[HELP] GBA Cropping Issue on N3DSXL

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  1. Drew That Gamer
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    Hello,

    When playing GBA games on my N3DSXl with Luma3DS CFW, I get this weird cropping issue with the games. I was wondering if anyone knew how to resolve this issue. I am using A9LH and I have tried this with and without the "Show GBA boot screen in patched AGB_FIRM."

    Here is a picture to show you the issue I am having. Sorry for crappy quality, I was using my laptop webcam.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Ignore this post.
     
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  3. VioletX

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    I just booted into the same game on my 2DS and n3ds.
    No cropping issues here and it's in fullscreen so...
     
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    Ignore this post too. :P
     
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    Sorry that is wrong, this is not how they always are without adjusting the resolution.
     
  6. tan-tan

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    Look a little more carefully. The top part of the screen is cut off and displaying at the bottom of the screen instead. That is not normal behavior.
    I've been having exactly the same problem, so I'm also curious about this one.
     
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    Oh thanks for clarifying.
     
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    Not the issue being discussed here. Look at the top and bottom of the screen, that is the OP'S issue. It certainly isn't true of all N3DS XLs though as I'm testing and it works just fine in mine.

    It could be the copy downloaded. Or it could be like Mario Advance 4 where you have to play it once with the weurd issue, exit to the home menu, then re-enter the game and it will be fixed, can't guarantee that's the solution, but again, it worked for Mario Advance 4 for me when it was like that.
     
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    Yeah sorry I didn't look at the pic correctly. My bad. :P
     
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  10. Apache Thunder

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    I had it do this to me once. I think it was because of the cluster size I was using for the SD card in the 3DS. Copy everything back to PC, format SD using default cluster size and copy everything back and check if that resolves the issue.
     
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    These are official CIAs dowloaded from eShop
     
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    This is the solution, a 64 KB cluster size seems to break AGB_FIRM on larger cards, try reducing it to 32 KB.

    Alternatively, pressing the home button should shift the screen a bit - try mashing the home button until it's aligned.
     
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    Worked! Thanks!
     
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    Really? it worked? that such a bad solution though. :P
     
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    Yeah, sounds dumb but it actually worked.
     
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    I have no idea why it works, but it does and I'm not questioning it