G6 Lite Backup

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Dec 24, 2007

G6 Lite Backup by liangooi at 3:11 PM (1,274 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. liangooi
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    ok so i'm very and seriously confused about the save system with the g6 lite.i backed up some games by using the read then write method but that don't work. but for some reason ouendan worked all of a sudden for some reason.

    can someone who is willing to help me do? i will greatly appreciate it really. thanks in advance.
     
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    The G6 Lite (like most other DS flashcarts) stores the current save in a seperate bit of save memory while it's in use, then copies the save to the save file the next time you start up the cart. That's what it's doing when it says "Processing Data" (or whatever, I forget the exact words) right after it starts.

    You MUST let it copy the current save to the save file before backing up or restoring the save for the last game you played. If you don't do this before backing up the save, you will be backing up the previous save without any of your latest progress. If you don't do this before restoring the save, the save file you copied to the cart will be overwritten as soon as you turn it on.


    You don't need to use the U-Disk Manager to deal with saves. I always found it simpler to just use Windows Explorer/My Computer.
     
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    Bot, I never used that method, I always attached my G6 to USB and copield .0 files over my hard and never lost any data.
     
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    Think this through logically. If the G6 hasn't written the save to the save file yet, and you back up the file, does it have the save in it?
     
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    Why it shouldnt write in the .0 file directly?
    Thing that surprised me is that I have my G6 for one year and I never have done that method.
     
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    Writing saves directly to the filesystem is relatively new. I believe the R4 was the first cart that had that feature. Even most current slot 1 flashcarts deal with saves basically the same way G6 Lite does.

    Anyway, writing GBA saves directly to the flash memory would be bad. Games that use SRAM save types sometimes write data to the SRAM quite frequently. SRAM doesn't wear out with repeated writes, but flash memory does.
     
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    So you mean all of my save games are one step behind my saves?
     
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    Yes, that's exactly what he means.
     
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    Not all of them. This would only affect the last game you played, not every game on the cart.

    But yes, some of your backed up saves probably are a step behind your latest progress in the game.
     
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    you joined in 06 and waited all this time to post this message?!
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    Bot, there is something here that we dont know, I never had a problem like this with even one of my games.
     
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    You must have just lucked out then. I learned about that stuff the hard way when I first had my G6 Lite.
     
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    Yes, I was waiting for the right person and then you came along.
     
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    So in other words ur saying that using the using the u-disk manager to copy my saves onto my hard drive doesn't work?

    Oh and i don't really get what u meant in ur previous post.... but thanks for ur reply!!
     
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    It works, I just found it to be a lot easier to deal with the saves myself. The G6 acts as a removable drive, so you just copy the .0 files off of it to back up your saves. To restore the saves, you just copy them back to the G6.

    What I said in my first post boils down to this: Before you back up or restore saves, start the G6, let it process the save data, then turn it off.
     
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    ok i get ya there but the thing is the save thing doesnt work for me. i had the .0 saves and i put it back on and it isnt there.
     

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