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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #100 on: 23:27, 12 January 20 »
Ok, it’s not the SD card after all. Although it is sort of SD card related. My M4 board doesn’t read the card when I first switch it on unless I hit the M4 reset button. Is that normal? I haven’t used it in a while but I did update the firmware yesterday.
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #101 on: 16:25, 31 January 20 »
Hi everyone, I got my M4 back from Duke as I had to send it back for repair as the SD card was not always working. Anyway, it's back and it's now working fine, I've installed the front end and again that too is mainly working great, especially when using compact images from http://cngsoft.no-ip.org/


However, I'm trying to load the 128k version of Double Dragon, it loads the trainer fine and then tries to load from Disc A.



I'm still not sure that the M4 rom that I've got is the correct file. Where exactly are you guys getting that file from?


Thanks in advance.
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #102 on: 16:30, 31 January 20 »

http://cpccrackers.free.fr/Downloads/

Search "Double Dragon".. version from le Famous Cach seems to run fine on M4, didnt try the others.

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #103 on: 16:38, 31 January 20 »
Hi everyone, I got my M4 back from Duke as I had to send it back for repair as the SD card was not always working. Anyway, it's back and it's now working fine, I've installed the front end and again that too is mainly working great, especially when using compact images from http://cngsoft.no-ip.org/


However, I'm trying to load the 128k version of Double Dragon, it loads the trainer fine and then tries to load from Disc A.



I'm still not sure that the M4 rom that I've got is the correct file. Where exactly are you guys getting that file from?


Thanks in advance.


There are games that access directly to disc hardware instead of using the firmware calls, so the M4 hooks don't work with them. What I do in those cases is to write the games to disc using the included M4FE feature, and then play them from disc.

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #104 on: 18:58, 31 January 20 »
Thanks guys but where do I find the M4 rom?
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #105 on: 19:45, 31 January 20 »
Ignore my edited post...


The M4 rom is automounted at slot 6

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #106 on: 21:01, 31 January 20 »
Ok, only mine doesn’t say that it’s mounted? I guess that’s normal?
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #107 on: 21:03, 31 January 20 »
Yes, I think I named it back then.

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #108 on: 09:07, 02 February 20 »
However, I'm trying to load the 128k version of Double Dragon, it loads the trainer fine and then tries to load from Disc A.

Are you using the modified lowerrom? -Otherwise this is a message you will often see when the discrom is re-initialized.
You can try this installer to setup the modified lowerrom:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/technical-support/the-compatibility-of-the-m4-card/msg179713/#msg179713

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I'm still not sure that the M4 rom that I've got is the correct file. Where exactly are you guys getting that file from?
No where. The M4 rom file is embedded into the M4 board.
The slot which the M4 is set to (ie. 6) is occuppied by M4. However you can still upload a rom to that slot. It will not show, unless you do |M4ROMOFF

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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #109 on: 13:55, 02 February 20 »
Ok, I've now put that version of the lower rom into slot 31 and Double Dragon (the Cache version) is still trying to load from disc. Where should I be downloading the Amsdos rom from?
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Re: Front-end for M4 board in ROM
« Reply #110 on: 14:36, 02 February 20 »
Right, started from scratch and everything is now working!. Thanks guys!!!
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