Author Topic: Help with N64 roms  (Read 300 times)

Offline gen_shingar

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Help with N64 roms
« on: 13/Nov/2019 07:45:42 AM »
I just used the Retrode to back up my N64 games and am having issues with 2 ROMS.

Destruction Derby 64 which essentially crashes Project64 and Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 which seems to load up (audio) but Project64 stays black screen.

Any ideas on how to solve these issues?

Offline ssokolow

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Re: Help with N64 roms
« Reply #1 on: Today at 04:28:37 PM »
I just used the Retrode to back up my N64 games and am having issues with 2 ROMS.

Destruction Derby 64 which essentially crashes Project64 and Virtual Pro Wrestling 64 which seems to load up (audio) but Project64 stays black screen.

Any ideas on how to solve these issues?

Always check your ROM dumps against the hashes on DAT-o-MATIC. The Retrode isn't capable of doing its own verification that data was read correctly, so it won't warn you if dirty contacts on your cartridges resulted in a bad dump.

(And, because it reads them more quickly than a real game console, it's more sensitive to dirty contacts causing noisy connections.)

Once you've checked them against the hashes, you'll know whether the problem is the ROM or the emulator.