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#1 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:38 PM

This is the number one thing that drives me nuts about the 3DO; saving.   There is very little save memory (32kb sram); and no way to get in to manage saves unless you are playing a game and run out of memory.  THEN you have to guess what you are deleting since most of the file names are nonsense.  

 

Does anyone know a fool proof easy disk to get into the memory manager?  I believe it's on one of the demo/sample disks but I went into three the other day and couldn't find it.  Why they would not allow you to access this when no disk is inserted is beyond me. 

 

There is the "japan only" 256 KB memory unit but it's like $200 bucks, which is a joke.  Anyone have one?

 

Also---If you remove your optical drive with the SD Card unit; i wonder if you can do save states to that unit; or if it still goes into the system sram?

 

Oh well; any help appreciated as this frequently irritates the hell out of me when going on long 3DO gaming bouts. 

 

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Edited by travistouchdown, Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:39 PM.


#2 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:51 PM

I thought the Game Guru had a save manager?

#3 travistouchdown OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:07 PM

It does but i don't have a copy and they are as rare and expensive as the actual memory units now.  Only copy on ebay going for $150.  AND they don't actually add any memory just a file manager.   Maybe I can find a repro of it on Etsy?



#4 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:19 PM

I find that hard to believe. I tried selling one here last year and it sat. I think I had to part it for $20. Just be patient and others will come up.

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Posted Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:01 PM

Or just burn a copy, 3DO handles backups well........



#6 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:51 PM

Or just burn a copy, 3DO handles backups well........


This, times ten.

#7 madman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:25 AM

$200 bucks is a lot of dollar bucks indeed. Don't all the demo discs have a memory manager?



#8 Montrealer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:15 PM

Hell and Wolfenstein have memory managers you can access.

I think maybe Phoenix 3 does, too.

 

 

Get and FZ-10 and you'll have it built in.







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