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No music on sega cd



  • Okay so I'm running a pi3 with rp 4.1.9. Just got it and am having a real hard time with Sega cd games on genesis plus gx. The problem is that there is no music for the games. I have bin, cue, and wav files for each game and the cue file seems to match the bin. These came from a pack of games supposedly verified as good. What am I doing wrong? Each game has its own folder with the files within. Every game is also showing up twice on my list. I thought maybe it was one for bin and one for cue but choosing either results in no music. Have searched and searched but no clear info on a solution other than to make new cues. But it looks like the current ones are fine.


  • Global Moderator

    @Vaca2097

    Can you post the contents of one of your .cue files?



  • Sorry for the delay, work and all. Here it is:

    FILE "Snatcher.iso" BINARY
    TRACK 01 MODE1/2048
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    POSTGAP 00:02:00
    FILE "Snatcher 02.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 02 AUDIO
    PREGAP 00:02:00
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 03.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 03 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 04.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 04 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 05.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 05 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 06.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 06 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 07.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 07 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 08.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 08 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 09.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 09 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 10.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 10 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 11.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 11 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 12.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 12 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 13.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 13 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 14.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 14 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 15.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 15 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 16.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 16 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 17.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 17 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 18.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 18 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 19.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 19 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 20.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 20 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 21.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 21 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Snatcher 22.wav" WAVE
    TRACK 22 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00



  • Can you list your roms folder contents for this emulator.



  • Snatcher 02.wav
    Snatcher 03.wav
    Snatcher 04.wav
    Snatcher 05.wav
    Snatcher 06.wav
    Snatcher 07.wav
    Snatcher 08.wav
    Snatcher 09.wav
    Snatcher 10.wav
    Snatcher 11.wav
    Snatcher 12.wav
    Snatcher 13.wav
    Snatcher 14.wav
    Snatcher 15.wav
    Snatcher 16.wav
    Snatcher 17.wav
    Snatcher 18.wav
    Snatcher 19.wav
    Snatcher 20.wav
    Snatcher 21.wav
    Snatcher 22.wav
    Snatcher.cue
    Snatcher.iso



  • Sorry, I missread that. The actual rom folder for the Sega cd emulator right now shows a folder for Snatcher with everything I listed, a folder for sonic cd which is set up the same, and a single file named us_scd1-9210.bin that I forgot to remove during my first attempts to get things running at all.



  • Stabbing in the dark here but it's weird that your have .cue files with .iso files. That explains why you see the games twice. I thought it was usually .bin/.cue fils OR .iso files.

    Do any of the games in that pack work with audio? Could it be that "working" means the game works but it was ripped wrong? I'll check my version of Snatcher when I get to work for you to see what mine looks like.



  • Also, what BIOS files are you using?


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    @Vaca2097

    Try changing all the entries that read "WAVE" to "BINARY" in your .cue file. I had to do this with 'Castlevania: Rondo of Blood' for the TurboGrafx-CD to get the audio working. As I remember, it's an issue specific to RetroArch.



  • Actually now that you mention it that is a bit strange, I have seen Sega cd roms as generally one or the other. I just tried sonic and the actual sound effects work, just no music.
    As for the bios file mine was originally named SegaCD Model 2 BIOS V2.00W (U) (Jun 1993).bin
    Which I renamed as bios_CD_U.bin to get it working. I will try editing the cue and see if that works.



  • It worked! Changing the cue to BINARY got it working. Thank you so much guys. Sega cd and primarily Snatcher were big reasons for me to venture into the world of pi.
    Two titles for Snatcher still show up and loading either will load with music. If I have to have the iso and cue to make it work, is there any way to block one from showing up on the list?



  • There are tools to convert between the two formats. I would convert it to a .bin and just updated your .cue file.

    Glad you're almost there. Good luck!


  • Global Moderator

    You can also place a file named "platforms.cfg" at /opt/retropie/configs/all/ and add the following line:

    segacd_exts=".cue"
    

    Omitting .iso from the list will effectively tell Emulation Station to ignore all files with the .iso extension. However, any games you added in the future would need to be bin/cue or iso/cue for them to show up.



  • @mediamogul great tip! I'll have to check mine out for this error.



  • Thanks a lot for the info, I'm so excited to play these gems again.


  • Global Moderator

    @Vaca2097

    'Snatcher' is an especially great game. I'm overdue for another playthough.



  • @mediamogul thanks for this info


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    @Mobile.Rodri

    Not a problem. :)



  • @mediamogul

    It's one of my all time favorites.

    I discovered it by accident. Had never heard of it before. Back when I was a teen and funcoland still existed, they were liquidating their Sega cd stock dirt cheap. I picked up the model 2 cheap and a bunch of games for a dollar each, all complete. Snatcher and popful mail were in that pile. Best decision I ever made. Snatcher and Chrono trigger are two games I'd give just about anything to play again for the very first time, nothing like it.



  • @mediamogul

    Does this work with an MP3 cue sheet as well?

    E.g.:

    FILE "Sonic CD.iso" BINARY
    TRACK 01 MODE1/2352
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Sonic CD 02.mp3" MP3
    TRACK 02 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    FILE "Sonic CD 03.mp3" MP3
    TRACK 03 AUDIO
    INDEX 01 00:00:00


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