Pinned Darksoft Neo Multi Help thread

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    • Darksoft wrote:

      Nimmers wrote:

      See the weird debugging thing going on in the top right of screen? Is this something I have enabled somehow?

      It just kind of cycles Range=1, Range=OK.


      =O Never seen anything like that. you must have activated a debug or developer mode. Are you using the latest version of the firmware/menu? Happens only in this game?
      I was making a video to show the weird minor glitching I get after the latest menu update and somehow I triggered this weird debug. This is on an MV-1FS, 5.0V. I have all the latest menu, top and firmware and have cut the trace to fix the noise issues. I get random black bars and flickering towards the top of the screen occasionally too.

      EDIT: also for some reason it keeps initializing my file system after each reboot, is that normal?

      Video here:


      The main purpose of the video was to show you this thing that happens after the latest update, happens in lots of games when transitioning between menus:

    • Hi everyone,

      Like most here, my friend received his cart 2 weeks ago, sent it over to me so I can update it (flash, image and menu) and load it up, I tested it in my MV-1FZ with HAS Supergun, everything was great. Loaded up 3 games, switched between the 3 and even with Unibios 4 and a garbage logo on first boot, everything was great.

      However when my friend went back home and tried it in his 4-slot MVS with Unibios, he got this error message and game won't boot :



      So he put in his 2-slot board with factory BIOS, but games keep resetting. I told him to erase both BUFF from the microSD and do a Clearn NVRAM from the crosshatch menu, which he said he did but didn't change anything, game seems to boot up partially but reset everytime. Here is a video :



      Any ideas on what to try next ?
      Thanks. :)
    • mathewbeall wrote:

      Did you try upping the 5v line up a bit to see if thats it? The Darksoft cartridge takes a bit more power than the regular cartridge.
      Make sure you don't go higher than 5.05V. In most cases if it's a power problem, you'd expect a value of 4.7-4.8V on the edge connector.
      * Arcade-projects, the site where you get the most of your arcade games.
      * If you want Drama go to Neo-Geo forum ---Darksoft
    • SnakeGrunger wrote:

      However when my friend went back home and tried it in his 4-slot MVS with Unibios, he got this error message and game won't boot :
      We've been playing it with several 4-slot without that issue. Have you checked if the mobo is working properly using regular carts? Can you check if the connectors are clean (sometimes insert+remove the cart 3-4 times would do the job)

      SnakeGrunger wrote:

      I told him to erase both BUFF from the microSD and do a Clearn NVRAM from the crosshatch menu, which he said he did but didn't change anything, game seems to boot up partially but reset everytime.
      I doubt it's that, but are you sure that you are properly following the procedure as described here: Darksoft's MultiMVS Latest Firmware, Menu and Instructions

      * Extract microsd and copy the new menu files in the /update/menu folder
      * Delete BUFF File
      * Turn MVS on without cartridge and delete NVRAM.
      * Insert cart with new menu and wait for it to update and reset (about 20 secs)
      * Arcade-projects, the site where you get the most of your arcade games.
      * If you want Drama go to Neo-Geo forum ---Darksoft
    • SnakeGrunger wrote:

      does this process have to be redone if you swap motherboards ?
      You should probably delete the "buff" file in the root of the SD card, and clear the NVRAM of the new board.
      Everything else should be AOK (ie no need to copy the menu over again).
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    • Nimmers wrote:

      The main purpose of the video was to show you this thing that happens after the latest update, happens in lots of games when transitioning between menus:
      You are not clearing NVRAM, properly. As the message on the screen says PRESS B to clear NVRAM and you'll get a window confirming that it all went OK.
      * Arcade-projects, the site where you get the most of your arcade games.
      * If you want Drama go to Neo-Geo forum ---Darksoft
    • Darksoft wrote:

      Nimmers wrote:

      The main purpose of the video was to show you this thing that happens after the latest update, happens in lots of games when transitioning between menus:
      You are not clearing NVRAM, properly. As the message on the screen says PRESS B to clear NVRAM and you'll get a window confirming that it all went OK.
      Cheers. I went through and retested all last night and made a new video.
      -Tweaked my voltage up a to 5.08 (seemed to have dropped below 5 again)
      -Replaced my motherboard battery
      -Cleared NVRAM properly

      Fixed most of the stuff. New video:



      Still with the weird flash of static - this is new since the menu update.




