Nintendont - do I even need actual memory cards?

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Dec 21, 2016
  1. Diosoth
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    Despite having a memory card loaded in slot A, I couldn't find my Metroid Prime 2 save file on it. Turns out that Nintendont was set to emulate the memory card and is saving to the SD card directly. I also can't move that save to the memory card, apparently.

    I have a 59 and a pair of 251s on hand, but since Nintendont is using the SD card is there any need to keep these cards? I can switch off emulation and use them but it seems almost a waste if they won't be needed.
     
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    You can use Dolphin to transfer saves between your real memory card (dumped by GCMM) and Nintendont's.
    I would recommend either creating 1019 block combined card, or individual memory cards for each save.
     
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    Combined cards run the risk of corrupting all of your saves at once if a disk write fails. Individual 291 cards are much safer.

    Nintendont saves games to a /saves/ folder on the drive the games are located. You can't change that.
     
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    The only memcard options I see under Nintendont settings are "emulation on/off" "card size 59/251/1019" and "multi on/off". I would assume turning emulation off defaults to the actual card slots?
     
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    Single cards would be Emulation: On, Card Size:251, Multi: Off.

    Emulation redirects the save calls to the device with the game ISO on it.
    Card Size sets the size of the memory card file.
    Multi uses the same file for all saves.

    The second two aren't used if emulation is off.
     
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    Yeah, it's looking like I really don't need to keep the actual memory cards on hand after all. Plus I may want to play import titles and those don't save too well to cards with US saves on them.
     

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