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Author Topic: Help about running a romhack on GameBoid (GBA emulator for Android)  (Read 26040 times)

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Hey there!
I'm brazilian, my english is poor, so, forgive me and my spelling. Well, I'm not very good at hacking, but I read a lot about romhacking, any help will be great. Let's go:
I installed GameBoid (GBA emulator) on my Android. All ROMs works perfectly (even Pokémon Ruby, Saphire, Emerald, etc.), but the one that I most want to play, a Pokemon Ruby Hack called "Pokémon Light Platinum" doesn't. When I try to run it by the emulator the screen turns white.
I've downloaded some tools and found the following information:


I've extracted the .apk (android app file) files and one of them had something that seems to be useful:
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# Pokemon Ruby (U)
game_name = POKEMON RUBY
game_code = AXVE
vender_code = 01
flash_rom_type = 128KB

I've already tried to recompile the .apk with the image info (except by the "vender_code = 01", I don't know what is that).

If anybody wants the file, here it is:
http://www.4shared.com/document/l0vIuZyT/game_config.html

Many thanks!

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Re: Help about running a romhack on GameBoid (GBA emulator for Android)
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 10:48:53 pm »
Vanilla, try setting the 'GBA save type' option in GameBoid to 'Flash (128KB)'.

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Re: Help about running a romhack on GameBoid (GBA emulator for Android)
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 08:08:19 pm »
Vanilla, try setting the 'GBA save type' option in GameBoid to 'Flash (128KB)'.
Thanks, golden! It was setted by default. I've downloaded a lot of "fix" softwares, and fixed header, etc, etc... It finally works!
Thank you very much! (:

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Re: Help about running a romhack on GameBoid (GBA emulator for Android)
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 11:54:16 am »
First of all I'm sorry for opening up again this rather old topic, however I'm stuck with the same problem and asked myself whether you could post your solution.

Thanks a lot in advance (any help appreciated)

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Re: Help about running a romhack on GameBoid (GBA emulator for Android)
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 02:32:23 pm »
golden already posted the solution back then, you have to set the save type in the emulator options to 128KB.
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Re: Help about running a romhack on GameBoid (GBA emulator for Android)
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 03:57:44 pm »
Hi, the setting was 128k by default.
In any case I am trying to solve the problem by modifying the headers as pointed out by Vanilla, doesn't seem to work though...

// edit

just managed to do it, for anyone sharing my previous troubles:

 1. download the following tool: http://www.romhacking.net/utils/542/
 2. Set the following header data:

POKEMON EMER
BPEE
Nintendo
00
00
00

 3. Save type to 128k

-> Should work
« Last Edit: July 08, 2011, 04:12:39 pm by robg »