Is there a downside to force R/W?

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  1. Destructobot
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    Does Force R/W ever cause problems? Is there any reason not to use it on every game I load onto the G6 lite?
     
  2. Killermech

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    On all the new releases, i've been checking the 'Force R/W'. Hasn't caused any freezing or anything so I don't see why not.
     
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    I've also been using that option for all the new releases, and it hasn't caused any problems for me. The question is, if this option only increases compatibility without any drawbacks, why can you turn it off? Shouldn't it at least be enabled by default?
     
  4. outphase

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    Maybe it changes a few things like soft reset that might affect something like download play. just a hunch. I only use it when it won't work without it.
     
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    i never used once the "Force R/W" option on my M3 and i NEVER had any problems. All games works and save just fine.
     
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    quite simply, no there isn't a downside, it's just to force read/write from the flashcart instead of slot1 on some games that's adamant about working from slot1 without the new software being out already to properly patch the game.
     
  7. Deaddy

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    I've used it once, Need for Speed Carbon seems to require it, and see no downside. soft reset works, it loads fast, saves fine.
     
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    I play NFS carbon and i didnt use it. Game works & save fine
     
  9. Destructobot
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    I've had to use the force r/w option to get several recent games (including NFS Carbon) to work on my G6. I hate having to reload the games with different options, so I usually turn force r/w on just in case it's needed.

    The M3 doesn't use the same software as the G6 does it? Perhaps the M3 loader/flasher is better in this regard.
     
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    similar on m3, but it's nto too much trouble to check force r/w before you hit the ok button.