Universe Bios 3.1 released!

Ssturtle

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Just got mine in the mail yesterday, super quick shipping. Already love being able to pause my MVS games!
 

XtraSmiley

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Want to order this, but have a question. My set up is a 4 slot with no battery at all (pulled it for leaking, never replaced it).

1. Will this work fine without the MVS battery?
2. With the repro memory card, will I be able to just save scores that way and not worry about the MVS battery?
3. Will everything still work with a 161 in 1 cart? (No MVS battery, saves to memory card etc?)

Thanks for any answers you can provide!
 

Razoola

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1) yes it will work providing the leak caused no other damage to the pcb. The unibios will not remember its region settings however.

2) I am not sure given hiscore saving has not been fully tested with MVS.

3) No idea about that one.
 

XtraSmiley

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1) yes it will work providing the leak caused no other damage to the pcb. The unibios will not remember its region settings however.

2) I am not sure given hiscore saving has not been fully tested with MVS.

3) No idea about that one.

Thank you for the fast reply Razoola!

1. Great, will it boot up to the screen to input the region settings first, or if it doesn't what is the default region setting? I have a 4 slot that I'm trying to get the LEDs to show the correctly and I'm told only the US BIOS is connected to the Player 1 and Player 2 coin mechs correctly. If the UNIBIOS just defaults to the US that would be great.

2. Cool, well if I get one of those memory cards I'll post my results.

3. Same for when my 161 in 1 arrives from China!
 

wyndcrosser

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I just burned a copy of your 3.0 bios and I'll ship back my current legit 3.0 back to you, so you can update. thanks again for a great product.
 

Razoola

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The default unibios region is Euro, you do not go to the screen to change it in the region setting is not found.
 

Bay78

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SUPER excited to hear about this. Razoola I've contacted you via email about getting the upgrade process started.
 

TheKRULIX

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Just played around with my newly improved AES and the unibios 3.1 is very cool, great work Razoola. I will be making good use of the high score saving.
 

gamerwhat

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I was wondering if its possible to start a game on p2 on all games when set to arcade/japan and hard dip2 on? If not do you think its possible with a j3 bios?
 

Razoola

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Sets the coin mode / vs mode.
 

Razoola

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btw, the universe bios now has a facebook page... Go likey :)
 

RockstarRunner

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I noticed that when playing Pulstar, and using the invincibility cheat, one of the bosses, I think stage 4 has an attack that can kill you (serves my cheating ass right I suppose), I was reading somewhere and I noticed this is a known bug with the cheat...
http://www.mamecheat.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3170
found this thread, guy says he changed the cheat, does this help at all?

Oh, and LIKED :D
 
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Razoola

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Thanks for the like :)

Unfortunately the cheat solution in the link is not usable in the universe bios because it is a ROM patch and not a RAM patch, the universe bios cannot poke into ROM. It would require opening the game cart and reprogramming the P ROM to do that cheat.
 

Phades

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Just received my 3.1 today. Thanks for the fast turn around! I'm excited to get it installed.
 

Razoola

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coin mode is how many coin shoots in USA mode, 2 or 4. VS mode is for euro or japanese modes. It allows starting a single player game on 2up side if the game supports it.
 

Razoola

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As far as I remember harddip 2 is only used in bios of USA region, the newer Japan J3 and unibios 1.1 and later.
 

NEO-GEO man

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Yeah i didnt think i could recall it doing anything back in the day
 

Xian Xi

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Whats different about the Pacific bios?

It's generally the same as a Euro bios except it has 2 coins instad of 1 like Euro. It is also known to have only been installed in early 4 slots.
 

NEO-GEO man

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It is also known to have only been installed in early 4 slots.
Correct yes, which is where i got mine. Cause the LAI NEO-GEO cabs here had buttons to allocate credits to one stick or the other.

Ill have to see if i can find mine and i will copy it.
 

Zerrminator

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" -Added the screensaver to the jukebox."

Is there anymore infomation on what the screensaver looks like for the jukebox? I've got two unibios and I love using the jukebox so I'm interested in what changes were made here. Screenshots/videos anyone?

thanks

Just noticed my sig has the unibios jukebox in action :)
 
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