CycloDS can't run commercial ROMs!

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  1. DJsnypa
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    I just got my CycloDS today (Merry christmas!), opened the box, put in my brand new Class 6 4GB micro SD and put it in my DS. It came with firmware 1.4

    First problem: Stuck on first loading screen [Fixed with forced firmware update to v1.51]

    Second problem: Won't run commercial ROMs, just says "Loading...". I tried a few homebrew apps and they work fine. Do I need to patch them or something? I thought the CycloDS has auto-patching.

    Third problem: Were is Enhanced Mode? I can't find it in the configuration screen and the button combination A+B+X+Y+L+R doesn't work (I only tried it in a homebrew app). Soft reset works fine in moonshell.

    I don't think there is anything else wrong with it, moonshell works perfectly, skins work in main menu and moonshell and homebrew apps work.

    Someone please help or my Christmas won't be a very merry one... [​IMG]
     


  2. xylos

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    Hey don't sweat it bro! First do tell what roms your trying to run. Also have you tried to format that microsdhc?
     
  3. DJsnypa
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    I already tried reformatting my MicroSD but it didn't help. I've tried Electroplankton, Ouendan, Ouendan 2, Pokemon Platinum, Pokemon Pearl, Polarium and Yoshi Touch 'n' Go. None of them work.
     
  4. mercluke

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    what tool did you format the cards with?
     
  5. xylos

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    hmmm.. what type fat you running on (fat/fat32?),fat32 is recommended.

    Do you have these games in the root of the card or are they in a folder?

    Are all the roms clean *freshly downloaded* or are they on a card used on another flashcart

    If all else fails try updating again to 1.51 or downgrade to 1.5
     
  6. DJsnypa
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    I used the built-in windows explorer format function. (Right-click drive icon -> format)
     
  7. DJsnypa
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    Cards are running on FAT32 file system.

    Games are in a folder, I'll try root now. [EDIT2: Tried running from the root of the card, still got stuck on "Loading..." screen

    EDIT1: Clean downloaded ROMs

    How do I downgrade? (I'm kinda a noob)
     
  8. mercluke

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    try use this and see if it's still doesn't wanna work
     
  9. xylos

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    to downgrade simply delete the cyclods folder at the root of the card then grab the....

    1.51 Firmware here

    1.5 Firmware here
     
  10. DJsnypa
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    I tried both apps to format it but it still gets stuck on the first "Loading..." screen right before the main menu when I put in a blank card.

    I'm gonna try downgrading to the 1.5 firmware.
     
  11. IchigoK2031

    IchigoK2031 Wannabe Shirow Miwa...

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    It could be that you don't have a clean dumped ROM, even though formatting usually does it for me, also it could be a defective cyclo or sd card, but I've never had that problem so I wouldn't know.
     
  12. xylos

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    Well he did say that the roms are clean so lets see if downgrading will help any
     
  13. DJsnypa
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    Downgraded to firmware 1.5 but it still won't run any clean commercial ROMs. The only ones that will run are homebrew.
     
  14. Sir-Fritz

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    lo snypa, do you have another sdcard handy? It is possible that the cyclods doesnt like that particular card (what brand is it?)
     
  15. xylos

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    Well..... the only time that I've had the Cyclo freeze at "loading" is when I soft reset from a homebrew then try to run a game.... visited the CycloDS Forums?
     
  16. DJsnypa
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    I tried another microSD (128 MB) but it didn't even read it, it just said that there isn't any card inserted.

    EDIT: 128MB is nokia brand, 4gb is possibly DSE
     
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    its closed registration.
     
  18. Raven Darkheart

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    hmmmmmm this is the 1st time ive heard of the cyclo doing that. swap micro sd
     
  19. DJsnypa
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    I might go and buy a new microSD today, I'll see if the shop I bought it from would be willing to give me a refund and I'll get a good brand like Sandisk.
     
  20. DeMoN

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    Just a note, the enhanced menu does not work for homebrew, it will just soft-reset if you try to do it.