Anti R4DS Feature in Game ?????

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  1. nheather
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    I have Brother in Arms DS so I thought I'd get hold of the ROM and put it on my R4DS cartridge.

    The game plays fine until the last mission in the Normanday campaign.

    I have just shot the armoured car/jeep from a tower and then I have to move back to ground.

    My sergeant tells me to switch to the machine gun and run. But as I follow him I blow up as if I have stepped on a mine.

    It isn't a minefield and I've tried just about everything but everytime I reach a certain point I blow up.

    I tried a couple of different versions of the ROM (both European and US) and they all do the same.

    Was wondering whether this is some sort of anti-R4DS coding - it somehow detects it is running from a memory card and my man blows up.

    Anyone else seen this, know what it is or got past this point?

    Thanks,

    Nigel
     
  2. JacobReaper

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    that doesnt happen to me, maybe its your R4 or Micro SD, what micro sd do you have? and what FW are you using?

    oh ya, and i dont think your doing the level right..
     
  3. chuckstudios

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    No, you're just doing the level wrong XD
     
  4. Canadacdn

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    Make sure you are following the objectives, you sometimes die if you run off from them.
     
  5. Freaker

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    I never had that problem. If it really were a way of preventing piracy/flash-cart use I'd say it'd be pretty damn clever. In reality, if the game code could tell, they'd probably not let you play the game at all [​IMG]
     
  6. mikeyt1998

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    lol, in my head this question sounds so stupid XD

    but yeah i think ur just doing the level wrong, i think if they were gonna make a code to stop flashcarts working then they'd do it for all of them, not just the R4
     
  7. ediblebird

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    that is usually the case. a couple of time i went for a roam and i just got blown up. Also there could be a tank that you are not seeing, but if its in the same spot i think your going the wrong way
     
  8. joemommasfat

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    And does this happen on your original cartridge?? That's an easy way to answer your question.
     
  9. mikeyt1998

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    that is one big LOL. but still its a great question.
     
  10. KarmaUK

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    Heh, I think anti-piracy would stop you from loading the game, rather than let you get to the last level and stick a random land mine up your rear...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. nheather
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    Last night I played the game on the original cartridge and it does exactly the same thing.

    So that rules out an anti-piracy feature so I figure I must be missing something somewhere.

    Pretty sure I am going the right way.

    I've blown up the German Jeep blocking the tram and the waypoint then changes to the ground. When I reach it the sergeant tells me the swap to the machine gun and go. The only possible route I can see is to follow him but I blow up.

    So I must be missing an objective somewhere along the way.

    Might agree with you but a couple of points

    (i) Many years ago, if you ran a copy of Falcon on the Amiga, then all would appear fine but your F16 would explode when you reached a certain altitude

    (ii) Perhaps if you let a player get so far through a game that they became hooked before revealing the anti-piracy feature then maybe there is more chance that he would go out and buy the original.

    But in this case it obviously isn't a piracy thing.

    I'll try again tonight.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  12. nheather
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    Doh!

    Worked it out.

    At the top of the tower there is a jeep blocking the tram to destroy but also a half track which I was missing.

    As soon as I destroyed that I could continue without blowing up.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  13. thomasroberts6

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    Ok, can we either get this locked or get back onto the R4DS topic?
     
  14. AStar

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    its actually not that far off to think they would implement a feature this bizarre.
    in earthbound, the game would freeze at the very last boss and then erase your saves if it detected it was a pirated copy.
     
  15. KarmaUK

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    That's harsh, heh...

    I have aquired one game atleast which filled a DVD and ended up being a demo released by the dev onto the scene, and 70% of the data being garbage... [​IMG]

    (Guess it's easy come, easy go... [​IMG])
     
  16. pkprostudio

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    That post was not necessary. Make sure you don't create stupid topics that should've been locked from the beginning before you say something stupid like this. Thank you.

    PS: Can somebody really just ban him for a while?