Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

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Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by krisk77 » January 11th, 2019, 9:22 pm

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I submitted a bug report for this game on the JIRA database last year and wondered if you guys have confirmed it your side, since I haven't seen any update or notification via Email? There is a crash/freeze issue that occurs on the loading screen when starting the 1st battle in "Edge Master" mode. Would be grateful, if you have time to look at this and fix it in a later firmware update.
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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by cargo » January 12th, 2019, 5:58 am

I am not sure but I think it was mentioned on a recent thread they are still working on fixing the issue.

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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by Matt » January 15th, 2019, 5:53 pm

Yeah, Soul Blade and Edge still have some problems. We'll sort it out soon. Just very busy with a lot of other tasks at the moment :)

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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by Turnarcades » May 2nd, 2019, 1:39 pm

This problem exists on some emulators and the PS Mini too - you can’t press ‘start’ to battle from the book itself - you can get round it by reading the mission in the book then returning to the map screen. From there call up the menu and start the battle from there - should work. This is definitely a quirk of this game as I’ve seen similar issues in edge master mode on loads of different platforms.

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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by Matt » May 2nd, 2019, 2:03 pm

We'll check see if it's been fixed on the new firmware (which is currently unreleased).

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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by Takehaniyasubiko » May 2nd, 2019, 7:30 pm

A very early game, so it probably does something weird with the CD-ROM, something which isn't emulated properly.
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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by krisk77 » May 3rd, 2019, 2:42 am

Matt wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 2:03 pm
We'll check see if it's been fixed on the new firmware (which is currently unreleased).
If, this occurs on emulators and the PSMini, like the guy says above. It would be cool and funny at the same time if was fixed to work with PSIO.
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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by Takehaniyasubiko » May 3rd, 2019, 3:23 am

krisk77 wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 2:42 am
Matt wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 2:03 pm
We'll check see if it's been fixed on the new firmware (which is currently unreleased).
If, this occurs on emulators and the PSMini, like the guy says above. It would be cool and funny at the same time if was fixed to work with PSIO.
The game has to do something undocumented with the CD-ROM libraries, most likely because it's such an early PS1 title and Namco probably had to figure stuff on their own instead of relying on SONY at that time.

I doubt this can be fixed by "blind luck". Somebody would have to debug the game when it freezes and find the root cause.
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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by krisk77 » May 11th, 2019, 2:20 am

Turnarcades wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 1:39 pm
This problem exists on some emulators and the PS Mini too - you can’t press ‘start’ to battle from the book itself - you can get round it by reading the mission in the book then returning to the map screen. From there call up the menu and start the battle from there - should work. This is definitely a quirk of this game as I’ve seen similar issues in edge master mode on loads of different platforms.
Thanks for the tip and I never knew that this occurred on PSC and emulators.
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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by Takehaniyasubiko » May 11th, 2019, 3:23 am

krisk77 wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 2:20 am
Thanks for the tip and I never knew that this occurred on PSC and emulators.
It freezes on PSC because that's just PCSX-Reloaded, which in turn is based on the ePSXe plugins. There's a "SPEC Opcode 01 UNK" error when it happens, which means a disc read error.
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Re: Soul Blade/Soul Edge 100% freeze

Post by Matt » May 16th, 2019, 4:27 am

I've been testing this on the latest firmware (ARM V2.6.2 which will be included in Menu System V2.6.6), and it works for me. When we release the new update, see how it goes and let me know in this topic if it's still not working for you).

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