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WS Flash Masta v4.4 (early adopter version)
I bought this cart months ago and in-game save worked well.Wink

But a week ago I found that the game saves are gone.Huh

I have been playing the 'Super Robot Taisen Compact' and I'm sure that the game supports in-game save with Flash Masta.

After that I tested some games with save fixed(to SRAM) and all of their save didn't work.(Game saved well but after power-off and power-on they are gone)Sad

What happened to my cart? The cart is not physically damaged.

Does the battery on board affect the save function?

I want to know possible reasons..
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(12-12-2016, 12:42 PM)dmetal Wrote: I bought this cart months ago and in-game save worked well.Wink

But a week ago I found that the game saves are gone.Huh

I have been playing the 'Super Robot Taisen Compact' and I'm sure that the game supports in-game save with Flash Masta.

After that I tested some games with save fixed(to SRAM) and all of their save didn't work.(Game saved well but after power-off and power-on they are gone)Sad

What happened to my cart? The cart is not physically damaged.

Does the battery on board affect the save function?

I want to know possible reasons..

Yes, the battery definitely controls the save function. I wonder if there's some way that your battery died. That would be quite odd.

Also, it is worth knowing that the save area is shared across all the ROM slots. So, if you play ROM1, save, play ROM2, then ROM2 may overwrite ROM1's save. That doesn't sound like what you described, however.

I wonder if there's some way that the cart was stored in a way that the battery shorted out or something. Do you have a good way to test the battery's voltage?
Card Fighters' Clash 2 English Translation ( http://cfc2english.blogspot.com/ )
Neo Geo Pocket Flash Cart and Linker Project ( http://www.flashmasta.com/ )
Avatar art thanks to Trev-Mun ( http://trevmun.deviantart.com/ )
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I have been loving your flash cart as it has allowed this American to play his favorite translations and games I have been missing out on.

One thing I cannot seem to overcome is the ability to load my backed up saves. I choose backup save and on. Both slot zero and the actual game slot and have no errors when backing up.

However when I restore save they do not load when I boot the game back up

My example game would be final fantasy II

(12-12-2016, 12:42 PM)dmetal Wrote: I bought this cart months ago and in-game save worked well.Wink

But a week ago I found that the game saves are gone.Huh

I have been playing the 'Super Robot Taisen Compact' and I'm sure that the game supports in-game save with Flash Masta.

After that I tested some games with save fixed(to SRAM) and all of their save didn't work.(Game saved well but after power-off and power-on they are gone)Sad

What happened to my cart? The cart is not physically damaged.

Does the battery on board affect the save function?

I want to know possible reasons..
I would say the most likely reason is you may have loaded another game which allocates its save to SRAM on boot up immediately and overwrites.

I have a 2 year old who accidentally loaded rockman and forte and it nuked my ff2 save (again)
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(01-06-2017, 02:00 AM)Hoagtech Wrote: I have a 2 year old who accidentally loaded rockman and forte and it nuked my ff2 save (again)

I will look into your other issue, but one workaround (for this) is to just load a single ROM in the first slot (instead of the menu). Then you can't choose other slots (which may write to the SRAM).
Card Fighters' Clash 2 English Translation ( http://cfc2english.blogspot.com/ )
Neo Geo Pocket Flash Cart and Linker Project ( http://www.flashmasta.com/ )
Avatar art thanks to Trev-Mun ( http://trevmun.deviantart.com/ )
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So Juhn did his tests with the GoodWSX3.14 set but there is a 3.27 set now. Anyone has tested/could test if these games and eeprom patches still don't work ? Especially interesting to know since it's gonna back in stock soon.

(07-14-2016, 06:30 AM)Juhn Wrote: Just finished testing the ROMS in GoodWSX3.14

These should be all the games that do not work with WS Flashmasta at all:

Another Memory of Those Days (J).wsc
Beat Mania (J) [M].ws -flashmasta crashes while writing [128Mbit rom]
Cho Denki Card Battle Yofu Makai Kikuchi Shugo (J) [M].ws -becomes corrupt after starting
Dokodemo Hamster For WonderSwan (J) [M].ws -loops back to title screen
From TV Animation One Piece Niji No Shima Densetsu (J).wsc -does not start
Guilty Gear Petit (J).wsc -freezes after character selection
Meitantei Conan - Majutsushi no Chousenjou! (J) [M][!].ws -does not start
Meitantei Conan - Nishi no Meitantei Saidai no Kiki (J) [M].ws -does not start
Meitantei Conan - Yugure no Koujo (J).wsc -does not start
Inuyasha - Kagome no Yume Nikki (J).wsc -Does not start
Lode Runner (J) [M].ws -freezes on "story" selection
Riviera (J).wsc -freezes on start
Sangokushi for WonderSwan (J) [M].ws -crashes on opening screen
Sangokushi II Rekishi Simulation for WonderSwan (J) [M].ws -you have to be fast selecting at startup

These games work but have no working EEPROM patch [no save]:

Digital Monster Card Game for WonderSwanColor (J).wsc
Digital Monsters D Project (J).wsc
Hunter X Hunter - Ichi O Tsugu Mono (J) [M].ws
Itou Jun Ni Uzumaki Noroi Simulation [J] [M].ws
Kinnikuman Nisei Choujin Seisenshi (J).wsc
Kinnikuman Second Generations Dream Tag Match (J).wsc
Kurupara! (J).wsc
Raku Jongg (J).wsc
Tare Panda no Gunpey (J) [M].ws
Terrors 2 (J).wsc
Tetris (J).wsc
Tonpusou (J).wsc
Uzumaki - Denshi Kaiki Hen [J] [M].ws
With You - Mitsumete Itai (J).wsc
X -Card of Fate (TV animation X) (J).wsc
*I'm not finished confirming all the save patches, so this list may grow.

