Hi! I apologize in advance if this runs long, I've got a bunch of questions and this seems to be the best place to ask.
I recently got an A-380, final retail unit, latest firmware (yes, another buyer who purchased unaware of the various issues surrounding the 380) and I'm having no luck getting Neo-Geo games to boot.
I've run SNES, GBA, GB, GEN, and CPS1 roms from the on-board memory and the Micro SD with no problem, so the unit is working in that respect, and I've done some pretty tireless research for the past 48 hours turning up next to no information about the idiosyncrasies of how the A-380 runs Neo-Geo games other than a few threads on a few places that indicate that it's not the same way that Neo-Geo games run on an A-320.
I have Neo-Geo roms from the original MAME set in ZIP format containing the original BIN files, those don't work (not recognized by the A-380)
I've converted those files to MVS and those don't work (not recognized by the A-380)
I downloaded a set of MVS extension roms that was verified as compatible with the A-320 and those don't work (not recognized by the A-380)
I've ensured that the NeoGeo.zip bios is resident in the "Games" folder of my Dingoo, but I've seen some info in places that states that it's not necessary on the A-380, can anybody confirm that it is or isn't and if it is, should I just dump that bios in the root of the "Games" folder or should it go in the "NeoGeo" folder IN the "Games" folder?
I've found a few threads online that state that Neo-Geo roms need to be in FBA format on the A-380. Can anybody here confirm that is the case?
If so, would anybody who has done so mind sharing some step-by-step instructions on how to convert existing MVS or MAME style ZIP Neo-Geo roms into an FBA format that works on the A-380?
Thanks in advance for any help that you can give!