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Any Way to UN-corrupt a Gamecube Memory Card? (AKA: Oh God Help Me!)


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Ok so I own a PAL cube and imported the US version of RE4 and a freeloader. I played away on it last night on the mercenaries to try for five stars etc; everything fine. My sister played Donkey Konga today (PAL version) with the US memory card still in slot 1. I tried playing RE4 a short while ago and it tells me my memory card is corrupted and needs to be formatted. I would lose my hard earned cash in the two playthroughs (nearly enough for chicago typewriter) and all my mercenaries scores etc.

 

So can this be fixed or do I have to tell my parents to have another child as their only girl will be hospitalised soon? :(

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I had a problem with this a while ago. I have a modified Japanese GameCube that can play Japanese and American games at the flip of a switch. Because you can't save games from different regions on the same memory card, I had two of them -- one for each region. One day, I decided to play a little F-Zero GX, which happens to be one of the Japanese games I own. Being the complete scatter brain I am, I neglected to remove my American memory card from slot A. Naturally, the GameCube, which was in Japanese mode, asked me if I wanted to format my card, and when it asked, it did so in Japanese. I figured the game was asking me if I wanted to display the game in progressive scan mode like it usually does, so I just hit the A button as per usual. Let's just say that I wasn't very happy when I realized what I had done.

 

I wish I could help you out, but like Brian says, I think you're screwed. Be sure to bring your sister flowers when you visit her in the hospital. ;)

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Cheers anyway folks.

 

I DO have seperate memory cards for different regions for my cube, its just I way playing RE4 and left the US one in and my sister, unaware of the different cards, just threw in konga and played away and must have saved the game or something. And I had all the bottlecaps from the shooting gallery mini-games on RE4 too. UGH...

 

"Hey there baby, wanna kill all humans?" -- Bender

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Don't do anything rash or premature. Before you reformat the card, try plugging and unplugging it a bunch of times. One of my third party GC memory cards tried to pretend it was corrupt, but I was able to get it to work after messing with it for a few minutes.

 

This might not be applicable to your situation though since I only played US games on my GC.

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Yeah I tried lots of stuff along those lines; unplugging it and so forth, but nothing worked. Its third party. The system I have for my different regions on the PS2 is a blue and red memory card, so I'm just going to buy two official GC cards (This is the end of the third party days for cards at least) prefferably different colours and have a good sit down with sis to go over the rules ("DON'T F****ng TOUCH the red card, RED = danger to both saves and your health. Understand?!!!?" and so on)

 

Just started RE4 again. Played up to the dynamite folks in the third area and just got sad for not having my fully upgraded rifle :bh

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Oh dear lord..... The semi-plus side is that you get to enjoy the fruits of RE4 again, however as you know when I was working through it for the first time, a save at around the twelve hour mark decided to tell me my card needed reformatting. This was an official Nintendo card, but thankfully I managed to unplug the card and insert it again to rectify the issue. If that had not worked then believe you me, the people of this forum would have heard about it. :)

 

Daniel

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I know RE:4 doesn't want to know about the card, but does the dashboard?

 

1) Freeloader doesn't alter the gamesave region. This can cause all sorts of fun with Japanese games, as some of them don't like the look of the save ever, plus you can't use a Japanese save made with Freeloader on a genuine Japanese console or vice versa.

 

2) UK and US cards are the same format anyway; it's a language issue, not a regioning one.

 

I've got all my US saves on the same official 251 card as my UK saves, and I've never had a problem (touch wood). It's more likely coincidence, actually.

 

edit - in fact, haven seen Dan's last reply, it's even more likely a problem in RE4.

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No. I tried the cube's splash menu and it said in there that the card was corrupt and needed to be formatted. Actually I've played RE4 and saved it on the first typewriter I found. I tried to save again after and I got some more crap about the card being corrupted and then when I tried again later it was fine so I personally think the card itself is just dodgy.

 

Still the moral of the story remains, "everything sucks". :bh

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