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dave11674

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Hi Dave,

Glad to hear that your CPS3 can still go on thanks to my BIOS. From what you say looks like your cart died.

About the problem that you have, the answer is in your own question. My carts all have Standard SH2 and you downloaded the CUSTOM SH2 and you need the STANDARD SH2. Try that and I'm confident it will work.
Worked a treat

thank you very much mate


very happy once again

any ideas on sorting this dead cart out please ??

thanks

dave
 

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any ideas on sorting this dead cart out please ??
You can send it to me and I'll convert it for you for a small fee. Given that now sending things in or out the EU is a bit of a pain, try to get someone local first maybe. If you can't PM me.
 

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So i was able to get the help of my friend Drewdos. At the bottom i added a link to file 30 for CPS3 file set.
Download file 30 from the link below, its pretty much FC2 files 3.0 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 NO BACKGROUND MUSIC converted back to CPS3 format (file 30).

You will need to use your ISO file on your computer. Open it up using a program to browse the ISO (i use magic ISO).
Replace the file 30 you have in your current ISO, with the 30 file you downloaded from my link.
Then just save that ISO and place onto your CD or SD card.
Next on the Darksoft Menu
Select Disk&Files
Select File 30
Select Write to flash memory
Select SIMM 3
START OFFSET =00000000

After complete , should just be a simple reset of the game and all done.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K1sA1_DMOuYTsMu-BWUt3LMYP7DXy7Ej/view?usp=sharing
I'm super dumb; But I'm pretty sure that you've written a guide for get SF3/3 Windescreen running on Ultrabios with standard Simms
Have I understood correctly?
Getting pretty excited about this!
 

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I'm super dumb; But I'm pretty sure that you've written a guide for get SF3/3 Windescreen running on Ultrabios with standard Simms
Have I understood correctly?
Getting pretty excited about this!


Might be someone else sir.


i only made a guide on how to palmod cps3 or add them, sorry!
 

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Might be someone else sir.


i only made a guide on how to palmod cps3 or add them, sorry!
Whoops, got carried away there - The guide you have written is super cool and interesting, CPS3 was an odd creature to be sure, so much security layered into the thing for 6 games. Can't help but think they had bigger plans for it
 

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***** OLDER BIOS *****

NOCD Japan and USA BIOS VERSIONS FOR STANDARD and Custom SH2 (4 BIOS in total) - UPDATED November 13th 2020. Region selection menu doesn't show up at all.

It would be great to have this bios also available for the other regions like ASIA, EURO, BRAZIL, HISPANIC, etc ;)

Or does the actual NOCD Ultrabios replaces it's functionallity?

My SCSI CD-ROM drive died and having the hability to run the current game loaded on regular simms without the need of the CD drive would be a great solution (for those with no need to change games off course).
 

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Finally, just got my hands on Ultra SIMMS.
Before the installation operation, I guess I need to update my cartridge to support Utra SIMMS.
From the installation guide, i understand I need to update 29F400 chip from my cartridge with new bios.
For 29F400 chip, which bios should I use btw CD and NOCD?
Because I have no idea about difference btw those 2, I am totally lost which one I should pick.
 

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All the official announcements for the CPS3 Multi BIOS and CDs will be done here.

The files need to be converted to CHD in order to be played on MAME. Those CDs are ready to be played from the Real Arcade CPS3 setup. You need to have the Multi BIOS installed in your CPS3 cartridge.

If you also got the CPU in your cartridge changed then you need the HD6417095 version. If you just got your cartridge BIOS changed, then you need the custom.

Enjoy!

