Castlevania : Portrait of Ruin problem

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  1. RyuKisargi
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    RyuKisargi GBAtemp Regular

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    I've searched around a bit here, and I'm posting to revive slight interest.

    My copy of PoR freezes with my CycloDS, usually when moving from map to map, or talking to Wind.

    I used some of the methods directed by search, but they didn't help much. Any hints?

    I used the latest update (( 1.53 I think from the site )) and I have a 4gig Sandisk card with the Cyclo.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. jos7960

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    It's the reading speed of your microSD what causes the freezing.
    Some are too slow.
    Try the game with every microSD you have lying around.
     
  3. Goshogun1

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    Sorry, but this is a common problem with POR. I tried it on a M3Real using 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB, and all of them froze somewhat randomly. Not worth the trouble IMO. My solution would be plunking down $15 for the real game. Its totally worth it.
     
  4. jos7960

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    You can never have enough microSD's. It is worth the trouble of buying some.

    4GB from dealextreme did the trick for me. But some people on the forums are telling that they received one with slow reading speeds.
    Buying one with less memory (lets say 1GB) means faster reading speeds BUT the 1 GB from dealextreme caused freezing! The 2 GB didn't though.

    Final:
    Its a gamble really. But you can never be wrong when buying microSD's from dealextreme.
     
  5. gisel213

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    Hey I can help google castlevania portrait of ruin patcher it will fix the rom with a special patch that
    it applies i had the same problem until i found the patcher the rom will work any card then whether it be
    512 or 4gb card good luck... or you can find it on gbatemp

    GBAtemp.net > Downloads > NDS ROM Hacks > Castlevania - Por (Freezing Patch)

    hope this helps
     
  6. RyuKisargi
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    I'll just drop $15 on the real cart again in a month or so.
     
  7. DeMoN

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    Turn off Battery Saver mode and try it.
     
  8. RyuKisargi
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    Battery Saver mode is off, so far not a freeze! Woo!
     
  9. Ericthegreat

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    Yea Team Cyclops/Gbatemp need to have a sticky about the battery saver issue also this is not just a POR issue screws other games to and ppl think its their SD card
     
  10. DeMoN

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    It actually is partly the MicroSD's fault. I have a Kingston 2GB card and I played through PoR just fine without a freeze (with Battery Saver mode on). Many people who reported freezing used an SDHC, which I suppose makes a big difference.
     
  11. RyuKisargi
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    Well, I'm using the SanDisk 4gig.

    I might just reformat it and put my roms back on it. I dunoo.