no more manual exit in GBA

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by ejaykn, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. ejaykn
    OP

    ejaykn Member

    Newcomer
    14
    0
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Yeah so I had a good session in mario and saved and just turned off the ds, at which point I instantly wanted to punch myself because I knew the save would not be recorded because I did not exit the emulator manually. After turning the ds back on and and booting emulator I noticed that all my progress had been saved.
    Can someone help me confirm that we no longer must exit the emulator manually to record our saves, at least with save states?
     
  2. macgeek417

    macgeek417 妁眼のシャナ

    Member
    563
    3
    Nov 10, 2009
    United States
    What update? I have to manualy exit to save. Personaly, I just save in-game then do an RTS at the "save complete" window.
     
  3. I am r4ymond

    I am r4ymond PFE

    Member
    1,703
    1
    Sep 18, 2009
    United States
    Ionia
    I don't manually exit to save. Take Pokémon FireRed for example. All I do is just save in the game and then turn off my DS. It'll appear in the same place where I saved when I want to play again. It's either that or I use RTS.
     
  4. ejaykn
    OP

    ejaykn Member

    Newcomer
    14
    0
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Hmm. I experimented with Pokemon Fire Red and in order to record the save I had to exit the emulator manually. That test included regular and RTS so I don't know, maybe it's just super mario bros 3. With Mario 3 I don't have to exit manually to record saves, regular or real time. confused.
     
  5. I am r4ymond

    I am r4ymond PFE

    Member
    1,703
    1
    Sep 18, 2009
    United States
    Ionia
    Do you have the file called "game_config.txt" in your NDSGBA folder? Because that's what makes Pokémon FireRed save-able.
     
  6. jakeyjake

    jakeyjake GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    285
    17
    Jul 31, 2010
    United States
    USA
    I never had a problem, but I hardly use GBA, and I have the came config thingy.
     
  7. ejaykn
    OP

    ejaykn Member

    Newcomer
    14
    0
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Yeah I have the game config file where it's supposed to be. I can save in Fire Red, just I have to actually exit the emulator for it to record the save. If I just save and shut off the system, then the save never happened. Not a big deal, i'm just so confused by this issue. I've read about having to manually exit the emulator for saves to actually be created so I don't get why for mario advance 4 and apparently for some people games just "save" without having to actually exit the gba emulator. Just makes no sence to me.
     
  8. I am r4ymond

    I am r4ymond PFE

    Member
    1,703
    1
    Sep 18, 2009
    United States
    Ionia
    That's weird, because whenever I save in FireRed and turn off the DS just like that and play again later, the save actually happened.
     
  9. macgeek417

    macgeek417 妁眼のシャナ

    Member
    563
    3
    Nov 10, 2009
    United States
    Maybe it has to do with the save type? Maybe, for example, EEPROMs save and SRAM doesnt sutomaticly.
     
  10. riverchen

    riverchen GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    406
    0
    Sep 27, 2009
    United States
    So i was playing mario tennis, and i savestated, then i turned off, and it automaticlly resumed when i booted the game.
     
  11. ejaykn
    OP

    ejaykn Member

    Newcomer
    14
    0
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    I tested Minish Cap. I can save state and turn it off and the save is recorded.
     
  12. phoenixclaws

    phoenixclaws GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    492
    2
    Oct 10, 2007
    United States
    USA
    A save state is not the same as a normal GBA .SAV.
     
  13. YayMii

    YayMii hi

    Member
    4,915
    423
    Jun 24, 2009
    Canada
    that place
    No, saving as in pressing the Start button and selecting the green "SAVE" button in the corner of the inventory, then shutting off. IIRC, I've never had any game save without hitting the emulator's "Exit" button or selecting another game.
     
  14. macgeek417

    macgeek417 妁眼のシャナ

    Member
    563
    3
    Nov 10, 2009
    United States
    *facepalm*
    Savestates are written to the card instantly, SRAM and EEPROM are only written when you manualy exit
     
  15. Terminator02

    Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

    Member
    4,517
    309
    Apr 10, 2010
    United States
    Somewhere near monkat
    QFT

    My saves never save unless I manually exit it , kinda annoying