Fast-Load destroys savegames on M3 Perfect miniSD

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by butzki, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. butzki

    butzki Newbie

    Jan 21, 2009
    Gambia, The
    Hello everyone!

    I have a big problem with my M3 and after trying out different firmware I am about to give in trying.

    But first I'll get to the point:

    I have the M3 now for about 2 weeks and I'm using it together with a GamBoy Micro.

    First, I didn't use the "real time save function". Instead I just saved my games normally like they where supposed to.

    2 days ago when I felt like playing again I started the M3 and went to the Games Folder. When I selected the game I found out, that instead of pressing START, I can also press A for a FAST-LOAD. I got curious and pressed A. The normal loading screen appeared but the byte-counter didn't start to run like always! I thought OK, maybe it just needs some time so I was waiting and waiting. After 2 minutes I turned off the Micro. When I turned it on again I chose the game but this time I pressed START as always. When I then wanted to load my game I couldn't believe my eyes cause there was NO SAVEGAME. The same for all games I've played and saved that way.

    Now I've tried to "downgrade" the firmware since I used the most recent one but nothing helped. I know that the saves are gone but the problem is that I can "destroy" the saves like that every time I "want" to.

    Does anyone know how to fix this? Of course I can simply not use the A button to load games from now on but I dont think that it should be like that, should it?

    Also now, after many hours of trying out, I could convert a savegame I found on the internet which was nearly at the same point where I was. The problem now is that he just wont save it anymore - at least when I use the "real time save" function and choose the normal SAVE GAME slot. As soon as I turn of the Micro, start it again and choose the game it says:


    Restore Game Save Data of game

    from save file

    After the game is loaded and when I try to load the save, it's always at the same state, when I put it on the SD Card. I also got around this problem by saving it to the SAVE BACKUP1 or 2 state but this can't be normal either, especially since it takes much much longer than the SAVE GAME slot.

    Does anyone know how to solve this?

    Thanks in advance.