Emulation Boktai games: how do they work?

Rokku

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How do the Boktai games work with an emulator? Is there something special that needs to be done to simulate the nonexistent solar sensor?
 

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Ah, I modified my post above. It depends on which ROM release you are using.

edit: wait a minute, I think that site only has the (E) version of Boktai 2. The Boktai 1 patches look like something else.
 

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Alright, here's one right here on filetrip.

http://filetrip.net/f12559-Revised-Boktai-solar-sensor-patches.html

But again these are for the European releases of Boktai 1 and 2.
I'm sure there are US patches floating around somewhere, or you can just download the E versions and use those.
 
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I came across a .zip with refined solar sensor patches for all three Boktai (1-E, 2-E, 3-J version) games some time ago (I actually forgot where I got this).

To quote the readme:
PATCHES:
The patches in this archive are solar sensor patches. They allow you
to play the Boktai or Bokura no Taiyou games without a solar sensor,
so that they can be played on a flash card or emulator that doesn't
support it. The retail cartridges have a solar sensor built in,
which affects many things in the game. Sunlight is crucial to
playing the games; without sunlight, you cannot recharge your energy
and thus cannot use a large part of your weaponry. Some puzzles are
also impossible to do without sunlight.

There were solar sensor patches for all three games already, but
some of them (the patch for the third game in particular) had some
faults like inconvenient button activators or a continuous
increase/decrease of sunlight instead of one bar at a time. I took
those patches and improved on them a little in order to make them
a bit easier to use in combination with in-game functions.

You can download it here: http://gba.dellicious.de/patches/boktai_solar_sensor_patches.zip

edit: seems like I was too slow ;)
 

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