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What is EverSD?


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


How do I load my own games on the EverSD?


You'll need to have a microSD card (max. 256GB) 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.
It's easy as that!



Where do I get new emulators from?


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.



Which systems can I emulate?

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
  • N64 (VERY SLOW!)



How can I add my own emulators?


The Evercade is based on Retroarch and can run different emulators. Simply head over to the nightly builds of Libretro.

Download the desired emulator and replace it with one of the '.so' files that is inside the emulator directory of your microSD card.

The emulators are as followed:


  • 0.so = PC Engine - Supported file extension:.zip
  • 1.so = NES - Supported file extension:.nes, .fds
  • 2.so = Atari 2600 - Supported file extension:.a26
  • 3.so = Atari 7800 - Supported file extension:.a78
  • 4.so = SNES - Supporting file formats:.sfc, .smc
  • 5.so = Genesis/MegaDrive - Supporting file formats:.smd, .gg, .bin, .gen, .md
  • 6.so = GameBoy (Color)/Advance - Supporting file formats:.gba, .gbc, .agb
  • 7.so = Playstation 1 - Supporting file formats:.ccd, .img, .sub, .pbp, .iso
  • 8.so = Famicom - Supporting file formats:.fc
  • 9.so = Atari Lynx - Supporting file formats:.lnx
  • 10.so = Sega Master System - Supporting file formats:.sms
  • 11.so = Wonderswan (Color) - Supporting file formats:.ws
  • 12.so = Nintendo 64 - Supporting file formats:.n64


Example:

If you're going to replace 12.so, it means that you need to change the fileextension name into '.n64'. This way, the rom will run with 12.so.



I don't see any pictures when selecting my games!


You need to add 6 pictures for the game selection screen.

If you're a Windows user, you can head over to the 'Downloads' section and download Everloader.

This program will let you easily add a boxart, screenshot, title, genre and the publisher logo to your game.
You can do this manually as well.



How do I manually add images?


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 like:
Hello0.png
Hello0_hd.png
Hello1.png
Hello1_hd.png
Hello2.png
Hello2_hd.png



How do I get my wallpaper to work?


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.



How do I manually add a wallpaper?


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)


Why did my EverSD stopped working after upgrading the system to firmware 1.3?


We are currently looking into this matter. A solution should be released soon.

In the meantime, if you've already upgraded to firmware 1.3, you can downgrade to firmware 1.2.
You can find the firmware at the website of Evercade itself.

Update: Unfortunately, Evercade has removed their older firmwares.
However, the community has gotten firmware 1.3.1 working over here.