A common reason for games not working on card.

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  1. HeatMan Advance
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    I read a lot of people saying their game froze or won't load etc.

    I had a similar problem with EBA even though it worked before and has been on the card since I've purchased it a few weeks ago.

    I discovered that all I had to do was delete some other games to make more space on the micro SD. That's it.

    EBA worked like a charm again and I never deleted it from the card to fix it. It seems that unless you have around 50mb free then some games will freeze at some point or won't load at all.

    I hope this helps people who receive white or black screens and other problems. If anyone else has more tips please add them.
     
  2. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

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    I think it´s more a fragmentation issue than a space one.
    But it´s a tip that may work for some people [​IMG]
     
  3. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    I never thought of that 50MB free thing before.....I'll keep that in mind.


    As for the fragmentation problem, every once in a while, I just copy my whole flash cart to the hard drive, format the flashcard, copy everything all back. It will automatically add each file in a contiguous stream when it puts it back on the card. Instantly defragged...until you add/remove stuff again.
     
  4. spectral

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    I've not had a problem with my R4 so far but I did have similar happen on my modded xbox. If the drive was too full games running from the HDD would freeze or fail to boot. I left around 20MB free and everything ran flawlessly, so its definitely worth trying for people having problems with the R4.
     
  5. cory1492

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    Could be because there are too many directory entries, making seek times outrageous...
     
  6. HeatMan Advance
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    Ok, I had to try your defrag method after New Super Mario Bros. froze on me at the stage before the very last [​IMG]

    I noticed that the micro SD has only 95% space free with about 50mb already used even when the card is empty.
     
  7. tjas

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    Yerday I recieved my R4 and japan kingston microsd, I was playing tony hawk downhill jam and I got some slowdowns... What's the reason for this? Do I need to format the card to fat32? I used it right out of the box... It is a Japan kingston micro sd card.
     
  8. Regiiko

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    Err, did you format it before using it?

    16 or 32, makes no difference.
     
  9. tjas

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    I used it right out of the box. I didn't format it I directly put games on it.
     
  10. Monkey01

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    0636 Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (U) (pSyDS) 1.05 Slowdown in races on Kingston 1G (J), Sandisk 1GB (Taiwan), ADATA 512mb. 60 seconds by game's race timer = 74-89+ seconds in real time.

    http://wiki.scorpei.com/index.php/R4_compatibility_list
    Don't think you can get it to work, just a problematic game with external memory-using flashcarts...
     
  11. MAD_BOY

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    downhill jam is kown to have slowdowns, nothing you can do about it

    EDIT: gah, you beat me to it
     
  12. 111111111

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    It's actually fine with most external memory carts. Only the R4 has problems.
     
  13. myclock

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    im thinking of getting a sandisk 1gig or 2 gig soon. any thoughts? heard they were made in taiwan or something? will it slow down my games?
     
  14. 4saken

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    No games will slow down except the problematic ones. If you want, I can sell you one (brand new, bought a few by accident [​IMG]).
     
  15. myclock

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    lololol accident. how can that happen? i cant pay in any way except for cash and yer you live in sydney so i think ill go down to all phones or something.
     
  16. 4saken

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    Wrong quantity and I didn't realize >_>
    Tell me how much they cost, I'll be selling them for 35 AUD (25-30 USD) + shipping if anybody wants one.
     
  17. iamwhoiam

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    Hmmph, I used to have 8mb free with no problems

    After you put all your games on the card and the SAV files have been created, your should fragment your card
     
  18. 4saken

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    Do you mean that the card will become fragmented, or that you should defragment [​IMG]
     
  19. suppachipmunk

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    I usually keep at least 20MB free on my card and I havent had any problems yet. Using Kingston 1GB Japan.
     
  20. TLSpartan

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    Another reason may be if its patched. Animal Crossing on SC-ONE doesnt work if its not patched.