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Offline Pectabyte

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GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:00 AM »
Hey there. I just got two GBC Everdrive X3's in the mail today. I've got two GB Boy Colours (one for me and one for my girlfriend) and have tried loading Super Mario land 2 onto both of them but unfortunately ever time I reset the device it seems to wipe out the save game. I've gone to the save folder and there is nothing there. What am I doing wrong?

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 08:36 PM »
Hi!

You should press the button on the cartridge to save the game.
Just press the top part of the shell where the word "GAME" is written.

Offline Galron

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 02:55 AM »
It doesn't automatically save like the old EverDRive GB did (both in memory, and dumping it if you switch to another game)?

Why did they change that in the new model?

Having to manually remember to push a button on the cartridge itself manually eveyr time seems rather backwards.

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 02:03 PM »
It does save the game automatically (as in the old device).
Nothing has been changed.

If you want to save the current state of the game (or load the previously saved one) then you must press the button.

The new EverDrive GB X7 is able to save the state of a game (to make a snapshot).


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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 03:38 PM »
He mentioned X3.... The x3 doesn't have save states.

I think he is just asking about the regular 'save features' in the games, and for some reason its not backing up his saves.


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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 05:13 PM »
Sorry I confused it!

Actually EverDrive GB X3 is a low end product.

And the (partial) equivalent of the old EverDrive GB is EverDrive GB X5 (at least they cost the same).

EverDrive GB X3 costs less than the old EverDrive GB.
That's why you should press the button to save the game.

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 10:43 PM »
The X3 has a button? Weirdness...

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2017, 11:42 AM »
It's the way to make a lower price for a low end device.
Actually on the X3 the button is a reset button.
The X3 doesn't have a battery (as X5 or X7) but it should somehow know when to backup the save data to the SD card.
And the reset button helps to to do that.

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 08:32 AM »
The everdrive gbx 3 have a sram like x5 and x7. The thing is, the low end x3 device doesn't have a battery to back the sram chip up. When you save a game with x5 or x7 and power the system down, the sram keeps the save until the power is restored, when the menu loads up it checks the sram contents and backup it.

With x3, when you power the system down the contents of sram chip are lost, hence you need to press the button on your cartridge so the menu come up without a power cycle. This way the menu is able to check the x3 sram, find and backup a saved game progress. Only then you can turn off your system.

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 01:39 PM »
I ordered the X7 definitely sounds like I'll be more happy with its features over the X3. I'd probably forget to press and save more often than not with an x3!

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 06:30 AM »
It's the way to make a lower price for a low end device.
Actually on the X3 the button is a reset button.
The X3 doesn't have a battery (as X5 or X7) but it should somehow know when to backup the save data to the SD card.
And the reset button helps to to do that.

just to clarify... the entire cart is a button, you squeeze it.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 06:35 AM by famicoman »

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 10:47 AM »
Technically its a button inside the case, the case pushes it down, if it functions the same way the 'button' works on the x7.

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 12:19 PM »
Yes you are right.
The entire top part of the cartridge is a "button".

Yes (physically) it functions as on the X7.

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 08:15 PM »


The little bronze or silver nub just to the bottom left of the Micro SD slot is the actual button?
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 08:18 PM by Galron »

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Re: GBC Everdrive x3 doesnt save games.
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 08:19 PM »
Yes. That's the button.