Saving games with Gateway

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  1. moonknight
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    To save with Gateway, we have to press the Home button and then the X button, correct?

    How come some games says "Saving" after I do that, but other games don't save this way?

    For example, Mario Kart 7 saves fine like this. But with Zelda Ocarina of Time, it doesn't say "Saving" when I press Home and then X.

    Why is that?
     


  2. cracker

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    It might be a difference between card 1 vs card 2 saving. Either way there is always a risk of losing saves. That's the price you (may) pay for playing games with any flash cart.
     
  3. moonknight
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    What do you mean? Both games are the same card... They are both 3DS games.
     
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    Card 1 means there is a seperate chip for saving on the game cart. Card 2 means there is a chip that combines the game data and save memory into one so saving needs to be handled differently in those games.
     
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    I think it's the older games that don't say that.
     
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    So with older games we don't have to press Home and the X button to save?
     
  7. shamzie

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    You should always save this way. In game saves work but I believe they don't write the save to the SD card, but home>x does.
     
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    According to Gateway, you don't have to use Home + X period. That was in one of their recent firmware updates. However, I just stay on the safe side and do it every time. Neither MK7 or OoT are Card 2, so that has nothing to do with it. I recommend using Home + X fairly regularly, because as I discovered before, if a game were to crash for whatever reason, the save wouldn't, well, save.
     
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    With MK7 it does save with Home and X button. But when I do it for Zelda OoT, it just closes and doesn't save.

    That's why I'm asking if I "must" to do it for Zelda as well since it doesn't even save when I do it. It's not a big deal.. I'm just wondering why some games save and some don't when I press Home and X.
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry, I completely misunderstood. The reason why MK7 saves is because it auto saves after races and whatnot. You still need to actually save in games. What doing Home + X does is take that save and puts in on your SD card.
     
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    So when I save with Zelda OoT by pressing Home and X, it just closes without saving, but are you saying it still saves even though it says it doesn't?
     
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    Unless you actually save in-game, by either autosave or manual saving, home + X won't do anything. But yes, if you save in game, then use home + x, your game will be saved.
     
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    Broooooo you're making it so much harder than it needs to be!
     
  14. moonknight
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    That's weird.. In Zelda OoT you have to save manually. Then when I press home and X... it just closes without saving.
     
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    So do you have to start over every time you turn on the game, or did saving used to work but now it doesn't?
     
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    saving in-game does not save to the sd card (gateway loads the save on the sd card when starting a game), you have to do home + x to save. it's just the way gateway saves. you have to save in-game first then do home + x to actually save it to the sd card.
    if you play a game doing in-game saves and the game crash, the next time you load your game it will continue from the last time home + x was done.
     
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    It saves, I'm just trying to figure why it says it doesn't save.
     
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    That's what doesn't make sense... I save in-game... and then I do the Home + X... I get a message saying it doesn't save.

    But other games, I get the message saying that it's saving.
     
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    I never used home + x, yet all card1 and card2 save automatically to sd when I save in game (or the game autosaves)
     
  20. Abcdfv

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    Home + X is how you should save. When gateway was talking about fixing saving issues, they meant when the battery ran dry, or manual powering down with the power button.