New SCL user!

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Aug 8, 2006

New SCL user! by Cygoku at 1:14 AM (1,359 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. Cygoku
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    I know I know, I could have used the search button better but,... I need clear answers, I'm not really good in english and I wonder if the answer I found is really accurate for my questions. Please apologies me.

    So instead of asking questions, I will tell you what I understood so far. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Feel free to tell me if I'm right! [​IMG]

    1) SCL menu can't be skinned.

    2) After I played a GBA game, I quickly have to turn the DS back on, go to "SAVER" option, select the gbaname.sav and select "SAVE TO SD".
    Q: a) Does the created gba save file named like the gba rom played?

    3) You will lose the gba save file if the SCL battery run out of power!
    Q: b) Same for NDS save file?
    Q: c) How much time does it takes before the battery runs out of power?
    Q: d) How do I charge it?
    Q: e) If I play my DS plugged in the electricty, does it also charge the SCL battery while plyaing DS or GBA rom or does it only prevent it from running out of power?

    Q: f) Does it automaticly saves DS save file in a specific folder for later backup?

    Q: g) How much time does it take to load a DS rom?
    Q: h) How much time does it take to load a GBA rom?

    Q: i) I can use VBA save file on my SCL if I put it where?

    Q: j) How does cheat file works with SCL?

    4) It's hard to remove the SCL from the DSL.

    5) It's hard to remove the microsd from the SCL.

    6) Rom name must be short and descriptiv'.

    7) There is no way to transform EZ4L save file to SCL save file.

    8) I will only notice the speed difference in the CV intro using an Highspeed microsd. Transflash microsd is still slow for CV intro, JSS intro and SWIII. (SWIII, sound glitch(es) between level on the EZ4L)

    9) I need to patch Moonshell 1.33 even if I choose SC in the Moonshell menu.

    x) ... anything I should knoe? Me someone who use EZ4L since 6 weeks?

    Cygoku

    P.S. : Please remove smilies with psp in their hand. j/k [​IMG]
     
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    1) SCL menu can't be skinned.
    It cannot.

    2) After I played a GBA game, I quickly have to turn the DS back on, go to "SAVER" option, select the gbaname.sav and select "SAVE TO SD". Actually first you have to use the hotkey L+R+START+A to save to the battery backed SRAM system, and press L+R+START+SELECT to return to menu
    Q: a) Does the created gba save file named like the gba rom played?
    Yes, the one created with the patcher software is the same name.

    3) You will lose the gba save file if the SCL battery run out of power! No, because the save is on the SD card, not the SRAM system
    Q: b) Same for NDS save file?
    No, DS writes directly to SD
    Q: c) How much time does it takes before the battery runs out of power?
    I've had mine for months and it's still going smoothy
    Q: d) How do I charge it?
    You can't, you'll need to buy a replacement
    Q: e) If I play my DS plugged in the electricty, does it also charge the SCL battery while plyaing DS or GBA rom or does it only prevent it from running out of power?
    Don't know
    Q: f) Does it automaticly saves DS save file in a specific folder for later backup?
    The patcher creates a .sav which is always used by the corresponding game.

    Q: g) How much time does it take to load a DS rom?
    Less than a second, regardless of size
    Q: h) How much time does it take to load a GBA rom?
    Up to 30 seconds max for the biggest games without compression

    Q: i) I can use VBA save file on my SCL if I put it where?
    If you replace it with the save file that the patcher created

    Q: j) How does cheat file works with SCL?
    Can't answer, never used this function

    4) It's hard to remove the SCL from the DSL.
    Yes, but you won't need to, and removing it pointy edge first makes it easier

    5) It's hard to remove the microsd from the SCL.
    Not really

    6) Rom name must be short and descriptiv'.
    No, supports long filenames

    7) There is no way to transform EZ4L save file to SCL save file.
    I belive I saw someone release a save converter...

    8) I will only notice the speed difference in the CV intro using an Highspeed microsd. Transflash microsd is still slow for CV intro, JSS intro and SWIII. (SWIII, sound glitch(es) between level on the EZ4L)
    No, regular speed microSD works like highspeed on the SCL

    9) I need to patch Moonshell 1.33 even if I choose SC in the Moonshell menu.
    Yes.
     
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    Thank you very much for your answers. There is still 4 things that I'd like to clarify,...

    k) Does this mean I can't use in game save system in gba?

    l) Battery replacement, like, the battery in a watch?

    m) Also, what game are know as non-working or half working.

    n) What about wifi? Any game that does not work on wifi under SCL?

    Cygoku
     
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    k) Does this mean I can't use in game save system in gba?
    No, it just means using it is a little more complicated

    l) Battery replacement, like, the battery in a watch?
    Yeah, but I've heard the batterys last 1-3 years, so I wouldn't worry about it...

    m) Also, what game are know as non-working or half working.
    Google a Supercard compatibillity list. But all DS roms work except for Pokemon Dash and Ultimate Spiderman

    n) What about wifi? Any game that does not work on wifi under SCL?
    Wifi works fine
     
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    SCL doesn't need or have a battery.

    GBA games save with (L+R+Select+A) normal save or (L+R+Select+B) for real time save and use (L+R+Select+Start) to reset to menu.

    The QPC (quick power cycle method) you can use if you take all the gba advanced patching options off apart from 'save patcher' (you need this on or a lots of gba roms won't load). Note if you do this you must set 'Enable save' in the individual options for each GBA rom in order for the patching software to create a save file (double click the rom in the list of the patcher software to get the individual options)

    As said NDS roms save direct to the mem card, no need to do anything. But a quick tip here, if you have not noticed, is that if you 'double' click a NDS rom when in the list of the patcher software you will find the options for DS games (can only be found here, the general options in the 'options tab' are for gba roms only). Also note some NDS options will not stick from one rom to another, so check each rom (double click)
     
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    Do I understand that GBA and NDS save file needs to be in the same folder?
    (GBA save file with GBA rom & NDS save file with NDS rom)

    Cygoku
     
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    Yeah, so if you have "mario.nds.dsq" you will need to have "mario.nds.sav" in the same directory.
     
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    oops! nvm
     
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    Does the SuperCard Lite works great with the passme device Mk4-Mini (Magic Key 4 Mini)? Or is there known problem?

    Cygoku
     
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    Yeah, but you might as well get a SuperKey because(I have heard) MK4 is more expensive and can have cracks in the plastic from normal use. Ninjapass and EZPass3 use the same architechture as MK4 incase you want a similar rebranded product in more durable plastic...
     
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    I was asking because I already have a MK4-Mini and well aware of the cracks! I don't really mind tho.

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    Yep, otherwise it's fine.
     
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    I've also tried my friend's SCL with MK4-Key. It worked fine as well [​IMG]
     

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