ericlecarde
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Re: MegaSD FAQ (Questions and Troubleshooting)

14 Oct 2020, 05:27

Hello,

I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out before I posted here. Hope someone can help me here. Basically, all Genesis, Master System, and 32x games work except my Sega CD games. When I select "Sega CD" folder from the MegaSD menu it loads the Sega CD boot screen then goes to the Sega CD, CD player app. No folders ever show up as I have them on the flash card, can't figure this out for the life of me.

Below is what I have done so far, any ideas? I've almost given up after several weeks of troubleshooting and searching for answers. :( Thanks for any help you can provide.

- Genesis model 1 used, no 32x or Sega CD plugged in
- Correct region bios in root BIOS folder (Verified working with bin+cue (below) in Fusion emulator)
- Game bin+cue in its own folder on root e.g. "\Sega CD\Game 1" (Verified working with BIOS (above) in Fusion emulator)
- Region BIOS set in options menu
- Latest MegaSD update installed
- SD card formatted to fat32 (Also formatted in exfat but no change)

jjennings089
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Joined: 27 Apr 2019, 09:33

Re: MegaSD FAQ (Questions and Troubleshooting)

14 Oct 2020, 06:12

ericlecarde wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 05:27
I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out before I posted here. Hope someone can help me here. Basically, all Genesis, Master System, and 32x games work except my Sega CD games. When I select "Sega CD" folder from the MegaSD menu it loads the Sega CD boot screen then goes to the Sega CD, CD player app. No folders ever show up as I have them on the flash card, can't figure this out for the life of me.
If I remember right the Sega CD games go in the root of the SD card as in there are no sub folders for SegaCD games.

Relikk
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Joined: 14 Apr 2018, 15:12

Re: MegaSD FAQ (Questions and Troubleshooting)

14 Oct 2020, 17:31

jjennings089 wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 06:12
If I remember right the Sega CD games go in the root of the SD card as in there are no sub folders for SegaCD games.

No, every CD game should have its own folder.
ericlecarde wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 05:27
Hello,

I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out before I posted here. Hope someone can help me here. Basically, all Genesis, Master System, and 32x games work except my Sega CD games. When I select "Sega CD" folder from the MegaSD menu it loads the Sega CD boot screen then goes to the Sega CD, CD player app. No folders ever show up as I have them on the flash card, can't figure this out for the life of me.

Below is what I have done so far, any ideas? I've almost given up after several weeks of troubleshooting and searching for answers. :( Thanks for any help you can provide.

- Genesis model 1 used, no 32x or Sega CD plugged in
- Correct region bios in root BIOS folder (Verified working with bin+cue (below) in Fusion emulator)
- Game bin+cue in its own folder on root e.g. "\Sega CD\Game 1" (Verified working with BIOS (above) in Fusion emulator)
- Region BIOS set in options menu
- Latest MegaSD update installed
- SD card formatted to fat32 (Also formatted in exfat but no change)

Were the CD games added after you first added everything else to your card? If so then they might not be showing up because the database hasn't been refreshed. When you want to enter your Sega CD folder, press start. It'll refresh the database for that folder and then your folders should show up.

ericlecarde
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Joined: 21 Sep 2019, 23:21

Re: MegaSD FAQ (Questions and Troubleshooting)

15 Oct 2020, 05:08

jjennings089 wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 06:12
ericlecarde wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 05:27
I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out before I posted here. Hope someone can help me here. Basically, all Genesis, Master System, and 32x games work except my Sega CD games. When I select "Sega CD" folder from the MegaSD menu it loads the Sega CD boot screen then goes to the Sega CD, CD player app. No folders ever show up as I have them on the flash card, can't figure this out for the life of me.
If I remember right the Sega CD games go in the root of the SD card as in there are no sub folders for SegaCD games.
I'll be darned, This was the problem. All other games work in their respective folders "Genesis", "32x", etc.. Sega CD will not work this way, the games must be on the root within seperate folders. Awesome! Thanks guys!

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NooNaN
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Location: Boston, MA

Re: MegaSD FAQ (Questions and Troubleshooting)

19 Oct 2020, 06:21

ericlecarde wrote:
15 Oct 2020, 05:08
I'll be darned, This was the problem. All other games work in their respective folders "Genesis", "32x", etc.. Sega CD will not work this way, the games must be on the root within seperate folders. Awesome! Thanks guys!
I have the same issue. Everything working fine except that Sega CD games will load the CD console. I don't think the above is correct, though. I've had Sega CD games working for months and played many of them from a "Sega CD" folder that has game folders underneath. The MegaSD reads the games fine.

Has anyone else had this issue and resolved differently? It can't just be the root folder thing.

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