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TestVMSfs

icon TestVMSfs is an application initially developed by Peter Bortas for checking DreamSNES saving routines on all kinds of original and 3rd party VMU, the application performs a short save/read save test and prints out the results.

TestVMSfs is a test application that tries to find a VMU with 18 blocks free, save 18 blocks of data to it, read the 18 blocks save back and then verifies that the data didn't get corrupted in the process. The application will also tell you if it can't find a VMU or if there are too few blocks available to perform the test.

The CD plainfiles package download contains a scrambled binary, the alternative plainfiles package contains an unscrambled binary, an ELF file for use with a broadband adapter AND a serial cable, an ELF file for use with a broadband adapter with NO serial cable, and an SREC file to upload through the serial cable.

Testing a VMU

Insert the CD and boot up your Dreamcast (the test should not take more than 15 seconds), the test results are then printed on the screen. The text is Yellow when the test is in progress, Red if the test failed, and Green if the test was successful.

  • Font loaded, test starting ...
  • Maple BUS initiated.
  • Saving.
  • Saved. Restoring ...
  • File restored.
  • Restored. Verifying ...
  • Verification successfull. A-OK!

Error-Messages:

  • Font loaded, test starting ...
  • Maple BUS initiated.
  • Saving.
  • Not enough space on VMU. Need 18 blocks.

Make sure you have at least 18 blocks free on your VMU then run the test again.

  • Font loaded, test starting ...
  • Maple BUS initiated.
  • Saving.
  • 1-
  • 2-
  • 3
  • No memory unit found.

Make sure the VMU and Controller contacts are clean, try moving the VMU to another controller or port in case the current one has a bad contact.

Credits

  • TestVMSfs: Peter Bortas
  • Libronin: Marcus Comstedt, Peter Bortas and Per Hedbor

Site Links

TestVMSfs Thumbnail 1
CD Image Download (63.9 KB)
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Download (44.1 KB) CD Plainfiles
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Download (83.9 KB) ELF and SREC Plainfiles