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Title: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MHzBurglar on April 05, 2020, 02:35 AM
I am encountering an issue where my games are randomly freezing.  When this happens, some graphics will slightly distort, the screen freezes and the sound stops.  I haven't been able to identify a trigger yet, but I have had this happen to me 3 times today playing the first Legend of Zelda game.  each time it seemed to happen following a screen transition or exiting a cave, but I haven't been able to faithfully replicate the issue.  The freeze occurs after roughly half an hour of playing.

I tested my original, authentic Legend of Zelda cartridge and played for an hour straight without any issues.  My NES is a frontloader with a Blinking Light Win pin adapter and both the pin adapter and cartridge pins are clean.  I am also using the original Nintendo power supply that came with the system.

I also had this issue occur in Super Mario Bros yesterday, but I had originally attributed it to an issue with the romhack I was playing (Super Mario Bros. Special X1 (http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1011/).)  When that game froze, Mario had recently exited a pipe about 1-2 seconds before the freeze.

I am going to test on firmware version 1.16 shortly to see if the issue occurs on the older firmware as well.

Edit:  I played Zelda 1 on firmware 1.16 from the start of the game through to the end of the second dungeon without any issue.  I switched back to firmware 1.23, and started from the beginning of the game again, and got a freeze in the first dungeon in the room where you get the bow.  Here is what it looks like when the freeze occurs. (https://imgur.com/Sq5tGPq)  The background graphics and HUD mess up, but the sprites stay in place.  The sound will pause on the last note played and hold it indefinitely.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: nuu on April 05, 2020, 09:11 PM
The screen and sound freezing on a note sounds like PPU and APU are still working when something else fails. Maybe the cartridge, does this only happen with the Everdrive, never with any other cartridges? This is typical for dirty contacts as well but that sounds unlikely with an Everdrive and Blinking Light Win. Check the pins so that there are no resin or anything on them.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MHzBurglar on April 06, 2020, 02:03 AM
The screen and sound freezing on a note sounds like PPU and APU are still working when something else fails. Maybe the cartridge, does this only happen with the Everdrive, never with any other cartridges? This is typical for dirty contacts as well but that sounds unlikely with an Everdrive and Blinking Light Win. Check the pins so that there are no resin or anything on them.

Thanks for the suggestions.  I cleaned the pins on the Everdrive and port just in case, but they were already pretty clean so no dirt really came off them.  I then played for about an hour and got another freeze.  This only seems to happen with the Everdrive; my original NES games don't freeze regardless of how long I play them; I played a real cartridge of Zelda 1 today for about 4 hours without a single issue.

I didn't used to have this issue prior to updating to 1.23; I was previously running OS V16 without any freezing ever (I also used the OS v20 beta for a while, but I didn't play enough on it to know if it had the freexing issue.)

Edit:  I once again reverted my Everdrive N8 to OS16 (1.16), and was able to play through Super Mario Bros. Special up to world 8-4 without any freezing (I have been getting constant freezing on this game on v1.23.)  It definitely seems to be an issue with the latest firmware.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Erai on April 07, 2020, 01:54 PM
It is, i have tons of visual glitches in kirby on 1.23 and startropics becomes glitchy after 2 hours playing, everything works on 1.16 for me too.

Mind you, everything works on 1.16 only after i got a replacement, the quality of the cart and software seems to be pretty low and there's no help coming from the creator.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Turk182 on April 09, 2020, 09:14 AM
Hi,

I played  Zelda yesterday with my NES PAL and my Everdrive N8 V1.23 and I had no freeze, I enter in a couple of cave on the first level and everything was OK.
Can you give me more info to make more test by my side ?
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MHzBurglar on April 09, 2020, 04:48 PM
Hi,

I played  Zelda yesterday with my NES PAL and my Everdrive N8 V1.23 and I had no freeze, I enter in a couple of cave on the first level and everything was OK.
Can you give me more info to make more test by my side ?

Unfortunately, there's no consistent way to trigger the freeze, which makes it very hard to troubleshoot.  It seems to happen randomly;  Sometimes it will work fine for a few hours, sometimes it'll only be a few minutes before a freeze happens.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Turk182 on April 10, 2020, 12:33 PM
Hi Guys,

I played 2H yesterday and 2H today .. No Freeze at all.
My config :

N8 Original V1.23
Zelda Europe REV1 No-intro set
NES Pal Europe
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MarcoAG11 on April 21, 2020, 03:51 AM
I have the same issue. Lots of freezing with any firmware after v1.16.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Turk182 on April 21, 2020, 09:35 AM
I have the same issue. Lots of freezing with any firmware after v1.16.

