Common Patch Problems
These are some problems that people experience a lot, and the solutions we found for them. Keep in mind that these are solutions that have fixed other people’s issues, but doesn’t necessarily fix yours. Still, it’s a good bet that it will! (At least most of the people we feed them to don’t come back, so we assume it’s fixed and they didn’t just forget us or anything sad like that). This is a work in progress page that we’ll add to as problems show up.
If you have a problem with the patch, please tell us what error message it gives you, or what exactly happens. “There was an error.” is to vague for us to help you.
Some things to note that are common to EVERY error :
- Check if your ROM is exactly 256mb. If it isn’t, it’s trimmed and you’ll have to redownload it from another site.
- Try putting everything in the same folder : ROM, patch, and all the xdeltaGUI’s components
- Make sure you’re using the xdelta that we provide first, and not one you got from somewhere else/used for another game.
Error : xdelta3: not a VCDIFF input: XD3_invalid_input
If it is, try using these patchers :
xdeltaui : http://filetrip.net/f6934-xdelta-UI.html
(Mac) Multipatch : http://projects.sappharad.com/tools/multipatch.html
Error : The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135) click OK to terminate
Install Microsoft’s .NET Framework, from here : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=22
Error :The patched game size is 0 kb
Check if your ROM size is exactly 256mb. Redownload if it isn’t.
Error : Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click continue the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue.
Download and install MDAC : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/815117
Error : xdelta.exe:C:\users\sylvia\desktop\papers\games\2nd love\xdelta.exe:bad magic number:not a valid delta
Try using this patcher : http://filetrip.net/f6934-xdelta-UI.html
Error : black bcreen when loading patched game
If there’d been no error while patching, and your card is an R4 clone, you can try using YSmenu to boot up the game instead. You can check out YSmenu here : http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/YSMenu with a detailed instruction for installation.
Last but not least, check these instructions again to make sure you haven’t missed out a step :
First, Google “Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 2nd Season rom”. Google should give you plenty of links to choose from. Once you’ve downloaded one, extract it with winrar. That’s a program too, so if Windows tells you it doesn’t know what to do with the .rar file, get Winrar. (Google this too, since it’s free)
Make sure the .nds file that you’ve extracted from the rar is 256mb.
Next, open the xdeltaUI mod that we’ve given you in the patch. There will be three sections, all with the OPEN/… button beside. Basically you click on them and select these.
Patch : Choose the .xdelta file that you’ve downloaded from us
Source file : Choose the ROM you’ve downloaded
Output file : Choose somewhere you want your patched rom to be. For example, choose your desktop, and type in a name you want. E.g : TMGS2.nds
Hit apply. In a few minutes, you’ll find your TMGS2.nds on your desktop and ready to play! Please come back if you have any problem and we’ll try our best to help!
If you’ve tried everything, and have checked everything in the list, then you can report your problem with these information:
- The error you get – An error message if there’s one (Windows cannot find the file specified, etc.)
- The system you have (Mac/Windows)
- What you’ve tried.