Super Mario Bros

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Skyline969, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Skyline969
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    When I fire up Super Mario Bros in nesDS, I can only play level 0 (the messed level which is a combination of an underwater level with a castle). Once I complete level 0, I get sent back to the title screen.

    Does anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    You have a bad dump of the game that doesn't initialize some register correctly, and so NES DS is actually emulating it correctly by sending you to the wrong place.

    Either get a good dump of the game or simply hold A while you press Start as a workaround.
     
  3. Skyline969
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    Got it, bad dump of the ROM... but wait.
    I have heard about there being a secret "level 0" on any SMB1 NES cart. However, I will hunt down another dump of the game. What do you mean by hold A while pressing Start, Dan? Do you mean at the title screen? Just tried that and I got to level 0-1 as usual.

    EDIT: Got a new dump from a different location and everything is working now.
     
  4. DanTheManMS

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    You're thinking of the "minus world" which is World -1 and is a different area than the one you got to. Look it up on Youtube for videos on how to get to the minus world.

    When I said hold A, I meant the NES's A button, which is by default mapped to the DS's B button. If you were holding the DS's A button, it was doing turbo-fire on the NES's A button so it's not surprising that when you pressed Start it still failed. And yes, I meant at the SMB title screen.
     
  5. MacMilitant

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    No, he's not talking about the Minus world, he's actually talking about a world 0-1. The same thing happened with the ROM I downloaded for SMB.

    Edit: Nevermind, I'm an idiot that didn't read the whole post [​IMG]
     
  6. drexegar

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    Holding down the A button while pressing start will solve the problem.

    Why does this work?
    In super mario bros. There is a continue code. When you lose all your lives in a world for example world 4-2, you can continue in the beginning of the world by holding the A button at the title screen. So if you hold A button while starting the game it will force you to start at 1-1.
     
  7. purplesludge

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    Holding a works to play most rom hacks that load to 0-1
     
  8. Justin121994

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    does anyonre know what rom directory wat name is it called to put ur nes roms i couldnj t find any instructions on what the directory is supposed to be called?
     
  9. DanTheManMS

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    There is no specific folder, as it presents you with a file browser where you choose the location of the .nes file yourself. If you don't see a file listing when you boot NES DS, something is wrong.
     
  10. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    Wherever the hell you want. The official version just defaults to the root directory, and you can navigate to wherever you've decided to put them. There is a tweaked build by kyleroberson with some key combinations for important features like saving which allows you to select your own default directory: link.

    EDIT: Hah, I suck, I left this topic open for about an hour before actually posting, so Dan here beat me to it. My mistake.