Re: Gold and Silver saves GONE on 1/1/11?
Mr. Resetti cracked me up! I played Animal Crossing far longer than I ever thought I would,considering I don't really like the style of the art in the game.
I think the original Pokemon Mystery Dungeon penalizes you for resetting instead of just taking your lumps when you faint in dungeons, but the newer versions don't seem to.
I never did mess with my clocks, although in one game I had a problem with a thread getting caught across the contacts in one old silver game. I had some really strange stuff turn up in that game like pokemon carrying bicycles.
I won't feel so bad when the crystal ones die -- they don't have all the tournament pokemon and event pokemon, and the shinies on them, I'll move the few of them left out onto the Stadium II cart.
I'd have felt a LOT worse loosing the save games when I was still campaigning with this cart, now it was just sort of a cool thing to show the pokemon off.
And the BEDROOMS. I had a pikachu bed, giant Lapras doll, Pikachu poster... Grrr. Wish I had pictures! That was a GREAT room. On gold the room was all pink and had the Jigglypuff poster.
Thank you everyone for your ideas and memories of your games.
Putting in a new battery has brought the cart back to life, but I will probably only keep it as a curiosity now.