Portrait of Ruin

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  1. DownwardSpyral
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    So yeah. Everyone who has tried has noticed that Castlevania Portrait of Ruin has problems running on most flash carts. It loves to lock up at the warp rooms and pause menu on my Supercard Lite, and despite trying all of the fixes I'm aware of, it still freezes. The game is awesome and I'm willing to buy it, but I've also heard that retail carts are locking up as well. Can anyone comment on this? Has Konami addressed and fixed the problem?

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  2. spokenrope

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    While I can't comment on retail carts locking up, I can say that I've played through almost to the end of the game on my R4 without a single problem.
     
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    Dammit, as soon as somebody wants to buy a real cart, there is someone to tell that piracy is better...
     
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    Lol. yeah. Although I'm not going to buy an R4 just to play one game that retails for far cheaper.
     
  5. adgloride

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    The R4 though still freezes on some microsd cards. The sandisk one freezes unless you buy the ultra model. The kingston works but I think its only the microsd made in Japan that has no problems as it has a better read speed. Their getting harder to get hold of as the kingston microsd are made it taiwan now and have a lower read speed.
     
  6. Psyfira

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    I've never heard of anyone having trouble with a retail cart, so it's probably fine. But if you can't find out the answer to your question you could wait for the Europe release. It's not out until March, but if there is a bug in the retail carts that Konami are aware of then they could've fixed it in the newer version.
     
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    I've had a retail cart since the beginning (pre-ordered with the special bonus package @ EB Games) release. I have all 1000% map and everything played to hell, put like 35-40 hours on it and haven't had one single hiccup. So yeah I'd say the retail does not freeze from my experience.
     
  8. Destructobot

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    Some retail carts do freeze, but not many of them. A lot of people were bitching about that over at the gamefaqs forum.
     
  9. DownwardSpyral
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    Yeah. Gamefaqs tipped me off to retail problems. We have a locally owned game store here that gives really good prices on used games, and they have Portrait of Ruin cheap, but it is used... not sure if its a faulty cart or not.

    I'll mull over the idea some more. Seems its a hit and miss with retail copies, and unless I get an UltraII Sandisk card, ill be running risk of more freezing. Thanks
     
  10. spokenrope

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    Good job putting words into my mouth.
     
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    I've completed about 75% of the game on my black DS Lite with the SuperCard Lite/SuperKey/Kingston MicroSD card/card reader bundle sold by www.realhotstuff.com and never got a single glitch or freeze once. Oh and by the way, piracy rules! [​IMG]
     
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    bah. I too have the supercard lite/superkey bundle, but I opted for a Sandisk 1gb card. Wonder why the Sandisk card has been having such problems.
     
  13. jtroye32

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    i heard regular sandisks freeze with POR but sandisk ultra II works perfectly like kingston (made in japan) microsd cards
     
  14. Seger

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    I have a r4 and a twinmos 1 gb microsd and it works lika a charm
     
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    I have the same exact gear you have. I could've bought a Kingston 1 GB but I've never heard of the name and it was about 10 bucks cheaper so I foolishly thought it was of poor quality. C:PoR is the only game that has ever bugged up on my Sandisk, though.
     
  16. sabinraijin

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    As far as it seems, it might have been a problem with the first batch (or a certain confined shipment) of real carts, because the threads on GameFAQs complaining about real carts freezing stopped popping up shortly after the first few weeks of release. I'm thinking it was either people with flashcarts pissed off it doesn't work on their FC, so claiming it was real just so they could vent their anger on GameFAQs without a horde of "legits" saying "that's what you get for pirating!". OR it was a bad batch and all the new real carts are just fine.