M3 Perfect Mini SD: Need help with Soft reset to menu, for dried battery

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  1. Takatoshi
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    Hi everyone, I really need help with operating my M3 Perfect for GBA games. I am unable to get the soft reset function to work such that i can return to the main menu of the M3. This is so that i can save even without a battery. The problem is, whenever I press A+B+L+R, the special function menu pops up, but when i scroll down to 'main menu' and press A, the game simply resumes instead of returning to the M3 main menu.
    I would greatly appreciate any help >< i have search a few dozen pages and forums but no one mentions this problem. For the EZ-flash 4, downgrading the client solves this problem, but I do not know what works for the M3 perfect. PLEASE help me D:
     
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    You have insufficient posts to view location.
    There is a Softpatch.exe in the game manager folder, it is a CLI or DOS program with input and output. As to if this does the soft reset patch you need, I don't know. I don't rely on soft reset, regardless of gba flashcart.

    Do be aware that the soft reset in the EZ-Flash IV's case is applied to the rom before you play it and use the soft reset feature on the cart. It will likely be the same for the M3 as well.
     
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    Yes I am well aware that a patch is required and i have done the appropriate settings in the game manager. I am able to reach the point where the special effects menu shows up when i press A+B+L+R in game. I just cant get it to return to the main menu.
    The soft reset function is vital for GBA cartridges if you do not want to keep replacing the internal battery, which is risky and you may damage your cart. Soft reset allows you to save even after your internal battery dies
     
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    You have insufficient posts to view location.
    Try reading again what is important instead of my opinion.
     
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    Do you know how to use that program? I ran it after reading your original post but it just pops up a command box and then closes. Didnt do anything.
     
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    You have insufficient posts to view location.
    Code:
    Sample: srampatch 0 truc.gba trucout.gba
    Device :
    - Normal (default) : 0
    - F2A : 16
    - PRO : 32
    - TURBO : 48
    - EXTREM : 64
    - EZ : 80
    - EZ2 : 96
    - XG : 112
    - XROM : 128
    Use the command prompt. Nevermind, it is a SRAM patcher. not a softreset patch.
     
  7. Takatoshi
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    OH ok sorry I am not familliar with, well, any thing beyond double clicking an application. It didnt occur to me that i need command prompt >< sorry. Didnt know what a CLI or DOS program is :P
    Lemme give it a try
     
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    You have insufficient posts to view location.
    From the M3 game manager manual the A+B+L+R and Return to Main menu should have worked.

    Try picking instant save from the m3 menu instead.


    If not your remaining choice is to replace the battery.
     
  9. Takatoshi
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    hm still doesnt work :( its so strange, there are quite a number of youtube videos showcasing the RTS special menu, but i cant even use it to return to the M3 menu :(
     
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    Does anyone still have a working M3 to try this? please? >< :3
     
  11. Lemmy Koopa

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    I have an M3, and the battery is drained, but I just turn it back on after I'm done to save the file. You should be able to do the same thing.