AKAIO 3in1 problem

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Apr 12, 2010

AKAIO 3in1 problem by Marc1994 at 7:24 PM (5,275 Views / 0 Likes) 47 replies

  1. Marc1994
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    I want to play Pokémon Fire Red on my ez-flash 3in1, i've placed the game on the ez-flash, i've played it, but when i power up my DS again, and start it via the Acekard menu, the game says, the save file is corrupted, or deleted... Or something else...

    Please, what must I do?
    My slot2 cartridge settings are:
    Rumble level: Off
    NOR mode: Auto
    Backup GBA save at sstartup: Enabled
    Prompt before save/Load: Disabled
    GBA Universal sleep: Disabled...

    What must I do?
     


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    Set your NOR mode to Always. It may take a while for it to erase and re-write, but it's worth keeping your save data.
     
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    Is it SRAM Patched ?

    I'm pretty certain FireRed is only 16MB and doesn't need to be on Nor to work.
     
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    I've done this, and the game says, the save file has been deleted

    @EJames2100
    How do you mean?
     
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    E: I've searched for a exploader for the DS, acekard... but i couldn't find it...
     
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    That GBA Exploader says only FAT Intitialize... What now?
     
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    I've got a working GBA exploader, still says the game the save-file has been deleted.
     
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    And what must I do now? I've downloaded it, but I don't understand it...
     
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    If you're talking about Gbata, then do the following:

    Open it up
    Where there is a little box under where it says File Name, Drag your rom onto it and it should load it
    Then go too SRAM Patcher
    Save it as what you want, then click patch.
    Find the Patched version of the game(Where you saved it too) and put it on your flashcart and go play.

    If that's too confusing I guess I could make some sort of video.
     
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    The save file has been deleted.

    What to do now?
     
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    Mayby I must patch the rom... But how? And does someone have this game working on theirs 3in1?
     
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    Let's back up. Where are you getting your save from?
     
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    My save? AKAIO could make it itselfs? I thought akaio make the save, same as the ds games...

    Where could i get a save? And where must i put this?
     
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    I have FireRed. If I start a new game on my 3in1, I don't get any error message. Are you sure you have a clean rom dump?
     
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    I have fire red from r*****tion... Í don't get a error message, but i can save, when i power up my ds again it says: The save file has been deleted...

    But, i've no save on my flashcard :S How could I make a savegame? start the game and save it won't work...
     
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    How old is your 3in1? It may be your battery is dead since it's coming up with a "Save file is deleted"
     
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    No that can't! I am sure it won't be dead! I'll try with another game, and edit this post.

    Edit! Super Mario Advance does work! So it won't be the battery
     
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    From http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/3_in_1_Expans..._for_EZ-Flash_V

    Whenever I load up a game, my save is gone! What do I do?
    This kind of issue can only be resolved through troubleshooting. Does the GBA ROM require SRAM patching beforehand? If so, make sure you are SRAM patching your games using one of the two tools listed in the initial setup section. If you are already doing this, make sure you are loading games in either PSRAM or NOR, not both. From what I have seen, most loaders want you to use one or the other for it to work correctly. If you’ve tried everything else and your GBA roms still aren’t saving/loading properly then the problem may be that the battery (the thing inside the cartridge with yellow rubber coating) isn’t working. The save feature will not work without the battery. Try using GBAExploader, if it asks ”may I set this slot2 expansion pack for GBAExploader” every time you load it up then the battery is definitely broken. You now have 2 options:

    1) Get a new ezflash 3-in-1 and hope the battery in that one isn’t stuffed as well

    2) Replace the battery yourself. Here’s a good tutorial I’ve found http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=132872

    Check the help files of your loader for more information (such as known bugs, proper ROM loading procedure, etc.).

    Edit: Here's more:
    Hardware Features
    256 Mb (32 MB) of NOR Flash Memory(512 Mb/64 MB on the third revision). This type of memory is able to retain data without requiring uninterrupted power. Depending on data size, writing may take up to several minutes. One typical use includes copying over a GBA ROM, thereby allowing the 3-in-1 to act like a real GBA cartridge.
    128 Mb (16 MB) of PSRAM. This memory does not retain data when the power is turned off. However it can be written at speeds much faster than NOR memory.
    4 Mb (512 KB) of battery backed SRAM for save data. The battery is necessary to retain data.
    Programmable embedded "rumble pak" (haptic feedback) device
     

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