Saves with the M3?

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  1. Gaisuto
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    For games like RPGs which only have one save, is it possible to have multiple saves on the same M3? I'm wondering because when you pick a ROM to start, it goes to a screen that says Choose the Save File to use. Why would they have that there if you could only have one to begin with?
     
  2. mikesinclair555

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    yes, it is possible for more than one save. Not to long ago someone mentioned in the forum how to do it. Ethieron here at gbatemp or at scdev.org. I forget if it is for RTS or regular in game saves though.
     
  3. Gaisuto
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    Okay. 10 points for knowing it's possible. Someone gets 10 more for telling me how to do it. Anyone?
     
  4. Zelion

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    Example: I'll use a gba game: Tactics Ogre.gba
    using the m3 software it'll make a file under GAMESAVE Folder called Tactics Ogre.dat If you wish for your brother to play it, but dont want him touching your game, simply copy the bank.dat file thats somewere in the M3 software installation(under "gamesave" in main install folder)
    and copy it onto your CF/SD card into the GAMESAVE folder.
    Then it is best to turn off your autosave function, and when you go to load your game, it'll ask what DAT to use, scroll over to bank.dat and load it. I recommend remaking the bank.dat to BrosTO.dat or something you'll know it as. Hope that helps some.
     
  5. Gaisuto
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    I remember checking the Created F: Drive when I put the SD Card in. I never saw a Saves folder ever, it just had all the ROMs in it.
     
  6. Zelion

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    If its not there, create it. The M3 software does that for you if it doesn't exist on yer CF/SD card
     
  7. Gaisuto
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    You used a GBA game for the example, but I'm trying to use a DS game. Does it matter?
     
  8. Gaisuto
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    I made the duplicate save, and I can choose it, but whenever I save in the second game, it doesn't save. The first and second saves are just the same save. How do I fix this?

    *Oh, sorry for the double post. [​IMG]
     
  9. cory1492

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    Not sure if this will solve your problem, but...

    after you patch a game with M3's game manager (presumably sending it directly to your SD/CF card) you can double click on it (in the M3 software) and it opens the save game manager... from there you press the help button and read up on the engrish to find out how to make a dupe save - and it should in fact autosave to the correct file that you loaded when you turn on the DS again... if it doesnt autosave (or you turned that off) then you have to figure out how to manually save it to the correct file.
     
  10. wohoo

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    i think it's just copy the savefile as many times as you want after you've patched it with M3 GM to get it on your memorycard. and then you choose the game and press A, then you can swap with left and right between the savefiles ;P i'm not 100% sure of this but i think you can do it... i've never tried so... well... [​IMG]

    btw you can have multiple real time saves too, but i don't relay know how that works (i get options in some games SOMETIMES to save the realtime saves on 3 places or so... instead of just "save" and "load") and then when i save on the "new" "saveslots?" (or whatever they're called) i got that new map in my memorycard root - "GBASAVE" where that new real time save file tends to show up
     
  11. Zelion

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    You've got to turn off autosave off, and yeah it'll work for NDS games as well as GBA
     
  12. iza

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    so are real time saves the same as in game saves? for instance, Slot A, B, C in Mario brothers, ect. Or in animal crossing, i still have to hit start to save right? and is it going to save it like a real game or an m3 save game? i really want to edit my map, but i'm pretty confused about this...