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Title: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on February 25, 2013, 11:11 PM
Hey guys, I don't know if any of you are using No-Intro ROM set with your Everdrive N8 but if you do, you'll notice sooner or later that some ROMs are not booting at all and are detected as bad roms by the Everdrive N8 software (or emulator for that matter) even on the latest 2013-01-17 set. Turn out that some ROM in the recent set are missing their respective iNES header so even tough the dump are fine, they won't play on emulator or flash cart. I fixed all those games for my own use and thought it might be useful to others peoples so I decided to create IPS patch for all the non-working dump I found in my set and port it. I figured since it was such a long and annoying manual job (since header are different depending on mapper and component used for the game), it might save a lot of work to other users.

Fix available:

Addams Family, The - Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt (Europe)
Adventures of Lolo (USA)
Akira (Japan)
Akumajou Dracula (Japan) (v1.2) (b) (Famicom Disk System)
Arch Rivals - A Basketbrawl! (Europe)
Arkanoid II (Japan)
B-Wings (Japan)
Babel no Tou (Japan)
Ballblazer (Japan)
Bases Loaded (USA) (Rev B)
Bases Loaded (USA)
Battleship (USA)
Bible Adventures (USA) (v1.4) (Unl)
Big Nose Freaks Out (USA) (Unl)
Bigfoot (Europe)
Bigfoot (USA)
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa (Japan) (Famicom Disk System)
Blackjack (USA) (Unl)
Booby Kids (Japan)
Boulder Dash (USA)
Boy and His Blob, A - Trouble on Blobolonia (USA)
Captain Skyhawk (USA) (Rev A)
Caveman Games (USA)
Family Jockey (Japan)
Family Mahjong (Japan)
Family Pinball (Japan)
Field Combat (Japan)
Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates - The Revenge of Captain Hook (USA)
Futebol (Brazil) (Unl)
Hidden Chinese Chess - An Qi (Asia) (NTSC) (Unl)
Karnov (Japan) (Rev 1)
Karnov (Japan)
Karnov (USA)
King Neptune's Adventure (USA) (Unl)
Magic Johnson's Fast Break (USA)
Nazo no Murasamejou (Japan) (Famicom Disk System)
Othello (Australia) (Unl)
Prince of Persia (Spain)
Puzzle (USA) (Unl)
Side Pocket (Japan)
Sidewinder (Australia) (Unl)
Super Chinese (Japan)
Super Xevious - Gump no Nazo (Japan)
Valkyrie no Bouken - Toki no Kagi Densetsu (Japan)
Ys III - Wanderers from Ys (Japan)


Download:
No-Intro NES Header Fix (updated 04-04-2013) (http://www.skinnyv.com/misc/No-Intro_NES_Header_Fix_(updated_04-04-2013).rar)

Let me know if anything is wrong of if I missed a game! Finally, I can go play B-Wings now ;D
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: stonie on February 25, 2013, 11:35 PM
are these needed for the goodset fds roms?
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on February 25, 2013, 11:45 PM
This is for the No-Intro set. If you have no problem booting the ROM on your Everdrive N8 it is not needed. I do not use Goodset as they are usually very outdated so unfortunately I can't verify if they are missing any header at the moment.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: dvd2vcd on February 26, 2013, 02:28 AM
thanks for the post skinnyV i use no-intro but havent played these games yet, il check a few titles out :)
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on February 26, 2013, 02:35 AM
Try a few of them first before patching, I've heard that it wasn't an issue on older set. It's weird that it is now part of the set because the game won't even boot on emulator without the header. While I understand headers were added for emulation purpose and are not part of the original game code, it is weird that they would maintain a set with 99% of the rom including it and a few not having it. As far as I know, the only way to be able to run nes game without header are to burn them to eprom and put them on real cart PCB .
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: snstay on February 26, 2013, 02:46 AM
Im just curious which is better. The no-intro set or the goodset?

