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Re: Flashing Saturn Carts is now possible to play backups!

by Anthony817 Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:42 am

Jagosaurus wrote:So do u need one of the older AR carts with a serial port to connect to PC?

How do you actually flash the firmware?


Like said before, burn the disc, do disc swap ONCE, flash it via Atlas, then enjoy playing backups. Almost every burnt game I have tried works, so for now it is good for just that. Later on, yes we will have codes and saves working. All carts should work. Even ones with no port on top. They can all have the firmware updated.

This is great for us disc swapers. I RARELY played mine this way, as I HATE hurting the disc drive. Now, its fine. I just put my backup in and hit A button then it plays. For that, it's worth tons to me sentimentally.
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Re: Its now possible to play backups by flashing Saturn Cart

by emwearz Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:09 am

Does this work with an official memory cart?
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Re: Its now possible to play backups by flashing Saturn Cart

by Anthony817 Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:04 am

I do not recall if that has actual on board flash memory or not. Only things which have flash memory like the 3rd party carts can do this.
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Re: Its now possible to play backups by flashing Saturn Cart

by Ziggy587 Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:57 am

The official memory card has flash memory, that's what it stores the saves on. It's just not set up to store/boot any kind of firmware, it's only meant to read/write game saves.
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Re: Its now possible to play backups by flashing Saturn Cart

by emwearz Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:34 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:The official memory card has flash memory, that's what it stores the saves on. It's just not set up to store/boot any kind of firmware, it's only meant to read/write game saves.


Makes sense. Cheers Zig.
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Re: Its now possible to play backups by flashing Saturn Cart

by goat84 Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:32 am

Just flashed my AR 4 in 1 with the Atlas disc,used my modded model 2 to flash then booted in my nonmodded model 1 works great!
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Re: Its now possible to play backups by flashing Saturn Cart

by fastbilly1 Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:39 am

So what I am getting from this is sell my spare modchips now.
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Re: Its now possible to play backups by flashing Saturn Cart

by Ziggy587 Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:00 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:So what I am getting from this is sell my spare modchips now.


That and buy some ARs.
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Re: Its now possible to play backups by flashing Saturn Cart

by fastbilly1 Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:12 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:
fastbilly1 wrote:So what I am getting from this is sell my spare modchips now.


That and buy some ARs.

Good point. I think I only have one valid modchip left.
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Re: Its now possible to play backups by flashing Saturn Cart

by Niode Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:54 pm

This is very interesting in that it bypasses the bootloader of the system and simply boots from the cart. Very elegant. The only thing stopping the ARs from working with cheats and saves is memory. It simply depends on just how big that bootloader is.
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