1st Party VS 3 Party GC memory Cards.

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  1. DJPlace
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    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    i really need one but... i heard rumors of people saying 3rd party don't work that well. i can get a nyko x16 or a 251 offical nintendo brand i don't know what to do... i don't want to waste my money on something that does not work... let me know...
     
  2. Kree_boy

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    I have a Madcatz x16 and it works just fine.
     
  3. DJPlace
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    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    thanks for the answer i guess i'm going have to risk it then... madcazt x16 here i come.
     
  4. Diffusion

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    Never used the loader, but the madcatz memory cards I've had suck. Get corrupted randomly every once in a while and I lose all my files. [​IMG]
     
  5. SilverSurfR

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    Same here... was the only thing I could find yesterday.
     
  6. david432111

    david432111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just use the official ones. When in doubt go the official route(Hey that rhymes!)
     
  7. Kree_boy

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    I got mine when it was first released and have never had a problem with it.
    maybe i got lucky...but ive never had a corrupt game save...or load problem from the card.
     
  8. smurphyzeke

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    I'd go with an official one. Got got a 3rd party one and lost all my data, which made me stop playing my GC for a few years.

    Lucky for me, a few months ago I got a new official Nintendo 1019 block memory card for about $4 at Toys R Us.
     
  9. Miles

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    I was having a few problems with saves, but I believe that is because I was switching around cMIOS's, and so far since sticking with Wani's cMIOS I haven't had any problems.
     
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    My good old Datel Max Drive is still going strong. One of their best products ever.
     
  11. Raki

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    back when I used my gamecube regulary I had a 64 MB Memory Card from BigBen, which got wiped 2 times with all my saves...wouldn't trust this
     
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    I have a 32MB Memory card from BigBen since from the first batch. It was heavily used and never lost any data. Though I heard that later batches weren't that good. If you have the money, get an original card and you'll be on the save side.
    If you get a 3rd party anyway you should back it up regulary. There a a few pretty easy to use tools for Wii to do this.
     
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    I have this one too. Although i have barely used it, it has worked fine and is a masterpiece! (apart from the colour lol).

    The theoretical maximum size of a GC memory card is 128MBit, or 16Mbytes.

    That card has 2x 128Mbit chips in it, with a switch, so you effectively have double the maximum capacity (or 2 cards in one slot lol). This also should theoretically allow easy isolation of savegame regions, which I've heard is a problem when mixing savegames (the card may format).

    256Mbit is like a gazillion blocks, great for the GC backup launcher if u have heaps of backups [​IMG]
     
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