Page 1 of 1

shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24 2011 12:32pm
by helraiser31
hello,

I have shining force CD emulated with the fushion364 emulator. I just played through the first 2 books, and want to continue the story, but i can't play book 3 and 4, as they are not in the list to select.

my question is: how do i make these books availible to play?

thanks in advance
Helly

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24 2011 2:23pm
by Lord Oddeye sama
You need to unlock them.

To unlock book 3 you must finish books 1 and 2.
To unlock book 4 you must find a special item in one of the first two books... and finish book 3.
Transfering your finished data from the previous books factors somewhere in there too, so play them in order and use your cleared game saves when the game prompts you.

So if book 3 still isn't displayed... that's got to do with your save files. :(

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24 2011 3:13pm
by helraiser31
hello,

thanks for your quick reply. at what exact point do you have to save?

i saved at the last possible point. after the save point you get the IOM battle, and then the credits.

edit: just for the record: i played book 1 and finished it, then i started book 2 and it asked me if it was a sequel, to witch i answered yes and chose my save file from book 1.

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24 2011 3:49pm
by Lord Oddeye sama
Ok, then try to finish book 1 again using your final battle save? That's provided you didn't erase it after starting book 2... Else, I'm not sure. You'd need someone's inner backup file with the books unlocked.

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24 2011 3:57pm
by helraiser31
I still have both save files.

maybe it should be noted too that saving on the inner backup did not work. i have to use a virtual RAM card where the save files are on.

i will try to redo book 1 and will tell if that worked or not.

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24 2011 5:30pm
by Lord Oddeye sama
Ah... The inner backup is where the game invisibly stores the data that tells it which books you finished and such unlocking infos. You should try to format it, then finish book 1 and 2 again with your saves... Copy your save files to a different folder first though, just in case.

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25 2011 6:05pm
by helraiser31
hello,

finishing the first book again did not help. i think the best option is to get someones inner backup.

any idea on where to get this and how to install it?

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 2011 11:40pm
by Lord Oddeye sama
Since my own saves are long gone, I had to ask someone (Alpha) to send me his SFCD team game files so I could make this. Here's an "empty" inner backup file that'll unlock book 3. Putting it in the directory where your saves are stored should be enough. Let me know if it works.
SFCDBook3Unlocked.rar

I'll upload one that unlocks both book 3 and 4 later since I still have to go through the last final battle for that.

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27 2011 10:37am
by helraiser31
hello,

It didn't work, i put the save file where the ram card is(because the saves are on there). I made a screenshot of it, maybe i put it wrong. Also, after i place your save, do i need to do the final battles again? Because i didn't do that.

thanks for your help and effort!

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/shiningforce.png/

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27 2011 10:47am
by Lord Oddeye sama
You can put the ram card anywhere as long as you load it manually, but I believe the only way to use the inner backup file is to place it in the emulator's default folder for saves. The location of this folder is in Kega's configuration panel (Options > Set Config, then "Sega CD" tab, and "BRM Files" field.) so that's where your own file ought to be and you can overwrite it, provided it's got the same name as mine.

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27 2011 12:37pm
by helraiser31
hi,

it sais that the folder is C:\gameboy\emulator\Fusion364
I do not have this folder on my computer.

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27 2011 2:19pm
by Lord Oddeye sama
That would explain why it never saved your progress! Pick an existing folder of your choice in that menu, using "Browse". Then put my save file in it and see if the game detects it or creates another file (if the latter, overwrite that new file with mine).

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27 2011 3:18pm
by helraiser31
it works!
thanks for all the help, i couldn't do it without you.

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17 2016 7:28pm
by dark_dragon
Sem título.png
I had the same problem and downloaded the file who Lord Oddey sama uploaded, and I did what he said, but it didn't work. Appeared the following message:
File acess failed.
Code 1

What can this be? How to solve?
I uploaded an image showing the problem.

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Thu Apr 21 2016 12:33am
by dark_dragon
helraiser31 wrote:it works!
thanks for all the help, i couldn't do it without you.


I downloaded the Shining Force CD Book 3 and i did what Lord Oddey sama spoke, but appeared the following message in the game:
File access failed.
Code 1

What can this be? Who i proceed?
Sem título.png

Re: shining force book 3 and 4

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27 2017 1:29pm
by BurnKing
hey can i get that save game file? it says i dont have the permission to get it. thanks