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FCEU Won't Load Roms - Gray Screen
FCEU Won't Load Roms - Gray Screen –
Whenever I try to load ROMs in FCEU it gives me the "ROM Loaded" message at the bottom but shows a gray screen. These are from the No-Intro set. I can only get one ROM out of about a hundred to work: A translation patch version of Contra. It is torrentzipped just like the other ROMs.
Is there something obvious that I am missing?
I've always had a problem with the no-intro NES set. Offline list and RomCenter don't verify the roms correctly. I've found that ClrMamePro, with the NES dat and header file from the no-intro dat-o-matic works best. Try that first, or it could be a matter of reinstalling your FCEU. You should be able to update directly from multiman if I'm not mistaken
After thought: I've got all my roms (fceu, vba, etc) uncompressed. It might not make a difference, but I found compatibility issues with VBA and zipped roms that go away on uncompressed files. The FCEU roms are so small that there's not much of a difference in total size compressed or uncompressed.
I unzipped the ROMs and there is no difference. Only translated ROMs, not from the No-Intro set work. So I am guessing No-Intro is no good?
So I guess my ROMs are "bad" even though they work on the PC version FCE-Ultra.
In order to get the correct roms, what tags in the GoodNES set should I be looking for?
I thought No-Intro were built from the verified good dumps [!] out of the Good tools set, so should I stay away from those?
There is nothing wrong with No-Intro sets on the PS3. That's what I use and have no problem with any game. I'm thinking that you either need to update your emulators or that you've got a bad version of No-intro. A lot of the so-called no-intro sets out there are just plain wrong files. The problem comes in with people checking their roms with RomCenter or Offline List. They work fine for most rom sets, but they just can't handle the no-intro nes set because they don't read the headers correctly. They read good roms as bad and bad roms as good. The way to check to see if you are using the correct sets is to get clrmamepro, and the dat file and header file from the no-intro dat-o-matic. clrmamepro only works with compressed files, but that is your best bet as to seeing if it is your rom set that is bad, or something going on with your PS3 emulator. Try to stay away from the goodtools sets and tosec, because there are just a lot of duplicates and just plain unnecessary translations and hacks. Those sets are just storage space killers
I've been busy this week and haven't had a chance to scan those old No-Intro roms, but I did use some [!] marked roms from the Goodset and they work fine. Will scan the No-Intro roms to see if they're screwy. I am familiar with the operation of Clrmamepro, so its just a matter of getting the time to just take a look.