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In Topic: SIO2BT

Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:28 PM

Once you open a single ATR from external SD, the navigator starts external.

No way to get back to storage/emulated/0

Sigh.... I just remove and install the app again.


So anybody with the same issue?

Just delete app and reinstall it.



When I "TICK" the option deactivate animation to decrease the CPU load:

The animation is ON (not OFF).... That is, activity is shown with a green blinking floppy-middle.
Not a big issue, just something to report.

Keep up the great work!



Hi Sijmen,

Please update the app to the new version (2.83) via Google Play.

Now, while browsing files, you can long press "Up" item (I renamed "Back" item to "Up").


This will take you to the default storage location, so you don't need to reinstall the app every time.


Regarding the checkbox for SIO animation - it works well on my phone. If you switch it OFF and go back to the settings, is it persisted, or is it again ON in the settings?



In Topic: SIO2BT

Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:25 AM

But I can not navigate to the internal memory.
When I select a disk and go back, back, back, the screen is blank (nothing to select, just a black screen).

SIO2BT app uses the following API when started the first time.
This is where you start to navigate to the folder with your ATR files. There is no restriction in the app to go up to the parent directories, as long as they are available.
Here is a nice article explaining how storage is organized in Android and how to use it:
Short summary: each Android device has:
- internal storage - not accessible to the PC when a phone is connected via USB (that means actually not so interesting for us, since you can't copy ATR files there)
- external storage - accessible via USB - it is a little bit confusing, but even a part of an internal phone flash memory is considered as an "external storage" (this is what I meant to try it out). Also SD cards are visible as an external storage.
The access to the SD cards (seen as external storage) for the apps can be READ or READ/WRITE.
For WRITE access the App has to request it in the manifest, which SIO2BT app does (android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE).
However writing may still be restricted by the phone :(
Please look at the following article about SD cards usage since Android 6.0:
Perhaps you can play around a little bit and find a solution that allows for WRITE access to your SD card?

In Topic: MegaCart Studio Header

Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:26 PM

Apparently what I was doing is generating the cart files BEFORE I was saving the project.


I'm glad I could help :)


Yes, saving the project is an optional activity, so you can generate files for programming Megacart without doing that.

At the time Bernd proposed to have a customizable header, MegcartStudio was almost ready and I didn't want to spend too much effort on that.

Hence the idea, to re-use the project file name as a text to be shown in a header.


By the way, the *.mcp project files include all games and are compressed, so it is convenient to share them or to exchange them with other users.

You can even extract the games from the *.mcp files using MegacartStudio.

In Topic: MegaCart Studio Header

Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:55 AM

For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to edit the header in MegaCart Studio!  The web-based instructions say to replace "the first 20 letters of the MCP file" but I cannot figure out how to generate and/or access this file!  I am using V6.0 of MegaCart Studio.  Can anyone give me some pointers?  Thanks.


Go to Project menu and save your project. The name you will give to your project will appear in the header.

Then go to File menu and generate your the cart files as usually.

In Topic: Heat resistance SIO plug

Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:49 PM

I had bad experience with hot glue gun, which slightly deformed the plug :(