Latest Pokemon Liquid Crystal (GBA) on EZ-Flash IV

Discussion in 'EZ-Flash' started by MartinAugustsson, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. MartinAugustsson
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    MartinAugustsson Member

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    Hello! I've been trying to get the latest version of Pokemon Liquid Crystal to work on my EZ-Flash IV for a while now but only end up with a white screen.

    The build notes states that version 3.3.00332 is working for the Ez-Flash IV, and it does.


    I've tried following what Jerrys123111 has said in this thread

    This isn't working for me. I've checked GBATA and fixed says BAD. Both in the working version and the newest one. The Fix header button is also greyed out.

    Does anyone have a working version of the lastet Liquid Crystal for usage on my EZ-Flash or knows how to get this working?
     
  2. Terrorizmo

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    Hi, mate!

    I spent nearly 2 weeks trying to figure it out. And I am joined this forum just right now to help you (damn, I am good!).
    Basicaly, you need to flash previous firmware (1.720). Here is the link for you (clearlooks theme): http://www.mediafire.com/?fmctvxp34ja5dc7. And... you're done! You don't even need to flash it to NOR to launch.

    Unfortunatly, there is another problem:[​IMG][​IMG]

    I am sorry for such a big pictures. I am getting this even if my save type is Flash 128K. Probably, this will disappear after launch through NOR.

    UPDATE:
    LOL OH MY GOD I AM SO RETARDED! Just patch you ROM through EZ-Flash Tool/Client (save patch or something) and this game will be playable. The only problem rest is RTC. There is no patch (GBATA patch will not work), but author said, that there might be a FTC replacement in future.

    UPDATE:
    You can't see this game after flashing to NOR. A week ago I had figured out that headers in FireRed and in this hack are a bit different. You need to open this ROM in hex editor and to change some lines.
    [​IMG]
    I am using HxD hex editor. You can get it here: http://mh-nexus.de/en/downloads.php?product=HxD.

    UPDATE:
    Ok, just tryed to launch patched version through NOR. Still do not work. I am tired. Will try to find this solution later.

    I hope that it was helpful. I am sorry for my English.

    Terrorizmo.
     
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  3. MartinAugustsson
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    You're on to something! I just get a white screen. But why do I need the 1.720 firmware? I got the newer flashcard and I use 1.74 as firmware to be able to write to NOR (Not working on pokemon rom hacks). But the header needs changing?

    EDIT: I have now made a rom with the latest patch and will try to edit the header and use a 128k save

    EDIT2:
    IT'S WORKING! YES! It starts up really clean. No problems so far. The 128k Flash save fixed the game and the header fix got it working on NOR :D
     
  4. Terrorizmo

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    This is really great! Congratulations, dude! Have you launched it on 1.74 firmware? With NOR?

    I can't launch it on 1.72 through NOR. There is no game in root folder after flashing game in NOR, even after fixing header. Probably, this is firmware issue. Anyway, I can use PSRAM to play it, it seems more convenient for me.

    There is a bug, that hangs your GBA. In Violet City you can exchange your Bellsprout for Onix. When you will try to do that, you will encounter some buggy textures of pokéball, after that your GBA will stop responding. Another exchange in pokémon center is fine, but you can see those buggy textures as well. So be advised, save before every exchange. I will try to launch my save on Virtual Boy Advance to check if this problem stays.

    UPDATE:
    This "exchange" problem stays even on emulator (as expected).
    [​IMG]

    As always, I am very sorry for my English. It's painful for me to imagine you trying to read this.

    Terrorizmo.
     
  5. MartinAugustsson
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    Are you sure that you have the old version of the flash card? Can you write other games to NOR?

    Your english isn't that bad :) and thanks for the trade/exchange save headsup!
     
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    Hello, This was a really usefull link.

    Is there any way to get the day/night cycle working? (I.e the Real time clock [RTC])