SnemulDS help

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  1. pilotwangs
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    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

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    I was wondering if someone could help me in finding out a problem I have.

    I have just downloaded the latest version of SnemulDS and made a SNES folder in the root of my MicroSD,and put the ''Super Mario RPG'' rom in it.
    I loaded up the emulator and chose the rom,but all I get is a white screen.

    Have I done something wrong?
    Or does the emulator have a problem playing the rom?



    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Scathraax

    Scathraax GBAtemp Regular

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    The Super Mario RPG cart contained the Nintendo SA-1 chip. SnemulDS does not have the power to emulate this chip, sadly.
     
  3. pilotwangs
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    Thank you.
     
  4. DanTheManMS

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  5. kobykaan

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    tip here REMOVE YOUR 3 IN 1 or edit the INI file so it does not use the 3 IN 1 for extra ram!

    the 3 in 1 will stop roms loading or some from loading when its plugged in!
     
  6. psycoblaster

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    no, it's just that this rom is incompatible with the emu
     
  7. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    the only emu that will run Super Mario RPG on Nintendo consoles are the official Virtual Console title, or SNES9x-Wii

    You can always use your PC too!
     
  8. kobykaan

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    it was a generalised tip ... try loading some roms like donkey kong country with the 3 in 1 in it will not load ... remove it /edit the ini and it will load!
     
  9. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    kobykaan, the problem isn't the EZ... the game itself needs a specific chip set that the emulator on the DS isn't programmed for.

    The SA-1 chip is emulated in the PC and Wii version of SNES9x, but SnemulDS doesn't have the SA-1 chip emulation, so it cannot properly play the ROM, with or without the EZ.

    Yes, I agree that sometimes on certain Slot 1 cards and certain emulators, it will attempt to use a Slot 2 device as extra RAM to emulate the games properly, but SM RPG is in a class of it's own.
     
  10. DanTheManMS

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    I don't see kobykaan mentioning SMRPG anywhere. He was just giving a generalized tip for 3in1 users, as he is right in that some games will fail to load unless you modify the *.ini file correctly. I highly doubt he was trying to argue that SMRPG is playable with the option changed.
     
  11. kobykaan

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    cheers dan for backing me on this .. furthermore if you were to read other posts by me regarding SnemulDS I do state that it cannot run any games that need the FX chip as it cannot emulate the hardware!


    it also says in the second post by ZML that it cannot emulate the chip!

    I know what it can and cannot do/load ... but was merely posting information about the 3 in 1 causing issues for the benefit of other forum users that come across this thread with similar 3 in 1 type questions [​IMG]
     
  12. Jordan10la

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    Mario RPG is not a Virtual Console title.
     
  13. Minox

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    Mario RPG has been released for Virtual Console in Japan.
     
  14. kevinup91

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    Firstly, Mario RPG is an extremely long (and good) game which explains it as one of the heftiest sized SNES games, probably explaining why it needed that chip (correct?).

    Secondly, just to tell you, I have had some bad experiences with SnemulDS, one of which occurred during a freeze-up of Super Mario World which essentially bricked my MicroSD. The computer wouldn't even read it so I had to force my camera to format something it did not read [​IMG]. Thgat worked btw. So, if this ever happens to you just try that.
     
  15. DanTheManMS

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    There are plenty of other 4 MB games that don't use any coprocessor chips (DKC series and Chrono Trigger among others), so I'd imagine the extra chip was more used for graphics rendering and math computation.
     
  16. ShiningSaber

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    Maybe. Kirby : SuperStar I have found to do the exact same thing is SnemulDS, and I don't think it'd require extra graphics rendering.
     
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