GBARunner2

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  1. Dodain47

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    Hmm, okay I will begin testing this build soon and post the results to the wiki.
     
  2. Gericom
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    It didn't change any compatibility though. I would mainly like to know if there is no corruption anymore.
     
  3. Dodain47

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    I don´t remember any corruption on my SD Card. :mellow:
    I will post the results here again.
     
  4. alexander1970

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    Hello. :)

    Thank you for your test release.

    The two arm9 Versions works for me.

    I´ve tried a few games an my R4 clone with YS Menu.

    - Aero the Acrobat - Starts white screen with looping crackling sounds (like the one when save game is corrupt message)
    - Banjo Kazooie - Gruntys revenge - Freezes on saving and crackling sound like above
    - Denki Blocks - Starts with white screen with looping crackling sounds
    - Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow - Save/load ok.
    - Crash Bandicoot The huge Adventure - stucks on game splash loadimg screen with looping sound
    - Donkey Kong Country 2 - "Save failed" message
    - Zelda - Link to the past - Four swords - "The file could not created" message

    But no corrupted SD Card.:yay:
    I hope this is for use.TWiLight tests comes later,sorry.:blush:

    Thank you.:)
     
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    Did you sram patch the games? That is still required.
     
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    With this update, not only is the sd corruption fixed but I can play my games on my regular R4 card! Thanks for this! I can now start to clear some of my backlog.
     
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    Thank you for that advice.I totally forgot this little "additive".:)
     
  8. Ziko

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    I ran into an interesting error btw. It's not recognizing saves for some games saying that the sizes are wrong. Yu-Gi-Oh! Expert 2, Tales of the World Narikiri Dungeon 3, Game & Watch Gallery 4's saves are 32kb & 8kb for Narikiri Dungeon 3. I don't know a way to make them 64kb at all and 2 of those games didn't need patching at all. I have copies of all of the saves if you want to look at them. All of the games were played on the November 1st, 2018 build and worked perfectly but don't work at all with the saves I have due to size differences. I will keep the old build on the second card and the new build on my R4 just to be safe. Another one I had with 8kb was Hikaru no Go as well.
     
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  9. alexander1970

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    "Corrected" Game List (thank you @Gericom) :)

    DSi XL with R4 clone Flashcard + YS Menu:

    GBARunner is very fast and stable no issues.

    - Aero the Acrobat - Rascal Rival (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.
    - Banjo Kazooie - Gruntys Revenge (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.
    - Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow - Save/Load works.
    - Crash Bandicoot - The huge Adventure (SRAM patched) - stucks on game splash loading screen with looping sound
    - Denki Blocks (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.
    - Donkey Kong Country 2 (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.
    - Legend of Zelda -Link to the Past - Four Swords (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.(screen flickers the whole time).
    - Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros.3 (SRAM patched) - Save/Load ok - restart game has message "Reading" with crackling sounds - Game starts and Save is ok.Game has no music (of gbarunner test build presumably).

    SD Card (16 GB microSD) has no corruption issues.


    Thank you. :)
    Great work again !!! :bow:
     
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  10. Tgames

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    For People (like me) who got previously "Unable to mount SD Card" OR "TAFN3DS sd card áb áb áb áb áb áb áb áb" OR just white freeze.
    And ONLY for people (like me) who use a SD 2GB Sandisk (Normal/Ultra II) or less (To keep Original Nintendo DSi BIOS)

    Here is finally a solution :
    Do NOT use any SD Formater software it will NOT work at all on a Sandisk Ultra II 2GB (i tried a lot of them with no luck).

