> > At a bear minimum you should be able to play a game through the cart port. If you can't do that something is seriously wrong.
> > First make sure you are using an external power supply for the DX2, 9VDC 1A center negative. Next, try running the self check on the DX2 and see if it passes.
> i have a suitable adapter i'm positive of that. during a game, i can't even seem to get out of the game into the wild card menu. i've been trying to play dragonball z hyper dimension which i know has some form of graphics chip but should that affect playing a cartridge in the wild card port? everything through floppy so far works fine but this cartridge port is really scaring me man.
> thanks for helping though, much appreciated.
Yes, it will. It uses an SA-1 chip which has it's own internal lockout and CPU onboard. The clock for the CPU doesn't get passed through the Wildcard and it will never work. Try a regular game.