Why is Pokémon Platinum saves slower?

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Sep 22, 2008
  1. SkH
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    Hello there

    So what I have just noticed first, that it takes a lot of time to save when I caught a Pokémon, or manage the boxes, or even just select to move Pokémons in the boxes even though I didn't even touched any of them.

    But in Pokémon Diamond/Pearl, it takes nothing to save, it's just as fast as a normal save.

    So, I want to know, why? And, can I somehow speed it up?
     


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    If you have it on flashcard, then it goes fast.
    If you have the original... It goes slow [​IMG]
     
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    Well of course I'm not talking about the original because I know it's slow as hell.

    But I wonder now how slow Platinum must save if it's this slow on my card.
     
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    It takes 4 seconds for me [​IMG]
     
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    When it says "Saving a lot of data"?
     
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    Yep, maybe do you use a 4GB Kinston Microsd?
     
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    Takes about half a minute to save.
     
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    Original? If not, what brand/size card?
     
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    pokemon platinum has a twice as large savefile compared to other pokemon games.
    and your flashcard might not be that fast with saving data.

    also, changes in your PC boxes usually double your savetime.
     
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    I have the same MicroSD and noticed 2-3 times slower save times when saving Phoenix Wright games on my R4DS.
    I tried on my 2gb kingston taiwan and its identical to original cart.
    Must be the microsd card.
     
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    it does? i'm only getting 512kb saves from it. how do you know it's 1024kb?
     
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    wtf? how come the save file is twice as huge as pearl/diamond? is there that much difference between them?
     
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    When it says saving a lot of data it saves every stat about every single one of your pokémon, in the party/boxes + all the opponents you have beaten plus a whole load of other stuff - which is, as it says, a LOT of data [​IMG]
     
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    Well SanDisk cards have the fastest save time, as far as I know.

    Anyways I've just found an 1MB Platinum save and I've just copied my data to it so now with 1MB, it's still have the same save time.

    I don't think so because when I only beat trainers or do anything beside touching the BOXes or catching a Pokémon to BOX, it's saves fast.
     
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    DELETE. AutoMerge don't work?
     
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    What I meant was, when it does say a lot of data, it saves a whole lot of stuff [​IMG]

    When it doesn't then it is probably just basic things like position, stats of party pokémon (only), trainers beaten etc. hence it is much faster.
     
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    where do i find this 1MB save? thanks
     
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    There: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?s=&showto...t&p=1392986
     
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    Um, so, anyone?

    The thing is, I really dunno why it takes so long when you catch a new Pokémon, because just see it this way:

    The game saves it first time, takes long.

    Then second save right after, it was fast.

    The question is, why does it's faster the second time?
     
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    i believe the general pokemon games have 4 sections in the save(platinum has a 5th for battle recorder)
    in d/p/p the saving somehow got slower than on the GBA games, to save time the game has 2 save systems.

    1:quick>the game only saves section 1 and 3(progress data, and progress data backup)
    2:full>the game saves section 1(progress data) 2(box data) 3(progress backup) 4(box backup)

    with 2 it goes slow and the game says it's saving a lot of data.
    with 1 it goes fast.

    2 is only done when changes are made in the boxes in your PC.


    this info might vary a little with the actual system used, but it's to give you a general idea of why saving sometimes takes longer.
     

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