Please help with Mother 3: Unable to save

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by blueoakleyz, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. blueoakleyz
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    I have an NDS (original) flashed. A Supercard CF with latest firmware and latest Supercard software.

    What do I do so I can save it?

    Someone suggested flashpatch but I click the flash.exe and it just flashes a black box and goes away
     
  2. Vague Rant

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    Have you already tried GBATA?
     
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    [going to look it up now] no I haven't
     
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    Download is here.

    EDIT: All you should have to do is select your Mother 3 ROM with GBATA, go to the "SRAM Patcher" tab, enter your output filename (or just let it use the one it defaults to) and hit Patch.
     
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    trying it now but i need to sram patch it after translation patch right?

    I tried to patch with translation one that I had just patched with the sram patch but it wouldnt work
     
  7. blueoakleyz
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    I think it worked, thank you!
     
  8. blueoakleyz
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    Dang..
    it didn't give me the unable to save thing but when I reloaded the game the save wasn't there. Do I have to do the LABselect thing everytime?
     
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    So is there anyway to get it to save automatically?
     
  10. pooftergoo

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    No, you have to always do the LRA+Select method to save. You'll get used to it; trust me. I've played about 6 GBA RPGs to the end and it just became a habit. You only need to do it every time you save the game so it's not so bad.
     
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    Since it'd seem a waste to make an entirely new thread while it'll be relevant to this, I thought I'd might as well ask the question here.. Anyway, will patch above work for my Mother 3? The problems I have with the translated game are:

    • When it works, the frog (way of saving) says "Unable to save"
    • After patching with the save fix located in the readme of the official site, the game stops at the "GAMEBOY Nintendo" screen and doesn't go on from there.

    Does anyone know how to fix these problems?
    By the way, I'm using an M3 DS Real GBA Expansion.

    Thanks! : ]