Help, M3L save problem

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  1. chinlgbatemp
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    chinlgbatemp Newbie

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    If I just power off the DS during the game and turn it back on, the save should write to the dat but it is not doing that anymore.
    If i use software reset and then i will write the save to dat.
    But there are games that software reset just won't work like MK.
    Is my Lite bad and need to return to Winsunx? or does it need re charge like the EZ 4 Lite does?
     
  2. tama_mog

    tama_mog Kupo

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    I'm running 27a firmware and I just tried to turn mario kart off and on and it did indeed write to the save. I suggest you check setup and make sure you have auto-save on.
     
  3. chinlgbatemp
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    chinlgbatemp Newbie

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    Yes, all setting are correct, and it did work for 1 day and now it does not work any more.
    I am thinking the battery is the problem. if so, how do i replace it and what is the voltage if anyone know
     
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    tama_mog Kupo

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    hmmm that is interesting, the battery is supposed to last 2+ years.
     
  5. karamu

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    im also having a problem.. however saves are working for me just that when i restart it keeps giving me the error that it cannot find the save..
    im very annoyed about this, it is not functioning properly.
     
  6. tama_mog

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    Most likely your dat file is of a different name from the rom name in NDSSAVE.
     
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    interesting.. i haven't changed the names of anything.. just put the rom in the manager it created the save and copied them both back. will check it out.. how should i know what it should be called?
     
  8. kobewan

    kobewan GBAtemp Regular

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    The dat file should be the same name the the ROM, but the the extension as .dat instead of .nds

    Also, try downgrading your firmware and trying again. That may give the settings a wipe or something, and might work.
     
  9. outphase

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    the .dat also retains the game name inside of the file. use thulinma's save tool to fix it.
     
  10. tisti

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    I'm thinking that is Software reset work, then it must be the battery. Read the voltage with a multimeter, if you have one:)
     
  11. iza

    iza gbatemp, the new crack

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    aw crap, i would have to wait till after my m3l was on its way before i read this post.

    i might as well get a SCL just incase my m3 craps out.

    screw the multimeter, stick your tounge to it, tastes like chocolate [​IMG] jk.
     
  12. tama_mog

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    the only real advantage supercard lite has over the m3 lite as far as I can see is the saving implementation.....although I don't expect the m3 lite's battery to go anytime soon but I figure most games support soft reset and turning the ds off and on quickly should be safe enough for the sram to keep. It's not so bad as long as you get in the habit of doing it. But the m3 lite wins in almost every single other category, other than maybe load speed @ the beginning. That's all I can think of.