Clean vs Modified ROMs on r4 sdhc Snoopy

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  1. Cyborgmenace3k21
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    So I got an r4 SDHC Snoopy flashcart and it works fine, but I spent almost 2 weeks modifying a Pokemon HeartGold ROM and made sure to test it on both no$gba and DESmuMe every step of the way and it does. But when I put the ROM on my SD card, it never gets past the white screens after the initial load. Clean ROM works fine too. Would love to know why it works on PC but not my r4, and if there's any sort of fix.
     
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    How heavy did you modify it?
     
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    Nothing visual at all, didn't add or remove any story or out of battle content either. Just reworded some text, modified wild Pokemon, trainers and gym leaders all higher levels and more/different Pokemon than they had. Didn't think it was too much honestly just time consuming. The file itself is smaller in size too so I'm quite perplexed
     
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    That's weird. If a cart can run heavily modified ROMs (3D remaps and such) I don't think it should have any problem running other modified ROMs. Try using another microSD card.
     
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    in my experience rf sdhc snoopy is very sensitive. Sometimes when I copy roms in the card it fails but when i recopy again it works ( i still don't know tho).
    Try recopying the rom again until it works
     
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    I guess I only copied it a couple times and trying more can't hurt but I have more than once already.
    I sadly thought of this, I have a 16 and 2gb respectively of different makers and they both run the clean game fine as well as white screen on my mod, very discouraging considering the wait time of China shipping to the US just so I could play on the go.
     
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    have u tried formatting your sd card as explained on the website?
    the one where you need to use sdformatter thing, and that procedure is not optional

    the problem is just the way the card reads the sd card, not the software itself to run ds roms
     
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    yes, i formatted both of them just to ensure i got the r4 software to run, which it does smoothly. as long as i dont play my modified file, it works with any ROM ive used so far. If only i knew how to make all my changes into a patch file like the pros do.

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    i think i remember seeing a video with someone using an application to format the sd card instead of normal windows, but it was in chinese iirc so i didnt look into it(could have just been because he was chinese though). could this be what you mean?
     
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    yeah but there is an english version and just try to click what the image is clicking. And to make sure that you are doing it right the format time must be very long (the same as disabling quick format when formatting usb or something)
     
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    Use SDFormatter v4. Set the settings to Full (Overwrite) and turn format size adjustment on.
    The cart itself is not that good which is why not many of us recommend it here. You could use a different menu.
     
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    well fudge now i just have to find that video in my history... LOL

    Will do, glad to hear things i havent tried before, hope it works. Oh and i have wood r4 installed but that didnt change anything either, but if its more optimal for poor ol snoop, ill default to wood, thanks for the heads up
     
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    okay well when i try to run them on wood r4 i get an error on both, clean or modified. Saying:

    init fat succ
    fat0:/game directory/
    load (game directory) fail
     
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    From what I know, your cart can only run a modified version of Wood. Try using RetroGameFan's multi cart menu
     
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    Well it works real nice thanks for the menu recommendation, the ROMs dont error anymore, but now were back to the clean working and my slightly modified one white screening
     
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    Congrats on getting RGF's YSMenu to work! Can you try another ROM hack? Try Drayano's Pokemon SacredGold. It's a hack of Pokemon HeartGold. Would it be possible for you to capture a video of the error before and during it occurs?
     
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    Sure ill give a known to work modded one a try and i guess you can watch my evidence.zip

    video running clean A-OK

    letting me down 2016
     
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    Try running a ROM Hack and see if it works. What classes do your microSD cards have?
     
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    had to get my hands on a clean rom to patch, but once i did it, SacredGold works. If only i could get my own to do the same

    Edit: the sacred gold patcher allowed me to create my own patch of what i changed and i think it worked cuz every clean one i patch works in emulators but not on my flashcart like sacred gold

    2nd edit: I do not know what you mean by classes of my SD card? Ones a 16gb sandisk microsdhcI 4; and the other is kingston 2gb microsd
     
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    They're the numbers inside circles.
     
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    well the 16gb has a 4, but the kingston 2gb is pretty old (like 2010) and i dont even see a number in a partial circle on it