FAQ

This is an FAQ for those who are having trouble patching or with the patch.

Q. How do I patch my game?
A. You can find the step by step and screen by screen tutorial here:  https://gokusaishiki.wordpress.com/tmgs2/downloads/how-to-patch/

Q. Does this work on a MAC?
MAC computers have trouble with patching games, but there are solutions.
Wine can run Windows programs on a mac. You can find it here: http://winebottler.kronenberg.org/
If Wine doesn’t fix your issue, there’s a MultiPatch Patching tool that you can also try. You can find that here: http://projects.sappharad.com/tools/multipatch.html
There is however a rom patcher for Macs if the two above solutions do not work that can be found here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=180142

Q. What emulators would you recommend for this game?
I would recommend Desmume since it has the least amount of emulated problems.

Q. Which flashcart would you recommend for this game?
I would recommend an Acekard 2i, because it’s always up to date and affordable. If you want a flashcart that works for almost everything and can play GBA games, I would recommend a Supercard, but please know they are quite pricey(Almost about $42, if not that price). There is the R4, which is cheap, but you never know if your R4 is fake or not until it’s too late.

Q. My Japanese rom is smaller than 256MB. What should I do?
A. That means your Japanese rom is trimmed. You’ll have to continue searching around for a clean untrimmed version. Unfortunately, we cannot help you find that.

Q. I’m getting an error while patching.
A. Make sure you’ve followed the step by step tutorial on the “How to Patch” page of the blog. If you’re still having patching issues after that, please tell me the exact issue you’re having and what you did step by step.

Q. How can I keep my progress from the first patch after repatching?
A. With Desmume, make sure your save file is .dsv. When you save in-game, go to File>Save State As and save it that way. With flashcarts and emus, make sure your save file is the EXACT name as your game.

Q. Which Desmume/no$gba/flashcart do you use for testing things?
A. I use EmuCR_DeSmuMe_r3776_x86, NO$GBA_2.6a(zoom) and my Acekard 2i with AKAIO 1.8.7.

Q. My Desmume/no$gba is having trouble with the game. Can you help?
A. You’ll first have to be specific on the issue you’re having.

Q. The game freezes in no$gba when I check my email. I can’t press the end button and some buttons on other screens disappear. The clothes also look wonky.
A. no$gba has many issues with patched games, not just this one. For the email issue, please switch to Desmume. It had the same issue in TMGS1. If the button issues bother you, you can switch to Desmume or make sure your no$gba is up to date.

Q. My Desmume has a graphic issue when I skinship. Part of the dialogue box is floating. Is that normal?
No, it isn’t normal, but again, emulators have problems with patched games. Flashcarts don’t have these issues, but it’s easily ignored in Desmume since it doesn’t actually interfere with gameplay.

Q. The tutorial graphics are still in Japanese, as well as the room sign at the beginning of the game and the 4-week fortune sentence in the webmail.
A. A few of the tutorial graphics I couldn’t find and a few I did. The ones I did, I translated, but when I tried them in-game, they glitched baaaadly. So for now, or for good, they’re in Japanese. As for the room sign, I couldn’t find it whatsoever in the input.dat file(The file for the intro). It just says “Room”. The 4-week fortune glitched also. No matter what I did, it glitched. I even inserted the English, took out the part that kept showing in Japanese and made it blank, but it still showed up in-game, which means it’s most likely hardcoded into the game. As seen here: http://puu.sh/2bsq

Q. I found a bug/freeze/text cut-off. How should I report it?
A. If you find a bug or freeze, PLEASE provide a save file so we can replicate it. For Desmume, the save will be in your Battery folder, not your States folder. Please be sure you have the most up to date patch, the most up to date Desmume and make sure the game freeze hasn’t already been fixed. If you find a bug/error/text cut-off please post in this format and provide a save file. Just upload it with mediafire or megaupload 🙂

NOTE: For text cut-offs, we won’t make a new patch unless there’s five or more  text cut-offs.

Emulator/flashcart:
Is it up to date?:
Person:
Where:
What’s being said before, during, and after:
Who else does it involve:

Q. I found a typo. Will you make a new patch with a fix for it?
A. We are not making anymore new patches for typos. We’ve fixed the errors we found during the final proofreading after the V4 patch. V5 will be the only patch for English errors.

