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Self PROM/CROM CRC Tests
The game performs PROM/CROM CRC tests at the game boot automatically. Only if one of the tests failed, could you see one of the following messages:
If PROM/CROM tests are passed, you could check or reinit work RAM. Press and hold Up + Down + Left + Right before powering up the console. After power is on, the screen with garbage will be displayed and the program will wait for the A button on the first controller to be pressed.
When done, if WRAM is properly initialized, a message "WORK RAM INIT OK" will be displayed all along with the "PROM OK!" and "CROM OK!" messages for a very short time.
In other case, you'll see a message "WORK RAM NO INIT. PUSH B" and then "PLEASE SET POWER OFF" when B is pressed and WRAM is initialized.
The gate of the temple where you begin the game has some debug leftovers. Any time during the game, go to the temple, make 3 steps to the south from it and stand under the gate's roof. While you are hidden behind the gate's roof, pause the game by pressing Start. Now you may use a couple of debug features:
- Press Select on Controller 1 to instantly skip to the next time of day, which normally changes slowly as time goes by. There are a total of 4 time periods: afternoon, evening, night and morning.
- Switch or wait for the evening (it's reddish, don't be mistaken it with morning, which is reddish too), then press Down + A + B on Controller 2, unpause the game and enter to the temple and select "おやすみ" ("Sleep") option. If done right, Othera gives you 100000 of "money" before you sleep.