      Also check out the little glitch that happens on the menu from
    • Nimmers wrote:

      Darksoft wrote:

      Nimmers wrote:

      The main purpose of the video was to show you this thing that happens after the latest update, happens in lots of games when transitioning between menus:
      You are not clearing NVRAM, properly. As the message on the screen says PRESS B to clear NVRAM and you'll get a window confirming that it all went OK.
      Still with the weird flash of static - this is new since the menu update.
      Maybe ignore me for now... Got an original Fatal Fury cart and it's doing the static now. I have no idea why :(
    • Spent some time with multicart today, I've got a Neo Geo MV-1ACH with stock bios, but I haven't cut the trace.

      I'm getting red dots and interference/glitching on some games which is also on the menu.

      I first noticed it severely in Eightman and Puzzle Bobble 2. I'll take photos later, but it's basically red pixel dots in the bottom quarter / top quarter of the screen. Matrimelee also seems bug out after some time and is just a jumbled mess. I've tried reformatting my SD and am on the latest firmware.

      So, is this what's known as the "power glitch" issue? I tried searching the forum and it wasn't explained exactly what the symptoms were.

      My menu also glitches still when I move up and down on the game list, but I understand this is still a menu problem, and not anything to do with the cart or its main software. Thanks for any help. Cheers.
      Multis: CPS-2, CPS-3, F3, ST-V, MVS, M72, G-Net
      PVMs: 2043MD, 20M2MDA, 20L2MD
      Supergun: Sentinel / XRGB-mini
      PCBs: VAPS Profile

    • djsheep wrote:

      My menu also glitches still when I move up and down on the game list, but I understand this is still a menu problem, and not anything to do with the cart or its main software.
      That's right. It's a menu issue.

      djsheep wrote:

      I'm getting red dots and interference/glitching on some games which is also on the menu.

      ​​This matches the glitches if you didnt cut the trace.

      djsheep wrote:

      Matrimelee also seems bug out after some time and is just a jumbled mess

      We know about it and will be fixed in the next release. It's emulation protection related.
      * Arcade-projects, the site where you get the most of your arcade games.
      * If you want Drama go to Neo-Geo forum ---Darksoft
    • SnakeGrunger wrote:



      However when my friend went back home and tried it in his 4-slot MVS with Unibios, he got this error message and game won't boot :


      So he put in his 2-slot board with factory BIOS, but games keep resetting. I told him to erase both BUFF from the microSD and do a Clearn NVRAM from the crosshatch menu, which he said he did but didn't change anything, game seems to boot up partially but reset everytime.

      Just out of curiosity how tight does the cart fit in the 2 slot board? Mine is a lot looser fit in the 2 slot than my mv-1fs and mv-1b and i don't know if thats a general 2 slot thing (being loose) or if my 2slot was used with a thick cart in the past before i got it that widened out my slot. I also only seem to have these issues on my 2slot board (mv-2fs).
    • SnakeGrunger wrote:

      @Flain 2 slot board connection is very good.

      @Darksoft OK I tried resetting the Menu from scratch, seems everything went well and I can boot up games first try now. But I will also need to find replacement batteries for both my MVS boards as well. Thanks for the help.
      Glad that you got it working.
      * Arcade-projects, the site where you get the most of your arcade games.
      * If you want Drama go to Neo-Geo forum ---Darksoft
    • Hi
      I've tested some games. The multi cartridge is awesome, thanks to all the people involved on this.

      By the moment I found an issue with World Heroes 2. The game resets randomly. Always reset at the same point, in the VS screen. The screen turns black and the game reset.
      The slot doesn't matter, It reset on slot 1, 2 or 3rd slot.

      The other thing what I found is not an issue, but Sengoku 3 sometimes appears in english and sometimes in japanese. My MVS mobo is a MV1FZS with original english bios. I've change the region in the menu of the multi but Isee it doesn't works with any game I've tested, but with Sengoku 3 is weird.

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