Homebrew Homebrew game Okamiden DS crashes on blacksmith. Can’t upgrade weapons.


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Aug 4, 2021
United States
Hey guys, I decided to make this thread because I cannot for the life of me figure out what’s the problem.

OK, so I’ve been trying to finally play Okamiden on my New 3DS XL using Twilight Menu++(The latest version) and its been running pretty well. Noticed a fair amount of slowdown in larger areas but fixed it by raising the clock speed to 133mhz(TWL). I recall it randomly crashing a couple of Times but nothing I couldn’t get past.
I managed to make it to the point where you get Tama to showcase some fireworks to grant Ayame’s wish.(The lil girl that’s terminally ill)

By that point, I’ve managed to unlock the blacksmith which is where my problem starts.
I go to talk to the man and when I select yes to see what weapon I can craft, the game will try to transition into the shop screen but then freeze or crash before it can.(Bottom screen is black, top screen still shows the protags & blacksmith looking at each other)
I am unable to do anything but reset or close Twilight Menu++. This also happens with the Shaman and demon merchant in Agate Forest.

I don’t think it’s an anti-piracy issue since I didn’t experience that infamous trap that happens earlier in the game with the two lanterns.
Ive tried playing in standard DS mode at the original clock speed. Nothing.
I’ve tried using different Okamiden roms. Nothing.
Tried using the nightly version of bootstrap. Nothing.
I’ve looked all over the Internet to see if anyone else had this same problem but couldn’t find anything, leading me to believe that I’m the only one who is going through this predicament which sux.
That’s why I made this thread. Sorry for being a bother. I can probably still progress in the story just fine but I really don’t want to go through the game underpowered. And the cheat that supposedly unlocks all weapons doesn’t work either. Figures.

Oh, and This is the first time I’ve had a constant reoccurring crash when playing a DS game with TM++.
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