Author Topic: "Ultimate" RS-97 Guide  (Read 33603 times)

Cralex

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"Ultimate" RS-97 Guide
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2018, 05:28:33 pm »
Hi guys, first of all i would like to thanks all the wonderful human beings that put togheter this topic, because it is complete, full of useful information and filled with love <3

That said, I've just bought a RS-97 device that is labelled as "RETROGAME 3000 in 1". I went for the "internal" mod and found that my device is 1.0S... I did not get what version of Useless should have been installed so i tried. I flashed a sd card with 1.0S as stated here https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/uselessrs97-internal-firmware-for-revision-2-1/ and tried the first link "Revision 1.0, 2.0 and 1.0S (with 2.0 LCD screen)" and then "Revision 1.0S (with new LCD panel, use that one if you get a black screen)" because i was getting a black screen.

Everything seems to work fine, except for USB mount (no device can be seen on my windows laptop, nor in "My Computer" nor in "Disk Management" even after a refresh) and with GBA emulation: gpsp work with a bios installed but lacks of useful features; ReGBA should use same bios but goes black just after my legally owned and dumped ROM has loaded.

What can i do to fix these two unpleasent issues?
Did I identify correctly my device?

Thank you all!

P.S.:hope to have posted in the right section, otherwise i beg you pardon!

Yes, you correctly identified your unit. Some 1.0S units, specifically the ones that require the firmware that yours does, have some problems that haven?t been fixed yet. The reGBA emulator doesn?t work on your unit yet, and gpsp crashes whenever the X button is pressed to open the menu. (It?s supposed to have save states and such, but the current menu causes it to crash.) A new version of gpsp is being worked on that will include a working menu, so keep an eye on the Useless RS-97 CFW thread for updates.

They are attempting to fix reGBA on your unit as well, but progress is slow because the reason it crashes isn?t well understood. The USB mounting thing is another problem that newer 1.0S units have. Unfortunately, the problem seems to be in the kernel, which we aren?t able to change. Your unit will almost certainly never work with USB mounting. You will have to use a SD card reader whenever you want to add ROMs. You can use the Commander file browser on your unit to move things from the external card to the internal card if you need to. Otherwise, I?d recommend just keeping ROMs on a large external card, for ease of access.
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Particello

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Re: &quot;Ultimate&quot; RS-97 Guide
« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2018, 05:34:34 pm »
Hi guys, first of all i would like to thanks all the wonderful human beings that put togheter this topic, because it is complete, full of useful information and filled with love <3

That said, I've just bought a RS-97 device that is labelled as "RETROGAME 3000 in 1". I went for the "internal" mod and found that my device is 1.0S... I did not get what version of Useless should have been installed so i tried. I flashed a sd card with 1.0S as stated here https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/uselessrs97-internal-firmware-for-revision-2-1/ and tried the first link "Revision 1.0, 2.0 and 1.0S (with 2.0 LCD screen)" and then "Revision 1.0S (with new LCD panel, use that one if you get a black screen)" because i was getting a black screen.

Everything seems to work fine, except for USB mount (no device can be seen on my windows laptop, nor in "My Computer" nor in "Disk Management" even after a refresh) and with GBA emulation: gpsp work with a bios installed but lacks of useful features; ReGBA should use same bios but goes black just after my legally owned and dumped ROM has loaded.

What can i do to fix these two unpleasent issues?
Did I identify correctly my device?

Thank you all!

P.S.:hope to have posted in the right section, otherwise i beg you pardon!

Yes, you correctly identified your unit. Some 1.0S units, specifically the ones that require the firmware that yours does, have some problems that haven?t been fixed yet. The reGBA emulator doesn?t work on your unit yet, and gpsp crashes whenever the X button is pressed to open the menu. (It?s supposed to have save states and such, but the current menu causes it to crash.) A new version of gpsp is being worked on that will include a working menu, so keep an eye on the Useless RS-97 CFW thread for updates.

They are attempting to fix reGBA on your unit as well, but progress is slow because the reason it crashes isn?t well understood. The USB mounting thing is another problem that newer 1.0S units have. Unfortunately, the problem seems to be in the kernel, which we aren?t able to change. Your unit will almost certainly never work with USB mounting. You will have to use a SD card reader whenever you want to add ROMs.

Thank you very much for your answer, I'll wait for news from developers! In the meantime can you point me to a shop that will sell a unit with a more supported board/device? Key requirement, the shop must ship world-wide..

Cralex

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"Ultimate" RS-97 Guide
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2018, 06:16:53 pm »
Hi guys, first of all i would like to thanks all the wonderful human beings that put togheter this topic, because it is complete, full of useful information and filled with love <3

That said, I've just bought a RS-97 device that is labelled as "RETROGAME 3000 in 1". I went for the "internal" mod and found that my device is 1.0S... I did not get what version of Useless should have been installed so i tried. I flashed a sd card with 1.0S as stated here https://boards.dingoonity.org/ingenic-jz4760-devices/uselessrs97-internal-firmware-for-revision-2-1/ and tried the first link "Revision 1.0, 2.0 and 1.0S (with 2.0 LCD screen)" and then "Revision 1.0S (with new LCD panel, use that one if you get a black screen)" because i was getting a black screen.

