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Offline kasumi69

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Experiencing an incredibly buggy sd2snes pro.
« on: November 15, 2019, 02:45 AM »
Hey guys, so I've been gaming on my sd2snes pro on my 1chip-02 super famicom. I cannot say I've been impressed since I am experiencing a ton of issues. My setup: super famicom 1chip-02, ossc, portta hdmi2vga adapter, sony trinitron vga pc crt monitor, nakitek gamesaver.

sd2snes pro standalone issues:
1. chrono trigger freezing / blacking out.
2. weird audio glitches in grand poo world 2 rom hack (could be the rom hack but I havn't seen it before in other people's playing)
3. when I used my 64gb sandisk card, I was getting SOOO many freezes audio glitches, everything. barely anything was playable. The 128gb off brand card was performing better.

sd2snes pro w/ nakitek game saver issues:
audio in games cutoff a few seconds after loading a level, even if i havn't used the save state function.

things i've tried:
1. cleaning the pins with isopropyl alcohol & q tips.
2. ive tried real sfc cartridges with the nakitek gamesaver and did not experience the same issues.
3. ive used 2 different sd cards, a 64 gb sandisk and a 128gb off brand sd card. in all honest the 64gb sandisk card had even MORE issues (freezing, audio glitches)


i'm really bummed out, because all I wanted to do was play some kaizo mario games with save states. should I just order a normal sd2snes at this point? I read that it actually has unofficial firmware with save states implemented... -_-

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Re: Experiencing an incredibly buggy sd2snes pro.
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2019, 03:28 AM »
I don't think the Nakitek Game Saver is really built to work with the SD2SNES. I know that regardless of what you do, it monopolizes some cycles much like a Game Genie does, which can cause some games to not boot properly, even if they're original carts. I ran into this when I was using my own Game Saver and testing some Japanese imports.

You might be able to use a Game Saver if all in-game hooks are off, but I wouldn't count on that working well, either.

As for the freezing in Chrono Trigger, I can't speak to that. Someone else might have experienced it and can weigh in.
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Re: Experiencing an incredibly buggy sd2snes pro.
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2019, 04:15 AM »
dam really? because I saw another guy being able to play a super mario world rom hack using the same save state device that I bought. So i thought it should just work the same :\

https://i.imgur.com/ewPWsgU.png

screenshot taken from this video at 0:20 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKBxXjP2TUU

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Re: Experiencing an incredibly buggy sd2snes pro.
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2019, 11:39 AM »
One difference from that screenshot is that he's not using an SD2SNES. It's a Super Everdrive.

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Re: Experiencing an incredibly buggy sd2snes pro.
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 07:09 PM »
Definitely give it a go with the in-game hooks disabled. Who knows, maybe it will work.

The Super Everdrive is a more basic flash cart, so I'm not surprised that perhaps it behaves a little better with a Game Saver.
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Re: Experiencing an incredibly buggy sd2snes pro.
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2019, 12:38 AM »
Definitely give it a go with the in-game hooks disabled. Who knows, maybe it will work.

The Super Everdrive is a more basic flash cart, so I'm not surprised that perhaps it behaves a little better with a Game Saver.


alright so this is weird. I went into settings and the hooks were off already so i tried out some games again.

Tried out chrono trigger again (standalone) and it was working fine. i didn't go too far (maybe about 5-10 mins) but didn't experience the sync dropping anymore.

tried my game saver+ with smw rom hack grand poo world 2 and it was working like a charm out of nowhere. little to no audio glitches, save stating worked great. i was able to beat the 1st level within an hour.

I guess it all works together as normal, but maybe my stuff sometimes doesn't want to cooperate? not sure how to explain it. but basically yesterday it was a hot mess, glitches everywhere...

now today i was able to play o.O

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Re: Experiencing an incredibly buggy sd2snes pro.
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2019, 12:41 AM »
Is your power supply okay? Could be either that, or an SNES that is starting to fail (capacitors and whatnot). The SD2SNES does draw more power than a standard SNES cart.
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Re: Experiencing an incredibly buggy sd2snes pro.
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2019, 01:28 AM »
Is your power supply okay? Could be either that, or an SNES that is starting to fail (capacitors and whatnot). The SD2SNES does draw more power than a standard SNES cart.

hmm i'm not entirely sure since I ordered my stuff on ebay.

The power supply was this one : https://www.ebay.com/itm/Official-Nintendo-Super-Famicom-Power-AC-Adapter-SFC-HVC-002-OEM-Japan-Import/163095927499?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

the super famicom was this one : https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Super-Famicom-Console-1CHIP-02-SFC-SNES-Japan-Import-RARE-K1180-B/163831084391?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

i've never opened it up though. the pixels are very sharp though that is for sure

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Re: Experiencing an incredibly buggy sd2snes pro.
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2019, 09:59 PM »
Looks like original parts, but the SNES isn't a young system, power supplies and capacitors are both getting old and are starting to degrade. Trying a newly manufactured power supply (with Super Famicom specs) is the easiest step you can take when trouble shooting.