Hacking Contra 4, working?

Contra 4 working on your TTDS

  • Yes, works fine on 1.07 kernel without having to perform any trickery

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  • Yes, works after replacing with the Chinese kernel

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  • No, tried the both Chinese and English with no success

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Urza

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PLEASE COMPLETE BOTH STEPS BEFORE VOTING

Make sure you're using the 1.07 kernel located here, and not the Neoflash version.

If the english version doesn't work, try using the simplified Chinese (chs) version, then replacing the "language.ini" with the one from the English folder (language.ini is located in the TTMenu folder). Please post if this fixes the problem.

And by working, I mean it generates the save correctly.
 

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It couldn't generate o proper Save for me. I was given one off here, and it worked perfectly. It's not the game that's the problem, just appears to be the .sav generating
 

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Contra 4 works. I got the "can't find save file" error, but when I looked on the TF card there was a CONTRA4.SAV file there. Something about that ROM causes the kernel to write the filename with all caps. I renamed it to "Contra4.sav" and now it works fine.
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Contra 4 works. I got the "can't find save file" error, but when I looked on the TF card there was a CONTRA4.SAV file there. Something about that ROM causes the kernel to write the filename with all caps. I renamed it to "Contra4.sav" and now it works fine.
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Thanks, i had the same problem with FIFA06, changed .SAV to .sav and it worked.
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Contra 4 works. I got the "can't find save file" error, but when I looked on the TF card there was a CONTRA4.SAV file there. Something about that ROM causes the kernel to write the filename with all caps. I renamed it to "Contra4.sav" and now it works fine.
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Thanks man you saved me some frustration there, worked just as you said. I ran into a similar problem with my geometry wars save. the DSTT decided to change the extension to .SAV and didn't recognize it, thought I had lost my progress, but your info helped me out big time. thanks again.
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Contra 4 works. I got the "can't find save file" error, but when I looked on the TF card there was a CONTRA4.SAV file there. Something about that ROM causes the kernel to write the filename with all caps. I renamed it to "Contra4.sav" and now it works fine.
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Hmmm that is wierd... That happens to me on many m3 simpyl games... Contra 4 included. It renames the sav file in all-caps, and even if i rename it it goes back to caps after i save again XD
On the simply (r4) it doesn't really matter though, except when choosing a ganme all of them are at the top of the list because it does capitalizations and folders first.
 

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QUOTE(Urza's FAQ) said:
Q. How about Contra 4? I heard there were issues with that.
A. From my testing, Contra 4 runs perfectly on the 1.07 firmware.
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With all due respect for your work, Urza, this isn't quite what I meant when I posted about you adding to your FAQ. It doesn't answer the issue, which is Contra 4 creating a "CONTRA4.SAV" file that needs to be renamed to "Contra4.sav" before it will actually work. Something along these lines needs to be added:

Updated FAQQ. How about Contra 4? I heard there were issues with that.
A. From my testing, Contra 4 runs perfectly on the 1.07 firmware. If you run into an error message that tells you that the save file cannot be found, try renaming "CONTRA4.SAV" to "Contra4.sav" - removing the capital letters from the file name (especially the extension) while matching the ROM's file name.
 

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QUOTE(Urza's FAQ) said:
Q. How about Contra 4? I heard there were issues with that.
A. From my testing, Contra 4 runs perfectly on the 1.07 firmware.
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With all due respect for your work, Urza, this isn't quite what I meant when I posted about you adding to your FAQ. It doesn't answer the issue, which is Contra 4 creating a "CONTRA4.SAV" file that needs to be renamed to "Contra4.sav" before it will actually work. Something along these lines needs to be added:

Updated FAQ said:
Q. How about Contra 4? I heard there were issues with that.
A. From my testing, Contra 4 runs perfectly on the 1.07 firmware. If you run into an error message that tells you that the save file cannot be found, try renaming "CONTRA4.SAV" to "Contra4.sav" - removing the capital letters from the file name (especially the extension) while matching the ROM's file name.
Lets read the whole thing now, shall we?
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Q. Why aren't the saves from my R4 working? Don't they have the same extension as the DSTT saves?
A. Capitalization is the key. Change the capitalized ".SAV" extension of the file to the lowercase ".sav".
 

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Well, for one thing, just changing ".SAV" to ".sav" won't always fix the problem. The rest of the file name needs to match the ROM file name, at least in the case of Contra 4 (Meteos created a "METEOS.SAV" file, and my DSTT boots it just fine). Also, I think that the error message text "save file not found" (or whatever the exact text is) should be in there for people who are scanning the FAQ for that specific problem, but it's your FAQ not mine.

Just don't ding people for not reading the FAQ if it doesn't, in fact, answer all of the frequently asked questions.
 

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Well, I guess I just give people too much credit when it comes to common sense.

I'll go update it now.
That you do. Never understood why it's called common sense when it's not so common. ~.~

I apologize, Urza, reading over my previous posts I realize I come off sounding like an asshole. That's not my intention, it's just the tone that my writing sometimes takes.
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