Yet another pokemon HG/SS topic

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by foodmaniac, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. foodmaniac
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    Hi all. I know there are about 1000 topics about a HG/SS patch but now I seriously don't know which patch to download anymore.
    I have an R4 card and am playing HG version, but I get a black (or even white :wtf:) screen of death even now and then. I was wondering if there was a specific patch for an R4. I have tried to use Rudolph's patch, but it doesn't seem to work. It says something like "can't find an original Pokemon HG/SS nds file", even though I put the rom in the same folder and right before the error message comes up, there is a .bak file that is made. And I am also pretty sure that my rom is "clean", as i kept the .rar file as a backup, and tried extracting it again.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. s3phir0th115

    s3phir0th115 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You're not the only one. I'm getting frustrated with the variety here myself. Normally choice is a good thing, but I think this is one of those cases where there are so many choices that things are becoming counterproductive. If everyone just joined together and made a unified patch, I think it would probably be or almost be completed.

    I think the black screens are a result of an anti-pirating check. There are action replay codes to disable them, but I don't know much more than that because I use a CycloDS.
     
  3. Shadz

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    Too many choices of translations, but they all seem to cover the same thing....
     
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    Magnius's Pokemon Soul Silver Translation -or-
    Kazo's Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver Translation
     
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    Yeah, those are the only good ones out there.

    If you don't see their names on a translation patch, then you're looking at a fail translation. Avoid them at all costs!
     
  6. alidsl

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    If you want a funny patch try Yaymii's
     
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    You need to update your Firmware to the 1.56Beta 3, or what ever the newest is. It fixes the need for anti Piracy patches on HG/SS.
     
  8. s3phir0th115

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    I know. That's what I have done. I was just telling him what I know about bypassing it if you don't have a CycloDS.
     
  9. foodmaniac
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    Actually I'm not looking for a translation patch. I want to see how different Pokemon is between the English version and Japanese version. Also, I want to know whether or not I've learnt anything practical in Japanese classes at school.

    Can anyone link me to a patch that doesn't translate and is compatible for R4s?
     
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    ^ I suppose I could try using Rudolph's patch again....It didn't work last time I used it. I'll try it tonight, since my brother has the DS for the day.

    By the way, that link is broken. I got the following message:

    Unfortunately, the link you have clicked is not available.
    Reasons for this may include:
    - Invalid link
    - The file has been deleted because it was violating our Terms of service.

    Is there another link? I tried downloading it from here before, but it didn't seem to work. It said something about not being able to find a HG/SS nds file but....Ah I already mentioned this in the first post....
     
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    Bump...? Am I allowed to do that on this site?

    Anyway, I could really use some help. I really want to play this before my school holidays end, which is next Sunday >_>
     
  13. foodmaniac
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    Okay, will someone please help me out? I looked around for answers, and found three solutions. None of which have worked.


    1) Use Rudolph's patch. I've said twice now that it doesn't work, unless someone has a link to it that is not the megaupload link, or the link I posted two comments ago.

    2) Use this patch (which is in Chinese!). I followed the instructions, and it didn't fix anything.

    3) Download the new firmware for R4 (version 1.23). I tried this just then and got a freeze.

    And no, I refuse to use a translating patch. I actually want to play it in Japanese.
     
  14. Sterling

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    you might try this, on another website (romsite)(this isn't a rom either) it says this will prevent the Heart Gold freezes on r4.
    I don't believe it is a translation, but not sure 100%

    EDIT: Get a fresh rom
     
  15. klight18

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    Magnius's (WataruKun's) Soul Silver patch would be the best. he will be releasing a Heart Gold Patch
     
  16. onivan

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    Not another translation, can this thread be killed? [​IMG]
     
  17. foodmaniac
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    @ Sterl500: I downloaded it just then, it turns out that both the patches are translating patches, which I don't want.

    @ klight18: See above.

    Sorry if I'm a little too picky, but I just wanted see how Pokemon works when it isn't localised.
     
  18. nadoon

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    I really don't know.... Sorry [​IMG] Anyway, what I'm doing? I'm waiting for the US version of the game then I'm gonna get a patch for THAT. Because, I agree with you. I like the original text in a game, not a custom made one.
     
  19. bwillb

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    yeah..... don't post roms.