• 9 years 8 months ago
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    I hated having to do this for games like Zelda, Link, Final Fantasy and so on. I always messed it up. Usually, it happened when I had half of the game complete. I think my problem stemmed from not timing it right. Or, if I messed up, I would go back and hit the reset and power button for a second time. I was horrible at it. I lost Link this way. However, I came to realize that you could just turn it off without having to hold in reset and power.
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      • 9 years 8 months ago
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      U could save games on nintendo??????!?!?!?!?!

      Jesus, had I known this 15 yrs ago I couldve saved my self alot of time and headaches!
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        • 9 years 8 months ago
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        I think Mega Man was one of the first games to feature a "save feature" if I'm not mistaken.
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          • 9 years 8 months ago
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          Kramer's right; Mega Man was in fact one of the earliest games with the battery save, coming about a month after the very first one (The Legend of Zelda). Strange that they switched to the more cumbersome password system in the Mega Man series after the first game.
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            • 9 years 8 months ago
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            I never had to use the save feature. I never made it far enough in any game to make it to some sort of checkpoint :lol:
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              • 9 years 8 months ago
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              i hated the save things on nintendo and gameboy games
              every fukking time i saved it would be saved for like 20 mins then just delete itself fukk that pised me off hardcore
              JOIN THE REVOLUTION
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                • 9 years 8 months ago
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                Hey, don't knock the Reset save function!! It once saved my sanity while playing Dragon Warrior. At the end of the game, after you beat the final boss, the Dragon Lord asks you to join him. If you say yes, your game gets erased! I wanted to see what would happen, so I said yes. When I realized what happened I quickly shut off the Nintendo without holding reset, and thankfully, due to this wonderful function, I was able to try again.
                I know you are, but what am I?
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                  • 9 years 7 months ago
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                  jnol wrote:
                  U could save games on nintendo??????!?!?!?!?!

                  Jesus, had I known this 15 yrs ago I couldve saved my self alot of time and headaches!


                  DITTO
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                    • 9 years 7 months ago
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                    The "press and hold RESET while pressing the POWER button" message was a precautionary message for the older NES titles that included memory functions. The cartridge held a small RAM chip that saved game progress. For those with any technical knowledge about RAM, it requires power to retain its data. Also inside the cartridge was a small battery that gave the chip enough energy to remember the saved game states. Now, abruptly disconnecting the power to the cartridge COULD fry the battery, and cause the game save feature to stop working. Holding RESET cycle the power of the machine down, while pressing POWER will disconnect the remaining power, and thus safely store the data on the chip.

                    For what it's worth, I have a Zelda cartridge that I have NEVER used the RESET+POWER method on... and it is still saving save game data almost 20 years later!

                    Today, most game systems use memory cards or chips. These solid state "flash" chips don't require any power to retain their information, although there are a finite number of times you can write to them.
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                      • 9 years 7 months ago
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                      zarpman wrote:
                      although there are a finite number of times you can write to them.
                      Yeah, but the number of writes required to fry the chip is so high that, well, lets just say that your finger would wear out from hitting Save long before the chip did :P

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                        • 9 years 5 months ago
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                        Personally, I can't remember me or my friends ever holding reset when turning off games with saves like zelda. I've never lost data on any NES games either, and my best friend used to always play Dragon Warrior as did his brother and he never hit reset and it saved just fine, I just noticed a few weeks back while buying final fantasy 1 that it said hold reset and hit power. lol talk about way too many years later. I still dont get it though, press reset while holding down power? So you click in power (which wouldnt shut it off til you let go), and then push and hold reset, and then let go of power, is that how it worked? Like I said i never lost data and would just turn it off after saving.
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                          • 9 years 5 months ago
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                          Marble wrote:
                          Kramer's right; Mega Man was in fact one of the earliest games with the battery save, coming about a month after the very first one (The Legend of Zelda). Strange that they switched to the more cumbersome password system in the Mega Man series after the first game.


                          Huh!?
                          Since when has the first Mega Man had any kind of a save feature?
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                            • 9 years 5 months ago
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                            I never did this while saving my NES games that had the battery backed RAM.

                            And iirc, the first game to feature it was Legend of Zelda 1, NOT Megaman.
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                              • 9 years 5 months ago
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                              My worst save game experience is with WWF No Mercy. I had most of the wrestlers unlocked when the game erased itself. It is known to do that. It sucks. I heard it can be fixed by saving it to a memory pack instead (the game normally saves to the cartridge).
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                                • 9 years 5 months ago
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                                This procedure is NEW to me! I could have used this function in my desperate times.
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                                  • 7 years 3 months ago
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                                  Seriously had no idea about this
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                                    • 7 years 3 months ago
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                                    Way to bump? I wasn't even registered here when this topic was posted.
                                    Game... ovahhhhhhhhh!!!
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                                      • 7 years 3 months ago
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                                      Tch, n00bs.
                                      I must enter a signature.
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