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Which is the better SNES game?

Poll closed Feb 20, 2018.
  1. Alien 3

    58 vote(s)
    62.4%
  2. Beavis and Butt-head

    35 vote(s)
    37.6%
  1. ren-shin

    ren-shin
    Member

  2. Varth

    Varth
    Member

    I was getting up to speed with the latest hacking stuff, having heard of the many improvements on latest HAKCHI CE and about MAME compatibility, and installed the new version. Flashed the SNES I was using, with a folder system and many games, since I thought I read this wouldn't affect save games and save states.

    After the successful update, it only showed the original games in the unit, so I press Synchronize since I hoped it would display the stuff I already had in memory, and now I have a perfectly working unit without the games I was playing and their respective saves.

    Any way to recover that stuff?
     
  3. demi

    demi
    Member

    Good boxart. Gonna yoink it for myself
     
  4. DonMigs85

    DonMigs85
    Member

    I see there's now a ton of per-game patches that can be applied but I've been too lazy to do it. Would be nice to have no need for Snes9x anymore though.
     
  5. arkiokin

    arkiokin
    Member

    This topic on reddit should answer your problem : seems to be a common issue on the last CE version : https://www.reddit.com/r/miniSNESmo..._updating_hakchi_all_my_added_games_are_gone/
     
  6. Varth

    Varth
    Member

    Thanks. Maybe it's better to mention this here: should your added roms not show when updating your HAKCHI, flag "separate games storage" in options.

    Having so many problems with this update, yeeessh. Took so many tries to get this working vs running at 1st try with version 2. Flash would get stuck, not recognize drivers and unit, whatever.

    VERY sad to have lost save and states for games I was playing. No way at all to recover those after flashing the new kernel and synching back the old games, right?
     
  7. bubumiao

    bubumiao
    Member

    Has it been translated?
     
  8. aidan

    aidan
    Member

    AeonGenesis just released v1.00 a week ago: https://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=smtif
     
  9. Varth

    Varth
    Member

    Don't ask me how, but after flashing, resynching, reorganizing folders and adding some test MAME roms the save states for ALL games I was playing are back. So happy for Front Mission!
     
  10. Bosco82

    Bosco82
    Member

    Kouryuu No Mimi v2.0 translation works in Canoe, I made a patch to correct the rom size in the header since canoe seems to choke on these things https://www.sendspace.com/file/hbczg8
     
  11. demi

    demi
    Member

    thanks, i havent tested this game but i'll take your word for it. added to the sheet
     
  12. ren-shin

    ren-shin
    Member

    Is there a way to correct these borders?

    http://imgur.com/P2HO6gg

    Edit: from what I saw, the original game has this border, not just the translation. I remember to read sometime ago that Dragon Quest games on the snes where made a smaller resolution than the other games.
     
  13. Hercule

    Hercule
    Member

    I hacked my snes last year but lost the laptop that I used to hack it.

    Should I start from scratch or are the hakchi updates not worth it?
     
  14. elektrixx

    elektrixx
    Member

    I've had this amazing dream for a while about how I want my boot screens. Currently They're just a splash of the original logos for my NES and SNES. Ultimately what I want is this scene: Fade in Nintendo logo with Mario coin sound of the era > Fade in SNES/NES logo.

    Some time has passed since I thought of it. Can I make this happen now?
     
  15. demi

    demi
    Member

  16. Robin64

    Robin64
    Member OP

  17. Shoshi

    Shoshi
    Member

    Finally I got GBA and NES working! It was after I changed from gbSP to mGBA and installed the Cores once again.

    SNES: When I add Illusion of Gaia, SFA2 and Terranigma I get the message "there's a patch..." but immediatelly another notice pops up "this seems to not work, do you want to download a 3rd party emulator?"
    I changed back to Canoe from the automatically assigned Snes9x on all of those roms and all starts with a Retroarch "loading..." briefly poping up and Gaia worked, Terranigma did not, SFA2 freezed at the "Loading..."
    I changed back to Snes9x on those two and added --retroarch in command line and all seems to work fine except SFA2 stops for some seconds on "Fight!" in "3,2,1 Fight!"

    I can get FFV and Ganpuru work without any translation patches but with those FFV doesn't start and Ganpuru just stops after the first splash screen.
    I have FFV on GBA now but the sound sounds better on SNES I guess.

    I notice that all games are compressed to 7z by default but could it be better to run some games uncompressed?

    Do you really have to add the "--retroarch" in command line?
     
  18. demi

    demi
    Member

    I'm not familiar with Retroarch, sorry. But the reason Hakchi prompts a "patch" is because there's a patch file included in the directory.

    Generally, you should say NO to this prompt, and patch it yourself. But this is for the built-in emulator "Canoe" -- retroarch should support games right out the gate.

