"Unlocking" Free play on 2X boards?

Zero1_Zero1_ Combo fraudJoined: Posts: 642
Not sure if this is correct, but I'll throw this out there in case anyone has a US and JP board to test with. A friend told me that if you put a blue board onto a motherboard (doesn't matter which region motherboard) and set it to freeplay in the menu, it actually unlocks free play for the Japanese board if you put that on next. He says the board stays like that until you put a different game on and he says it works due to how much code both games share.

I presume that if you can unlock freeplay for the Japanese board, that it would get lost like all the other settings if it's powered off for a while.

So what do you think? If it works it would be nice to set our 2X boards into freeplay mode so we aren't digging around inside cabinets to put coins in.
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  • blood spit nightblood spit night Joined: Posts: 96
    first time I heard anything of the sort.
  • Zero1_Zero1_ Combo fraud Joined: Posts: 642
    Yeah same here, hoping someone can test it and give us some actual results and not word of mouth
  • UnessentialUnessential Joined: Posts: 1,168
    I'm pretty sure the settings are saved on the game board. not the A board. Especially since settings for games are different, and swapping A-boards between ssf2x boards don't swap settings.

    I have one yellow a-board and one blue a-board, and as far as i know, they're identical.
    I don't have a Super Turbo board to test though. only 2 ssf2x. but I'm highly skeptical about this.
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  • Zero1_Zero1_ Combo fraud Joined: Posts: 642
    Yeah, I was almost tempted to write it off myself, but you never know for certain until you try
  • jedpossumjedpossum Ok, Darling Joined: Posts: 4,227
    edited October 2013
    The Phoenixed roms from Razoola added freeplay back in the settings. Only way to do with out modding the game is to corrupt the settings epproms some how or use said epproms from a phoenixed board that have free play selected.

    And if you switch the setting it will not allow you to select freeplay again.

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  • Zero1_Zero1_ Combo fraud Joined: Posts: 642
    Ok that makes sense. I assumed the settings would be stored on the game board like how they used to do with home console carts, rather than storing it on the system.

    Yeah the claim was to be able to get freeplay on a Japanese board without phoenixing it. Thought it sounded a bit off.
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    It does work.
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  • hanasuhanasu Joined: Posts: 130
    Thanks for the explanation Mike, I was just wondering how that was possible on Friday.
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  • UnessentialUnessential Joined: Posts: 1,168
    edited October 2013
    Cool! Can I rent a phoenixed X board form someone for a day? lol. Really? Settings are saved on the A-board? I should try swapping my b-boards again to see if the settings switch. (Theoretically, they should if this works, right?). IIRC I never turned demo sound on for my first ssf2x board (I had 2 a-boards and used both) and when I got my 2nd board I recall the first boot up it had demo sound on. ... Maybe I'm just remembering incorrectly though.
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    PM me here or on facebook if you need a stick mod or repair. Same with arcade boards and superguns.
  • blood spit nightblood spit night Joined: Posts: 96
    so can anyone confirm if this setting stays intact for an infinite duration of time or if different games are swapped?
  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,714
    Mikeidge basically confirmed exactly what you're asking.
  • blood spit nightblood spit night Joined: Posts: 96
    eltrouble wrote: »
    Mikeidge basically confirmed exactly what you're asking.
    There's no mention of putting a different cps2 game or leaving it off for an extended period would erase it...
  • papasipapasi N Ken is the truth Joined: Posts: 1,568
    Very nice.

    Don helped phoenix one of my asia boards.
    I should try this so the other non-phoenixed board in the astro city could have free play as well.
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  • BernieBernie Dumb skeezers Joined: Posts: 1,799
    eltrouble wrote: »
    Mikeidge basically confirmed exactly what you're asking.
    There's no mention of putting a different cps2 game or leaving it off for an extended period would erase it...

    Doesn't work when swapping different games. I share an A board for a few different games and I need to reset settings every time I play a different game. Wasn't aware of the phoenixed ST setup tho but that doesn't help me since I don't own one. Is the pheonixed version the JP region?

    So far, I haven't seen any kind of time based erase. I've left my setup off for months at a time and the settings are preserved as long as I haven't swapped boards before turning it on again.
  • -TheBastard--TheBastard- FAB u LOSE! Joined: Posts: 1,276
    good info guys
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  • mikeidgemikeidge Joined: Posts: 565
    Also ...it needs to be the Phoenix version of gmc that has added free play . There are Phoenix versions that don't have it.
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