also tested this on my Mega SG with the Game Gear adapter and got the same exact thing.

Ok, this is exactly what you get with all those ROMs in SMS format, if the file extension is .gg.

I guess you're using Windows and your ROM is probably named like "Chase HQ.sms.gg" right now.

Please uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types" in Windows Explorer -> Folder Options -> View and remove the .gg extension.

Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility: Desert Strike
Post by: Golden Mean on May 09, 2020, 04:26 PM
Since SMSOS v1.02, Desert Strike has not booted for me.  All regions and all roms I've tried.  I'm not a big fan of the game and stumbled upon the problem. Still, it seemed relevant to this thread, and I can't find anything in the forums covering it.
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: kevin1 on July 05, 2020, 11:02 AM
Some individuals have received review units. Reports are that Gunstar runs and the Shining Force translation saves (the reviewer didn't have the Japanese version to try).  Additionally, loading times to start the game are much lower and save states work.

So this looks to be a good unit and a great upgrade.

Check YouTube in a few days for the review.
yes you are right
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: Blitzed78 on August 27, 2020, 11:02 PM
I’ve had issues with the following games running latest firmware on the x7..  outrun Europa, The majors pro baseball, Taito chase hq(gg&sms), desert strike..  World Series baseball (both versions) Earlier posts from other people have already mentioned those games,  I can confirm with my setup their findings too.  Is there anyway to get these games to run?  Just curious if I’m missing something
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: fille1976 on November 07, 2020, 01:14 PM
Hi krikzz,i have problems with 2 games,gunstar heroes and bubble bobble,both problems audio related.
I use ggx7 with latest os 1.04-fpga v3-system type ntsc and gunstar is jap and bubble bobble is ntsc.
Can you try to replicate it?,both problems when demo the game,seems sound falls away.
Gona clean first contacts and see if that helps.

Ok krikzz,problem is gone.
Title: Re: Everdrive GG x7 compatibility
Post by: retro486 on November 16, 2020, 07:00 AM
I got a x7 and can confirm Gunstar Heroes works great but Chase HQ freezes at the title screen.

However, all those GG/SMS games still must have the .sms file extension:

Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Chase HQ (Taito Chase HQ)
Fantastic Dizzy
Olympic Gold
Out Run Europa
Predator 2
Prince of Persia
R.C. Grand Prix
Rastan Saga
Super Kick Off
WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge

This fixed it for me though (changing the .gg extension to .sms).