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Instructions for the Mega65 gaming competition

Mega65 gaming competition: how to run the emulator

If you want to run the Mega65 emulator for the Mega65 x-mas gaming competition follow these steps:

  1. Download the mega65 emulator from here: https://github.lgb.hu/xemu/
  2. Run the xmega65 binary (not the x65 one!)
  3. It will complain about missing rom files and missing SD
    • Click Ok, and let it create the SD image
    • It will enter into an infinite boot loop (don't worry, that's Ok).

( ... leave it running ... )

  1. Search for the file 911001.bin in the internet (Google is your friend) And download it.
  2. The gaming competition requires to use version: 920224.bin
    • This file is not available for download. You have to create it yourself.
  3. Download 920224.BDF file (this is the patch file) from here: https://files.mega65.org/html/main.php?id=fd2c40b9-f337-41f7-8a81-0254b1e09fb5
  4. Install bsdiff:
  5. Do the patch: bspatch 911001.bin new-920224.bin 920224.BDF A new file called new-920224.bin should be created.

(... now back to the xmega65 emulator ...)

  1. Right click on the middle of the xmega65 screen
  2. Menu -> SD-Card -> Update files from SD Image -> Select new-920224.bin
  3. Done!
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@rscottfree rscottfree commented Oct 14, 2021

Step 6: The file on the mega65 files page is called 920231.BDF, not 920224.BDF.
Step 8: The patch extension is shown as "BSF" but it should be "BDF" (and the filename should match what is downloaded in step 6)

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@ricardoquesada ricardoquesada commented Oct 14, 2021

Step 6: The file on the mega65 files page is called 920231.BDF, not 920224.BDF. Step 8: The patch extension is shown as "BSF" but it should be "BDF" (and the filename should match what is downloaded in step 6)

Step 6: Mmm... I've just asked Shallan which one should we use.
Step 8: Fixed.

Thanks!

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@ricardoquesada ricardoquesada commented Oct 15, 2021

the 920224.BDF is that one that should be used. You can find it in that link by pressing "All versions"

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