Q. Hikami freezes at the beginning of the date as I’m just arriving.
A. Most likely you have Patch V2. The Hikami freeze was fixed in the V3 patch, but is also fixed in the V4 and V5 patches, which also fixes the Nishimoto ending freeze.

Q. Nishimoto’s ending has a freeze.
A. This was fixed in the V4 patch. Please update your patch 🙂

Q. What’s the most up to date patch?
A. The current up to date patch is V6.

Q. Will you translate TMGS3 or any other game after this?
A. We will after we’re done helping with Blood of Bahamut. The status of TMGS3 is the same as before. Two folders done until we’re done helping with Blood of Bahamut. We did manage to figure out how to add more than 14 characters per line with the help of a good romhacker with ASM knowledge. As for any other game beyond TMGS3, we can only take on one game at a time.

Q. Will you post or announce any TMGS3 updates?
A. No. We’ve decided to do a full patch since endings going into the first patch would leave nothing really worthwhile for the second patch. So the first patch will be a full patch. We’ll post screenshots, but no actual announcement.

Q. Will you translate the PSP version, too? Do you plan on it?
A. No and no. We have enough projects for now.

Q. Will the DS translation of TMGS3 work on the PSP version?
A. No.

Q. What’s the status of [insert game]?
A. We give updates on any current project of ours and unless it’s the current project, it’s on hold. We don’t make updates when we’re helping out with games because there’s nothing to update since we translate one game at a time. If we’re helping with a game, we put our next one on hold until we’re done. One game at a time is much faster, more productive, and less stressful than working on two or more at a time. Please be patient.

Q. When will [insert game] be ready?
A. We have no idea. When we guess, we tend to be wrong, so it’s best to just release a patch when we’re ready to. Sorry 😦

Q. Will you translate [insert game]?
A. We’re taking one project at a time. For now, we can only mention what we’re currently doing so we don’t overload ourselves. We’ll announce our next translation when we have enough translated to announce 🙂

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  • Comments (47)
    • Asahi
    • February 20th, 2013

    Hi… Sorry for my strange English, I’m French. I search a solution for a problem who’s really annoying… Well, sorry if it’s not the good place, but I can’t find anything else : in the game, my “maximum” relationship with Saeki suddenly goes back to the “smile state”. Is there a patch or something… ? Thanks.

      • Phoenix Goddess
      • February 21st, 2013

      I don’t think that has anything to do with the patch, it may just be Saeki being weird.
      Did you miss a date with him? Did he bomb you or anything?

        • Asahi
        • February 22nd, 2013

        It can’t be. Plus, this is not the first time. Maybe it’s from the ROM, so I found an another. I’ll try. Thanks, anyway ^^”

    • Sorry, but could you give is a bit more information about it? So Saeki is at the maximum with you, meaning the heart is beating and coloured pink when you check the stats with Yuu. And then it suddenly goes back to the “smile state”, which is a yellow heart?

        • Asahi
        • February 24th, 2013

        Yellow. I tried with an another ROM, and this is happened again… But I remember now that I heard an explosion, a “BOOM” just when this is happening. And just the last Sunday in the game, I had a very good date with him…

        • Asahi
        • February 24th, 2013

        Plus, I was very close to the end. I know I must have the stats around “150” or something. But I don’t think it was possible at this moment (sorry for my english).

        • Asahi
        • March 18th, 2013

        ‘kay, I know where is the problem. I thought it wasn’t important if I had bombs with the others guys, but now, I know what to do ^^”

        • Phoenix Goddess
        • March 20th, 2013

        Glad you figured it out!
        Sooo glad bombing isn’t much of a problem in TMGS3 T___T

    • Rice
    • January 11th, 2013

    Hello there! Are you guys still working on TMGS3? Please keep up the good work and don’t push yourselves too hard! We’ll be there right behind you!! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

      • Phoenix Goddess
      • January 17th, 2013

      Yep, we are. Just posted new screenshots 🙂

    • Otome
    • September 7th, 2012

    hi do u do tranlstions patches for other platforms like psp

      • Phoenix Goddess
      • September 9th, 2012

      No, sorry.

