Gateway saving question

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  1. DamnThatsHawt
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    Hey guys, I got a quick question regarding the Gateway.
    When playing a 3DS ROM, do you still have to exit the game to save or has this been fixed?
    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. IronClouds

    IronClouds GBAtemp's Pokébro

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    Nope, you don't have to do that anymore.
     
  3. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    You have to press Home -> X
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    Power button for it to save.
    If the game freezes or crashes save will not be written to the sd card.
     
  4. DamnThatsHawt
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    Thanks for the quick answer!
    Planning on buying one soon.
     
  5. gamesquest1

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    You actually still do, but it's exiting the game in any way......I.e shutting down

    It won't save if your 3ds crashes or your battery runs out, just make sure you exit the game if you battery is low or if your going to leave your 3ds for a while
     
  6. IronClouds

    IronClouds GBAtemp's Pokébro

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    Wouldn't the 3DS crashing or the battery running out cause a save to mess up under non-Gateway circumstances too? I mean, seems kinda silly to bring it up as if it's a Gateway-specific thing.
     
  7. gamesquest1

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    No on a normal cart the save is saved when you pick save in game, with gateway as it's transferred to the SD card and loaded from the SD card this is not the case you still need to trigger that transfer which only happens when exiting the game,when you load the game back up it loads the old save from the SD card if the new save was never transferred over from the spi chip to the SD card.......it's nothing major IMHO but still not exactly perfect
     
  8. IronClouds

    IronClouds GBAtemp's Pokébro

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    I see. Even still though, does it happen that often to merit mentioning it as if it does? I might be ignorant in this, but I've only ever seen the red battery light a small handful of times, and it hasn't ever crashed for me in-game even on buggy launchers.

    I might just be nitpicking though :P
     
  9. gamesquest1

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    Well as you have seen plenty of people have fell victim to it to differing degree's as I said in my opinion it's nothing major I always exit the game after playing anyway......even before I had the gateway card, so it's was nothing new to me, but some people are probably used to playing till the battery dies and would assume the save in game means it's saves
     
  10. IronClouds

    IronClouds GBAtemp's Pokébro

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    So what you're saying is that I'm ignorant in this and I agree :P I guess I'm just more careful about the battery dying than many others!
     
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  11. Reecey

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    yeah man, stop being so ignorant! How selfish, I dunno, what are we going to do with you. :lol:
     
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