Which hardware? PAL? which rom?
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Odin Belmont on April 21, 2020, 12:41 PM
I have the same issue. Lots of freezing with any firmware after v1.16.

I have v1.23 on my original N8 and haven't had one issue at all.  Maybe you should reformat sd card or see if n8 is real everdrive and not a Chinese fake
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MHzBurglar on April 21, 2020, 08:43 PM
Hi Guys,

I played 2H yesterday and 2H today .. No Freeze at all.
My config :

N8 Original V1.23
Zelda Europe REV1 No-intro set
NES Pal Europe

I'm using a US NTSC system with the US version of the ROM.  Maybe PAL systems aren't affected?

To completely rule out that my NES itself is the issue, I'm going to borrow another working NES from a friend and try that one.

I have v1.23 on my original N8 and haven't had one issue at all.  Maybe you should reformat sd card or see if n8 is real everdrive and not a Chinese fake

I bought it directly from Krikzz on this very site back in 2017, so my cart is legit.  (Can't speak for Erai though.)  I'll see how the other NES goes and report back.  I never had any issues with the V20 beta firmware, but 1.23 just seems to hate my cart/system.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Daytony on April 21, 2020, 10:30 PM
I am having the EXACT same issues as the OP. I have a standard N8 and a Blinking Light Win connector kit installed. ALL capacitors replaced and new 78S05 voltage regulator. After upgrading to FW 1.23 I have had nothing but headaches with random freezing, missing player sprites and I cant see myself so I fall off edges. I bought my N8 from Stone Age Gamer and they even sent me a brand new N8 replacement this week and its still doing it. Ever since the N8 Pro got into the mix its been terrrible! Something is wrong with the firmware for sure.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Odin Belmont on April 21, 2020, 10:34 PM
Ever since the N8 Pro got into the mix its been terrrible! Something is wrong with the firmware for sure.

I have both the original N8 2018 from stone age gamer fw 1.23 and the new N8 Pro fw 2.06 and they both work perfectly.   So it's not the firmware.  It's something on your end?
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Daytony on April 22, 2020, 12:39 AM
It's the firmware. I went back to 1.16 and everything is fine now.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MarcoAG11 on April 22, 2020, 02:50 AM
I have the same issue. Lots of freezing with any firmware after v1.16.

Which hardware? PAL? which rom?

I'm on an Original Analogue NT HDMI. That means it has the Kevtris Hi-Def HDMI board in it which is known to not be 100% with EverDrives, but many games still run well on it. I's say around 80%.



I have the same issue. Lots of freezing with any firmware after v1.16.

I have v1.23 on my original N8 and haven't had one issue at all.  Maybe you should reformat sd card or see if n8 is real everdrive and not a Chinese fake

My EverDrive is indeed genuine. I bought it on this site on September of 2018. It says Krikzz on the inside. I have formatted various SD cards in every way possible, even going as far as to format at FAT16 64kb fir the largest allocation space. Same thing happens. As I stated above, I'm on an Original Analogue NT, so I've never had a perfect experience with the EverDrive, but I have much better compatibility with v1.16, and almost all games are unplayable with v1.20 and above.

Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Odin Belmont on April 22, 2020, 03:53 AM
It's the firmware. I went back to 1.16 and everything is fine now.

If it was the firmware I would be having the same issue. 
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Daytony on April 22, 2020, 01:24 PM
It's the firmware. I went back to 1.16 and everything is fine now.

If it was the firmware I would be having the same issue.

If it wasn't the firmware I'd still be having the same problem. I switched from v1.23 to v1.16 and my problems went away. Explain to me how it's not a firmware issue.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: v4d3z on April 25, 2020, 07:45 AM
hi-def nes kit, firmware 3.01 in av famicom, recapped, upgraded power cap, retro game cave famicom adapter,  everdrive n8 fami 1.23, cheapo 16 GB SD card, formated with SD Card Formatter, no problemo.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MHzBurglar on April 26, 2020, 07:15 AM
I borrowed a working NES from my friend and tried my Everdrive N8 on it with firmware 1.23.  I Played Super Mario Bros. and got a freeze on world 1-3.  It's definitely not my NES that's the issue.

It really looks like there's some obscure bug with the 1.23 firmware that isn't affecting all units.  To re-iterate, I did not have this issue with the early OS20 betas (I didn't use the later ones) and I never had any issues on v1.16 or any prior firmware versions.

For those who are not having issues, as well as those who are, when was your Everdrive N8 made?  Mine has an assembly date of July 12, 2017 according to the Device Info page.  (Firmware v1.23, BIOS version 5, CPLD version 2.)