    • Eve
    • September 1st, 2012

    I am looking for a DS English patch for Hiiro no Kakera! 🙂 I’ve always wanted to play it but not everyone can rea Japanese :c I was wondering if you were going to make an English patch for the game^^ I understand you’re all doing nothing at a time but I can’t find one anywhere else unles I haven’t looked properly :0 thanks! 🙂

      • Eve
      • September 1st, 2012

      I’m sorry I didn’t mean to say nothing! Stupid typo. I meant something as in project wise. Sorry about that x.x

      • Phoenix Goddess
      • September 1st, 2012

      Nothing at a time XD
      It’s planned, but we’re not on it right no. Like I said, TMGS3 is our main focus right now until we’re needed for Blood of Bahamut, again. We already have a working tool for it though, so we wouldn’t have to wait on that. Which is utter good news @__@

    • Jelly
    • August 30th, 2012

    Thanks for the hard work! Just a quick question, what key on the keyboard do you press to save? I can’ seem to do it! D:

      • Phoenix Goddess
      • September 1st, 2012

      What do you mean? I play it on my flashcart >__<

    • DiscoYoghurt
    • August 15th, 2012

    Hey guys. Did you drop the project? Nothing new is comming. ._.

      • Phoenix Goddess
      • August 15th, 2012

      I wrote an update on the blog two weeks ago under the Contact page.
      Here, we said we wouldn’t be doing updates because it just consist of “Did # files today.” over and over and over until patch release. So we decided not to.

    • Yume
    • June 4th, 2012

    Thank you guys for translating TMGS2 and omg, TMGS3 also? I just saw the screenshots, you are all amazing.

    I can’t wait to play it till morning~ lol

    More power to you guys, I’ll be cheering you on ^_^ ♥

  1. Zydaline :
    The patched version floating around, IIRC, was the one with the first patch. It had a few things, including the endings untranslated. As for releasing a patched rom, we’d prefer you don’t do it. We don’t link, or want to link to any rom on this site to avoid it being taken down. We hope you’ll understand. *u*

    Zydaline :
    The patched version floating around, IIRC, was the one with the first patch. It had a few things, including the endings untranslated. As for releasing a patched rom, we’d prefer you don’t do it. We don’t link, or want to link to any rom on this site to avoid it being taken down. We hope you’ll understand. *u*

    No I understand don’t want you guys getting in trouble ^.^

    • Fede96
    • May 24th, 2012

    I have a mac and i can’t patch the game, i use the multipatchr but it doesn’t work, it says something like Invalid Imput

    • If you have a look around you can find the already patched game for download, that way you don’t need to patch. if the people here are alright with it I can upload my patched rom to media fire it may make it easier….

      • The patched version floating around, IIRC, was the one with the first patch. It had a few things, including the endings untranslated. As for releasing a patched rom, we’d prefer you don’t do it. We don’t link, or want to link to any rom on this site to avoid it being taken down. We hope you’ll understand. *u*

      • VZG
      • February 13th, 2013

      I’ve been having this same problem, too. Wine is an absolute mess and isn’t working at all, and the third option’s link is unusable due to dead links. Any help?

  2. I just wish to say thank you again m(_ _)m . You guys are awesome!

  3. Ah if you guys need translators for TMGS3 I wanna help~
    i only understand chinese though, not japanese, but i’m pretty sure theres a chinese version… owo

    • Amanda
    • February 3rd, 2012

    Hello! Thanks for all of the hard work, I love the games! :3 But could someone give me some advise? I’ve been trying to patch but it’s not working, I’ve been trying to find V2 but cannot find it anywhere. I’ve only got V5 & V6 is this all I need or can someone send me V2?
    Help would be greatly appreciated!

    • You need only one patch at any given time! Be sure to patch your clean ROMs with only ONE patch (and not from 1 to 6)
      V6 is the most complete patch with every bug and error fixed, so that’s what you should grab!

    • Rae
    • December 20th, 2011

    Rae :Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Hi, first off I wanted to thank you guys for creating the patch, I love playing the game and the english patch really helps.
    Um, I hope this is the right place to ask, but this just started recently. For some reason the affection either goes down or won’t move on my save files.
    When I was playing my Shiba file (it also happened on Hariya), I had him at , and we went out (to one of his favorite places and I pressed the correct answers, got the skinship), but then after the date when I was able to check out his affection, he went down to , and it just seems to go up (sometimes) after a fate, then it will go back down, I’m not sure if it’s a problem with my file and I need to redownload something, or if I’m doing something wrong.
    I downloaded the latest patch, and I have a Windows 7 (I had this patch for a few months and the problem just started yesterday).
    I hope it was alright to ask, and thank you again.I’m just merddomh up/

    Sorry about the last part, my cat jumped up on the laptop and I sent it without checking to see if any mistakes were made.

