Boktai "Solar sensor is broken" patch

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Dec 16, 2011
  1. kuwanger
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    For most Boktai fans who want to play year round, going the rom hack way is basically the only sensible approach. One problem is, most flash carts don't support RTC, so almost all the sensor patches also include a RTC patch to allow you to change the time. The only problem is, they only go far enough to fix *some* of the RTC checks so if you do have a RTC, you have problem. The end result is that for RTC flash carts Boktai, in seeing two seemingly reported times, is convinced something is wrong. The only odd thing is it thinks it's the solar sensor that's the problem.

    In any case, the actual patch to resolve this is pretty simple. It nops out a few of the existing RTC reads, effectively disabling the RTC. It also disables the error check that causes the "Solar sensor is broken" to pop up. Hopefully this will be of use to some people. Note: This is for the USA version of Boktai. It is based on the Eurasia sensor patch. Here is my alteration of that patch in hexalter format:

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    PS - Many thanks to Eurasia for the bulk of this ROM hack/code; I hope they don't mind me using it. Without it, it'd have been a lot more difficult to make the necessary changes. If there are any problems with this patch, please let me know.

    Edit: Fixed up the patch again, which works on my Gamebox Advance and hopefully works on various carts.
     
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    Then whose is it?

    I had made a patch to remove the error check a while ago (http://gbatemp.net/topic/215549-vbagx-boktai-1-how/page__view__findpost__p__3357439) but this seems much more thorough, nice work. So if I got this right, this disables time advancement completely and only lets you change the time via the time change cheat added in the solar sensor patch?

    Also, for which region is this?
     
  3. kuwanger
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    The bulk of the code comes from the EURASIA patch but with the intro removed. The patch is for the USA region. Oddly enough, btw, just the patch seems to not be enough to work on my Gamebox Advance, so I plan on looking on what all the patches I have in my working version and possible release an update. :/
     
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    How do you use this? I downloaded both versions of hexalter and it closes as soon as I run it.
     
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    Member jimmyemunoz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Its a command line application that you run from Command prompt. It's a primitive computing known as DOS. I'm sure you've heard of it. Copy the command code in the fist post. :)

    For the heck of it I decided to use it and I can tell you it doesn't work well. It will freeze the game about 5 seconds in. Stay away! :( It's unfortunate!
     
  6. kuwanger
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    That's odd. Out of curiosity, what region Boktai are you using? The patch is only for US, so that might be why it's not working properly for you. Also, are you using any other patching on top of this patch? I'd like to fix any problems you're having, if I can.
     
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    Is there any patch now that can fix that error? The mediafire link says it's no longer there
     
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    Member thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    There's a 'Patch Kit' on FileTrip here. I am not sure if it's the version Kuwanger made. It seems to have been uploaded after the thread was made/last commented on.
     

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