My M3 Real just arrived

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Dec 3, 2007
  1. Maikel Steneker
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    My M3 Real just arrived at my friends house. I'll have it tomorrow [​IMG]

    Does anyone want me to test anything or something?

    I saw a topic with some questions a while ago, but I can't find it anymore...
     


  2. tomgibbes

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    In the posts that claim you cannot save in GBA there are some games that people claim do not work? Could you test these and tell me about them and if they saved all right?
    EDIT: Heres the list:
    Breath of Fire
    Breath of Fire 2
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
    Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
    F-Zero Maximum Velocity
    Megaman Zero Mission
    Gradius Galaxies
     
  3. Maikel Steneker
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    I can probably try them after I get home from school tomorrow [​IMG]
     
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    okay thanks!
     
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    Note:

    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. This will ensure your saving process will be complete.
     
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    Isn't that a little bit tedious? My G6 Lite was able to save without any issues such as this. Why should this one have this problem?

    - Fitzy
     
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    Actually, no. The G6 Lite requires you to restart the flashcart to write the save data to the save file for both DS and GBA games.
     
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    cool

    I have a few questions.

    -Can you check for hardware defects?
    -How durable does it look?
    -Does it look cheep?
    -Do you think it will only last for a few weeks.
    and if you can model it for us that'd be great too lol
     
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    1. You can do it yourself by opening it up if you have found something wrong with your card. Most of the time there should be no problem.
    2. How durable something looks does not necessarily suggest that it is durable. Are you talking about the card or the expansion pack? Both are relatively durable if you don't do silly things with them [​IMG]
    3. Yes it looks cheap. Plastic looks like it was from a plastic bottle (except grey).
    4. Anything can last a long time with the proper care.
     
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    Really because I can confirm that I could play a GBA game, turn off the DS, and then turn it back on several days later with no save issues. Do you mean restart the card immediately or does it matter when you do so? Because if it was as simple as doing what the g6team has said, there would be no issues. I can't see people not turning off the system and then turning it back on during their troubleshooting steps.

    - Fitzy
     
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    He means that in order to have the save data backed onto the internal memory, you need to manually reboot at some stage in the future. Of course, if you leave it for long amounts of time, the save might not be there anymore.
     
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    I see. But as I was saying, I could leave the cart alone for days and days and go back to it and the save would still be there. I don't think I understand completely.

    - Fitzy
     
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    Destructobot's statement is completely correct. In order for the save to be written to the save file on the internal memory (the .0 and .1, etc files), the card must be restarted so that the card can backup the save from the battery. He didn't say anything about needing to restart it instantly or soon.
     
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    I never said anyone was incorrect I was just giving my experience with previous flash cards is all. This process is new to me as I've never had an issue with saves before. Sorry if I've given the impression that I don't believe you, I do, but I was just telling you about what I'd done is all.

    - Fitzy
     
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    Okay I see what you mean now. About the process being tedious, it isn't really difficult knowing that you have to boot up your DS someday in the future, and as you said, the battery retains the save for a while anyway. There isn't any other way to do GBA saves anyway.
     
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    Ah, gotcha. See? Just a miscommunication on my part. Sorry bud. Thanks for the information [​IMG]

    Meh, I just found out the Real has a spring loaded micro SD slot. I'm pretty out of it lately. I've been trying (with no success) to pull the micro SD out everytime I wanted to switch games. With my lack of nails, that was a nightmare and I was having to rely on my gf to do it for me. Thanks to a co-worker (who knows nothing about flash carts), I found out about the existance of the spring. Three weeks had passed before I discovered this. Sad thing is, I never even attempted to push down on the card. HA.

    - Fitzy
     
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    I'm about to try 0997 - Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow (E) with firmware 2.7c and the following settings:
    Cheat: Off
    RTS: Enable
    Method: Patch

    Results: the game works, real time save works, normal saving doesn't work (even resetting the game with A+B+L+R made it delete its save).

    Next one is 0001 - F-Zero for Game Boy Advance (J)
    Cheat: Off
    RTS: Enable
    Method: Patch

    Results: the game works, real time save works, normal saving works

    Now I'll test 0045 - Castlevania - Circle of the Moon (U)
    Cheat: Off
    RTS: Enable
    Method: Patch

    Results: the intro works, but after that the game locks up

    Next one: 0220 - Gradius Galaxies (U)
    Cheat: Off
    RTS: Enable
    Method: Patch

    Results: the game works, real time saving works, but how the hell can I save? [​IMG]


    I haven't found the other roms yet, I'll update my post when I have.
     
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    OK, I've tested the other roms.

    0245 - Breath of Fire (U)
    Cheat: Off
    RTS: Enable
    Method: Patch

    Results: the game runs, real time save works, normal save works

    0403 - Breath of Fire II (U)
    Cheat: Off
    RTS: Enable
    Method: Patch

    Results: the game runs, real time save works, normal save works

    0588 - Megaman Zero (UE)
    Cheat: Off
    RTS: Enable
    Method: Patch

    Results: the game runs, but the sound acts a bit strange (but maybe it's supposed to be like this), real time save works, normal save probably works, but the game is just to effin' hard!

    Now I'll test 0045 - Castlevania - Circle of the Moon (U) again
    Cheat: Off
    RTS: Disable
    Method: Patch

    Results: the game runs, also after the intro, the real time save obviously doesn't work, normal save... well, this game is too hard either [​IMG]
     
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    So the compatibly is not bad at all. Only Castlevania Aria of Sorrow couldn't save, but it could with realtime!
     
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    Could you test Wii connectability to The Word game, and PBR?
     

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