something seems weird regarding your dip switch. when dip 4 is ON it's supposed to skip over the internal ROMs and read from the disc, when it's off it's supposed to disregard the disc and read from the ROMs first. But it sounds like it's reading from the ROMs regardless of position.Someone told me to hold the test button while booting. it shows a message about clearing up the roms however still end up at the security cassette screen.
only if you know how to do this:Is there any way to rip my own original disc and patch it so I dont need the security cartridge anymore?
the patches are mainly nop-ing every possible error caused by the absence of cart.
That's an incorrect assumption. MAME dumps always strive to be 100% original an unmodified. if they are patched versions they will usually be labeled as a bootleg or hack alongside the original modified version.I assume the MAME dumps contain the no-cart patches
Came through better than I expected externally, internally it's a rats nest. Of course going to start with replacing power supply and sourcing momentary pedals.Well just bought me a Steering Champ project . Will report back once I get it, wish me luck!