Certain games are unable to see my memory card! Please help!!

Reshiram_Addict Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Reshiram_Addict
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    Most all games see my 128 MB memory card just fine but there are some games that NEVER see my memory card!!! I Googled 'ps2 "no memory card"' but only results pertaining to the card going bad came up which I am 100% sure that is NOT the case. most games have no issues reading my memory card, it is ONLY certain games and ONLY certain games! I tried adding "certain games" into the search (note the quotes) and still not gotten anything relevant

    With a game, it either reads my memory card or it does not. There are no games that where it sometimes reads my memory card and sometimes it does not. This is how I am sure that it is not the fault of the memory card.

    So far the games that never read my memory card are: Smackdown Shut Your Mouth, Hard Rock Casino, Burnout Takedown, and Burnout Revenge. Everything else has zero issues reading my memory card whatsoever!

    There are multiple games that I have not tested in the PS2 yet, but so far it is only those games that do not detect my memory card. Most games that I run are burned and patched with ESR Disc patcher.

    I tried taking my memory card out and putting it back in as well as blowing into the memory card and memory card slot but those games still will not detect my memory card while all others do.

    The PS2 browser DOES see the memory card!

    Does anybody know what the problem could be?
     
  2. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan

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    It's because some games only work with the official 8mb Sony mem card. Why I don't know but it is a well known issue.
     
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  3. Wuigi

    Wuigi GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    @Reshiram_Addict If you use OpenPS2 you can emulate an 8MB MC per game or share one between multiple games and that fixed issue in Sonice Heroes for me where it also didn't like my 64 MB max memory card.
     
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    I downloaded a save for Smackdown Shut Your Mouth from GameFAQS and it still says that there is no memory card :(

    I used the PS2 Save Builder, exported the files, named the folder correctly, and everything :(
     
    Last edited by Reshiram_Addict, Sep 20, 2019
  6. zfreeman

    zfreeman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Make sure it's in Port 1. There's not much else you can do except run the game from OPL and make a virtual 8MB memory card. That or use an official MagicGate memory card.
     
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