Phantom Hourglass on a US Wii U need to "close the lid"

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  1. nintendbob
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    So I have been wanting to play Phantom Hourglass on the Wii U for a while here in North America. The basic DS rom injection would work fine until about halfway through the game, as it requires you to "close the lid" in the middle of the game. A European VC release apparently mapped this to the VC menu, allowing you to progress, but I have been unable to find either a complete dump of that release or the requisite files to make it work. If I am missing something please let me know, or if anyone has a dump of that particular VC release, or if there is a way for me to just inject the rom into another release and bypass that part of the game in some way.
     
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    I can't find anything and I'm playing this game too but haven't got to that oart. yet. I even totally forgot about this puzzle.

    I did find one thing over on another forum. it said try to press the home button as it fades black and slowly comes back into play unlike any other VC title they think it might be incopraorated into the home button. (home button or touch the screen to pull up the VC menu??) if that doesn't work then I'm clueless and I hope this doesn't stop us from beating the game.

    a work around could be to use an emu and get passed that part and save it and reload into Loadiine (that is if the save files are compatibile I've never tried it just a thought)
     
    Last edited by [^Blark^], May 9, 2016 - Reason: Edit: another though maybe the one tv view that shows the old style ds console maybe that view allows you to close the lid? never messed with vc titles that much. I'm away from my WiiU to test right now.
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    if you get an actual dump of that game the VC has the close lid option enabled to click, or you need a newer ds base dump than that game and then after injecting, edit the config file on a hex editor and put close lid option to ON.
     
  4. ShadowOne333

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    Do NDS2WiiU injections work with that Close lid thing?
     
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    like i said only that releases has that option enbaled in the settings all later releases have that option but its off so you need to modify the config file to make it appear so you got 2 options.

    get an actual dump of that VC game and everything works perfectly.
    Get a newer base dump of a random nds title inject the rom and edit config file and put that on.
     
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    I don't think so I made mine with that program and I don't see the option.
     
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    Oh okay.
    Do you know by any chance what config file has that option and how to enable it?
     
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    that is an emualtor file not a rom option you need to open the json config or whatever its called and if your base rom is newer than the game it will be there turned off just modify the file and save it, that said i have no idea if your base game is newer than that release.

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    nds only has like 3 or 4 files in content its a json file open it on hxd and start searching but the ds rom base needs to be newer than the release of zelda since earlier releases did not have that option.
     
  9. ploggy

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    I think Kirby has the close lid ability. Use that as a base and you should be good to go.
     
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    Ah, I hadn't realized that the "close lid" option might be found within the config files of the new emulation files. I will have to do that. Thank you for all the helpful information, I didn't want to get halfway through the game and end up unable to continue on that emulator.
     
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    It's in configuration_cafe.json, right under the 3d and pixel art upscaling options. "fold_on_pause": true,
     
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    in the file I made with nds2wiiu there is no such line you must add it.

    I found a configuration of savvy style and it has the most updated emu I guess. I just copy and pasted that configuration file and it has that line now.
     
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    if the game you used doesnt have that line i doubt adding it will make it work since the rpx has no such commands you need to get a newer ds VC dump.
     
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    Theres a new ds eshop game called Style Savvy released use that as your base for best compatibility.
    Bowsers Inside Story now works. (tbh it may have worked earlier, the last time I tested it was with kirby as a base and it didnt work correctly then) ;)

    EDIT: I was wrong Bowsers Inside Story still broken. But it does get further in now, all the way upto Bowsers fight with Midbus. Progress atleast lol

    Sorry for bogging up the thread with this. Last Post..
     
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    yea that didn't work unfortunately thanks for that heads up as I would have gave up at that point.

    this worked for me :) injected phantom hour glass and I now have the new close lid feat I have to enable it tho but I also have the new "screen smoothing" option as well. Thanks

    EDIT: I cant dump it tho. tcp gecko won't connect after I inject so I can't get the new files. also injecting to with Style Savvy it leaves A black border on the bottom of the ds screen I'll post a screen later as I give up lol. I'll just play this title on my DSTWO
     
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    preety sure you can just use kirby mass attack as a base and enable that option since kirby is floating around the web and was released after zelda.