    Code:
    0) Backup every files of the SD Card
    1) Use win32diskImager and read all bytes of the SD Card to a file
    2) Use hxDwD and fill with 00 every hex values
    3) Use win32diskImager and write all bytes from the file to the SD Card
    4) Delete the primary partition under diskpart (cmd) or Computer Management
    5) Launch again diskpart from the cmd
    6) Type command : List drive
    7) Type command : select drive 3 (if the SD card is 3)
    8) Type command : clean
    9) Type command : create primary partition
    10) Format the SD Card with Windows to FAT32 Cluster 16Ko (yes 16ko not anything else) (Full erase) (NOT using a SD Tool => will not works with 2GB Sandisk Ultra 2)
    11) Copy all backuped files back into the SD
    12) Now GBARUNNER2 is no longuer display error or freeze !!!!!!
    Now any 512mo, 1GB, 2GB SD Card will works fine :nds::gba: (unless they were compatible with the DSI/3DS before).
     
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  11. alexander1970

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    TWiLight "report":

    Sadly i do not manage it to sucessfully start GBARunner at the moment:

    - put in in a Folder "GBA Runner" and of course bios.bin in the Root of the SD Card (2GB and 16 GB),only the arm7 versions boot,ANY game i try to start ends in white bottom screen/black upper screen.
    - tinker around replacing the version included in TWiLight (i did not find any settings for GBARunner except the path) by rename the test version(s) each for one to GBARunner2.nds and try to start it with the Icon ends up that GBARunner no longer works.:blink:

    Tested on DSi and 2 DSi XL´s with 2 GB SD and 16 GB SDHC Card.
    Booted TWiLight with HiyaCFW and without.

    Maybe i did something wrong....? :unsure:

    Thank you.:)
     
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    Could someone test this version with TWiLightMenu? It may fix it. @alexander1970
     

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  13. alexander1970

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    GREAT WORK !!!

    Works perfect.the Game testing comes a little later.:)

    Thank you.:yay:


    EDIT: Banjo + Kazooie Gruntys revenge Save/Load works.TWiLight boots after DSi Reboot/shut down.No SD Card corruption.:yaysp:
     
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    New release from the sd_save branch (a903967, 03-06-2019). This should fix the issues with the arm7 version.
     

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    Hello. :)

    TWiLight games tested with a DSi (booted TWiLight without HiyaCFW):

    - Aero the Acrobat - Rascal Rival (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.
    - Banjo Kazooie - Gruntys Revenge (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.
    - Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow - Save/Load works.
    - Crash Bandicoot - The huge Adventure (SRAM patched) - continues the 3 screens (Crash Bandicoot Text + Universal Entertainment + Vicariuos Visons then stucks on game intro screen with looping crackling sound.After continuing pressing Buttons it goes to the Start Screen but then again stucks with crackling sounds and black screen.
    - Denki Blocks (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.
    - Donkey Kong Country 2 (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.(game "lags" ,on the R4 Flashcart it runs smoother)
    - Legend of Zelda -Link to the Past - Four Swords (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.(screen flickers the whole time).
    - Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario Bros.3 (SRAM patched) - Save/Load ok - restart game has message "Reading" with crackling sounds and says "Save is corrupted" - Game starts and Save is ok.Game has no music (of gbarunner test build presumably).

    Thank you.:)

    SORRY forget to say:

    NO SD CARD CORRUPTION.:yaysp:
     
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    Thanks! Maybe you could test slow/laggy games with the cache version as well. And maybe with dsi speed as well
     
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    Are they for use in TWiLight (renamed) ? :)
     
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    The arm7 versions work on TWiLightMenu
     
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    I will try it with an 16GB SDHC Card too and give you feedback if you wish.:)
     
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  20. alexander1970

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    YES,much better now on TWiLight.:yay:

    - Mario vs. Donkey Kong (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.
    - Classic NES Series Super Mario Bros.(SRAM patched) - Game Pak Error -Turn the Power off.
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    Super Mario Advance 2 - Super Mario World - Save/Load works.
    - Donkey Kong Country 2 (SRAM patched) - Save/Load works.
    - Crash Bandicoot - The huge Adventure (SRAM patched) - hangs again on first screen (Crash Bandicoot text) with crackling sounds.

    Thank you.:)
     
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