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Offline Richardragon87

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As I haven't been keeping track of updates to the SD2SNES for a few months now I finally decided to go to the SD2SNES downloads page and download the folder called "sd2snes_firmware_v1.10.3" after copying and pasting the 17 items into the already made SD2SNES folder I booted up the device getting the new information of it saying "Firmware version: 1.10.3"

But when I played a Japanese game which would normally be region locked I got the "Game Pac message"

I went back and checked the configuration of In-game Settings and it says Auto Region Patch ON so what has happened here?

Edit: Upon further checks SA1 games like Kirbys Super Star no longer work and if you in game button reset Doom it glitches the whole menu screen...

Also region locked games are randomly working and then not working when going to the menu and clicking them again.

Lastly on a side note I am not sure if the region patching broke as soon as I turned the In Game Button Hooks off so I could play this game with my findings here http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=8919.0
« Last Edit: July 12, 2019, 12:26 AM by Richardragon87 »

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we need more info like

which reversion of sd2snes you have?

which model and region is your snes?

is your snes modded with SuperCIC?

which last fw version auto region work for you?
ED64 v2.0 & v3.0 | EDMD v3 | MEGAED X7 M15 v2.01 | TED v2.4 | EDN8 v1.2N | SED v2.1 | SD2SNES rev E1 & PRO rev.B | EDGB v1.1 & X7 M17 rev B | EDGBA X5 M16 rev A
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we need more info like

which reversion of sd2snes you have?

which model and region is your snes?

is your snes modded with SuperCIC?

which last fw version auto region work for you?

Rev 2.4

PAL Region

No

Firmware 1.8.0 (However apparently turning the in game hooks off to get Karmen Rider to run caused the auto region patch to stop working, the last game that worked was Great Battle IV, The but after playing Karmen Rider the game ended up saying my SNES was the wrong region and cannot play this game pac. Even if the in game hooks were enabled again afterwards)

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we need more info like

which reversion of sd2snes you have?

which model and region is your snes?

is your snes modded with SuperCIC?

which last fw version auto region work for you?


Rev 2.4

PAL Region

No

Firmware 1.8.0 (However apparently turning the in game hooks off to get Karmen Rider to run caused the auto region patch to stop working, the last game that worked was Great Battle IV, The but after playing Karmen Rider the game ended up saying my SNES was the wrong region and cannot play this game pac. Even if the in game hooks were enabled again afterwards)
Rev 2.4?
i meant sd2snes board reversion
ED64 v2.0 & v3.0 | EDMD v3 | MEGAED X7 M15 v2.01 | TED v2.4 | EDN8 v1.2N | SED v2.1 | SD2SNES rev E1 & PRO rev.B | EDGB v1.1 & X7 M17 rev B | EDGBA X5 M16 rev A
Super NT | Mega SG | Super Retro Advance | SGB v1 | PCE+SSD3

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i meant sd2snes board reversion

I likely will never know as I will not unscrew the cart to find what is inside, I can say that it apparently has the guts of the real everdrive's SD2SNES but had a donor Chinese SD2SNES cart as its shell all those years back (According to the old ebay listing I got it from) and this is true as upgrading to the latest firmware never gave that "Flash Check Error Clone" message that surfaced in the 1.9.0 release.

It's not really a low blow as I still have the physical more awfully made SD2SNES from retro towers that never had the constant firmware updates so I can switch to that one on the go if need be.

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I tried Kamen Rider (not "Karmen") in bsnes forcing PAL mode and the game works, so I don't think this game have any region protection. Just turn region patching OFF before starting this game and turn in ON before starting a game that needs it to run. In-game hooks also needs to be OFF for this game according to yourself.

Does that solve the problem?

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I tried Kamen Rider (not "Karmen") in bsnes forcing PAL mode and the game works, so I don't think this game have any region protection. Just turn region patching OFF before starting this game and turn in ON before starting a game that needs it to run. In-game hooks also needs to be OFF for this game according to yourself.

Does that solve the problem?

Kamen Rider never used region patching to work however if the in game hooks are on it wont let the controller respond past the title screen or the prologue text it will just display one bit of Japanese text and freeze. So in short either if region patching is on or off the game will run reguardless but if the in game hooks are set to on you wont be able to progress in the game.

For whatever reason after turning them off and then on again I ran into that problem that the region changing no longer works though.

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have try button combos

L+R+Select+X   Reset to sd2snes menu
L+R+Start+B   Disable cheats
L+R+Start+A   Enable cheats
L+R+Start+Y   Permanently disable in-game hooks (in case they interfere with game operation).
L+R+Start+X   Temporarily disable in-game hooks (~10 seconds - if you need to get past a glitch but don't want to lose in-game buttons)
source:
https://sd2snes.de/blog/compatibility/in-game-hook-compatibility
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For whatever reason after turning them off and then on again I ran into that problem that the region changing no longer works though.
You are still very stingy on details so everyone have to guess what problem you have.
Region changing stops working in what game? All games you've tried? In that case what games did you try?

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Region changing stops working in what game? All games you've tried? In that case what games did you try?

Region changing stops on any normally region locked game, be it Great Battle IV to even the 1st Japan game in the folder list... I think instead of explaining it this video sums up what I mean. I've uploaded it to sendspace and once you see it, you will know what I mean and filmed off my Samsung camera.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/2cy1lk

Also image shots below uploaded in imgur

https://imgur.com/a/ZdjFWmt (Latest S2DNES firmware added)

https://imgur.com/a/mM1lwb2 (Everything is on including the region patch)

https://imgur.com/a/UtG9G0W (However this always comes up, the kamen rider issue is in the video as its too hard to explain in words and as before isn't a region locked game but somehow gets locked if in game hooks are on as the video shows)
« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 11:37 PM by Richardragon87 »

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Re: Updated to the latest firmware 1.10.3 and Auto Reigon not working
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2019, 01:33 PM »
I still think the problem with Kamen Rider is totally unrelated to the region problem. Just disable hooks (and possibly region patching) when playing this game. I see that you have in-game buttons and initial holdoff set to ON. If something still doesn't work I'd set these to OFF as well, but I'm not sure these matters if the hooks are OFF.
The in-game hooks is a hack and it just breaks some games. It's literary impossible to make it 100% universal so that it works with any game because you never know how a game is designed and what memory slots it uses.

The region patching problem is strange though. It could be a bug in the v1.10.3 OS. It's better reported to Ikari.

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Re: Updated to the latest firmware 1.10.3 and Auto Reigon not working
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2019, 04:37 PM »
I still think the problem with Kamen Rider is totally unrelated to the region problem. Just disable hooks (and possibly region patching) when playing this game. I see that you have in-game buttons and initial holdoff set to ON. If something still doesn't work I'd set these to OFF as well, but I'm not sure these matters if the hooks are OFF.
The in-game hooks is a hack and it just breaks some games. It's literary impossible to make it 100% universal so that it works with any game because you never know how a game is designed and what memory slots it uses.

The region patching problem is strange though. It could be a bug in the v1.10.3 OS. It's better reported to Ikari.

It likely is a bug as I noticed sometimes it fixes itself when the reset to menu is switched on, its like the features are back to front, the region lock will be fixed and auto will resume randomly but then go off again after its rebooted via turning the power off.

I never have ran into a issue with in game hooks but somehow removing them caused the region lock to unwork after doing it a few times, the actual version this happened was in the 1.8.0 firmware but I shot up to 1.10.3 as I was curious if it would work despite all the rumours it breaks SA-1 games and a lot of games no longer work and to my shock it was worse than what the old version did.