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#1 Re: Support » Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Black Screen 0.9.7 » 2012-12-12 19:02:54

When I get some time I am going to run fresh installs of both x86 and x64. I will do this with more than one rom source as well just to eliminate the rom as a possible problem. If I remember correctly I had the issue in both x86 and x64. I think when the x64 failed to work I tried x86 just to see if it was the cause.

But yeah let me get a day where I can dedicate a couple of hours to test this and I will run it as many different ways as I can. I really want to see this problem get solved if we can nail down the cause of it.

#2 Re: Support » Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Black Screen 0.9.7 » 2012-12-02 01:08:18

Right from a fresh start it is broken. Once you get to the town the screen is broken and as I mentioned this has happened on more than one set of hardware which kind of rules out a graphics card issue to some degree.

#3 Re: Support » Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Black Screen 0.9.7 » 2012-11-07 07:44:42

Sorry it has been a while. I installed the latest version fresh so the ini would have been brand new anyhow. But I did try deleting it and starting over. Same problem.

Just in case I didn't mention I have tried the latest version and the previous version and on 2 completely different computers with 2 completely different graphics cards. I have run through all settings many many times and nothing seems to fix this issue.

Hardware is almost completely ruled out at this point given the fact I have run this on a couple of systems now.

The game worked in 0.9.6 though just fine. It worked on all of these systems in that version but simply stopped working in the last 2 versions.

I even tried this in win7 x86 and x64 and in win consumer preview x64. But in win8 I had a lot of errors so that didn't help the cause much.

I really don't think there is anything left I can do at this point on my end of things. I just wanted to describe the problem and what I have done so that there is enough information for you to hopefully get to the bottom of what is happening.

I suppose I could record my screen and show the issue and show that it works in 0.9.6 but not in later versions. I don't know if it would help though.

I put a copy of the state on my newgrounds account you can download it from there and look at it as well it may or may not help. … f281124a4b

#4 Re: Support » Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Black Screen 0.9.7 » 2012-10-09 12:03:57

This game still has the same problem in 0.9.8

I have tried every setting and this game will not work since 0.9.6 back on that version it worked fine but in 0.9.7 and 0.9.8 it now has a black screen on the lower screen. Nothing I change will solve it. I am using an xfx 6970 card under win 7 x64 and am using the x64 version of the emulator. This is not a problem with the graphics card either I have tried this using a 4850 as well and the same problem exists.

I don't know what to say other than this is no longer working and it did before just fine.

I had hopes that this might be fixed in this version but as it still persists I thought I should mention it.

#5 Re: Support » Win8 Support » 2012-04-28 02:25:38

zeromus wrote:

your shortcut must say that the working directory is e:\

Yes after more fiddling I found that the shortcut did not have correct directory settings for whatever reason. The issue is now solved which also means that nothing is needed for this to work in win 8 smile The emulator would run in 8 but was giving me this problem. When I changed from 7 to 8 something happened and that caused the shortcut to be created incorrectly. When I went back to 7 the problem persisted for whatever reason. It probably has a lot to do with the external drive and changing the OS around.

I am just glad I could finally narrow down the cause and that it was something so simple. I suppose this topic does serve as some kind of help since it would solve this issue for anyone else with a similar setup to my own.

#6 Re: Support » Win8 Support » 2012-04-27 09:39:37

It appears the problem is with the shortcut. After going back to win 7 I have the same problem but only if I make a shortcut to the emulator. If I launch the emulator directly from the exe it works fine if I create a shortcut on the desktop it will not load a rom it says there is no disk and must be closed from the task manager.

I do not know what the difference is but you cannot launch from a shortcut.

Just some info. I am running the emulator from a 2tb external drive that is usb 3.0 and I created the shortcut by right clicking the exe and using send to desktop. I have my roms in the rom folder in the emulators directory and they are all unzipped .nds files. I can open zipped and unzipped and from the rom directory or from a different location if I do not use the shortcut. Using the shortcut always creates this problem. I am using 0.9.7 x64 and had this issue on both win 7 ultimate x64 and win 8 consumer preview x64.

I suppose I can live without a shortcut but I would still like to get to the bottom of this issue. It is driving me mad lol.

#7 Re: Support » Win8 Support » 2012-04-22 08:27:52

Yeah it does have that but that will not fix the issue or I wouldn't have posted. So far using that does not fix any applications in win8 and come to think of it I never had it work once in 7 either.

#8 Support » Win8 Support » 2012-04-06 03:54:16

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Just tossing this out there because on the win8 consumer preview I can't load a rom. I get an error that there is no disk in drive E which makes no sense and then the only option is to forcefully crash the emulator.

Can we get some support for the next release?

I just checked and this seems to only effect the 64bit version. I was able to run the x86 version without issues.

#9 Re: Support » Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Black Screen 0.9.7 » 2011-04-26 06:24:32

Yeah I have played around with pretty much everything and nothing seems to help.

#10 Re: Support » Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Black Screen 0.9.7 » 2011-04-23 05:30:58

Still not working out. The best I could get were some large blocky colored squares instead of just black but it is still broken for me. Guess I will just wait it out and see if the new graphics card I get changes anything.

#11 Re: Support » Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Black Screen 0.9.7 » 2011-04-23 04:42:40

zeromus wrote:

ecclesia works fine in 0.9.7. use software rasterizer, your 3d card is glitchy.

I will try that thanks.

#12 Re: Support » Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Black Screen 0.9.7 » 2011-04-20 04:09:22

zeromus wrote:

describe castlevania black screen in more detail. supply a savestate.

Once you get in game the screen your character is on (Lower) goes black. In dragon quest 6 While on the map if you traveled south far enough it would go black but if you moved the character north a couple steps again then it would go back to normal. This happened in the last version 0.9.6 though and no longer happens in 0.9.7 However in 0.9.6 castlevania worked fine I even finished the game. I can supply a savestate but I don't see a place to attach it to here. I can upload a copy to my mediafire account if that is alright.

#13 Re: Support » Can't play the save files. » 2011-04-10 18:33:49

I never rely on the normal save method either. Back on the last version my games wouldn't even save that way if I wanted them to. I would also recommend making a set of folders in your desmume folder for each of the paths and then set them to that location in the emulator it really simplifies things a lot since everything is well organized and within one location.

#14 Support » Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Black Screen 0.9.7 » 2011-04-10 07:26:29

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Let me explain an odd problem I have run into. Do fully explain I will start with an experience I had a couple days ago playing Dragon Quest VI I was using 0.9.6 x64 and I made it a ways into the game with little trouble. Eventually I hit a point where the world map would go black however if you took a step back it would become visible again. It looked to me like the map would only go black once you went far enough south. I got 0.9.7 and the problem was fixed. Now that Dragon Quest VI is working Castlevania is not. Castlevania had been working back on 0.9.6 but in 0.9.7 it now has a black screen. Both versions have the same settings.

Is there a setting that could effect areas that cause this behavior? Anyhow that seems to be the worst of the problems so far.

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