Secret of Mana Text Problem

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by CorvoSol, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. CorvoSol
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    Hey! I'm trying to run Secret of Mana in SNEmulDS, and most places say it runs fairly well. The game boots, but the problem I'm having is that, when played in an emulator on my PC, the text is fine, but when played in SNEmulDS, the text comes out as random gibberish. I've tried downloading multiple versions of the ROM, and the same thing happens each time.

    Does anybody know how I can fix this?
     
  2. bradzx

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    I suggest to use your pc to play that game. They dont much update for SNEemulDS.
     
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  3. DanTheManMS

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    Hm, I vaguely remember this game being a particular challenge for SNES emulators due to that text issue. Something to do with the resolution of the text layer. Unfortunately I can't remember what the fix was, if there was one to begin with.

    See if this helps at all: http://www.pocketheaven.com/ph/boards/viewtopic.php?t=6018
     
  4. CorvoSol
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    Well, after tinkering around, I've found out that the actual in-game text works, like all the story related stuff, but that the menus are still some kind of Lovecraftian horror.
    In a similar vein, is there any SNES emulator for GBA, DS, or PSP that is capable of running Secret of Mana 2? SNemulDS doesn't seem to like it at all.
     
  5. Rydian

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    First emulator there runs it fine IIRC. I haven't played past the intro on it.

    As for the DS, the one for the DSTwo (CatSFC) might, I'm not sure on that.
     
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    You're probably referring to the high resolution mode 7 effects the game uses (menu/status screen and so on) and SNEmulDS being the super-outdated emulator it is, you're better off using something like Snes9x 1.53.
     
  7. CorvoSol
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    But does SNES9x run on a DS? That's the thing I'm looking for.
     
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    The major emulators I've seen for the DS have been dead for years, unfortunately. SNEmulDS and SnezziDS have last update of 2008, SNESDS had a low compatibility and also was last updated in 2008, and I see no ports of ZSNES or SNES9x to the DS. The only emulator I see updated in the last 3 years is one specifically for the DSTwo, called DSTwo NDSSFC.

    If you have that cart, try it.
     
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    There's also CATSFC, which I believe they're working on, but I'm not sure about NDSSFC, Snes9x? I doubt they could port that over, unless they made a crapload of optimizing, and taking advantage of the extra CPU power on the DSTWO, it could be done in theory. Snes9x is the most ported Snes emulator, so why not?
     
  10. DanTheManMS

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    My understanding that the Supercard-provided SNES emulator is already a port of snes9X that uses the DS:TWO's extra processing power. CATSFC is an upgraded version of that emulator to try to increase compatibility. Neither will help you for any non-DS:TWO device.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Yep, the DS's native processing power just isn't up to par.
     
  12. CorvoSol
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    But on the PSP my chances of emulating the SNES are better, right?
     
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    Much, much better. Hell, it even runs Star Fox (slowly).
     
  14. DanTheManMS

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    Yep. Shame that my attempts at speedhacking Star Fox seemed to do absolutely nothing for PSP users. Probably required someone who actually understands the assembly code for the SNES's CPU >_>
     
  15. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    Unfortunately, text doesn't display properly in CATSFC. Something to do with the font that the translation used. I heard somewhere that the japanses one works though *unsure*

    edit: Nevermind, wrong game. Although secret of mana 2 also doesn't work on NDS emulators.
     
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    No he means the first game not the second, and the issue is it switches to the pseudo-hires mode for the text.