This in regards to Katage's "New Awakening" (he currently has v4.1 up).
I fully understand how to read ROM types and the importance of applying the right patch to the right ROM...which is why rom info such as file/sha/crc info is posted.
Well, Katage has rom "Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening DX (U) (V1.2) [C][!]" as the one to use for his patch.
Fair enough....except when you look at the ROM info for this particular ROM, they match NON of the dumped roms that can be found.
I use the Rom Hasher tool (pretty faithful and accurate during my year and a half or so of usage) to match rom info BEFORE I do any patching to be sure I am getting the proper job done.
The Rom Hasher's info for the rom given by Katage does not match in any way shape or form.
Thinking perhaps he mistyped info, I tried other versions of the ROM (ones NOT listed as the one to use for his patch) to see if THOSE figures matched. Nada. Zilch. No match.
So my question is...am I missing something here?
Is it possible to just patch the hack onto v1.2 dx awakening game, even though the hash info doesn't match, and still get a working game?
Shouldn't the game either not work at all or show glitches if I used the wrong ROM?
I DID patch the rom, and played through the opening minutes, and nothing seemed different than the standard Links Awakening game. So I am wondering whether this worked the way it was supposed to at all. I would really hate to play through a game like this only to find the game unplayable at some point (because I patched the wrong ROM), or that no changes were made at all to the original game.
Obviously, the game patch has reviews on it, so SOMEONE got this thing to work, albeit some of the reviews of the earlier versions reported bugs.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the quick link to the page here on RHDN of the patch/game in question:http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1939/
And for those wondering, I use IPS Floating Patcher v131...which has worked flawlessly for me for a number of patch jobs and I use the Visual Boy Advance M 1.8 as my emulator.