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Old 09-06-06, 07:48 AM
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Playstation Memory card help

Using a third-party Playstation memory card with Final Fantasy 7 on my PS2, go to save last night, and the file shows up, all is well. However, whenever I subsequently save, it shows no previous save files. At this point I'm getting concerned, so I save once more, hit reset and fire it up...yep, no save files. Is the card just DOA,or is there something else I need to do when playing playstation games/memory cards on the PS2? It's a newer model, slim PS2.
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Old 09-06-06, 11:36 AM
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Did it ask you to format the memory card? Try booting up and using the browser to select the memory card.
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Old 09-06-06, 11:43 AM
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Third party memory cards are garbage, end of story. You need to locate a first party card.
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Old 09-06-06, 11:45 AM
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Exact same thing happened to me twice on DW7. Playing it on a PS2 with a 3rd party memory card. 1st time, it just said the file was corrupt (mind you, this was about 55 hours into the game).

A few months later, I built the resolve to start over, this time periodically backing up my generic PS1 file to my PS2 card for safe-keeping. I think, it has been a long time. Eventually my generic PS1 gave out again AT THE SAME POINT in the game. I bought a 1st party card and moved my backup file to it and never had a problem again.

Moral of the story, stay away from 3rd party memory units.
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Old 09-06-06, 02:01 PM
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Sounds like we have a concensus here - 3rd party cards are junk. Can anyone recommend a good deal on an official PS1 memory card?
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Old 09-06-06, 02:31 PM
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Sounds like we have a concensus here - 3rd party cards are junk. Can anyone recommend a good deal on an official PS1 memory card?
If you have a lot of EBs/GameStops in your area check them out, they'll be mixed in with the crap but they're all the same price ($3).
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Old 09-06-06, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
Third party memory cards are garbage, end of story. You need to locate a first party card.
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