Pseudo Saturn Kai official thread

Hello, I'm new here.
I wanted to buy a Saturn Gamer's Cartridge, but they are not on sale! The main purpose is to play from an SD card without burning discs.
I've used Action Replay with PSKai firmware before, so I'm a little familiar with it.
Then I found the SD MemCart project on the website(cafe-alpha様、thank you so much for what you do) and thought - why not try to build it myself? I know how to solder a little, but I don't know how to make PCBs. Can someone tell me which company makes prototypes and delivers to Japan? What parameters should I specify for the board? What kind of file should I export from KiCAD?

Sorry for my English, it's not my native language.
 

Ponut

Gear Supporter
The main purpose is to play from an SD card without burning discs.

Commercial games will not work this way from the cartridge slot. You would want an optical drive emulator (ODE).
I am not sure if you understood that or not. Just checking the language barrier.
 
Commercial games will not work this way from the cartridge slot. You would want an optical drive emulator (ODE).

Thanks for the reply. I know about ODE, but I would like not to hardmode the console.
Maybe I really don't understand something, but the website says:
Gamer's Cartridge main features :

- Play import games (*1).
- Play CD-R backup copy of your games. (*2)
- Memory cartridge on SD card. (*2)
- Dump Saturn internal backup memory to SD card.
- Play small homebrew programs from SD card.

(*1) Bypass game region protection, so some games optimized for NTSC may not work well on PAL systems, and vice-versa.
(*2) Direct (in-game) save access, with relatively good game compatibility. Please check Pseudo Saturn Kai compatibility list for details.

So, I can not run images of games from the SD card using this cartridge?

**reread it again**
I think I got it. I can't run game images from a cartridge, I can only run copies of games from recorded discs.
Excuse me for my stupidity.
 
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Ponut

Gear Supporter
Thanks for the reply. I know about ODE, but I would like not to hardmode the console.
Maybe I really don't understand something, but the website says:


So, I can not run images of games from the SD card using this cartridge?

**reread it again**
I think I got it. I can't run game images from a cartridge, I can only run copies of games from recorded discs.
Excuse me for my stupidity.
It's okay, second-languages can be very challenging.

If you do not want to hardware-modify the console, the Satiator is for you. It is an ODE that simply plugs in the rear accessory port.
 

cafe-alpha

Established Member
Thanks for the reply. I know about ODE, but I would like not to hardmode the console.
Maybe I really don't understand something, but the website says:


So, I can not run images of games from the SD card using this cartridge?

**reread it again**
I think I got it. I can't run game images from a cartridge, I can only run copies of games from recorded discs.
Excuse me for my stupidity.

Thank you for the feedback. I updated my homepage with a warning that it's not an ODE, and added links to several places where to buy ODEs.
 
I re-burnt Die Hard Trilogy still hangs locks up after first screen ={ Japanese one the same

Is this title one I should source Darkwater for, but now I can't see em
 
I re-burnt Die Hard Trilogy still hangs locks up after first screen ={ Japanese one the same
Die Hard Trilogy is a problematic game that refuses to work with some cartridges, regardless of what firmware is installed (e.g. Action Replay stock firmware, Pseudo Saturn Kai).

Is this title one I should source Darkwater for, but now I can't see em
That won't fix the issue, see above.
 
I had a problem with the Action Replay 4M Plus. The 4M expansion didn't work.
Because of this problem I converted it to PSKAI. "pskai_release_20210315" (despite not properly recognizing the firmware.)
Then Flashed it back to Action Replay 4M Plus and yup still broken....
There is much talk about the cart in this thread and I couldn't find the fix here but I did find it on another page so I will share it.
Apparently many of them were made wrong and this single wire hardware mod fixed the problem.
The cart now works as it should as a 4M device.
 
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cafe-alpha

Established Member
I had a problem with the Action Replay 4M Plus. The 4M expansion didn't work.
Because of this problem I converted it to PSKAI. "pskai_release_20210315" (despite not properly recognizing the firmware.)
Then Flashed it back to Action Replay 4M Plus and yup still broken....
There is much talk about the cart in this thread and I couldn't find the fix here but I did find it on another page so I will share it.
Apparently many of them were made wrong and this single wire hardware mod fixed the problem.
The cart now works as it should as a 4M device.

Thank you for the information ! I didn't know that the details of this mod were still available on internet ... until now I was giving links to archive.org ^^;
I added your post to Pseudo Saturn Kai help index so that users with similar problem shall find troubleshooting easily in the future.
 
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