List of games that need a 1Mb save?

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  1. davidsl_128
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    davidsl_128 GBAtemp Brightsider

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    Is there a list of all the DS games that need a 1Mb save file? I'm asking because I started to play many games before I found out about savlib files, so except for Zelda ST and Pokemon Platinum, all of my games have 512kb saves, and I'm kinda worried one of them will get a corrupted save any moment... I already checked this list, but it's pretty old... And I need to know specially about Mario and Luigi 3, since even if I already finished it, someone else is going to play on the other file, and the data on the second file may be past the 512kb... Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     


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    AFAIK, the only games you mentioned need a 1MB savefile, being The Legend of Zelda (some people have reported that a 1Mb is not actually needed) and Pokemon.
     
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    And Mario and Luigi 3?
     
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    Not needed.
     
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    Didn't Age of Empires Mythologies and GTA:CW need 1 MB saves too? I recall that being the problem of those games not working on R4.
     
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    Sorry if this question has been done to death, but is there a work around with the R4 and the 1MB save file problem? I'm playing Zelda (xeno hack) on my M3 Simply (basically an R4) and i'm up to the Goron bit and don't want it to die on me.
     
  7. evandixon

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    Pokemon Platinum does NOT have a 1MB save, but only a 512KB save.

    I don't know why everyone thinks it does.
     
  8. Normmatt

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    Because it supports both, if you give it a 1Mb save it gives you a backup of your save incase your main one becomes corrupt. 512kb one it just has the main one and if it gets corrupted its gone.
     
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    Rittai Picross had a save related problem
     
  10. SCVgeo

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    A pokemon save fits in 256KB. The 512KB save has two slots.The backup mechanism works perfectly with 512KB. Is there a sav extractor that will extract a 1MB from the cartridge?
     
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    Lots of people (me included) reported their savefiles becoming corrupted after a while when using a 512KB save. That's why the game needes a 1MB save file, I haven't encountered any problems so far and I already have 90+ hours of gameplay.
     
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    100 book collection had a 1MB save too i think.
    it can work with less, but the extra space is used to store downloaded books(this is one of the few, perhaps the only one with actual DLC)

    and platinum uses 3 "blocks" for saving
    block1: 0-256KB main save(game is loaded from this)
    block2: 257-512KB backup save(game is loaded from this with a warning when block1 is corrupt)
    block3: 513-1024KB recordings(saved replays of battles are stored here)
    block 1 and 2 are required for the game to save, block3 is only required for the new battle recording feature of platinum.

    interesting note, block 1 and 2 actually consist of 2 sub-blocks
    all pokemon games have this, they store box data and progress data separate (in gold/silver this enabled the cloning/have all starters "cheat", and in D/P/Pl this can be seen in long and short save-times)
     
  13. evandixon

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    Where is everyone getting their information?
    I come from a community that likes hacking Pokemon Save Files, and it is 512KB.
    256KB works, but 512KB is the actual size.

    Slightly off-topic, but most of Rudolph's backup tools show as 256KB, and the ARDSi (relesaed very recently) shows as 512KB.
     
  14. SCVgeo

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    Can I please see a cited source?

    Also, note that what you are saying goes against what Normmatt said. So who is right?
     
  15. Normmatt

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    Pokemon Platinum is the only pokemon game to support 8Mbit saves and it also supports 4Mbit saves (But as already stated some features wont work)
     
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    Can you give me an example of one or more features that won't work?
     
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    battle recordings.
    as those are normally stored in the last half of the savefile.
     
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    What? I don't get it, I use a 512kb save and my battle recordings work fine o_o
     
  20. Jei

    Jei Translator and romhacker wannabe

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    Is there any way to fix the save?

    I didn't knew about that and I believe I ended up corrupting my game save while playing the downloaded puzzles - now everytime I load the game it stays in a blank screen. I really didn't want to lose all the progress I had into it [​IMG]