Fake GBA game

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    Hi, I recently purchased a GBA game (Final Fantasy VI) on Ebay to play it on my NDS, but when I received it I found out it was a fake. I got a refund by Paypal when I told them and they said I didn´t need to return the game, but now I´m not sure if I really want to play it because I´ve heard about fake games suddenly losing the save files and I would get really pissed off if I was 10 hours into the game and that happened. I´ve tested it and at least so far it seems to save alright, although the game momentarily seems to freeze when it´s saving or loading. The music stops and the screen goes grey for less than a second but enough to make me hold my breath every time... Should I be worried about that, or can it just work fine? Is there anything that I can do to make sure the game will work properly? I know some people that are good at electronics and maybe they could help me if there´s anything that needs to be changed or something like that...
     
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    the best thing you can do is if you have a DS flashcart you can use it for backup the save..
    if the cartridge has a battery inside, (and most likely there is a battery) expect the battery to run dry at some point and your save will be erased..
    since you got a refund and expected to get a real game, i suggest you to use that money to get a real one this time and throw the fake on in the garbage or give to someone else...

    but if you want to keep playing the fake game, and you have a nds flashcart, frequently backup the save (and also save frequently)
     
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    How do I backup the save on a flashcard?

    Right now I´m not thinking about trying to buy a real one again because I´ve come to know that it´s really hard to find this original game and most sold online are bootlegs. The ones that apparently are new and are sealed are too expensive...
     
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    http://gamebrew.org/wiki/GBA_Backup_Tool
    download this, run it on your nds flashcart.
    i do not remember if you need to patch it with dldi for your flashcart. if you tell me which one you have, i may patch it for you
     
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    I have two, one is M3 DS Real and the other one M3 DS Simply.
     
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    I downloaded the file but when I try to run it, it only says "file information: not support adapter?".
     
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    do you have another gba cart to test? if the same thing happens with another gba game inserted, then you need to dldi patch the program for your m3 card
    tell me which card you want to use (the simply or the real) and test it with another gba game, if the same thing happens i will apply the patch so you dont have to search how to do it and bothering with it
     
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    Yes, I have tried with another game and the same happens... You can do it for the simply card, and thanks a lot!
     
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    copy both to the root of the micro sd card
    if still doesn't work, there is an alternative program to backup the gba saves, but i don't remember now and i have no time to search for it.. maybe later i can give you the link, pm later tonight when i come back
     

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    Ok, thanks!