Well, I’ve noticed my memory card got corrupt data, quite a few times. I mean, I can save/load, but on certain games, it saves as Corrupt Data, and cannot be re-loaded. I think my memory card is truly phucked. I once had over 999 MB on one file, when the maximum capacity is 8 MB. Don’t ask, please, don’t ask.
It just corrupts when trying to save Screenshots for Camera Mode in Metal Gear Solid 2: SoL. And the one time when trying to save in SSX Tricky, it saved properly, but I left the game for like, 6 months, came back, and BAM, it’s corrupt.
That’s more or less right, I’ve had nothing but bad experiences with third party hardware. Well, my PS2 non-Sony memory card has held up nicely, but the PSX one I had was a nightmare. And let’s not forget the problems with using third party GCN-GBA cables (that is, two games use them, and one refuses to recognise it if it’s third party. So it’s kind of a waste).
Yeah, I guess I bought some 3rd party S-Video cables… Dang. OK, so anything made by Pelican or Madcatz (and all the crap that isnt as good as THEM…) blows. blows blows blows… Deserves to die… and blows.
While there are always exceptions, the lower production cost, however of the 3rd party perefrials makes them more likely to mess up before your quality ones that were crafted by the same company that the console itself comes from.
Yes. But only the official Sony PS1 one I had some time ago and only once… right in the middle of a FIFA 98 tournament I was hosting as a fantasy-league type affair for a few mates. X-( Fuck! All the other ones, 3rd party inclusive, have worked out fine.
Here’s a page featuring memory card “horror stories”, mainly concerning Interact’s unlicensed PSX and Saturn memory cards and cartridges. WD actually nearly got sued by Interact for putting this up because it was giving the company a bad name. 8)