FInal Fantasy III freezes

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  1. nikkopt
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    Hey guys!
    So.. basically my FF III dump stopped working since akaio 1.7 was released, i installed 1.8.5(a) yesterday and it stayed the same.
    I haven't tried another dump nor i tried with another sd card, i was just hoping some of you guys had the rom at hand and could give it a try to see if it's just me and i should properly try to fix it or make a bug report on the akaio boards.
    The game boots, it shows some logos and then crashes with a dark screen and a fade sound looping (probably some video tried to run), AP bypass does nothing.

    My info:
    DS lite with acekard 2i HW: 81 and akaio 1.8.5(a)
    FF III (E) fireX, game code: AFFP
     


  2. Gaboros

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    I can confirm it. I use akaio 1.8.5a and same black screen after the logo. But I think it doesn't freeze, just doesn't load, because softreset working when you on the black screen.
    I'm using clean (E) rom.
     
  3. nikkopt
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    Yep, ur right.. it seems it freezed because of the looping sound.
    I quickly reverted to 1.6 RC2 just to test and it works with that version like always did..
    I'm using a taiwan 4GB kingston SDHC.. i have a faster sandisk card but i can only test with it tomorrow.
    Hoping some more people can also try it out
     
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    Working fine for me. AKAIO 1.8.5 with default settings, 17/1/11 loaders and (E) ROM.
     
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    Updated to the 17/1/11 loader.
    Default settings, 17/1/11 loader, clean (E) rom with akaio 1.8.5a and I still have the above mentioned black screen problem.
     
  6. nikkopt
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    He's not using the (a) version of 1.8.5.. It's probably a SD card problem. What cards do you guys use?
     
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    I'm using a 8GB Transcend Class 6 formatted with the Panasonic Formatter. Don't need to use the (a) version of AKAIO.
     
  8. nikkopt
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    Can somebody else try it too? :]
     
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    Are you updated to the newest version of the game? The newest version is actually called Final Fantasy 4.
     
  10. Evo.lve

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    Away from you.
    It's probably an mSD issue.

    I'd recommend buying new cards, Transcend and A-Data Class 6 cards are known good brands.
     
  11. nikkopt
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    i have both and afaik they are completely different games... but yes FF IV does run
     
  12. injected11

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    ... So did anyone bother trying to format the microSD and try it again? Should've been one of the first things to try.

    Except it was working on a previous version of AKAIO, so it clearly isn't a microSD issue.
     
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    Away from you.
    But then why recommend a format?

    Did anyone consider the new no DMA's?
     
  14. injected11

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    Because it fixes file system problems caused by adding / changing things on the microSD...
     
  15. nikkopt
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    If it's a mSD issue then it was created by AKAIO and not the card itself since it runs well with 1.6RC2 and with the official Acekard firmware.. right?
    I just wanted to know if it was it just me or other people were having this problem with this game, i'm not going to buy a new card just because of this. When i bought mine i was under the impression that it would be compatible with all devices supporting SDHC, i know that there is the speed issue but if it runs on 1.6RC2 and can also run lot's of games that are problematic with slower sd cards i won't put the guilt on the card but on the software [​IMG]
     
  16. tomrev

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    Delete AKAIO files and put new fresh install may fix your problem.
     
  17. nikkopt
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    Sorry, i haven't mentioned it because i thought it was an obvious thing to do first, i always format when i change/update akaio
    Already tried GParted and Panasonic format tool
     
  18. ranigma

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    Quickly pressing the button a solved the problem for me.Same with the stylus.(i got the clue from your post where you said "probably some video tried to run",by pressing the button quick enough,i think i skipped the video part.)
     
  19. Son of Science

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    No, Final Fantasy 4 was just an updated version of Final Fantasy 3. They made it because it FF 3 didn't work on many flash carts, and Square Enix wanted it to be universal.
     
  20. nikkopt
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    and mods let you post things like these because? [​IMG]