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BUGS

If you're experiencing a problem with one of my programs, please fill out and submit the following bug report form. You may also want to check out my list of known problems.

If what you want to tell me is really more of a suggestion or a request for enhancement, please use the suggestion form instead.

 

Bug Report Form

Don't expect me to solve a reported problem in a short time; sometimes, I'm even too busy to answer your messages.. Anyway, every bug report is carefully considered and I'll do my best to fix the program, especially if it is in the general interest. Also, take a look at the Known Problems section of this page before sending anything.

Please be as specific as possible when describing the problem.

  1. What is the software you are having problems with?


  2. What operating system are you using?
    Other:

  3. Please enter a brief one-line description of the problem:

    (example: "No keys stuffed under My_Favourite_Emulator")

  4. If the problem is reproducible, please list the steps required to cause it,
    leaving a blank line between steps:


    If the problem is not reproducible (only happened once, or occasionally for no apparent reason), please describe the circumstances in which it occurred and the symptoms observed:

    (note: it is much harder for me to fix non-reproducible bugs!)

  5. If the problem causes any error messages to appear, please write down the exact text displayed and enter it here:


  6. Please write here the following information in case I need to contact you:
    Name:    
    E-mail:   

I may need to contact you for more information, such as if I have trouble reproducing the problem you describe.

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Known Problems

JoyEmu

RegBak95

Put in your AUTOEXEC.BAT a command that writes something to the text screen before the command line for RegBak95; this problem does not appear if no splash screen is installed.

CartXXX

A few rom images have the title in Japanese; the title use a special character set, which is unreadable on non-japanese PC; if CartXXX detects such a title, it uses the file name for the title. Another problem is caused by incorrect headers for Super NES roms; since there's a byte which indicate if the rom is hi or lo rom, but many old console utils ignored it, as a consequence that byte is incorrectly set and CartSNS read the name from the incorrect location. Version 1.4 and later of CartSNS tries to address this problem by using some euristhics and a weight function to guess where the title is actually stored; of course, this routine may fail.
CARTGB, CARTSNS and CARTGEN have an internal table which they use to report the maker for each rom. Since this table was built from a bunch of rom images I could put my hands on, this list could be incomplete (even though it is bigger and bigger at every release of these utilities). For Genesis roms the problem is even worse, since the copyright field (which includes a code for the maker) is formatted in several incompatible ways and CARTGEN can only guess where in the field this code is located. This is not a limitation of the utility, but a lack of strict specs by Sega :)

 

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