This project allows you to dump data from a Megadrive/Genesis cartridge.
I was watching "Dark Crystal" DVD when suddenly wanted to play "Shining in the darkness".
I successfully find the game but not the Megadrive itself.
I'll have to use an emulator. Since I have the original cartridge, it's not a problem to dump it, no?
I took the cartridge apart and foud the masked ROM, no 'remainder reflection' (?).
I verified it on the Net.
I also found the cartdrige port pinout.
So I made the connector and started the project.
Addition : Since this time, I found the Megadrive ^_^
Because I use a notebook (TP560E), I used its PS/2 port for power source.
I didn't find a 64pin Edge connector so I cut the unneeded pin.
Connector pinch is 2.54mm
The software was compiled with LSI C-86 Ver 3.30.
Source available here. Source is provided as is, with no warranty nor comments.
It's short but it must works.
(Please note the parallel port address are hard-coded on the source code!!)
Also note there is 4 DIP-SW for ??? (future use ? just in case ? test ?)
Also note the power source coming from the PS/2 port of the notebook.. It's not possible to know if the notebook break.(???)
Forget the book, it is not needed!
I tried several cartridges dump models, like those which load a lot the coprocessor.
About the SRAM backup memory, I was unable to dump it.
????, the operation was verified with Shining in the Darkness and Landstalker.(These
two works, it must be enought)
I used BSch from Okado's ??? to draw schematic.
If you use this information, it's your own responsability.
I can't be charging for any damage.