Ive downloaded both and they seem the same to me. Can anyone explain if one is better than the other.
Scott
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on February 26, 2013, 03:05 AM
I would definitely say No-Intro. Goodnes set hasn't been updated since 2008 if I remember and it's full of crap, bad dump and crappy old hack.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: JimmyMz on February 26, 2013, 03:53 AM
download link doesn't work...thought I'd let you know
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on February 26, 2013, 03:56 AM
Try again, it should work. I made a typo in the file name when I updated it to add the 2 FDS game. Sorry about that
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: keropi on February 26, 2013, 07:19 PM
thanks for making this SkinnyV !!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on February 27, 2013, 11:20 AM
Some new fix were just added for the following game that had incorrect header creating gameplay/gfx issue:

Karnov (USA)
Karnov (Japan)
Karnov (Japan) (Rev 1)
Super Xevious - Gump no Nazo (Japan)
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: RickyKustafason on February 27, 2013, 03:47 PM
Thanks SkinnyV  :)
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on February 28, 2013, 12:09 AM
I updated the fix pack for the No-Intro set and the following game are now playable:

Babel no Tou (Japan)
Family Jockey (Japan)
Family Mahjong (Japan)
Family Pinball (Japan)
Side Pocket (Japan)
Super Chinese (Japan)
Super Xevious - Gump no Nazo (Japan)
Valkyrie no Bouken - Toki no Kagi Densetsu (Japan)

I also decided to switch to BPM patching instead of the aging IPS format. It is now possible to patch all the game at once to save time (you can still individually patch them also).
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Majestic_Lizard on February 28, 2013, 04:04 AM
Thanks again, SkinnyV.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on February 28, 2013, 04:15 AM
No problems! Keep submitting problematic games, some will be easily fixed with some header tweaking and some will require Krikzz attention. But the more game we can fix by our self the more time Krikzz will have to tend to his flash cart garden  ;D

Update: New fix available for Ys III - Wanderers from Ys (Japan)
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Redifer on March 02, 2013, 08:56 PM
Hey Skinny V is there a possible HEX fix for Karnov (USA)? All of the others on this list work fine for me except Karnov which has glitchy graphics.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 02, 2013, 10:25 PM
Yeah, replace the first 16 bytes of your rom from ''4E45531A080840000000000000000000'' to ''4E45531A0808E0C00000000000000000''
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Redifer on March 03, 2013, 12:54 AM
Excellent. Works great, thanks!
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 04, 2013, 10:41 PM
New fix added for:

Nazo no Murasamejou (Japan) (Famicom Disk System)

The patch should also work on the fan translated version by Spinner8, it will give a patching error because the CRC will not match but it should still give you a working patched image.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: sammargh on March 05, 2013, 02:23 AM
I haven't tried this yet but have you tried running the set through this python script? Looks like it might do all the dirty work for you.

http://nwserver.ath.cx/wordpress/2012/05/30/ines-header-fixer/

Edit: yeah, it's finding a ton of them... I'll provide a whole list once it's done going through my romset. Here's my checks on Asia & Europe. I think this might be a much easier approach. I verified because the ones I tried have garbled graphics.

http://pastebin.com/EbsBPbyz
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 05, 2013, 02:34 AM
I haven't tried this yet but have you tried running the set through this python script? Looks like it might do all the dirty work for you.

http://nwserver.ath.cx/wordpress/2012/05/30/ines-header-fixer/

I actually mentionned it in the compatibility problem thread. In theory it would be perfect but I can't get it to work for now and another thing is that I found a bunch of games in the no-intro set that work with an incorrect mapper assigned and get broken once you correct the header to assign the proper mapper so we'll end up with rom that used to work but don't anymore after running the script. Plus, if the people using my patch are not capable of manually correcting the header themself, I think it's quite possible they won't be able to play with Python script.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: sammargh on March 05, 2013, 02:46 AM
What OS do you use? I was able to get it to function on OSX. Windows I will probably be of no help though.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Redifer on March 05, 2013, 02:50 AM
So has a fix been possible for Rad Racer 2 yet?
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 05, 2013, 03:59 AM
I'm on Windows but as I said, if fixing certain incorrect game's header mean that they will no longer work on my Everdrive N8, I won't risk having a script fix my whole set. Otherwise it will be very hard to figure out which game are affected and why. You can see for yourself with Family Boxing, lupin Sansei or family stadium 87 for example. Those are among the 10 or so game I found work on the Everdrive N8 with mapper #4 assigned instead of #206 and get broken once assigned the correct mapper. If you have used the script I'm pretty sure those games won't work properly anymore for you.

