problems with castlevania portrait of ruins

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  1. DCG
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    oke, I am using a m3 ds real with a 2gb kingston micro sd. the only game I am (up till now) experiecing problems with is castlevania PoR. The intro plays perfectly (even better than DoS) but ingame when I accuire a item and equipt it my game crashes when I re-open the menu or enter another room.

    Does anyone know a fix for this problem?
     


  2. g6team

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    Have you tried another dump? Or another Microsd? Is the softreset/RTS on or off?
     
  3. Lilith Valentine

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    Well try getting a different dump
    The back up your card
    Try reformatting it with this program or this one (I have only used this one, but most say try the other one now)
    Then see how it works.
    If there is any other problems, try another SD card
     
  4. DeltaBurnt

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    You'll definitely need a better SD. I had a class 4 kingston and this game gave me alot of problems, I then got a class 6 transcend and it plays with no problems.
     
  5. Jakob95

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    Face it guys M3 sucks. The game works perfectly on my Acekard 2i and have the same MIcroSD as you.
    Sorry G6Team but you guys need to work on all the glitches your cart has.
     
  6. DeltaBurnt

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    You do realize there's TONS of other flashcarts with this same exact problem?

    Stop being an ignorant bull shitting troll Jakob. Seriously, trolling and BSing like this is against the rules.

    You know the M3 isn't a shit cart, you're just butt hurt that you're too cheap to pay for a micro sd that isn't some crappy Chinese fake.
     
  7. Arp1

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    Does that have anything to do with this topic? Or help the subject? No. And most carts had problems without updating firmware or patching the rom.
    Anyways, try this patch
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  8. Rayder

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    Castlevania Portrait of Ruin is one of the "problem" games for flashcarts. It requires a microSD that has a 0.7ms response time or better, or so I have been told. It crashes for most people that don't have a microSD that fast. The patch that ARP1 posted will help by removing a few sounds from the game that have been found to be part of the crashing/freezing, but may not completely eliminate the problem.

    If you really like the game and NEED to play it, I suggest trying to find a copy in a store somewhere and play it from the retail cart, or buy a stupid-fast microSD.
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

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    I had similar problems on mine, then for some reason it works better on my M3 Lite
     
  10. Princess Rozalin

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    Wait what kind of Micro SD? I have 8 GB SDHC card and Potrait of Ruin still Crashes on me.My Flashcart is Acekard AKAIO 1.5.1
     
  11. Lilith Valentine

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    One I found that works the best is Kingston, it never crashed on my cards using that one. I am not sure if it's the best on the market since there are only 3 brands of MircoSD cards sold in my area (Kingston, Sandisk, and some other brand that doesn't work on any of my cards so I ignore it)
     
  12. Princess Rozalin

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    I see...I think the One i have is Sandisk.I see if i can get a Kingston 8 GB.Thanks Cat Boy ^^
     
  13. Djay187

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    I think people are getting confused here, it's not the brand or the size it's the speed of the memory card. Cards come in three different classes that relates to how fast they can transfer data, I think as Rayder said you need a card with fast class to be able to play this rom on some DS carts.
     
  14. DCG
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    well, buying a new sd card is no option ( those things cost almost 70 euro here in holland for a 32 gb class 6).
    I will try the patch and see if it works.
    but still, I am mostley confused about the fact that DoS works perfectly (exept for the intro) and the intro of PoR works exelent but the game crashes once I equipt a item or enter the first map thingy

    edit. does anyone know which rom works best? the US or the EUR ???
    edit2. forgot to say. the rts is off, even in download play the game crashes.
     
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    Your welcome ^-^ I hope it works for you as well
     
  16. DCG
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    Okay, so I tried the patch on the EU version. it sayd Invalid source........
     
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    If I am correct it's only for the US version, unless you like need to rename the rom to it's original dump's name, in that case the patch normally tells you.
     
  18. Langin

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    uhh cat-guy the patch didnt work proporly on acekard 2i all the sounds are gone! [​IMG]
     
  19. Lilith Valentine

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    Source: http://filetrip.net/f2395-Castlevania--Por...g-Patch%29.html
    Sorry about that, I never used the patch before, I just got annoyed and put it into my M3 Lite which works fine with it.
     
  20. DCG
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    so, will this one let you keep the sound and patch it another way?