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Offline Shenhulahula

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Derby Stallion 64 game file saving issues
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:06 PM »
Everytime I try to create a new game file for Derby Stallion 64, it doesn't save. So I can't get past the menu area and actually get to the races. Any ideas what might be wrong? I'm using EverDrive 2.5.
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Re: Derby Stallion 64 game file saving issues
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 09:52 AM »
Derby Stallion 64 uses FLASH memory for the 3 on board save files, so make sure you set your everdrive save type to flash before beginning the game.

When you begin and are at your horse pasture and stables, pressing C-Left  brings up one of the options menus. You've got 4 options here

1. Move calendar forward
2. Visit a Race Course
3. VTR (allows you to save, move, delete registered horses between Game cartridge and Controller Pak for 120 pages, lets you race friends I think. This system is actually very complicated and I haven't mapped it all out yet, I haven't actually beaten this game yet and I kinda fell out of it last year)
4. Save Data


Try that out and tell me if you can get it all to save properly. To test here are some Gameshark codes to give yourself tons of money. See if your money amount sticks when you save

Master Code (must be in to bypass copy protection)
F10F5F90 2400

90 million yen
811A160C 05F5
811A160E E0FF

By the way, once you visit the racetrack you get more options
1. Race
2. View Paddock and Horse Introductions
3. Horse Stat table
4. Odds I believe
5. Horse Weights
6. Place Bets for up to a certain number of horses
7. Recording


Trust me this game has a lot of complicated menus. Sorry I can't be of much help, it's been a long time since I tried playing it.

C-Down at the horse pasture brings up another set of options including
1. View owned horses, Breeding, Production, and Entrance categories, I think you can buy more horses here too
2. Stallion List
3. A TV Schedual I think
4. Record Room
5. No idea
6. No idea again, Sorry
7. Calendar

I'm also playing on an Everdrive 2.5 and never had any saving issues, so let me know if FLASH memory works
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Re: Derby Stallion 64 game file saving issues
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 10:34 PM »
Thanks, for some reason I had the wrong save setting set in the save_db.txt!

Also thanks for the navigation explanations, they sure came in handy!