[Help] NDSGBA on DSTWO and iPlayer

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Jun 5, 2011
  1. TheFlyingBogey
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    Last weekend I bought supposedly the last iPlayer in the world and was so pleased when I got it a couple of days ago. Now, after a days use, I'm quite disappointed - partly because it's pretty limited, and partly because I found out it was just Supercard's "experiment". [​IMG]

    My main disappointment was that the Gameboy Advance emulator (NDSGBA) by darkchen doesn't seem to save properly. To explain this further, if I want to write to state 1, I have to delete what's already in there, then save over that state again. Which actually doesn't work still! When I exit the emulator and reload it back up, the save I deleted will be back, alongside my new save. [​IMG]
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    I load up and play Metroid: Fusion up to a point where I want to quit. So I go to Save State>Delete State 1, then Save to state 1 with the new save I want to replace it with. Later, I load it back up and find that the save I just deleted is in state 1, and the new save is now in state 2. I don't have any idea what the problem is, and I'm completely lost. Also, when on my laptop I try looking in the "gamerts" folder in NDSGBA and my computer blacks out and restarts. Whether these two things are related I have no idea.
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    So, what I would like to know is if the Supercard DSTWO has fixed this feature, or is able to delete game saves successfully. I am going to buy a Supercard at some point, mainly because of the NDS Emulator and SNES emulator, but also with the added performance capabilites and many other things. At the moment, my website to buy from is www.r4i-r4ds.co.uk because their prices are in GBP and they accept paypal. Back to the point, what I would like to know is:
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    - Am I doing something wrong with the DS iPlayer's GBA savestates?
    - Does the Supercard's GBA have this fixed?
    - Is the Supercard worth buying (if not, what's better? - bear in mind I need a GBA, NDS and SNES emu)

    Thanks for any help anyone can give! Some extra info below:

    ~ I am using an 8GB Micro SDHC, Class 4 (it came with a Nokia phone and has been formatted, cleared and set to FAT32)
    ~ My GBA Emulator is Darkchen's version 1.1 (v1.0 will not transfer for some reason, I keep getting an I/O error)
    ~ The Nintendo DS model I use is a Nintendo DS Lite (Green)
    ~ DS iPlayer is the first/only flash card I got (so I'm fairly new to this kinda thing, altough I'm learning starting to understand)

    Once again, I would very much appreciate any help people can give. [​IMG]
     
  2. Buleste

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    First As A general rule of thumb - never buy anything from anyshop with R4 in the title as these are always based in Hong Kong or Shanghai and they take forever to send you anything Try www.xpertorn.co.uk as they are based in the UK or 0shippingzone as they have a fast dispatch time even though they are based in HK.

    Second - the SCDS2 is the best card you can buy however if you are expecting perfect SNES and GBA emulation you will be disappointed. They are good and certainly the best emulation for those systems you can get on the DS but they are by no means perfect.

    I'll be honest I've never had any problems with the SCDS2 save states but then again I've not used them that much either.
     
  3. TheFlyingBogey
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    Ok, but I don't mind waiting a little while if it means a cheaper price (I have looked on expertron before, but I'll check again) Just some extra info - I am in UK so thats why I pay by GBP [​IMG]

    When you say you don't usually use states, do you use in game saves? Does DSTWO support in-game saving? That would be cool [​IMG] Oh, and also, how does the SNES emu run on dstwo? On iPlayer it slows when theres too many enemies or scripted on screen movement, and a lot of scenery disappears. Plus the pause is a black screen (Ive only played super metroid)
     
  4. Terminator02

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    try formatting your microsd card with this, that should fix your corrupted gamerts folder

    to get in game saves to work you have to exit the emulator before turning off your DS
     
  5. R4Liam

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    can i add something about the save state for ndsgba on scds2, when i used the save state feature when my dsixl was flashing red it corrupted all the files on my sd card so dont use save state when on low-low power
     
  6. TheFlyingBogey
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    Would buying a well known brand (kingston, sandisk, transend etc) be better? I might buy the dstwo with 4gb sd card bundle from xpertron [​IMG]
     
  7. samjef11

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    Yeah i bought 4 flash cards off them they base Channel Islands UK they are very fast to ship your order too you and reply to your email within 24hours Monday-Friday.
     
  8. Terminator02

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    Yes.
     

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