Boot-up question for SKY3DS users

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  1. thebestdogs
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    From the website's installation instruction,
    Does this needs to be done more than once, such as every time the 3ds is turned on (from being completely powered off)? I really hope not.
     
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    I've never had to do that, but I only use sky for CN and simply redo the QR code when the save doesn't show up.
     
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    This is for when you want to force loading the EEPROM from the SD Card. Normally, if you shut off the system without changing games, the EEPROM remains intact, and the save data is not transferred to the SD. If you took the SD out then and put it into the computer, you couldn't backup the save you just did, because it's on an older save (ie the EEPROM was not written to the SD). This process you mentioned in your post simply forces the Sky3DS to reload the EEPROM contents from the SD Card. I've personally never even had to do it, because the process is only for specific uses. You can write ROMs, do saving, all the stuff normally without using this process.
     
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    Ok thanks for clearing that up. The reason I skipped on gateway is because of all the upkeep it seems to need. For example one of you mentioned saves not showing up so I guess that is why backups are needed. I'd much rather just play the games and not have to worry about backups or staring at a ubisoft logo every day. Sky3ds for me.
     
  5. Adeka

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    if your using a flashcart then you need to always keep your saves backed up.
     
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    What for? Sorry, I don't fully know how these things work.
     
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    Because nothing in this world is perfect.
     
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    You are saying that sky occasionally corrupts the saves?
     
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    There is a chance for everything. Even a chance for the cart to stop working.

    Have you never used a flashcart before? Always keep your stuff backed up
     
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    It's a bit expensive so I'd hope not. If it breaks any time soon, I won't bother replacing something of such bad quality.
     
  11. tekwarfare

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    So do you need to change games after playing for EEPROM-YES games to save to the SD card? Can you save your game in-game and turn the console off then change games on next boot up to save the gamesave to the SD card?
    What about EEPROM-NO games?
     
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    After saving, I believe it's okay to turn off the system without changing games because the EEPROM on the chip still is emulating the game, and thus the save. I'm not 100% sure though, as I usually just tap the button once after saving before turning off to be safe.
     
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    Thanks. What's your experience with EEPROM-NO and EEPROM-YES games?
     
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    I think all my games are EEPROM-YES according to DiskWriter, so that's the only thing I have experience with. I assume EEPROM-NO games would write directly to the SD Card, but don't quote me on it.
     
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    Thanks for your help. Have you had any trouble backing up game saves and restoring them?
     
  16. Chaldron

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    I haven't encountered any issue backing up or restoring saves, and the DiskWriter makes it very easy to do. However, note that you can't restore Gateway saves downloaded from the Internet unfortunately.
     
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