Metroid Pinball slower than retail cart.

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  1. purru
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    I apologize if this isn't the place to discuss this, if I'm breaking etiquette and personal ignorance.

    I'm comparing my retail copy of Metroid Pinball and 2 different roms (different regions) side by side with two DS systems and a Acekard 2i and I can confidently say both of the roms are running slower than the retail cart, particularly on the Phazon Mines table. The boss of that table has a shock wave style attack that animates very slowly as it crosses the board compared to the retail cart's smooth and faster animation. The game can come to a near stand still if there are lots of homing missiles, the shock wave and words flashing on the screen all at once ("Combat Ready" etc)

    First thing I wonder is, if this would be caused by a slow SD card? Admittedly I did not put a lot of research into what I picked up. That said, I did test Pokemon Platinum side by side and found that my copy on Acekard was faster at loading new areas, I assume that it's reading the data faster than the retail cart but on the other hand, it was slower at scrolling through my inventory and I really don't know the technical details of what's going on when the system communicates with the card.

    The second thing that I found, which may be coincidental, is in a review for the original Acekard, Metroid Pinball was listed as having music stutters. So what I wonder is, has anyone else had issues with this game on more recent Acekard Products, 2.1 or 2i or is this isolated to me?

    I am using AKAIO 1.6 RC2 and I have reformatted my SD Card using the Panasonic software.
     
  2. linkinworm

    linkinworm GBAtemp Maniac

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    what class is your SD card?
     
  3. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    It's happened on all my carts as well (not AK): SCDS1, EZ-Flash Vi, SCDS1i, iEDGE.
     
  4. purru
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    purru Newbie

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    Do you mean this game on that table and do you mean it isn't happening to you on AK or that you haven't tried it on an AK?
     
  5. obito

    obito I can have a title?! :O

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    Yeah, shiz happens. A bunch of other games lag a bit too. No big deal though. I mean having like a huge list of compatible games makes up for it anyway.
     
  6. purru
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    purru Newbie

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    I have the retail cart if I ever really want to play, I can deal with the one off game not working properly a lot better than I can deal with it being a problem on my end. I'm suspecting it's the former more and more.
     
  7. Krestent

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    I haven't tried it on AK. I had an AK back when it was still buggy (pre-AKAIO 1.4); it would always turn off when it was put into sleep. I got rid of it.
     
  8. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    Thats called emulation my friend buggy and glitches. Emulation will never be perfect!
     
  9. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    How is a flashcart emulation?!?!?!?!