SFC EMU File Count Limitations

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  1. Another World
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    I have discovered that the SFC EMU will freeze when trying to open a directory with more than 255 files. Once the 256th file is introduced the directory will freeze.

    Would some people be so kind as to test this for me? I would just like confirmation that this is happening to others and that it isn't specific to my testing circumstances.

    Thank you,
    -Another World
     
  2. Recorderdude

    Recorderdude Musician, Animator, Buffoon.

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    that was 1.0...wonder why this would be changed in 1.5?
     
  3. Another World
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    i am aware of her findings. they do not match my findings. neither do a few other areas of her review. which is why i am asking here for confirmation.

    -another world
     
  4. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    I'll try it, but I think this was fixed in the last update. I remember it getting mind-bogglingly slow with around 200 files, but the 1.08 fixed that completely.
     
  5. VatoLoco

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    i did some testing of limits a bit ago and its 255 roms here.
    same with snes cheats. if theres more than 255 cheats, no cheats will load/show up
     
  6. Another World
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    i have the beta, i guess i'll have to dig it out and see if this is a limitation they added to v1.5.

    thanks vato.

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  7. Haloman800

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    @Another World,

    I was coming here to ask a question regarding this, I separated my SFC ROMs into four folders, A-G, H-M, N-S, & T-Z, because it would freeze whenever I tried to load a folder with all them in it at once.

    After I did this, I could access A-G, H-M, & T-Z, but never N-S, it would always freeze.

    So I came here to ask why, when I saw your post, and I checked the file count, 277.

    I then split this folder into two parts, N-P and Q-S, and tested it out again.


    It works!


    p.s, I just got my SCDSTwo in yesterday.


    edit: This is not the same for the GBA emulator, as I have well over 255 files in the same folder & it has never crashed.