Final Fantasy IV slowdown... D:

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  1. Rebellion
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    Rebellion Advanced Member

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    The game slows down drastically during battles.... horrible framerate, and is noticeable. Is this happening to anyone else, and/or do you know why? I have a slot-2 supercard lite + superkey, if that helps.
     
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    haha.

    if you didnt know... supercard is pathetic at its gba support. It is due to the slow RAM on the card itself...

    So the BEST way to do it is use the QPC - quick power cycle method - The Prefetch patch

    Patch the rom, and in order to save, you boot it up again in GBA mode - go to the save and save.

    look more here

    http://wiki.pocketheaven.com/SupercardGBASlowdowns


    i suffer from Supercard Lite too... haha

    when you save be sure to boot into GBA mode directly - or else the save might not be there - take out the superkey - just mess around and you'll find out
     
  3. Rebellion
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    I'm talking about the DS version. T_T
     
  4. dib

    dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    FFIVDS has no slowdown whatsoever. I've played it throughout, so you've clearly got a personal issue.
     
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    There was some discussion about this in the release thread. People with a keener eye than mine say there is a noticeable drop in frame rate for the battles. Not lag from a slow card, but an intentional drop in frame rate. Personally, if it's there, it hasn't bothered me much.

    I've been running it since release on an R4 with two different microSD cards, and there was no difference in speed. Out of curiosity, I'll probably load it on my SC Lite and a slow microSD just to see if there's a difference. (Can't do it till tonight though)

    There are some gameplay videos on youtube. Maybe you could check those out and see if your battles are slower than the video. If they are slower, perhaps there is an issue with your microSD, or with the SC Lite in general.
     
  6. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    Really? I thought it was extremely noticeable to everyone.. [​IMG]

    Don't worry Dr4G0nZ, the slowdown in battles are normal and intentional just as Szyslak said.
    It bothered me alot at first, but I've gotten used to it overtime.
     
  7. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

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    What can I say GameDragon? I have an old brain. [​IMG] I didn't notice it until others (.TakaM) pointed it out to me, and even knowing it's there, it doesn't bother me at all. Maybe I just have lower expectations.

    Or maybe, and hear me out on this, maybe my brain is so far advanced, that I can magically smooth out the framerate during my visual processing. You know, create the missing frames and insert them on the fly. That sounds good right? Right? [​IMG]

    I think it's time for my nap.

    I really will test it out on the SC Lite tonight just for gits and shiggles.
     
  8. Rebellion
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    Rebellion Advanced Member

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    Yeah, okay. Thanks for the responses. [​IMG]
     
  9. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

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    Keep dreaming, buddy [​IMG]