***** CD IMAGES - UPDATED August 28th 2019 *****

OFFICIAL IMAGE WITH ALL 6 games (2 versions of 3rd Strike included). This version includes the text Darksoft or has a small text modification to differenciate.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/p8eieg5zz47rmk6/UniCD-CPS3_for_custom_SH2_V5.7z
http://www.mediafire.com/download/qpwnen5a2uy011p/UniCD-CPS3_for_standard_SH2_V4.7z

IMAGE WITH ALL 6 games (2 versions of 3rd Strike included) as above but without Darksoft text exactly like the original. Requested by our Japanese friend TMZ for competitions.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/4pi5uh497yv768q/UniCD-CPS3_for_custom_SH2_V5_Unmodified.7z/file
https://www.mediafire.com/file/bzicwhv7j2iu532/UniCD-CPS3_for_standard_SH2_V4_Unmodified.7z/file

IMAGE WITH ALL 6 games (2 versions of 3rd Strike included) as above but without Darksoft text exactly like the original. Exactly like the one above, but this one has the Makoto bug Fixed. Only one byte fix. The date shown has also been modified with two "dots" to differenciate from others. It says 99.05.12 now.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/1nnh...or_custom_SH2_V6_Unmodified_MakotoFix.7z/file
http://www.mediafire.com/file/djktn..._standard_SH2_V4_Unmodified_MakotoFix.7z/file

IMAGE WITH ALL 6 games (2 versions of 3rd Strike included). The 2nd version of 3rd Strike has been replaced by the hacked version called 4th Strike. In order to load this game you have to choose the 2nd version of 3rd Strike. ONLY AVAILABLE FOR STANDARDS SH2.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/a5hty7el6f8942a/UniCD-CPS3_for_standard_SH2_V4th+Strike.7z

*****NEW BIOS - UPDATED January 9th 2021****

New UltraBIOS released January 6th 2021. It fixes previous problems with joystick speed in menu and other few glitches but the most important feature is that it adds support for the NEW UltraSimm. This BIOS is still 100% compatible with the old one. You have a version for CD and another for NOCD. There are 2 versions. One that will only work with carts that have a STANDARD SH2 and another with carts that have a custom SH2. Be sure to grab the right one.
https://www.mediafire.com/file/j037lkbsm7e3upk/ULTRABIOS_CD+NOCD_For_Custom_and_Standard_SH2.7z/file

***** OLDER BIOS *****

Official BIOS with region selection.
http://www.mediafire.com/download/a3cikcmay0ujj8f/SuperBIOS_for_custom_and_standard_SH2.rar

BIOS that forces USA Region Always - UPDATED August 28th 2019. Region selection menu doesn't show up at all.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/qy2548e23pm4su1/SuperBIOS_for_custom_SH2_USA.7z
http://www.mediafire.com/file/3bdwbq2wbzfvta2/SuperBIOS_for_standard_SH2_USA.7z

BIOS that forces Japan Region Always - UPDATED August 28th 2019. Region selection menu doesn't show up at all.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/aq4k34mm3v342pn/SuperBIOS_for_custom_SH2_Japan.7z
http://www.mediafire.com/file/5jamvv221ntwdmi/SuperBIOS_for_standard_SH2_Japan.7z

NOCD Japan and USA BIOS VERSIONS FOR STANDARD and Custom SH2 (4 BIOS in total) - UPDATED November 13th 2020. Region selection menu doesn't show up at all.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/x0qul3rlzfje8bn/SuperBIOS_NOCD+AsiaNOCD_Custom&Standard_.7z/file

NEW VERSION UNTOUCHED! Like the original, you won't notice any difference unless you press 1P and enter menu.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/277zxo4shbsyb1r/SuperBIOS_for_standard_SH2_Untouched_Japan.7z/file
https://www.mediafire.com/file/okp3xq4k7jdqw6c/SuperBIOS_for_standard_SH2_Untouched_USA.7z/file
Which one should I download if im using the ZuluSCSI with a US 3s CPS 3 cartridge?
 

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Is it still a original cartridge on battery or has it been converted to superbios?
 

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You will need to find an iso of the original 3s disc then.
 

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if you have the CD you use for the board, you can try putting it in your pc and ripping the iso and putting it on the SD card, that worked for me.
 

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if you have the CD you use for the board, you can try putting it in your pc and ripping the iso and putting it on the SD card, that worked for me.
whats the best way ot ripping the iso in 2022? Sorry I'm extremely new to this.
 

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Use ImgBurn

https://archive.org/details/2.5.0.0SetupImgBurn2.5.0.0

imgburn.jpg
 

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whats the best way ot ripping the iso in 2022? Sorry I'm extremely new to this.

The CPS3 CDs have been dumped previously - if you search for MAME files for the game you want you can get the ISO from there
 
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