Pokemon D/P Save Speed

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  1. pristinemog
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    pristinemog GBAtemp Fan

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    I was playing Pokemon Pearl version in school the other day with my friends when I noticed that their retail copies actually took the same time to save as the old GBA/GBC/GB Pokemon games. The Pokemon Pearl on my R4, however, takes but a little more than a second. My friends flipped out over my lightning save speed [​IMG] . Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    Yea, I thought it didn't save right at first, its too fast.....
     
  3. Ryoku

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    I love how fast it saves! [​IMG]
     
  4. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    thank god. it used to be a joke
     
  5. Nestea80

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    Am I the only one that experiences random crashes in this game with R4? I also get crashes with CakeMania ... but that's for another topic I guess.
     
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    yea i bought a retail Pearl.. and it was slow to save.. while on my M3 it saves sooo fast i love it ^^
     
  7. Nestea80

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    Hmmm ... okay, I don't feel so bad then. I guess it happens rarely, but enough for me to get frustrated. Usually happens after a battle. Like, I'd load ... do the same battle again, and it crashes again ... and I'm like [​IMG]

    Oh well, but yeah, the saving speed is fast. Which is nice I suppose. In general I think, for most games ... the save speed is faster than normal.
     
  8. reilina

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    if you using a cheap microSD, it takes time to save.
    i tested it with supercard and kingston(jap and china)
    the jap was faster and i never experience crashing in
    game, while the china is the exact opposite it crash to
    me twice.
     
  9. iwakura

    iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

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    i guess that means the rumor that Castlevania was only programmed wrong is false. i doubt pokemon would be so flawed to have the same thing.

    but i've never experienced a crash, and it saves lightning fast.

    HOWEVER, i also own an EzFlashV and Ewin2, both ALSO using jap kingston, and they save much slower! its not just the microSD, its the cart as well. =] thank god i have an R4 too.
     
  10. D3R3LIC7

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    Well I used to use DS-X and damn the R4 saves SOOOO much faster... When your "saving a lot of data", the DS-X takes maybe 2-4 clock rotations.. On my R4, it takes less than 1
     
  11. pristinemog
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    What the... I made this thread over two months ago XD.
     
  12. flanker22

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    its cause the write speed on the micro sd cards are faster than on the flash memory on the official carts. the official carts probably have cheap flash memory.
     
  13. HBK

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    Access times are much faster for MicroSD cards than retails ones, because, as stated correctly by flanker22, flash memory takes a lot longer to be written to than normal write operations on a permanent (like a computer's HD) storage device. And vice-versa for reading. That's why retail carts load faster than flashcards.
     
  14. yukine

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    I've noticed the R4 save quicker than retail copies of game, it's just another great reason to own an R4. Especially if you're like me, and only keep games on it that you actually own in cart form (that way I don't have to take 30+ DS games when I go on a trip.)
     
  15. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    well my n-card saves pokemon instantly, The n-card uses flash memory so nintendo shouldn't have a problem with making Pokemon save faster [​IMG]
     
  16. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

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    [​IMG] , pokemon diamond takes 10 seconds for me to save..
    I don't care anymore since I didn't finish it. this is on a sc lite, btw.
     
  17. Fat D

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    less than half a cycle on my R4. however, when it gets to europe, I'm going to need a retail cart for PBR. on the other hand, I've heard it isn't really worth it.