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Saria

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As an example Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

I get this:

Sma3.jpg


or this:

Sma4.jpg


First pic is due to having the BIOS enabled
the game wont run beyond selecting New Game

Second pic is a memory problem
which can be resolved if you know what your doing

With Yoshi's Island it took me multiple downloads to figure that it was the BIOS that was causing the crash
but nowhere was this info available on the site.

It can be confusing to some that some games do need BIOS and others wont work with BIOS

So all I am suggesting is that if there are future games that are released that require special configuration setups
Whether they can be displayed along side the SRAM Type on the Main page

Ie:

0553 - Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (USA - Mode 7)

sma31.JPG


sma32.JPG


Save Type: EEPROM
Other Info: Run game without BIOS in VBA
 

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Well, we do actually do this already. (Not from the creation of the forum but with most releases).

But we do only note critical information, examples are Banjo Kazooie with the emulation problem or SMA 4.

But prehaps, we should start noting there, anything that would help reduce the amount of 'help' threads that would arise if we didn't.
 

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bah
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for example, if the one who takes the screenshots and post the news tries the game with his own settings, those may not be the same for all users.
So if the game works for the newswriter at the 1st time he tries, he will not think about trying it with different settings...
 

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I would like to see "tool-tips" giving extra info whenever you hover over each of the releases.
They conserve space and are probably not too hard to code.
I like the idea of the extra info, but since it's already being implemented on the more important games, I don't think we need to do it on every release.
 
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