MegaMan Zero Collection (U): Glitchy graphics?

Discussion in 'DSTT' started by Rokku, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Rokku

    Rokku GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 4, 2010
    United States
    Exactly as the title says. All I've done to the ROM is trim it to save space, nothing else.

    Also, I'm having trouble with Spirit Tracks and Dawn of Sorrow freezing upon startup.
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters

    If you want newer games to run, here's what you should try, in order.[*]Latest official firmware.
    Go to the site printed on your cart, download and set up the latest firmware, see if that fixes it. If there's no site printed or the site is down, this is a good resource for finding firmwares.

    [*]AP-bypassing options.
    Some carts have a setting or mode that will disable AP in games (to get them all running), but it may also disable extra features such as cheating and soft-reset, so these options tend to be turned off by default.

    [*]A clean ROM.
    If the ROM you're using has been modified in some way there's a chance it might not work on certain carts. In addition sometimes when transferring ROMs between carts small amounts of damage to the data can occur, so while the ROM may appear to be fine, it's actually been modified on accident and may not run.

    Download and run this program, then go to Update -> DSFCC. This should update you to the most recent version. After that, browse around the folders in the upper-left to find where your ROMs are, when you click the folder the filenames should show up below the folder area. Select the ROM(s) you want to check, then click the health/heart button below the list, that will check to see if it's clean or not. Beware, trimmed ROMs will always show as having been modified! While trimming a ROM is generally regarded as safe, there's always the possibility of something going wrong.

    If you find that the ROM you're having trouble with doesn't match the known clean ROM, then you'll want to redownload it (preferably from a site other than the one you used originally as their copy may be bad/damaged in the first place).

    [*]Format your MicroSD card.
    If the filesystem on your MicroSD card is damaged it can cause all sorts of trouble with running games. First copy everything off of your MicroSD, then run this program to format it properly. After that copy everything back, and see if the game runs properly.

    [*]YSmenu or other alternate firmware.
    If there's no official support you can try an alternate firmware. If you have an original R4 or clone of the original (hardware-wise, not neccessarily name-wise) you can try Wood R4, which updates for new games often. If you have something else you'll have to see if you can run YSmenu, it's got updates to the data files to run new games.

    [*]Game patches.
    If there's no way to run better firmware on your cart, you'll have to hunt out patches for the games and apply them to your ROM. While this used to be very common, it's increasingly rare for patches to be made because there's multiple carts that can run new games without patches now, and multiple alternate firmwares for other carts that add support for new games. Rudolph makes and updates a ROM patcher that will automatically patch many games, but this doesn't support everything. For individual games that patcher doesn't support, you'll need to hunt out the patches yourself via google.

    [*]A new cart.
    If you can't run any decent firmware and there's no patches for the games you want to play, your cart's a piece of shit and you should buy a decent one, to put it bluntly. While many sites may tout R4 clones as amazing stuff and charge $65 for them, in reality even the best flash cart is only about $40, and mainstream ones with less features (that can still play all the latest games) can be had for $25 or less.
  3. Rokku

    Rokku GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 4, 2010
    United States
    YSMenu and a formatting seem to have done the trick at least as far as Spirit Tracks and Dawn of Sorrow is concerned, and the graphics glitches in Mega Man Zero Collection are gone too! Thanks!

    I'd like to get a Supercard sometime, but I'm fine using this DSTT for a little while.
  4. SuperWilhelm

    SuperWilhelm Newbie

    Feb 2, 2018
    Hello, all. I'm sorry for bumping this very old thread, I'm not familiarized with your forum and I just found this old thread on a google search.
    I don't know anything about R4 and I've just found out about kernel and firmware and my head can't comprehend much of it. Anyway, it looks like this:
    (apparently I can't post links but it's red)
    I'm having the same problem with very glitchy graphics on Mega Man Zero Collection. I've tried updating (not sure what I upgraded, but I used the one on linfoxdomain)
    I don't know what the YSMenu exactly is, because the thread seems to be outdated (it's full of HTML for some reason) and many links are dead, even the one that shows up on my cartridge. I'm trying to wrap my head around it, but it seems to complicated for me, if anyone could give me a hand that would be great
    I'm sorry if this is against the rules, I checked and all it said was to avoid bumping old threads, but nothing about really old ones. If anything we can move this to a new one
  5. Robz8

    Robz8 Coolest of TWL

    Oct 1, 2010
    United States
    Try an AP patch from here.
    It's in the folder with my username.
  6. DeadSkullzJr

    DeadSkullzJr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 28, 2017
    United States