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General => EverDrive 64 => Topic started by: nncoolg on November 18, 2014, 12:12 PM

Title: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: nncoolg on November 18, 2014, 12:12 PM
Hi, first post here, ED64v3 noob, I love it, but there is an Aussie game I want to play.

I have a Jap NTSC console and a PAL TV
all native NTSC games work lovely and other PAL roms that have been patched to NTSC (airboarder) work fine but HSV adventure racing (the 'NTSC' patched version) just blinks a black and white dialog screen about the controller pak

If I load a PAL version it looks fine but gets stuck at the 'not meant for this system' screen

I tried patching myself with S-paladin to NTSC and 'remove region lock' but when loaded it just does the same as the original PAL rom & gets stuck at the 'not meant for this system' screen

So is there a way to remove the region lock from the rom? S-Paladin seemed to do absolutely nothing...it didn't even alter the 'last modified' date of the file in windows explorer!

thanks
Title: Re: Removing the 'not meant for this system' message lockout from a game
Post by: Chilly Willy on November 18, 2014, 08:16 PM
Paladin looks for the most common code blocks for determining the region, so if it doesn't work, it's using code that cannot be recognized, and that means you will need to disassemble the rom and look for how they are handling that and design a patch yourself. Good old rom hacking!
Title: Re: Removing the 'not meant for this system' message lockout from a game
Post by: nncoolg on November 19, 2014, 12:11 PM
can someone have a look at that?
Title: Re: Removing the 'not meant for this system' message lockout from a game
Post by: Chilly Willy on November 19, 2014, 08:45 PM
can someone have a look at that?

Probably not many people into N64 hacking here... try googling for a more active N64 group, like one still working on hacks for Mario64 and the like.
Title: Re: Removing the 'not meant for this system' message lockout from a game
Post by: butfluffy on November 19, 2014, 08:53 PM
well hsv adventure racing is one of the pal only releases i was never interested in finding an ntsc fixed version, mainly because it's the same game as beetle adventure racing which is available as a usa rom. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beetle_Adventure_Racing not sure if you were aware of this fact or if you still want a working version of hsv adventure racing to complete your rom collection which work on everdive 64.
Title: Re: Removing the 'not meant for this system' message lockout from a game
Post by: nncoolg on November 20, 2014, 04:41 AM
Yeah I'm aware of that, but we love our Holdens over here aye!
Title: Re: Removing the 'not meant for this system' message lockout from a game
Post by: butfluffy on November 20, 2014, 05:01 AM
ok. i will give the ntsc fixed version a go tomorrow on my setup and see if i can get it working. if so i will let you know :)

edit - the ntsc fixed rom i found worked fine on my ntsc setup, not problems at all on the controller pack screen. apart from having the borders on the top and bottom of the screen the game seemed to run ok.
Title: Re: Removing the 'not meant for this system' message lockout from a game
Post by: nncoolg on November 21, 2014, 05:41 AM
You have a pal or NTSC tv?
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: nncoolg on April 06, 2015, 03:16 AM
Some good progress here : http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=2877.msg28394#msg28394 (http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=2877.msg28394#msg28394)

I think the community would benefit from this being fixed, one more step towards a complete ROM set...
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: Trevor on April 06, 2015, 12:23 PM
hehe, its funny how on Wikipedia it says "Similar to EA's Need For Speed series" and if you look at the debug menu of Beetle it says "Need For Speed" :D

Its quite cool that they dedicated a game to a single country. At the same time it can be quite anoying if you found bugs in one and not another.

Trev
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: nncoolg on April 25, 2015, 11:48 AM
Can anyone take a look at this please, or refer it to someone who can...
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: nncoolg on May 31, 2015, 09:17 AM
bump...
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: nncoolg on December 31, 2015, 06:53 AM
BUMP, someone with a NTSC N64 and a PAL TV must want to play this game....
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: D4v3WTF on December 31, 2015, 12:52 PM
Hi, if you really want to play the game, you could buy an PAL N64 and install Saturnus UltraCIC II on your Everdrive 64 v3. With this setup you can play anything.

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=3450.0 (http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=3450.0)

Greetings
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: fille1976 on December 31, 2015, 01:28 PM
i have ntsc rgb modded n64 with the rom you said.
for me its working fine,and on sony pvm 2730 qm.
do you use rgb cable,or svhs-composite?
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: D4v3WTF on December 31, 2015, 02:06 PM
Hey nncoolg, is your N64 RGB modded too? Maybe that's the problem. Tim Worthingtons RGB circuit board works on any N64. Check it out here:

http://etim.net.au/shop/shop.php?crn=209 (http://etim.net.au/shop/shop.php?crn=209)

He's from Australia too, you can't get it easier!

Greetings
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: Aroenai on December 31, 2015, 09:53 PM
Guys, an RGB modded system isn't going to solve the problem (though it is still highly recommended).

Like the first reply in the thread says, the issue is the console region check (same issue as the 40 Winks PAL proto rom) and will need asm patching/disassembly to work around.
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: D4v3WTF on December 31, 2015, 10:24 PM
In this case, he should buy an PAL N64 and install Saturnus UltraCIC II in his Everdrive 64.
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: fille1976 on January 01, 2016, 01:55 AM
but why its working here?
i have ntsc n64,he ntsc(jap).
what can be the difference that it working fine here.
played the game earlyer today for about 30min,no problems whatever.
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: saturnu on January 01, 2016, 02:01 AM
different roms and/or different TVs that are capable of displaying NTSC-50.
Title: Re: Fixing HSV Adventure Racing PAL rom to NTSC proper fix (wont display properly)
Post by: nncoolg on May 15, 2016, 06:56 AM
BUMP ;)