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Arcana - Fastrom

Hack of Arcana

Description:

Converts game to use FastROM optimizations:

  • Much faster dungeon movement
  • Smoother game experience with less lag
  • Somewhat faster loading time performance

Please patch before patching Multi-Levelup if you are using both. Thanks to TimeSpaceMage (now Sarah Shinespark) for suggesting this.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Arcana (USA).smc
  • MD5: FEE369A46A0212E32FB43501E2C0CCEC

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Not for real hardware

Reviewed By: zoinknoise on 26 Nov 2017

I think this is a great idea, and I’m sure it’s no trivial hack to do a low-level conversion like this, but it sadly does NOT work on real hardware. I tossed it onto an SHVC-1A3B cartridge board (same as the original game and compatible with slowrom AND fastrom) and while the intros and title screen work fine, it freezes at the first playable scene.

Interestingly, the game did NOT crash; the music kept right on going but the game itself was totally locked up, glitching a few graphics in the border as well. Shame. Works great in an emulator though!

Version 0.2 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Yes, it NOW works on real hardware.Apocalypse61212 Nov 20190.6Yes
Not for real hardwarezoinknoise26 Nov 20170.2No