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gibberish

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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 05:25:30 pm »
i think you can just rename the extension to smd and they'll work. if there are too many files to do by hand use a batch file. create a new notepad document, open it up and write "rename *.bin *.smd" (without the speech marks) save it, rename from .txt to .bat, put it in the same folder as your roms and double click it.

alternatively, just download a romset in the correct format... they're very easy to find.

games222 (OP)

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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2013, 06:55:29 pm »
i think you can just rename the extension to smd and they'll work. if there are too many files to do by hand use a batch file. create a new notepad document, open it up and write "rename *.bin *.smd" (without the speech marks) save it, rename from .txt to .bat, put it in the same folder as your roms and double click it.

alternatively, just download a romset in the correct format... they're very easy to find.

Renaming it won't work i tried that already. And as i stated earlier in my earlier post, almost 99 percent of all the sega genesis roms are in the bin format. I know all the popular rom websites, i already tried to download a few from them as well and its all bin. I have a cd rom that has all the sega genesis games, and 99 percent of all games were bin format.

The only way i would be able to get them in other formats, is if there is an international website like a european, or spanish or maybe brazililian website that has roms that might have the roms in smd format.

I even tried file sharing sites and they were in bin format. If you find anything, let me know.


If i install the official firmware for the gemei a330 thats in chinese that Yoshi put a link to, do you know if the sega games will run on bin format roms? Right now, i haven't installed the official firmware. I got my firmware from filetrip website because i wanted the firmware to be in english, so i can understand what the main menu is saying.

If i decided to install the official firmware thats in chinese, do i then go ahead and remove the filetrip firmware for gemei a330 or do i just keep it on the root menu as well?

Suppose i get the sega genesis roms to run on the official chinese version firmware, then what do i do? i don't understand chinese.





« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 06:59:28 pm by games222 »

yoshi41

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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2013, 07:38:37 pm »
The official firmware is multi-lingual. After you installed it, change the language to english (you just have to find the menu entry). This is quite common for Dingoos.

PS1: I don't know that firmware from filetrip. As I already said, if sfc.sim is the SNES emulator in your firmware, then you have a BETA version (don't use that). The final firmware comes with snes.sim.

PS2: Finding .smd ROMs isn't really difficult.
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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2013, 09:38:34 pm »
i am in the US and i can't get any radio stations with the gemei a330. Anyone have any success with gemei radio? if you do, what settings did you use?

i only paid 50 dollars for my gemei a330 and so far i think its a great little gadget, i am very happy with. Even though its not perfect, its still a lot better than my dstwo that i had for nintendo ds lite and my ezflash 4 for gba sp.

I thought my ezflash 4 for gba was the best, but the gemei a330 surpasses that and its a cheaper as well.

I can go to best buy and most of the mp3 players that they sell for 50 dollars are not as good as the gemei a300 mp3 player, so i think for 50 dollars, i got a great deal. The bonus for me was to be able to play super tecmo bowl on snes, that alone is worth 50 dollars, i would have paid 300 dollars just to be able for that game alone. So far i am very happy with this gadget.

Now if someone can help me convert my sega genesis roms from bin to smd, then i would be very happy. To be able to play tecmo bowl version on sega genesis, which is the my favorite version, will be the greatest thing ever.

 ;D




Here is the .bin to .smd converter you need.

Took me all of 30 seconds to find it on google...

http://www.zophar.net/utilities/segautil/sbwin.html

games222 (OP)

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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2013, 10:26:34 pm »




Quote


Here is the .bin to .smd converter you need.

Took me all of 30 seconds to find it on google...

http://www.zophar.net/utilities/segautil/sbwin.html



That converter is the worst ever, its filled with spyware. It nearly messed up my computer. I tried to install that program 3 days ago and i removed it right away.

Trevor Belomont

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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2013, 10:55:34 pm »
Works fine for me.
No spyware, no wrecked computer...

games222 (OP)

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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2013, 11:49:40 pm »
 how long does the battery hold charge for the gemei a330? if i play a tournament game on sega genesis and it takes like 6 hours for example i know the battery won't hold charge on its own for that long, but can i plug into the computer usb and charge and play at the same time, is that possible or do i have to just save the game and recharge using the wall adaptor?

I have noticed the wall charger, charges the gemei a330 system but when i plug into the USB to my computer, i don't see any charging, is this normal?

Most electronic USB devices charge once you plug them into the computer, but i am not seeing a charge with the gemei a330 once its plug into the pc with the USB cable.

games222 (OP)

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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2013, 09:10:50 pm »
Yoshi, i tried to download the official firmware that you said i should download and it looks like all the files look identical to file trip. Yet, i guess the menu still looks different after you start it supposedly. Can you download the filetrip firmware on your computer and unzip it and see if you notice a difference?

The only issue is, i can't uninstall the filetrip firmware on the gemei a330, i can't find the a330.HFX file. I see all the other files, but do not see a330.HFX in there anymore on the.

Even the size of both the official hfx and fietrip hfx are identical in size, both are 74,546kb in size.



here is the filetrip link to the gemei a330 firmware.

http://filetrip.net/others-downloads/other-systems/download-gemei-mps-a330-firmware-v11-build-3-2-18-11-f24106.html

yoshi41

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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2013, 09:32:04 pm »
I quickly compared this version. It's the official v1.1 firmware (same CRCs). And it contains snes.sim (v1.1 beta firmware contains sfc.sim).

Btw. You don't have to uninstall anything before installing another firmware. Just install any firmware you like. But it's not necessary in your case anyway.
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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2013, 02:14:10 am »
i wanted to try to official firmware because i wanted all the neo geo games to work, since most were not working properly with choppy graphics.

 i  went ahead and found neo geo mvs roms and all the roms work perfectly. Now i know why they weren't working. Its the MVS converter that was not good at all. That is the reason most neo geo games graphics were choppy.

All the nego roms that i am playing now, are all working perfectly. I downloaded at least 60 roms so far and not one single fail so far.

Instead of downloading regular nego geo roms, i found neo geo roms that were already in mvs format and is the reason they are all working now.


yoshi41

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Re: Just received my Gemei A330
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2013, 10:06:44 am »
Its the MVS converter that was not good at all. That is the reason most neo geo games graphics were choppy.

Well, glad to hear it works now for you. But just to say. The MVS converter works fine, you have the wrong ROM version, if the graphics are garbled. I converted many ROMs for the Dingoo years ago.

Maybe read this again and compare the CRCs for just one ROM that didn't work. They will NOT match.

http://boards.dingoonity.org/gemei-a330/neo-geo-choppy-graphics-help/msg62453/#msg62453
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