Frequently Asked Questions

EverSD - General


EverSD is a homebrew and development kit that lets you play your own games on the Evercade and Evercade VS.
Don't have an Evercade? You can find a reseller at 'https://evercade.co.uk'.




Download EverLoader2 and sync your games easily!

You'll need to have a microSD card (tested with max. 512GB) to copy your games on it.


You also need to patch your system with EverPatcher/EverPatcherVS



EverPatcher (for the original handheld) and EverPatcherVS (for the VS) are small tools to patch your system that add many fixes and extra features that the original firmware doesn't have.


Some of these features are:


  • Fixing bugs on licensed games
  • Speed up loading of CD based games versus stock
  • Fixing broken games that won't work anymore since official firmware update 2.1.1 on the VS
  • An extra free Game of the Month
  • Able to use EverSD
  • Able to use RetroArch
  • Custom theme
  • Custom boot video
  • Custom background music
  • Custom bezel
  • Custom language
  • Custom fonts

EverPatcherVS can also be used to unbrick your console if it gets bricked after an official update!



No! Everyone can enjoy the fixes that comes with the patchers. However, if you have an EverSD, you fully customize your console and make use of RetroArch.



Create a new directory/folder in the root of the MicroSD card called 'game' and copy your own games into that folder.

Then, you need a json file in the game directory for each game so the games will be visible in the new menu.


To let your MicroSD card getting detected by the console, you also need a 'cartridge.json' file in the root directory of the MicroSD card. Download an example of both json files over here



You can find the emulators in the 'Downloads' and extract the downloaded file into the root directory of your MicroSD card.
Head over to the 'Downloads' section to download it.



The following systems are supported by default:


  • NES/Famicom
  • SNES
  • GameBoy
  • GameBoy Color
  • GameBoy Advance
  • Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Wonderswan
  • Wonderswan Color
  • Atari 2600
  • Atari 7800
  • Atari Lynx
  • Playstation 1
  • PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16
  • and many more using RetroArch!

VS


EverSD is currently supported with the latest available firmware for the VS.


You need to apply the latest EverPatcherVS to enable EverSD.




Download EverLoader2 and sync your games easily!

You'll need to have a microSD card (tested with max. 512GB) to copy your games on it.



Create a new directory/folder in the root of the MicroSD card called 'game' and copy your own games into that folder.

Then, you need a json file in the game directory for each game so the games will be visible in the new menu.


To let your MicroSD card getting detected by the console, you also need a 'cartridge.json' file in the root directory of the MicroSD card. Download an example of both json files over here



We need two images. They need to be in PNG file format.

The images must be copied inside the 'game' folder that is in the root of your card.


The images must have the same name as the game but they end with a number

0_1080.png = boxart for the Evercade VS (474x666 pixels)

_gamebanner.png = screenshot/banner (1920x551)



Lets say we have an game called "Hello.nes".
The filenames should be like:

Hello0_1080.png

Hello_gamebanner.png



Yes! Head over to the Downloads section to get the right assets and the community patcher.




Please download the latest Emulators from the Downloads section and re-sync your games using the latest version of EverLoader.


However, if you don't want to re-sync your games, you can also migrate your games from the older VS firmware (2.0.4 and below) to 2.1.0 and above using EverMigrate.


This tool is only needed if your games don't show up after user EverPatcher VS 2.0 and used EverLoader 2.1.3 or lower to sync your games!


Just copy the file to the root of your MicroSD card, and run it only once.

This will fix the json files so that Evercade VS will see your EverSD again.




If you happen to get glitchy screens, crashes at the beginning of the games or faulty controls, use the following steps to fix the problem:


  1. First, make sure that there is no file called 'legal_support.png' in the 'game' directory of your MicroSD card.
  2. Turn off your console, insert EverSD in slot 1, insert any licensed game in Slot 2 and turn it on again.
  3. Once it's booted, you can remove the cartridge in Slot 2 but leave EverSD in Slot 1.
  4. Turn off and turn on the system one more time.

These steps needs to be done only for one time per (new) Micro SD card (or if you formatted it). After that, it should just work normally.




Absolutely! EverPatcherVS is not only for EverSD users! EverPatcherVS brings fixes that the original firwmare doesn't have.
The results speak for themselves in the following comparison video:




Yes, this is possible.

Make sure that you are on the latest version of EverPatcherVS.


  1. Remove all cartridges from your VS and press on the controller simultaneously L1+R1+UP (D-Pad). This will bring up a secret game.
  2. Instead of starting the game, press and hold down the SELECT button on your controller and press A.
    This will enable the Factory restore mode.
  3. Go to System Settings and select "Restore back to Stock Firmware" to start the process.
    Once the update has finished downloading the VS will turn off.
    Once off, it will not turn back on.
    THIS IS NORMAL BEHAVIOR!
  4. Use EverPatcherVS one more time to finish the restore process.
    Note: If the VS is not connected to with an HDMI cable, please wait until the LED light bar will blink yellow before you unplug it from your PC!
  5. After your VS is up and running again, remember to perform a Factory Reset to complete the process!


Alternative method:

You can also download this file and extract it on the root of your MicroSD card.

