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Compatibility List/Liste de Compatibilité

Démarré par Benjamin Siskoo, octobre 19, 2017, 04:59:28 pm

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Benjamin Siskoo

octobre 19, 2017, 04:59:28 pm Dernière édition: décembre 24, 2017, 01:14:19 pm par Benjamin Siskoo
Here some games testing with Nova 0.1.8 :

At this early stage, Green means playable (not a perfect emulation, could have some GFX problem, sound problem, etc... but the game is working). Red means no boot.

1) - 3D Baseball (J) : Loadable. GFX heavy problem in game. Several errors messages :SCU: Destination address is not 4-byte or 2-byte aligned [S: 06010BC0, D: 05E796E1, C: 000000BE, Alignment: 1].
2) - Akumajou Dracula X (J) : Playable. Small GFX problem in game.
3) - Albert Odyssey : seems playable. Audio/voices problem. Clouds are white (instead transparent) on the press start screen.
4) - Alone in the dark seems playable. Sound problem.
5) - Astal : No boot. Black screen. No error message.
6) - Asuka 120 % Limited : seems playable. Sound problem.
7) - Amok : No boot. Black screen. No error message
8 ) - Area 51 . seems playable. Sound problem with reloading no music. SCU DMA in processing.
9) - Athlete kings : Big gfx problem. VDP1: Double interlace is enabled, draw only odd lines, CDB: MpInit (0x93, S/R) [sw: 0].
10) - Baku Baku Animal : Black screen after the intro video. SH2(M): Address error, [PC: E000021E]
11) - Blam Machinehead : freeze on the loading screen. M68K: Illegal instruction, [PC: 00003BE8, OP: 0A0C]
12) - Blazing Dragons : seems playable. sound problem. Voices on the first intro loops.
13) - Bootleg Sampler : Seems playable. Shadow problem, ground gfx problem (World Series Baseball) .VDP1: Invalid change mode: 0 VDP1: Invalid change mode!, PTM: 1
14) - Breakpoint Tennis : seems playable.
15) - Bug : SH2(M): Bad RL [A: B5D64F55] SH2(M): Bad RL [A: B5D64F5D].
16) - Bug Too : seems playable.
17) - Burning Rangers : glitches on sonic team logo. Sound sounds like mono instead stereo. Plans priority problem ?
18) - Capcom Generation 1 : seems playable. Sound problem.
19) - Capcom Generation 2 : seems playable. SH2(M): SLEEP [PC: 0000052E] Standby mode. VDP1: Invalid color mode 6!
20) - Capcom Generation 3 : seems playable. Missing background (vulgus game)
21) - Capcom Generation 4 : seems playable. Sound problem
22) - Capcom Generation 5 : VDP1: Invalid change mode!, PTM: 2
23) - Casper : not playable.Nova crashes. Lot bad wl error!
24) - Chaos control : black screen. SH2(M): Bad WB [A: 025A0041, D: 00]
25) - Christmas Night Into Dreams : no boot. SH2(M): Illegal instruction, [PC: 00000002, OP: 0200, INDEX: FE]
26) - Clockwork Knight : no boot. SH2(M): SLEEP [PC: 0000052E] Standby mode. SMPC: IntBack: Nothing to get. SH2(M): SLEEP [PC: 0600335E] Sleep mode.
27) - Clockwork Knight 2. No boot. SH2(M): SLEEP [PC: 0000052E] Standby mode. SH2(M): SLEEP [PC: 0600334A] Sleep mode
28) - Contra Legacy Of War. GFX problem in game. SCU: Source address is not 4-byte or 2-byte aligned [S: 06093045, D: 05C53660, C: 00000E5B, Alignment: 0]SCU: DMA: Odd count: 00000E5B SCU: Destination address is not 4-byte or 2-byte aligned [S: 06092EA0, D: 05C544BB, C: 00001000, Alignment: 3]
29) - Crows The Battle Action. seems playable. Sound problems.
30) - Cyberbots Fullmetal Madness : SH2(M): SLEEP [PC: 0000052E] Standby mode.
Tomb Raider : seems playable. Sound problem.


This is for the EU version:
Tomb Raider : no boot. VDP2 screen size not implemented, Height 256.

The US version is playable with some sound/graphic glitches. ;)

Benjamin Siskoo


octobre 19, 2017, 07:19:50 pm #3 Dernière édition: octobre 19, 2017, 08:37:06 pm par bosshunter
Hello! :D

I can help with this list. :P

Saturn Bomberman (EU Version): Playable with minor audio glitches:

Saturn Bomberman (US Version): Doesn't Boot:

Sonic R (US and EU Versions): Boots but it has severe graphic glitches:

Mortal Kombat Trilogy (US and EU Versions): Doesn't boot. Boots audio player instead:
Daytona USA (US and EU Versions): Doesn't boot. Boots audio player instead:

Benjamin Siskoo


octobre 20, 2017, 03:03:02 pm #6 Dernière édition: octobre 25, 2017, 01:55:12 am par Zetsubou
All games were converted from multi-tracks format to single BIN/CUE files, as the emulator doesn't support (yet) the first format.
I have cherry-picked some games which are known to be troublesome with other Saturn emulators and/or could trigger some special cases/illegal instructions.
All tests are done with NOVA 0.1.3.

