Thread: Nintendo's SNES Piracy Protection is evil....

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    • 4 years 11 months ago
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    It's been so long since I played that game that I forgot that it didn't have save files...
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      Quote by randomuser2349
      Quote by animaniac318
      Happened to me on Turtles in Time about.. 2 years ago?



      Did it delete your files too?

      What files? You just keep playing till you win or lose.
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        Quote by randomuser2349
        Quote by animaniac318
        Happened to me on Turtles in Time about.. 2 years ago?



        Did it delete your files too?


        it doesn't have save files...
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          Quote by animaniac318
          Happened to me on Turtles in Time about.. 2 years ago?



          Did it delete your files too?
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            Happened to me on Turtles in Time about.. 2 years ago?

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              Quote by randomuser2349
              Quote by darthmunk
              Memory loss is most likely due to the battery in the cart dying or becoming loose. There is a way to to make the SNES able to play foreign and pirate games. You have to open it up and disable the lockout chip. Unfortunately, you need a special tool to open the SNES and I've only done it with NES so I can't really give instructions.


              It wasn't really the battery. Otherwise, the entire save file collection would have shut down.
              Sometimes batteries can be damaged in ways like that. I've had EarthBound and Kirby Super Star cartridges that regularly deleted the third files, but never the first two.
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                Maybe the contacts on your cartridge are dirty?
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                  Quote by darthmunk
                  Memory loss is most likely due to the battery in the cart dying or becoming loose. There is a way to to make the SNES able to play foreign and pirate games. You have to open it up and disable the lockout chip. Unfortunately, you need a special tool to open the SNES and I've only done it with NES so I can't really give instructions.


                  It wasn't really the battery. Otherwise, the entire save file collection would have shut down.
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                    Wow it's like an Easter Egg but rotten.
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                      Memory loss is most likely due to the battery in the cart dying or becoming loose. There is a way to to make the SNES able to play foreign and pirate games. You have to open it up and disable the lockout chip. Unfortunately, you need a special tool to open the SNES and I've only done it with NES so I can't really give instructions.
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                        How unfortunate.
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                          I've heard stories of people coming across these piracy messages on authentic copies, although it's never happened to me. But I don't think in the Donkey Kong Country games it's supposed to delete your save file, as you suggested. I'm pretty sure that when you tugged it too hard you inadvertently brought this up and at the same time lost some of your save data.
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                            I was playing Donkey Kong Country 3 today and I upset the SNES when I accidentally tugged the controller too hard. The next time I turned it on it showed me this message.

                            (Invalid img)

                            Then my entire save file of 10 years was erased. For some reason, it spared one of them which I created just around a week ago.


                            I had a genuine copy....

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