    Why people prefer Canoe over Retroarch is a list all its own but it comes down to preference.
     
  19. Cheezeman3000

    Cheezeman3000
    Member

    Re: Translation patches, those can be very difficult and confusing to get working, but they DO work. Usually this is what I had to do (all manually, even with the latest updates):

    1. Add ROM header
    2. Apply translation patch
    3. Remove ROM header
    4. Add to Hakchi
    5. Change parameters and apply patches in Hakchi per individual instructions for your game
    6. Pray and test it
     
  20. Shoshi

    Shoshi
    Member

    This solved Ganpuru and I got FFV to start for some seconds with the major translation patch
    + typo patch applied directly after one another but then the screen got black with music still playing.
    It seems to work well with just the major translation patch.

    edit: SOLUTION!:
    Ok, after carefully reading the README file of the typo patch I found this "Also, make sure you use an unheadered rom."
    so by following this method I got FFV to work:

    1. Add ROM header (started Tush, browsed up Japanese FFV sfc file which automatically unheadered the file,
    then clicked "Add header" - maybe this step is unnecessary)
    2. Apply translation patch (RPGe-patch to Japanese FFV sfc file)
    3. Remove ROM header
    4. Apply typo patch (Legend of the Crystals to Japanese FFV sfc file)
    5. Remove ROM header
    6. Add to Hakchi

    I also tested making folder structures by clicking "Structure" >> "Custom" and creating Game Boy, GBA, NES and SNES RPG-folders.
    I tried drag and drop each ROM inside each folder and I had to enlarge the window since it wouldn't scroll down
    so I guess one would have problems on a smaller screen :D (Guess you could right click and "cut" and "paste" though)
     
  21. mikehaggar

    mikehaggar
    Developer at Pixel Arc Studios Verafied

    There was definitely a command you could apply for SNES to just have scanlines on every game (no crt filter). I did it on mind. Pretty sure it was just the same command line argument that I entered on the NES classic. However, I did this almost a year ago, so not sure if anything has changed with newer version of Hackchi...
     
  22. Parthenios

    Parthenios
    Member

    I tried a bunch of ways to get translation patches to work on the SNES Fire Emblem games but always to failure. Maybe this method will work? Anyone have luck with any of those?
     
  23. demi

    demi
    Member

    Depends what Fire Emblem game. They all should work besides the Project Naga translation.
     
  24. Varth

    Varth
    Member

    Couple questions here regarding arcade emulation:

    1) noticed in retroarch menu that they implemented an achievement system. Think it's super cool, but I'm dubious it could work on SNES Mini, right?

    2) what's the most up to date list or working MAME rom around? Found one on reddit but it's pretty barebones.
     
  25. elektrixx

    elektrixx
    Member

    I did it, and I'm pretty happy about it! A clean, official-looking boot video:



    I made one for my SNES as well, except I used the Super Mario World coin sound and SNES logo at the end.
     
  26. Robin64 So after all this time does chrono trigger echoes work?
    Or is that still "impossible" to get it running on a snes classic?
     
  27. Robin64

    Robin64
    Member OP

    Sluffy did make a patch, crimson1.bps, which I thought got it working. But I can't find it hosted any more. demi you got it?

    But also Bosco posted this on romhacking.net:
     
  28. demi

    demi
    Member

    I dont have it, but I feel like my boi Bosco82 has it in his archives

    I also thought the game still didnt work even with the patch, it just loaded past the intro bit that kept crashing. If it actually works, I'll add it to the sheet
     
  29. Bosco82

    Bosco82
    Member

  30. demi

    demi
    Member

    Is SFROM the only way to get it working then? What makes that a requirement?
     
  31. Bosco82

    Bosco82
    Member

    SfromTool doesn't seem to be required, but if you use sfromtool to make sfrom's then you need to follow the steps I gave since the rom name in the header still says Chrono Trigger, sfromtool sets the rom mapping to hirom even though the rom header says ExLoRom
     
  32. demi

    demi
    Member

    Is there a specific version that is required? With this romhack theres probably different "versions" out there but idk
     
  33. Bosco82

    Bosco82
    Member

    It requires the final version, which should be the only version that should exist anymore.
     
  34. demi

    demi
    Member

    Ok, so does this look correct then as a description?

     
  35. Bosco82

    Bosco82
    Member

    Looks good to me
     
  36. demi

    demi
    Member

    Thanks boss. I found a patch file on Robin's sheet I copied over. I'll test it personally tonight (the non-SFROM way)
     
  37. Thanks for all the info and links Robin64 , demi

    Now to figure out how to actually do it :D
     
  38. Boss-

    Boss-
    Member

    Er.. you're welcome?