SofaRun v5.0 released

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By DamnedAngel

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10-07-2019, 04:06

Hi Louthrax,

This is to report a problem I am facing with SR 5.0 (possibly previous versions have the same problem).

I am facing problems using SR5 when my Technobytes Obsonet2-compatible ethernet cart is inserted. SR tries to load ROM, but ends up with "***Flash error when writing" error. After such process, the eth cart dies, because its ROM has been erased. It is fixable by flashing the eth ROM again, but the games don't run nevertheless. Apparently, SR5 is trying to flash the game on eth cart's flash memory. The only solution I found is romeving the eth cart.

Am I doing something too dumb?

best
DA

By Louthrax

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10-07-2019, 20:26

Hi DamnedAngel,

That's probably part of the "normal" behavior of SofaRom: by default, it detects the best available "flash" device on your MSX computer, and then use it. There are some protection mechanisms (for example, SofaROM will never flash the main DISK ROM, which can happen when you have an MSX-DOS 2 cartridge using a MegaFlashROM-like chip).

A workaround is to specify your preferred flash device in SofaRun (in the game, or better, global preferences). This way, SofaRun will not choose your ObsoNet, at least if the preferred flash device is detected.

Let me know if that works for you.

By DamnedAngel

Master (134)

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11-07-2019, 19:12

Ah, nice to know about this option. When I get home I will try and let you know.
Best!

By DamnedAngel

Master (134)

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12-07-2019, 03:16

I confirm that that solved the problem. My obsonet2 is eternally thankful.

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