Pokemon Gold RTC On GB USB 64M Smart Card

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  1. sonicrings
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    sonicrings GBAtemp Maniac

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    Hello, Tempers. I have recently purchased a GB USB 64M Smart card with the intention of reliving my childhood by playing the Pokemon Games. I completed Pokemon Blue and had a blast in doing so, but when I started playing Pokemon Gold, I noticed something: there is no rtc (real-time clock.) I understand the smart card cannot have rtc because of lack of hardware, which is why I am posting this thread.

    About a year ago, I had an issue with Lameboy on my DS in that it kept saying TIME NOT SET on the continue screen and prompted me to reset the time each time I loaded the game. I was wondering if it is possible to replicate this with the smart card so that every time I boot the game, it will allow me to set the time so I can set it to the time in which I am playing (which would result in me having the ability of catching certain Pokemon that appear only at night, etc.) each time I power on the game.

    I also noticed that the time does not change as I play. I set the date and time to MONDAY 4:13, played for 18 minutes, saved the game and noticed it still said MONDAY 4:13 before powering off my GBA SP. I also tried this in my GBC (not like it would change anything) and am wondering if there is a way to link the accumulation of play time with the progression of real time through emulation of some sort. I have no experience in hex editing and patching, so I would greatly appreciate if a) someone could guide me step-by-step in creating such a patch, or b) if someone could provide a patched ROM for me.

    Thanks for reading, and I hope someone finds a solution! In the mean time, I'll have to hold back from playing GBC because it really won't feel nostalgic without the in-game time changing.
    P.S. I can change the time if I were to copy my save file onto my computer and run it in VBA, but I don't want to do that every single time I feel like playing Pokemon Gold as it would be more of a chore than a nostalgia trip.
     
  2. Jockel

    Jockel This is where you're wrong, kiddo

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    Just buy that one fucking game.
     
  3. sonicrings
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    sonicrings GBAtemp Maniac

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    I already own that "one fucking game." However, if I play that "one fucking game," I would not be able to transfer my save file onto my computer, and I dread feeling the wrath of a dead battery.
     
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    Jockel This is where you're wrong, kiddo

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    I see. You could replace that one fucking battery, though.
    Not too sure if that's possible without losing the save, but when you're done, you're good for another 5-10 years.
    CR2025 batteries FYI.
    It's not hard to do, I consider myself technologically impaired and managed to swap it succesfully without soldering.
     
  5. sonicrings
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    sonicrings GBAtemp Maniac

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    You're missing the point. I have a save file from nearly 10 years ago on that with over 133 hours on it and I do not wish to lose it.
     
  6. Jockel

    Jockel This is where you're wrong, kiddo

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    If it's that important, you might want to consider investing in a flash linker. I believe they were able to back-up and restore SRAM as well, but better read up on those in detail before ordering one.
     
  7. sonicrings
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    I was actually considering making one myself, but for the time being I'd really appreciate the ability to play Pokemon Gold with rtc-esque features. If anyone has any solutions, please let me know. :)
     
  8. Jockel

    Jockel This is where you're wrong, kiddo

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    But wouldn't you still be unable to use your save, even if you got the game working on your 64M Smart Card?
     
  9. sonicrings
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    sonicrings GBAtemp Maniac

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    I made a new game. There's really nothing left for me to do in the save on my legit game. :P
     
  10. Jockel

    Jockel This is where you're wrong, kiddo

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    Oh I finally got it. You want to start a new game but keep your old game save. I'd suggest buying a second copy of Pokeymans, considering the 64m Smart Card lacks an RTC-chip.
    Edit: Awesome, if you happen to have an N64 flashcard like the Everdrive or 64Drive, you could also try this: http://lacklustre.net/n64/agbd/
     
  11. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    You can't add RTC to the USB 64M SMART CARD. At least, there's no known way to do that.

    Only thing you can do is:

    1. buy a linker
    2. dump your Pkmn Gold save
    3. change the battery
    4. burn it back on the original card
    5. ????
    6. profit!!!
     
  12. sonicrings
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    sonicrings GBAtemp Maniac

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    Again, when I finish my game I'd like to back up my save file so I can keep it forever and use it on emulators, especially on GameYob for the DS which allows for wireless multiplayer. So I really just want to play on my smart card.
     
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    I was hoping that the rtc FEATURES (ie. the time of the day changing every time the in-game play time changes) would be made possible. Also, I was hoping to be able to reset the time each and every time I reset the game so I can change it to the current time.
     
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    There's a patch to do that. It'll "fake" the RTC to ON, but you'll have to set the time manually every time.
     
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    sonicrings GBAtemp Maniac

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    YES! THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!! :D Can you please link me to a download of that patch for Pokemon Gold?
     
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Whoops, I just Googled, and that's for Pokémon Ruby/Emerald. I must've mixed them in my mind. My bad :(
     
  17. Foxi4

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    I don't see why people question the OP's motives - he wants RTC working on a flashcart, assist him in that aim and...

     
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    oh DAMMIT!! Do you know anyone who would be able to do this for Pokemon Gold? I would appreciate that SO much.
     
  19. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    GameBoy ASM hacking? You're better going out mining for gold, there's more chance in finding that, than a skilled ASM hacker... especially nowadays.

    Indeed it doesn't, and that's why everyone in this thread is talking about Pokémon Gold.

    :creep:
     
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    Way to give sonicrings false hope raul :angry:
     
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