Please...some clearity on the saves

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Remy, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Remy
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    Remy GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi folks,

    Can someone explain how the M3 and SuperCard make saves? Lately I've been hearing some bad things about the M3...and I just really wanna know what's the difference between the two in terms of game saves.

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  2. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    DS games:
    M3 saves are stored in the SRAM, which is automatically backupped on the media card on the next boot. You don't have to do anything to save, it's all handled by the M3. Nothing bad at all. I don't know where these rumours of "bad" saving come from. It works perfectly.
    SC doesn't save to SRAM, it saves directly to the media card. Very good.

    GBA games:
    M3 - see DS games. Automatic.
    SC: You save in the game, the save is stored in the SRAM. Then you have to manually press a key combo to permanently save your game to the media card. If you forget this, your save is lost. Clunky...
     
  3. Remy
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    Can the saves be backed up/updated?
     
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Yes, all saves of all carts that I know can be backuped (M3, SC, G6, EZ4).
     
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    cool, thanks for the info..

    last question!! (maybe...)

    I've heard that the M3 requires you to wait a little while after saving to make sure it's really saved on the flash card...is that true?
     
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Well, you have to wait like 3 seconds till it's saved on the flashcard. You cannot continue until the process is not finished. So no, there's no risk in loosing data.
     
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    I wrote a little about the save difference in my new topic on M3 vs Supercard. check there if you're interested.