Update:  I changed my SD card from a SDHC (16 GB Sandisk) card to a plain SD card (2GB Transcend), and formatted it FAT32, 32KB cluster size.  I played Super Mario Bros again, and got another freeze in World 2-2.  It's not My SD card either.

I am using the Blinking Light Win on both NES systems, as I cannot get my Everdrive to boot on either system with the original 72-pin adapter.  Is it possible that the issue is specific to OS 1.23 and the blinking light win?

I also noticed, on both NES systems, that I am getting some minor graphical glitching when using the Everdrive that isn't present with a real cartridge.  Every so often, a thin line will flicker in the middle of the screen or the HUD at the top of the screen (in Super Mario Bros) will flicker.  The game also seems to stutter very slightly when this happens.  Occasionally, when Mario enters a castle after hitting a flagpole, half the screen will jumble for a split second before going back to normal.

Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Turk182 on April 26, 2020, 11:38 AM
Again I played Super Mario (World) with PAL NES and Firmware 1.23 original N8 and no freeze.

Guys have you the issue with a NTSC NES ?
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: v4d3z on April 26, 2020, 05:56 PM
alright, so after some more playing I got a hard freeze, needed a manual reset from console, at the high score entry screen of shatterhand. using a rom from smokemonster 6.2.

does not crash using 1.22.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MHzBurglar on April 27, 2020, 05:38 AM
Update:  I cleaned and did the boil trick on one of the original 72-pin connectors and got my Everdrive N8 booting with the original 72-pin connector.

I played The Legend of Zelda from the beginning of the game and got another freeze about 15 minutes in, right outside of the entrance to the second dungeon.  The same graphical glitches (the thin line of garbage that appears for a split second occasionally) still occured in Zelda, but I didn't see it in Super Mario Bros. this time.

Looks like it's not the Blinking Light Win causing the issue after all...  It seems to happen on a completely stock NES with a clean 72-pin adapter too.

@Turk182:  My NES is an NTSC system.

Edit:  Once again, I reformatted my SD card and put firmware 1.16 on it.  Using firmware 1.16, with my Blinking Light Win installed, I successfully played the Super Mario Bros Special romhack from start to finish without a single graphical glitch or freeze.  I also tested Firmware v1.20 and it had the same issues as 1.23.  This freezing/glitching issue seems to be a problem that was introduced in v1.20 that is still present in v1.23.  It's understandable, as v.120 was a huge revision of the firmware.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Turk182 on April 27, 2020, 10:02 AM

@Turk182:  My NES is an NTSC system.


So I'm afraid that this issue is only for NTSC System. Nothing by my side with my PAL System. No glitch and no freeze.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Earthwormjim on May 21, 2020, 05:19 AM
I'm having the same problem

freezing on Super Mario Bros (world) from no intro rom set

firmware 1.23 freezes
firmware 1.16 no problems

I do have a blinking light win installed

I got my everdrive n8 from stoneagegamer so is legit

Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Turk182 on May 21, 2020, 09:19 AM
I'm having the same problem

freezing on Super Mario Bros (world) from no intro rom set

firmware 1.23 freezes
firmware 1.16 no problems

I do have a blinking light win installed

I got my everdrive n8 from stoneagegamer so is legit

Pal system ?
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Earthwormjim on May 22, 2020, 12:56 AM
North America
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MHzBurglar on May 22, 2020, 10:08 PM
I'm having the same problem

freezing on Super Mario Bros (world) from no intro rom set

firmware 1.23 freezes
firmware 1.16 no problems

I do have a blinking light win installed

I got my everdrive n8 from stoneagegamer so is legit

Thanks for posting this.  I did some testing with and without the blinking light win (had to boil my old 72-pin connector to get it working) and it seems that the freezing occurs without the Blinking Light Win installed too.  I think it's an issue with firmware 1.23 on US NTSC systems.

Still no word from Krikzz on the issue yet, but he's been pretty busy lately with the Mega Everdrive Pro and the Everdrive GBA X5 redesign.  Hopefully he can look at this soon...
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: KRIKzz on May 22, 2020, 10:37 PM
I just can't reproduce this problem, seems it affect only some carts or certain combinations of cart and console. For same reasons OS 1.2x was so long in beta state till i got the cart and console pair where was easy to reproduce those multiple io errors.
So for now is the only solution is roll back to 1.16. In near future only some fixes for fds and mmc5 will be released. Also we may try to replace your cart but i not sure if it help in case if it something related to console.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Sarge on May 23, 2020, 02:51 AM
Could it be something to do with the starting memory state? I noticed on a couple of my loads that I was getting small horizontal graphical glitches occasionally, but I don't know if that's normal. I haven't seemed to get them the last couple of times I've loaded it.

