Re: Do I need both SRAM and DRAM interfaces to play all the SNES games on MGD2?And Can I use 32M DRAM Memory Card to play the 16M, 24M, and 8M games? Can I use a floopy to upload to the DRAM or I must use a PC? Does this apply for the MD also?

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This message was posted by Bruce, posted on August 05, 2001 at 20:10:53 coming from 202.92.68
This message is a reply to Do I need both SRAM and DRAM interfaces to play all the SNES games on MGD2?And Can I use 32M DRAM Memory Card to play the 16M, 24M, and 8M games? Can I use a floopy to upload to the DRAM or I must use a PC? Does this apply for the MD also? posted from NIZAR posted at August 03, 2001 at 16:45:50
> Do I need both SRAM and DRAM interfaces to play all the SNES games on MGD2?

That depends on what games *you* want to play on the MGD2. Do you want to limit yourself to 16Mbit games on the SNES or MD (with the appropriate SRAM interface cartridge) or do you want to
play a wider variety of games on the SNES or MD by using a DRAM interface cartridge and a 32Mbit DRAM card?
It's up to you, and the amount of money you have to spend!

> And Can I use 32M DRAM Memory Card to play the 16M, 24M, and 8M games?

Yes you can in all of those cases. You select which part of the 32Mbit DRAM card you want to load data to with the bank select button on the DRAM interface cartridge. This allows to you load a game in 8Mbit parts from diskette onto the cartridge. Depending on how many times you press the bank select button, you can only use 1 bank for an 8Mbit game, 2 banks for a 16Mbit game, or 4 banks for a 24 or 32Mbit game. The 32Mbit DRAm card has a switch to choose between 24 or 32Mbits of data.


> Can I use a floopy to upload to the DRAM or I must use a PC?

If you have the MGD2 disk unit you can load games from diskette (in 8Mbit parts only)
If you have the appropriate PC link cable to load data into the DRAM interface, then yes you can also a PC to load game data into the DRAM card.
The best thing about this option, is that after you've converted the game into MGD2 format on your PC, you can send it to the DRAM interface *as one file*. A caveat though: the filename of the game you're sending must be for SNES sf****.078 ; for MD md****.038 .For other filesizes the extension differs slightly. (sorry the pclink software program won't let you send the game as something sensible!)

> Does this apply for the MD also?
In every case I've described, yes it does.. but I think I've covered it already
:)

If you have any other questions (about converting roms, or using the pclink software) then don't hesitate to ask!



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