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Game won't recognize memory card
#1
Recently, I've been playing MGS3: Subsistence Disk 1 and Disk 2 and it has been working perfectly. Until today, that is. I booted up Disk 1, hoping to continue where I left off, but it couldn't load my save file! I tried booting up Disk 2 (whose save file was also on Memory Card 1) and worked just fine. This problem seems to be isolated to Disk 1. Could anyone help me?
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#2
are you using a folder memorycard by chance?

if so I need to know the serial (SL#S bit and following numbers) that you get for each disc.
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#3
(07-08-2016, 02:52 PM)refraction Wrote: are you using a folder memorycard by chance?

if so I need to know the serial (SL#S bit and following numbers) that you get for each disc.

What do I do with the serial?
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#4
Type it here Tongue I need the one from each disc, not just one of them.

Once you've done that, I can tell you what to do next
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(07-08-2016, 03:19 PM)refraction Wrote: Type it here Tongue I need the one from each disc, not just one of them.

Once you've done that, I can tell you what to do next

Disk 1: SLUS-21359
Disk 2: SLUS-21243
Here you go! Biggrin
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#6
ok open the gamedb.dbf file in a text editor of some kind and find this entry

Code:
---------------------------------------------
Serial = SLUS-21359
Name   = Metal Gear Solid 3 - Subsistence [Disc1of3]
Region = NTSC-U
Compat = 5
---------------------------------------------

once you have found it, add this line before the last line of ----'s so it looks like this

Code:
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Serial = SLUS-21359
Name   = Metal Gear Solid 3 - Subsistence [Disc1of3]
Region = NTSC-U
Compat = 5
MemCardFilter = SLUS-21243/SLUS-21359
---------------------------------------------

You should see Disc3of3 right underneath that one which does a very similar thing.
Then save, that should do it Smile
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(07-08-2016, 03:44 PM)refraction Wrote: ok open the gamedb.dbf file in a text editor of some kind and find this entry

Code:
---------------------------------------------
Serial = SLUS-21359
Name   = Metal Gear Solid 3 - Subsistence [Disc1of3]
Region = NTSC-U
Compat = 5
---------------------------------------------

once you have found it, add this line before the last line of ----'s so it looks like this

Code:
---------------------------------------------
Serial = SLUS-21359
Name   = Metal Gear Solid 3 - Subsistence [Disc1of3]
Region = NTSC-U
Compat = 5
MemCardFilter = SLUS-21243/SLUS-21359
---------------------------------------------

You should see Disc3of3 right underneath that one which does a very similar thing.
Then save, that should do it Smile

I opened GameIndex.dbf, and was greeted by the following:
Code:
---------------------------------------------
Serial = SLUS-21243
Name   = Metal Gear Solid 3 - Subsistence
Region = NTSC-U
Compat = 5
---------------------------------------------
and:

Code:
Serial = SLUS-21359
Name   = Metal Gear Solid 3 - Subsistence [Limited Edition] [Disc2of3]
Region = NTSC-U
Compat = 5
---------------------------------------------
Why are the serials switched around? Should I proceed?
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#8
I tried, having only switched the serials around, but it still doesn't work. The emulator recognizes the memory cards until I attempt to load the save file, and only then does it start saying that there is no memory card! I'm confused.
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#9
No you don't switch those serials around, you were supposed to add this line to the bottom, just above the long ---- line
Code:
MemCardFilter = SLUS-21243/SLUS-21359
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(07-08-2016, 04:09 PM)refraction Wrote: No you don't switch those serials around, you were supposed to add this line to the bottom, just above the long ---- line
Code:
MemCardFilter = SLUS-21243/SLUS-21359

It still doesn't seem to work...
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