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RetroN 5 Update

Retron v2.0 BETA 2 (2014-09-04)
WARNING: This release is a PUBLIC BETA, and as such likely will contain bugs. It is intended for those who wish to try the latest and greatest cutting edge features that we have to offer, while helping us identify any remaining issues. If you do not want to risk potentially running into problems then please stick with the latest STABLE firmware build instead.

This update may be installed according to the update instructions.

NOTE: This release requires RetroN 5 System Software v0.2.2 to be installed. Please ensure you have updated to this as per the directions in the update instructions

Changes since v2.0 BETA 1 include:
  • IPS patch support added (allows application of translation patches, graphic/level hacks etc)
  • Added support for SNES SPC7110 cartridges
  • Fixed screen shaking in some GBA games
  • File manager is now able to operate on folders (select with long button press) and copy/remove folders recursively
  • Misc game compatibility fixes (Fantasy Zone, Sky Kid, Youkai Club)
IPS patching notes: You may now specify one IPS patch file to apply on a per game basis, which may be used to apply language translation patches, graphics hacks, or even total conversions. IPS files must be stored on an SD card (no restriction on the file path). With the target cartridge inserted, navigate to Game Menu -> Patches -> Select IPS patch. You may then navigate the SD card to select the desired patch to apply to the currently inserted cartridge.

Please note that as the IPS patch file format does not include any mechanism for verifying any data before or after patching, it is important that you use the correct IPS patch file corresponding to the target game. If an incompatible patch file is used then likely the game will simply fail to start. To make matters even more complicated, many older IPS patch files require that they be used with ROMs that contain headers, or are interleaved - neither of which may be supported here. The IPS must target the RAW game dump. Check the readme included with your patch to determine if it is suitable.

File manager folder manipulation: You may now also operate on folders through the file manager. To select a holder, hold the A/+ button on the controller down until the context menu appears. From here you can copy/remove as you can with files, except that when operating on folders anything you do will be carried out recursively. This means that removing a folder will delete any contents - so be careful
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