As for Rad Racer 2, only an update from Krikzz (or someone able to code a third party verilog mapper file) will be able to fix it as the issue is most likely due to mapper logic issue.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: sammargh on March 05, 2013, 05:16 AM
Here's the full list of headers that differed http://pastebin.com/xPCy5AsP

Gonna run a few and see how they run, but it will likely be a good go-to for patching these games.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 05, 2013, 05:18 AM
Can you test the few game I mentioned in my previous post to see whether or not they work on your everdrive? I had fixed most of the Tengen game's header like Toobin but I found that they were working both with and without the proper mapper so did not bother to release any patch to fix those.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: sammargh on March 05, 2013, 06:11 AM
Gauntlet is mapper 4 like Rad Racer 2 and can't be fixed until 4 screen mirroring is fixed.

As for Alien Syndrome for example - the mapper is really odd but also uses the RAMBO-1. It is based off mapper 118 which a few unlicensed games use but because it has it's own ASIC they gave it a different mapper number - 158. So the invalid header will work, but the valid one will not as krikzz has said 158 is unsupported.

On the "working" version it was given mapper 118

Compare the two:
http://wiki.nesdev.com/w/index.php/INES_Mapper_118
http://wiki.nesdev.com/w/index.php/INES_Mapper_158

Theoretically 158 should work fine, it's the same thing but with Tengen's hacked up mapper.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 05, 2013, 06:25 AM
I am aware of those things. My question is about the specific game I tested to be working before fixing the incorrect header like Family Boxing, Family Circuit, Lasalle Ishii no child, Lupin Sansei and a bunch of other. Are those specific games working on your Everdrive once the script is done correcting their headers? This is my issue about mass fixing the header for Everdrive N8. If it fix most games but mess up other, it will get really tricky to manage compatibility threads and questions of everdrive's user. My goal is not really to fix the No-Intro set problematic header for them but to make the most out of our Everdrive. So if fixing some headers render more games unplayable (even if the new header's info is the correct one) then it is not going to help Everdrive users in the short run.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: sammargh on March 05, 2013, 06:39 AM
I just tried Lupin Senpai, Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium '87, Family Boxing, Family Circuit and Lasalle Ishii no Child (jesus christ what a long intro) and with my patched versions on mapper 206 from that python script they all work fine with the proper headers. Do you have any other ones that are throwing issues?

Also at least from my perspective if the Everdrive is going to rely on the headers than it should be using the proper headers, not these mislabeled hackjobs floating around. Even GoodNES is full of bad headers. I tested Gauntlet (Tengen) [!] from it and the graphical glitches are 1:1 to the bad header versus having the proper header. You can tell because the starting screen on each is entirely different.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 05, 2013, 07:00 AM
That is weird because I did correct those game with proper information and it broke them. I'll try them again. Also, I agree with you completely that all header should be correct as the everdrive rely on them. That is why I kept a list of those that would have issue once assigned with the correct mapper. I corrected many other games from my set but did not release any patch since they were working with or without the correct info and didn't want to confuse peoples. I'll definitely check those few game again. If it turn out that they do work, it would be very good news as It will mean that the script can auto fix all those thing.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: sammargh on March 05, 2013, 07:29 AM
Try applying the hex given exactly in the output from the pastebin, it's possible you mistyped something since you're doing it manually.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 05, 2013, 08:38 AM
I was using a header editor these day to save time but for some reason it doesn't give me the same header as the pastebin. In any case, I'm still trying to get the script to run.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: sammargh on March 05, 2013, 08:50 AM
Some tips that might help:

On line one where it says #!/usr/local/bin/python or whatever that's the location of the python binary. This tells bash where to find the executable necessary to run. Since you're using windows you can remove this line.

Second, on line 17 you need to put the .xml file name you grab from here - http://bootgod.dyndns.org:7777/xml.php

Third, python is very picky about white space. Copy that script and paste it directly into notepad, remove line 1 and edit line 17 and save it. Make sure you don't touch the whitespace.

