Conversion of Andro Dunos MVS to NeoGeo-CD.

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Conversion of Andro Dunos MVS to NeoGeo-CD.

Post#1 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:10 am


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Re: Conversion of Andro Dunos MVS to NeoGeo-CD.

Post#2 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:30 pm

What games are possible to convert with this?
http://archive.is/YnwyM
https://neo-source.com/index.php?topic=371.0

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First, you must make sure that you are dealing with a very tiny neo-geo rom or you will end up
 having to cut a lot of precious data out and will end up with a glitchy game.

The "Px" (M68K program) rom(s) must be less than or equal to 1mb, or it will be glitchy
The "S1" (text) rom must be less than or equal to 128 Kilobytes
The "Cx" (sprites) rom(s) must be less than or equal to 4 Megabytes total
The "M1" (Z80 program) rom must be less than or equal to 64 Kilobytes
The "Vx" (samples) rom(s) must be less than or equal to 1 Megabyte total

If the roms above are larger than this, you will have to remove and discard part of the rom.

Now, onto the actual conversion:

    M68K Program (P):

   1. Byteswap the entire rom (swap byte 1 with byte 2, byte 3 with byte 4, etc..)
   2. Copy 0x40-0x63 from an official neo-cd game prg rom
   3. Swap four bytes at address 0x64 and 0x68 of the program
   4. Name your output PRG.PRG (Can be different)

    Sprites (C):

   1. Read two bytes from your C1
   2. Byteswap the bytes from part 1
   3. Read two bytes from your C2
   4. Byteswap the bytes from part 3
   5. Repeat steps 1-4 until your new rom is 4 Megabytes in size
      A. Your output file may be smaller if your roms are tiny
   6. Save the ouput file as SPR.SPR (Can be different)

    Text (S):

   1. Make sure your S1 rom is within the size-limit boundaries
   2. Rename your S1 rom to FIX.FIX (Can be different)

    Z80 Program (M):

   1. Make sure your M rom is within the size-limit boundaries
   2. Rename your M rom to Z80.z80 (Can be different)

    Samples (V):

   1. You may only use one V rom, so if you have more than one, find a tool to merge them
   2. Make sure your (merged?) V rom is within the size-limit boundaries
   2. Rename your V rom to pcm1.pcm (Can be different)


Lastly, you will need a few text files:

   - IPL.TXT (This file is very important!)
   - ABS.TXT
   - BIB.TXT
   - CPY.TXT

IPL.TXT is the most important, it tells the Neo-Geo CD machine which files to load first, it usually
contains something similar to this:

FIX.FIX,0,0
Z80.Z80,0,0
PCM.PCM,0,0
SPR.SPR,0,0
PRG.PRG,0,0
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Re: Conversion of Andro Dunos MVS to NeoGeo-CD.

Post#3 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:35 am

anything that's small things that have past c1 and c2 roms like c3 c4 will not work

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