Mario and Luigi - Working solution for SCDSONE

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by LeGourmand, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

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    I'm going to assume you went into the Supercard firmware to back it up. Check your microSD to see if the save file is there. There's a possibility your Supercard could have a faulty battery. I believe it saves to a hardware feature called PSRAM, which is known to become corrupted in a Supercard DS-One (and the manufacturers refuse to fix).

    To check your psram, Hold L+R+Up as your DS boots, keeping it held down as it boots past the health warning. It should enter a white screen with some text. Press A past some dialogs, and then get to a screen where it's counting some data values. If yours says something similar to this, you've got a defective Supercard-

    PSRAM error! cell error
    addr=00000000


    The address can be any number, but if you have the error at all, it's got a broken internal battery. Ironically, this issue has become a non-problem if you happen to be able to patch the save. But you can't do that sadly with this game.

    The other issue is that the battery may just be dead and cannot hold data anymore. This happens with some slot 2 GBA cards, they'll die after a year or so of use. It might seem to save, but once you switch the power off, it might lose the data. The only solution is to either get a new flashcard or try to change the internal battery. The latter option is likely too much trouble, and not worth the hassle.
     
  2. xamyr

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    i dont think its a problem of my supercard because this happens only with this game... all other saves works fine...
    i fear i have to wait for a real patch o for un update like legourmand said...

    thank you for the answers
     
  3. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

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    Do the other games you try have patch save enabled? That could be why they work and this one doesn't.
     
  4. basselerr

    basselerr Newbie

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    Hello
    Following the line granville's method and not by downloading the fix, this works. On the contrary the antivirus howls when you download DSATM. Perso I found it on: http: // ndsdl.com / rom-patching-instruction/
    The jeux starts mail maintenance, I am encore thank you only up to the first one, but no worries (finally at the moment!) I have step still pris le time to play farther to see, ni to test the une DsOne SDHC.
    Finally following has the letter the methode of GBAtemp, this well seems to pass, on the contrary the patch which they find everywhere do not work at home.

    My config:
    Supercard DsOne V1(non SDHC)/MicroSd 2go Kingston.
    @+ robin [​IMG]:finger:
     
  5. xamyr

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    yes i have patch save enabled but psram its ok because i did the test and if the battery was dead all games wouldnt be able to save...
     
  6. xamyr

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    yes i have patch save enabled but psram its ok because i did the test and if the battery was dead all games wouldnt be able to save...
     
  7. xamyr

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    yes i have patch save enabled but psram its ok because i did the test and if the battery was dead all games wouldnt be able to save...
     
  8. Josephvb10

    Josephvb10 I like Pokémon

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    I patch the game, i save it and the next day the savefile is delete?
     
  9. xamyr

    xamyr Member

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    no news for supercard then? this card never failed us...
     
  10. DooM1992

    DooM1992 Newbie

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    if I'm trying to save (inside the bowser), game freezes (black screen)! but before it saved fine
    tried all settings
    (sorry for bad english, I'm from Estonia)
     
  11. Gintoki-San

    Gintoki-San Member

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    This does not work for emulators....xD
     
  12. xamyr

    xamyr Member

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    the save disappearing its just a problem of mine or all supercard owner has this problem? im trying to understand because i read no request from someone having problem with sc ds one and im starting to think its because it works for all of them...but not me [​IMG] sigh
     
  13. Kylecito

    Kylecito eats warnings for breakfast

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    Thanks SO MUCH for the guide! I don't have the flashcard yet to try it but it does look like a clean way of getting the game to run natively.

    I just have one question... What's that about backing up the save? Do DSONEs have an internal ram thingy? If so, the save shouldn't get deleted if i turn the console off/on to get into the firmware, right? Or it still does if I don't do it fast enough?

    Thanks once more!
     
  14. DarkArmadillo

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    I tried the patch and it works if I turn off enable saver. I played 3 hours without freeze or black screen. Anyway, it didn't save (dóh).
     
  15. DooM1992

    DooM1992 Newbie

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    I have one problem now) when I'm trying to save it goes black screen (before saving, not after)
    micro SD is good (Castlevania PoR not freezes)
     
  16. aznlylboi512

    aznlylboi512 Newbie

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    anyone here playing this with acekard 2i?? my sav keep missing after i plug my mem stick to my laptop. anyone around here having the same problem? kinda depressing that i got kinda far and have to start over again cause i you cant skip the cut scene
     
  17. ItachiTT

    ItachiTT Newbie

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    The japanese version works perfectly on me.It saves, has softreset and all. I am using an r4i on a ds lite. Ill check the usa version and if works ill tell you.
     
  18. antimatter

    antimatter Advanced Member

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    this works fine for me! i saved at first saving point. turned off ds. turned on. loaded rom. loaded savegame. continued playing... however. does this game have touchscreen support? cause i cant do anything in my lower screen? im still at the first savepoint
     
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