After being stuck in the Christmas mail, my GameDrive finally arrived after the holidays 😊 But due to 2 toddlers running around the house I only just got the change to fire up my Jaguar and use the GameDrive. My Jaguar uses a Scatbox to connect to a 1084 CRT monitor (The best use for a Commodore monitor is of course to connect an Atari to it 😋).
But when turning on the Jaguar (without CD drive) with the GameDrive in its slot, I only got a screen with the RetroHQ logo but not the QR-code screen as explained in the manual. Hhhmmm, I tried some Jaguar cartridges to make sure there is nothing wrong with the Jaguar itself, which all worked. Back to the GameDrive but that is still stuck in the RetroHQ logo screen.
Then I dug-up my spare Jaguar, checked if it worked with regular cartridges, and plugged in the GameDrive. On this Jaguar, the GameDrive is also stuck in the RetroHQ logo screen.
In the GameDrive manual is written that JagLink network play is not supported and the ScatBox also provides a network interface. Could this be the problem even when networking is not used? Thus I back to long term storage to find a SCART cable and connected the Jaguar directly to an LCD TV without Scatbox. And behold, there was the QR-code screen and I was able to install the GameDrive firmware to activate it and run several ROMs without problems. After playing on the TV for a while, I connected the Jaguar back to the CRT monitor using the Scatbox, but also after activating, the GameDrive still hangs in the RetroHQ logo screen.
Thus has anybody else used the GameDrive in combination with a Scatbox (or Catbox) and can confirm it is (not) working? Or is it a known issue that the GameDrive does not work with a Scatbox? If it is confirmed that the GameDrive does not work together with a Scatbox, is this a technical limitation or can this be solved. If you want, I can lent you my Scatbox to investigate.
If this is a technical limitation, I have to make myself a new "Jaguar PCB connector->1084 video cable" as the picture quality on an LCD TV is terrible 😁
P.S. Thank you very much for creating the GameDrive. Apart for the Scatbox problem, it is a wonderful device giving me much pleasure 🥰 😊