VMU Problems

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VMU Problems

Post by Superstrider » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:05 am

When I play emulators like NesterDC SE and GNUBoy, They try to save to my VMU, but fail... On top of that, they eat up blocks on the card that I cannot seem to delete... (It says that the space is being used, but there is no visible file that the Dreamcast can Identify...) Is there anyway I can fix this without reformating my VMU? (I have some save files that cannot be moved to other memory cards, like Sonic Shuffle, so I'd like to preserve the data that I have.)
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Post by Juan » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:55 am

That's weird. If you don't want to wait for a proper reply, you could try using VMU Tool / Dream Explorer to browse your VMU in more exhaustive ways.
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Post by Superstrider » Mon May 07, 2007 11:45 am

It didn't help with removing those hidden files... On top of that, that program has trouble recognizing my VMU. Maybe its because my VMU is an ordinary memory card, instead of the Digital VMU's most common with Dreamcasts. Is there anything I can do?
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Post by Sweater Fish » Mon May 07, 2007 5:39 pm

DreamExplorer has no trouble recognizing non-visual memory units, at least not in my experience with a number of different models.

It sounds like your card may be corrupted. You should try to get all your files off of it and format it. Even after the format, I wouldn't recommend keeping any important saves on it.


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Post by Superstrider » Mon May 07, 2007 9:42 pm

How do I get my files off of it? I do not have a second VMU... And even if I did, I have saves on there that cannot be transfered to other memory cards, like Soul Calibur, Sonic Shuffle, and Project Justice...
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Post by TopSpot123 » Mon May 07, 2007 10:54 pm

First I would get a new memory card somewhere.
Secondly on games like Soul Caliber you can boot up your save in the game and then resave it on a different memory card. I've had to do it many times myself. May work with Sonic Shuffle, but I don't remember.
Lastly, ever since I found the VMU Tool / Dream Explorer it makes all that crap super easy by giving you control over the copy protection.

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Re: VMU Problems

Post by Superstrider » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:16 pm

Sorry for reviving an old topic, but...

VMU Tool is not helping me... It won't even allow me to reformat the damn memory card in order to start from scratch... Whenever I try to do anything with VMU Tool/Dream Explorer, it reads my memory card for a few seconds, then says that I have no VMU loaded... WHAT SHOULD I DO?!
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Re: VMU Problems

Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:11 pm

Seems you really need a new VMU...
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Re: VMU Problems

Post by Superstrider » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:17 am

Yeah... I just bought one off eBay... Still waiting for it to come in... I've decided that my memory card is beyond hope... :cry:
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