Is it true that you must re-write roms?

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  1. Battalia
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    I've heard some conflicting reports. I have a G6 Lite and a Passcard 3. When they release an updated loader, do you have to re-write all of your roms to the cart for the update to take effect?
     
  2. outphase

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    Only if the game no longer works when you updated.
     
  3. TheSpade

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    Since you have to connect your G6 to your PC when copying over the loader files, take that moment and backup your saves. Make it a habit.
     
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    Very useful advice, especially if you're playing a RPG or something that you put a lot of time into.

    And it takes only 5 seconds to right click and copy and paste the save files to a folder on your PC.
     
  5. Battalia
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    I guess to clarify my question, if the new loader includes a fix for any particular game issues, do you have to re-write those games to the G6 for the fix to take affect? Does the loader patch the game when it is loaded or is the game patched when it is written to the cart? Thanks for the input.

    P.S. Outphase...That's a great save converter app...Job Well Done!!
     
  6. sirdaver

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    I have a G6 Lite and a flashed DS lite. Had the 4.2a loader, had quite a few lockups in several games. Updated to 4.2b loader. Those games now work with no lockups, all my saves are intact, did not need to re-flash the roms. Just update the loader and you are ready to go.
     
  7. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Normally you don't have to rewrite the roms, but I would take TheSpade's advice and always back up the saves.
     
  8. Mr-Metal

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    Is the "copy and paste" of the 3 savefiles from the G6 "NDS" folder the way to do it? I tried and then transfered to my other NDSL and i didnt have the saves...

    Anyone pro about this? I want to switch saves without loosing it!
     
  9. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    What device do you use on the other NDSL? Make sure the rom and the save have the same name (rom_name.nds and rom_name.0 on G6).
     
  10. pelago

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    It's not the loader (the menu that's shown on the console) that patches the game, it's the U-Disk Manager (the Windows software that you use to write roms to G6). As far as I know it isn't important to rewrite roms when updating the loader, only when updating U-Disk Manager. Even with the latter you probably only need to rewrite roms that aren't working properly.
     
  11. dirtycarrot

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    It's not necessary if the games were previously working on the old loader.
    I second the Backup saves at the same time comment - not that I have had any problems at all with my G6L, but you never know... [​IMG]
     
  12. Mactaetus

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    Does Ultimate Spiderman now work with the new flash software?
     
  13. Picolo

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    I had to re-write Mario Basket 3on3 after I've updated the loader.