Last, unless you run "python script.py" you will need to associate the files as seen here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1934675/how-to-execute-python-scripts-in-windows
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 05, 2013, 09:03 AM
I already have the xml database line edited to use the newest bootgod's database and also I have properly added Python to the environment variable of my system so those are not my issues. I'll try to remove the first line but I don't see how it could be the issue since it's commented out anyway and shouldn't be interpreted.

Update: As I was expecting, the ''#!/usr/local/bin/python'' was not what was causing the issue since it is ignored by the script because of the #preceding it. But after messing around with it for an hour, I found out that I was using the script correctly from the beginning. My issue was that I was using the latest version of python and it seem that it is not working with this version. I installed the older 2.7.3 version and it worked fine after that.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 05, 2013, 11:27 PM
Hey sammargh, could you check your Family Boxing rom again? Mine is broken after using the script. It freeze right after the referee give the ok to fight.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: sammargh on March 06, 2013, 12:30 AM
Hey sammargh, could you check your Family Boxing rom again? Mine is broken after using the script. It freeze right after the referee give the ok to fight.

Sure just did - works fine, was able to play a full round (I'm terrible at this game)

Apologies for the rotated pictures, my phone bugged out
http://i.imgur.com/qhjoOCw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/zS2Mp4P.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3pesn8a.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/WQ20FMn.jpg

I'm not sure if it matters but I'm playing on a twin famicom.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on March 06, 2013, 12:44 AM
lol no need for the proof picture but thanks :D I guess I might have issue with my SD card, I'll check again
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Redifer on April 04, 2013, 03:01 AM
Jackal doesn't seem to work for me. Tried the US ROM found at Rom Nation (no [!] version available).  Is this working/not working for anyone else? Is there a fix?
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on April 04, 2013, 03:17 AM
Jackal work perfectly on the Everdrive N8. The reason you are having issue is because of the rom you are using. While it is technically a good dump of Jackal, some moron felt the need to write his name in the header of the rom. So just remove !diskdude! from the header with an hex editor or rewrite the header with an header editor software and you'll be fine. You can use Nestopia header editing function to get ride of the crap data easily. I do not plan on making patch for game coming from rom web site like romnation, only for official, clean romset. There is simply too much crap on those website to try and fix it.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Redifer on April 04, 2013, 07:24 AM
Stupid ol' !diskdude! Removing that wasn't enough, I had to fill what was !diskdude! with blank space (or in the case of my editor, a bunch of .......'s). But it works now. Thanks!
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on April 04, 2013, 07:46 AM
Glad you got it working! Sorry I wasn't more clear. When I said to remove it, I didn't mean to delete the bytes but replace it with 00 to complete the header. Deleting it would make the header incomplete (NES Header have to be exactly 16 bytes long, no more, no less.)
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: wolfpacleader1986 on April 05, 2013, 06:47 PM
I've been trying to use Beat to patch my ROMS with the All-In-One patch, but the program keeps freezing. Any fixes?

EDIT: Tried it again, it said patch failed, then it deleted all of my roms and patches. This program is getting annoying....
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on April 05, 2013, 07:26 PM
I never heard of beat deleting thing. It doesn't even patch the original file, it create a copy and then patch the copy leaving your original intact. Not sure why it is giving you so much issue. If the program tell you the patching failed, it is most likely because you do not have all the expected rom in your folder or that some of these roms are not the same as the no-intro set. It should still patch the rom that are correct but would tell you it failed because some of the CRC didn't match. Maybe try to use the individual patch and see if it work better for you.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: wolfpacleader1986 on April 05, 2013, 07:32 PM
That's what I just got done doing. I patched them individually and they worked that way. Something tells me there might be an issue with the All-In-One patch.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on April 05, 2013, 08:19 PM
The all-in-one patch was tested a few time without issues, it's just trickier to use because the program expect a specific list of rom in the folder. Some people do not have the same set of rom and it can create patching error.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Hanafuda on May 11, 2013, 08:46 AM
Is this still an issue? I've got both good and no-intro sets on standby (my N8 is in the mail) ... wondering which set to work with. Is there anything wrong with the good set if all I'm using is the (!) roms?
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: ZeroWing on May 11, 2013, 03:38 PM
I used the individual patches to fix these NES games that had the incorrect mapper. I'm using Goodset v3.1 and I applied the patches to the roms tagged (!). For Karnov I used a hex editor and changed the first 16 bytes of the rom to the value provided on page 2 of this post.

