Homebrew Saturn emulation using Cotton/Guardian Force testing and debug

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Now I'm having this on building the nsp:
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 File "c:\python37-32\lib\encodings\cp1251.py", line 19, in encode
UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character '\xe8' in position 8: character maps to <undefined>
An error occurred during the process, check your source files and the remaining space on the hard drives.
Press any key to continue . . .
 

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Now I'm having this on building the nsp:
Code:
 File "c:\python37-32\lib\encodings\cp1251.py", line 19, in encode
UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec can't encode character '\xe8' in position 8: character maps to <undefined>
An error occurred during the process, check your source files and the remaining space on the hard drives.
Press any key to continue . . .
Not sure what that means, however, its easier if you post the log for shadow256 to view. It would be "Ultimate-Switch-Hack-Script.log" or something similar in the root of the installation.
 

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I'm still having trouble getting to following games to either launch or play correctly

Virtua Fighter Remix, NO CUSTOM .INI = plays but the ring often glitches, sending players out of bounds

Virtua Fighter 2, NO CUSTOM .INI = doesn't load. BUT using a custom.ini changing the block size=200 the game will load and play fine, but no sound fx or voices, only stage bgm

Mortal Kombat 2, NO CUSTOM .INI = black screen after the initial midway screen

Marvel vs street fighter, CUSTOM .INI used to set 5c for the 4meg expansion = black screen after the capcom screen
Have you tested all the available SAT builds of VF2 regarding SFX? There are at least 10 different revisions for the game. So the Japanese "Plus" version of Sega Rally runs better for me. Perhaps this is also true for one of the Japananese/European releases of VF2:rolleyes:
 
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Does anyone have a Metal Slug icon file they can share? Tried making my own but it's not great. This was my crappy attempt. Need to get hold of PS...
 

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So I realized that a ton of my favorites are multi-disc titles. All of them transfer via Save, however, I am using the NSP install method. Is there anyway for the other discs (2, 3, etc) NSP to read Disc 1 NSP's save data? If not, has anyone had any success in combining multi-disc to single disc? I know there are PSX tools that do this, but I've never seen one for the Sega Saturn.
Combining multi disc games would be a great workaround for this.
Research time!
 

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Have you tested all the available SAT builds of VF2 regarding SFX? There are at least 10 different revisions for the game. So the Japanese "Plus" version of Sega Rally runs better for me. Perhaps this is also true for one of the Japananese/European releases of VF2:rolleyes:
I have not, was kinda hoping someone wound be able to point me to an exact version and .ini to save time.

Trial and error it is
 

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Hello everyone, awesome work !

How to hide the option left corner bar when creating nsp using guardian please ?
When prompted by the script:

Do you want to choose your own texture file for the game?

Select yes and add the file as per cucholix from page 20 of this thread
 
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@shadow256 » new errors with new version. seems that wallpapers, credits and playing guide files still not work for me...
Yeah I'm having trouble with this too. Would like to just have black borders and an english playing guide. Where should the credits appear? On booting after the licenced by nintendo bit? Guess it would be nice to add the Saturn logo here?
 

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i want to suggest to make multi disc games injected in cotton game collection with 3 in 1 game

give each disc thesame title ID since that collectio9n share the same save file for all 3 games

another suggestion:
i also want to add a 4th cloned NSP into that collection to add the 4th DIsc of panzer Dragoon Saga

and then change the Disc from the main menu by editing the Cotton2, Cotton2 boomerang, Gardian force title logo names with disc1,2,3


you can compile all 4 Discs with same title ID, and install them 1 by 1 after you finish a disc, since this game will save your game before a Disc Swap, i confirm it works


i have a workaround for now, just get disc 2 game save and inject it into switch!
will have to share a repository for game saves to redeem the problems we cant solve
so far i managed to inject saves from PC SSF and Saturn game cart saves backups into switch
Thanks for guiding everyone through this. One question. When switching nsp for each disc with the same title ID, I assume you can't install the same ID over another. Do you simply delete the game, keeping the game save for that ID, then install the next disc with the same ID?
 

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Thanks for guiding everyone through this. One question. When switching nsp for each disc with the same title ID, I assume you can't install the same ID over another. Do you simply delete the game, keeping the game save for that ID, then install the next disc with the same ID?
Yes, that's the way to do it.
 
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Thanks for guiding everyone through this. One question. When switching nsp for each disc with the same title ID, I assume you can't install the same ID over another. Do you simply delete the game, keeping the game save for that ID, then install the next disc with the same ID?
use 3 in one for 2 disc and 3 disc
i use 3 disc for panzer dragoon saga and a single NSP for 4th disc using same TID i copy the save bin to it to continue game
 

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Anyone able to get Shinobi X working?
Last time I tried, both EU/US version, it crashed before the intro. But I can't remember to what extend I tested the game, what values I tested.

The 60Hz hack for EU version (which has MUCH better music than the JP/US versions, that's why that patch exists), for some reason, disables the intro (the rest of the cinematics are displayed properly), so maybe that could help. But I haven't tried.

 
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Not sure what that means, however, its easier if you post the log for shadow256 to view. It would be "Ultimate-Switch-Hack-Script.log" or something similar in the root of the installation.
Yes, true.
 

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