EDIT: Popped up again, after I finished a quick Super Dodge Ball bean ball match. Very visible against the castle at the end of 1-3. Again, I don't know if this is normal behavior that happens occasionally with SMB or not - someone that knows the game better will have to weigh in.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: KRIKzz on May 23, 2020, 06:58 AM
For sure not related to starting memory state
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: v4d3z on May 24, 2020, 03:28 AM
Shatterhand has MMC3, no? I have crashes with that title. Changes were made to MMC3 at v 1.20, perhaps start there?
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: madhighgamer on May 24, 2020, 10:32 AM
i updated my fw while installing toe expansion mod and after i def noticed a bunch of lockups that wasnt happening before. specifically of a translated sweet home rom. i played for hours with no freezes then i couldnt play longer than about 30 mins. forced me to save every  ten minutes. thank god i fopund this thread. changed back to the 1.16fw and just played  that game for a few hours w no issues. thanks for this thread!!!
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: grimacefry on July 19, 2020, 12:17 PM
Same issue - doesn't look like any solution has been found, sharing my setup

PAL NES (NESE-001 AUS)
CIC pin cut
ETIM NESRGB mod
Blinking Light Win kit


v1.16 works, v1.20+ causes freezing and glitches. 2.x beta will not boot at all throwing random errors or graphical glitches.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: ecmyers on October 26, 2020, 04:18 PM
Any updates on this situation? I have been noticing similar behavior on my EverDrive N8, a couple of weeks ago with Double Dragon and just last night with Contra. In the first case, the game was paused at the beginning os stage 4, and in Contra, the game was just running in attract mode on the title screen, so I wonder if leaving it running without any inputs is related to the issue; I also had been switching in and out of games, and had been playing for about half an hour before the game glitched and froze

As for my setup, I noticed the issues when I was playing on my RetroUSB AVS. I am running the latest EverDrive firmware, 1.23. I can check the model and year info, but I bought mine in August 2017 from Stone Age Gamer.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: TorqueEmPup on November 02, 2020, 11:19 AM
I have a Famicom N8 and use a Honeybee adapter on a NTSC frontloader NES with the lockout chip disabled.

Also experiencing frequent random game freezes for certain games using v1.23.
I haven't tried 1.24 yet, but like krikkz said in an earlier post, it's nothing but MMC5 and FDS fixes.

Game I was experiencing this with is with is with a verified dump of Super Mario Bros 2 (USA) (REV A) that I personally dumped from my own original copy. Original cart plays fine, random freezes on 1.23.

Possibly motherboard revision related? My NES has the last revision, the NES-CPU-11 motherboard.


Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MOfoSlayer on November 07, 2020, 03:09 AM
Just giving a dump of my experience with this issue. I originally typed this up roughly 6 months ago when I was going to send in my Everdrive N8 but I never went through with sending it.

"I'm having freezing issues with my Stone Age Gamer Everdrive N8 (1.4N Board) on OS 1.23. The issue is the same or similar to what is described in these forum posts:

http://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=9046.0

https://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=9775.15

https://krikzz.com/forum/index.php?topic=8090.0

After a random amount of time (usually 20 - 30 minutes) the game will freeze, the graphics will shift or get garbled some of time, and the audio will freeze on the last sound/note or go silent. This has happened while playing games (I've mostly been playing Super Mario Bros, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, Lagrange Point (Translated) and Castlevania III (Translated)) and at the title screen of Super Mario Bros., but I'm assuming it's an issue with all games (I think it's happened in Darkwing Duck and Super Mario Bros.3 as well).

I've been able to make the game freeze consistently in the terminal room/save room in Lagrange Point when sitting idle at the "Your battle rewards are x korons." screen after 20 - 40 minutes. The image doesn't shift, just freezes and the audio goes out. Sitting idle at the Super Mario Bros. title screen usually also cause a freeze but the time range varies greatly.

My NES is a NTSC Front Loader (CPU-07) with a NESRGB, Borti I/O Board, and a Blinking Light Win. It is also expansion audio modded. I have an ENIO v1.2 modded to work with the Cassette Adapter (disconnecting ENIO doesn't help). I am using ROMs from the EverDrive N8 & PowePak v6.2 ROM pack. My SD card is a 16GB Sandisk Class 10 MicroSD in a SD adapter

I have tried cleaning the Blinking Light Win, Everdrive, and the cartridge connector on the motherboard multiple times as well as done my best to make sure there are no grounding issues. I have also done a full reformat of my SD card (32kb cluster size) which hasn't helped.

