Author Topic: Noob needs all the help he can! PAL 64 Console wont play alternate reigon ROMS  (Read 852 times)

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Offline BobbyB22

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Hi Folks,

Firstly, apologies if this topic has come up before!

I Have an ED 64 X7 running OS 3.04 (purely to see if the same issue occurred and haven't changed back to the latest!) on a PAL console here in the UK and I can only seem to boot PAL games. Unfortunately most of my roms are NTSC / J / U and when I load them there is just a black screen.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

All the best,

B

Offline Kerr Avon

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When you boot up an NTSC or JAP N64, do you hear the music and sounds that the game should be outputting (any boot up logos or sounds, the menu music, etc)? Try booting, for example, the NTSC version of Goldenete, or Super Mario 64, and see if the sound plays.

If you can hear the sounds, then the problem is almost certainly that your TV can't display NTSC or JAP N64 game output. This is a common problem (I've had it  >:() as lots of newer TVs have trouble running games from older consoles.

Try some NTSC or JAP games and let us know the results.

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Appreciate you coming back to me Kerr.

Unfortunately no game output whatsoever I'm afraid. No sound and a black screen. On the odd occasion I get " Loading....." though.

I've got an EON Super 64 so I can use via HDMI for clarity any my tv is a Sony Bravia that only 5 years old. I wouldn't have thought that would cause the issue, but stranger things have happened.




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Appreciate you coming back to me Kerr.

Unfortunately no game output whatsoever I'm afraid. No sound and a black screen. On the odd occasion I get " Loading....." though.

I've got an EON Super 64 so I can use via HDMI for clarity any my tv is a Sony Bravia that only 5 years old. I wouldn't have thought that would cause the issue, but stranger things have happened.
EON Super 64 for PAL N64 cannot output NTSC signal (USA/Japan games)
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Thanks for the assist Folks!

Anyone know the best set up to enable Multi region from a Pal system without slicing up my console?

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Best setup is to have an NTSC (any) and a PAL machine. But you still need to slice up the NTSC machine's cart slot if you want to be able to play both Japanese and North American cartridges in the NTSC console. Not necessary for a new ED64 since they have universal shells now.

Next best is just to use an ED64 and force region like you have been doing.