Strange R4 freezing with specific titles

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by ksdc, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. ksdc

    ksdc Newbie

    Apr 24, 2015
    United States

    When playing through the JP and US versions of Megaman Starforce 3:Black Ace and Red Joker, I encounter a strange bug that causes video to freeze and the system to stop responding. However, the audio keeps on going at it.

    The freezes are inconsistent. While they do occur around a certain area(currently Spade Magnes R in my US ROM) they occur at different points. It's worth noting that these issues do not occur on No$GBA.

    I have tried Wood R4 1.18, R4 default FW 1.18, YSmenu, and R4 1.23, which is the reccomended version from an internet compatibility chart I found. My cart is an original R4(only accepts 1-2GB micro SD, non SDHC). The memory card has been formatted thoroughly and correctly multiple time. The microSD model is a Kingston 2GB MicroSD.

    I run this on an original nintendo DS Phat. The cart is not loose in the slot, and I have done the paper trick with cardstock inside of the cart itself.

    I do not experience these kinds of freezes with retail carts, nor other ROMs. I have played through a good chunk of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow with no issues whatsoever.

    Examples of the freezes on both JP and US Red Joker: