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Skies of Arcadia crashing

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:13 pm
by PABU
Hi all. I got my first dreamcast back in july and iv downloaded skies of arcadia to play it. I'm at the first area after pirate isle where your hunting your first moon stone. In the area enemies will randomly spawn and attack you and it enters a battle mode. I know right when I'm about to be attacked and sent into the battle mode because the dreamcast will start to make a noise with what I assume is the laser trying to read the disk and the battle loads in normally. However, if I happen to interact with a door or a ladder when this occurs the game freezes in a soft locked state. Is this happening because I downloaded the game incorrectly? The rest of the game works fine, just crashes when trying to load a battle and i interact with a door, ladder, ect.

It sucks cause I cant save inside the area so I had to restart the whole area just for it to happen again.

Thanks for the help its appreciated

Re: Skies of Arcadia crashing

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:44 pm
by poopidoop
probably find a different download and give it a try

Re: Skies of Arcadia crashing

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:03 pm
by PABU
poopidoop wrote:probably find a different download and give it a try



Yea

I might try to see if emu has a good copy. I hope that script thing still works with the site.

It really seems to be the only issue. I got past the area the 3rd time and just stopped moving anytime I knew a battle was about to start and waited a few seconds before getting on ladders or entering doors.

Once again I appreciate the help :)

Re: Skies of Arcadia crashing

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:35 pm
by SMiTH
get yzb's version it is the ntsc/u version, so you can use vga cable video output.
yzb wrote a better compression routine than echelon release.
the original skies of arcadia release was done by echelon.
echelon release is the pal version so no vga and includes a cracktro, trainer, and compression routine too.
the echelon version suffers from lag, and crashes.

there is a version by ryu and a version by talon (both these versions are nuked and do not work)
i tried making a version based off of talon and ryu versions, resulted in game menu loading and nothing else lol
there is a 99min version made by hykan ?afaik?
there are a few versions of eternal arcadia...i don't know who created these?
and lastly there are some sd iso versions.

YZB skies of arcadia version.
here.
https://mega.nz/#F!phsDSAiZ!7EWel7-pEWQj2vowAPYqFQ