Viva Pinata Pocket Paradise

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Dec 13, 2008
  1. semiartificial
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    Newcomer semiartificial Member

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    Sorry if this is a known issue. I am relatively new to this whole area (ROMS/cards etc), just a dad trying to get some games sorted out for Christmas. I am also trying to be very mindful of the forum rules.

    I have now tried four different roms, from different places, both the European and US versions, and get white screens every time. Every other game plays ok. I thought that maybe this is a recognised problem, but there is no patch in the download section, and nothing about a problem shows up on google.

    Could anyone shed any light on this please?
     
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    Member InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

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    Make sure your Flashcart has up to date firmware........(people tend to forget about this)
     
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    viva pinata = arm7 fix
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I do have the latest firmware - only had the Edge card for a few days and downloaded the firmware earlier this week.

    Look like I am going to have to try to patch the rom! [​IMG]
    Haven't done anything like this before so wish me luck.
    I will probably be extremely pleased with myself if I do it, and think I am some kind of L33t HaXXor (is that right?!!) instead of a middle aged guy just getting a game the kids will like!

    Update:

    By the way, I have now looked into this patching a bit.
    I have a very old PC and the DSLazy approach looks too complex for me and my very old and incorrectly configured PC.
    I see there is an alternative, AMR7FIXA, which needs a suitable 'donor' rom for the arm7.bin.
    I tried to use it, but it didn't complete the process (got a 'run time error'), again this may be due to my old PC.
    Or it might be because I don't know the right donor rom to use.
    Any suggestions?

    Update 2:

    Tried it with an arm7.bin file I found.
    The program ran, and patched it, so at least I know I'm doing basically the right thing and the PC will do it.
    Unfortunately the patched file still white screen'ed, so I guess I need another bin/donor

    I think this confirms I am not L33t.
    So, without breaking forum rules [​IMG] , any suggestions would be very much appreciated. [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     
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    Newcomer semiartificial Member

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    Problem solved.

    Apparently the rom doesn't work with the latest version of the Edge's firmware.

    Have downloaded the previous version (1.41) from this site and it works fine.
     
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    yeah viva pinata only work on 1.41 firmware for the edge cart and chrono trigger does any firmware higher than the 1.41 and you get the white screens.
     

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