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« Reply #375 on: August 27, 2018, 08:47:25 PM »

Correction: I also can't heal normal poison while in battle. I'm pretty sure I could while I was still in Kolima. Might be wrong though.
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« Reply #376 on: August 28, 2018, 01:02:14 AM »

Ok so it's totally a side effect of porting the advanced reviving patch from TLA to TBS in v1.70

I might need to do that part again from scratch so in the meantime please downgrade to v1.68 from here: goo.gl/2gvKmR

BTW this also implies that the bug is TBS only
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« Reply #377 on: August 30, 2018, 05:54:38 PM »

Patch for TBS updated to v1.71a, which fixes the Cure Poison bug (couldn't heal poison in battle).

The bug happened cause the advanced reviving function spilled over on the cure poison effect function, which is right after it, overwriting its first 2 instructions. The bug was fixed by saving some space in the advanced reviving function, which allowed me to restore the lost instructions.
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« Reply #378 on: August 31, 2018, 01:31:15 AM »

Since it bothered me (even though it was mostly fixable), I'd like to note that the Crystal Rod was extremely busted, at least in Broken Seal.  Which is to say it breaks the game entirely if you happen look at it.  Various visual bugs start occurring, and it only seems fixable by saving the game and resetting.  Also a bunch of item descriptions were bugged out with or without Crystal Rod interference, but that just made them unreadable.

Also, I guess you swapped Mud into a random encounter on the world map where Chill was, but, uh, he's repeatedly encounterable.  You can't get multiple Muds, but it's still a thing.  I guess you can farm him for unlimited Mountain Water?
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« Reply #379 on: August 31, 2018, 09:49:26 AM »

I couldn't replicate any of the issues in TBS with the Crystal Rod. So i'd say try patching another clean rom and see if it works.

Mud in indeed repeatable instead, guess I forgot a flag of some sort when i swapped it with Chill. I'll have to investigate cause that obviously shouldn't happen.
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« Reply #380 on: September 03, 2018, 03:31:02 PM »

Loving the mod so far! Just got to the thieves battle in Vault and the game freaks out anytime they use a smoke bomb; freezes the game once they use it, which I'm guessing shouldn't happen
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« Reply #381 on: September 03, 2018, 07:24:48 PM »

Hi Warden. That doesn't happen on my copy so please try a different rom and let me know how it goes.

Anyway, v1.71a for TLA is up and fixes the mud bug reported by Supremezero
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« Reply #382 on: September 04, 2018, 03:37:18 AM »

Hi Warden. That doesn't happen on my copy so please try a different rom and let me know how it goes.

I ran into the same issue as Warden when playing through.  The issue itself seems to be some kind of fatal error and I'm able to get it to occur consistently by having enemies use Smoke Bomb or Weaken so far (only just made it to Goma Cave in TBS).  I'm wondering if it's applicable to any type of debuffing ability.

I've repro'd this across three different TBS ROMs.  Curiously, playing the un-patched ROMs is no problem—I'm only seeing the issue occur when playing a patched version of any ROM.

Hope this helps for now.  Happy to provide any additional detail as needed!

EDIT:  Tested a couple of different emulators and I think the issue is isolated to mGBA.  I can only repro the problem using that emulator—all others work just fine.  I'll post back if I find anything different or new.
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« Reply #383 on: September 04, 2018, 11:42:17 AM »

I think literally everyone here uses visual boy advance either the old one or the vba-m port, at least on windows
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« Reply #384 on: September 15, 2018, 01:51:01 PM »

I think literally everyone here uses visual boy advance either the old one or the vba-m port, at least on windows
No, I use mGBA because of its quality.

https://mgba.io/

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« Reply #385 on: September 15, 2018, 04:08:29 PM »

well i've been playing GS on VBA for the past 15 years I think and never had issues with it, so i never bothered to look for something else. Anyway, i added a tips section to the opening post for future reports.
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« Reply #386 on: September 15, 2018, 05:07:47 PM »

mGBA is, currently, the most accurate GBA emulator, and it's ported to multiple platforms. It's probably the future of GBA emulation, so it's kind of important things run on it.

