Boulder Dash Rocks! - flickering lines in top screen?

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  1. CoconutCake
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    Using AKAIO 1.3 Final, AK2, Transcend 8GB Class 6.

    GAME: 1703 - Boulder Dash - Rocks! (E)

    Anyone else noticed occasional flickering bars in the top screen in this game? It's a minor issue, just annoying visually and sometimes the music sorts screeches.

    It runs better with non-DMA mode(hold A) but still gets some flickering bars. I notice that turning the music off fixes this, but is there any way to make it normal with the music?

    Also tried the latest official loader too, same thing.

    Actually if anyone can just confirm this behavior that would be fine. It's a nice little game but not that important really.
     
  2. Vague Rant

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    What's your microSD brand and size, and how do you format it?
     
  3. CoconutCake
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    Transcend 8GB Class 6, formatted by Panasonic formatter.

    Runs everyting else great, even POR, DoS video, TWEWY intro etc.

    It's not a big deal, just wanted to confirm the issue with someone.
     
  4. ShAdOwFuRi

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    Maybe try fiddling with the patches, but otherwise it's just a single game. You could report it to Normatt, but its up to him whether he can be bothered looking into it.
     
  5. CoconutCake
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    Like I said it's not that important to me. I don't really plan to play the game much altho it's a decent retro remake. I just wanted to see if others had the same flickering issue. The game is fully playable anyway, it's just a small aesthetic issue.
     
  6. Normmatt

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    Probably the same issue as the flickering in worms open warfare 2 which iirc is related to the saving. I should try to optimize the saving system so i can disable the interrupts like the official firmware does (which causes slowdowns in some games).
     
  7. CoconutCake
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    Interesting Normatt. Thanks.

    But one thing to note, is that when I turn music off in the game's options, the lines issue stops. Seems like it's the streaming music that causes it.