GameDrive for SNK Neo Geo Pocket & Pocket Color [NGP / NGPC] | Retro HQ
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- Compatible with Neo Geo Pocket, Pocket Color and Slim models
- 15MB onboard flash memory
- Allows homebrew game testing and playing
- Play backups of your games using a single cartridge
- Micro SD card required (not included)
The RetroHQ NeoPocket GameDrive cartridge contains 15MB of onboard FLASH memory available to install your games, and a memory card slot to acccess your game library directly from the console, wherever you are.
To play games on the NeoGeo Pocket console, they must first be installed onto the FLASH memory of the cartridge via the memory card. Upto 15MB of games can be installed at once from the built-in management software, and once a game has been installed it can be run instantly from the game selection menu. Installed games can be saved back to the memory card (to save progress) and deleted to free up space for more games to be installed.
Any memory card up to 32GB in size can be used with the NPGD as long as it is FAT16 or FAT32 formatted.
NeoGeo Pocket (Black and White)
NeoGeo Pocket Colour
NeoGeo Pocket Colour Slim
FAT16 or FAT32 memory cards
All retail games and homebrew supported
Resume game functionality not supported
No other compatibility issues known
Due to the way ROM images are stored on the FLASH memory, not all the storage space can always be used when installing larger games. It is advised to install larger games first.
Insert the NPGD cartridge into any model of NeoGeo Pocket console, then insert a memory card containing compatble ROM images (.NGC and .NGP files) into the memory card slot of the NPGD cartridge.
On turning the console on, the RetroHQ logo will be briefly displayed, followed by the game menu screen.
The game menu is split into two tabs; the FLASH storage tab and the memory card tab. The currently selected tab can be toggled by pressing the OPTION button.
When using the menu, the functon of the buttons are displayed at the bottom of the screen.
The installed game list shows details of the games currently installed on the FLASH memory. The size and whether the game has colour features(an RGB coloured or grey icon) are displayed to the left of the name.
The game name can be upto 53 characters and is taken from the file-name when the game is installed.
The directory listing shows the ROM image files contained on the memory card and allows you to navigate the directory structure and install any valid ROM images.
Supported files include .NGP and .NGC file types, no other files will be displayed.
Firmware updates can be applied to the NPGD cartridge via the recovery console. To perform a firmware update, first copy the provided UPDATE.DAT file to the root directory of a memory card and insert into the NPGD cartridge.
Turn on the console with the cartridge inserted and press the OPTION button when the RetroHQ splash screen appears. This will enter the recovery console. Press A to update the cartridge firmware using UPDATE.DAT on the memory card. Once the update has been completed, press A to reboot the console with the new cartridge firmware.
Updates to the firmware will be available from the RetroHQ website if required.