Anyway to play super mario bros. 2 J (AKA the lost levels)?

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  1. KOman
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    Given that the game is a famicom disk system game, can it be played on nesDS? Is there a patch to make it playable?
     
  2. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    There are normal versions out there...
     
  3. Overlord Nadrian

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    Yes, it should be playable, nesDS plays U, E and J ROMs.
     
  4. KOman
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    I asked becasue the file extension is normally .fds unless you get a hacked/ patched version - I know there was a patch for the pocketnes emulator on the GBA that you had to apply to get it working properly
     
  5. Demonbart

    Demonbart GBATemp's guitar hero

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    IIRC I had a .nes rom of the lost levels, so it should be out there somewhere.
    If it's not, then I've got question 2 here for you [​IMG] :
    Did the patch fix the rom or the emu? If it fixes the rom, see if the patched rom works for nesds.
    If it fixes the emu, then I can't think of another way to get it working.
     
  6. KOman
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    The patch was for the rom; I'll try it when I get home and post here if it works...
     
  7. m0nkeyf00t

    m0nkeyf00t Newbie

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    you can always play it snes though supermario allstars+super maio world
     
  8. aragon

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    You could also try to patch the Famicom Mini Series version for the GBA. This worked fine for me.
     
  9. choconado

    choconado Doesn't understand a damn thing on here

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    but then you can't use the almighty rewind button that nesds has.

    Seriously, it's made me a far better player of so many nes titles.
     
  10. Ammako

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    Ah, I've been playing this one since I got my Cyclo.

    Use the PocketNES patch on the [p1] rom.
    I never tried without the patch, but the patch cannot hurt, right?
     
  11. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    You can either use NesterDS+ which has support for Famicom files (with the right disksys.rom file), or use the patch from http://www.pocketheaven.com/ph/gbafan/nes.html on the "Super Mario Bros 2 (J) [p1].nes" version of the rom. The patch won't magically turn it into the actual SMB2 game, but it's a modification that makes it come fairly close. Apparently there are a couple of minor details that aren't in the patched copy.
     
  12. jceggbert5

    jceggbert5 Check out my hack, New Retro Mario Bros.

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    This is alot of work and I don't even know if it will work, but you could try ripping it from the Wii's VC version of it...

    From what I know, I believe it is part of content 00000005.app if you rip open the WAD...

    Again, IDK if it'd work...
     
  13. KOman
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    So, I found the solution I was referring to earlier. Someone hacked the .fds version to make a file called "Super_Mario_Bros_2_(Lost_Levels)_(Unl).nes". This file is ~76 kb for anyone interested. The patch is in a zip file called "smb2j-ips.zip" - the patch was made by Loopy of pocketheaven. Just use an IPS patcher and it should work - I tried it and it works on nesds. Note that the patch also gives you to option to choose to start from any level at the start screen.
     
  14. KOman
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    whoops, didn't notice the new posts - the [p1] version will also work with the patch...