Having relatively recently obtained a TNS-HFC5 and, extremely recently, a TNS-HFX4, I've been trying out many NSFs on real hardware. I can currently play files using the VRC7, 5B, and/or FDS, but I've noticed that the vast majority of FDS NSFs ripped from commercial games won't play at all. The files load into memory, but upon pressing reset, I'm only greeted with a pop and silence, with one (Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima) only playing the first track correctly with the others sounding like a corrupted mess.
Most of the FDS NSFs created via modern methods work perfectly fine (with the exception of one created with IT2NSF), but the few from games that I've come across that seem to work are:
- Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa
- Namida no Soukoban Special
I was wondering if anyone with similar methods of hardware playback (any owners of an HFC4 or using an HFC3 with a pair of NES and Famicom adapters), anyone who uses some PC-FDS interface method, or anything like that has these issues as well and what the cause might be.