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davidstech

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VTxx Dumping Thread
« on: January 23, 2018, 11:53:11 AM »
Hopefully over the next few weeks, I'll be dumping various VTxx based systems and I thought it would be good to keep them together in a thread.

First of all the 200 in 1 Thumbs Up Retro TV Games, with 200 VT03 delights:
http://davidstech.net/games/multis/200%20in%201%20Retro%20TV%20Game%20(VT03).7z

This runs in NewRisingSun2's Nintendulator, EmuVT and I will also add this to MAME.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 11:56:02 AM »
Oh hey, didn't I suggest that handheld to you? It's the 200-in-1 dreamGEAR plug'n'play, right? The thank yous from me just keep coming and coming, hahaha! :D

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 11:59:16 AM »
Yes, it was based on your suggestion :) Sorry for forgetting the credit! This one is Thumbs Up branded which is the much more common one in the UK, but I think it's identical to the dreamGEAR 200 in 1 plug and play.

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 12:02:30 PM »
No worries, I'm just glad you dumped it. :)

Yeah i'm pretty sure it is identical. I recognize the multicart menu layout as well, so you're right about that one.

I also never heard of the Thumbs Up brand--do you know anything else about them?

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 12:06:59 PM »
Thumbs Up rebrand and distribute various things like this in the UK, they also sell a 240 in 1 Micro Arcade like the Taikee and one of those non-Famiclone 1.8" handheld games, and some game accessories. Basically the UK equivalent of DreamGEAR, who are less common here.
If anyone is curious, here is a list of all the 200 games on the console (extracted from the ROM because I'm too lazy to type them all out)

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 04:31:18 PM »
Is the chip really a VT03? Because all the games on it seem to use VT02 features only.

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 04:35:45 PM »
I think you're right actually, for some reason I thought one of the games looked like VT03 but it is all VT02 - that said the chip may be a VT03, I think VRT may have discontinued some older chips.

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 08:44:18 AM »
New dump today, the SY-888B handheld. This is the same hardware as the SY-889, but a different set of games including several Nice Code VT02 games and some possibly new hacks (including "Where is Dad", a hack of Adventure Island II).

Download here: http://davidstech.net/games/multis/288%20in%201%20SY-888B%20(VTxx).7z

I will add this to MAME, it also runs in EmuVT in VT09 mode with incorrect colours. Currently it doesn't seem to run in Nintendulator.

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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 12:52:45 PM »
Now it does. Changed from checking whether $4304 bit 0 is 1 to whether any bit of $4304 is 1. Note that I am in the midst of updating the input code, so you will have to set your controller input assignments anew when using this build.

Is the menu supposed to be this, uh, empty-looking?

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 12:57:53 PM »
Thanks for the updated build! Yes, the menu is correct, see this review on Youtube - however it is supposed to fill the screen, presumably because the VTxx config is switched from scaling down to cropping? Not a big worry though. Everything else seems correct.

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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2018, 01:08:51 PM »
Yuck, that downscaled Contra screen looks horrible.

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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 01:25:06 PM »
Yeah, these low res NES-based consoles are pretty ugly - but what can you expect for a handheld with ~50 playable games (plus some crappy ones) for $7 or something?

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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 02:25:50 PM »
Don't know if this has been answered before, but how do you convert .bin files to .nes? I want to remove all of the unique games from the menus, but can only do so when they're in .nes format.

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 03:24:24 PM »
Yeah I'd like to know this as well. I hear there is no easy way to do it.

http://davidstech.net/games/multis/200%20in%201%20Retro%20TV%20Game%20(VT02).nes - Here's TV Game 200-in-1, which davidstech converted for me. It sadly does not work in FCEUX. I wonder what it runs.

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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 04:04:02 PM »
You add 16 bytes at the top using a hex editor, change the first four bytes to "NES" and 0x1A, and then open the file using Nestopia's or Nintendulator's NES Header Editor, select a NES 2.0 header, set mapper to 256, and the number of PRG banks to the ROM size in Kilobytes divided by 16.

Nintendulator-NRS runs TV Game 200-in-1, as does CaH4e3's current FCEUX build from his website.

@forgotusername: I can offer to extract all of the individual games, as I did before.
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