One last thing, Tetris (J) [!].wsc -plays in mono not in color on a Swancrystal.

(07-14-2016, 10:23 PM)Juhn Wrote: Need to be tested : 

Armored Unit (J) [M][f1].ws
Golden Axe (J) [t1].wsc
Gorakuoh TANGO! (J) [M][f1].ws
Guilty Gear Petit 2 (J) [t1].wsc
Nazo Ou Pocket (J) [M][f1].ws
Nice On (J) [M][f1].ws
One Piece - Mezase Kaizoku Ou (J) [M][f1].ws
Ouchan no Oekaki Logic (J) [M][f1].ws
Pocket no Naka no Doraemon (J) [f1].wsc
Sennou Millenium (J) [M][f1].ws
Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling Toukon Retsuden (J) [M][f1].ws
Slither Link (J) [M][f1].ws
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Hi, just got a WS Flash Masta, but can't install the USB drivers with Zadig for some reason.
The LED lights up and it shows up as "Unknown Device" (with a USB ID of 0000 0000) in Zadig, but none of the drivers will install.

Tried unplugging it and replugging it about 20 times, and also used two of the USB hubs I have on hand, but nothing worked.

edit: Got it working by trying some other USB cables, sorry for any trouble!
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(07-19-2018, 04:19 PM)Chael Wrote: So Juhn did his tests with the GoodWSX3.14 set but there is a 3.27 set now. Anyone has tested/could test if these games and eeprom patches still don't work ? Especially interesting to know since it's gonna back in stock soon.

These are the differences between GoodWSx 3.14 and 3.27:


Additions:

Crazy Climber (J) [M][T+Rus_Cool-Spot].ws
Digimon Adventure 02 - D1 Tamers (J) [T+Eng0.1-20060425_DigitalZero Domain]
Digimon Adventure 02 - Tag Tamers (J) [M][T-Eng0.25.2-20030924_PmHacks].ws
Display a Picture Sample 2006 by Tharo Herberg (PD).wsc
Finally by Titan (V_Emu) (PD).wsc
Finally by Titan (V_Hw) (PD).wsc
From TV Animation - One Piece - Mezase Kaizoku Ou by QQture (Hack) [M].ws
From TV Animation - One Piece - Treasure Wars by QQture (Hack).wsc
From TV Animation - One Piece - Treasure Wars 2 - Buggy Land e Youkoso by QQture (Hack).wsc
Inu Yasha - Kagome's Warring States Period Diary by QQture (Hack).wsc
Inu Yasha Kagome no Yumenikki by QQture (Hack).wsc
Kaze no Klonoa - Moonlight Museum (J) [M][a1].ws
Kaze no Klonoa - Moonlight Museum (J) [M][a2].ws
Kaze no Klonoa - Moonlight Museum (J) [M][a3].ws
Makai Toushi Sa-Ga (J) [T+Eng1.0_Tower Reversed].wsc
Makaimura (J) [M][b1].ws
Makaimura (J) [M][b2].ws
Makaimura (J) [M][b3].ws
Makaimura (J) [M][t2].ws
Rockman & Forte - Mirai Kara no Chousen Sha (J) [M][t1] (Invincible).ws
Rockman EXE WS (J) [T+Eng].wsc
Rockman EXE WS (J) [t1] (Invincible).wsc
Rockman EXE-N1 Prequel by QQture (Hack).wsc
Starship Full (PD).wsc
Starship Full [M] (PD).ws
Swandriving (PD).wsc
Taikyoku Igo - Heisei Kiin (J) [M][o1].wsc
Trump Collection 2 - Bottom-Up Teki Sekaiisshuu no Tabi (J) [M][!].ws
Wonderswan Color Clean Example 2008 by orion (PD).wsc


Old ROMs renamed:

Final Lap Special (J) [!].wsc > Final Lap Special - GT & Formula Machine (J) [!].wsc
Final Lap Special (J) [f1].wsc > Final Lap Special - GT & Formula Machine (J) [f1].wsc
Gensou Maden Saiyuuki Retribution (J) [!].wsc > Gensou Maden Saiyuuki Retribution - Hi no Ataru Basho de (J) [!].wsc
Gensou Maden Saiyuuki Retribution (J) [f1].wsc > Gensou Maden Saiyuuki Retribution - Hi no Ataru Basho de (J) [f1].wsc
One Piece - Grand Battle Swan Colloseum (J).wsc > From TV Animation - One Piece - Grand Battle Swan Colloseum (J).wsc
Rockman & Forte - Mirai Kara no Chousen Sha (J) [M][t1].ws > Rockman & Forte - Mirai Kara no Chousen Sha (J) [M][t2].ws
Trump Collection 2 (J) [M][!].ws > Trump Collection 2 - Bottom-Up Teki Sekaiisshuu no Tabi (J) [M][o1].ws

None of these represent any improvement over the previous set in terms of the Flash Masta. The only addition is Inu Yasha Kagome no Yumenikki by QQture (Hack).wsc which still does not work.
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I do have some good news though. I got inspired and fixed a bunch of roms so that they now save correctly with Flash Masta. So far I've got these working:

Digimon Tamers - Brave Tamer
Hunter X Hunter - Ichi O Tsugu Mono
Itou Jun Ni Uzumaki Noroi Simulation
Kurupara!
X - Card of Fate
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