Babel no Tou
Family Jockey
Family Mahjong
Family Pinball
Side Pocket
Super Chinese
Super Xevious - Gump no Nazo
Valkyrie no Bouken - Toki no Kagi Densetsu

The patch provided to fix Ys III save feature also worked. I applied it to the translated rom and recieved a crc error, but the game seems to boot, run, and save just fine. The rest of the NES games on the problem list seemed to boot fine.

On the FDS side of things I originally tried to use no intro set 20110212. I must have downloaded an outdated set because it was missing lots of games (like the goonies) and half the games that were present were tagged as bad, including doki doki panic. I wound up going with TOSEC v2006-04-16. It was the only set I could find with a clean doki doki panic rom.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: The_Atomik_Punk! on May 17, 2013, 01:14 AM
I too am now prepping my SD card for the impending arrival of my NES N8. With regards to the No-Intro Karnov ROM, do we still need to edit the header as specified on page 2, or is this hex fix now included in the latest version of SkinnyV's No-Intro fix?
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on May 17, 2013, 03:17 AM
The fix for Karnov is included in the pack as mentioned in the original post (I keep this post updated).
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: butfluffy on May 17, 2013, 03:24 AM
@ SkinnyV - in the OP the download link for latest update is dated 03-04-2013 yet i have a version dated 04-04-2013? 
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on May 17, 2013, 11:15 PM
@ SkinnyV - in the OP the download link for latest update is dated 03-04-2013 yet i have a version dated 04-04-2013?

You are right, thanks for letting me know. Must have gotten confused at some point while updating :) It's corrected now.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: butfluffy on May 18, 2013, 03:07 AM
your welcome. and thank you for your dedication, making the patches and updating this thread, i got the 04-04-2013 archive and the rom sets ready for everdrive nes :)
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: The_Atomik_Punk! on May 25, 2013, 12:52 AM
Hey SkinnyV, for the life of me I cannot seem to get your patches to apply. I'm clearly doing something wrong, as both the .bpm patch for all of the files (I made sure they are all correct in the folder) or the individual .bps patches wont work- I consistently get a failed message. I've tried 2 No-Intro sets with differing dates to be sure. :'(

My method to me seems to follow your readme correctly : I execute the beat.exe, hit "apply patch" ,either select the all-in-one .bpm (or one of an indivdual .bps), select an unzipped .nes file from a folder called "bad roms" conveniently placed on my desktop (same as the .bps I chose), and then select a folder called "fixed roms" that I also placed on the desktop (naming the file either the exact same with .nes on the end, or trying a differing name).

This always results in a failure. I'm sure there is something completely bone-headed that I am doing wrong, I would greatly appreciate any insight you can offer!

As a side note, I randomly ONCE got the patching to work with Karnov (USA), but I can't seem to reproduce the results. I also haven't had the opportunity to test it to see if it actually now works glitch-free on real hardware, but it runs on Nestopia.  ???
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on May 27, 2013, 07:22 AM
You seem to be doing it properly. The only thing that could cause an error would be that the rom you are trying is different than the one the patch is expecting.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: The_Atomik_Punk! on May 27, 2013, 07:45 PM
Does your ROM header patching utility expect a specific No-Intro collection (i.e from a specific website/date?). I've already tried two differing No-Intro sets. Could you pm me the link from the set you are using that is confirmed as compatible with your utility?

If not, I'm just going to download individual ROMS for the USA releases in your list- I'm not an obsessive collector who requires a working copy of
Super Chinese (Japan) in my library. Games are to be played and enjoyed, not hoarded and coveted IMO.

