*** DISREGARD, I FIXED IT! SOLUTION AT BOTTOM OF POST ***
Hi all, Having an issue getting Neo Geo up and running correctly and looking for some help.
I have all the bios files in the /fat/NEOGEO directory, as well as the darksoft rom pack. The XML is there as well.
When I run the core and load a rom set they display with their friendly names (assume this means they match the xml).
I choose the rom set and the files load. I hear the bios boot, then I hear the game running in attract mode. Visually, I have a solid light grey screen only. The game is fully functional in the background. I can hear inserted coins (MVS mode) and start a game.
I just see nothing but a grey box where the graphics should be!
I re-transferred my bios files (after verifying hashes) and the games (verifying the transfer was in binary mode) and have the same result.
I have the standard 32Mb memory add on and made sure to only try games that will run it. The issue happens 100% of the time with all the roms I test.
I am using the HDMI output set to 1080p on a computer monitor that has never failed me with MiSTer before despite the odd native refresh rates of some cores/systems.
Also, my "main" & "menu" are up to date, as is linux.
Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks in advance for any help.
SOLUTION: After updating everything on my mister, the core updater script did a reboot. Still didn't work. I myself tried a cold reboot via the mister menu. Still didn't work. Pretty sure I also did a reset via the I/O board buttons as well, still didn't work.
I just performed a HARD POWER CYCLE using my power supply's built in on/off switch. That worked!!!!
I can only assume the older linux image was still running even though both reset types via mister menu were attempted as well as the updater's scripted reset? Odd, but resolved none the less.