Pokemon Platinum lag

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by Passa, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Passa
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    Passa Advanced Member

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    Hi guys,

    Just checking if this is normal.. in Hearthome City, riding around with the bike near the assortment of large buildings, the game chugs for me. It's happened in a few other places where there's lots on screen as well and I'm not sure if it should be doing that..

    I don't remember it doing that with Pearl (and a different SD card). Would a slow card manifest itself in such a way?
     
  2. Sportsmaniac1322

    Sportsmaniac1322 GBAtemp Maniac

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    No that's not normal. I've been playing Platinum for almost 24 hours and it hasn't lagged once. Sometimes when weird things like that happen, your card just needs a fresh format. Backup all your data, then format with this tool: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=1530. It'll format it better than a normal Windows format will, so that might help you even more. After that, Platinum should work fine.
     
  3. Slyde1052

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    Turning off your batterysaver option may help too.
     
  4. Lumstar

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    Platinum appears to be a little bit more demanding in graphics, but I don't know how much difference is normal. If any that's noticeable.
     
  5. DeMoN

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    Happens to me too. Does it freeze on you when you try to use the GTS?
     
  6. Seven

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    The GTS works fine for me: personally I think it's a fast card speed that prevents the initial freeze for the GTS (black screen after going through the door), but my problem is the actual connection. I keep timing out and getting communication errors.
     
  7. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    If you experience any freezes trying to access the GTS, there's an easy fix.

    Before you enter the door, enable your slow-mo and set it to 50%.
    Before you connect online, set it back to 100%

    And you'll have no problems.
     
  8. SoLuckys

    SoLuckys GBAtemp Regular

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    i think its normal cos my retail copy of pokemon pearl was lagging at some places too, on platinum thou i am not experiencing lags [​IMG]