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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2740 on: May 29, 2018, 09:26:25 pm »
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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2741 on: May 30, 2018, 02:26:10 am »

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2742 on: May 30, 2018, 11:31:10 am »
Anyone know how to get Super Robot Taisen Gaiden - Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental English Translated working on SNES9x without game freezes and loads of glitches?

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2743 on: May 30, 2018, 12:33:19 pm »
Anyone know how to get Super Robot Taisen Gaiden - Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental English Translated working on SNES9x without game freezes and loads of glitches?

What version of Snes9x are you using??
If you have a SNESmini try to run it with Canoe instead if Retroarch following the method wich explains teahouser in the previous page of the thread (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=25789.msg359714#msg359714).
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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2744 on: May 30, 2018, 12:50:51 pm »
What version of Snes9x are you using??
If you have a SNESmini try to run it with Canoe instead if Retroarch following the method wich explains teahouser in the previous page of the thread (http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=25789.msg359714#msg359714).
Don't have an SNES mini.

I'm using the most current build of SNES9x 64bit Git.
I've tested as far back as the last 5 builds and it won't work properly on any of them.

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2745 on: May 30, 2018, 02:24:21 pm »
Sorry to ask this here, but how do I apply the bps patches?

I tried with beat and I get an error, and I tried with floating ips and I get this message: "This patch is not intended for this ROM."

I am trying to apply the Dragon Quest III and Tales of Phantasia patches.


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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2746 on: May 30, 2018, 03:50:03 pm »
Make sure your using the 1.01 version of the translation from http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=srwg

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2747 on: May 30, 2018, 04:12:03 pm »
Make sure your using the 1.01 version of the translation from http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=srwg
Actually, don't use that  - it's not current and has some issues. There's a hotfix on Aeon Genesis' website.

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« Reply #2748 on: May 30, 2018, 04:19:34 pm »
That is the Aeon Genesis site

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2749 on: May 30, 2018, 04:40:38 pm »
That is the Aeon Genesis site
I never clicked your link.
It's such generic advice.

Everything's up to date. That's not the problem. It's SNES9x - which is why I posted here to see if anyone had a way to get it working properly on it.

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2750 on: May 30, 2018, 04:50:41 pm »
The last official build of Snes9x v1.55 works just fine with the game, sounds like they broke something in git

May 30, 2018, 04:54:43 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
Sorry to ask this here, but how do I apply the bps patches?

I tried with beat and I get an error, and I tried with floating ips and I get this message: "This patch is not intended for this ROM."

I am trying to apply the Dragon Quest III and Tales of Phantasia patches.

Make sure you remove any headers from the roms before using the bps patches
« Last Edit: May 30, 2018, 05:01:06 pm by Bosco82 »

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2751 on: May 30, 2018, 05:10:01 pm »
The last official build of Snes9x v1.55 works just fine with the game,
No, it doesn't.
It freezes at random spots.


So playing it for 30-seconds or even a few minutes might make you think it's fine, but the freezes will happen eventually.
The longest I've been able to play without a freeze is around a ½hour.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2018, 05:20:07 pm by lantern48 »

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2752 on: May 30, 2018, 05:26:42 pm »
You should probably be talking to snes9x devs then, there's probably an issue with SA-1 emulation which they'll have to fix

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2753 on: May 30, 2018, 11:51:15 pm »
Looks like the Snes9x issue has already been fixed in the latest commits on GitHub.
https://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=26422.msg359902#msg359902


Sorry to ask this here, but how do I apply the bps patches?

I tried with beat and I get an error, and I tried with floating ips and I get this message: "This patch is not intended for this ROM."

I am trying to apply the Dragon Quest III and Tales of Phantasia patches.

I just tested both patches myself, and both of them worked correctly.

DQIII - No header + v1.1 translation
ToP - Yes header + v1.2 translation, TOP_DX2L

For .bps patches, it will ignore the header altogether if one is present, so no need to worry about headers with .bps patches.
One of the reasons why I prefer .bps over .ips, not to mention that .bps won't run into legal issues like a .ips can sometimes do. ;)

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2754 on: May 31, 2018, 04:01:42 pm »
Thanks SupaSAIAN!!!

