Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

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Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby alwaysbless » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:18 am

Ive downloaded a few and they dont load at all, just gives a blank black screen. Im running the latest 07/02 firmware and have other roms loading in emus for the SMS just fine. I really thought this thing would just work but seems to be a tinkering kinda device.
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby BaldoIF » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:37 am

All roms work for me, with the last firmware, except for pokemon yellow that seems to have problems with the gameboy color palette.
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby alwaysbless » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:38 am

Can you try and download zelda links awakening? Ive tried multiple roms from diff sources and no luck with any.
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby rooted » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:28 am

alwaysbless wrote:I really thought this thing would just work but seems to be a tinkering kinda device.


It is exactly a tinkering kind of device, it's not just an off the shelf game system.

But once you get it all set up it should just work.
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby crashoverride » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:59 am

Ensure the ROM files are not compressed (zip, tar, 7zip, rar, etc). There is only one known GBC ROM that will not work because its 8MB. Only ROMs up to 4MB are supported.

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All three Zelda games (awakening, seasons, ages) do work.
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby alwaysbless » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:08 am

What firmware are you on because it's certainly not working for me and the files are not compressed otherwise I wouldn't even be able to launch them in the emulator. I'm having a terribly hard time believing I'm the only one with trouble using the gbc emulator especially when other ones are working fine
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby alwaysbless » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:10 am

rooted wrote:
alwaysbless wrote:I really thought this thing would just work but seems to be a tinkering kinda device.


It is exactly a tinkering kind of device, it's not just an off the shelf game system.

But once you get it all set up it should just work.


I meant in the sense that emulators are fairly simple as far as placing roms and loading them. In this case I've flashed 4 different firmwares and still can't get a simple rom to load
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby crashoverride » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:33 am

alwaysbless wrote:What firmware are you on

The GBC emulator works on all versions of firmware released. Have you tested the ROM files on a PC or Android running an emulator?

alwaysbless wrote:I'm having a terribly hard time believing I'm the only one with trouble using the gbc emulator especially when other ones are working fine

This is the first and only report of its kind. Perhaps try re-flashing the ODROID-GO ensuring to erase the entire flash first.
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby Latched » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:19 pm

does anyone know if pokemon crystal works well?
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby Luke.go » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:25 pm

Pokemon Crystal Version works. :)
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby fraenksn » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:01 am

alwaysbless wrote:Ive downloaded a few and they dont load at all, just gives a blank black screen. Im running the latest 07/02 firmware and have other roms loading in emus for the SMS just fine. I really thought this thing would just work but seems to be a tinkering kinda device.

Hi!

First not really. The SMS and GG emulators and games also were missing. Then I found this info and changed my offsets. Some changed from last versions. Maybe you wonna check them:

"For those flashing with the Windows utility, please note the offsets have changed from previous releases:
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid_go/emula ... _to_upload
They should now be:"

CODE: SELECT ALL
bootloader.bin 0x1000
partitions.bin 0x8000
springboard-go.bin 0x10000
nesemu-go.bin 0x100000
gnuboy-go.bin 0x200000
smsplus-go.bin 0x300000
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby db9979 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:07 am

Hi,

i just make a list with working roms. Would be great if you all helps to let the list grow :-)

https://drive.db-cloud.de/oo/r/430576256480715416
Did you see already our Rom List - and many other Informations?
Go here:
https://odroidgo.db-cloud.de
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/odroidgo/
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby rooted » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:32 am

db9979 wrote:Hi,

i just make a list with working roms. Would be great if you all helps to let the list grow :-)

https://drive.db-cloud.de/oo/r/430576256480715416
It's a nice list, most people are too lazy to even look at a list much less spend the extra time to update it.

Keep at it though, it's a great idea.
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby upaboveit » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:31 am

I just put my Odroid Go together without any issues I'm aware of, and I'm running into this too, but it's GB and GBC roms. They show up in the list, don't show duplicates, but when I start any of them they get a black screen. The roms are fine, uncompressed, and work in my Odroid XU4. NES/GG/SMS games work great. I tried the default firmware, then used the tool to install the 0702, then tried crashoverride's latest ones - 0708 and 0710. I made sure to get the offsets right when flashing as per the instructions in posts here. I don't think I've seen a GB or GBC rom work once so far. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby crashoverride » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:30 am

There was a report where ROMs that were processed with a tool would not work. Try testing a ROM from a different source that has not been processed by any utility.
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby upaboveit » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:15 am

Hmm, I did go off of my collection and also tried a separate no-intro set but will try one of the "Good" sets too and will report back. Thanks
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby upaboveit » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:07 am

That latest firmware let me know I had an SD card issue. I was using an old 4GB card that seemingly worked fine but I guess there was some issue - I transferred everything to a new one, reformatted, again put on the latest firmware, and now all games on all 5 supported systems seem to work. Thanks for the advice!
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Re: Gameboy Color roms working for anyone?

Unread postby Erics » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:26 am

I had also Problems executing Gamboy games. Than i tried to update to the newest firmware. But that doesn't worked. I got errors flashing the firmware from sd card.
than i changed the sd card from intenso to a 8 GB SanDisk. Now flashing and gaming works.
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