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Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« on: June 06, 2020, 11:08 PM »
I recently purchased an Everdrive 64 X7, but I noticed that my Everdrive 64 will not load certain games, such as Goldeneye 64 and Conker's Bad Fur Day. When loading Goldeneye or Conker's Bad Fur Day, the Everdrive's loading screen appears and then it freezes on a blank black screen. Other games load fine, I am just having an issue with these two games in particular.

I am running an Everdrive 64 X7 with OS Version 3.02 on an NTSC Nintendo 64 with an expansion pak installed. Any help would be appreciated.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2020, 11:14 PM by Trollislife »

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2020, 12:19 AM »
Have you tried cleaning the contacts in the cart slot and on the cart? Rareware games seem to be a little more finicky than other games when it comes to PINs not making good contact from what I've seen.
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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 12:32 AM »
Thank you for the tip. I just tried cleaning the contacts on the console and Everdrive, but unfortunately, both games still won't load. Other Rare games such as Banjo Kazooie/Tooie and Jet force Gemini load fine. I also checked my Goldeneye and Conker's Bad Fur Day roms on an emulator and they loaded just fine.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2020, 06:07 PM »
Make sure the CRC32 hashes of your games have the correct checksum.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2020, 01:42 PM »
Make sure the CRC32 hashes of your games have the correct checksum.

The two roms in the file I linked to have the correct checksums. If they don't work then the problem is definitely on his Everdrive 64, as the two roms work fine.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2020, 01:55 PM »
I was referring to the OP, not you, Kerr. I forgot to quote it.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2020, 02:06 PM »
Oh, fair enough.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2020, 04:14 AM »
Kerr, u best remove the link... remember the rules... dm that stuff if required..
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth...

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2020, 04:02 PM »
Thank you for all the help, but the games still won't load on my Everdrive. I have checked the roms and they are valid. I believe that my Everdrive is defective so I am returning it for a new one.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2020, 05:41 PM »
Thank you for all the help, but the games still won't load on my Everdrive. I have checked the roms and they are valid. I believe that my Everdrive is defective so I am returning it for a new one.

That's the best course of action. Hopefully it won't be long before you get a working one back.



Kerr, u best remove the link... remember the rules... dm that stuff if required..

I thought I had, must have been distracted  :o

Anyway, it's deleted now.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2020, 05:46 PM by Kerr Avon »

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2020, 10:13 PM »
I sent my Everdrive back and got a new one sent to me, but the new Everdrive is also not able to play those games. I opened up my Nintendo 64 and completely cleaned it. I even took the cartridge slot out and cleaned underneath it, but I am still not able to play certain games. I bought it from StoneAgeGamer and they said that the Everdrive and the games worked on their console. Is there anything else I can try to fix the problem? I am out of ideas.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2020, 12:17 AM »
Are you using an official Nintendo expansion pak? Have you tried testing it with the original jumper pak?
Other than the above suggestions I think it would be best if you could test on another N64 system at this point, expecially if the EverDrive has already been tested with those specific games by stoneagegamer and confirmed to work fine.

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2020, 12:22 AM »
Not sure if it fixes it, but a new os was posted in the support section a few days ago...

Also note that bfd requires an expansion pak.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2020, 12:24 AM by jonesalmighty »
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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2020, 12:28 AM »
Also note that bfd requires an expansion pak.
Pretty sure Conker's BFD does not require the expansion pak?

Only three N64 games require the expansion pak:-
-Donkey Kong 64
-Zelda Majora's Mask
-Perfect Dark (Only select modes work without the expansion pak)

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Re: Everdrive 64 X7 Won't Load Certain Games
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2020, 12:43 AM »
Sorry, you are correct... although I am amazed given what they managed to do in game.
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