sheath Posted June 6, 2021 Share Posted June 6, 2021 14 hours ago, sheath said: I can confirm this blackscreen issue with Battlemorph, Blue Lightning and Highlander but they are working on the sort-of recommended Sandisk UltramicroSDHC UHS-I 32GB Card. Using the method above, adapted to my directory structure of CD-ROM games in the Base directory and then a copy of them with the Cartridge ROMs in their alphanumeric directories, I was only partially successful. Loading the file to a black screen, and then loading it again from another directory does indeed get a good boot to gameplay. Something else I can confirm, my much older Sandisk 8GB card I've been using with Everdrives works until it doesn't, but then works again if I defragment the drive with Defraggler. Mac users I hear have better defragmentation software built in to MacOS than Windows default defragmentation. Windows defragmentation has never been worth the effort or complete in its process. Defraggler however can make files on the SD card work when they were not previously. I can also confirm that none of my Adata or "generic" SD cards work at all for CD-ROM games no matter what I have tried. Finally, I have multiple SD card readers across laptops and a Rosewill adapter for my Office PC, and I have found both of my older readers work fine at transferring the CD-ROM files one-by-one, not a mass cut and paste. However, after that initial card setup, after formatting it as Fat32, the cards were seen as read only on one, not visible at all on the other laptop, and needing repair which worked on the newest Windows10 laptop. I have cleaned all of my SD cards with 91% isopropyl alcohol and blown out the connections with compressed air to no effect. After format they just stopped working, and I wonder if this is contributing to others' not being able to load files consistently. -edit- This part was unclear, but with my older SD card readers I was unable to change the contents of my SD card after initial setup on my desktop, or even view the SD card on my main laptop. After I repaired the SanDisk on a newer W10 laptop and ran defraggler all known working CD games started working again. Saint, I totally appreciate all of the hard work and testing that goes in even just the software support you already have provided. This is awesome, and I hope my testing can help others get into the CD-ROM support aspect sooner than they might have otherwise. So I realized my post could be read like I'm still getting a black screen but I can't edit it again. With the SanDisk SD card and after letting defraggler get the drive down to 0% fragmentation, these CD games are now working. For Battlemorph I used the method of having it in the base directory and the A-B folder and booting one then the other after blackscreen. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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