Akumajou Dracula X - Gekka no Yasoukyoku (Japan) (2M)
The game is playable with sound issues.
- Infinite loop at the end of the animated Konami logo.
Could be overidden by pressing START before the end of the animated logo.
- Glitch on the FMV just after selecting your character.

Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... (USA)
Illegal instruction after initializing the clock inside the game.
The game is unplayable.

Garou Densetsu 3 - Road to the Final Victory (Japan)
Prohibited BREAK/Continue mode when loading the title screen.
The game is playable with sound issues.

Pocket Fighter (Japan)
Doesn't load after the BIOS screen.

Astra Superstars (Japan)
The game is playable with sound issues (& no sound effects in-game).
- An SCU DMA error when loading the title screen.

Bug Too! (Europe)
The game is loadable with sound issues.
- A stack underflow detected when loading the intro FMv, just after the previous ones (BHX - The Bugs are Listening!).
- No control in-game after selecting your character.

Rayman (Europe) (En,Fr,De) (6S)
The game is loadable with sound issues.
- Corruption on the top of the screen when jumping.
- Controls are blocked like in TURBO MODE (same problem as of SSF).
- Bottom black band (seems to be related with the PAL resolution of the game).
Need to be checked with the USA/Japan versions of the game if the problem occurs.

Discworld II - Missing Presumed...! (Europe) (En,Fr,De,Es,It)
Fails to load after the LOADING screen.
SH2 BAD WL spam & various SCU DMA errors.

Super Tempo (Japan)

The game is playable with sound issues.
-SH2 BAD RW spam during some parts of the intro & everytime when playing the game.

Personal note : Impressive, most impressive. Other emulators tend to totally block and/or cannot emulate the game at all without hacks or playing with debugging values on-the-fly.

Die Hard Arcade (Europe)
Fails to load after the FOX introduction jingle.
The CD status stays on pauseCD with a black screen.

Bio Hazard (Japan)
The game is playable with sound issues.

Benjamin Siskoo

Thanks Steve Kwok.

Welcome Zetsubou and thanks for your tests.


octobre 22, 2017, 11:23:08 am #8 Dernière édition: octobre 22, 2017, 11:25:31 am par stevekwok
Thank you, Zetsubou!:)
Your testing report is very detailed and professional, is very helpful for improving Nova!
I have added you in the testers list of Nova:)
Please do more testing, thanks!


octobre 23, 2017, 12:41:02 pm #9 Dernière édition: octobre 23, 2017, 03:49:20 pm par Zetsubou
WipEout (USA)
The game is loadable but crashes after the title screen.

-No sound at all during the introduction FMVs (before the title screen), just heard a rapid crackling before going mute.

WipEout 2097 (Europe)
The game doesn't load.
-Prohibited BREAK/Continue mode when loading the game and some BAD WL on SH2.

Virtua Fighter 2 (Europe) (Rev A) (Made in EU)
The game doesn't load.
-Bad RB on M68K spam.

Virtua Fighter (Europe) (P2)
The game refuse to load, stays on the BIOS (exact same problem with all other versions of the game).
-Cartridge unsuitable for this system.

Yu-No - Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo (Japan) (Disc A)
The game doesn't load at all.
- BAD WL instruction just after passing the BIOS.

Actua Golf (Europe) (En,Fr,De)

The game doesn't load.
-Multiple bad instructions on SH2.

Azel - Panzer Dragoon RPG (Japan) (Disc 1) (1M)
The game is bootable, seems playable but controls are extremely difficult on keyboard.
- Textures decoding seems partially incomplete (broken lines, missing parts of textures).
Need to check the game on real hardware.

Actua Soccer - Club Edition (Europe)
The game is bootable - heavily intensive CPU operations when displaying the introduction FMV.
- Error messages concerning on double resolution.

- Game crashes when loading the field (after selecting our team and launching the main game).

Albert Odyssey - Legend of Eldean (USA) (RE)
The game seems to be playable with graphic issues.
- Multiple errors on screen & cache purge word (white clouds rather than transparent, background behind the title screen).

Alone in the Dark - Jack Is Back (Europe) (En,Fr,De,Es,It)

The game is bootable.
- Missing screen just after selecting the language (need to smash the START button for getting into the game).
There is normally an other screen between the language selection and the main title on other emulators/real hardware.

- BAD WW instruction spam on SH2 after smashing rapidly and multiple times the START button (otherwise the game doesn't load the first cinematic with the car reaching the front gate).

Batman Forever - The Arcade Game (Japan)

The game is playable with minor graphic errors (missing overlays, Batman rendered over the Batmobile in the 5 first seconds in-game instead of rendered inside of it and jumping off the vehicule).
- Multiple SH2 BAD WB and WL spams on SH2 Master and Slaves during the FMV introduction and during the game.

- Faulty rendering of the Batmobile during the first traveling in the introduction.

Personal note/possible hint : Mednafen had some trouble to render also the correct traveling of the Batmobile, but a fix was done on the last version available for now (Possibly CD seek timing issue. Fixed in 0.9.48).


Hi, Zetsubou, thank you very much!
Your testing is really helpful (Mainly about address mapping, address mirroring, DMA etc.)! The future improvements will base on your testing.
BTW, please join Nova Discord channel: discord.gg/yAQBa5C :)