We’re Innocent (Blame CRC Checks)

By • February 6, 2010

An update with pictures!? Impossible! Yet here it is.

Here we’re just showing some of the recent refinements to the menu and shop screens.

In other news, I’m happy to report that everything is progressing nicely. I’m pretty much done. Since I really don’t have anything else to do with the text until it gets edited, I’m just working on playtesting. I’ve already completed a full playthrough of the game and made a lot of little tweaks and looked for bugs. Kingcom is doing a great job staying on top of all of those and I’d say we’ve corrected as much in the last few weeks as we have for many months prior. Yuli is working on editing the events with much fervor. I’m really pleased with her progress. Proofreading is also moving along… I think. Subtitles are likewise progressing. Everything looks like it should be wrapping up around the same time, so I’m just trying to make sure it all comes together right.

And now to drop a bomb on some of you… Lately there have been some questions of “Will the patch work on my flashcart?” The answer? Well, it might, but it might not. Unfortunately, because of the way that flashcarts work, not all of them will work with ToI right out of the gate. Here’s the deal: Flashcarts apply patches when they load the game. The problem is that some carts apply the patches according to the CRC of the rom header. Since the patch will change the rom header, some carts won’t recognize it and there’s nothing we can do about it. Sadly, only an update from the flashcart devs will solve the problem. So now you’re all panicking and wondering if your card is among those that don’t work. Here’s what we know so far:

  • CycloDS will work.
  • R4 will work.
  • Acekard 2s works (tested with AkAIO 1.5)
  • Some Supercards WILL NOT work.
  • Emulation will work.

So if you’re among those whose carts will not support the patch, I really do apologize. I wish we could do something about it, but it’s totally out of our hands. If you are in that unfortunate situation, your only options are to get a different flashcart, play the game on emulation, or convince the maker of your flashcart to update their database to support our patch. There is literally nothing we can do about it.

Sorry to end on that note, but there you have it.

EDIT: Added information about Acekard. Thanks deets.

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203 Responses to “We’re Innocent (Blame CRC Checks)”

  1. @Mell:
    Supercard are Supercard,
    M3 are M3
    R4 are R4
    etc etc

  2. •Acekard 2s works (tested with AkAIO 1.5)

    I hace Acekard 2i with Akaio 1.6 (DSi/DSi XL), will that work?

    Akaio has been updated 1.5 to 1.6 just to know.

  3. Question: I kinda wanna know if it’ll work for the dstt/dstti since it hasn’t been mentioned on the list. I just need to know sorry.

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