Life on earth/Myths and Dragons on carnivore2?

Por timbru

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15-11-2020, 20:07

Hi all,

I recently bought Life on Earth and Myths and Dragons and a Powergraph Lite. All great! Except.. I don't yet have a slot expander, so I can't use my FM from my C2 as an additional cartridge. I also got the rom files with the physical roms, so I wanted to flash the C2 and use it for both the rom and FM, but I have been unsuccessful in flashing it correctly. I may have used the wrong mapper, or there may be more low level config settings to tweak.. did anyone else manage to make this work?

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Por Manuel

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15-11-2020, 21:08

What ROM mapper is used for these games? That information is critical to have in order to properly run them.

Por timbru

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15-11-2020, 21:28

The command I was given by Oscar for MFR was:
opfxsd mythsmsx.rom / k5 / u

I tried Konami 5 + SCC, but that did not work for me.

Por Manuel

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15-11-2020, 22:02

So the command was for the megaflashrom SCC+ SD. How did you try it exactly in the C2?

The U means that it doesn't run in a subslot, AFAIK.

Por Louthrax

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15-11-2020, 22:53

Maybe try to disable Nextor from the Carnivore when booting ? IIRC, those games are ROM to disk conversions using MSX-DOS2, and I think that 2 MSX-DOS 2 can't live or even boot at the same time on MSX.

There are boot-time key combos to prevent Nextor booting from a given slot, that's described in Nextor's documentation.

Por Wolverine_nl

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16-11-2020, 08:27

You need to use a specific Preset for the C2, you probably need to use the Life On Mars one, same creator.
You can find them here:

Here you have the User Guide pdf:
Go to the section Utilities and read C2MAN carefully, here is where you also apply presets etc.

Por timbru

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16-11-2020, 14:35

Thanks for the hints. I can't do it today, but I will check and report back if I get it to work - for future reference for others.

Por timbru

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07-12-2020, 14:22

Hi all, so both games start when the Life on Mars rcp is applied. I did not get far into them but I assume that means they will work properly (i.e. won't break later when other parts in the mapped rom are used).