Thank you SkinnyV for your efforts to provide this free utility to the community!
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on May 28, 2013, 12:41 AM
It is meant for the No-Intro set (tested with set dating from 2013-01-17). It does expect the rom to be exactly the same otherwise it will still try to patch but will give an error. But I didn't create the utility, just made patch so peoples wouldn't have to hex-edit them.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Redifer on June 09, 2013, 03:39 AM
Shadowgate doesn't work at all. Is there a hex fix for this?
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: The_Atomik_Punk! on June 09, 2013, 10:00 AM
Shadowgate definitely works. Try another ROM (the version from the No-Intro set I'm using works perfectly).
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Redifer on June 09, 2013, 10:55 PM
I had to go with the filthy (E) ROM as there are no US versions that work... at all. I really hope this isn't optimized for PAL.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on June 09, 2013, 11:34 PM
No issue with the US version of Shadowgate on my end.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: Redifer on June 10, 2013, 01:50 AM
Seriously? I downloaded it from ROMnation, Cool Roms and Rom Hustler and NONE of the US versions worked. None of them were marked [!] so I assume there are no good US dumps.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: The_Atomik_Punk! on June 10, 2013, 02:51 AM
Like I've already said Joe, the US Shadowgate ROM from the No-Intro set works perfectly, I've played through it. If you'd really like a working US ROM, pm me your email, and I'll send you the ROM from the set that I use ( I don't think we can attach files through pm, can we?).
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on June 10, 2013, 04:44 AM
All those roms download place offer questionnable dump, you should save yourself the headache and try to track down a no-intro set if you ask me.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: wolfpacleader1986 on June 12, 2013, 03:35 PM
Anyone have issues with Galaxian? On the No-Intro set, the first one is saying "Mapper Not Supported", but the REV. A is giving me a black screen. On the latest BIOS and firmware.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on June 13, 2013, 12:49 AM
Anyone have issues with Galaxian? On the No-Intro set, the first one is saying "Mapper Not Supported", but the REV. A is giving me a black screen. On the latest BIOS and firmware.

I answered that question in this thread (http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=402.msg7309#msg7309), but the short answer is that Galaxian usa a very small PRG (8k) that is not supported as of now by either iNES 1.0 or iNES 2.0. The No-Intro ROM is the good/clean dump  (16Kb) but doesn't run in most emulator/flashcart, the goodnes ROM is an overdump/bad dump (24kb) that run in most emulator and on the Everdrive N8.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: repetto74 on May 30, 2015, 08:39 PM
Hi Guys,

I know this topic is quiet old but I do have also the issue with the No-intro NES roms. Is there any chance to have a link to download the pack of fixed No-intro roms? The old link is dead  :(

Many thanks
Rick
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SkinnyV on June 13, 2015, 09:10 PM
The link is not dead. You probably tried it while I was switching host. Try it again.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: butfluffy on June 13, 2015, 09:40 PM
another one to add to the no intro games with wrong ines mapper info is darkman (Europe). i tried it first of all and it was not working but the usa vesions worked. i checked the compatibility chart and the no intro erpe version had the wrong mapper in the ines info so i chaged it to the same mapper as suggested by the chart (MMC1) which is the same as the usa version and it then worked perfectly.
 the screenshots for this game looked better than the actual game plays unfortunately the gameplay on this one is a bit crappy
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: ginga on June 21, 2015, 04:07 AM
How do you change mappers on NES roms?
Can you make share that Darkman?
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: butfluffy on June 22, 2015, 07:06 PM
there is an option to change the ines header info within a nes rom with nestopia nes .emulator just dowload the emulator (it's free) then go to file then edit ines header and then just change the mapper type. just follow the chart here http://www.dbwbp.com/misc/Everdrive_N8_Compatibility_List_(OS_V11).pdf to find out what the mapper type should be and once you change it providing that the rom is compatible with the N8 it should work now.
 if you have any problems fixing darkman (europe) yourself then let me know and i can email it to you.
Title: Re: Fix your non-working No-Intro rom for Everdrive N8 or Powerpak
Post by: SmokeMonster on July 07, 2015, 04:07 AM
Is there any chance that someone share a pack of pre-patched roms? I've spent hours tracking down the correct roms and trying to apply the BPM patches in Beat patcher. No matter what I try, I get the error message "Patch application has failed!".