Pokémon SoulSilver ROM white freeze (in Wi-Fi Settings)

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  1. xuerebx
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    ROM: Pokemon SoulSilver Version (E) (date on the rom is 27/03/2010 I believe).
    Flashcart: r4i3d (www.r4i3d.com)

    This may not be a good flashcart, but all my games work. Only the Pokémon games freeze sometimes.

    Anyway, I'm 25 hours in SoulSilver, and I can't use the WiFi because when I start the game and I go on Nintendo. WiFi Connection Settings, the game freezes - I get a white screen. I tried downloading different rom types of the game, but I still get the freeze (I use the same .save file though, so the problem could be the battery).

    WiFi works for other Pokemon games, I tried it. I think it used to work before for SoulSilver.

    Anything I can do to fix this? I really want to trade Pokemon!

    Thank you.
     


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    If you used ar codes, that's your problem.
     
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    I'm not sure what that is, but if it's a cheat code of some sort I never use those.

    EDIT: Action Replay Codes. Nope, never used them.

    Any way to fix this issue? Even if it requires transferring the rom and battery file to my computer and messing around.
     
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    Also, I transferred the battery file on my computer, changed the extension from .sav to .dsv and loaded the game on Desmuse. I managed to go into Nintendo Wifi Connection Settings without the game freezing on a white screen. Perhaps this fact can help in diagnosing my problem...
     
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    Did you trim the rom?
    Well that can cause the problem.
    The other thing that can cause problems is a bad dump.
    Get a better one.
     
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    I haven't trimmed the rom. I've also tried 5 different dumps of the rom, but in each of them I could not get into the nintendo wifi connection settings option you get when you load up a pokemon game (in the main menu) because the DS freezes on a white screen. I don't have this problem with the other pokemon games though.
     
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    Yeah, download a rom.
    Oh yeah, do you use pokegen?
     
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    I think you need to AP patch your ROM because your "flashcart" is less useful than a piece of poo.
     
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    What's an AP patch exactly? I'm assuming it's some kind of firmware thing?

    Although I have a shitty flashcart, everything works on it (except for this wifi thing), so I don't want to get into a situation where I patch it and then nothing works for some reason. I've made a lot of progress in quite a number of games!

    Nope, I don't.
     
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    lol i just checked it out.
    Agree

    Atleast it works on 4.4 firmware unlikely the Acekard2i
     
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    Then AP patch. Simple.
     
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    I HIGHLY doubt that anything remotely new-ish would work on your flashcart (BW2? Even original BW? Kirby Mass Attack?)

    Anyway, an AP patch modifies the ROM to remove Nintendo anti-piracy protections.
    If you can't find it with Google in under a minute, the world has ceased to exist.
     
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    Google ''Pokemon Soul Silver AP Patch EUR'' and check the patch on *snip*
     
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    Or make your own:

    Guide

    Note that it was white two but is the same.
     
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    The original black and white works. In fact every game I tried works! But I haven't tried B&W2, but by the time I'll get to that game it will probably be next summer.

    I am perfectly capable of finding it through Google. I was just wondering what it was. Now I know (nintendo anti piracy thing). So thanks for that.


    Cheers, I'll do that.

    Since the 2 links on *snip* are expired, I will make my own using this tool then. Thanks.

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    Ok, I found another ROM and I managed to patch it. The patch was successful! Thank you. :)

    Unfortunately the game will still freeze if I try to enter the Nintendo Wifi Connection Settings menu option.

    The game itself works fine though. I will test it to see if I get any periodic freezes.

    I think with regards the wifi connection settings bit, there is nothing I can do about it right? We've exhausted all the options (apart from getting a new flashcart, which I will, but in the future).
     
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    Ok, good news. Found a fix.
    I know we cannot post roms, but this is a patcher.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I've applied the patch, however the Nintendo Wifi Connection Settings is still not accessible because the game freezes when I try to access that menu option (from the main menu). The game itself works fine.

    I should note however that I did not add that cheat. I tried to, but I've got a large list of cheats I can set to on or off individually, but I can't manually enter those 2 codes you gave me. I did not find the option to enter the code myself, I can only choose from the preset codes listed (e.g. increase gamespeed x2).
     
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    ??
    You use r4cce to add cheats. And those codes are not two cheats. They are one.
     
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    Ah alright, I've used the program to add the cheat to the database, and I've applied the cheat to the game now.

    Still, I get the same result. Game works fine, but the game freezes when I press the nintendo wifi connection settings menu option. This sucks. :( However, thanks a lot for taking your time to try to help me, I appreciate it.

    Oh and btw, won't all these patches conflict with one another? Yesterday I used that rom tool to patch this rom, and now I've applied this different patch on the same rom.
     
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    Ah, try applying the patch to a clean rom, not to a already-patched rom.
     

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