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    Finally got to see the "winners yadayadayada drugs" on the AES via Uni4 + NeoSD 1.06 ... this has got to be a feature you guys planned together a little time back, there was never reported to have to save the sfix.sfix into the root of the SD .... any other surprise we should know about?
    [NOTE: need to reflash the game to see the "winners blahblahblah drugs" with the sfix.sfix in the root obviously to get to see it at work]

    EDIT: being capable of instantaneously change the games on the 161-n-1 is ... is ..... something else, really ..... something else, I am so so glad/happy/thankful Raz decided to give it a shot on AES, no matter how gimped Raz thinks it may be wrt the MVS version of the same feature it really makes the 161-n-1 shine on an AES [I personally never managed to get the 1UP start code to work with my 161-n-1 to get back to the abomenu [not a typo] to save back the game level setting, now it just works], I was almost crying, when I had to "go back" to try the "winners obladioblada drugs" on NeoSD as mentioned above the flash time was almost agony, nothing bad with the NeoSD, it works as it always has but you can't compete with "instantaneous" .... not sure if converters are still lame-crazy expensive (I have a MagicKey) but if you already have one get the "banana" cart and Uni4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixdownita View Post
    Finally got to see the "winners yadayadayada drugs" on the AES via Uni4 + NeoSD 1.06 ... this has got to be a feature you guys planned together a little time back, there was never reported to have to save the sfix.sfix into the root of the SD .... any other surprise we should know about?
    Why would it have been "reported" before it did anything prior to the 4.0 release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    Why would it have been "reported" before it did anything prior to the 4.0 release?
    Flashing the sfix.sfix is a feature of the NeoSD, enabling it so it works on AES properly is a feature of Unibios (maybe just mapping in the right chunk of memory).
    I cannot see a usage for the NeoSD sfix.sfix flash feature of NeoSD unless Unibios 4 was coming out and taking advantage of it.

    I didn't see an announcement of a combined feature for AES users between the 2 products, and it is a nice surprise indeed. Somehow I guess I was expecting some hint that a combined thing was coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixdownita View Post
    Finally got to see the "winners yadayadayada drugs" on the AES via Uni4 + NeoSD 1.06 ... this has got to be a feature you guys planned together a little time back, there was never reported to have to save the sfix.sfix into the root of the SD .... any other surprise we should know about?
    I get on well with both Alex and neodev. I suggested if they could add this feature long long ago and they kindly added it into the firmware v1.06. Of course there was no point in them mentioning it because it is dependant on the unibios to work.

    I have talked with them on different ideas and luckly one suggestion they got excited about and it was not to late for them to work it into the pro version (not related to the USB port). You will just have to wait for them to give out more info on that however (when they see fit).
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    Quote Originally Posted by F4U57 View Post
    After all these years Ive still never tried a Universe BIOS.

    Maybe nows a good time to take the plunge.
    I'm in the same boat, always thought of getting one but never got around to it. I think you might be right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowkn55 View Post
    I remember Raz saying that the attract sound not playing on AES is due to a lack of backup ram.
    Correct. I was just wondering if the ram dependence could be hacked out on a per-game basis. Maybe Raz already mentioned it isn't possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Alec View Post
    Correct. I was just wondering if the ram dependence could be hacked out on a per-game basis. Maybe Raz already mentioned it isn't possible.
    It defo can be hacked out but would require reprogramming the carts P ROMs
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    So my 161 AES cart(from japangameonline.com) works for PicknMix absolutely love this feature. I love being able to flip through games on the fly. During a game you want to switch just soft reboot, and then just make a new selection. Turns this cart into a much better cart that's forsure! Just can't seem to change soft dips while in the mode.

    Coming from the debug bios having cheats is also a very nice feature. Which people that have been with the unibios already know about. I've used it in Mame, but not on my aes.


    Thanks Raz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razoola View Post
    I have talked with them on different ideas and luckly one suggestion they got excited about and it was not to late for them to work it into the pro version (not related to the USB port). You will just have to wait for them to give out more info on that however (when they see fit).
    Oh you tease!

    Looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    I'm in the same boat, always thought of getting one but never got around to it. I think you might be right.
    I've pulled the trigger. Looking forward to to some pausing, cheating and crc'ing.

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    Awesome work Razoola!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F4U57 View Post
    I've pulled the trigger. Looking forward to to some pausing, cheating and crc'ing.
    Same boat. Just received and installed mine today. Excited to finally take the plunge.

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    I've updated to Unibios 4.0
    That is really great and the new interface colors is a must.

    Thanks Raz

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    As I have a programmer and a few empty EPROMs, I was wondering if it would be at all possible to maybe save a little bit of time and money and have the binaries sent? I appreciate not wanting to do so from a piracy prevention perspective, but thought I may as well ask.

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    Just posting up to recommend the new Unibios.

    I'm really enjoying the new pick n' mix feature as I am kind of new to the Neo library. I enjoy letting the attract modes cycle when i'm working in the garage and discovering new games!

    Many thanks to Raz for his amazing talent!
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    I ran a CRC today and some of the ROM checks come back as "custom". I'm assuming this is normal, but for someone who isn't Neo hardware savvy, what does it mean?

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    It means the banks are custom (not the normal cart spec) so the CRC32 is not retrieved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razoola View Post
    It means the banks are custom (not the normal cart spec) so the CRC32 is not retrieved.

    Raz
    Thanks Raz, I finally got around to installing the chip today, so I’m slowly messing around with it. Will likely have some more questions.

    Great effort and thanks again.

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    I'm late to the party (as always) so my first unibios is a 4.0 - love it. just put it in a MVS1FS. (Bios is already socketed so easy install)

    If you are on the fence just do it.

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    I have an omega neo geo mvs. I just upgraded the bios to 4.0. Im having an issue with the picknmix feature. when i boot up and set the region to US and arcade, the picknmix only allows me to change games but wont allow me to pick them and play. i am using the 161-1 cart. If i switch the mode to console, the picknmiks works but i cant add more continues. I would like to play the games in arcade mode using picknmix . Is there something im missing?

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    does the picknmix feature work when your in arcade mode? mine only works properly if im in console mode

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    Yes it works in arcade mode but picknmix does not work correctly with the AES version of the 161in1 cart. You need to use the MVS version and a converter.
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    Just finally Purchased the Unibio's.i have been meaning to for a while now. so i am very happy to support you Razoola and your work. Can't wait to try out the picknmix feature with my 161-1

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