    • Are you having any cheats on? If you are, be sure to take some of them off as it’s common that they’ll mess up their affection counter. I don’t believe this is a patching error, as patch errors usually translates into freezes, white screen, that sort of thing. One suggestion is to look through this FAQ here for some tips : http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/943757-tokimeki-memorial-girls-side-2nd-season/faqs/51865 Other than that I’m not sure what could have caused that, unless you haven’t been defusing bombs from other characters and they blew up.

        • Rae
        • December 22nd, 2011

        Thank you, I’ll check out the link.

        No, I don’t use cheats, I’m too paranoid about messing up my game with them, and no, I didn’t have any bombs yet, and as soon as I get a bomb, I ask the guy out as soon as I get an open day (unless it’s club day).

        Do you think deleting everything (patch, etc) and reinstalling it might help the problem?

        Thank you again for your help.

      • Hmmm… In that case I’m not sure what could have caused it. I know that happens to me sometimes too, but it’s usually around max level. You could try repatching everything if nothing else works. >__< The save file will be usable as long as the name of the patched game and save file is the same, so nothing to lose!

        If it works, please do tell us! We can keep it for future reference for someone else. =D

    • Rae
    • December 20th, 2011

    Hi, first off I wanted to thank you guys for creating the patch, I love playing the game and the english patch really helps.

    Um, I hope this is the right place to ask, but this just started recently. For some reason the affection either goes down or won’t move on my save files.

    When I was playing my Shiba file (it also happened on Hariya), I had him at :D, and we went out (to one of his favorite places and I pressed the correct answers, got the skinship), but then after the date when I was able to check out his affection, he went down to :), and it just seems to go up (sometimes) after a fate, then it will go back down, I’m not sure if it’s a problem with my file and I need to redownload something, or if I’m doing something wrong.

    I downloaded the latest patch, and I have a Windows 7 (I had this patch for a few months and the problem just started yesterday).

    I hope it was alright to ask, and thank you again.
    I’m just merddomh up/

    • naomi
    • December 4th, 2011

    When I tried to patch my game on “xdeltaUI mod”, it said that “unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.

    The system cannot find the file specified”

    Clicking continue didn’t work, and I have no idea what I did wrong :/ I found an exactly 256 mb nds file, downloaded it, and followed the patch instructions

      • Phoenix Goddess
      • December 5th, 2011

      Are you on a Mac?

      Can you tell me what you did step by step if you aren’t on a Mac?

    • Yentl
    • August 27th, 2011

    I’m so thankfull for all your hard work!!!! Makes it possible for someone like me to be able to play these type of games. I love them! But sadly, the parents (aka, slavedrivers) frown upon them, haha…

    Ah, the joys of being a teenager. ❤

      • Phoenix Goddess
      • August 31st, 2011

      Cheer up, just play when they go to bed, hahaha ^__^

    • sabaku lotus
    • July 13th, 2011

    Just wanted to thank you guys again.

    I couldn’t figure out what flash cart would work on this game or be good for it, but when I seen Acekard 2i I was sold.

    Can’t wait to try out the game.

    • YukiChan
    • June 11th, 2011

    ammm~ how to explain this…i downloaded the MultiPatch64 and all i got in it is a “DS_STORE” file.. and i thought you will know something~ but its ok.. i think~ i will try playing it in Japanese..i guess…or ill wait until i find another ROM..but thx anyway~ ( ^__^ )Y

    • YukiChan
    • June 11th, 2011

    HIHI~ me again 😀 i got a problem~ none of the programs works on my computer~ i dont know what to do~~ help~

    • Is your computer a MAC?
      Can you specify what you’ve done and what happens thus far?

        • YukiChan
        • June 11th, 2011

        my computer is microsoft~ yes..
        ammm…i downloaded every program but its doesn’t work…i mean..amm..its not opening..

        what im suppose to do with it? 0~0

      • That links me to 404 Forbidden.
        I’m not quite sure what else to advise if you have a MAC other than finding a prepatched rom. Sorry 😦

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