So... I'm having an issue with using my GBA ROM in the Simple GBA Converter...

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  1. epicmartin7
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    Recently, I dumped my rom from my Wii U VC Release using this guide. The thing is, I followed everything and even did it over again just to make sure nothing was wrong. The problem is, I keep on getting this error right here:
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    Even though everything checks out. I don't know if its the motion blur that was added to the ROM or not, but I don't think something like that would cause it. Any advice at all for this?
     
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    What appears from the rom file if you open in a hex editor? any text strings? there should be a header.
     
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    It shows this.
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    I can tell this is super mario advance 4, but you have some bytes missing.
    Here is the correct rom: 8MB size

    add these bytes:

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    THANK YOU. It actually works now! Now, are those bytes the same throughout every ROM, or is it just exclusive to the SMA4 rom?
     
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    I can tell it's being used in some of the roms I just verified.

    the first byte might differ, but most of them have the XX 00 00 EA pattern

    XX is the first byte, that could be different in some games. I have not enough GBA rom experience to say what this byte is for, but you at least know what was wrong on your side :)
     
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    That was actually part of the reason believe it or not. Now for some reason, I'm having a hard time playing it as it keeps on crashing in AGB_FIRM as well as emulators. So... I think something didn't dump right or it's a Wii U issue. I really don't know what's going on with this ROM lol.
     
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    Is the rom 8 MB? the original release was 4 MB, but it was expanded to 8 MB.
     
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    Nope its 4 MB.
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    Huh. That's really weird. You know, I'm going to try a different game and see if dumping another vc title will yield different results.
     
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    Instead dump the gba rom from the wiiu release, why not just download the clean rom on the internet... ?
     
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    The WiiU release has all the E-reader levels hardcoded in it.
     
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    Send me the gba pld