M3 Lite Problem - Please Help

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Jun 29, 2008
  1. GaresTaylan
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    Newcomer GaresTaylan Newbie

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    I purchased my M3 Lite around xmas time for my DS. When I started using it, the game i was playing had no issues at all.

    The past 2 times I have played a game (Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker & FFTA2) I will save in game and then shut the DS off. When I come back to play the next day, its like it never saved.

    Playing FFTA2 the other day, I saved and quit around 20min into the game. I came back later and played for about 20 more minutes no problem. The original save was there. I saved the game, shut it off.. now I go back today and even though I triple checked that it saved, its still at the original 20 minute save game. I even saved in 2 slots. I know I have about 200MB free on my micro SD card so its not an issue of space. Can anyone assist?
     
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    Newcomer GaresTaylan Newbie

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    I was just checking out some threads and found this: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=822...p;#entry1084817

    It states on that link that "2) After you exit from a saved GBA game you have to turn your Nds back on and go back to the GBA menu to transfer the saved from the Sdram to the main save."

    I dont fully understand this.. but is it saying that I need to turn the DS back on real fast once I shut it off to make sure it backs up the save?

    When I was playing DQM: Joker I lost about 6 hours worth of playtime because of this. Any help is appreciated.

    EDIT

    I did some testing with FFTA2:

    I went in and performed a quick save then did the following:

    1) Shut down and started back up. It retained the save.
    2) Shut down, removed the M3, popped it back in, started it up. Still retained the save.
    3) Shut down, removed M3 and MicroSD card, popped them back in, started it up, still retained the save.

    Each time I went in game and made a new save. So it doesn't appear to be an issue with removing the game. Is it required to go back into the game manager software within a certain timeframe after shutting a game off to ensure that it saves or anything? I'm stuck, please help.
     
  3. Kiazcmm

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    yeah, ive had the same problem not only with FFTA2, but with Phantom Hourglass too. veryyy gay, i was like 3 hours into FFTA2 and got shit on =(. maybe we gotta patch it or hopefully our m3's are fucked. m3 lite BTW with 2gb kingston micro-sd
     
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