Next game list


• King of Rally (Japan)
• Kinnikuman - Dirty Challenger (Japan)
• Kishin Douji Zenki - Denei Raibu (Japan)
• Kishin Douji Zenki - Tenchi Meidou (Japan)
• Kishin Kourinden Oni (Japan)

• Kiteretsu Daihyakka - Choujikuu Sugoroku (Japan)
• Konpeki no Kantai (Japan)
• Kouryaku Casino Bar (Japan)
• Kouryuuki (Japan)
• Koushien 2 (Japan)

• Koushien 3 (Japan)
• Koushien 4 (Japan)
• Kousoku Shikou Shougi Ou (Japan)
• Koutetsu no Kishi (Japan)
• Koutetsu no Kishi 2 - Sabaku no Rommel Gundan (Japan)


• King of Rally (Japan) -- I think it has sound issuses similar to Space Megaforce, -no-lowlatency doesn't seem to does anything here.
• Kinnikuman - Dirty Challenger (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kishin Douji Zenki - Denei Raibu (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kishin Douji Zenki - Tenchi Meidou (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kishin Kourinden Oni (Japan) -- Looks fine.

• Kiteretsu Daihyakka - Choujikuu Sugoroku (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Konpeki no Kantai (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kouryaku Casino Bar (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kouryuuki (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Koushien 2 (Japan) -- Looks fine.

• Koushien 3 (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Koushien 4 (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kousoku Shikou Shougi Ou (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Koutetsu no Kishi (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Koutetsu no Kishi 2 - Sabaku no Rommel Gundan (Japan) -- Looks fine.

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2755 on: May 31, 2018, 04:15:26 pm »


• King of Rally (Japan) -- I think it has sound issuses similar to Space Megaforce, -no-lowlatency doesn't seem to does anything here.
• Kinnikuman - Dirty Challenger (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kishin Douji Zenki - Denei Raibu (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kishin Douji Zenki - Tenchi Meidou (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kishin Kourinden Oni (Japan) -- Looks fine.

• Kiteretsu Daihyakka - Choujikuu Sugoroku (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Konpeki no Kantai (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kouryaku Casino Bar (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kouryuuki (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Koushien 2 (Japan) -- Looks fine.

• Koushien 3 (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Koushien 4 (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Kousoku Shikou Shougi Ou (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Koutetsu no Kishi (Japan) -- Looks fine.
• Koutetsu no Kishi 2 - Sabaku no Rommel Gundan (Japan) -- Looks fine.

Thanks SupaSAIAN!!!

Next game list


• Hunt for Red October, The (Japan)
• Koutetsu no Kishi 3 - Gekitotsu Europe Sensen (Japan)
• Krusty World (Japan)
• Kunio-kun no Dodge Ball Da yo Zenin Shuugou! - Tournament Special (Japan)
• Kunio no Oden (Japan)
• Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei (Japan) Use Preset ID 1B11

• Laplace no Ma (Japan)
• Larry Nixon's Super Bass Fishing (Japan)
• Las Vegas Dream in Golden Paradise (Japan)
• Last Battle (Japan)
• Leading Company (Japan)

• Leading Jockey (Japan)
• Leading Jockey 2 (Japan)
• Light Fantasy (Japan)
• Light Fantasy 2 (Japan)
• Little Master - Nijiiro no Maseki (Japan)
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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2756 on: June 01, 2018, 02:28:23 pm »
ActRaiser 2 (USA)
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act2_1 (Sluffy's act2-0c + FastROM)
https://www.sendspace.com/file/kuirgi

- Should fix all slowROM related issues. But...
- Needs confirmation that it's actually running in fastROM, I don't really know the exact differences to compare. :-[
- Top and bottom line issues are from act2-0c patch.

I'm not sure if anybody remembers, but Sluffy made a brief attempt at circumventing the slowROM check, unfortunately it didn't work.
BUT! He figured that it was due to APU timings. And he was absolutely on the right track!
This was proven when I completely stopped communication between APU and CPU (shut off sound).
The game loaded and played perfectly fine in fastROM with no black screens, albeit with no sound. :laugh:

I know little about ROM hacking, and even less about the APU. But I believe the APU uses an uploader that is very timing specific if I'm not mistaken.
Anyways, long story short, APU timings = slowROM check for ActRaiser 2. :P

Like I said, I'm not very good at ANY of this, so I tried to think of a work-around for this issue.
I spent DAYS trying all sorts of different things, until I thought of something a bit different (and much more simple).
What I did was turn OFF fastROM right before APU communication, and then turn fastROM back ON right after APU communication completes.
To my surprise, it actually worked in Canoe! :o

Now, I don't really know the exact differences between ActRaiser 2 in fastROM compared to slowROM, so testing is required to confirm all of this.
Although, PC emulators state that the exact same ROM is running in fastROM (3.58 MHz) so it should be doing the same in Canoe.