Everything seems to work fine, except for USB mount (no device can be seen on my windows laptop, nor in "My Computer" nor in "Disk Management" even after a refresh) and with GBA emulation: gpsp work with a bios installed but lacks of useful features; ReGBA should use same bios but goes black just after my legally owned and dumped ROM has loaded.

What can i do to fix these two unpleasent issues?
Did I identify correctly my device?

Thank you all!

P.S.:hope to have posted in the right section, otherwise i beg you pardon!

Yes, you correctly identified your unit. Some 1.0S units, specifically the ones that require the firmware that yours does, have some problems that haven?t been fixed yet. The reGBA emulator doesn?t work on your unit yet, and gpsp crashes whenever the X button is pressed to open the menu. (It?s supposed to have save states and such, but the current menu causes it to crash.) A new version of gpsp is being worked on that will include a working menu, so keep an eye on the Useless RS-97 CFW thread for updates.

They are attempting to fix reGBA on your unit as well, but progress is slow because the reason it crashes isn?t well understood. The USB mounting thing is another problem that newer 1.0S units have. Unfortunately, the problem seems to be in the kernel, which we aren?t able to change. Your unit will almost certainly never work with USB mounting. You will have to use a SD card reader whenever you want to add ROMs.

Thank you very much for your answer, I'll wait for news from developers! In the meantime can you point me to a shop that will sell a unit with a more supported board/device? Key requirement, the shop must ship world-wide..

It?s random. Everyone, including myself since my first unit's screen broke, is in a lottery to see what unit they get, with 1.0S units getting more and more common. However, you might be able to boost your chances by looking for units with less than 16 GB of internal storage. When they started releasing 16 GB units, (and units with solid black or white cases,) that's when we started seeing 1.0S units.

Cralex

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Re: &quot;Ultimate&quot; RS-97 Guide
« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2018, 09:59:26 pm »
Submitted for inclusion in the list, another glass screen protector that perfectly fits the RS-97. This one from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073QLP4FP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_s74XBbKPKTP5R

I bought it because it lists compatibility with one of the same cameras that the AliExpress screen protector does, and sure enough it fits. Comes with two screen protectors and a little box to keep the spare in.

hiei (OP)

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Re: &quot;Ultimate&quot; RS-97 Guide
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2018, 08:02:13 am »
Submitted for inclusion in the list, another glass screen protector that perfectly fits the RS-97. This one from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073QLP4FP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_s74XBbKPKTP5R

I bought it because it lists compatibility with one of the same cameras that the AliExpress screen protector does, and sure enough it fits. Comes with two screen protectors and a little box to keep the spare in.

Thanks for this info! Added to the guide.

revhappy

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Re: "Ultimate" RS-97 Guide
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2018, 01:06:07 am »
Is funnyplaying.com now selling the RS-97 with the proper operating system?

https://funnyplaying.com/products/k101-pro-retro-game-console-gba-gbc-gb-sega-nes-sfc-neogeo-fully-compatible

It says it runs opendingux. When I messaged them, they said it does. However, I'm skeptical.

https://funnyplaying.com/products/k101-pro-retro-game-console-gba-gbc-gb-sega-nes-sfc-neogeo-fully-compatible

Dhelix

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Re: "Ultimate" RS-97 Guide
« Reply #66 on: November 05, 2018, 12:16:36 pm »
Is funnyplaying.com now selling the RS-97 with the proper operating system?

https://funnyplaying.com/products/k101-pro-retro-game-console-gba-gbc-gb-sega-nes-sfc-neogeo-fully-compatible

It says it runs opendingux. When I messaged them, they said it does. However, I'm skeptical.

https://funnyplaying.com/products/k101-pro-retro-game-console-gba-gbc-gb-sega-nes-sfc-neogeo-fully-compatible

I just purchased one of these from funnygaming.com specifically because after reading around here it seemed like this company had a solid working relationship with the community here and I also assumed that they were shipping with a modern OpenDingux OS pre-installed. Does anyone know if that is indeed the case with those RS-97 2.1 Pro units? Just wondering what I can expect after ordering from that site.

Thanks in advance!

jamesensor

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Re: "Ultimate" RS-97 Guide
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2018, 09:30:59 pm »

What can i do to fix these two unpleasent issues?
Did I identify correctly my device?

Thank you all!

P.S.:hope to have posted in the right section, otherwise i beg you pardon!

Quoting a post I made:

Got it working but in a different way, with a program called Bootice. Windows can't see all partitions created by windisk32, so I had to manually set the rom partition active and return to defaults after dumping my rom collection in it.

Yiu can assign the active partition to the fat32 one and then back to its default.
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ace9094

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Re: "Ultimate" RS-97 Guide
« Reply #68 on: December 13, 2018, 02:38:36 am »
First video of RS-97 Plus systemboard ??

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDodkq3B-PU" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDodkq3B-PU</a>
Dingoo x2, GCW0, RS-97 x2, Revo-K101, RS-90, PSP, PSP Go, GameGadget, New 3DS 128GB, PS Vita 200GB RS-45, Gamebox Advance and a few other obscure devices

hiei (OP)

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Re: "Ultimate" RS-97 Guide
« Reply #69 on: January 05, 2019, 11:35:21 am »
I am going to update and improve the guide asap. I am waiting for more info on the RG+.

 

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