Most importantly, I recently tried OS v1.16 as I had been using v1.23 and Lagrange Point doesn't seem to freeze.

Is the CIC chip on the Blinking Light Win an issue on original Everdrive N8's on OS's past v1.16 or does my Everdrive N8 just need to be replaced due to some issue with v1.23? I've seen various responses."
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Dailyskeptic on January 01, 2021, 07:49 AM
I just received an original N8 from  Stone Age Gamer earlier today. My NES froze with multiple ROMs, across multiple cards, on 1.25. I downloaded 1.16, and haven't yet had an issue.

I have an NES frontloader with a Blinking Light Win pin adapter. CIC pin is cut. Both the pin adapter and cartridge pins are clean.  I used an original Nintendo power supply, as well as, a DC power supply.

Is there anything else I could do? Is my cart defective?
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: soulspawn on January 02, 2021, 02:54 PM
I have been using my old N8 recently too, and trying different OS and SD Cards I noticed the following on my NES PAL with CIC chip cut:

- On v14 and v15 mostly everything runs perfect (but Contra freezed after a playing time - 30mins more or less)
- On v16 after playing a few mins Mega Man 2 resets. Castlevania III freezes when pausing for a long time.
- Versions after v20 have the same issues than v16, freezes more often and I can't reset the console to menu.

I like the fix for castlevania III sunken city stage water from OS v21 an on but it works better for me staying in v14.
I'd love this issues being fixed at some point, but... Let's see if Krikzz is able to to it.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Dailyskeptic on January 04, 2021, 05:30 PM
1.16 is not working for me. It sometimes lasts a little longer, but will freeze after about 5 minutes. I'll try 1.14.

Edit:
I have been using my top loader without an issue. So it seems like it must be the blinking light win - or perhaps my front loader.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MOfoSlayer on January 15, 2021, 09:26 AM
I haven't had problems with 1.16 but I haven't done much testing with it either.

I'm leaning towards the BLW being the problem, but I don't have any other ideas other than something being wrong with the Everdrive.

I did find an article from 2015 mentioning the BLW possibly causing instability with the Everdrive due to thin power line traces.

https://nerdlypleasures.blogspot.com/2015/07/blinking-light-win-quality-solution-to.html

"Not all may be perfect, however.  krikzz, creator of the EverDrive N8, has criticized the "ridiculously thin wires at power supply lines" of the BLW.  While the traces are slightly thicker than the regular signal lines, he has raised concerns that the thinness of the traces may lead to instability when using an EverDrive because it is a much more complex device than a regular cartridge.  He suggests soldering thick wires to pins 1, 36 and 72 to solve any instability issues."
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: nra0707 on March 07, 2021, 02:21 AM
Same issues here. NES Toploader with Hi-Def NES installed. Original N8 (ADate: 13.06.16). Firmware 1.25 causes graphical glitches (almost like horizontal line or screen ripple) and freezing. Tried Super Mario Bros. (World) rom and it freezes on 1-2 every time. Other roms just give black screen after loading. I reverted back to 1.16 and was able to do a quick run through to the end skipping worlds. I've tried the same roms again that gave me black screen and those work too. Something in the 1.2* updates is buggering up (what sounds like) older N8s.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: MOfoSlayer on April 19, 2021, 12:39 AM
Now this is very preliminary but I recently got a Everdrive N8 Pro and it may be stable. 🙃

I left Super Mario Bros. on the start screen for 2 hours last night and Lagrange Point in a Save Room for an hour and didn't have any freezes. I have tens of hours testing on the original N8 so like I said preliminary. If anyone else tries a N8 Pro I'd be very interested in the results, particularly MHzBurglar.
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: ELahrairah on May 08, 2021, 09:32 AM
I have the same issue. Horizontal lines in SMB and after gameplay time that may vary It freezes or the video becomes garbled. Tried a real SMB cart, no issues whatsoever.  Using FW 1.26
Title: Re: Everdrive N8 (original model) random freezing issue on firmware v1.23
Post by: Energiez on June 01, 2021, 04:26 PM
Hello all, I have a freezing problem with SMB3 Pal version (front loader nes, no mod) too, with 1.26 when i enter the first level it s immediately stop, freezing :(. With 1.16 OS its works just fine :(, I bought the N8 (not a PRO) 1 month ago, so its relatively new. Every other orignal card works ok, load with the first try, so not my nes is the problem i think... Best Rgds Z