dragon quest ix sentinels of the starry skies

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  1. zephos
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    Hey,
    So, here is my pb.
    I am using a clean rom (witch I already patched). It was working just fine until it froze on a black screen right as the Black Knight hops down the three rocks. Whether or not I enable all codes or none it still freezes at a black screen.

    I read somewhere that the Xemon form didn't had this kind of pb but il changes the game ID which would prevent me from using AR cheats. Is there any way for me to play this game without changing its ID?


    PS: I'm using the AKAIO 1.7.1


    Thanks for answering
     
  2. whitekj03

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    Hey man, I have the same problem! [​IMG]

    Here is the thread I made.

    http://gbatemp.net/t241248-any-fix-for-dragon-quest-ix

    That is my thread, as obviously stated, I am NOT using an Acekard, so, this leads me to believe we have some kind of problem with our 'backups'. [​IMG]

    I'm working on ways to fix this, if you find a fix before me, can you please post in my thread how you fixed it? I'm sure there's something. Thanks. Good luck.
     
  3. gumbyx84

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    The ROM might not be patched right, or it might be that the R4's firmware won't work with clean ROM.

    Any solution zephos finds will probably not help you as you are using the same card. Best bet it wait for someone in R4 forum to get back to you or run the Xenom release.
     
  4. zephos
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    So I've tried with another rom. Still, it freezes at the same cutscene. However, I am not sure if it patched or not.
    Isn't there any way for me to know?

    I am trying other roms..... (It is harder to find patched rom than clean ones) so if anyone know where I can find a clean rom working on acekard 1.7.1 for sure, please contact me
     
  5. zephos
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    I had a thought. Will it change anything if I deleted the save file and start again..?
     
  6. Rascal

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    The only way to know if your ROM is clean is to dump it yourself. For reference, I have compared the CRC32 of my clean dump of DQ IX with the Bahamut release, and there are the same.
     
  7. twiztidsinz

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    Either re-download AKAIO 1.7.1 or grab the most updated loader from http://akaio.net/loaders/

    The original version of 1.7.1 didn't include the fixes for DQIX.
     
  8. Shadow#1

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    Well that's a DUH if it wasn't the Bahamut release would of been nuked [​IMG]
     
  9. zephos
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    Ok, So.... I re-downloaded AKAIO 1.7.1 using the site you just gave me. Like it says, I downloaded the AK2/AK2i loader and unzip it to my"__aio/loaders" directory on my card.

    However, once I've tried my game once again, it still freezes like before, right when the knight mount down the mountain chains

    I have no idea what I should do next...
     
  10. gumbyx84

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    Might have to wipe save. The newest loaders should work fine with clean ROM.

    Only other thing I can ask is are you using any cheat codes?
     
  11. zephos
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    Well... I've tried start another sav but the pb still accurs.
    About cheat codes, I've also tried disabling it just before the black knight scene. Still, it freezes on that black screen..
     
  12. gumbyx84

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    All I can think of is the cheat codes screwed up the save file, but I doubt it.

    I'm not sure why it won't work for you. I am around where you are (before weight knight fight), but I probably won't be able to test it until the weekend. If I can get to it tonight, I will post if I have the same issue. I will also post what release I am using (thought it is supposedly a clean dump).
     
  13. Raven Darkheart

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    I have 1.7.1 and the updated loaders as well and im getting a black screen after the 1st fight. time to go back to cyclo or DSTwo
     
  14. 1stsinn

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    Theres cheats for dq9?

    WHERE?
     
  15. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well, they are in the cheat database.
     
  16. gumbyx84

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    I just noticed he said that after you pointed it out. Did you use the patched ROM with the new loaders?
     
  17. zephos
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    Well I downloaded apparently "clean" roms from the net. However, there is no way to be sure if it really is.... [​IMG]
     
  18. Rascal

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    You do know for sure when you dump it yourself [​IMG]

    The CRC32 of the clean dump confirms that the Bahamut release is clean, so now you can be sure, at least for DQIX.

     
  19. zephos
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    In that case, I am using a clean rom then