Problems with Mario Golf GBA!

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Centrix, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Centrix
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    I have no problems when it comes to playing any of my other GBA roms like Golden Sun on the Wii. It seems to me that both Mario Golf GBA and Golden Sun share the same engine. Though one runs flawlessly on the Wii while the other runs good at moments but lags at others, like the frame rate drops or something! is the Wii having problems running this game or is it the emulator? any ideas would be great.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Schlupi

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    It IS a very heavy duty game, straining the GBA's processor a lot.

    It might just be shitty on the emulator. JUst like how MOTHER 3 lags at time in battle.

    It also might be your SD card, it might need to be formatted with Panasonic SD formatter or it's speed might be slow reading.
     
  3. Centrix
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    That would make sense then, do the Visualboy GX, SNES9x GX and Nintendo GX support external HDD loading...I have my Wii connected to an external hard drive with all my Wii games on it so can I use it for my roms as well? don't see why not...lol [​IMG]
     
  4. Clarky

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    yep, all of them can run off hdd, gotta make sure you have ios58 installed though
     
  5. Jacobeian

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    USB or SD access speed only affect the initial ROM loading speed, not emulation speed. And yes, some games run slow on VBA GX, it's because it's a straight port from PC version, not particularly optimized for Wii and GBA emulation can be sometime quite CPU demanding, more than NES or SNES that's said...
     
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    I can certainly see a better speed when i am running GBAX-emulator off my USB than if I am running it off my SD-card.
     
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    And I can certainly assure you by reading the code that SD or USB is not accessed while playing the game, the whole ROM is loaded into MEM2 during init

    Placebo effect maybe ?
     
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    lol yeah, kinda like me and my Hay Fever tablets, I'm sure they're placebos too!!

    Like has been said, there's a fair number of GBA games that don't run full speed on VBAGX, Golden Sun 2 is a biggie, as are the Sonics - Advance 2 is rather rough if memory serves me.... either play them on the GBA/DS etc, or if that's not an option VBA on the comp - sd/usb issues aren't the problem here....