And my apologies SupaSAIAN, I've been spending most of my free time working on ActRaiser 2, so I've only done a couple of tests so far with Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san.
But I'll start spending some more time with that game now. :)


EDIT:

After a bit more testing, looks like that "work-around" is a no-go at the moment. Back to the drawing board I guess. :'(

I'll forget about ActRaiser 2 for now though, and start doing some testing on Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2018, 03:01:13 pm by pimpinelephant »

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2757 on: June 01, 2018, 03:15:29 pm »
ActRaiser 2 (USA)
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act2_1 (Sluffy's act2-0c + FastROM)
https://www.sendspace.com/file/kuirgi

- Should fix all slowROM related issues. But...
- Needs confirmation that it's actually running in fastROM, I don't really know the exact differences to compare. :-[
- Top and bottom line issues are from act2-0c patch.

I'm not sure if anybody remembers, but Sluffy made a brief attempt at circumventing the slowROM check, unfortunately it didn't work.
BUT! He figured that it was due to APU timings. And he was absolutely on the right track!
This was proven when I completely stopped communication between APU and CPU (shut off sound).
The game loaded and played perfectly fine in fastROM with no black screens, albeit with no sound. :laugh:

I know little about ROM hacking, and even less about the APU. But I believe the APU uses an uploader that is very timing specific if I'm not mistaken.
Anyways, long story short, APU timings = slowROM check for ActRaiser 2. :P

Like I said, I'm not very good at ANY of this, so I tried to think of a work-around for this issue.
I spent DAYS trying all sorts of different things, until I thought of something a bit different (and much more simple).
What I did was turn OFF fastROM right before APU communication, and then turn fastROM back ON right after APU communication completes.
To my surprise, it actually worked in Canoe! :o

Now, I don't really know the exact differences between ActRaiser 2 in fastROM compared to slowROM, so testing is required to confirm all of this.
Although, PC emulators state that the exact same ROM is running in fastROM (3.58 MHz) so it should be doing the same in Canoe.


And my apologies SupaSAIAN, I've been spending most of my free time working on ActRaiser 2, so I've only done a couple of tests so far with Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san.
But I'll start spending some more time with that game now. :)


EDIT:

After a bit more testing, looks like that "work-around" is a no-go at the moment. Back to the drawing board I guess. :'(

I'll forget about ActRaiser 2 for now though, and start doing some testing on Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san.

ActRaiser 2 patch doesn't work for me, when I'm going to enter a level the game softresets and brings me back to the press start screen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koFm3tqnw78).
And don't worry about Gambare! Daiku No Gen-San no hurry, thanks in advance and do what you can when you can.  ;)

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2758 on: June 01, 2018, 03:57:51 pm »
LOL! I am SOOO dumb! :laugh:
I looked over ActRaiser 2 again... I made a dumb mistake in my code... which was breaking ActRaiser 2. :banghead:
I told you I'm really bad at ROM hacking! :laugh:


ActRaiser 2 (USA)
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act2_1a (Sluffy's act2-0c + FastROM)
https://www.sendspace.com/file/letvyr

Things to look for:
- Transition speed on world map.
- Anything else. :P


Now for some Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san testing! :)
« Last Edit: June 06, 2018, 12:50:00 pm by pimpinelephant »

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Re: Snes emulators (Canoe, Snes9x) -- game problems and fixes
« Reply #2759 on: June 01, 2018, 04:23:01 pm »
LOL! I am SOOO dumb! :laugh:
I looked over ActRaiser 2 again... I made a dumb mistake in my code... which was breaking ActRaiser 2. :banghead:
I told you I'm really bad at ROM hacking! :laugh:


ActRaiser 2 (USA)
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act2_1a
https://www.sendspace.com/file/letvyr

Things to look for:
- Transition speed on world map.
- Anything else. :P


Now for some Ganbare! Daiku no Gen-san testing! :)

I never played this game before but I think the transition between the world map and the stage is fine, I have recorded a video to show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7dUMjTS14U