On top of that, emulator-specific hacks are a bit problematic. In the early days of SNES emulation there were SNES9x-specific hacks and zSNES-specific hacks, and most of these do not run on modern iterations of SNES9x or higan, the other top SNES emulator - because as accuracy increased, the emulator-specific behavior the hacks relied on was simply removed, making those hacks simply unplayable.

Could you please investigate and see how to make it work on mGBA? Or if anyone has a flashcart and a GBA, can confirm if this happens on real hardware?
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« Reply #387 on: September 16, 2018, 12:21:11 AM »

Could you please investigate and see how to make it work on mGBA?
The method is simple but extremely time consuming: I'd have to check the edited functions after you guys report a crash, since it's likely that the issues are in the jumps/branch-link i added, coupled with a sligthly different scheduling in mGBA.
It will probably take (several) months, so for the time being, switching to VBA-m is much more efficient.
Also, is very important that nothing is broken on VBA-m before i start making changes, or i might make things worse than they're now.
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« Reply #388 on: September 16, 2018, 03:56:06 AM »

Does mGBA even work properly on Windows Vista?

Happens when trying to load a ROM - causes app to close.

Then there's some notifications about Microsoft's Data Execution Prevention stopping it. Huh.

If mGBA does not work on outdated OS's (would prefer as far back as XP.), then how could it be the best emulator? Maybe some day it shall be.

I shall try on Windows 10 later.  From another computer.  Don't think I will have a problem with that. Edit: That worked.


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« Reply #389 on: September 21, 2018, 03:52:36 AM »

Still interested to see how this mod wraps up, emulator issues notwithstanding.

I use My Boy! for playing on my phone personally, but I haven't booted up one of these versions since about 1.6. I was sort of surprised that you haven't done a full playthrough of both games, Cal, but they are time-consuming.
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September 07, 2018, 03:51:10 AM
Majora: Updated all three Golden Sun 2.0 mod pages with awesome new information. The 2.0 mod series has merged with a unique and exciting project currently in development for Minecraft version 1.12.2! The beautiful objects and textures from the 2.0 series of Minecraft mods will feature as part of this expansive in-development Golden Sun project, which will bring in-depth classic Golden Sun gameplay to the Minecraft experience. We will provide an official reveal in the near future.
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Caledor: what's really impressive is that in 3 years of modding here i've yet to do a full playthrough on TLA with my own mod lol
September 03, 2018, 06:51:38 PM
Luna_blade: ho that is still impressive
September 03, 2018, 01:25:14 PM
Caledor: it's not 71 cause i often skip numbers but i think that adding up the ones balance age as well it's about 80 versions
September 03, 2018, 11:51:45 AM
Luna_blade: holy @#$% 71 versions @caledor? What have I been missing all this time?
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Caledor: patch for TLA uploaded again cause i forgot to update descriptions for 3 shields
August 02, 2018, 01:16:14 AM
Caledor: Don't want to triple post so I'll just announce here that v1.71 is out. I updated my last post.
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KyleRunner: Let me see...
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Fox: What value do you see at 08000468? (Or 00000468 in hex editor)  0801319D or 08F9EE50?
July 28, 2018, 07:11:11 PM
KyleRunner: "there is an easy fix by changing a pointer back to what it was suppose to be"... Hmmm... How?
July 27, 2018, 10:11:06 AM
Fox: Bootleg*
July 27, 2018, 10:09:03 AM
Fox: There are two ROMs that can be found on the internet, one may have the MEGAROMs boot load stuff. (So not truely clean.) ... If you get a screen while booting the game and holding L+R (I think it was?), then you know you have it, and your ROM is not truely "clean"... it is unfortunate, but there is an easy fix by changing a pointer back to what it was suppose to be..
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MaxiPower: Hello World
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KyleRunner: Well... here's The problem that needs solving: my GSTLA translation patch only works on a clean rom, with specific CRC. 
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Fox: I am not sure I understand? If there was such a program to "clean" a dirty ROM dump, what exactly would it do?
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KyleRunner: Hello, guys. Could someone teach me how to "clean" a dirty Golden Sun rom dump? Is there a program or something?
July 25, 2018, 01:37:40 AM
Atrius: @Fox, yeah... I was expecting it to take 2 weeks at most...
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Majora: Yes, I believe so. Think they were made public a while ago prior to the site issue
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