Carnivore2 : First impressions and bugs...

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By Alexey

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01-06-2018, 14:25

I made an experiment today. Just received the dual-microSD-card-to-CF adapter and tried it with Carnivore. Well, the microSD card works, but only if inserted into the "Card II" SD slot. When inserted into the "Card I" slot nothing works, moreover, it invalidates the card in slot II. So the claims that that adapter doesn't work are not accurate. It works, but only with one microSD card. The adapter is this one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Port-Micro-SD-TF-SDHC-Zu-Typ-I-1-...

The advantages of this adapter versus the SD-to-CF adapter (for full size SD cards) is that this one is very thin and easily fits into the hole for CF cards.

By Alexey

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14-06-2018, 23:42

We are doing the major release in a few minutes. Stay tuned... Smile

By mxmy

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21-06-2018, 04:25

Hi, I'm having problems with my Carnivore2. I'm not sure if it's the cart or my compact flash card, but it's very patchy when it comes to reading my CF card on boot.

Would do more testing, but my VRAM just blew, so I need to fix that first Sad

By japanretroCT

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24-06-2018, 17:15

I have problems with Metalgear2 rom it wont start with extended slot enabled and if i change configuration with no exnd slot i have no scc sound....There is some kind of bug....I have a Vg8235 /20 with 8245 DISKROM .....Someone was able to work METALGEAR 2 in ram or flash with scc sound???
Please let me know...

By Alexey

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24-06-2018, 17:42

japanretroCT wrote:

I have problems with Metalgear2 rom it wont start with extended slot enabled and if i change configuration with no exnd slot i have no scc sound....There is some kind of bug....I have a Vg8235 /20 with 8245 DISKROM .....Someone was able to work METALGEAR 2 in ram or flash with scc sound???
Please let me know...

Did you use the special RCP file for the Metal Gear 2? It allows the game to work correctly with Carnivore2.

By Samy83

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02-07-2018, 17:01

Hi,

I have a Carnivore 2 for a few months and seeing the recent improvements in sound, I wanted to update the firmware (.POF)
The problem is that I can not launch the update with Quartus because I always have the following error message:

"210001 Can't open programming file C:/carnivore2.pof -- not valid SOF file"

I tried with Quartus II 13 which was already installed on my computer and that I used without problem a few months ago to update another FPGA device.
I installed Quartus Prime 18 to try but the result is the same.

Need your help please. Thanks in advance.

By Alexey

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02-07-2018, 17:54

I don't remember my Quartus software ever complaining about a SOF file. The firmware itself is in the POF file and Quartus should open and read this file by default. Did you configure your Quartus software for the EPCS4 device as described in the readme file? Maybe a screenshot of the software's main window could help.

By Samy83

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02-07-2018, 18:46

I tried with another computer and there was the same problem so I re-downloaded the Carnivore2.pof file and no more error message! (the previous file was certainly "corrupted").

The flash was very fast (less than 10s I would say). Is it normal?
Where can I see that the FPGA has been flashed with the latest version?

By Pencioner

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02-07-2018, 20:32

The flash with ActiveSerial is that fast, it takes really just a bunch of seconds Smile

By Samy83

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02-07-2018, 21:16

Thanks.
Despite the "100% completed" in green at the top right in Quartus, I thought there had been a problem because it seemed so fast!

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