Chrono Trigger won't work on DS-Xtreme

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Nov 20, 2008
  1. logicstorm
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    Newcomer logicstorm Member

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    So I patch Chrono Trigger with that new fix to prevent the game from freezing after using the gate at the beginning of the game.

    Anyway, the patched CT doesn't work and I realize I need to manually patch the rom to manually add a new arm7.

    So I do that and now the game works and loads properly! However, when I get to the gate at the beginning of the game it freezes again. It's now like I never even patched CT with the new fix! Why is this happening?

    Something I noticed though is that after adding a new arm 7 to Chrono Trigger, the size of the rom went down from 128 to 81 mb. And that's probably why I can't reapply the new fix after adding arm7...because I DID try applying the new fix after arm 7 patching the game but it doesn't work..


    Can anyone help?

    Is anyone even playing CT on a DS-X?
     


  2. logicstorm
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    Newcomer logicstorm Member

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    I just tried this... it worked!

    Thank you so much
     
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    I guess you need to find what the source of the problem is. Could be...

    1-You need to patch it with the old arm7fix
    2-You need to patch it with the new arm7fix
    3-You need to patch it with the new copy protection fix that just came out
    4-You need a new cart!

    The copy protection patch seems to work on most flash cart, worked on my Cyclods. You also need to keep in mind that more and more games simply don't work at all on the ds-x, patch or not. Patching a patched rom? Maybe that's where it went wrong?

    Time spent f*@king around with ds-x is time wasted not enjoying your game, Maybe Santa will get you a new Cyclods?
    Good luck, I doubt anyone can help you and you can't discuss roms on the official ds-x forum, they don't want to help you.

    edit: Oups, I was a little slow to respond, looks like you got lucky, good for you!
     
  4. logicstorm
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    Newcomer logicstorm Member

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    Yeah, seriously. It's always a lot of time wasted and the stress kills me.

    I'm going to probably give the ds-x away to a little cousin and get a DS-I and a new cart.
     
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    Well, only if it's a legal cart, since you can't use flashcarts on the DSi, yet.
     
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    I found the new Chrono Trigger works ok on DS-X 1.1.3 using Curley5959's download:-
    Previously I had tried everything - original arm7 injector, new method, XPA ppf patch, DS Auto Trainer Maker (DSATM) v4.3 with no success.

    Curley5959

    Like Tanas said all you need is the arm7.bin (163KB) file from Curley5959's download, copy it to .\donor\arm7.bin and change the line in arm7_injector/fix.bat:-

    Damn works until going through portal whcih takes forever [​IMG]
    Just ordered a CycloDS [​IMG]
     
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    the portal freeze is a part of an antipiracy measure and it is not a ds-x only thing, look a few posts above on how to solve it
     
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    Newcomer cmonster Advanced Member

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    I've tried patching using the method posted by logicstorm and though the "Initializing save" error is gone, instead I get the "Unable to access data. Please turn the power OFF and reinsert the Game Card" error now. I'm sure I did everything correctly.

    Here is what I did:

    1. Created a Chrono Trigger rom with Arm7fix using dslazy then renamed it to donor (donor.nds).
    2. Put the cheat.txt, clean rom of Chrono Trigger and the donor.nds in the DSATM directory.
    3. Ran DSATM, selected the clean rom of Chrono Trigger for DS Game, cheat.txt for Cheat, and for Save As, I made it so it saves as chronotriggerfix.nds.
    4. Left trainer checked and checked ARM7 Fix.
    5. Autopatched, then I put the newly created chronotriggerfix.nds on my NDS.

    Can anyone tell me the file size of the fixed version? I've tried this multiple times and the file size I get is 85,911 KB(83.8 MB).
     
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    maybe this is the problem? you did an arm7 fix patch to an already arm7 fixed file :S

    Well.. I'm pretty new to NDS, so I don't have a clue either..
     
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    If I understand how the program works.. I need to create a rom that has a Arm7fix applied to it so it could "donate" the working ARm7 to a clean rom.
     
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    buy a cheap flash card in dealextreme
    ds xtreme is dead. a bad experience
     
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    hey there is a new fix for Chrono Trigger, the previous one may have been faulty woo! [​IMG]
     
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    Ok, I got it. I was stupid and didn't patch it using max crash method. I'm gonna play to see if it works now.

    [edit]

    Hmm, my game freezes at Leene Square when I go up the stairs to where I meet Marle. I'm sure I did it right this time with the cheat...
     
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    who gat chrono to work in ds-xtreme card? plz help i dont no what to do anymore i try everyting plz help
     
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    i think everybody, if you follow logicstorm's advice, and patch the rom with arm7 first, it has to work
     
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    for you guys who got it working, what firmware were u using?
     
  17. cmonster

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    I mean, the Arm7 and Max Crash Method obviously worked for me since my game doesn't hang on start up anymore but it still freezes when I run up the stairs at Leene Square. From what people have said already, the game is supposed to freeze at the portal due to the copyright protection, correct? Then isn't the freezing in my game an entirely new problem?

    And I'm 100% sure I put the cheat in correctly. Copy and pasted the first cheat, left the cheat name on top, saved it as a .txt file using notepad, and selected the file from the DSATM menu.

    I'm using firmware 1.13. I'm planning to move on to another flashcart pretty soon but I still want to figure out what is causing my game to freeze. I paid $120 for this POS and I'm going to squeeze out ever last drop.
     
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    The portal is the first check, Leene Square is the second. Both have been confirmed to be the same check.
     
  19. shazman1984

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    damn, so we need another cheat for the stairs check? damn u square. i refuse to give up on this, i have to get it to work.
     
  20. MrSpud

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    Damn u Square? You are barking at the wrong tree, all the other flashcarts have a workaround by now, as expected. DAMN U DS-X !
     

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