M3 Real GBA Exp: can't save FFV other games

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  1. reiichiroh
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    Some games save, some don't. Final Fantasy V for one, it just says corrupt, even after I patch the SRAM with BatchGBA. Anyone get this working? Hamtaro heartbreak and its sequel also don't work.
     
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    I just played FFV advance, saved it
    turned off the DS, restarted FFV and loaded the save just fine

    also my saves load fine

    it might be your MicroSD card
     
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    tried with both a 4gb sdhc patriot class 6 and a 2gb patriot.

    could the gba slot 2 be bad?
     
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    I think it may be a possible issue with your slot-2. Although I agree with Joe88 about the micro sd card.

    I've never heard of that brand and don't know if its reliable.
    You might want to backup your games format the card and put all the data back on the micro sd.

    It could be worth the effort.
     
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    they make pretty good RAM for computers

    I havnt heard of them in the MicroSD market though
    there is possibly the problem though

    try to get a different card
    such as kingston or such and test it
    thats my guess though because I havnt heard of anyone ever using that brand
     
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    Yeah Kingston is good. I'm using two A-data 4Giger micro sd cards, never had problems.

    I bought mine for $30 but it's a steal here like I mentioned in another thread.
     
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    I'm having problems to!
    The M3 save the GBA normally its stay in the card and everything, but when i turn off the DS and turn on the M3 doesn't load the save!
    I'm using 1 GB micro SD Sandisk! and works great on ds games an saves well, but GBA im having this problem o Legend Of Zelda Minish cap!
    Others GBA games like castlevania works great the saves!
    Can some one help me please!
    Thank you!
     
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    the zelda games wont save for some reason
    try RTS instead, there might be a IPF patch somewhere...
     
  9. reiichiroh
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    was the gba slot gone bad. i ordered a new one and it worked.
     
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    hm
    thats odd
    it shouldnt matter since it saves to the MicroSD card

    also ran tests on the 2 zelda gba games

    Zelda link to the past will save regularly and will keep the save (it wont boot with RTS enabled)
    Zelda minish cap wont save regularly your game will be erased, however RTS works fine and you can use that instead
     
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    Its possible the onboard RAM was just faulty or the battery empty..
     
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    yea

    heard you have to let the battery recharge when you get it
    by leaving it in the ds and charging it or playing a ds game or something else
     
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    no way to get minish cap to save normally?
     
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    I can save after I enabled RTS, saved using it once and then saved normally without issues.