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Please test: FG99 firmware for both non-QI and QI

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After a 10-month quest full of rabbit holes and red herrings see attached updated FinalGrom99 firmware to make it run on the QI as well as on the non-QI.

 

At this stage it has been tested by a couple of members with mostly positive results; one member was unable to get the update to run on either console. I suspect this could be a problem with the SD card, FG99 is quite finicky with these (Ralph mentions this on his website as well). Another member had the same problem initially but after switching to another SD all is well.

 

Anyway, if you can please test this firmware on either a QI, non-QI or (even better) on both and report back the results. FG99 is an awesome cartridge, the QI is a great console so the two should be finally able to meet 🙂 

 

Instructions:

 

- make sure SD card is either FAT or FAT32 formatted
- save update CPLD file as UPDATE.PLD file in / of the SD card
- stick SD card in FG99 and press reload button
- LED lights up for a while
- after LED turns off remove SD card
- delete UPDATE.PLD file
- reset FG99
- save update AVR file as UPDATE.AVR file in / of the SD card
- stick SD card in FG99 and press reload button
- LED lights up shortly
- after LED turns off remove SD card
- delete UPDATE.AVR file
- stick SD card back in FG99
- reset FG99

 

Cheers and thanks!

 

Jochen

JB_update.avr JB_UPDATE.PLD FG99ORG_update.avr ORG13_UPDATE.PLD

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I am retiring in two weeks and hope to set up a retro computer room at home. I have a couple of qi and several original 4a's that I can test in then.  This was a fantastic effort on your part. Thank you for your hard work! 

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FAT(FAT16) limitations are 2GB SD cards and smaller.  Any size larger (4-32GB) you should use FAT32.

You can still format smaller cards with FAT32.

 

 I'm currently using an older 1GB Kodak SD card formated with FAT32 in my FinalGROM99.  Snagged a bunch of them many years ago when my Wal-Mart cleared them out at $2 each.

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