GBA games not loading save files on M3Sakura

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  1. Odori
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    Well, my problem is that the save files won't work with the M3Sakura. When I boot up the file, regardless of the .sav I use, it simply says "New game".
    This happens to all GBA roms.

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    M3 DS Real
    Firmware: 1.45 sakura
    4gb kingston flashcard
    Using the GBA expansion that came with the M3 DS real.

    Tried using the gba exploader and got the same problem. Anyone care to help?
     
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    Incompatible save type most likely, like eeprom.

    As for gba exploader, you have to use the 0.58X patch.
     
  3. Odori
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    all the sav files are .sav.

    I have the 0.58X patch.

    Games still do not save...
     
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    Have you tired going into the setting and turning on Real Time save?
    That used to happen to me and I went and did that, now it doesn't happen anymore.\
    And gba exploader is kinda hard figuring out how to make it save, I am not even sure how it works
     
  5. Odori
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    Call me ignorant, but how do I turn on the real time save for GBA games?

    editL nevermind, figured it out. [​IMG] Now to see if this works!
     
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    Alright there are two ways
    Go to where you GBA games press down on one and move your stylus to the left and a second menu should open when you release
    Then in that menu There should be an option that says Real-Time Save, touch the on space of it
    Or just press Y when on a rom and repeat what I said up there in the menu
     
  7. Odori
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    When I turn on the real time save function, the games seem to get stuck at the "Now Loading..." screen... [​IMG]
     
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    Back up your card and reformat it
    Best suggested to use this program and not Windows to do this
    http://filetrip.net/f1380-SDFormatter-Version-2-0-0-2.html
    And then try again. If it fails again, delete the rom and save file, and redownload it again.
    Because a lot of the time when that happens it is often one of the 3 that is corrupted.
    Again if that all doesn't work, try downloading the the lasest firmware from The M3 Sakura FAQ

    EDIT: How large is the rom? Because I found the larger the GBA rom the longer it takes to load.
     
  9. Odori
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    It's Mother3 translated, so yeah, it's a very big rom. 32mb. I'm formatting anyway with the program you recommended, so I'll report back to see if it works
     
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    Ah, I had a little trouble with that rom once.
    Yeah it should work after formatting your card, then give it a minute to load. Games that big take some time to load up
     
  11. Odori
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    Should I keep the format at FAT32 or change it to FAT52?
     
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    I didn't even know there was a FAT52
     
  13. Odori
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    That worked perfectly, thanks! [​IMG]
    Gonna try it with the quick load option...
     
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    Your welcome and alright, best of luck for you ^-^
     
  15. Densetsu

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    If you find that your saves aren't working with the quick load option, you'll have to switch it back to patch load.