English-speaking gamers have been waiting for the release of this game ever since word got out of the Black and White versions of the acclaimed Nintendo game, Pokemon. I am happy to say that the long wait is now over and we English-speaking gamers out there, who are Pokemon fans, can now enjoy the newest generation of Pokemon.
Unfortunately, for those who like to pirate the game and play it without meaning to buy it afterwards, you won’t be able to enjoy the game with all of its features with the current ROMs we have out now. Why? Because nintendo has placed a couple of AP (Anti-Piracy Protection) on the game that would make it hard to play the game on your flashcarts (with the exception of SuperCard DSTWO, like always…man, I need to get my hands on that flashcart).
So, what are these APs that Nintendo had placed? Well, here’s a list of them:
- Unable to load the ROM
- Black screen after new game
- No experience points (EXP)
- Random Freezing
- Union room error
- Unable to encrypt
So, yeah. Even if you managed to load the ROM, you won’t be able to enjoy the game because it would end up getting the Black Screen of Terror. If you managed to get pass that, then you’ll be facing the no experience points AP and your game would freeze every now and then. And, if you still want to play making use of the cheats with the Pokesav and the Rare Candies for experience, you won’t be able to use the Union Room for trades and battles. So, you’re pretty much screwed.
Thankfully, since a lot of people are into Pokemon, a ‘fix’ or a patch had already been released. This patch only deals with the No experience points AP and, as far as I could tell, the random freezing. Depending on your flashcart and its firmware or OS, it could also fix the Union Room error. I’m using EDGE 2.2 and so far so good.
Below’s the list of working and non-working flashcarts, just in case you’re wondering.
- DSTT/YSMenu v1.17a12 (v6.52) (works on clean ROM)
- SuperCard DSTWO V1.09 (works on clean ROM)
- EDGE v2.1 (patched ROM only)
- AKAIO v1.8.5 (patched ROM only)
- CycloDS v2.1 (patched ROM only)
- M3 Real v?.?? (patched ROM only)
- R4 Kernel 1.18 (patched ROM only)
- DeSmuME v0.9.7 (patched ROM only)
- M3 Sakura v1.4.9 (patched ROM only)
- Wood Firmware v1.25 (patched ROM only)
- DSTT/YSMenu v1.17a12 (patched ROM only)
- SuperCard DSONE/i EOS V1.0 SP6 (patched ROM only)
As for using it on the No$GBA emulator for the PC, you would need to make use of the following AR code to make it pass the blue screen. I won’t go telling you where to get said emulator or what that emulator is. All I could say is Google is your friend, so make use of it.
!!!Pokémon Black Version (E) !!IRBO 106820A5 ::Load ROM and fix saving in No$GBA :::Code By [email protected] 52004EA0 E8BD01F0 02004EA0 EAFFF25C E2001800 0000005C E92D4008 E3A00000 E3A0150E E2811A06 E5810B44 EA5FE9F2 E59F4034 E59F5034 E5845000 E59F4020 E5945000 E59F601C E1550006 03A05001 05C4500A 03A05000 E1445DB4 E8BD01F0 EA000D95 021809E0 28AAFF1F 037FBFE0 EAA01606 00000000 D0000000 00000000 !!!Pokémon White Version (E) !!IRAO 0F0875FE ::Load ROM and fix saving in No$GBA :::Code By [email protected] 52004EA0 E8BD01F0 02004EA0 EAFFF25C E2001800 0000005C E92D4008 E3A00000 E3A0150E E2811A06 E5810B44 EA5FE9F2 E59F4034 E59F5034 E5845000 E59F4020 E5945000 E59F601C E1550006 03A05001 05C4500A 03A05000 E1445DB4 E8BD01F0 EA000D95 02180A00 28AAFF1F 037FBFE0 EAA01606 00000000 D0000000 00000000
If you have any questions regarding the ROM, then don’t mind posting them here and I’ll try to help you out. Of course, I haven’t forgotten about the links. You can download Pokemon White here and Pokemon Black here. Remember these are European releases with the English language. Enjoy!