Once you insert your EverSD back to your console, you will have a new item on the screen called "Restore to Stock".

Run the application and follow the same steps described above starting from step 3.


Handheld (Original) - Firmware 2.x.x


EverSD is currently supported with the latest available firmware 2.0.2.


You need to apply the latest EverPatcher to enable EverSD.




Download EverLoader2 and sync your games easily!

You'll need to have a microSD card (tested with max. 512GB) to copy your games on it.



Create a new directory/folder in the root of the MicroSD card called 'game' and copy your own games into that folder.

Then, you need a json file in the game directory for each game so the games will be visible in the new menu.


To let your MicroSD card getting detected by the console, you also need a 'cartridge.json' file in the root directory of the MicroSD card. Download an example of both json files over here



We need three images. They need to be in PNG file format.

One is used for handheld mode, one for Big Screen Mode when connected to a TV via HDMI and one for the Banner (Screenshot).

The images must be copied inside the 'game' folder that is in the root of your card.


The six images must have the same name as the game but they end with a number
0.png = boxart for handheld (112x157 pixels)
0_hd.png = boxart for TV (210x295 pixels)

_gamebanner.png = screenshot/banner for TV mode (1920x551)



Lets say we have an game called "Hello.nes".
The filenames should be like:
Hello0.png
Hello0_hd.png

Hello_gamebanner.png



Yes! Head over to the Downloads section to get the right assets and the community patcher.




If you happen to get glitched screens, use the following steps to fix the problem:


  1. Make sure that there is no file called 'legal_support.png' inside the 'game' directory of your MicroSD card. If there is one, please delete this.
  2. Turn off your console, insert any licensed game in the console and turn it on again.
  3. Once it's booted, wait a couple seconds, then remove the cartridge and insert EverSD with the MicroSD in the console.


These steps needs to be done only for one time. After that, it should just work normally again.



Yes! Support for external controllers is possible.
All you need is an EverSD USB Hub, patching the Evercade with the EverController and extracting Retroarch to your MicroSD card. Controllers that are tested: DualShock 4, 8BitDo SF/SN30 Pro, Generic Keyboard, 8BitDo Wireless USB Adapter (You can connect any controllers that are compatible with this adapter)


Note: You will lose the ability to use the Evercade as a controller for the VS. However, you can revert this by flashing back the original Evercade firmware.




Yes, just download the update from the Evercade website and upgrade it. This will overwrite the EverPatcher and will revert back to stock firmware. Once this is done, please do not forget to do a Factory Reset inside the System settings to complete the process!


Handheld (Original) - Old Firmware 1.x.x


Create a new directory/folder in the root of the MicroSD card called 'game' and copy your own games into that folder.

Then use EverLoader1 to load up the images (boxarts, screenshots and titles) for your games.



We need six images. They need to be in PNG file format.

Three are used for handheld mode and the other three are used for Big Screen Mode when connected to a TV via HDMI.

The images must be copied inside the 'game' folder that is in the root of your card.


The six images must have the same name as the game but they end with a number
0.png = boxart for handheld (112x157 pixels)
0_hd.png = boxart for TV (210x295 pixels)

1.png = screenshot for handheld (193x146 pixels)
1_hd.png = screenshot for TV (418x295 pixels)
2.png = publisher + title/genre for handheld (348x50 pixels)
2_hd.png = publisher + title/genre for TV (920x128 pixels)



Lets say we have an game called "Hello.nes".
The image files should be:
Hello0.png
Hello0_hd.png

Hello1.png
Hello1_hd.png
Hello2.png
Hello2_hd.png


Note: File names are case sensitive!



You can select a wallpaper using EverLoader and save it inside the 'game' folder that is in the root of your MicroSD card.

You can also use your own wallpaper by manually adding it.



We need 2 images. They both need to be in PNG file format.

The images must be copied inside the 'game' folder that is in the root of your card.


The images must be named:

menu_bg.png = wallpaper for handheld (480x272 pixels)

menu_bg_hd.png = wallpaper for TV (1280x720 pixels)



To be able to use your EverSD higher than firmware 1.3.0, please patch your Evercade with the community EverPatcher.




Yes! Head over to the Downloads section to get the right assets and the community patcher; EverPatcher.



Yes! Support for external controllers is possible with Firmware 1.3.1
All you need is an EverSD USB Hub, patching the Evercade with the EverController and extracting Retroarch to your MicroSD card. Controllers that are tested: DualShock 4, 8BitDo SF/SN30 Pro, Generic Keyboard, 8BitDo Wireless USB Adapter (You can connect any controllers that are compatible with this adapter)




If you happen to get glitched screens after upgrading to firmware 1.3.0/1.3.1, use the following steps to fix the problem:


  1. Make sure that there is no file called 'legal_support.png' inside the 'game' directory of your MicroSD card. If there is one, please delete this.
  2. Turn off your console, insert any licensed game in the console and turn it on again.
  3. Once it's booted, wait a couple seconds, then remove the cartridge and insert EverSD with the MicroSD in the console.


These steps needs to be done only for one time. After that, it should just work normally again.




Yes, this is possible.


Just download the update from the Evercade website and upgrade it. This will overwrite the EverPatcher and will revert back to stock firmware.


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