Some save file issues

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  1. deadl0ck_eire
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    deadl0ck_eire Newbie

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    Hi,
    I've just got the EZFlash Omega this week.
    I've updated to the latest firmware and I've had a few save file issues.
    These are new games that I have not played on it before, so it's not an issue where I did not wait long enough for the save file to be written as I haven't been able to get this far.

    The 2 games that I've encountered this on so far are Zelda A Link To The Past And Yoshi's Island.

    I've only tried about 8 games so far, so I can't say just yet how many games this appears to be happening for.

    Anyhow - as soon as I start Yoshi I get the error, and on Zelda, it's after I put in my name and it then goes to look at existing saves.

    (I had some pcs but I can't post links to them as I'm a new member)

    Anybody got any suggestions ? Thanks !
     
  2. Sterophonick

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    You need to wait 3 to 5 seconds after the save behavior because of the microSD card's caching mechanism.
     
  3. deadl0ck_eire
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    Hi,
    I'm not saving the game - this happens on Yoshi as soon as the game starts, and the game will go no further
    I have not even been able to play a game.

    In Zelda, I get to language select and I then get to enter my name, then the game gives the error for each of the 3 save slots - again, I have not even got to the game itself.
     

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  4. Sterophonick

    Sterophonick Advanced Member

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    I got nothing. Sorry. Try checking for corruption of your ROMs.
     
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    No worries - thanks for trying though.
    Someone else may have another suggestion, in the meantime I'll see if I can get another version of the ROMs like you suggest
     
  6. CoupureElectrique

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    Did you format the card using the user manuals directions?
     
  7. deadl0ck_eire
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    Yep-I believe so - It's an 8GB Card (Sandisk Class 10) and I formatted it as FAT32 before I did anything.
    Some other games with save functionality I have tried are working fine, and the in-game save functionality works also.
     
  8. SmellyGhost

    SmellyGhost Newbie

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    What's the MD5/SHA of your ROM files? Are you coming from a different flash cartridge like the EZ Flash IV? If you are re-using ROMs they may not work as the EZ Flash IV used to patch the ROM files to get saving to work.
     
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  9. deadl0ck_eire
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    Hi,
    They are actually quite an old romset I had, so that could be it.
    Here's the details of Zelda (from the Mac command line MD5 command):

    MD5 (0883 - The Legend Of Zelda - A Link To The Past (E)(Cezar).gba) = 623bd6af417ed48b5dbbfd19e78a80d9
     
  10. Localhorst86

    Localhorst86 GBAtemp Addict

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    i'd try different ROMS, from the No-Intro set.
     
  11. deadl0ck_eire
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    You were right ! It was the ROM dump I was using - I got a clean one for Zelda and it works !

    Thanks for the help - hopefully this will help someone else also !
     
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