Hacking Edited ROM shows as question mark in Wood R4iGold V1.64

Captain Library

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2012
Messages
116
Trophies
1
XP
1,058
Country
United Kingdom
Hi folks

I wanted to play Pokémon Diamond again. It's the world's slowest game, so I dumped my cart with Godmode9 and uncapped the game's framerate. It works a treat and is a better game for it.

I used Twilight Menu ++ to load my edited ROM, but Pokémon Diamond crashes randomly with Bootstrap, especially in the Underground. This was tested with both the edited and unedited ROM with the latest release and nightly Bootstraps.

So I dug out my trusty R4i Gold 3DS+ flashcard, ever so useful for hacking 3DSes but seldom used for anything else. Finally was its time to shine... but the edited ROM sadly shows as a question mark and cannot load.

Is there a way I can get the flashcard to play nicely with this ROM?

For what it's worth I also have a Supercard DSTWO which works fine. I mainly just want to know why the R4i Gold doesn't work with this ROM.

EDIT: Correction, it runs like garbage on the Supercard!

Cheers
 
Last edited by Captain Library,
  • Like
Reactions: Mythical

FAST6191

Techromancer
Editorial Team
Joined
Nov 21, 2005
Messages
36,798
Trophies
3
XP
28,278
Country
United Kingdom
I am not sure what method of speed increase was used to achieve it, or indeed if it is all that likely to work well on what is essentially DS hardware (we normally shy away from simple frame rate lock removal on console games for a good reason, and instead look to text boosts, animation boosts/skips and such like which are far involved but make for a far stabler result).

Anyway I don't know what method the R4i Gold 3DS+ uses but if you edit ROMs and use certain methods to rebuild them (I don't know what NSMB Editor does to rebuild ROMS, though the person that took over the project had some interesting ideas on what could be done with compression) then the method the flash cart uses to detect a ROM (and load any necessary anti piracy, ROM fixes and such) will see it appear as different and it will think it is an unknown ROM. Most of the time it is just that the header is different and it detects something else but it could be a move involved detection method that it uses.

You can try unpacking and rebuilding with any of the usual suspects for tools (ndstool, crystaltile2, tinke....) if you want.

If you want to replicate it fully then it sounds like pokemon uses compression on the binary. In which case you will need the BLZ compressors from https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/826/ . Unpack with tools like those above, decompress with BLZ, do the edit from your link, recompress with BLZ, rebuild ROM.
 

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    Nighty night. I messed up, made a margirita but used vodka by accident, taste like shit, but can't bring myself to dump it
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    Alright I'm out too, gonna go shoot some 8-ball with the old lady. Good Night all!
  • HiradeGirl @ HiradeGirl:
    G Night
  • NinStar @ NinStar:
    game night
  • wolffangalchemist @ wolffangalchemist:
    Today I learned that raz disposable vapes have 0.96 inch i2c oled screens in them that can be used with various mcu's. I will be getting a bunch from. My coworkers now I j
  • wolffangalchemist @ wolffangalchemist:
    Just need a project to use them in.
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    @BigOnYa watches porn on his vape
  • wolffangalchemist @ wolffangalchemist:
    I made the same joke about a hour ago lol
    +1
  • wolffangalchemist @ wolffangalchemist:
    Seriously co worker said he has like 20 or so of these exact vapes that are empty, I am gonna have a lot of screens and USB c ports.
    +1
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Use them for meth also
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    @K3Nv2, Can it run Crysis?
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    Holy shit I'm finally below 900 tabs open in Chrome
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    @Sicklyboy, All porn?
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    >500 of it is youtube videos, so not all porn
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Good lad
  • wolffangalchemist @ wolffangalchemist:
    i will make a tiny psp and put porn it.
  • NinStar @ NinStar:
    I totally forgot I was a stacked transsexual anthropomorphic bunny on steam
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    ...
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    what the fuck?
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    also, going to bed
  • DinohScene @ DinohScene:
    feckin spambots
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Wine and dine the spambots before you do that
  • DinohScene @ DinohScene:
    they better pay up
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    They might have grandma's 401k
  • S @ salazarcosplay:
    how are yall doing?
    S @ salazarcosplay: how are yall doing?